CHILDREN'S COURSES

Question : Does my child need a ski pass ? 
Yes, and for all levels except "Yetisson / Panda".

Question : How should he wear ?
He must have warm clothes with several layers. He muist also have helmet, gloves, glasses and sunscreen.

Question : What happens at the beginning of the first day?
The Panda team notes for each child his equipment: helmet, skis, poles, shoes, check that the child is well registered and assigns him a bib that he will wear throughout the week.

Question : My child will not be skiing all the time, will someone watch him when he goes to watch movies?
The Panda club is a ski school and not a nursery. Each instructor has to teach several children, so he has to stay with the whole group.

Question : Will your team be able to change my child's diapers?
No, we can welcome clean children over the age of three to the Panda.

Question : My child is 3 years old, can he be at the Panda Club all day?
He can, but at age 3, for the first time, we recommend half-days, rather than whole days

Question : What time should we arrive in the morning?
For the first day, it is advisable to arrive between 8h45 and 9h (no earlier, no later) to register your child. After that, you can bring your child for 9h.

Question : is transportation planned?
We can provide transportation in the morning to start classes at 9am and in the evening to return from 5pm. If your child is registered for the half-day, we can only ensure either the go or the return.

Question : Can I come with my child during transportation?
No, because we have a limited number of places and our drivers must follow the exact list of children to pick up.

Question : What is the maximum number of children per group?
8 children per monitor.

For more information, you can visit our page: Kids Courses

SKI SCHOOL / SNOWBOARD FOR BEGINNERS

Question : Can I join this group if I have already practiced skiing?
No, your level is Intermediate 1 and not a beginner level.

Question : Do I need a package?
Yes, you will need a package. On the first day, your lesson will take place at the Vormaine or Savoy if you start on Sunday, a beginner's track, and depending on the progress of the group, you will be able to ski on the other slopes (easy level) of the ski area.
A week package will be cheaper than buying multiple day packages.

Question : How many people are the groups?
From 4 to 8 people

Question : What time is the appointment scheduled and where?
When confirming your reservation, we will send you a map with the location and time of your appointment. Remember to provide your mobile number to be reachable during your stay in Chamonix.

Question : Will I be the only one or the only one who has never skis or snowboarded?
No, it will be the first time for everyone, you will love!

 

SKI SCHOOL / SNOWBOARD FOR INTERMEDIARY

Question : I do not know which band to join ...
We have two intermediate levels. For their description, please refer to the pages: ski school / snowboard school.

Question : And if my level is higher or lower than that of the group?
That's why we have two groups for this "intermediate" level. These are the instructors, after making a balance with you, who will make sure to put you in the group the most dapaté your ski level.

Question : What time is the appointment scheduled and where?
Classes are organized from Monday to Wednesday from 9:00 to 11:30, possibility also to start on Sunday. The details of the meeting will be sent to you at the same time as your booking confirmation. So remember to provide your mobile number to be reachable during your stay in Chamonix.

PRIVATE LESSONS

Question : How many people can an instructor support?
From 1 to 4 people.

Question : Can I share the class with others?
These classes can be organized for a group of friends or a family, not for people who do not know each other.

Question : Can skiers and snowboarders share the same courses?
No, because your instructor will be skiing or snowboarding and it will be very difficult to teach both disciplines at the same time.

Question : Can I come with friends of different levels and share the private lesson?
We do not recommend mixing very different levels which would slow down the progression of each course participant. The person with a higher level will be forced to advance to the rhythm of the one with a lower level and will therefore be slowed down.

Question : What time is the appointment scheduled and where?
We offer lessons of 2h, 2h30 and 3 hours, half days and days. Course locations may vary depending on your level.

Question : Can I do an off-piste course?
Yes. However, please specify when booking to provide a monitor that is tailored to your needs.

Question : Can we ski on a glacier?
Yes, if your monitor-guide deems your level satisfactory for this. Please specify when booking.

Question : Can the monitor pick me up at my place?
If your course starts at 9am it is possible (subject to availability and number of people per group)

Question : What is the difference between a monitor and a guide?
An instructor is qualified to teach ski and snowboard on and off piste, BUT NOT ON GLACIER, unlike the Guide that can accompany you. The latter can give you advice but will not offer you a technical education as a monitor. And the instructor-guides can do it all!

Remember to specify your level and your expectations when booking (beginners, intermediates, off-piste, glaciers ...)

For more information, visit our page: private lessons.

 

GUIDES

Question : How many people can a Guide handle?
From 1 to 6 people.

Question : Can I share the class with others?
These courses can be organized for friends or family, but not with people who do not know each other

Question : Can skiers and snowboarders share the same guide?
Yes, because it is not a course with teaching, but a discovery of itineraries. The guide will be skiing.

Question : Where can I ski with a Guide?
We offer half day sessions and days. Please specify if you already have an idea of ​​the desired location, otherwise we can advise you.

Question : Can I go off-piste on a glacier with a Guide?
Yes, but remember to specify it when booking.

Question : Can the Guide pick me up at my house?
If your activity starts at 9am it is possible (subject to availability and the number of people per group)

Question : What is the difference between a monitor and a Guide?
An instructor is qualified to teach ski and snowboard on and off piste, BUT NOT ON GLACIER, unlike the Guide that can accompany you. The latter can give you advice but will not offer you a technical education as a monitor. And the instructor-guides can do it all!

Question : What other activity can I do with a Guide?
Winter mountaineering, glacier off-piste skiing, ski touring, ice climbing, avalanche safety courses and glaciers ...

Remember to specify your level and your expectations when booking (beginners, intermediate, off-piste, glaciers ...)

VALLEE BLANCHE

Question: What should my level be?
You must have a good level of skiing and have some off-piste experience. If you are unsure of yourself, you can join an off piste session to test your level.

Question: What is "off-piste school"?
It's a 4-hour session to learn or progress off-piste and test your level for the descent of the Vallée Blanche. As a group, you can enjoy the off-piste session + white valley at a reduced rate. Off-trail sessions are also available privately.

Question: How many people can a Guide take charge of?
From 1 to 6 people.

Question: What is the difference between a group and a private lesson?
The groups are composed of 6 people maximum and are organized by us (skiers and snowboarders separated) and you will share the same Guide for the descent of the White Valley. You can book a guide in private if you are a group of friends / family, you want to stay between you, and the guide will be at your disposal for the day.

Question: Can skiers and snowboarders share the same Guide?
Only for a reservation in private engagement. Your guide will be skiing and will make sure to take a route suitable for snowboarders.

Question: What time is the appointment scheduled?
The appointment is usually around 8:15, however the final time will be confirmed by our planning team.

Question: How long is the descent?
It depends on the group. Usually you have to plan an arrival around 14h or 15h. You pay for an activity and not for a duration.

Question: Do I need a backpack?
Yes, you will need a backpack to attach your skis on it during the descent of the Aiguille du Midi stop at the beginning.

Question: What else should I expect?
An Unlimited package, water and food, sunscreen, poles, a camera, a helmet, harness and crampons (which you can rent with our partner partner Sanglard) The Guide will provide the safety equipment.

Question: Why do I need a Guide?
The Vallée Blanche is an off-piste and glacier descent (hence the need for the Guide). Our Guides are very familiar with the different routes possible and the one best suited for you.

For more information, visit our Vallee Blanche page.