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Ski & Snowboard School
We carefully choose the ski schools that we work with in Tignes. All the teaching staff we use in Tignes are certified English speaking instructors so you're guaranteed to be in good hands while you learn to ski or snowboard in Tignes.
In the Tignes ski resort, group ski lessons are usually available in both mornings and afternoons, subject to the dates. The idea is that you perfect the skills learnt on the pistes of the Espace Killy ski area and enjoy yourself more the remaining hours each day. Be sure to select the correct level of ski lesson when making your booking as this will avoid any confusion when in resort. Use the SkiHolidayExtras booking engine above. Book early for ski school in Tignes: places fill up fast, especially in school holidays!
What level of Ski School in Tignes should I choose?
The level of ski tuition that you need depends on how much experience you already have. The name of the category reflects your level, from Beginner, to Lower Intermediate, upper Intermediate and Advanced. Please use the SkiHolidayExtras booking engine above to select the type of ski school you need in Tignes.
Tignes Adult Ski Lessons: Beginner - Class 1 - Ski classes for people who have never skied before or have limited dry ski slope experience. These classes will teach you the basics and will have you going down the green slopes of Tignes, snowplough turning and in control by the end of the week!
Tignes Adult ski lessons: Beginner/Intermediate – Class 2 - For those who already have some skiing experience i.e. you have skied one week and you can ski down green runs in a basic snowplough. At the end of these classes you will be linking your turns with confidence on the pistes of Espace Killy ski area and moving towards parallel turns.
Tignes Adult ski lessons: Intermediate – Class 3 - Intermediate ski classes for people who can ski down blue runs and manage parallel turns and link basic swings, but aren't yet comfortable on reds. At the end of a week's classes you should be able to ski down all the blues and reds in Tignes confidently having perfected your parallel turns, skiing with better style and increased speed.
Tignes Adult ski lessons: Intermediate/Advanced – Class 4 - You ski parallel, but blacks still pose problems. These ski classes will help you to learn to love moguls and those steeper pistes in Tignes. At the end of a week you should have improved upper-lower body separation, refined pressure control, improved steering techniques, and you should have mastered short swing and race turns.
Tignes Adult ski lessons: Advanced – Evasion Course - Advanced ski classes for people who ski with ease even on black runs. So, now you'll be taken around Tignes and shown some of the best runs in resort and the best off-piste, in the Espace Killy ski area according to your wishes and the snow conditions.
Should I Book Private Ski Instructor Tuition in Tignes?
Private ski lessons are beneficial if you are looking to improve at a fast pace, with the instructor having more one-on-one time with you than you would experience in group ski lessons. However, this is reflected in the price. Again we only use the best English speaking ski instructors in Tignes. All members in the private ski lesson must be of a comparable ability level, and doing the same activity in Tignes i.e. skiing or snowboarding. Many advanced skiers like to take some private ski tuition to help tweak their performance.
In the Tignes ski resort, group snowboard lessons are generally available only in the afternoons, however, depending on the dates, they may be available in the morning. Please use the SkiHolidayExtras booking engine above to check what snowboard lessons are available in Tignes on the dates you are going. Book early for snowboard lessons in Tignes: Our snowboard instructors get booked up early, especially in school holidays!
What level of Snowboard Lessons in Tignes should I choose?
Try to choose the correct level of snowboard lessons when making your booking as this will avoid any misunderstandings when in Tignes. The category levels range from Beginner through lower and upper Intermediates to Advanced. Please use the SkiHolidayExtras booking engine above to see what is available for you in Tignes on the date you are travelling.
Tignes Snowboard lessons: Beginner - Instruction for people who have never been on a board before. You will learn how to balance, the best way to fall and how to link turns on green runs.
Tignes Snowboard lessons: Intermediate – This level is for those confident on the snowboard and have developed a good technique, looking to improve existing skills.
Tignes Snowboard lessons: Advanced - Classes for those wishing to gain more slope style and learn how to do jumps and tricks. You can improve your off-piste riding, under the supervision of a guide or instructor who knows the mountains of the Espace Killy ski area well. The structure of these lessons depends on the weather and snow.
Should I book Private Snowboard Instructor Tuition in Tignes?
Private snowboard lessons in Tignes can be booked for one on one or for small groups. You can let us know any time preference you have and we will re-confirm that this is fine with the snowboard instructor. Booking private snowboard tuition in Tignes is advantageous if you are looking to progress at a fast pace, with the instructor having more one on one time with you than you would experience in group snowboard lessons. However, this is reflected in the price. All participants with you in Tignes who are taking part in the private snowboard lesson must be of a similar ability level, and doing the same activity i.e. skiing or snowboarding.
How much does ski school cost in Tignes?
The price of ski lessons for adults and children in Tignes generally are similar or the same on most weeks. Please use the SkiHolidayExtras booking engine above to check what lessons and tuition prices are available on the date you are travelling. Group ski school prices will be much cheaper than private ski instructor prices in Tignes.
How much does snowboard school cost in Tignes?
The price for adults and children of snowboard school in Tignes is again generally similar. Please select the snowboard lessons option within the SkiHolidayExtras booking engine above to see what boarding lessons and tuition are available on the date you are going. Group snowboarding prices in Tignes will be cheaper than private snowboard instructor prices, which most weeks are charged by the hour.
For children learning to ski in France, there is a star system as an added incentive to progress through to the next grade:
Tignes Child ski lessons: Complete Beginner – Class Ourson – Lessons for children who have never skied before. They will learn to ski mainly through play, put on and take off their own skis, gain confidence in moving around in skis on mainly flat terrain.
Tignes Child ski lessons: Beginner – Class Flocon – Select this option once your child has already used drag lifts. They will work towards their First star (Première Etoile). At the end of the week in Tignes they should have perfected their snowplough and can finish their turns with skis parallel.
Tignes Child ski lessons: Beginner/Intermediate – Class 1st Star – Children in this class will learn how to link turns through snowploughs, finishing their turns by slide slipping in parallels if they progress well. They should be confident enough to enjoy a fair few of the Tignes slopes.
Tignes Child ski lessons: Intermediate – Class 2nd Star - Your child has their 1st Star or you are confident they could already ski all the easy runs in Tignes. Now they will learn to make their turns parallel.
Tignes Child ski lessons: Intermediate/Advanced – Class 3rd Star - Classes for children who already have their 2nd Star or are at a level to be skiing blue and red pistes. Now they can refine their technique & improve their coordination and get out and explore the Espace Killy ski area.
Tignes Child ski lessons: Advanced – Bronze Star - Advanced classes for children who have their third star or you feel confident are ready to join in with other children who are confident on all piste levels. This week he or she will be taught in Tignes how to ski moghuls and will perhaps ski in powder. Being taught to ski on various terrains will help them to become versatile, adventurous and safer skiers.