Ski school

At No.14 we work closely European Snowsports who’s qualified and dedicated instructors provide a safe and fun environment for your kids to be in group lessons and to fall in love with skiing. ES have been operating in Verbier since 2003 and offer a range of groups for all ages and abilities;

“Penguins” run from 09.30-12.30 for 3-5 year olds, with the option to add on lunch till 13:30 or link up for a full day, with the afternoon being in a kids club with Petit Verbier (our recommended childcare agency). This is a great option for parents wanting a full day on the mountain. The max number of children in a Penguins group is 5, giving you peace of mind that they are not only having hands on tuition but being very well looked after.

“Kids Academy” is for children aged 6-12 years, and offers a great alternative to private lessons. Your children will have fun, interact and learn with other children at their own ski level on the mountain. The Academy runs for full days (with lunch) or half days (AM or PM and you can add on lunch for either).

For the more advanced children and teenagers “ES Freeski” is designed to be the next level of ski experience, learning how to make the most out of new terrain and conditions. Your children will master moguls, take on powder, tackle jumps, rails, and boxes in the ski park.  Safety is a key concern, each skier receives individual coaching in a small group and there is no compulsion to attempt anything. The coach teaches safely, responsibly, and in a way that builds confidence and technique in a controlled fashion.

For all of the above groups the week ends with an awards ceremony presenting medals, certificates, and a goody bag for everybody.

European Snowsport is proud to be the only provider of the Flaik GPS tracking system in Switzerland. The Flaik system allows their office to track the whole day in ski school. Every child on the Kids Academy and Freeski programmes wears a tracker. They can be tracked live whilst they are on the slopes, and can also revisit the day to find out where they skied, how far they went, how fast, how many vertical metres they skied, and where they stopped for lunch.