Ski and Snowboard Lessons

Group Ski Lessons

Lessons can be taken in mornings or afternoons.  All day instruction with lunch is available in Meribel and Mottaret for children during school holidays.

Private Ski Lessons

Most ski schools offer private lessons but these generally need to be booked well in advance during school holidays.  Private instruction can normally be booked for 2 hour or more sessions.

Ski School Meeting Points

If you are staying in Meribel Les Allues or Meribel Village you will have to travel to Meribel centre at the Chaudanne for your lessons.  All the Meribel ski schools have a meeting point at the Chaudanne lift centre. The ESF also have meeting points at Rond Point.

The advice is to check each of these ski classes in Meribel to see which suits you best. Be aware that in high season and especially school holidays all the ski and snowboard schools get fully booked well in advance.

Snowboard Schools

There are 2 dedicated snowboard schools. RTMG Snowboard School and CABG Snowboard School. Most of the Meribel ski schools also give snowboard lessons with qualified instructors.

The following is a full list of the Meribel and Mottaret ski and snowboard schools with contact details. 

Snow Systems ski & snowboard

Ski classes in Meribel &Meribel Mottaret &Courchevel. A private school with English &French speaking instructors.  Meeting points at Chaudanne & Mottaret.

Phone 0033 470 004022

Magic Academy ski & snowboard

Meribel, Meribel Mottaret & Courchevel. Magic In Motion are an independent school with instructors speaking English and many other languages.  Meeting point is Chaudanne.

Phone 0033 479 085336

Snow D'Light ski & snowboard

Meribel, Meribel Mottaret & Courchevel. An independent snowsports company with English and international speaking instructors.  Meeting point is Chaudanne.

Phone 0033 479 550773


Alpine Masters Ski School

A private company operating In Meribel &Meribel Mottaret & Courchevel.  Alpine Masters specialize in private lessons in English for improver groups.  The meeting point is at Chaudanne

Phone 0033 625 564901


Parallel Lines

Parallel Lines are a private English run company based in Meribel. All instructors are English speaking and mainly teach British clients. Group lessons in both skiing and snowbaording are in English .  The meeting point is at Chaudanne.

Phone 0033 479 00321



A small private French but English speaking ski school well established in Meribel.

(Specialty Tandem Ski for non skiers and Disabled).  Serving Meribel, Meribel Mottaret & Courchevel

Phone 0033 663 173232


New Generation

Serving Meribel &Meribel Mottaret &Courchevel. Instruction in both skiing and snowboarding.   A British company serving mainly British visitors . Group Lessons are in English.

Phone 0844 770 4733


The Development Centre

The schools instructors are all fully qualified, all holding the highest BASI qualifications, the French Equivalence and the Euro Speedtest. They have been based in Meribel since 2011 and their team of passionate and enthusiastic ski coaches bring their experiences from all over the world to work with you to improve your skiing.

Phone 0033 612 248852


The Snow School

A British ski school that ensures that their lessons are tailored to you. They understand that everyone is unique and has a unique way of absorbing information. They constantly strive to interact on a one to one basis using their expertise to achieve the desired results in a stress free enjoyable environment.

Phone 07733 251 915


Marmalade Ski School

British Instructors in Meribel & Mottaret.  A small very personal and dedicated ski and snowboard school for all levels. Lessons are given in English.  Meeting point at Chaudanne

Phone 0033 617 341 800


First Tracks Ski Coaching

First Tracks Ski Coaching specialise in private tuition for adults and children.  Choose the time of day that suits you best, either mornings, afternoons or full days and your Personal Coach will build your confidence, help improve your technique and take you to the best slopes for your level and to find the nicest snow. 

Phone 0033 781 828 283



This company offers a range of ski instructor courses, and ski performance courses and camps, ranging from 1 week to 10 weeks based from central chalets in Meribel.

Phone 0208 789 9055


Snow Descent

Snow Descent offers courses in alpine skiing, snowboarding and freestyle adapted to your level to help you achieve your goals.

0033 681 849921


Mountain Guides

Off Piste Skiing In All of the 3 Valleys for advanced skiers. The mountain guides are allowed to take advanced skiers off piste including the glaciers. They are off piste specialists.  Meeting point usually Chaudanne but depends on the programme. Most guides speak English.

Phone 0033 479 003038


ESF Meribel

The official French ski school in Meribel.  From complete beginners to the very advanced, ESF Meribel can offer snowboard lessons to every one from the age of 8 years.

Phone 0033 479 086031



British Alpine Ski School (BASS) offers top quality ski lessons with British instructors; choose from private lessons, group lessons, children's lessons and corporate events.

Phone 0033 643 626434

RTM Snowboarding. The first British dedicated snowboard school in Europe. English instructors &Lessons in English in Meribel &Meribel Mottaret & Courchevel.

Phone 0033 615 485 904


Cab9 Snowboarding School

English riding experts,in Meribel &Mottaret. Another totally dedicated snowboard school giving lessons in English

Phone 0844 811 2779


DZ Ski School

Private ski lessons

Phone 0033 662 072844


Ski Excel Ski School

Ski school offering private instructors

Phone 07836328610


Ski Thomas

Thomas Weller offers private ski instruction, off-piste guiding and instruction for any level or age. As a true enthusiast Thomas lives skiing since early childhood and likes to share his passion with you, on alpine or telemark skis, on groomed runs or off-piste.

Phone 0033 479 003647


Lara Ski

Lara is a fully qualified British Ski instructor who has been working with ESF for a number of years and is one of the rare few that has completed the demanding International Ski Teacher diploma. Therefore you can relax knowing you are in safe hands and getting the best instruction available.

Lara is now working with the British Alpine Ski School


Michael Harrison

Michael Harrison and Martin Hemsley are two of Méribel's most respected British private ski instructors; together they have joined forces to create MH2 Private Ski Instruction.

Between them Michael and Martin have many years of experience in Méribel and Courchevel. They deliver ski lessons that will improve your performance, whilst being patient, safe and considerate.

Phone 0033 479 085718

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