It is a month until Les Gets closes for this winter season, and yet last week we had powder skiing yet again. Saturday (with Andrea) and Tuesday (with Joe) I enjoyed two of my best powder mornings of the season. And Friday (with Jo H) may not have been powder but the morning conditions were yet again excellent!
So don’t write off a ski trip in one of the lower resorts in the Alps yet it isn’t just that the snow quality is good, we have great cover on all the slopes too.
Don’t take my word for it, come and check it out for yourself!
Joe is back in the saddle today, only 4 hours which is probably a good thing because his boot heaters have finally gone phut and the temperatures have plummeted into double minus figures.
So anyone skiing in Les Gets or Morzine this week, I hope you have brought your long johns because we are definitely not into spring skiing yet! In fact we still have superb winter snow and lots of it!
Although the ski school planner is far from empty it is looking a lot more – well, normal after the two peak half term weeks. We’ve space to offer private lessons or set up a group most afternoons in the best classroom ever!
So how about booking a couple of hours with Joe or Ed to show you how to make the most of it? Go on, you’re worth it!
Group Lessons are by far the most economical way for most people to learn to ski. Here are some of the pros & cons of group lessons to help you decide if it is the way forward for you:
less expensive than private lessons, group ski lessons can represent excellent value for money
group ski lessons can be very sociable. it can be a welcome relief to ski with other folk going through the same learning curve, instead of being dragged around by(or dragging around) your mates!
you could even pal up with another class member who turns out to be your perfect ski buddy
if you are the weakest in a group of very similar ability it can be great motivation to up your game. Or, if you are a timid skier and you discover you are the best in the group it can give your confidence a huge boost
If the group is too large it will be difficult for the instructor to provide individual feedback
Poorly organised groups can have a huge spread of ability and attitude. Either the whole process becomes dominated by one section of the group, or the poor instructor is spread so thin it is impossible to give everyone due attention
There have to be a minimum number of clients for the ski school to benefit from organising group lessons. Unfortunately some ski schools promise lessons then cancel or shrink courses which are undersubscribed at the last minute, leaving clients high & dry. Even worse, they might amalgamate two different levels to make up the numbers, creating the problem previously mentioned.
Some ski schools will only set up groups at times that they can guarantee will fill – which are not necessarily when you require the lessons
Alpine Learning Curves offer group lessons to a maximum of 6 clients per course. We do not mix adults with children because they learn very differently and at a different pace (12yrs+ can be deemed adults at our discretion). Feedback is requested on all clients to ensure compatibility in lessons as far as possible. We never cancel or shrink undersubscribed courses and we never amalgamate courses to make up numbers. Lessons are set up according to demand.
The half term holidays are historically the busiest two weeks of the ski season and all the ski schools are choc-a-bloc, frustrating for anyone who has made a last minute holiday booking!
FYI this week we have a couple of spaces available at the end of this week for private lessons on Thursday & Friday afternoons. Next week the instructors have wall to wall bookings BUT if any Absolute Beginner Adults staying in Les Gets are looking for lessons, we have a course running with space. Give us a call if you want to know more!
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Well the Christmas holidays are drawing to a close and we are waving goodbye to all the clients who have taken lessons with us with in Les Gets & Morzine this week. They’ve been a mixed bunch, skiers of all levels, snowboarders, and telemarkers. The most inspirational of all, Boo Heinz Jackson, I’m sure he knows why!
Sorry we couldn’t do anything about the rain yesterday guys, but I’m sure you’ll agree that for the most part the snow has been fantastic, you’ve all been great company and we hope to see you back next year!!
today was a lovely one, crisp and clear start, unfortunately I had the car booked in to get the snow tyres put on. So after that we’d arranged another “skin up” from the Chavannes side this time to Ranfoilly. Roughly an hour of up time, skins off, a couple of pics at the pic and time to hit some sweet powder down the off piste run under the Nauchets chair next to the red run Rhodos. Beautiful day, scenery like heaven, great company, cheers Colin, Dilly and our Cocker Lyla.really looking forward to the weekend when the mountain is OPEN
It is a month until Les Gets closes for this winter season, and yet last week we had powder skiing yet again. Saturday (with Andrea) and Tuesday (with Joe) I enjoyed two of my best powder mornings of the season. … Continue reading →