Frequently Asked Question

Qual è il mio livello tecnico nello sci

Yellow Level
Beginner, I have never skied

Light Green Level
Changes of direction to snow plow at the school camp

Dark Green Level
Series of elementary curves in different environments

Blue Level
Series of parallel ski curves in different environments

Red Level
Parallel ski curves with stick support in different environments

Level Orange
Intermediate, short, medium and wide curves in different environments

Black Level
Short range, serpentine and parallel in different environments

What is my technical level of Snowboarding

Yellow Level
Beginner, I have never snowboarded

Green Level
I can slid and do some curves

Red Level
I know to bend on blue tracks

Black Level
I go everywhere

At what age can kids start skiing?

Skiing is recommended for children about 4 years old; however, there are courses dedicated to 3-year-olds (Alpine Skiing Mammolo course) followed by experienced instructors and with appropriate programmes.

In case of bad weather, will I be refunded for the lesson?

we will not cancel or refund the lessons due to bad weather conditions.

Ski Pass information

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.

Better to buy or rent the equipment?

It is certainly true that with your own equipment and with the habit that you mature with it you have more friendly sensations; It is also true, however, that depending on the use that you make of the same you can think of renting it to always make sure you always have up-to-date equipment with the latest technologies.

Where can I rent the equipment?

The equipment can be rented in the many rentals present both at the start of all the perching facilities and directly on the ski area and more precisely at Plan Checrouit on arrival of the Giant cable car, or in Val Veny on the arrival of the Entrèves cable car.

Do you plan helicopter rides?

Of course. Remember though that heliski trips are for expert skiers.

Do you organize Vallée Blanche crossings?

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.

Is the helmet mandatory?

The helmet is mandatory until the age of 14. However, everyone is advised to use the most important helmet and back protectors. In the Snowpark, helmets are mandatory at all ages.

Is there a free ski bus service? Times and stops?

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.

What is the difference between a Soft and a Hard board?

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 Table: They are wider boards and allow you to place your feet at angles near the cross axis of the board, they are suitable for jumping, half pipes and jibbing on the track. Structurally they are more responsive. Freeride table: they have the longest tip of the tail and an actual blade more extensive. They promote a good buoyancy in fresh snow and a good hold on the track.

How do I check what is the pace foot (forward) on the snowboard?

Generally the "advanced foot" is the foot that is used for reflex (e.g. the foot you use to make a slip). To find out the best foot try to put your back in front of a friend with your feet together and be pushed suddenly: the first foot that will move so as not to fall forward will probably be the most suitable foot to stand in the advanced position.
The choice of advanced foot derive two positions:
Goofie position – Gait with right leg forward.
Regular position – Pace with 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

How do I get to the slopes?

The ski resort is easily reachable through three lifts: “Gigante” gondola, located in Courmayeur, Dolonne cable car, and Val Veny gondola in Entrèves.

Do you have a baby-sitting service at altitude?

Our school offers this kind of service. More details directly in the MiniClub section.

What do I do after the day on the slopes?

Courmayeur offers several possibilities after a day on the slopes, from the most exclusive aprè skis in the center of the country, to body care at the Baths of Prè St. Didier, or from the most exclusive shopping, to the skating of the Forum Center where you can also try numerous other activities: free climbing, squash, tennis and fitness center.

Where's the date with the teacher?

L’appointment with the teacher is usually in front of the school offices on the area at Plan Checrouit and Prè de Pascal in Val Veny.

How many lessons do you need to learn?

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.