What age can children join ski school?
Ski schools may offer lessons for different age categories, however on the whole the following age categories apply:
Under 3 year olds
Children under 3 can join ski lessons and this will more likely be with a private instructor than in a group ski lesson. Lessons can be booked for individuals, or if you're on a family holiday and there are a couple of siblings/cousins who can learn together, then private lessons in a small group would be a good option.
3 to 4 year olds
Children from 3-4 years old can join most ski schools, whol generally offer 1 ½ to 2 hours of lessons per day from Monday to Friday. You will find that 2 hours is plenty of time for a 3-4 year old to be in the cold. Lessons will normally be taught in a snow garden, a fun area for children to learn in a safe environment.
5 year olds and older
Most ski schools will take children from 5 years and provide 3 hour lessons, from Monday to Friday either in the morning or afternoon.
Some ski schools offer group lessons specifically for older children and teens, with the possibility of learning freeride, freestyle or off-piste techniques. Ask the ski school if they offer anything like this, otherwise consider putting your child into an adult lesson.
It’s a good idea, especially for smaller children, to put a note in their pocket with your name and telephone number in case the ski school needs to contact you.
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