Two great Ski Schools in Les Arcs for you ...

We recommend 2 ski schools in Les Arcs, New Generation in Vallandry, a wholly British Ski School who have an excellent reputation and were voted ‘No.1 Ski School’ by the ‘Which Guide’ and the ‘Snow Awards’ and the ESF, the French ski school in Plan Peisey. Lessons are booked online direct with the ski school. We strongly recommend booking in advance especially for peak periods when availability gets limited very quickly. We provide a comprehensive guide to their online booking systems. A rep from the schools will visit you as you settle into the ski chalet on arrival night and talk through the range of options, as well as giving us up-to-date information on snow conditions and events.

New Generation in Les Arcs...

New Generation ski school was founded in 1998 in Courchevel, France, and has been growing ever since. Set up by four British Ski instructors, New Generation now employs nearly 60 highly qualified coaches in eight of the top Alpine resorts (Courchevel 1650, Courchevel 1850, La Tania, Méribel, Tignes, Val d’Isère, Les Arcs and Verbier). New Generation enjoys an excellent reputation amongst the International ski community. In 2005, New Generation was voted ‘No.1 Ski School’ by the ‘Which Guide’ and the ‘Snow Awards’. If you book childcare with us, your children will be accompanied to and from the ski school meeting points by the nanny.

The small team of British instructors is led by John Thomas, an experienced coach and examiner in the British instructor system (BASI). Groups lessons are perfect for beginners to intermediates who will benefit from skiing with people of the same level and small groups (2-8). For those intermediates and beyond, who don’t want to be in ski school all week and are looking for a refresher, try the excellent Technical Clinics. The Clinics run for 2.5 hours on 2 afternoons and have a maximum of 6 people in them, providing a great way of picking up technical tips to work on during your holiday. If you are looking for something different then sign up to one of their PRO range programmes which cover everything from off-piste adventures to cruising the blues to video feedback assisted learning. If you fancy a one off session to work on a specific skill (bumps, park, off-piste, ice etc.) then join a SkillSession (Only 60 Euros!). Private lessons are available throughout the week for all levels. Children’s lessons run at peak periods, with a maximum of 8 in a group, emphasis is on a fun learning environment. All lessons are taught in English with a mainly British cliental.

Prices for New Generation 2013-2014 in Euros are as follows:

Adult Lessons
Group Lessons 5 days Beginner to Intermediate 189€
Group Lessons 6 days Beginner to Intermediate 229€
Private Lessons 2 hrs for 1-2 people 169€
Technical Clinics 2 afternoons Intermediate to Advanced 139€
Skill Sessions 1 afternoon Intermediate to Advanced 60€
ProXplore 2 days Intermediate to Advanced 99€

Child Lessons
Group Lessons 5 days Xmas/New Year 5 to 14 year olds 189€ (2hrs a day)
Group Lessons 6 days Xmas/New Year 5 to 14 year olds 229€ (2hrs a day)
Group Lessons 5 days Half Term/Easter 5 to 14 year olds 399€ (4.25hrs a day)

ESF in Les Arcs...

The other ski school we recommend is the ESF (Ecole de Ski Francais). As an independant franchise, the ESF have an excellent reputation and English speaking instructors, including fluent English speaking instructors available. At the end of the week ESF award their famous Etoiles (Star) badges depending on how well you have progressed. Group lessons are a maximum of 8 people (snowboard lessons are 8 max). Snowboard lessons are always in the afternoon to allow the snow to soften. Private lessons can be booked from 12.30 onwards.

Prices for ESF 2012-2013 in Euros are as follows:

Group Lessons 6 days
Adults or Children 2.5hrs am or pm Smart Lesson Children 2hrs midday
172€ 132€

Private Lessons

1 hr 6 hrs
1-2 people 39.50 218
3-5 people 51 283

Prices and lesson times depend on dates. These prices are quoted in Euros and are correct for Winter 2012/2013. The ESF offers lessons in off-piste skiing, Telemark, jumping etc. ESF can also cater for handicapped skiers (Handiski). Booking and payment is online direct with the ski school. We provide a comprehensive guide to making your booking online and are on hand to answer any questions you have along the way.

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