+33 4 79 06 20 88
Val Claret, Tignes, France

Office located to the left of sherpa in Val Claret and within Ski Republic in Val d'Isere Small ski school that teaches skiing, snowboarding, freestyle and off-piste lessons.

Adrenaline Ecole de Ski Internationale

Good choice for children

+41 27 771 74 59
Verbier, Switzerland

Adrenaline offers lessons for everyone, from beginners to experts, adults or children, in private or group lessons all with qualified instructors. They also offer mountaineering with fully qualified Swiss mountain guides and heli-skiing packages.

Air Zermatt

+41 27 966 8686
Spissstrasse 107, Zermatt, Switzerland

Left out of the station (the main street is on the right) and head to the end of town (about 500m), Air Zermatt is on your left. Sightseeing with a thrilling helicopter ride over the glaciers that surround Zermatt. Heli-skiing trips available.

Ali Ross Skiing Clinics

01997 421909 or 07800 551 360

This is the man to call if you want to take your skiing to a much higher level. All clinic courses run from Monday to Friday in Tignes with evening chat sessions. Check out the website for full information and availability.

All Mountain Performance

+33 4 50 53 28 33
74400 Chamonix, France

Not so much a ski school as a development squad for expert skiers who want to improve their off-piste, freeride, carving or bumps skills. British company.

Alpin Center – Zermatt

+41 27 966 24 60
Bahnhofstrasse 58, 3920 Zermatt, Switzerland

Halfway up main street. Zermatt’s expansive glacial terrain makes the hiring of a guide imperative if you want to venture away from the pistes and only mountain guides are able to teach and guide off-piste. The alpine centre also offers daily helicopter tours (weather dependent) up to the top of the Zermatt ski area with a guide to bring you down through the glacial terrain. Open 8.30am-12pm, 3-7pm.

Alpine Experience

+33 4 79 06 28 81
Val d'Isere, France

Situated in Jean sports, opposite the Morris pub. This company specializes in off-piste and ski touring. Book early, before their regular clients book them up.

Alpine Guide Association

+39 0 700 010
Via San Rocco 1, 11016 La Thuile, Italy

If you fancy some off-piste contact these guys for a guide. They also do heleiskiing, snow shoe excursions and ice falls climbing.

Alpine Guides

+33 4 92 24 75 90
Pre Long Villeneuve, 05240 La Salle les Alpes, France

Hire one of the 50 qualified guides in Serre Chevalier for an exciting trip out. Check out their website for more information.

Alpine Logic

Mobile - +33 673 241 925 or UK - 01248 671 058
L'Embuscade Café, Rue de la Poste, Tignes Lac

Alan Hole is a very experienced instructor and offers small, private sessions for all levels of skier. Off-piste guiding also avaialble. Check out the website for full programme availability this season.

Altitude Ski and Snowboard School

Good choice for children

+41 27 771 6006
Verbier, Switzerland

With tuition in skiing, snowboarding and telemarking and English speaking instructors, as well as performance clinics and ski guiding.  If you have little ones with you then they cater for them in their own private ski garden and mini bus.  

Annie Donovan

Good choice for children

+33 6 71 67 41 28 / +44 783 391 4243
74110 Avoriaz, France

Annie is a freelance instructor operating in the Avoriaz ski area. She offers private tuition to all levels but specailises in turning competent piste skiers into off-piste powder hounds!  

Aurach ski school

Good choice for children

+43 53 56 65804 / +43 664 460 1430
Wieseneggweg 7, 6371 Aurach, Austria

Ski, snowboard school for adults and children as well as off-piste guiding. They also offer ski/board equipment hire under the name Sport Noichi.  

Avoriaz Alpine Ski School

Good choice for children

+33 4 5038 3491
Le Plateau, 74110 Avoriaz, France

A small English speaking snowsport school offering group and private lessons for all abilities. They also have a small children's garden.

Backcountry Skiing – Merano 2000

Merano 2000, Italy

There are plenty of backcountry routes around Merano 2000, a list can be found here on the Merano 2000 tourist office website.

Bergführerbüro Mountain Life

+41 27 957 44 64
Upper village road 75, 3906 Saas Fee, Switzerland

Mountain Life organise an attractive touring program every year, whether you want to go ski touring, off-piste skiing or heli-skiing. There are high-altitude ski tours available for all abilities. Experienced mountain guides will show you the way up our four-thousand-metre peaks.

Bureau des guides – Courchevel

+33 6 23 92 46 12
Le Forum, 73120 Courchevel, France

Located in Le Forum opposite the climbing wall. Private guides start from €230 and group tours from €66 per person for four hours (9am-1pm).  A full day will cost around €350. The organisation offers a variety of tours and excursions - including snow shoeing and ski touring - with highly trained guides.

Bureau des Guides – La Clusaz

+33 4 50 63 35 99 / +33 6 14 11 58 68
9 chemin de la croix, 74220 La Clusaz, France

Off-piste, snowshoe, cross-country and ice-climbing are among the activities on offer.

Bureau des Guides – Les Arcs

+33 4 79 07 71 19
Les Tournavelles - Les Villards, Les Arcs, France

Off-piste guiding and ski touring in Les Arcs and heli-skiing can also be arranged over in La Thuile. They also offer ice climbing.

Bureau des guides – Tignes

+33 4 79 06 42 76
Tignes, France

Guided tours - Snow shoe expeditions and off-piste guiding in the vanoise national park and heli-skiing over the border in Italy. They also organise ice climbing - take a climb up the frozen waterfall between Tignes - Le Nevada, Val Claret Centre and Val d' not for the faint-hearted!

Bureau des Guides des Deux Alpes

+33 4 76 11 36 29
4 Place Deux Alpes, 38860 Deux Alpes, France

Off-piste skiing and snowboarding with a guide. From a family outing to steep, demanding slopes from 80€ per person, safety equipment provided. They can also arrange snow-shoeing trips, ice climbing on frozen waterfalls and heli-skiing.

Chamonix Alpine Adventures

+33 4 50 53 37 33 / +33 6 22 13 52 75
Chalet Trelapierre, 123 Chemin de Belachat, 74400 Chamnoix, France

This company in Chamonix specializes in ski mountaineering.

Champoluc Ski School

Good choice for children

+39 125 30 71 94
11020 Champoluc, Italy

This school was set up in 1962 with just 4 instructors, there are now 41 and they offer skiing/boarding lessons, telemark and cross country instruction as well as freestyle. They have a meeting point for lessons at Crest at the top of the gondola. They offer private and group lessons.  

EA Heliskiing

+44 203 059 8787
Elemental Adventure Ltd Office 1, 7 New Row, Covent Garden, London WC2N 4LH

In operation since 1999, this company have a well established record of customer satisfaction. They concentrate on areas of mountain that offer unique and mind-blowing experiences for their clients. The expertise they have amassed over the years ensures you are in safe hands.    

Ecole de Ski Buissonniere

+33 4 92 24 78 66 or +33 6 83 38 86 23
Place de L'Aravet, 05240 La Salle les Alpes, Serre Chevalier, France

Ski school in Serre Chevalier for all ages and abilities giving instruction in skiing, boarding and telemarking, as well as guiding and ski touring. English speaking instructors.


Good choice for children


ESF have been operating in most of the big resorts in France since 1937. They offer lessons for all ages and abilities in both Ski and Snowboarding. They also offer ski touring, heliskiing, off piste guiding/lessons, showshoeing and a lot more. Just click on the  'Choose a Resort' to find your resort.

Esi Generation

Good choice for children

+33 4 92 24 21 51
Le Serre d'Aigle, 05330 Serre Chevalier, France

Ski and snowboard tuition in Serre Chevalier for all levels and abilities. They have a maximum of 9 in a class and have English speaking instructors.

European Snowsport

+41 27 771 6222
Mountain Air Shop, Verbier, Switzerland

A ski school with shops located in St Moritz, Verbier, Chamonix and Zermatt. They teach every age and ability, and have a number of English-speaking instructors. Check their website for details of the resort you require and to book your lessons/guide  

First Tracks

+33 6 08 33 82 59
Le Bourget du Lac, 73120 Courchevel, France

Ski or snowboard coaching in groups of four - eight or private tuition and they take children from the age of six. Also offer off piste guiding, visits to different resorts and can arrange heli-skiing.

Flaine Super Ski

+33 4 50 90 30 62 / 82 88
Flaine Floret and Flaine Forum, 74300 Flaine, France

Specialists in competition, boot fitting and ski touring.

Free Mountains

+359 878713343
Bansko, Bulgaria

Qualified guides offer tours into the back of the Pirin, on skis or boards.  They promise to take you off into some challenging back country to challenge your skills.

Freedom 2 Ski

+33(0) 673 049 412 / 07762 59 66 22
Morzine, France

Private ski lessons for all levels, including off-piste guiding.

Gianni Carbone

+39 165 809469
11017 Courmayeur, Italy

Off-piste guide with an in-depth knowledge of the local terrain in and around Courmayeur. Heli-skiing, mountaineering and climbing trips.

Great Canadian Heli Skiing

+1 250 344 2326
Great Canadian Heli-skiing, P.O. Box 175 Golden, British Columbia V0A 1H0 Canada

Based In Golden this company have been taking skiers up the mountain since 1988. They have a wide range of bespoke packages to suit everyone. They only have guest groups of 4 and this means that you get a much more personal service.

Grindelwald Sports

Good choice for children

+41 33 854 12 80
Grindelwald Sports, Swiss Ski & mountaineering school, Dorfstrasse 103 CH-3818 Grindelwald

This ski company offer lessons for all ages and disciplines including cross country. They also offer mountain guiding all year round. They have a shop and cafe where you can catch up with your friends and family after a day on the mountain.

Heli-skiing Banff

+1 403 762 7100
CMH, Box 1660 Banff, Alberta, Canada T1L 1J6

They have been running heli-skiing trips for over 45 years so probably know more about the area than anybody else. There is a whole array of themed trips so you can ensure you get the most out of your trip. Not a cheap option but it is an experience you won't ever forget.    

Jorly Ski School

Good choice for children

+33 5 59 54 81 78
2-4 rue richelieu, 65110 Cauterets

Group and private lessons for all levels as well as supervised cross-country skiing.  Mini days at Pont Espagne on offer for children.  English speaking instructors available. French only website

La Fantistique

Good choice for children

+41 27 771 41 41
Rue de Medran, Verbier, Switzerland

This ski school in Verbier was founded in 1979, the school employs over 40 teachers and 20 mountain guides, who cater for all levels of skier or boarder. There are private or group lessons and courses for children. For some great off-piste days out why not try Heli skiing?

Lechene des Montagnes

+33 5 62 92 59 83
8 Rue de Verdun, 65110 Cauterets

High mountain guide and French ski instructor.  Private and group lessons, skiing, snowboarding, tests and medal giving.  Supervised cross-country skiing.

Magic In Motion

Good choice for children

73120 Courchevel, France

Magic offers a range of lessons from teaching nervous beginners to off-piste guiding to finding the best powder. They teach in small English speaking groups and private lessons as well as children's lessons from 4 upwards. They have instructors in Courchevel, Meribel, La Tania and Val Thorens.  

Monte Krah

Good choice for children

+43 664 140 04 39
Untere Klaus 164, 8970 Schladming, Austria

Private ski school in Schladming that teaches all ages and abilities in groups or private lessons. They also offer freeriding, ski touring and snowshoe walks.

Mountain Guide Centre

+33 6 73 48 47 72 / +33 4 50 27 57 70
74450 Saint Jean de Sixt, France

Off-piste guiding and many more mountain activities. Helicopter drop in Italy or Switzerland from Christmas to Easter for heli-skiing.

Mountain Guides Association Lauterbrunnen

+41 33 821 61 00
Saxetbachweg 6, CH-3812, Wilderswil, Switzerland

The ski guiding company in Wengen offers a wide selection of activities aimed at those looking for adventure. Bookings must be made a month in advance if possible. All equipment is included in the price. Lunch, bus and train travel, mountain huts and drinks are not included in the price.

Mountain Guides Livigno

+39 342 996262
Via Ostaria, 23030 Livigno, Italy

Mountain guides in Livigno who offer not only great off-piste guiding but also a variety of activities and courses such as ice climbing, heli-skiing and nordic walking.

Mountain Guides Val Gardena

+39 471 794133
Ass. Mountain Guides, Val Gardena Selva Val Gardena

The Mountain Guides have a programme of skitouring, freeride, ski safari, snowshoeing & ice climbing on offer. Their team of guides are all highly qualified to show you the beauty of the mountains in safe conditions.

Mountain Tracks

+44 20 8123 2978
250 York Road, London SW11 3SJ

Mountain Tracks are a team of mountain professionals specialising in small group guided mountain adventure. If you want to get off the beaten track they offer the best back-country programs, ski touring, avalanche awareness courses, snow-shoeing and ice climbing excursions.

Mountainguide Adventure

+33 4 50 01 02 98 / +33 6 71 62 23 38
74400 Chamonix, France

This company organizes ski touring, off-piste guiding, heliskiing and ice climbing.

My Adventure

Good choice for children

+43 650 551 1125
Siedergasse 268, 8970 Schladming, Austria

If you fancy some active outdoor adventure in Schladming, then this is the place to go. Not only a ski school, but they also offer paragliding, survival training, mountain biking, gorge walking, walking trails, white water rafting, helicopter tours, hot air ballooning and more.

Offpiste Skiing

+33 6 89 57 32 11
Bozel, France

Independent ski instructor with more than 20 years experience coaching worldwide. Off-piste is a speciality with extensive knowledge of three valleys backcountry.

Paolo Pieroni

+39 165 862588
11017 Courmayeur, Italy

Local guide who offers excursions on Mont Blanc and in surrounding mountains including heli-skiing and heli-boarding.

Performance Verbier

Good choice for children

+41 79 690 97 99

Performance instructors have all taught here for years, so they know every piste, bump and view, every mountain’s name and certainly all the best restaurants.

Powder Extreme

+41 76 479 8771/ UK 020 8123 9483
Verbier, Switzerland

This is a company that caters specifically to good intermediate and expert skiers who want to learn to powder ski.  They also offer camps.

Powder Mountain Catskiing Inc

+1 604 932 0169
8629 Drifter Way, Whistler, Canada

Whistler is a great place to push yourself to the limits by taking a Catskiing or Heliskiing trip up into the mountains to get the best out of the powder. With a maximum of 11 per Catskiing trip they promise to take care of you whatever your ability. The Heliskiing typically is a day trip.

Prato Borni ski & snowboard school

Good choice for children

+41 27 967 51 15
Bahnhofstrasse, 3920 Zermatt, Switzerland

This young friendly team offer private lessons in ski, snowboard and telemark for adults and children at all levels and also have a few mountain guides on their team should you want to explore the off-piste in the area. They will pick your children up at your accommodation.

Purcell Helicopter Skiing

+1 250 344-5410
Purcell Helicopter Skiing Ltd, 438 Lafontaine Road, Golden, BC V0A 1H0

This heli-skiing company is based in Golden, just 10 minutes away from Kicking Horse resort. There are a number of packages available which include the flights and a guide.        

Red Devils Kinderland

Good choice for children

6370 Kitzbuhel, Austria

This is part of the Rote Teufel ski school. There are two ‘kinderland' areas specifically designed for children as well as specially trained children's instructors who follow a kid's entertainment course alongside the instructor exam. It accepts children from the age of three, and teaches them at the nursery slopes of Mocking and Ecking at the base of the Hahnenkamm mountain. Half and full day lessons are available with an €8/day charge for lunch and supervision. The ski school gets especially busy during the Christmas and February holidays and it...

Reflex Ski School

+33 6 13 80 80 56

This is a small ski school that caters for everyone from complete beginners to off-piste guiding. They can also offer instruction in telemarking and snowshoe walking.  It is based in the Intersport Skimium shop in Plagne Centre and in Hotel Rhodeddendrons at La Plagne 1800.

Revelstoke Outdoors Centre

Good choice for children

+1 250 814 5060
Revelstoke Outdoors Centre, The Sutton Place Hotel, Revelstoke, BC, Canada

The Revelstoke Outdoor Centre is the central booking location for Snow School, Cat Skiing, Heli Skiing, Backcountry Touring, Avalanche Awareness Courses and many other activities. Advance bookings are recommended.  

Rob Sewell

+33 610144762
La Tania, France

Independent instructor who has been teaching in the Three Valleys for over 10 years. Provides private lessons in Meribel and Courchevel.

RocknSnow Alpine Guiding

+43 664 406 56 50
Juns 521, 6293 Tux, Austria

They offer guides for activities on the mountain including freeriding, tandem paragliding, ice climbing, igloo building, informative avalanche training and loads more. They supply the equipment, the mountain guide and free pictures of the event. They can also offer guides for skiing and boarding.


+44 7989 988774 / +33 6 15 48 59 04
73120 Courchevel, France

The only dedicated snowboarding school in Courchevel, Meribel and La Tania, offering private and group tuition to all levels of competence with video analysis to help your progress. Specific clinics available for aspects such as freestyle, off-piste or carving.

Sainte Foy Guides Office

+33 6 14 62 90 24/ +33 6 88 38 72 04
73640 Sainte Foy, France

Off piste guiding, heli-skiing and ski touring. The guides will take you on the ride of your life through powder lovers paradise!  Prices start at €253 per person, including guide and safety equipment. Contact Jean Noel Gaidet or Franck Grand.

Selkirk Tangiers

+1 250 837 5378
Selkirk Tangiers Heli Skiing, PO Box 130, Revelstoke, B.C. V0E 2S0

This company are primarily a Heli-skiing company who also have a ski rental shop. Their staff are very knowledgeable and helpful and offer a wide range of equipment and are keen to make sure you are kitted out for whatever type of skiing you are heading off to do.  

Ski hosts

Mt Norquay, Canada

If this is your first trip to Mt Norquay then you can get a free Ski host to take you around the mountains and show you the best routes. Skiers are divided into appropriate groups for their ability. Groups set off at 10am and 1.30pm, weather permitting. Book at theTourist office.  

Ski Pros Megeve

+33 6 81 61 06 15
74120 Megeve, France

This small ski school in Megeve is owned by Mike Beaudet, with 35 years experience, and offers private lessons for all levels, as well as guiding and heli skiing. Instructors are bilingual and provide coaching, guiding and instruction based on ability, desires and needs.

Ski school – Les Menuires

+33 6 67 58 67 77
73440 Les Menuires, France

Small, friendly ski school in Les Menuires with a team of English speaking instructors.  They offer group and private lessons along with alpine skiing, snowboarding, off-piste and more. The instructors come to your chalet to meet you on the day of arrival if you book in advance !

Ski School Steamboat

Steamboat, USA

With a team of top instructors these guys are sure to have a tuition option that is suitable for everyone. From private to group lessons, complete packages for beginner snowboarders, adults and children as well as complete beginners packages to coaching for advanced skiers.  

Ski Sensations

+33 6 82 10 59 22
BP 6, 74401 Chamonix Cedex

Set up 20 years ago, this company does ski coaching, as well as ski touring, off-piste and heli-skiing. They also offer guides for the 'Haute Route' - a traditional ski tour between Chamonix and Zermatt. Please note: Heli-skiing is not permitted in France.

Skischule Habeler

Good choice for children

+43 5285 62829
Haupstrasse 458, 6290 Mayrhofen, Austria

Small ski school in Mayrhofen run by a local Alpine guide teaching all levels in skiing and snowboarding.

Skischule St Anton

Good choice for children

+43 5446 3563
Kandaharweg 10, St Anton, Austria

Owned by the same company as Skischule Arlberg. A much smaller school, it has a reputation for good quality instruction. As well as standard skiing and boarding classes, the tuition offered includes alpine guiding, telemark and ski touring. Avalanche training and heli-skiing guides are also available.


+33 4 79 24 30 94
Le Lac, Tignes, France

They offer skiing and snowboarding lessons, private and group session. Also off-piste instruction and heli-skiing trips. For private lessons they will come to your hotel/chalet.  

Snowsports Kitzbuhel

+43 664 390 00 90
Josef-Pirchl Strasse 26c, Kitzbuhel, Austria

This ski school can cater for any ability and level of skier although they seem to be more aimed at the higher end of ability. They offer race training, slalom or GS training, off piste skiing and guiding.  They charge around €250-270 per day for tuition or guiding, for up to 3 people.

Summits Ski Montagne

Good choice for children

+33 4 50 53 50 14
Le Mummery, 27 Allee du Savoy, 74400 Chamonix, France

Ski and snowboard school based in Chamonix, they also have an office in Megeve. They offer a full range of services including paragliding, off-piste skiing, ski school, teaching disabled pupils and lots more. Check their website for full details and upto date prices.

Supreme Snow & Snowboard school

+44 1479 810 800 / +33 4 79 08 27 87
Rue de la Culaz, Le Praz, 73120 Courchevel, France

Supreme have been in Courchevel for over 15 years and since 2005 have also taught in Meribel. Mostly British instructors. The school also runs a rental department with a good range of carving and off-piste skis. Off-piste groups and more advanced students may be eligible for free use of the specialist skis.

Swiss Ski school

Good choice for children

+41 33 855 2022
Zentrum Silberhorn, CH - 3823 Wengen, Berner, Oberland, Switzerland

The Swiss ski school is popular with the Brits as they have lots of English speaking instructors. Children have ski races with medals on a Thursday morning. Other activites that they run are, snowboarding, off-piste guiding, cross-country skiing, telemark, snowblading, snowshoe walking.  

Tarentaise Tours

+33 6 18 98 86 46
73640 Sainte Foy, France

Enjoy a three day 'Wilderness Ski Trip' in the Tarentaise area. This consists of two days off-piste to get your legs limbered up and then you set off for the heli-skiing part of the trip. You are sure to see unspoilt parts of the valley.

Tetra Hors Piste

+33 6 31 49 92 75
Sport House Immeuble Le Solaise, 73150 Val-d’Isère

Mountain guides based in Val d'Isere but take reservations from Tignes clients.

the development centre

+33 6 1555 3156
Precision Ski, Val d'Isere, France

TDC - The Development Centre was started in 2002. It is a fully British run ski school, and all of TDC's instructors are native english speakers. They are all about helping people really improve their skiing in an enjoyable, relaxed environment.  

The Snow School

+33 4 86 68 88 40
614 Av de Joux Plane, Morzine

Teaching skiing, boarding, telemarking and guiding, this school offers a range of packages for adults and children, long weekends and ski clinics, as well as heli skiing. They also offer various ski guiding sessions.