Children’s Ski Lessons 2017-11-14T09:33:34+00:00

Children’s
Ski Lessons

AGES 5-15 | ALL LEVELS

PDS Academy offers private and group children’s ski lessons for all levels. We present a fun and captivating pathway taking them on a journey through our Academy.

Our team is made up of inspirational British ski instructors that are guaranteed to build a fantastic rapport with your child and leave them telling stories of their adventures and experiences for years to come! We can guide them from grasping the penguin park through to skiing their first black run, mastering their first trick or acing their competition.

5 HALF DAYS: Mon – Fri | 9:00 – 12:00 or 13:00 – 16:00
PRIVATE LESSONS: anytime between 09:00-17:00

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WHAT’S YOUR CHILD’S LEVEL?

STARTERS

LEVEL

GREEN | Never been skiing before

This is for complete first-timers – those that have not even been on an indoor slope. Whether your child is nervous or excited we understand every child feels differently about their first ski lesson. Our team is made up of fully qualified, British ski instructors who are able to adapt to your child’s needs and create a fun, exciting and memorable first experience on skis.

WHAT WE DO

  • Work on balance and agility
  • Teach your child control
  • Build confidence
  • Advise the dangers of skiing and mountains
  • Have lots of fun
  • Play games
  • Demonstrate how to use the different lifts
  • Start to explore
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SLIDERS

SLIDERS

LEVEL

GREEN | Tried once or twice | Snowlife 1/2

Had a go a couple of times? Can manage a nursery slope whilst holding a snowplough? Maybe make a few snowplough turns? Sliders is designed for those children who have tried skiing a couple of times before but want to go that bit further. By the end of the week, we’ll have your children exploring some of the Portes Du Soleil peaking with a presentation and some cool prizes!

WHAT WE DO

  • Work on balance and agility
  • Teach your child control
  • Build confidence
  • Advise the dangers of skiing and mountains
  • Have lots of fun
  • Play games
  • Demonstrate how to use the different lifts
  • Start to explore
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EXPLORERS

EXPLORERS

LEVEL

BLUE | Rabbit Runs | Snowlife 4/5 | ESF Fleche

Explorers are group ski lessons designed for children to start moving around the mountain and exploring what is on offer. They can adventure over to neighbouring resorts, try the fun parks, race their friends and explore some easy routes through the trees. We have created a program that gives them just that but also teaches them how to be safe in the mountains and take that next step under the tuition and guidance of industry experts.

Your children need to be able to slide, stop and turn on blue terrain comfortably. A slight snowplough at this stage is still ok.

WHAT WE DO

  • Explore new trails and hidden paths
  • Test their balance with some new tricks and terrain
  • Teach them how to use the whole mountain safely
  • Develop their piste skills
  • Create a weekly movie they can show their friends and family
  • Take them to the best snow and terrain
  • End of week presentation
  • Reward them with a cool prize
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adventurers

ADVENTURERS

LEVEL

RED | Rabbit Runs | Snowlife 6 | ESF bronze+

Exactly what it says on the tin! Our aim is to go on a different adventure each day. They will discover new and hidden runs working on techniques to conquer exciting challenges as they go. They will ski on blues and reds throughout the week, as well as discovering hidden gullies, forests’ and jumps!

Skiers should be comfortable on blue runs, skiing mostly parallel, unless the conditions are tricky.

WHAT WE DO

  • Explore new trails and hidden paths
  • Take them all over the mountain on jumps, bumps and a little off piste
  • Develop their off piste skills
  • Create a weekly movie they can show their friends and family
  • Take them to the best snow and terrain
  • End of week presentation
  • Reward them with a cool prize
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The Academy

the academy

LEVEL

BLACK RUNS | Competition level | Snowlife 6+ | Ecole du Ski level Bronze+

The academy is specifically designed for children that are looking for more than just a ski school. If they want to ski fast, try off piste, race their friends, learn some new tricks in the park and have an awesome time, we have created a program that gives them just that. It also teaches them how to be safe in the mountains and take that next step under the tuition and guidance of industry experts.

What level do I need to be?

If skiing parallel down reds is no longer a challenge then it is time for your child to explore more of the mountain. The hot shot academy is second to none when it comes to inspiring future development and accelerating your child’s progress. This is the time to learn steeper slopes, jumps, bumps and how to deal with all kinds of snow conditions.

WHAT WE DO

  • Provide appropriate safety equipment and teach them how to use it (transceivers, probes and shovels)
  • Take them all over the mountain on jumps, bumps and a little off piste
  • Introduce them to gates and racing
  • Develop their piste skills
  • Create a weekly movie they can show their friends and family
  • Teach them how to ski in the snowpark and some new tricks to impress
  • Take them to the best snow and terrain
  • Reward them with a cool prize
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What to expect

Qualified instructors
Same ability groups
Fun sessions
Skill development
On and off piste skiing
Priority lift access

PRICES

5 HALF DAYS all levels £250
PRIVATE LESSONS from £75/hr – BRING A FRIEND FOR FREE!

MEETING POINT

Head to the top of the Plenéy Bubble and we’ll be waiting outside the restaurant on your right. We will be near the ski racks on the snow so we can get going straight away!

WOULD PRIVATE LESSONS
BE BETTER FOR YOUR CHILD?

During a private lesson we can truly cater for your child’s individual needs whether it’s their first time on skis or they want to get better on the piste, through the bumps, off piste, in the park or around the race gates. It is also a chance for those not quite ready for our academy program to have some quality time to prepare for it or for those with a specific goal in mind.

PRIVATE LESSONS

WHAT TO BRING

Helmets are mandatory for children aged 17 and under

Sun cream and lip protection

Warm layered clothes for winter conditions

Sun glasses and goggles

Money for lunch and tea breaks

Courage and enthusiasm!

MEET YOUR INSTRUCTORS

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