high season rates apply
La pratica dello sci è consigliata a bambini di circa 4 anni; tuttavia vi sono corsi dedicati a bambini di 3 anni (corso "(“Bashful” group class)") seguiti da maestri esperti e con programmi adeguati.
we will not cancel or refund the lessons due to bad weather conditions.
Skiing around the 30+ ski slopes of Courmayeur Mont Blanc ski area is fun and safe. The two sides of the ski resort (Chécrouit and Val Vény) offer slopes for all kind of skiers: beginners, experts, snowboarders and telemarkers. Modern and fast lifts reach the Courmayeur ski area overlooking the Mont Blanc, the roof of Europe, with ski runs always in excellent condition thanks also to the artificial snow.
Below we provide some links that can help to enhance your stay in Courmayeur.
It is certainly true that your own equipment might fit you better; it is equally true, however, that depending on the use, you might think of renting it.
Of course. Remember though that heliski trips are for expert skiers.
Our school has in its staff also high mountain guides who have the experience and the skilles to accompany you through the Vallée Blanche off-piste.
Beginner, I have never skied
Light Green Level
First Snowplow turns on easy slopes
Confident snowplow turns on medium slope
Snowplow turns – parallel skis diagonals – average slope
I can turn with parallel skis – average slope
I can parallel ski on black slopes
I am able to carve on every kind of slope and off-piste as well
Beginner, I have never snowboarded
I know sliding and how to turn
I can turn on blue slopes
I am able to snowboard everywhere
Helmet is compulsory for kids under the age of 14. However, we recommend everyone to use a helmet and back protector. Within the snowpark area, helmet is mandatory for everyone regardless the age.
There is a ski shuttle service running along the main streets of Courmayeur. The bus service never stops from morning to 8:30 at 5:00 pm.
Equipment can be rented in one of the many ski rental shops located at the departure of the lifts, up on the slopes and in Courmayeur town centre.
The HARD board is a race board suitable for slalom and giant, to be used in piste, to carve and to reach breathtaking inclinations. Is features a flat tail, lowered from one side and has a rigid structure. This board’s bindings are similar to ski bindings.
The SOFT board is very handy and light and it is ideal for both beginners and riders who like Freeridee and Freestyle. It features soft bindings made to use "Soft boot" (extremely comfortable and warm). The soft boards are divided into two main categories, namely:
Freestyle Board: wider boards wider suitable for jumps, Halfpipe and jibbing on track. Freeride Board: they feature a longer tail and a wider effective edge. They allow a good flotation in powder and a good grip on track.
The ski resort is easily reachable through three lifts: “Gigante” gondola, located in Courmayeur, Dolonne cable car, and Val Veny gondola in Entrèves.
Generalmente il "piede avanzato" è il piede che si utilizza per riflesso (es. il piede che utilizzi per fare una scivolata). Per scoprire il piede migliore prova a metterti di schiena davanti ad un amico con i piedi uniti e fatti spingere improvvisamente: il primo piede che si muoverà per non cadere in avanti sarà probabilmente il piede più adatto a stare in posizione avanzata.
The choice of advanced foot derive two positions:
Goofie position-Gait with right leg forward.
Regular position-Gait with the left leg forward
Descent along the track with best foot towards Valley = gait FARWARD
Descent along the track with best foot upstream = FACKIE gait or SWITCH
Curve made resting on heels = curve BACKSIDE
Curve made resting on your toes = curve FRONTSIDE
Courmayeur offers several options after a day on the slopes: the most exclusive après ski in the town centre or on the slopes, the Prè Saint Didier SPA, the most luxurious shopping. Also, Courmayeur Forum Sport Center offers many other activities: climbing, squash, tennis and fitness.
Meeting point with the instructor is usually Plan Chécrouit, on the ski area, in front of our ski school office at the arrival of Courmayeur gondola and Dolonne cable car OR Val Veny venue, in front of our ski school office at the arrival of Val Veny – Entrèves - gondola.
Each of the 3 lifts in Courmayeur features both metered and free parkings.
The number of classes required for learning depends on each person, but potentially you can get good results already with three lessons of 2 hours each.