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 http://www.nozsports-peiseyvallandry.com 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.
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 sent 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.
Use this guide to work out your levels
Level 1 - This is my first time skiing ever!
Level 2 - I have tried skiing on snow or on a dry slope and find green runs a challenge.
Level 3 - I can control my speed and turn on green slopes using a snowplough.
Level 4 - I ski confidently parallel on blue runs. The plough comes back when it gets steep, narrow or icy.
Level 5 I - ski red runs in good conditions. I enjoy speed, but struggle on bumps, steeps and ice.
Level 6 - I can get down most blacks, and want to improve my off-piste skills.
Level 7 - I can ski ‘everywhere’. Blacks are no problem and I enjoy off-piste.
Arrows I can ski a green run, controlling my speed, use a drag lift and might have tried a blue run.
Bombers I can ‘bomb’ down blue runs and sometimes get down a red run as well.
Rockets I can ski ‘everywhere’ – reds and beyond.
Teenage For 13-16 Year olds who want to have fun Clinics and develop their skiing. These clinics run during holiday weeks for Levels 4-7 only.
Adult Morning Courses
(For levels 1-5, Sun/Mon-Fri, 9:15/11:30 start)
5 day 199€ 2hrs per day 2 – 8 per group
6 day 239€ 2hrs per day 2 – 8 per group
They run children’s lessons in Les Arcs for children aged 5-13yrs, as well as their new course for teens. Unfortunately they do not currently offer lessons for children under 5 in Les Arcs.
Children’s group lessons only run during the school holidays. Private lessons are available outside those periods.
Childrens’ Morning Courses
Mon/Friday 2 hrs per day age 4-5 yrs 239 euros (2 – 6 max in group) Lesson starts at 11h30
Sun/Friday 2 hrs per day age 4-5 yrs 279 euros (2-6 max in group) Lessons start at 11h30
Xmas and New Year
3 DAYS 3 hrs per day age 5 – 14 yrs 199 euros ( max 6 in group) SUN - TUES/WED -FRI
4 DAYS 3 hrs per day age 5 – 14 yrs 259 euros (max 6 in group) SUN - TUES/WED - FRIDAY
Age 5 -14 yrs 4 hrs 25 per day Mon/Friday 449 euros (start at 9h15) 2-8 per group
Age 5-14 yrs 4 hrs25 per day Sun/Friday 489 euros (start at 9h15) 2 – 8 per group
New for this season - You can upgrade for all levels except the Whippersnappers (4 - 5 yr olds) for 100 euros to include 2 afternoon sessions and lunch (provided) 100 euros which then means the kids are taken care of for 2 full days so you don't have to rush back! Finish at 4h30.
Teen Lessons (Slide Academy) Age 13 - 16 yrs Mon, Wed and Friday 14h - 16h30 Levels 5 -7 219 euros (Christmas and New Year)
255 euros (Half Term and Easter)
Private Lessons (Ski and Snowboard)
For each additional person
2hr 169€ 1 – 2 people add 20€ extra persons
2.5hr 209€ 1 – 2 add 25€
3hr 239€ 1 – 2 add 30€
4h 309 euros
6hr (All Day) 450€ 1 - 3 people then add 50 euros for an extra person.
Afternoon Technical Clinics
169 euros 3 – 6 per clinic - choose from techniques that you want to refresh ie. parallel clinic (choice of 4 different clinics)
Book with confidence – Clinics are always guaranteed to run
They also offer other types of lessons for Warm up sessions, Off Piste skiing, skills sessions etc - ask for details. There are such a variety of clinics, tell me what you're after and we'll see where they can slot you in!
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 €
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 better 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 https://www.peiseyvallandry-skischool.co.uk/ - some people have found their booking system complicated so if you have any problems please ask.
Evolution 2 Ski School
A French ski school but their instructors do speak English - small groups and private lessons so also recommended