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No matter if you are taking your first tentative turns, trying to overcome the intermediate plateau, want to improve your bumps, take up carving or looking to progress in the back-country, Alpine SnowSports are able to help.
Their philosophy is simple, keep it safe, fun, relaxed and about you. Their goal is to make your learning experience personalised to your needs, even if you are in a group environment. Safety is of course of paramount importance, even when they're challenging you and your skills. Taking on information is not easy in a stressed environment so keeping it fun, relaxing even when the technical level goes up is all part of a lesson with Alpine SnowSports Chamonix.
They are fully qualified through the British Association of SnowSports Instructors (BASI) and hold the French Equivalence and Level 2 race coach qualification.
They have been in the Chamonix valley for 15 years teaching, skiing, touring and climbing. As year round residents they have a locals knowledge of the skiing in and around Chamonix.
The team offer ski lessons and ski touring with native English speaking instructors.
Bottom of ski area: Meet out the front of the ski shop that is to the right of the cash desk below the Olympic bar.
Mid station: Top of the cable car there is a large piste map. Meet next to it on the right
La Vormaine (La Tour Nursery Slopes)
Bottom of ski area: Right hand side of the large piste map which is between the lifts and the snack shop.
Bottom of ski area: On the right of the large piste map outside the main lift building.
Mid station: On the right of large piste map on flat area next to Bochard cable car
Les Chosalets (Nursery Slopes near Grand Montets
Bottom of ski area: At the café at the bottom of the lifts.
Bottom of ski area: Right hand side of large piste map that is next to the ticket office.
Mid station: Right hand side of large piste map that is next to the outside café/terrace.
Bottom of ski area: On the right side of the large piste map that is between the ticket office and the lift.
Mid station: On the right side of the large piste map which is to the left of La Bergerie restaurant at the top of the 1st cable car.
Piste de Savoy (Brevant Nursery Slopes)
Bottom of ski area: Bottom of the magic carpet.
Bottom of ski area: Out the front of the ski shop at the top of the car park.
Bottom of ski area: At Le Prarion lifts station. To the right of the large piste map that is of the lift entrance area.
Mid station: Top of Le Prarion lift - straight ahead there is a large piste map. We will be on the right.
"As novice skiers and our first visit to Chamonix (Christmas 2012), we wanted someone to show us the ropes. Glenn was excellent, knew all the best ski areas and was very patient indeed developing our skills immensely. We would not hesitate to recommend him and Alpine Snowsports for ski tuition at any level" - Customer Feedback
Our 2 children aged 8 & 6 have just spent six wonderful mornings with Caroline. Their skiing improved enormously and what's more they loved every minute. Not once did they say that they didn't want to ski and when asked they said they preferred skiing with Caroline to Ski School. A big thank you from us as you really made our week. Hope to see you next year." - Customer Feedback
"Had a week in Chamonix starting on 6th Jan 2013 and had two excellent lessons with Caroline (3 hours and 2 hours) in which we progressed from intermediates who were ok on reds, to being able to tackle black runs, and even an off-piste mogul field; Caroline's judgement on our abilities was very accurate, she gave us really good tips and exercises to improve our technique and overall we cannot recommend her more highly for ski instruction." - Customer Feedback
Private and small group lessons are excellent ways to get your kids going on the mountain, either as beginners, intermediates or all mountain rippers. They teach children from 4 years upwards. When children are young (4-5) they tend to intersperse the lessons with plenty of stops so they have time to absorb and recover.
As children get older they are capable of taking on more information and have greater physical abilities so the lessons have more skiing time with learning being achieved via miles and games/exercises that are both challenging and fun.