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European Snowsport ski school has been leading the way with excellence in the snow sports industry for 15 years.

Jamie Kagan and Mel Swinburn and Rich Wright 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: 165 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: 500CHF

Designed to be different from traditional ski school lessons, ES Nendaz focus on making the most of your kids’ experience in the Four Valleys.  Our ES Nendaz Kids Awards from levels Bronze to Gold allow children to progress and learn new skills in a fun environment. At the end of the week all children will get a prize and a little video to remind them of the fun they had..

Our kids clinics are only available in high season weeks and then on demand (minimum of 3ppl)

ES Nendaz Kids Awards

Our ES Nendaz Ski Awards can be completed by taking part in ES Nendaz
group and/or private lessons. There are 3 main ski awards – bronze, silver
and gold.
There are different sub-levels linked to each main award to complete. To
pass and move on to the next award/sub-level, the student needs to gain a
minimum of 4 stars for each skill (a possible total of 36 stars).

If you’re coming from a different ski school test system (Swiss, French, Austrian etc) Please ask our ES Nendaz experts for which level to begin with.

Our ES Nendaz kids awards are 4 hours a day starting at 9.00am and finishing at 13.00pm Monday – Thursday.  Friday the class runs from 9.00am – 16.00pm in order to allow us to explore the 4 Valleys a little more. Children are asked to bring a minimum of 20chf on this day to pay for their meal and 5chf a day is recommended to buy a hot drink on the slopes.

Minimum of 3 people. Please contact us if you would like to discuss other options.

Clinic plus kids 6 day ski rental package: 620 CHF
Clinic only: 450 CHF

Single day option: 110chf

Afternoon add on: 60chf (includes lunch supervision, pocket money required for lunch)

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 subject to demand. (minimum of 3ppl)

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 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. 

The following clinics are available at any time during the season subject to request. (minimum of 3 ppl)

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.

The following clinics are available at any time during the season subject to request. (minimum of 3 ppl)

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

If you have questions or would like to make a booking, please email, visit our office or call us.

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.

Nendaz Ski School Location

Chemin des Cibles 17
1997 Haute Nendaz
Switzerland
Phone: +41 27 565 3233
Email: nendaz@europeansnowsport.com
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Performance and coaching weeks

Develop your skills off-piste, in moguls, carving and on steeps with our performance coaching weeks.

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Contact us

Whatever your requirements, we are happy to create the right ski lessons for you. Email or call +41 27 565 3233.

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!