FAQ Val d’Isère

Can I choose my ski instructor in Val d’Isère ?

In Val d’Isère, there are about 500 ski instructors in about twenty ski schools. At Snocool you can definitely choose in advance which ski instructor you will ski with on the slopes of Val d’Isere ski area. Thanks to our “ski instructor” page you can easily see the profile of each Snocool’s ski instructor.

Where is the meeting place in Val d’Isère ?

The meeting point for ski lesson in Val d’Isere is located on the “front de neige” at the bottom of the stairs leading to the Olympique gondola (next to the pist map). Without special instructions from you, your ski instructor is waiting for you at the bottom of those stairs. Note that if you would like the instructor to meet you at a different place (accommodation, restaurant …) it is definitely possible.

Can I take snowboard lessons in Val d’isere ?

Did you know that Snocool was first established as a snowboard school before starting to offer ski lessons. Indeed, it is a team of professional snowboarders who is at the origin of the school. Nowadays, Snocool’s instructors are skilled to give anyone keys to start snowboarding in Val d’Isere.

What is the cost for a skiing lesson in Val d’Isère ?

In Val d’Isere, a one-hour ski lesson in a private lesson costs a minimum of 65 euros. This price is valid for one person and whatever time slot you choose.

Do you give freestyle skiing lessons in Val d’Isère ?

Val d’Isere ski area offer one of the most beautiful snow parks in France. It is a great opportunity to try freestyle skiing during your stay in our beloved moungtains. Some of our Snocool instructors are freestyle skiing specialists. Don’t hesitate anymore and join us to learn how to jump…

Is Snocool an international ski school ?

Snocool is affiliated with the International Ski School Union also known as SIMS. This union brings together 1800 ski instructors in 95 ski schools, mostly in France but also with some ski school abroad …

Can I choose my ski off-piste guide ?

You can choose your off-piste ski guide by visiting our website on the ‘our ski instructor’ page. When making your reservation, don’t forget to specify to the secretariat the name of the guide with whom you would like to ski.

Where can we do some freeride in Val d’Isère ?

In Val d’Isere nothing is easier than to freeride yet it is necessary to know a little the itineraries. Among the great classics do not miss the sector of Pissailas and especially the ski lift of the signal which allows to go down the famous freeride route of the Grand Vallon which goes down to the Isere river. In another area we also love the Charvet offering several itineraries in the south, east and north faces, ideal for all levels of off-piste skiers.

How to be sure that we will ski with people of our level ?

Skiing with friends and family helps to avoid the question of ski level, if everyone already has some experience on skis. If this is the case, a good ski instructor will easily make children laugh and parents enjoy while advising everyone about technique and style on the skis..

Do you offer private lessons for adults ?

In Val d’Isere, we offer private ski lessons for adults. Everything is made to measure. Number of hours, meeting point with your instructor, ski program … Whether you want to discover the ski area without queuing at the lifts or if you want to discover the best altitude restaurant… Or if for you the pole plant is very important just let us know! Everything is possible.

Do you allowed heliskiing in val d’isere ?

The proximity of Val d’Isère with the Italian peaks makes it possible to leave Val d’Isere by helicopter for a short flight to Italy. Once there, an Italian helicopter will take care to drop us off to an Italian summit which will allow us then to ski back down to France…

Do you give telemark lessons in Val d’Isère ?

Easily accessible to skiers, snowboarders, but also to people who have never practiced winter sports, the telemark courses that Snocool offers in Val d’Isere allow for example to bring everyone together to live a new experience. Note that telemark is the ancestor of skiing.

What languages are spoken by your ski instructor in val d’isere ?

In Val d’Isere, Snocool’s team of instructors speaks French, English, Dutch, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian and Portuguese







Book in advance. No deposit required. Snocool will not collect payment until you arrive at the resort. You can also book in our offices at your arrival but it will be subject to availability.


Small groups of 4 children in our course (kidz 4) and 6 children in our course (classic 6) is a maximum as usual.


Snocool secretaries / instructors will be wearing masks. Wearing a mask is compulsory for people aged 11 and over during gatherings at the start and end of lessons.


Children will keep the same bib throughout the week. Disinfection of bibs and avalanche safety equipment.


Hydro-alcoholic gel available at our offices. Surface disinfection.

This winter, the pure mountain air, the pleasure of skiing and being outdoors will benefit everyone. We look forward to welcoming you in our beautiful mountains, respecting the barrier gestures that must be observed inside and on the lifts, for the safety of all.