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Lessons & Guides

Ski School, Lessons & Mountain Guides

Ski & Snowboard Instruction; From Private & Group Lessons to Local Off Piste Experts

Sainte Foy’s lucky to have four excellent ski schools, offering group and private lessons, as well as a wealth of independent instructors and experienced guides. Whether you are just learning, want to improve your technique or plan to make the most of the offpiste opportunities there is plenty of choice, whatever your needs! 

Our Sales Team can help with pre-booking lessons & guides (recommended if you are holidaying during busy weeks), or our knowledgeable Concierge Team can advise on packages and options once you are in resort.

Snocool Ski & Snowboard School

Snocool have been offering tailor-made instruction for skiers and boarders throughout the Tarentaise Valley since 1998. Their English, Dutch, Russian, German and Italian-speaking instructors offer friendly, relaxed and flexible lessons. Group lessons for children are limited to just 6 kids per class, for guaranteed fun and progression. Their Kidz4 group, exclusively for 4-year olds has a maximum of 4 children per group. This popular group has proven very successful combining learning with fun games and challenges.  

Snocool also offer private lessons, off-piste guiding, snow-shoeing and heli-skiing sessions, which are available for full days or afternoons. Book for 30 minutes right up to 8 hours each day, you decide! Sounds great? Let us know your requirements and we’ll take it from there!

ESF – Ecole du Ski Française

ESF Sainte Foy have a young and vibrant team, offering group & private lessons for adults & children. Whether you’re a beginner or expert, skier or snowboarder, they will make your Sainte Foy ski trip a success.

ESF offer Club Piou Piou lessons, which are exclusively for 3-year olds. Offering a great facility for toddlers to learn how to move around on skis with their instructor in a fun protected area. Children can navigate obstacles, play games & challenges.

ESF and Sainte Foy Kids Club have teamed up to bring you an exclusive 5 or 6-day package for children aged 3-11 years that includes skiing, lunch and childcare all in one! Visit their website for full details & book online. Winter 18/19 bookings will open in September 2018.

PDS Academy Ski School

Formerly know as Apex Snowsports, PDS Academy are Sainte Foy’s first and only British ski and snowboard school, offering bespoke and flexible ski and snowboard lessons for all ages and abilities.

All of their instructors are British and are qualified to the highest possible level through the British ski and snowboard instructor system. Get in touch with us and our friendly team we will contact PDS Academy on your behalf, for your personalised lesson.

Evolution 2 Ski School

Evolution 2 offer group lessons for both adults and children; let the kids head off for a morning of fun in one of the Yeti/Junior Academy courses whilst you develop your technical skills or sample some of the amazing off piste itineraries on offer. Private lessons and guiding are available for 1 or 2 hours or book a full day to maximize your progression. They also offer snowshoe walks, dog sledding and paret outings (a paret is also known as a yooner, a type of small sled). Contact us with your ski & board abilities and and we will ask Evolution 2 for their recommendations.

Independent Instructor & Mountain Guides

Our knowledgeable Concierge team work with a fantastic network of independent instructors & local mountain guides in Sainte Foy. Hiring your own private guide can be the most flexible way to enjoy the mountains From introduction to off-piste, heli-skiing in Italy, backcountry skiing, ski touring, or any combination of activities. You can enjoy the flexibility of guiding to suit your ability, the weather & snow conditions. Whatever your objectives, we can team you up with a great guide to help you achieve your goals!

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