European Snowsport

Verbier

At European Snowsport we seek out the best ski and snowboard instructors from around the world, who love to teach, and speak your language.

Our ski schools in Verbier, Zermatt, St Moritz, Chamonix and Nendaz offer lessons to snowsport enthusiasts of all levels, and are proud leaders in adaptive skiing, making the mountains accessible to everyone.

It is our mission to be the best ski school in Europe’s best resorts.

Availability

Private Snowboard Lessons

with European Snowsport

Private lessons are the quickest way to improve skills on the snow for both adults and children; improve at your own pace with a dedicated and carefully chosen ES instructor who will tailor your time together so that you learn in a way that exactly suits you. Video feedback is included for faster improvement.

DurationPrice
1 day, 2 hours total
Afternoon
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CHF250.00
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1 day, 2 hours total
Afternoon
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CHF250.00
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1 day, 2 hours total
Morning
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CHF250.00
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1 day, 2 hours total
Afternoon
from 
CHF200.00
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1 day, 3 hours total
All Day
from 
CHF360.00
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1 day, 3 hours total
All Day
from 
CHF320.00
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1 day, 3 hours total
All Day
from 
CHF340.00
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1 day, 3 hours total
Afternoon
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CHF340.00
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1 day, 3 hours total
Afternoon
from 
CHF295.00
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1 day, 7 hours total
All Day
from 
CHF595.00
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1 day, 7 hours total
All Day
from 
CHF580.00
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1 day, 7 hours total
All Day
from 
CHF550.00
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The Big 5 Challenge

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We have developed the “Big 5 Challenge”, a special day out with an ES instructor who will guide you to the best unpisted runs, with the best snow. And we will give you a “Big 5 Challenge” certificate and gift at the end of it, if you complete the challenge.

Ski the top 5 unpisted trails (“itineraries”) in Verbier, the freeride capital of Europe.
-The Steepest
-The Longest
-The biggest moguls
-The best tree skiing
-The most beautiful itinerary runs

Here is your day;

1. Start with the itinerary that is the best kept secret in the 4 Valleys, through the trees in the morning on Les Otanes, on the Bruson side. If snow conditions permit, you can go all the way down to Le Chable.

2. From here, take the lifts back up on the Verbier side, past Lac de Vaux to the top of Tortin.
This run is legendary for its steepness, length, and bumps! You can dive straight down or, depending on conditions, take the trail off to the side, to tackle the soft moguls that can get as big as cars, with famously good snowholding on the north facing slope.

3. Three lifts take you back up again to the top of Mt Gele (“Frozen Mountain”), where all of the ways down are steep and unpisted. Depending on conditions there are different options; all of them are steep, empty and wild.
4. Take the swooping run in to your next itinerary, Gentianes. Play in the natural half pipes and fabulous snow, heading down towards Siviez and the other valleys past Verbier.

5. Two more lifts take you back up and then you will finish by heading down the narrow track, often with over a meter of snow piled on either side, that takes you into Vallon D’Arbi. This long, steep, wooded itinerary takes you into terrain many Verbier regulars have never seen, finishing in La Tsoumaz. Take lift back out, then be last off the mountain on the long run back to Verbier.

Depending on mountain conditions, including avalanche risk and run closures, some runs may be replaced with others on the day. For example, Vallon D’Arbi may be replaced with Col des Mines, a beautiful itinerary with spectacular views that takes you back into Verbier in the afternoon sun.

Worth it for a certificate? Of course not, but this experience will stay with you for a lifetime.
The price does not change if your friends and family join in, so you can invite others to share the experience with you. We guarantee there will be plenty to talk about for the rest of your holiday!

DurationPrice
1 day, 7 hours total
All Day
from 
CHF595.00
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Penguins (3 - 5 year olds)

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ES Penguins provides a fun and safe learning and playing on-snow environment for children aged 3 to 5 years. We help your children to get moving on the snow in a caring atmosphere, with lots of games, songs, and fun. We have our smallest group size for Penguins, with a maximum of JUST 4 in a group ( New 2018/19).

All our Penguins instructors are experienced, enthusiastic and dedicated teachers, who love working with, and motivating, young children.

All Penguins are awarded a medal, certificate and goody bag at prize giving at the end of their time with us.

All the children are provided with a bright readily identifiable bib. Helmets are compulsory.

Full Day classes are part of the Penguins Afternoon Club - which is a collaboration between ES and Petit Verbier nannies enabling our smaller clients to enjoy a full day of skiing and play, so that parents can maximise their time on the slopes. Petit Verbier provide a structured programme for the afternoon session, running straight after skiing from 12.30-4pm. It includes lunch and daily set activities in both an indoor and outdoor setting which encourage learning and creativity.

Each weekday will provide a different structured activity including kids’ music time, arts and crafts, outdoor activities, and theme days. These activities are run by Petit Verbier nannies who are fully insured, first aid trained, reference checked, police checked, highly experienced, and, of course, love caring for children.

DurationPrice
5 days, 15 hours total
Morning
CHF500.00
per person
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6 days, 18 hours total
Morning
CHF600.00
per person
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5 days, 32 hours 30 minutes total
All Day
CHF880.00
per person
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6 days, 39 hours total
All Day
CHF1,050.00
per person
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ES Freeski (11 - 17 year olds)

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ES Freeski is designed to build on skills gained in conventional ski school lessons and for having fun learning how to make the most out of new terrain.

Learn to master moguls, tackle jumps, rails, and boxes in the ski park, and hit the powder. Time spent with ES Freeski opens up the whole mountain for you to enjoy with like-minded skiers.

Safety is a key concern and each skier receives individual coaching in a small group; there is no compulsion to attempt anything, and no peer pressure. The coach teaches safely, responsibly, and in a way that builds confidence and technique in a controlled fashion.

Each week ends with an awards ceremony, and our Freeski teens are each given a medal and certificate.

Everybody joining ES Freeski wears a Flaik GPS Tracker. We are proud to be the only provider of the Flaik GPS tracking system in Switzerland. This allows our office to track your whole day in ski school or in a private lesson.

You can revisit your ski day to see where you skied, how far, how fast, how many vertical metres and where you stopped for lunch.

We also use the Flaik System for safety. With the live tracking running in the ES office, we will always know where our students are on the slopes. Our instructors also carry a Flaik tracker so we can see that all the groups stay safely together.

DurationPrice
1 day, 3 hours total
Morning
CHF130.00
per person
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1 day, 3 hours total
Afternoon
CHF100.00
per person
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1 day, 3 hours total
Morning
CHF130.00
per person
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1 day, 3 hours total
Afternoon
CHF100.00
per person
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1 day, 7 hours total
All Day
CHF200.00
per person
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1 day, 7 hours total
All Day
CHF200.00
per person
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5 days, 15 hours total
All Day
CHF400.00
per person
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5 days, 15 hours total
Morning
CHF400.00
per person
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6 days, 18 hours total
All Day
CHF480.00
per person
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6 days, 18 hours total
Morning
CHF480.00
per person
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5 days, 35 hours total
All Day
CHF775.00
per person
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6 days, 42 hours total
All Day
CHF930.00
per person
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ES Kids Academy (6 - 12 year olds)

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Children aged 6 to 12 have fun learning to ski with our experienced ES instructors in small groups of no more than 6. Kids Academy offers a great alternative to private lessons, connecting your children with other children at their ski level on the mountain. They ski and play onslope games with their new friends in a safe environment with GPS tracking via Flaik and brightly coloured bibs for all children. The week ends with an awards ceremony with medals, certificates, and a goody bag for everybody.

Focus on ski improvement is encouraged by our ES Kids Academy levels. We keep a note of the level awarded for the next time your child skis with us so they can join the correct level group from the start of the first morning.

Everybody joining Kids Academy wears a Flaik GPS Tracker. European Snowsport is proud to be the only provider of the Flaik GPS tracking system in Switzerland. The Flaik system allows our office to track your whole day in ski school or in a private lesson.

You can revisit your ski day to see where you skied, how far, how fast, how many vertical metres and where you stopped for lunch.

We also use the Flaik System for safety. With the live tracking running in the ES office, we will always know where our students are on the slopes. Our instructors also carry a Flaik tracker so we can see that all the groups stay safely together.

The flexibility offered by Kids’ Academy is brilliant – it is possible to attend half or full days, and a convivial lunch with other Academy skiers in a mountain restaurant is included in full days.

DurationPrice
1 day, 3 hours total
Afternoon
CHF100.00
per person
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1 day, 3 hours total
Morning
CHF130.00
per person
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1 day, 3 hours total
Afternoon
CHF100.00
per person
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1 day, 3 hours total
Morning
CHF130.00
per person
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1 day, 7 hours total
All Day
CHF200.00
per person
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1 day, 7 hours total
All Day
CHF200.00
per person
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5 days, 15 hours total
Morning
CHF400.00
per person
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5 days, 15 hours total
All Day
CHF400.00
per person
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6 days, 18 hours total
Morning
CHF480.00
per person
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6 days, 18 hours total
All Day
CHF480.00
per person
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5 days, 35 hours total
All Day
CHF775.00
per person
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6 days, 42 hours total
All Day
CHF930.00
per person
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Private Off-piste Ski Guides

with European Snowsport

Unless you know the mountain very well, it is advisable to take one of our highly qualified expert ES instructors who will open up the playground and show you places that you hadn’t dreamed of. This is certainly a good investment for an unforgettable few days of heaven. These resort experts can also help you with using the equipment you need to go off-piste safely and with confidence. You can improve your technique in variable terrain and powder at the same time as exploring new parts of the resort.

DurationPrice
1 day, 3 hours total
All Day
from 
CHF370.00
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1 day, 3 hours total
Afternoon
from 
CHF370.00
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1 day, 3 hours total
All Day
from 
CHF370.00
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1 day, 3 hours total
Afternoon
from 
CHF370.00
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1 day, 3 hours total
All Day
from 
CHF370.00
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1 day, 3 hours total
Afternoon
from 
CHF370.00
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1 day, 7 hours total
All Day
from 
CHF620.00
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1 day, 7 hours total
All Day
from 
CHF620.00
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1 day, 7 hours total
All Day
from 
CHF620.00
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Private Ski Lessons

with European Snowsport

Private lessons are the quickest way to improve skills on the snow for both adults and children; improve at your own pace with a dedicated and carefully chosen ES instructor who will tailor your time together so that you learn in a way that exactly suits you. Video feedback is included for faster improvement.

DurationPrice
1 day, 2 hours total
Afternoon
from 
CHF200.00
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1 day, 2 hours total
Morning
from 
CHF250.00
Request to Book
1 day, 2 hours total
Afternoon
from 
CHF250.00
Request to Book
1 day, 2 hours total
Afternoon
from 
CHF250.00
Request to Book
1 day, 3 hours total
All Day
from 
CHF360.00
Request to Book
1 day, 3 hours total
Afternoon
from 
CHF340.00
Request to Book
1 day, 3 hours total
All Day
from 
CHF340.00
Request to Book
1 day, 3 hours total
All Day
from 
CHF320.00
Request to Book
1 day, 7 hours total
All Day
from 
CHF595.00
Request to Book
1 day, 7 hours total
All Day
from 
CHF550.00
Request to Book
1 day, 7 hours total
All Day
from 
CHF580.00
Request to Book

Private Off-piste Ski Lessons

with European Snowsport

Unless you know the mountain very well, it is advisable to take one of our highly qualified expert ES instructors who will open up the playground and show you places that you hadn’t dreamed of. This is certainly a good investment for an unforgettable few days of heaven. These resort experts can also help you with using the equipment you need to go off-piste safely and with confidence. You can improve your technique in variable terrain and powder at the same time as exploring new parts of the resort.

DurationPrice
1 day, 3 hours total
Afternoon
from 
CHF370.00
Request to Book
1 day, 3 hours total
All Day
from 
CHF370.00
Request to Book
1 day, 3 hours total
Afternoon
from 
CHF370.00
Request to Book
1 day, 3 hours total
All Day
from 
CHF370.00
Request to Book
1 day, 3 hours total
Afternoon
from 
CHF370.00
Request to Book
1 day, 3 hours total
All Day
from 
CHF370.00
Request to Book
1 day, 7 hours total
All Day
from 
CHF620.00
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1 day, 7 hours total
All Day
from 
CHF620.00
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1 day, 7 hours total
All Day
from 
CHF620.00
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6 Meeting Points

The meeting point will be under the piste map at Les Ruinettes

Children's morning classes meet at 09:15 AM at the Place Blance (near Medran) and finish there too.

Children's afternoon lessons meet under the piste map at Les Ruinettes and finish at Place Blance (near Medran).

The school can be flexible but unless otherwise agreed, at the base of the Medran lift, underneath the screen

The meeting point will be at the bottom of the lift "Le Châble Mayens de Bruson"

The meeting point will be at the bottom of La Chaux Express