Many of Chamonix's ski schools have the laudable policy of keeping classes small which means that they are often full, especially during school holidays. Although we will try our utmost to get you into your desired ski school should you decide to have lessons when you turn up in resort the chance of getting places in your desired ski school will be greatly reduced; it really is best advised that you book your lessons when you book your holiday.
Although we are happy to give you advice on any of the following ski schools, the easiest and safest way for you to book instruction is by ringing (they all speak English), faxing or emailing them yourselves to be confident that you have booked classes that will be convenient and suitable.
We're also more than happy to advise, and help organise, the services of highly qualified and experienced mountain guides should you feel up to something more adventurous whilst you are out here. A wide range of activities are available including off piste skiing, heliskiing, avalanche awareness, ice climbing and the Vallee Blanche; and skiing with a guide can truly enhance your Chamonix experience. Chamonix Experience have a very good reputation and run a number of off piste courses as do Mountain Tracks
Should you need anymore information on any of the above activities, or any help or advice in booking the services of guides or lessons then please don't hesitate to contact our team.
Based in Les Houches. Small, independent ski school run by Regis Fleury, an ex-race trainer. Reliably high quality, good personal attention and great feedback from Chalet 1802 guests. Great for group or individual, private lessons. Highly recommended.
Flexible school offering short courses in small groups. Some British instructors. Good reputation.
A small team of friendly British instructors. Small groups. All ages and all levels welcome.
Private French ski school. Runs small group lessons.
Varying standards, large groups and some ropey English means this is the ski school we'd recommend last, in spite of its many excellent instructors. Often the only affordable choice if there are skiers of differing abilities. Specify someone young, English speaking and well suited to your level.