The Ski 2 British Ski School
Run by skiers for skiers, our acclaimed British Ski and Snowboard School in Champoluc is exclusive to Ski 2 clients (clients booked with other tour operators, or direct with a hotel, should contact the local Italian ski school by clicking here).
Our Ski School is managed by Simon Brown, co-owner of Ski 2 and a resident in Italy for the winter months. Simon is a British Association of Ski Instructors (BASI) Level 4 ISTD Ski Teacher and has taught skiing around the world for over 30 years.
Our customers love the service that we provide and many of our regular clients claim that our ski school is one of the top reasons that they travel with us year after year.
Ski 2 Ski Instructors
Our instructor’s experience and enthusiasm for skiing, coupled with their ability to provide a safe and fun learning environment, will ensure you have a fantastic learning experience if you’re a novice recreational skier or an expert off-piste rider.
Whatever your age or ability our friendly, patient and professional staff will help you ‘improve on the move’. We believe skiing is best taught by doing it, rather than spending hours side-stepping up and down on the same piste.
We employ British Association of Ski Instructors (BASI) qualified ski teachers, some of whom live in Champoluc for the winter, and enhance this with local English-speaking Italian ‘maestri’ who are native to Champoluc and have unrivalled knowledge of the vast ski area.
“Ski 2 has everything covered for a first-timer’s snow sports holiday, from tuition and equipment hire to lift passes and lunches. Based in Champoluc, part of the large Monterosa ski area in Italy, the operator runs a British ski school exclusively for guests and has its own ski and snowboard hire.”
This is a quote from the Telegraph.co.uk article on the Best ski holidays for beginners.
“The Monterosa ski area is renowned for its expert and off-piste skiing, but Champoluc is the exception with its ski school run by tour operator Ski 2, with mainly native English-speaking instructors. The choice of easy runs is limited, but the lack of crowds, the gorgeous scenery and the laid-back atmosphere – plus the tuition – combine to make it a good place for families.”
Read a recent article from the website welove2ski about the best resorts for family ski holidays.
Children’s Ski Lessons
Having a British Ski School was really important to us, especially when it came to offering children a comfortable learning environment. Our child lessons are exclusive to Ski 2 clients and our groups are usually no larger than 10 per instructor which allows us to get to know your children and give them lots of attention (they’ll be better skiers than you by the time they leave!)
We allocate our groups according to age and ability as this helps children to learn at their own pace and allows our instructors to be able to tailor the lessons for the ability level.
Our Kids Group Ski School lessons start on both Sunday and Monday and need to be pre-booked and paid for prior to departure. Youngsters are grouped according to age and ability and wherever possible will be under the supervision of the same instructor throughout the week to ensure continuity.
Those arriving on a Saturday can start these lessons on a Sunday and finish on Friday or Saturday (depending on flight time home) and those arriving on Sunday start on a Monday and finish on a Saturday
For older teenagers, we now run our Adventure Ski Courses on selected weeks – please see below for more details.
If you’re arriving mid-week or for a short break, you would need to take private ski lessons which we will happily arrange for you.
Adult Ski and Snowboard Lessons
Exclusive to Ski 2 clients, our British Ski School offers adult ski lessons that are a great way to learn and improve without large class numbers. Only a small number of our adult skiers choose to take group lessons so we’re able to offer small classes that are tailored to your ability level. As long as we have a minimum of five people per ability group then we can offer adult group lessons, if we can’t then you’ll be offered private lessons up to the value of the cost shown here – so you really can’t lose.
We don’t currently offer group snowboarding lessons in Champoluc, but we can arrange private snowboard lessons, either by the hour or in a 10/15 hour block. Click below for more details.
How Do I Choose?
Our beginner group lessons are aimed at people who have little or no ski experience on snow and are unable to perform linked snowplough turns. They might be apprehensive skiers who may have skied before but didn’t achieve as much as they wanted, or someone who has skied on artificial ski slopes but never on snow.
Intermediate or advanced skiers should be able to ski confidently on a blue run doing linked turns as a minimum. Although we offer the same lesson options for adults and children, we group each class according to age and skiing ability wherever possible. The definition of a beginner, intermediate or advanced skier is the same for adults and children.
We reserve the right to determine the skiing standard of people booked in to our ski school for your safety and we allocate a class level based on this. In the unlikely event that there isn’t an appropriate class available, we will refund your money in full, or allocate a period of private lessons agreed by you.
You can find out more by looking at our Ability Levels page or you can call us at the UK Ski 2 office on 01962 713330 to tell us what you need and we’ll arrange the perfect instruction package for you and your group. We also offer tuition in snowboarding, snow-blading, off-piste skiing, racing or heli-skiing. Whether you’re looking for something unusual or just want to improve a particular aspect of your ski technique we can help.
What is the average number of pupils per instructor in your classes? Last year, our average class size in our Kids Ski School was 7. In our adult group lessons this average was 9.
How many different classes do you run on a busy week? On peak weeks we might have up to 20 classes in our Kids Ski School, meaning there is always an appropriate class for every youngster
Can I choose what time I have private lessons? Unless you purchase a block of 10/15 hours of private lessons, you need to take your private lessons between 0900 and 1000 hours or after 1300 hours.
Is 5 hours a day too long for youngsters in group ski school? Our Kids Ski School operates from 1000 to 1500 hours. This generally is 4 hours of lessons, with an hour’s break for lunch at one of the mountain restaurants (lunch is included in all Ski 2 holidays). Our instructors will assess the ability of the group and tailor the level of instruction accordingly. Our younger pupils might well spend longer drinking hot chocolate and playing snowballs than some of our groups!
Where do ski lessons start and finish? All Ski 2 lessons, unless arranged otherwise, start and finish at Crest, at the top of the main gondola up from Champoluc. This is at a height of 2,000 metres and overlooks the nursery slopes.
Can I book group snowboarding lessons? We don’t currently offer group snowboarding lessons in Champoluc, but we can arrange private snowboard lessons, either by the hour, or in a 10/15 hour block
Ski School Review
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