Nendaz Ski School
Private ski lessons in the beautiful Four Valleys
European Snowsport ski school has been leading the way with excellence in the snow sports industry for 15 years.
Jamie Kagan and Mel Swinburn head up European Snowsport Nendaz ski school. They bring a wealth of experience in the ski school industry and are 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. We select each instructor for their life experience, personality and knowledge of snowsports. This way we ensure you have the highest quality lessons.
Our team is trained and under the watchful eye of examiner, Jamie. He is also 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.
Call us on +41 27 565 3233 to discuss your requirements.
ES Nendaz Private ski lessons
Private lessons are the quickest way to improve skills on the snow for both adults and children. With a dedicated and carefully chosen instructor, your time together will be tailored so that you learn in a way that suits you. As part of this, we can include video feedback to help you improve faster.
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. Your 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 (9am-12pm)
Half day pm: 230 CHF (13pm-16pm)
Two hours: 190 CHF (13pm onwards in peak season)
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 lessons, ES Nendaz 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 parallel 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.
Our kids clinics are available during peak weeks or subject to demand (minimum of 3ppl)
Our spaces are very limited so book now to avoid disappointment.
- Dec 26th – Dec 30th 2018
- Jan 2nd- Jan 6th 2019
- Feb 18th- Feb 22nd 2019
- Feb 25th – March 1st 2019
- April 8th- April 12th 2019
- April 15th – April 19th 2019
Kids Four Valleys Exploration Clinic
Let the adventure begin! The group spends five days exploring different areas of the Four Valleys. Together we search out new lifts and runs whilst the kids learn new skills to help them tackle different terrain.
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.
Kids clinics are 4.5 hours a day starting at 9.30am and finishing at 15.00pm. Lunch and breaks will be taken at an appropriate time. Children are asked to bring a minimum of 20chf per day to pay for their meals. The instructor will supervise and help during these breaks.
Minimum of 3 people. Please contact us if you would like to discuss other options.
Clinic plus kids 6 day ski rental package: 633 CHF
Clinic only: 560 CHF
Designed to be different to traditional group style lessons, ES Nendaz 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.
Our Ski with Confidence and Ski Performance clinics are available during peak weeks or subject to demand. (minimum of 3ppl)
- Dec 26th- 28th 2018
- Jan 2nd- 4th 2019
- Feb 18th- Feb 20th 2019
- Feb 25th- Feb 27th 2019
- April 8th- April 10th 2019
- April 15th- April 17th 2019
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 will be given throughout the week.
Minimum requirement: comfortable parallel skier on red pistes.
The following clinics are available at any time during the season subject to request. (minimum of 3 ppl)
Intro to bumps
This clinic will 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.
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.
ES Nendaz adult ski clinics (age 18+) run from 10.00 to 15.00 with regular breaks to provide the perfect balance of learning and rest. They consist of 4 hours a day, across 3 days. With a maximum of 6 people in the group everyone gets individual feedback and focused time with the instructor.
3 day clinics
Clinic plus 6 day ski rental package: 548 CHF (includes the top rental package specific to your choice of clinic).
Clinic only: 336 CHF
5 day clinics – Run on request with a minimum of 3 ppl.
Clinic plus 6 day ski rental package: 716 CHF (includes the top rental package specific to your choice of clinic).
Clinic only: 560 CHF
ES Nendaz are proud to offer private ski lessons, Adult and kids’ clinics 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 27 565 3233
European Snowsport Nendaz ski school is located within the Premier Alpine Centre, in the luxury Hôtel Nendaz 4 Vallées hotel and spa complex, next to the Funiculaire. We are available when you need us: from 8am to 7pm every day, with phone lines open until 9pm on Sundays.
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Performance and coaching weeks
Develop your skills off-piste, in moguls, carving and on steeps with our performance coaching weeks.
We’ve been skiing in Nendaz long enough to give you a local perspective on pretty much everything you might want to know. We’ll give you pointers on travel and transport, as well as the best places to eat, drink and enjoy the après-ski.
Whether you are coming with friends, family or a group of colleagues, your instructor will help you find all the best places. And to help you plan before you get here, we have put together an informal Nendaz resort guide.
We hope you enjoy your time in Nendaz as much as we do!