Ski school

At No.14, we work closely European Snowsports, whose qualified and dedicated instructors provide safe, fun group lessons that help your children 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” groups run from 09.30 – 12.30 for 3-5 year olds, with the options to add on lunch until 13:30 or make it a full day (the afternoon is spent in a kids club with our recommended childcare agency, Petit Verbier). The maximum number of children in a Penguins group is five, ensuring that your children receive direct tuition while being 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 and learn with other children at their own ski level on the mountain. The Academy offers full days (with lunch) or half days (AM or PM and you can add on lunch for either).

For more advanced children and teenagers, “ES Freeski” teaches young skiers to make the most of new terrain and conditions. Your children will master moguls, take on powder and tackle jumps, rails, and boxes in the ski park (although there is no compulsion to attempt anything). Safety is a key concern, with each skier receiving individual coaching in a small group. The coach teaches safely, responsibly and in a manner that builds confidence and technique in a controlled environment.

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 while they are on the slopes, also allowing them to revisit the day to find out where they skied, how far and fast they went, how many vertical metres they skied and where they stopped for lunch.