Time for another Top 10 as part of our 10th year celebrations.
As it’s December you should probably get your ski or snowboarding lessons sorted. Here’s our Top 10 ski schools in Morzine. At the end of the month we’ll announce our favourite and give them a bottle of bubbly to celebrate. Feel free to get in touch and tell us which you think is the best?
NB Private ski lesson prices below are based on just one person, find a pal and the prices per person will be much less.
Avoriaz Alpine Ski School
One of the original British-run and English-speaking ski and snowboard schools in the stunning Portes du Soleil resort of Avoriaz. Boss Ian McKellar once competed in the World Cup Moguls competition. Group lessons from €25 per hour, private lessons from €80 per hour.
Alpine Learning Curves
In addition to ski lessons, Alpline Learning Curves also teach telemarking, they offer meeting points in the Portes de Soleil resorts of Les Gets, Morzine and Avoriaz. Private lessons from €75 per hour, but can be as low as €21 if you get a group of six together.
BASS Morzine is part of the British Alpine Ski School that operates in a number of French ski resorts. BASS pride itself on their instructors ability to really listen to you and understand your needs. Prices not published.
Easy2Ride is part of the École de Ski International (ESI) network and promises Engish speaking instructors, small group sizes, tailor-made private lessons and flexible timetables. They also offer special discounts on ski passes and equipment. Private lessons from €62 per hour, group lessons (with souvenir video!) from €15 an hour.
We couldn’t not mention the highest profile ski school on the French pistes, École de Ski Francais (ESF). They’re the chaps and chapesses in the red outfits. Undoubtedly the largest provider of group ski lessons in Morzine, available from only €10 an hour, private lessons from €45 per hour. ESF also runs Club Piou Piou, half and full day ski lessons and care for 4 – 5 year olds from €190 per week.
If it’s snowboarding lessons you’re after, you’ve got to go Mint, they’ve won the World Snow Awards’ ‘Best Snowsport School’ not once but twice. And they are friends with Olympic snowboarding medalist Jenny Jones too! Private lessons from €75 per hour, group lessons from €24 per hour.
Pop is an independent family-run British snowboarding school in Les Gets. They offer group and private snowboarding lessons in Les Gets, Morzine and Avoriaz. Private lessons from €55 per hour, group lessons from €15 per hour.
Reach Your Peak
Reach Your Peak promises a personal service to help you improve your skiing technique. It is run by Herve, who was born and raised in the Portes de Soleil, on skis since 2! Private ski lessons from €60 per hour and group ski lessons from €20 per hour.
Like Herve, BillSki.BillBoard boss Billy Clarke has been skiing the Portes de Soleil since he was in single figures. Private ski and snowboarding lessons available from €80 per hour, group lessons from €24 per hour. Ski guiding also available.
Freedom 2 Ski
A small team of professional British ski instructors with the highest level qualification and an outstanding reputation. Private ski lessons from €75 per hour and group ski lessons from €25 per hour.