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The Avoriaz Alpine Ski School is an international team of instructors offering ski and snowboard lessons in English & French. We offer lessons for all ages and abilities, in both private and group settings.  Our meeting point office (a.k.a 'The Hut') is on the Avoriaz Plateau (between La Folie Douce & Yeti) which is easily accessible from Morzine and other areas of Les Portes du Soleil.

Established in 1992, The Avoriaz Alpine Ski School was one of the first British ski schools established in the Alps and is fully registered and integrated with the Avoriaz tourist office. 

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Skiing or Snowboarding.
One-on-one lessons or private groups.
The best way to progress.
All ages and abilities


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Fun ski lessons for adults and children.
Small group sizes. 


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"The kids loved their lessons with George and Isla. We went with a different school last year and our youngest really had to be encouraged to go each day. This year the lessons were ‘the best part of the holiday’ and his skiing really improved. Thank you!"

Anna - April 2023

"We were in a corporate group with 14 people learning to ski, with Laurent, George and Mark as the instructors. Everyone loved the lessons, and there was a great mix of learning to ski as well as being told interesting facts about the area we were in. Informative and fun, and left everyone wanting to ski again! Couldn't have asked for better instructors"

Lydia - March 23

"Thanks again for all that you did for us to make our week perfect. The kids really enjoyed all of the sessions (With Isla, Laurent & George) and were complete novices at the start of the week.
Being able to ski with the children down a green run as a family at the end of the week will live with me forever."

Paul, Feb 2023

"My family had a mix of instructors across George, Ian, Isla, Pierre and Laurent. We all thoroughly enjoyed our lessons which focused on improving technical skill & practice plus a healthy dose of challenge! We will be booking again for next year. Thank you."

Lyndsey, Feb 2023



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Our team of British & French instructors are fully qualified with the highest international certification. Experienced, fun and patient instructors who know how to keep you safe, maximise your enjoyment and accelerate your learning. We are extremely passionate about Morzine Avoriaz and Les Portes du Soleil and love sharing the best parts of this magical destination with our guests.

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Welcome to the Morzine/Avoriaz area of Les Portes du Soleil in the French Alps. We believe that this region has it all, from the high altitude, snow-sure slopes above Avoriaz, to the well protected and magical forested ski runs further down the mountain. Les Portes du Soleil is one of the largest connected ski areas in the world which includes resorts in both France and Switzerland. Renowned for having something for everyone, this region is fantastic for families, offering everything from the scenic and easy green and blue runs to the most challenging black runs and off piste terrain. 

At only 1.5hrs from Geneva airport, this is one of the most accessible ski areas in the Alps, which can also be reached in an easy 9 hour drive from Calais. Morzine and Avoriaz are very close to each other and are easily connected by ski lifts, so those staying in Morzine can easily ski in Avoriaz, and vice versa. Our meeting point hut is on the Plateau in Avoriaz (beside Folie Douce), which is not only easy for you to reach, but also has instant access to some of the best and most snow-sure slopes of the Portes du Soleil. Whether you're beginner, intermediate or advanced, we have close proximity to the ideal terrain for you, ensuring you'll get the most out of your lessons. Our Instructors can be easily reached by those staying in Avoriaz, Morzine, St Jean d'Aulps, Les gets, Châtel and the surrounding Geneva area.

The Avoriaz Alpine Ski School was one of the first British-run ski schools in the French Alps when it was established in 1992 by current director Ian Mckellar, ex World Cup Mogul skier and BASI trainer. We are a small, independent team of British & French Instructors, all holding the highest international snowsport qualifications and French recognition. We offer lessons in English or French, in skiing or snowboarding, in private or group settings to all levels and all abilities. We are passionate about snowsports and the Avoriaz Portes du Soleil area and love sharing them both with our guests.



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