Nendaz Ski School

Private ski lessons in the beautiful Four Valleys

European Snowsport has been leading the way with excellence in the snow sports industry for 15 years.  Jamie Kagan and Mel Swinburn head up ES Nendaz school and bring with them a wealth of experience in the industry.  They are both extremely passionate about your experience in Nendaz.  They are always available on the phone or via email to discuss your holiday, offer advice, or just for a chat.  You will find them in the office at the Premier Alpine Centre or on the mountain.

We are a small and hand picked team of professional ski instructors.  Each person is selected for their life experience, personality and knowledge of Snowsports. The team are trained and under the watchful eye of Jamie, Trainer/examiner and Head of Education for IASI (Irish association of snowsports instructors), CSIA Level 4 and Swiss Brevet Federal.  We constantly train and evolve our techniques to ensure quality for our guests.

Scroll down to read about our ski lessons, snowboard lessons and kids’ classes. Or call us on +41 27 771 6222 to discuss your requirements.

Private ski lessons

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 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.

All our instructors speak English and love to teach. They are happy to meet you the afternoon before the lessons start to help plan the week. Lessons start wherever you’d like; the instructor can come to your accommodation, rental shop, ski lift, cafe, or wherever you prefer, on the first morning.  The timings of full-day lessons are dictated by you; all our instructors know the mountain intimately and will guide you to the best places to ski, eat and explore.

There is no extra charge for adding family or friends to your private lessons, so the group size can vary at different times according to your needs. Full day, half-day and 2-hour options available:

Full day: 450 CHF
Half day: 250 CHF
Two hours: 190 CHF

Off-piste ski lessons

If you want to find the best snow and conditions, try skiing with one of our off piste qualified instructors. They will open up the mountain playground and show you places that you hadn’t dreamed of. You can improve your technique in variable terrain and powder at the same time as exploring new parts of the resort.

We can also help you with the safety equipment you need to go off-piste safely and with confidence; before the lesson your instructor will organise this with you and our host shop, Premier Alpine.

There is a great deal of flexibility in private lessons, so we suggest that you give us a call or email us, and we can discuss your needs and create a perfect ski instruction solution just for you.

Price: 460 CHF

Designed to be different from traditional ski school, we focus on making the most of your kids’ experience in the Four Valleys. We start these clinics for kids who already have a good base level of skiing and are independent and controlled skiers on blue runs. If your children are not yet at this level, we recommend private lessons to provide the best learning environment and experience for them.

Kids Four Valleys Exploration Clinic

Let the adventure begin! The group spends the five days exploring different areas of the Four Valleys, searching out new lifts and runs whilst learning new skills to help them tackle the different terrain they encounter.

Minimum requirement: comfortable parallel skier on blue pistes.

Kids Ripper Clinic

This is a fun fuelled week charging around the Four Valleys learning to improve all mountain ski technique.  The group will be challenged in the park, in bumps and on the awesome pistes around Nendaz.

Minimum requirement: comfortable parallel skiers on red and black pistes.

Regular kids clinics consist of 22.5 hours of training (4.5 hours a day) and run with a minimum of 3 people. Please contact us if you would like to discuss other options.

Clinic plus kids ski rental package: 699 CHF
Clinic only: 560 CHF

Designed to be different to traditional group style lessons, these clinics focus on specific skills and challenges that a skier may come across. Your individual focuses and needs are discussed at the beginning of the week and with the aid of video feedback and excellent coaching we will help you to achieve your goals.

Intro to bumps

Designed to teach you the technique required to feel comfortable tackling the bumps.  Learn the skills required to feel more comfortable in varied terrain with detailed goal setting and video feedback throughout the week.

Minimum requirement: comfortable parallel skier on red pistes.

Ski performance

Learn to get the most out of your equipment.  The week focuses on learning performance long and short turns and the skills required to tip the skis on their edges and let them rip.  Detailed goal setting and video feedback throughout the week.

Minimum requirement: comfortable parallel skier on red pistes.

Legs of steel itinerary challenge

Ski the vast array of marked itinerary runs in the Four Valleys whilst learning new techniques to help you to ski them smoother and faster. Detailed goal setting and video feedback throughout the week.

Minimum requirement: comfortable skier in all terrain.

Ski with confidence

For those that wish to take things a little slower and improve technique.  This clinic is designed to work on the skills required to enhance your skiing experience and become more comfortable on different slopes.  Detailed goal setting and video feedback throughout the week.

Minimum requirement: comfortable independent skier on blue pistes.

Adult ski clinics (age 16+) run from 9.30 to 15.30 with breaks as required to provide the perfect balance of learning and rest. They consist of 20 hours training, across five days. They run with a minimum of three people and no more than six, to ensure everyone gets the maximum feedback and time with the instructor.

Clinic plus ski rental package: 758 CHF (includes the top rental package specific to your choice of clinic).
Clinic only: 560 CHF

We are proud to offer private ski lessons and kids’ classes with the most professional, friendly and capable instructors in the business. We go out of our way to find, train and nurture people who love teaching and want to share their skills and knowledge with you. To discuss your requirements, please contact us or call +41 27 771 6222.

Our office is within the Premier Alpine Centre, in the luxury Hôtel Nendaz 4 Vallées hotel and spa complex, next to the Funiculaire. We are open from 8am to 7pm and phone lines are open to 9pm on Sundays, so we’re available when you need us. Drop in and see us or give us a call.

Nendaz Ski School Location

Chemin des Cibles 17
Haute Nendaz
Phone: 027 771 6222
  • Nendaz Ski School Location

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Contact us

Whatever your requirements, we are happy to create the right ski lessons for you. Email or call +41 27 771 6222.