The Resort: Ski School
We highly recommend that you book your ski schools well in advance of your stay particularly for those of you staying over the half terms/Christmas/New Year and Easter holidays.
Most ski schools require payments in advance on credit card, with this in mind you may will need to call to book the ski schools with your credit card details (all speak English).
Based in Morzine: Pleney lift (local Morzine/Les Gets pass required):
Based in Avoriaz: Super Morzine lift (Portes du Soleil pass required or also possible Avoriaz only pass, available at the kiosks):
- ESF Avoriaz
- Mint Snowboard School
- Ecole de Glisse
- Village Des Enfants
When choosing ski schools for children, you need to consider that if your children have never skied before and are young (4-6) then they may only be up for a morning or afternoon lesson, with the remainder of the time put over to play on the nursery slopes or have a nanny/childcare option look after them.
We would highly recommend AvoriazAlpineSki School or Freedom2Ski in Avoriaz, or BASS in Morzine (Pleney) for ski lessons, they offer small groups and really good English speaking instructors. Though they are more expensive than the standard French ski school, the money you pay is well spent for the experience and enjoyment you or your children will get out of the lessons.
If you are looking value for money / all day care at ski school for young children then the french run ESF offers a club called Piou Piou which acts like a crèche in that your children can have a mornings lessons then be fed or not and then be cared for in a crèche facility. They offer packages where the ski pass is included in the cost of the lessons package which is excellent value for money. Bear in mind that should you choose this then the rest of the adults may wish to stay skiing on the Morzine/Les Gets pistes thus just using the cheaper pass. The other areas Avoriaz, Montriond (Lindarets) and the rest of the Portes du Soleil is accessed from the Super-Morzine bubble lift there is a mini train that links to Pleney or it’s a 5 minute walk between Super Morzine and Pleney.