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There are ski schools in both Avoriaz and Morzine. Your choice will depend on where you plan to ski most often and where your self-catering chalet or apartment is located. Pre booking is recommended during school holidays.

In Morzine

Located at the base of the Pleney lifts by the ESF office is the British run British Alpine Ski School (BASS Morzine) offering tailored lessons from fully qualified English speaking instructors. Lessons start in Morzine which is ideal for most of our chalets and apartments. This school represents an excellent alternative to the established French schools. More flexible, more informal, if a little more expensive. Contact Becci Malthouse on +33 (0)450 74 78 59 during the season or +44 (0)871 7801500 throughout the year or visit their website at www.britishskischool.com

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The ESF Morzine (Ecole de Ski Français) is located at the base of the main Morzine slopes (Pleney). Children are taken from 4 years old. You have the choice between group lessons and private lessons. To contact the ski school, phone them (in English) on +33 (0)4 50791313 or visit their website at www.esf-morzine.com

The Snow School is located between the ESF and BASS office at the base of the Pleney lifts in Morzine. The school, which is affiliated to the ESF, prides itself on the small size of their classes (maximum 6) and the fact that all instructors are fluent English speakers. To contact the Snow School, phone them (in English) on +33 (0)4 86 68 88 40 or visit their website at www.the-snow-school.com

The Edge Snowsports provides ski and snowboard lessons using independent British instructors and operates in the ski resorts of Morzine, Les Gets and Avoriaz. The Edge was founded by Paul St Romaine. He has spent the last eleven seasons teaching skiing in Europe as a British instructor and holds the
British Association of Snowsport Instructors' International Ski Teacher Diploma. This is recognized as the leading worldwide ski teaching qualification. He is also a member of the International Ski Instructors'Association which is the global snowsport instructor organisation, known for its highest standards within the snowsport teaching profession. Visit their website at www.theedgesnowsports.com/

Alpine Learning Curves: Top qualified British Snowsports instructors, English first language available for private lessons or small groups www.alpinelearningcurves.co.uk


In Ardent

The ESF Montriond (Ecole de Ski Français) meets at the top of the Ardent bubble and as such provides a useful alternative for those planning to ski Avoriaz starting from Ardent rather than Morzine. This option is particularly relevant if you are staying in Les Trois Ours. Children are taken from 4 years old. You have the choice between group lessons and private lessons. To contact the ski school, phone them (in English) on +33 (0)4 50747527.


In Avoriaz

English speaking and run, Freedom2ski, will meet you at the top of the Prodains telecabine and can offer you private or group lessons for any length of time. They are also great at specialist lessons like off-piste days. For further details, contact Pete Hughes on +33 (0)6 73 04 94 12 or visit their website at freedom2ski.com

The British run Avoriaz Alpine Ski School (ex BASS Avoriaz) offers tailored lessons from fully qualified English speaking instructors. Lessons start in Avoriaz. This represents a good choice if you wish to ski in and around Avoriaz every day. Contact Ian McKellar on +33 (0)4 50 383491 in season or +44 (0)1237 451099 pre season, or visit their website at www.avoriazalpineskischool.com

The ESF Avoriaz (Ecole de Ski Français) office is located in the centre of Avoriaz. Children are taken from 4 years old. You have the choice between group lessons or private lessons. Prices and lesson structure are very similar to those of the ESF in Morzine. To contact the ski school, phone them (in English) on +33 (0)4 50 74 05 65 or visit their website at www.esf-avoriaz.com