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Welcome to our Beginner Skier's & Snowboarder's Area

If this is your first time skiing then you are in the right place. We can arrange everything for you to make your first ski trip a very enjoyable and relaxing experience. Below we've suggested what you might need though please never hesitate to contact us for a chat if you've any questions at all.

What do I need?

We would suggest for your first time skiing or snowboarding you should book some lessons, a lift pass (to allow you up the ski lifts) and ski & boot hire. These items should be booked ahead before you travel and, if you book with us, we will guide you through this during the final weeks before your holiday. Before your first ski holiday, you will also need to organise essential items such as a ski jacket and salopettes. To find out more about what you might need to bring, have a look at our ski holiday preparation page.

Ski & Snowboard Lessons

The most popular lesson arrangement for beginners is 5 x half day group lessons (Monday to Friday). The main ski school is called E.S.F. (Ecole du Ski Francais). Generally we have found that half day ski lessons are perfect, as it gives people time to relax a bit in the afternoons along with time to practice their new skills ready for the next day's ski lessons! There are no ski lessons on your final Saturday allowing you to go and explore the ski area.

There are also other ski schools in Les Gets should you have a preference, and private lessons are an option though they are very expensive. Please just contact us if you are interested in private lessons.

We will book your ski lessons and we'll show you where to meet your instructor.

Lift Pass

You need a lift pass to go up the ski lifts, even if you are a complete beginner on the most basic lift. Thankfully they have recognised the fact that you might not get as much use out of the lifts as an experienced skier, and so they do a cheaper beginner's lift pass, prices are all below. Generally people take a 6 day lift pass (Monday to Saturday inclusive).

There are two sizes of lift passes - local area (covering all the lifts in Les Gets and Morzine) and a full area pass (covering Les Gets, Morzine and 12 other resort that make up the Portes du Soleil). A local area pass provides more than enough skiing for beginners.

We will pre-buy your lift pass and deliver it to you in the chalet.

Ski Hire & Snowboard Hire

You will need to hire skis, boots and poles, or a Snowboard & Boots. The poles always come with the skis for no extra charge, so when you see "Ski hire" it means skis and poles. The equipment comes in various grades, from beginner to expert. Generally people hire for 6 days (Monday to Saturday inclusive), though we will try to get everyone's equipment fitted the day before (Sunday when you arrive) so you are ready to go first thing Monday Morning!

We will arrange the ski & snowboard hire so they come to the chalet to fit you there.

Prices - Skiing

  • 5-6 x half day group ski lessons for beginners (max 8 people per class) - €155.00
  • 6 day local area lift pass (when bought with beginner's lessons) - €125.00
  • 6 day beginner ski and boot hire + helmet - €101.00

Total: €381.00

Prices - Snowboarding

  • 5-6 x half day group snowboard lessons for beginners - the lesson length (and price) changes throughout the winter:
    €176.00 In School Holidays.
    €157.00 Outside School Holidays
  • 6 day local area lift pass (when bought with beginner's lessons) - €125.00
  • 6 day beginner snowboard and boot + helmet hire - €119.00

€420.00 In School Holidays
€401.00 Outside School Holidays

How to book

Please just call or email us to say you would like a full beginner's package and we will arrange everything for you!

When to book

We normally arrange all the ski holiday extras around the balance payment date (60 days before your holiday). We will contact you then to let you know it's time to arrange any extras you would like. If though you would like anything that's unusual or during the New Years or Half Term holidays please contact us as soon as you make your decisions as to which lesson you would like to make sure there's availability with the Ski Schools.


There is no need to pay ahead for the extras. We have a card machine in resort and we can do the payments once you arrive (they'll be in Euros).


More Information about the skiing can be found in our Ski Les Gets section.

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