Snowboarding Lessons

ALLIANCE Snowboard School:

Two years ago we teamed up with the Alliance Snowboard School, the first and only British snowboard school in Tignes.

ALLIANCE Snowboarding is a new breed of snowboard instruction & coaching for snowboarders, by snowboarders. They're the only British Snowboard School based in the French resorts of Tignes and Val d’Isere. Their team are all English speaking natives and hold the highest British qualifications.

Alliance Team Riders

Neil McNair - Director of ALLIANCE snowboarding, BASI Trainer.

Simon Cooke - Director of ALLIANCE snowboarding, BASI Trainer.

Renelle Mortimer - Director of ALLIANCE snowboarding, BASI Trainer.

Each of their instructors have thousands of hours teaching experience. Quality lessons are their speciality, whatever your requirements drop them a line & they will be more than happy to help!

From never evers to heli trips; the ALLIANCE embraces all elements of riding, whether you’re into freeride, all mountain, or freestyle.


Alliance offer group lessons and private lessons, both of which are broken down into four rider levels. If you are interested in taking any of the lessons or either of their specific snowboard camps, please click one of the links below:

NEW RECRUIT – First day beginners or back to basics.

TRAINEE – Happy on one edge, not on the other.

CRUISER – Rides most of the mountain, turns on steeper slopes.

SPECIALIST – Steeps, all mountain, freeride or freestyle.

If you require their services please contact us to book your lessons.

To see what Alliance have to offer in the summer - check out their Summer Camps!

Skiing Lessons:


Ski Encore Ski School

Ski Encore Ski School is a professional high quality service tailored to maximise your development experience with the highest qualified teachers delivering to you the safest & latest techniques enhancing your performance enjoyably.

Their teachers, based in Tignes, Les Arcs, La Rosiere and St Foy, France are qualified to teach at the highest level. They can offer instruction in other neighbouring resorts if required.

Headed by Nick Quinn the team deliver coaching for top athletes as well as introduce the new experience of skiing to individuals who may never have stepped into a ski resort before.

They offer a flexible range of services and also tailored made to suit if required.

They come highly recommended so if you require their services please contact us to book your lessons.

Other Skiing Lessons:

This season we have professional ski and snowboard instructors working with us to provide you with lessons for all standards, from getting beginners started to freestyle tips and coaching in the park, either way they will help you progress and get the most out of your stay. We can put you in contact with instructors that speak both English and French.

As you will appreciate, their time is limited so to receive the full amount of lessons you want please book as early as possible. If you find they do not have time available for when you want then please let us know as there are a number of Ski/Snowboard Schools serving Tignes, offering all types of lessons to all standards. It is probably best not to buy a 'Ski Pass' or hire your equipment until you have organised your lessons as there may be a better all inclusive deal plus there are 5 free lifts for beginners, talk to the school about their options or give us a call for some advise.

Ultimate Snowsports

This is a new British Ski School who offer a fresh approach to your ski holiday experience.

All their instructors are British, fully-qualified, and enthusiastic about their work. They provide lessons for all levels, with an emphasis on safety and fun.

What they offer:

Children’s Lessons: All levels - Safe and Fun tuition! From White Wizards through to Black Bandits!

Adults Lessons: All Levels - Lesson time to a maximum, Group size to a minimum From complete beginner to mastering black runs.

Clinics: Off-piste: Technical tips and own safety.

Bumps: The tools to ski them like a pro.

Carving: Use your skis more effectively.

Park & Pipe – Intro into freestyle.

Ski Touring – Let their experienced instructors take you off into the backcountry for the Ultimate all-mountain experience. Touring sessions will be individually tailored to your needs, ability and weather conditions. Maximum of 4 people per group. No necessary kit or experience.

Private lessons – Put the focus on you – From £45/hour.

If you require their services please contact us to book your lessons.

The Development Centre

TDC - The Development Centre is a specialist ski school originally set up in Val d'Isere 6 years ago. They are now proud to now offer their unique coaching clinics and private sessions to skiers in Tignes. Using video analysis and Specializing in focused clinics for strong blue run skiers and upwards they guarantee to show you how you can maximize every moment you have on the hill.

Unlike a traditional ski school the development centre aims to not only tell what to do but also why you do it, meaning your technical understanding of skiing increases more than ever before and self improvement outside the session becomes a reality. From bumps to freestyle, racing and off piste the development centre provides it's clients with ski coaching that works.

If you require their services please contact us to book your lessons.

Avalanche Training

Henry's Avalanche Talks

This year we have teamed up with Henry, a local professional guide to offer avalanche talks and training. Henry has been working in the area for more than 13 years and has been carrying out courses and holding talks in Val d'Isere. He and his team therefore have extensive knowledge and first hand experience of the surrounding area. His talks are invaluable for anyone who intends to stray, even slightly, off the piste. For more details please visit Their company comes highly recommended. Guests of ours will also receive discounts if they attend any of the talks or take part in any of the training sessions. Contact us to book or find out when the next courses are taking place.


Other Private Lessons:


British Alpine believe in a system of small groups, with intensive and involved teaching sessions - achieving the maximum level of enjoyment! Join them and discover the exciting world of snowsports in a safe and professional learning environment. You are guaranteed quality British instructors, who teach all levels, from the first day skiing to experts in the off piste. You can view the courses and book everything when you arrive or before your holiday, or even ask us to arrange things for you.

If you require their services please contact us to book your lessons.

Skiing & Snowboarding:

Evolution 2

Both a Ski School and Adventure School with a wide variety of activities. Third time winner of the WHICH? Books - Good Skiing and Snowboarding Guide "Ski School of the Year Award" for its continued high standards in staff and teaching as well as the small class sizes. Looking for an adrenaline rush? The Evolution 2 ski and adventure school will take you onto the piste, into the air and under the ice. Whether you are a novice skier or a budding freerider, Evolution 2 caters for all ages and levels of skiers and snowboarders. They run a range of lessons including, private, child beginners to off-piste trips. Their motto ‘Our specialist team of professionals, are waiting to share their passion with you’ sums up their operation excellently. Call their office in Le Lac 0479 400904, check their website or contact us to arrange your lessons for you.

333 Ski & Snowboard School

Set up in 2001 by two instructor friends, their slogan "glisse, progresse and feel good" sums up the teaching philosophy at this ski school with a human touch. Val Claret 0479 062088.

Bureau des Guides

Pros who will introduce you to all aspects of the high-altitude mountains and their environment, with those who know them and are out in them. Le Lac 0479 064276

Ecole du Ski Français

With more than 50 years of experience, the ESF International Ski School group all the generations of skiers. Their staff can teach you skiing in all its forms (Adults, children, ski, snowboard, freestyle, Off-piste, telemark...) in group or private lessons. They also have a kindergarten with a closed and protected area which accommodates children from 4 years old and upwards. Val Claret 0479 063128. Le Lac 0479 063028

Les Marmottons

Jardin d'enfants pour futurs champions, "les Marmottons" initie et accompagne les petits dans la découverte de la glisse. Le Lac 0479 065167. Val Claret 0479 063712.

Snocool: Snocool, freeride and freestyle school

Experience the thrill and fun of off-piste, heliski and freestyle riding! Their dynamic team of mountain guides and ski/ snowboard instructors will take you to the next level... Val Claret 0479 400858

If you require their services please contact us to book your lessons.

If after researching any of the above schools you find you’re interested in any of the classes, groups or trips you can contact them directly or contact us to arrange things for you.