The course will be running continuously from Monday to Friday. Unless you are planning to take a day or two extra at either end of your trip, you should aim to arrive in resort the night before the course and depart either on a late evening Friday flight or Saturday flight. The courses are designed to build and develop skill and confidence, to enable people to ski all terrains including Moguls, Steeps, Variables, Powder and how to Carve effectively on piste.
Skills are developed by practicing specific exercises that benefit the main topics. Progressively, the new skills are tested in suitable terrains to build confidence. Each skier is also looked at from an individual point of view to help understand their strengths and improve upon their weaknesses. The early December courses are an ideal way to kick start your skiing for the season with clear direction in how to develop. The slopes are quiet, there are great deals on accommodation and they’re a fantastic way to get your ski legs in for the winter ahead.
We ski each day from 10am until 3pm and take a lunch break at approximately 12.30pm. We will be filming regularly and doing video analysis throughout the week. The videos will be reviewed and analysed most days at convenient times that don’t interfere with skiing.
The groups are a maximum of 6 per instructor.
The course is suitable for Academy levels 1-6 on our rating scale. If you’re not sure of your level please have a look at the videos here.
The 3* Hotel La Rotonde is ideally located in the central square and only 5 minutes from the Medran ski lifts, offering 27 rooms each with magnificent views of the surrounding mountains. The hotel has a cosy lounge area, a breakfast room and ski storage room. A friendly Alpine atmosphere awaits you upon your arrival.
If you’d like to see more info, pricing and booking information you can view the Hotel Rotonde accommodation page on our site by clicking the button below.
If you’re looking to fly to Verbier, Geneva is the closest commercial airport with numerous flights available from all major airlines. Once you get to Geneva airport you can get to Verbier by Train (www.sbb.ch) or if preferred there are numerous transfer companies that offer the route such as Alpybus or Alpine express.
If you’re looking to get to resort in a more environmentally friendly way or just don’t like flying; the train journey from London is really straightforward and a pleasure to experience. You can use https://www.thetrainline.com to find prices and look at the journey simply choose London-Lausanne or London-Geneva and your dates. For the leg in Switzerland the info and Swiss website above will provide that information but that will be a very small portion of the journey.
If you book early or have quite a lot of ski kit to bring out the train choice can often be the more cost effective choice too!
For full details on travel plans to Verbier use the Verbier Tourism website and click on the ‘Access’ tab. Another excellent website for finding information on Verbier is www.verbinet.com. If you click on the ‘Travel/Transport’ tab you will find every solution.
SKI EQUIPMENT RENTAL OFFER
If you need to rent skis, boots or avi equipment or wish to pre-order your lift pass our partners at Ski Service Verbier are offering all Academy course participants a special discount that you can use towards any type of rental this season and discounts on your lift pass too! Their team is also available to advise you on any queries you may have regarding skis and boots. With regard to which lift pass to get – you’ll need a 4 Valley Liftpass to cover the entire area. To obtain this discount please pre-book online via the link below.
Great skiing week with a super instructor who persevered to make sure we all improved and had fun doing it!
If you love to ski & genuinely want to improve your technique , the coaching from the Academy team is as good as it gets. Superb instruction, easy to understand, challenging at 1st to master but what a game changer after 5 days when you do. I have done numerous weeks with the academy & my skiing always gets taken to the next level
Without a doubt the best tuition I have experienced in over 30 years skiing, delivered by best team of instructors you will find anywhere. Only problem is they keep you wanting more????
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