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Val Thorens Ski Schools

Are lift passes included in the ski lessons at Val Thorens?

There are two ski passes available at Val Thorens; the Les 3 Vallées ski pass (which covers the Val Thorens local ski area including Orelle and the rest of the Three Valleys) and the Val Thorens-Orelle ski pass which only covers the slopes around the resort. Neither of these ski passes are included in the ski lessons at any of the ski schools in Val Thorens as the ski passes must be purchased separately. However, Val Thorens has been known to have beginner discounts in the past which granted access to the nursery slopes via the Plein Sud (Cairn gondola), Péclet (Two Lacs) and Caron (Caron cable car). These discounts are subject to change by the resort; please enquire for any available beginner discounts prior to securing a ski pass. For more information, check out our Val Thorens ski pass page.

How can I book a ski lesson at Val Thorens?

You can book any ski lessons Val Thorens has available at any of the ski schools on the resort. You may do this by going to any of the schools and inquire upon arrival at the resort, however, a much easier method will be to book it with us directly online as you complete your ski holiday package. It is possibly one of the simplest and most hassle free methods of booking your Val Thorens ski school. We will simply just include it in your holiday package as you make your order. It saves you the time, energy and potential inconvenience of having to arrive at the resort and visiting the ski school directly.

What type of ski lessons should I book at Val Thorens?

The ski schools at Val Thorens offer a varying selection of lessons across different ski ability levels. Contrary to the general perception that ski schools are for only beginners and children, ski lessons range from beginner and first-timer level up to confident intermediate who perhaps need lessons on tackling off-piste and challenging terrain on the slopes. The ski lessons are administered either as a group format or private, individual lessons on a one-to-one basis. The group formats can include up to 8 skiers at once; grouping skiers together based on their ski ability levels. This format is most advisable for children and is favoured by most parents as it allows the children to learn from watching their peers as well as learning from their instructors. It is also a great way for them to make new friends with whom they can enjoy the experience together. Private, one-to-one lessons are likely to be costlier than group lessons, but may prove more effective as the dedicated time provided by the instructor will prove more beneficial for the learner. Although they are higher priced, fewer classes may be required as the learners are likely to pick up skiing at a much quicker rate thanks to the focused attention. Before choosing your ski lessons in Val Thorens, it is important to be fully aware of your skill level ( ensure you also check that of any other persons accompanying you on the lessons ) as this ensures that you are in the right class that caters to your immediate needs.

Why should I book my Val Thorens ski lessons with Erna Low?

At Erna Low, we have a very extensive history in the ski holiday industry dating back over 90 years. Throughout our experience we have formed great relationships and partnerships with some of the best and most well known ski schools based in Val Thorens and across the Alps in general. Our vantage point as one of the earliest in the industry has allowed us to choose the best instructors over the years based on a number of qualities that ensure that our customers are receiving the very best lessons. In addition, our ski school and ski lessons booking process are one of the easiest and most convenient to use. Whether you are making your holiday booking over the phone or online, it only takes a few clicks and a matter of minutes to secure and complete your booking for your Val Thorens ski lessons. The Three Valleys and Val Thorens in particular, are one of the Alps most frequented ski resorts which means that booking your classes with us, automatically places you ahead of the queue in securing a spot especially if you plan to visit Val Thorens during the peak seasons like half-term breaks where there will a large number of beginners and young children in need of lessons.

Are the ski lessons in Val Thorens in English?

Yes. All the lessons at Val Thorens at the Val Thorens ski schools are administered in English. We ensure that our partners have ski instructors who are multilingual and fluent in English. If you are enrolled in a group lesson that consists of other nationalities who speak a different language to English, the instructors will still be able to provide instructions in English without any issues. There are a large number of British and native English speaking instructors, so this will never be an issue.

Is it possible to rent or hire ski equipment for children for their ski lessons at Val Thorens?

Yes. The ski rental shops at Val Thorens have equipment suitable for children as young as 3 years of age. There will be equipment ready for hire for children across all age groups up until 18 years old. However, please note that ski equipment is hired separately and is not included in the cost of the ski lessons. The ski schools do not operate a ski hire service. You can hire your children’s ski equipment directly from us as well as part of your customised ski holiday package. It is just as easy as securing your ski lessons. Information on ski equipment hire for Val Thorens can be found here. Please do not hesitate to contact us directly for any further information or assistance with this.