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Are lift passes included in the ski lessons at Flaine?

Lift passes are not included with the ski lessons at Flaine and will have to be purchased separately and before attending the ski schools on your first day. Lift passes allow skiers to gain access to the slopes so they will need to be ready to use prior to arriving at the ski school. In Flaine however, some lifts are dedicated to beginner lifts and may have significant discounts however this is subject to change so please inquire and confirm first before purchasing. For example, the lifts classed as beginner lifts at Flaine are the Ballacha lift which gives access to the Mélèze green slope; the Gerats chairlift which grants access to the Balaken fun zone on the Opale green slope; and the Grandes Platières cable car can be accessed for breathtaking views of Mont Blanc.

How can I book a ski lesson at Flaine?

There are a number of ways to book your ski lessons at Flaine. A lot of people wait until they get to the resort and then visit the ski schools in person to book their lessons. While this is common practice, we would strongly suggest that you book your ski lessons with us directly online as part of your overall customised holiday booking. Booking with us allows you to save a space at the ski school ahead of time and your arrival at Flaine. If you are making your holiday booking with us online, please select to add the ski lessons via the ski extras page and you can select the number of slots you require based on the number of people travelling with you. If you are speaking to one of our representatives on the phone while completing your ski holiday to Flaine, just simply request to have ski lessons added to your order. Contact us for any further information.

What type of ski lessons should I book at Flaine?

There are various ski lessons available at the ski schools in Flaine. Before selecting your ski lessons, make sure that you are fully aware of your ski level and that of any member of your travelling group that will be taking ski lessons. Ski lessons are not exclusively for beginners as the classes range from beginner to intermediate level skiers. There are also separate children’s lessons as well, with kids being taught separately. The ski lessons at Flaine and across the Alps are delivered in two ways; private one-on-one lessons with a dedicated instructor and a group taught lesson involving a group of skiers and 1 or more instructors. The private lessons usually cost more than the group lessons and may be preferred by some as they get the ski instructors undivided attention throughout the duration of the class. This undoubtedly improves their chances of getting the basics quicker. The group lessons are great for beginners and young children as well. They are fun sessions and a great way to make new friends. It is a great option for people who learn better in a group setting and require peer support and friendly motivation. For the children in particular, group sessions also involve different activities and the ski schools also have ski clubs and aftercare laden with activities to keep the children engaged. Both types of classes are great and cater to people with different learning styles and preferences.

Why should I book my Flaine ski lessons with Erna Low?

If you are in the process of booking your ski holiday to Flaine and you intend to take ski lessons during your holiday, there is little to no reason why you should not book your ski lessons with Erna Low. It is by far the most convenient method of booking your lessons as it only requires a few clicks of the mouse and no more than 5 minutes to complete. It is just as simple when booking your holiday over the phone as well as our representative can very easily include the option as part of your overall booking. Booking your ski lessons with us also means that you will be enrolled in some of the Alps highly rated ski schools. With over 90 years of experience in the ski holiday industry, we have been able to form and maintain strong and trusted relationships with ski schools which have ultimately led to partnerships. Our experience and longevity in the industry have allowed us to identify some of the oldest and most well-established ski schooling institutions in the Alps where we are confident that our customers get the very best tutorship.

Are the ski lessons in Flaine in English?

Yes. All the ski lessons provided by our ski instructors will be in English. We ensure that all our partners have English speaking instructors. In addition, with the large influx of British and Irish skiers and other nations who have English as their first language, most ski schools across the Alps ( Flaine included) have a large number of English speaking or multilingual instructors. If you are assigned for group learning in the ski schools and your group has a few individuals who speak other languages, the instructors will still be able to communicate with everyone in the group without issue.

Is it possible to rent or hire ski equipment for children for their ski lessons at Flaine?

Yes. It is very possible to hire ski equipment for children participating in ski schools in Flaine. There are a number of ski shops at the resort and ski equipment is usually readily available for children even as young as 3 years old. Please be advised however that the ski equipment that is available for rent is not included in the cost of the ski lessons. They will have to be purchased separately. You can also very easily hire your children’s ski equipment for their trip to Flaine directly with us. It is also a very easy process and can be completed within a matter of moments by a few clicks of the mouse. For any further details regarding ski equipment hire for children in Flaine, please see our ski hire page.