We may be a little biased, but we really have seen and believe the difference that taking lessons can make, whether it’s to switch between skiing and snowboarding, move up a level, rebuild confidence, or just as a way to meet other people.
Insider Ski Instructor Knowledge
Whilst staying with us, Thierry really can give you all the expert piste advice that you need in order to support your progress. From the daily snow conditions of the pistes (he is on the mountain instructing every day, so he really does know best!) to the snow forecast for the week. He can run through the piste map with you, advising you on which pistes to ski to suit your ability, which areas to avoid at peak times and depending on the conditions, and how to get the best from your week. Guests have found this local knowledge and service invaluable. If you want Thierry as your ski instructor for the week you will need to book through ESF, however he is happy to do a small medal ceremony in the chalet at the end of your stay… a great camera moment for both children and adults!!
Joining a group class as a beginner means you can ski with people at the same level rather than competing all day with your much faster sister or brother, as an intermediate or an advanced skier a private lesson or two can push you to that next level.
Exploring the backcountry with a guide means you get to see the mountains that only locals see, safe in the knowledge that you are with someone who knows exactly where they are going.
These can be a great way to boost your confidence if you don’t ski that regularly, to give your skills a refresh, or to hone in on particular techniques that just aren’t coming that easy in a group lesson.
There are lots of ski schools in Morzine. Thierry works for the ESF, but we would also highly recommend BASS, The Snow Institute and Peak Performance.