Verbier Ski School
Private ski lessons and kids’ lessons from the leading international ski school
To make the most of your skiing or snowboarding holiday, join Verbier ski school European Snowsport, the leader for private lessons and kids‘ lessons. Since 2003 we have employed professional instructors from around the world who love to teach, speak your language and are committed to your enjoyment.
Scroll down to read about our ski lessons and snowboard lessons or call us on +41 27 771 6222 to discuss your requirements.
Ski lessons and snowboard lessons
Private ski lessons
At European Snowsport, we love helping people progress and their confidence grow. Private lessons are the quickest way to see results, so they’re worth the investment. Our instructors are known for their adaptability; we appreciate everyone enjoys different things and we want you to have your own extraordinary experience on the snow.
Ski lessons for children and teens
We want your family holiday to be exceptional. And as a parent, it’s important to know your children are safe and happy, so you can relax and enjoy your time on the slopes. Finding the best ski lessons for kids is crucial if you want your winter holiday to work well.
The Big Five Challenge
Ski the top five un-pisted trails in Verbier, with an ES instructor who will guide you to the best un-pisted runs, with the best snow.
Private snowboard lessons
Whatever your skill level, European Snowsport will help you make the most of your time on the mountains.
The Weekend Club is for weekend skiers in Verbier who want to learn in a social environment, with a qualified instructor and other skiers of the same ability.
Group ski lessons for children and teenagers
ES Penguins – 3 to 5 years
We know how precious your small people are, so we promise your little Penguin will be in super safe hands when you choose a ski instructor at ES. We want to give your child the best possible start on the snow, which is why we have a maximum of 4 in a group to allow everyone to benefit from plenty of teacher time.
Kids Academy – 6 to 12 years
Our Kids Academy makes safety its first priority: you’re leaving your children to learn to ski with us and we don’t cut any corners on care. Second, we focus on being sociable, having fun and improving on the snow. With others of similar ages and ability, your child will ski a lot, laugh a lot, and make great progress on the snow.
ES Freeski – 11 to 17 years
We’re not just up there in the best ski schools for adults, we have a great team of instructors who specialise in teen skiing. Whether your young person wants to ski the steeper slopes more confidently or know their way around the mountains better, our super fun Freeski programme offers variety and challenge.
Meet the ski instructors at our Verbier ski school
At our Verbier Ski School 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.
What our ski instructors know each day
Qualities of our ski instructors
Where to find our Verbier ski school
Our ski school office in Verbier (Bagnes) is within the Mountain Air store, in the prestigious Place Blanche development, next to the main Medran lift station. We are open from 8am to 7pm so we’re available when you need us; either drop in and see us or give us a call.
Looking for something different?
Possibly the only Swedish ski school outside Sweden, with a great bunch of Swedish instructors.
Our adaptive ski school for people with mental or physical disabilities.
ES Ride is European Snowsport’s snowboard school.
ES Academy is European Snowsport’s Instructor Training Centre.
Local knowledge and trusted partners
We’ve been running a ski school in Verbier for more than twenty years, so between us we know pretty much everything you would want to know about this amazing resort. From the basics, like travel directions and local transport options, to 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 Verbier resort guide.
We hope you enjoy your time in Verbier as much as we do!
Verbier Ski School European Snowsport is Verbier’s premier private ski school. We offer fun, professional and engaging ski instructors who know Verbier well and importantly have been chosen for their personalities, their love of teaching skiing and their desire to show you around.
We offer private lessons with no limit or extra charge if you add friends. Private lessons can start at your hotel, the lift or any other place you choose. For kids and teens, we offer ES Penguins ( max 4 in a group ) ES Kids Academy and Free ski maximum on 6 in a group. All our instructor are chosen for their fun and enthusiastic approach to skiing. We are also in Zermatt, St Moritz, Chamonix, Nendaz , Val d’Isère and Méribel, Courchevel and La Tania.
Frequently Asked Questions
Verbier is an alpine village located in south-west Switzerland, not far from the French and Italian borders. It is a holiday resort and ski area in the Swiss Alps. Verbier is recognised as one of the premier backcountry ski resorts in the world. It has breathtaking views, and usually great snow, due to its high altitude and a large investment in snowmaking. It is around 1 hour 45 minutes by car from Geneva.
Verbier’s ski area ranges from 1500m in Verbier village, up to 3330m at Mont Fort. Here you will find a panoramic view of the Alps, the Matterhorn Cervin, Dom, Dent Blanche, Dent d’Herens, Grand Combin and Mont Blanc massif. From the top of Mont Fort, you can take a zipline back down to the bottom of the lift.
Verbier is famous for its advanced and off piste skiing. It also has breathtaking views and wide, steep slopes. Verbier is known for two main aspects: the notorious and challenging itinéraries as well as its nightlife. Après ski is offered in many venues in the village, and there are many bars and nightclubs. The three main places for Après ski are Le Rouge, Pub Mont Fort and Farinet.
Verbier is a highly accessible resort. The train runs right up to Le Chable where you will find a 10-minute cable car ride to the centre of Verbier. This lift runs from 0515 in the morning until 1145 at night. There is also a bus service to get you up to resort from Le Chable. The closest airport is Geneva and the transfer time is under 2 hours by car. In winter, ski trains also run, which are direct trains from Geneva to Verbier.
256.9km. Milan to Verbier takes around 3h 15min by car, however, if travelling by train, around 4h 30mins.
127km. Zermatt to Verbier takes around 1h 45mins by car, however, if travelling by train, around 3h 30mins.
64.2km. Chamonix to Verbier takes around 1.15 hours by car. However, if you are travelling by train, you should allow about 2.5 hours. It it s beautiful trip, around the shores of Lac Leman (Lake Geneva).
162km. Geneva to Verbier takes around 2 hours by car. However, if you are travelling by train, around 2h 30mins. It is a beautiful trip, around the northern shore of Lac Leman (Lake Geneva).
158km. Geneva airport to Verbier takes around 1h 45mins by car, however, if travelling by train (final stop in Le Chable), around 2h 30mins. In Winter an express train also runs on some days direct between Geneva Airport to Verbier.
Verbier is a huge resort with a range of skiing for all abilities. If you are a beginner, you will master and practise the essential skills at Les Esserts. There is also a good range of intermediate runs, with some nice long cruising pistes. If you are an expert skier, you will love the itinerary runs These are unpisted runs that are usually steep, soft and full of bumps. However Verbier is most famous for its steep and wild off piste skiing.
Whether you’re on the slopes or just strolling through the streets of Verbier, between November and early March can be a cold time of year in the mountains. We recommend you layer up. Start with thermals and wear a thick and waterproof ski jacket, glove and a hat. We also recommend suitable boots for walking through the snowy village. Verbier is a pretty relaxed place, and the feeling is not about showing off, just having a great time. Verbier is south facing, and this means it is one of the sunnier ski resorts. So don’t forget your sunglasses and sunscreen.