Ski and Snowboard Lessons

There are now many ski schools to choose from in resort; most of the ones below are based on the Pleney side and 3 are Avoriaz-based.

We understand that the choice can be a bit bewildering and so we can give advice about the ski schools to help you decide what's right for you, and we are happy to help you make your choices, but you will need to contact the ski schools direct, and book and pay for their courses and private lessons direct (with the exception of the Morzine ESF with whom we are permitted to liaise on your behalf for group lessons and Club des Piou-Piou only).

All ski schools are always very busy during the peak weeks so it is essential to book well in advance to avoid disappointment.

BASS Morzine

Run by Becci Malthouse and Jaz Lamb, has intensive courses and clinics for small numbers at all levels on the Pleney, as well as private lessons. Prices start at £165 to £200  for Developing or Performing group lessons for max 6 (adults) and £180 (adult 4 x 2 hr Introductory) and £85/hr for private lessons. For booking and information email or ring (0033) 450747859. 

Ecole de Ski Internationale

Run 5 or 6 day beginners' and improvers' courses and private lessons for English as well as French speakers, on the Pleney, from €180 - €270 for 5 days' lessons for adults or children (max 6 per class for beginners, max 8 for all other levels) and can be contacted by email on or tel. (0033) 450790516.

ESF (French Ski School)

ESF runs 6-day group courses for all levels for adults and children Sunday - Friday, and you can book private lessons through them too. It is also possible to take a 5-day course from Monday - Friday. There is also the possibility of booking the "Package Debutant" which includes a 6-day Morzine-Les Gets ski pass at a much lower rate than buying it separately - ask us for more information about this, as we can book these packages for you. The children's ski kindergarten (Club des Piou-Piou) is run by the ESF. We are able to make bookings for this ski school on your behalf, just contact us for more information about this service. Online bookings are taken from 1st November onwards and their e mail address is 

Mint Snowboarding School

Mint operate snow board courses and sessions in Morzine and Avoriaz, and have beginner courses at €195 per person for 4 x 2 hours or €230 for 5 x 2 hours, and they run an intermediates+ Introduction to Freestyle 3-hour ession for €80. Email Tammy on  Tel (0033) 450841388.

The Snow School

The Snow School are an offshoot of the ESF, running smaller group size courses and lessons on Pleney specifically for English speakers. Tel (0033) 48668 8840.

The Snow Institute

The Snow Institute is a small team of 6 British instructors based on the Pleney side, offering high quality private tuition (from £70 per hour for 1 person, and £100 per hour for 4 people) and £100 - £310 per adult for 4 – 18 hrs of group lessons, offering . Particularly recommended for childrens' private lessons. or +33 (0)450749858 (December – May), or all year (from the Uk only): 0844 484 3344


"Ski Beyond, a British Ski School based in Morzine, Les Gets & Avoriaz.  Ski Beyond offers ski lessons that take you beyond your expectations. Whatever your dreams are we will help you achieve it. From first turns to deep powder, conquering your fear of ice or preparing you to master moguls." They offer private lessons, group lessons for adults & children, Half day and full day sessions.  Tel (Office); +44 131 618 6717

New Generation Ski and Snowboard School

"New Generation is a British ski school with teams in 16 resorts across the French, Swiss and Austrian Alps, including an international team here in Morzine. With 18 years' experience they know how to tailor lessons or adventures to meet your needs and pride themselves on excellent customer service. They offer a wide range of lessons for all ages and abilities from tiny tots to those young at heart. And whether you're looking to join a group, want one-to-one coaching or an off piste adventure they will help you improve, develop technique and have fun. You are on holiday after all".  France +33479010318. UK +44 1462 674000

Avoriaz Alpine Ski School

"The Avoriaz Alpine Ski School is one of the original British-run and English-speaking ski and snowboard schools  in the stunning Portes du Soleil resort of Avoriaz in the French Alps. We have been offering personalised snowsports coaching and lessons in English since 1992 from our office and meeting point in Avoriaz. We enjoy some of the best snow conditions in the area with super easy access from all of the neighbouring village resorts of Avoriaz, Morzine, Montriond, St Jean d'Aulps, Les Gets and the surrounding Geneva area. Our doors open out onto a winter playground of the highest quality suitable for all levels of snowsports lovers. Come and join us!"

For more information email or phone 01237 451099 (UK) or (0033) 450383491 during the winter.


Freedom2Ski is a small school run by Pete Hughes and a team of excellent instructors, offering group and private lessons up in Avoriaz. Private lessons start at £130 for 2 hours for 1 person, and £240 for 3 x 4 hours for adult group lessons, then there are group sessions for teens and children for £285 for 15 hours. Pete also runs very popular off-piste workshops. Email or tel +44 (0)776 259 6622 or (+33) 673049412.

Ski Skills

Ski Skills offers personal tuition for all levels in Avoriaz, and is run by Mike Hammond. Mike also runs popular Race Camps for kids.  email Tel +44(0)1279 816382

Alpine Learning Curves

Joe Beer is an independent British instructor working out of Les Gets/Morzine since 2004. He believes that "We all have different learning curves; it's just a question of finding what makes it appeal to you".  Tel +33 (0)450 55 89 21.  email: