Ski hire & ski lessons

Ski Hire in Peisey Les Arcs

We use Sport 2000 (Noz Sports) in Plan Peisey, who offer not only a range of skis and boards but also discount to our guests.  Helmets are available too. Here is the link   They also will kindly look after the equipment overnight so you can walk to the lift in normal boots and not worry about lugging gear back and forth.  You can either book directly or just send me a list of name, height, level of skier, and shoe size and they will then arrange for when you arrive.  The latter option means that you only pay for the days used at the end of the period and incase of an accident, would not have to claim back on insurance for lost days on pre-booked/purchased ski hire.

We also work with another company but the locker option is not available. will deliver to the door and collect at the end of the week. 

Rental Republic is an excellent personal ski and snowboard butler service.  They deliver to your door, and fit you right there, taking all the hassle out of ski hire.  No more queueing or walking to shops ever! They do fittings until 10pm everyday so you can get out on the slopes for first lift.

When your technician is 20 minutes away from your accommodation he'll send you a text to let you know so you don't have to hang around waiting.  Each person then gets a personal equipment fitting from the technicians who carry lots of spare boots, skis and boards and are trained to pass on their tips and tricks for comfy feet.

Need support in resort? Rental Republic are just a Text message away - They aim to be with you within an hour between 8am and 10pm,  7 days a week. They collect everything! They will send you a text on the morning of your departure with a collection time slot!

Sometimes it is possible to pay for a locker in Plan Peisey but its on a first come basis. 

Ski Lessons

It is advisable to book in advance especially during the peak weeks to avoid disappointment.  I am happy to do this for you.  .

To book ski lessons, I require the name, adult or child (age for child), level of proficiency, ski school preferred, type of lesson.  I will also need a credit card number to reserve – this can be phoned or sent via our secure online form.  There is a choice of a couple of ski schools in our resort – each offering something different, be it set group lessons, more flexibility and choice or English instructors.  I can also recommend Sian Mcloughlin at SianSki who has recently set up her own business doing private lessons and at a reasonable cost!   I can send you a booking form to complete for lessons.

New Generation  (English Ski School)

They have limited instructors so early booking is absolutely necessary.  New Generation run a superb English ski school which offers smaller group lessons and private lessons.  They are great for those that take their skiing seriously and want to advance quicker or for those that want a lesson in pure English!  We are happy to book the lessons or you can contact them direct, but be sure to explain which chalet you are staying in – you will not make a 9.00 am meeting time in Vallandry unless you have your own car, so aim for 11.30 or noon. 

Please ask about Xmas, New Year and Half term timings and lesson types as they are run slightly different.

Adult levels

Level 1 - This is my first time, or maybe I’ve had a taster. I’m learning how to stop, turn, take lifts and ski safely.

Level 2 - I can snowplough turn competently on green runs.

Level 3 - I’m comfortable on green and easy blue runs. I’m learning and advancing towards parallel turning.

Level 4 - I can already consistently perform basic parallel turns and feel happy on groomed red runs.

Level 5 - I’m happy tackling all pistes in a confident parallel.

Level 6 - I’m happy skiing everywhere parallel, and in varying conditions on or off-piste, steep or bumpy. I just want to get better.


Whippersnappers (4-5yrs) - This is my first time.

Wallabies (6-12yrs)- This is my first time.

Arrows (6-12yrs) - I can already take lifts (drag/chair) and ski green runs doing good plough turns.

Young Arrows (5-7yrs) - Arrows standard but 5-7yrs only.

Bombers (6-12yrs) - I can happily bomb down blue runs but my skis aren’t always parallel.

Rockets (8-13yrs)-  I can already ski parallel turns down red slopes.

Freeride (10-13yrs) - I am a strong parallel skier that can ski on all pistes without any trouble. I want an adventure and to master all types of terrain and conditions.

Snowboard Levels

Level 1 - I am a complete beginner or I have done an hour or two on a snowboard.

Level 2 - I can turn heelside to toeside and toeside to heelside on easy terrain such as a green run, snowdome, or dry slope.

Level 3 - I can ride and turn on blue runs. On green runs, I link my turns and carry my speed from one turn to the next.

Level 4 - I’m happy riding on red runs. I can ride fast on easy slopes. I can make basic switch turns on easy slopes.

Peak weeks -

Christmas & New Year: 16th Dec – 5th Jan
February Half Term: 10th Feb – 2nd Mar
Easter: 31st Mar – 27th Apr

Adult Group Lessons (Age 13 plus)

Mon - Friday 9.00/9.15 - or 11h30 for 2 hours 5 days

2 - 8 per group Level 1 - 4    220 euros per person

6 days - Sun - Friday Level 1 - 2    260 euros

Non-peak weeks - they offer a free afternoon session on Monday to beginners to give them a boost! Anyone wanting to start on Sunday its free to beginners (40 euros to intermediates)

Beginners  9.00/9.15 start  Mon: 4hrs  Tue – Thu: 2hrs  Fri: 4hrs  Level 1   250 euros (2 - 6 in group)

Intermediates As above but no afternoon session on monday afternoon  250 euros p/p  (2 - 6 in group)

Children’s group lessons 

Peak weeks

Whippersnappers  - Sun/Mon - Fri  11h30 - 2 hours 2 - 6 in group  250/290 euros

All other levels 5 days Mon - Fri from 9.00 - 4.5 hours 2 - 8 in group 450 euros

Add 40 euros for Sunday 2 hour session

Non -peak weeks

Whippersnappers - as above

Other levels - Mon - Thurs 3 hours and Friday 4 hours 350 euros

For 6 days 390 euros

Private Lessons (Ski and Snowboard)

New Year: 30th Dec – 5th Jan/February Half Term: 17th -23rd Feb

2hr 190€ 1 – 2 people add 10€ extra person per hour

3hr 275€ 1 – 2 add 10€ extra person per hour

4h  360 euros 1 - 2 people add 10 euros per extra person per hour

All other weeks

2 hours 175 euros  / 3 hours 250 euros / 6 hours 460 euros  (1 - 2 ppl in group - add 10 euros per person per hour for extras)

Clinics - (Skiing and Snowboarding for those who can get down anything!)

Piste Performance (Level 4) / All Mountain Explorer (Level 5) / All Mountain Adventure (Level 6)

Snowborading - Confident Rider (Level 4) / All Mountain Adventure (Level 5)

Tues & Thurs (4hrs* per day) 9h/9h30 or 11h30 2 - 6 in group 190 euros p/p

New Gen also offer off piste lessons/trips and group lessons for teens so if you can't see what you want here, contact us or them for more information.

Private Lessons with English instructor

SianSki is a new ski school this season - an ex instructor from New Generation who offers private lessons at a reasonable price - as she is just one person she will get booked up quickly so early booking is advised!

Mornings  9.15 - 12.15pm, Afternoons 1.15 - 4.15pm   Sian can also do a Full Day (6 hours)

 1 or 2 people = 195 €    3 or 4 people  =  220 €

Snowboarding Lessons

The new snowboarding school has opened this year and will do small groups of 4 minimum and private lessons.  They are based in Bourg but will come up to Peisey.  Rather than being skiers that teach boarding, they are snowboarding specialists and are passionate about teaching the sport - to children as well as to adults.  They speak English too!  I have had great reviews from guests who used this school last season so can highly recommend them.


The French ski school who offer cheaper group lessons but generally are bigger groups than New Generation.  They also offer private lessons which are a reasonable price but please ask for the recommended ski instructors (from me)

Be sure to book at the right centre otherwise you will have to trek over to Vallandry - you need the one at Plan Peisey!   The link to their site is - some people have found their booking system complicated so if you have any problems please ask.






  • Hi, I am sorry its taken so long, but I just wanted to say a big thank you to you and your staff. We loved the chalet. We had a fab time and could not have wished for more. Two very new skiers now hooked and one with rekindled passion. Thank you again Martin, Lou and James
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  • Thanks for a great week – your organisation was faultless with ski passes and lessons available as promised on arrival, the ski hire was so convenient being run “in house” and the quality met everyones requirements. Transfers were the easiest I have experienced in 30 years of skiing
    Richard Abbott
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    Jane Blake