Frequently Asked Questions
Are lift passes included with my ski lessons?
No, lift passes must be purchased from the lift ticket office or from your tour operator.
What lift pass should I buy for lessons in Courchevel?
There are a range of lift pass options in Courchevel, for intermediate and expert skiers looking to explore the three valleys, you will need a three Valley pass, giving you access to all of the ski lifts in the three valleys. If you are happy to just ski in Courchevel then a Courchevel valley pass will suffice, giving you access to all of the lifts in Courchevel and La Tania. If you are a level 0 or 1, you can save money by purchasing a 'Mini pass' instead of a Courchevel valley pass. The 'Mini pass' covers the ski lifts required for your level and your Supreme Ski lesson. 'Mini passes' are available from 1 to 6 days, just ask for more details at the lift ticket office or from your tour operator. If in doubt please give the Supreme office a call.
What lift pass should I buy for lessons in Morzine?
There are two types of lift pass available in the Morzine and Portes du Soleil ski area. The Portes du Soleil Pass covers 12 different ski villages from Les Gets all the way across to the Swiss resorts and is great for intermediate to expert skiers looking to explore the full ski area. If you are a complete or advancing beginner or if you prefer to ski at a more leisurely pace, then the Morzine Ski Pass should suffice, which just covers the Morzine and Les Gets area, but excludes the Super Morzine ski lifts, which is part of the Avoriaz lift system. If you are in any doubt over which pass to get please get in touch!
What lift pass should I buy for lessons in Val d'Isere?
There are two types of lift pass available in the Val d'Isere and Espace Killy ski area. The more expensive Espace Killy Pass covers Val d'Isere and Tignes, providing access to a huge ski area! If you are a complete or advancing beginner or if you prefer to ski at a more leisurely pace, then the Val d'Isere Ski Pass should suffice, which just covers the Val d'Isere valley. If you are in any doubt over which pass to get please get in touch!
Safety is of utmost importance to us; the mountains can be a dangerous environment. All of our instructors are BASI Level 4 qualified or equivalent, to obtain this qualification they have shown considerable skill, knowledge and experience. It takes roughly 4 to 5 years to complete all the exams necessary to gain the level 4 qualification, it is internationally recognised as one of the most all encompassing qualifications in the snow sports industry. Our instructors renew their first aid every 3 years and are prepared for accidents that may happen whilst running a ski lesson.
Do Instructors have criminal record checks?
All instructors have a clean, up to date criminal record check.
If I book a private lesson will I have the same instructor for all my lessons?
If you have booked online you will have a choice of booking with separate instructors, A, B and C. If you select all of your lessons with the same instructor then we guarantee you will have the same instructor for all of your lessons. If you have booked through our reservations team, unless otherwise specified all your lessons will be with the same instructor.
What happens if I book an adult or child in to the incorrect level for a group lesson?
If possible and group numbers allow it, the instructor will move the skier in to a more suitable group. If it is not possible to move the skier in to another group, due to it being full, or there not being an appropriate group running, we reserve the right to remove the skier from the group without offering a refund. If you are in any doubt as to which group level you should be booking a skier in to please contact our reservations team and they can advise you which level would be best.
Where should I meet my instructor?
Unless otherwise agreed in writing by us, your lessons will start at the Supreme meeting point as detailed in your confirmation email. In Courchevel this is just opposite the Jean Blanc Sports shop in Courchevel 1850. In Val d'Isere the standard meeting point is at the bottom of the Solaise Express gondola, by the ski racks. In Morzine the standard meeting point is at the top of the Pleney Telecabin, our instructors will meet you on the snow just by the exit. In Meribel our standard meeting point is by the entrance at the bottom the Rhodos gondola in the Chaudanne area of Meribel.
What type of lesson should I book?
We have a wide range of ski lessons at Supreme Ski & Snowboard School, the type of lesson you choose should be aligned to the individual’s needs. For adults, our best value lessons are our adult group ski lessons; they run for 2 hours per day and there is a maximum of just 4 skiers per group, enabling plenty of individual feedback whilst still retaining the social aspect of skiing in a group. If you would like to meet new people, learn new skills and not break the bank, group lessons are for you! If you learn better through one to one coaching then you will benefit from our private ski lessons. You will have the instructor’s full focus and attention, so the lesson can be completely tailored to your needs. You can specify your start time and meeting point and choose how long you would like the lesson to last, be it 2 hours or all day. For children we recommend our 4 hour children’s group ski lessons, there are only 6 children per group, which means plenty of individual feedback and learning in a safe, fun environment. Generally children will have more fun and learn at a faster rate in a group than they will in a private lesson, skiing with other children of a similar age and ability encourages the children to make changes to their skiing, be it learning to stop or going from a snow plough to parallel.
How many lessons should I book?
Our group lessons are a minimum of 5 or 6 days, you can choose to start Sunday or Monday. If you choose private lessons you can book as many or as few lessons as you like, for a beginner we recommend 2 to 4 hours each morning, this will allow you to practice what you have learnt in the afternoon. If you are at an intermediate level we recommend 3 lessons, spread across the week, as you improve your skiing it generally takes slightly longer to make technical changes, so a larger gap between lessons to practice can be useful. It is never too late to learn new skills, so even if you are an expert you can still benefit from a lesson or 2 with one of our instructors!