Alpine ski coaching holidays
We offer a range of week-long and short-break alpine coaching holidays, some being fully inclusive holidays along with those where you can arrange your own flights. All of our Alpine coaching holidays include the following features:
  • Inclusive accommodation packages
  • Airport transfers
  • Mix of technical coaching and guiding around the resort
  • Personal feedback and regular video review
Each trip has a different coaching focus suitable to a range of skiers so please check your ability level or contact us before booking.
 
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4 - 8 November 2020 (Wed—Sun) 4 day long weekend
Included: 4 half days coaching, Half board accommodation, Transfers, Lift pass, Equipment hire
Add ons: Flights

Get your winter off to a flying start with a Pre-Season Tune-Up. Our four day short weekend breaks will help you to tune-up your skills to get you ready for skiing in the main season with minimum time off work. Based in Tignes Les Boisses we will be skiing on the Grand Motte glacier and offer an unbeatable value-for-money package.

Coaching groups will be aligned broadly by skier ability level as well as by the type of technical issues that may that you need to work on. This holiday is suitable for level 7 and higher skiers.
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5 - 12 December 2020 (Sat-Sat)
Included: 4 half days and 1 full day of coaching, 4* half board accommodation, Transfers
Add ons: Flights, Lift pass, Equipment hire

Our traditional opening of the main ski season happens in the Trois Vallees, the world's largest ski resort. We will be based in Meribel Les Allues, the resort will be quiet, prices at their lowest and you can work on your technique with a group of like-minded skiers. We'll choose great terrain, select our lunch spots and perhaps take in a bit of Apres..

Coaching will be focused on developing broad based core skills to improve your all round skiing ability and allow you to tackle new terrain and challenges. This holiday is suitable for level 7 and higher skiers.
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3 - 9 January 2021 (Sun-Sat) 6 nights & 5 days skiing
Included: 4 full days and 1 half days of coaching, 4* half board accommodation, Transfers
Add ons: Flights, Lift pass, Equipment hire

This coaching intensive week designed for skiers who are interested in tackling more of the mountain including steeps, chopped up snow, bumps, and if we get fresh snow some powder skiing!

We will be honing your all round skills with drills and exercises on piste but will be sampling different terrain and getting lots of mileage in variable snow conditions. Should the conditions allow our end of week goal will be to ski a tough black, a couloir, or possibly, an un-pisted itinerary run. No need for fat skis or avalanche equipment, normal all mountain skis will be fine.

This holiday is suitable for confident level 7 and higher skiers who would consider themselves off-piste Aspirers willing to venture off piste on easy slopes (green-easy blue). Limited off piste experience, from none to a few days with a desire to improve while skiing tougher conditions such as icy slopes, steeps, bumps and chopped up snow. Relatively fit with the attitude and aptitude to progress.
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Included: 4 full days and 1 half days of coaching, 4* half board accommodation, Transfers, Avi gear
Add ons: Flights, Lift pass, Equipment hire

This week is perfect for skiers who are happy skiing easy gradient off piste terrain, variable snow conditions, icy slopes and easy bumps but are looking to gain mileage and the confidence to get further from the pistes and enjoy the powder. We will seek out fresh snow and develop your skills and confidence to truly enjoy skiing off piste.

If you have wider off piste focused or touring skis please bring them along. Backpacks with avalanche rescue equipment will be required every day. If you have your own equipment please bring it along, if not we will issue you with a backpack, shovel, probe and transceiver. Conditions allowing we will be maximising your time off piste with an end of week goal to ski a lift served backcountry route outside the resort boundary.

Should weather conditions not allow for off piste skiing we will do technical skills development that will help improve your off-piste skiing. The course includes training on how to use avalanche rescue equipment and discussions on avalanche safety during coffee breaks. When out in the mountains we will point out avalanche prone areas and give you some knowledge and understanding on how to read snow pack conditions to give you some knowledge of mountain craft. This course will be led by Del Chandler, one or our associate coaches with extensive local knowledge.

This holiday coincides with our Perfect The Pistes course for level 5/6 skiers and we will share the same chalet accommodation during the week. If you have a friend or partner who fancies that course we offer a Bring a Friend discount of 10% each on the courses coaching fee.

This holiday is suitable for level 8 and higher skiers who would consider themselves off-piste Improvers (or better) with at least a weeks experience skiing moderate off-piste slopes (blue-red) confidently and comfortably.
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Included: 5 full days of coaching, 4* half board accommodation, Transfers
Add ons: Flights, Lift pass, Equipment hire

Coaching on this course will be provided by Marmalade Ski School, our Alpine partner in Les Trois Vallees. They will patiently guide you around the pistes of the Three Valleys. Check out SkiMarmalades blog for more information.

During this week we will help take you from feeling like you are only just “getting down” the slopes to being a master of the groomed runs. Our aim would be to take you from being happy(ish) skiing down most blue runs to being confident to take on any groomed slope in resort and maybe some slightly rougher but easier slopes too. From this point you would have the knowledge, capability and confidence to ski anywhere in resort plus have the ability to slow down and handle harder situations as and when they arrive.

During the week you can expect some really useful, valuable and attainable technical tips on how to make your skiing easier and more effective. As well as this we can talk you through how best to approach steeper runs, or slightly less well maintained slopes, so that you can still control your speed and choice of route down the hill.

This holiday coincides with our Off Piste Skills course and we will share the same chalet accommodation during the week. If you have a friend or partner who fancies that course we offer a Bring a Friend discount of 10% each on the courses coaching fee.

This holiday is suitable for level 5 or 6 skiers who can ski parallel but maybe still have a slight snow plough at times. You would be confident to ski down green runs and then easy blue runs too but wouldn’t feel happy to ski down red runs or harder.
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Included: Luxury 4* self catered chalet accommodation, transfers, 5 days coaching with IOS in Niseko area,
3 day trips to the nearby resorts of Rutsutsu, Moiwra and Kiroro with IOS guiding, lift passes, small group size of 6 per coach max

Add ons: Flights, Equipment hire, Avalanche safety equipment hire
Midweek Optional Day: Cat Skiing, Free skiing locally, site seeing trip to the coast or just Chilling :)

Ski Japan's legendary powder snow in the world famous resort of Niseko. Located on the northern island of Hokkaido. Niseko and its neighbouring resorts offers a great opportunity ski some of the best snow in the world and sample some Japanese food and culture. With 10 days we will try to make this a trip of a lifetime, nine days of skiing with guiding and coaching in the back-country areas of Niseko and several other local resorts.

Niseko has one of the highest total snowfalls of any resort in the world. Unlike many Japanese resorts off-piste skiing is permitted, with access beyond the resort boundary area through fixed locations, or 'gates'. Much of the off-piste is lift-served, although a bit of hiking and traversing is required to reach some of the best off piste terrain.

Accommodation will be in an extremely spacious and well appointed self-catering chalet on a room sharing basis. Bedrooms have two single beds, although can be made up with a double-bed on request. Full kitchen and dining facilities are available, giving the option to either self-cater or sample the extremely wide range of restaurants available in the village.

This holiday is suitable for level 8 and higher skiers who would consider themselves off-piste Improvers (or better) with at least a weeks experience skiing moderate off-piste slopes (blue-red) confidently and comfortably. Backpacks with avalanche rescue equipment will be required every day so you will need to bring your own or hire locally. Helmet are mandatory and wider powder skis are recommended.
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Included: 4 full days and 1 half days of coaching, 3* half board accommodation, Flights, Transfers, Lift pass, Basic equipment rental
Add ons: None !
Low Cost Single Room Supplement of only £149

Our fully inclusive package price includes flights, transfers, accommodation, Full area lift pass, equipment hire (if required). If you are after a full on, technically focussed piste performance improvement course this is your week. You will be skiing hard each day but have plenty of rest stops to sample the fantastic local restaurants! Four full days of coaching plus a half day to rest the legs, with a day off to free ski and enjoy the mountains. This holiday is suitable for level 7 and higher skiers.
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Included: 4 half days and 1 full days of coaching, 4* half board accommodation, Transfers, Lift pass and a transfer to a Tapas evening
Add ons: Flights and Equipment hire


This week is designed for skiers who are comfortable on most pistes but would like to get better when skiing steeper slopes, icy conditions, poor visibility, chopped up snow and bumps. You may have tried skiing off the sides of pistes but struggled and are keen to gain confidence in tougher conditions.

We will be honing your all round skills with drills and exercises on piste but will guide you into tougher terrain and getting lots of mileage in variable snow conditions. Half days of coaching with lots of time to practice, or just relax and enjoy some tapas, great meals in our hotel or a dip in the pool, sauna and jacuzzi.

This holiday is suitable for level 7 and higher skiers with a desire to improve while skiing tougher conditions such as icy slopes, steeps, bumps and chopped up snow. Relatively fit with the attitude and aptitude to progress.
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Included: 4 full days and 1 half days of coaching, 4* half board accommodation, Transfers
Add ons: Flights, Lift pass, Equipment hire

A perfect ski holiday if you like cruising the pistes and taking in the whole mountain experience that is provided for in the worlds biggest ski area, the wonderful Trois Vallees. We are limiting the group size to 6 people to make sure everyone gets close personal attention, suitable for confident level 6 and higher skiers who enjoy skiing on piste, love good food, wine, company and scenery.

The plan is a relaxed and highly sociable ski holiday with fellow enthusiasts, enjoying the slopes, the mountains, the lunches and bringing on your skiing technique with a mix of coaching and gaining quality ski mileage under the watchful eye of an instructor. We will keep it very civilised with proper coffee breaks and some fantastic lunches organised each day at our favourite hidden gems within the Three Valleys. Our base for the week is in a luxurious chalet offering spacious accommodation, a fireplace and great food. 

This holiday coincides with our Off Piste Development course, we will share the same chalet accommodation and be coordinating the groups so we meet up for a few lunches during the week. If you have a friend or partner who fancies that course we offer a Bring a Friend discount of 10% each on the courses coaching fee.
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Included: 5 full days of coaching, 4* half board accommodation, Transfers, Avi gear
Add ons: Flights, Lift pass, Equipment hire

This course will be run and organised by Marmalade Ski School, our Alpine partner in Les Trois Vallees. They will take advantage of their local knowledge to explore off piste in the Three Valleys.

This week is perfect for skiers who are happy skiing off piste red and black terrain, variable snow conditions, icy slopes and bumps but are looking to gain mileage and the confidence to get further from the pistes and enjoy skiing slopes that are "demanding but doable".

If you have wider off-piste focused skis please bring them along. Backpacks with avalanche rescue equipment will be required every day. If you have your own equipment please bring it along, if not we will issue you with a backpack, shovel, probe and transceiver. The course will be a mix of guiding and coaching and conditions allowing we will be maximising your time off piste with an end of week goal to ski an extensive backcountry route outside the resort boundary.

Should weather conditions not allow for off piste skiing we will do technical skills development that will help improve your off-piste skiing. We will refresh and extend your knowledge of avalanche rescue equipment. When out in the mountains we will point out avalanche prone areas and give you some knowledge and understanding on how to read snow pack conditions to give you some knowledge of mountain craft.

This holiday coincides with our French Food & Fun course for confident level 6 and higher skiers and we will share the same chalet accommodation during the week. If you have a friend or partner who fancies that course we offer a Bring a Friend discount of 10% each on the courses coaching fee.

This holiday is suitable for level 8 and higher skiers who would consider themselves off-piste Developers (or stronger) who confidently enjoy skiing off piste on steeper slopes (red-black) away from pistes.
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Included: 4 full days and 1 half days of coaching, 4* half board accommodation, Transfers, Avi gear
Add ons: Flights, Lift pass, Equipment hire

This course will be run and organised by Marmalade Ski School, our Alpine partner in Les Trois Vallees and will be led by Derek Chandler, one or our associate coaches with extensive local knowledge, with our aim to find some fun and easy off piste routes that are lift assisted and accessible with short uphill ski tours typically under an hour in length. We will introduce you to the basics of ski touring showing you how to use the specialised skis & bindings, applying skins and the use of avalanche safety equipment. If you have done a bit of touring we will show you some more advanced touring skills like kick turns and crampon usage to develop your touring capability.

The course will include on piste skiing to get you familiar with all the gear so we can enjoy the peace and tranquility that easy ski tours can provide. Springtime conditions should allow for skinning each day but if we have adverse weather we will work with you to improve your off piste skillset through drills and exercises on piste.

If you have touring skis and boots great, if not we can arrange for hire at a local shop. Backpacks with avalanche rescue equipment will be required every day. If you have your own please bring it along, if not we will issue you with all the relevant equipment (backpack, shovel, probe and transceiver) free of charge.

This holiday is suitable for level 8 and higher skiers who relate as off-piste Improvers or off-piste Developers who are keen to learn or develop their ski touring skills.
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