Switzerland is home to some of the world’s most spectacular ski resorts and there’s no better place to learn or improve your skills. If you are planning a ski holiday but aren’t sure which school to pick, check out our list below.
If you are heading to Verbier and the four valleys, Altitude Verbier comes well recommended. This school offers a wide range of classes (both private and group) for all levels and styles, including snowboarding and an off-piste challenge if you are already confident in your skills. Lessons are predominantly in English, however some of their instructors speak several other languages.
The Schweizer Skischule in Saas Fee follows the Swiss Ski League’s level system (Blue, Red, Black and Academy) and offers courses for everyone from absolute beginners to budding Olympians. You can take part in group lessons or book a private lesson with one of their 90 plus instructors. Find out more here.
Dorfplatz 1, Saas-Fee, +41 27 957 23 48
As their tagline goes, PassionSki is all about loving snow, and this shows. No matter what your goal is (learning the basics, cracking freestyling or just tweaking your style) PassionSki can help you get there. They don’t just stop at the slopes either, they offer alternative ways to explore the Engadin region like snow shoe walking and rock climbing. Of the many ski schools in the trendy resort of St. Moritz, PassionSki is one of the most dynamic.
via Brattas 22, St. Moritz, +41 81 833 66 66
Absolute Powder (Davos)
Absolute Powder sets you up with your own personal instructor and the focus is on private tuition, so you can mould the lesson to your own desires and level. Whatever your experience or interest, you’ll find an instructor here who can help you reach the next stage, and quickly.
Swiss French Academy
If you’re wanting to brush up on your French while learning the ins and outs of skiing, why not roll both into one? The Swiss French Academy offers intensive French language courses and ski lessons the slopes of Crans-Montana in the canton of Valais which has over 140 kilometres of pistes. In between your language classes you’ll take to the slopes to unwind and learn the craft of skiing or snowboarding. At the end of the week you’ll come away with two new skills. Classes are available for beginners, intermediates and advanced learners.
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