Ski schools in Chamonix offer a wide range of lessons, catering to all levels of skiers and snowboarders from complete beginners to expert off-piste riders, as well as all ages and budgets.
Are there any other types of ski and snowboard lessons in Chamonix?
Yes! Group and private lessons are only two of the many different kinds of lessons on offer in Chamonix. Below you can find other, lesser-known snowboard and ski lessons on offer here, all of which are available in English.
Off-piste ski & snowboard lessons
If you’re looking for off-piste technique and ski guiding, then there are a number of local ski and snowboard instructors and mountain guides who know the area like the back of their hands and will be able to take you exploring. When booking an off-piste lesson with an instructor, you’ll be able to hone your skills and master riding all kinds of snow, from powder to crust and corn. You’ll also learn how to be safe in the backcountry with avalanche and glacier rescue training.
Clinics & courses
There are a number of specialist courses and clinics offered by the Chamonix ski schools focused on specific skills, which can help build your technical ability and improve your overall skiing or snowboarding. There may be clinics specifically designed for tackling bumps and moguls, powder snow, steep skiing, freestyle jumps and tricks in the snowpark, ski racing, boardercross, glacier rescue, avalanche training or courses meant only for women.
Handiski makes skiing much more accessible for disabled skiers and less-able bodied people. Highly qualified instructors will accompany you around the pistes and onto the ski lifts, making sure you are safe and have a great experience. There is usually a range of equipment available, including sit-skis, uniskis and dual skis.
Cross-country skiing & biathlon lessons
Cross-country or Nordic skiing will have you pushing yourself across flat(ish) snowfields on narrow skis, either using the classic or the skating style. Biathlon, on the other hand, is a fun combination of cross-country skiing and shooting created as part of Norway's military training in the 19th century.
Ski touring & splitboarding lessons
When ski touring or splitboarding, you'll get the chance to climb up the slopes on your touring skis or splitboard aided by the skins attached to the base of your planks, being able to explore outside the ski area bounds. For expert skiers and snowboarders only.
Telemark skiing lessons
Named after the region of Telemark in Norway, where this technique originated in the 19th century, telemarking is a ski style that combines aspects of Alpine and Nordic skiing. Your heel will remain unattached to your bindings so you'll have to slide down by bending your knee... we promise it's a great workout!