Private off-piste lessons – Les Menuires
- 19 August 2020
- Les Menuires
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Prosneige Les Menuires offers ski group lessons for children all winter season from 05 December to 23 April 2021. Prosneige children’s ski group lessons are limited to a maximum of 10 children.
Let’s first talk about the resort of Les Menuires. It is located in the Belleville valley in Tarentaise, Savoie. It stretches between the ski resort of Saint Martin de Belleville and the ski resort of Val Thorens. Les Menuires is part of the largest ski area in the world: Les Trois Vallées. The Trois Vallées ski area is composed of 8 ski resorts: Les Menuires, Val Thorens, Méribel, Saint Martin de Belleville, Orelle, La Tania, Brides les bains and Courchevel and covers more than 600 kilometres of slopes.
Let’s come now to Prosneige Les Menuires. It is a ski and snowboard school present in the Trois Vallées since 1996. This school offers group lessons for both children and adults in all disciplines (skiing, snowboarding) and on different time slots especially in the morning and afternoon but also during lunchtime and all day long. In addition to group lessons (or group lessons), Prosneige Les Menuires also offers private lessons for adults and children. Both private and group lessons allow you to tackle several disciplines: skiing, snowboarding, freestyle, freeride, telemark, handiskiing, etc. These group and private lessons can be given in 17 languages. At Prosneige Les Menuires, we have recruited ski and snowboard instructors who all speak French and English but also Dutch, Italian, German, Czech, Russian, Hebrew, etc. Our ski instructors are easily recognisable thanks to their blue and green outfits. In Les Menuires, our 25 instructors teach in group lessons with this outfit. An easily recognisable outfit for children in group lessons who never lose sight of their instructor!
Finally, let’s look at the group classes themselves. Children’s group ski lessons are group lessons that take place every day from Sunday to Friday for half or full days. They can take place in the morning, afternoon or full day. It is possible to do 5 or 6 sessions over the week, it’s up to you. Generally to take full advantage of the week, our participants enroll in our group classes from Sunday to Friday. The most popular group class is the 6 morning group class from Sunday to Friday from 9am to 12pm. In the mornings group classes last 3 hours and take place from 9am to 12pm. In the afternoons group lessons take place from 2.30pm to 4.30pm from December to the end of January and from 2.30pm to 5pm from the beginning of February to the end of April. They therefore last 2 hours at the beginning of winter and then 2h30 from February onwards. Group lessons are the addition of morning and afternoon classes.
The advantage of group ski lessons for children in the morning is that the snow is of good quality, freshly groomed. The children are in great shape after a good night’s sleep and enjoy immaculate slopes! The afternoon offers the advantage of having more airy slopes with fewer skiers. Even though group lesson sessions are shorter in the afternoon, this is compensated for by the short waiting time at the lifts. Afternoon group lessons are also cheaper. Group ski lessons for children at Prosneige Les Menuires are limited to a maximum of 10 participants per instructor. A small group size is the assurance of a quick cohesion, a good group spirit and rapid progress. Moreover, we always try to harmonise the group in terms of age so that the children can develop and progress with children who share the same interests with a pedagogy adapted to their age group. Group ski lessons for children range from the age of 5 to 13 years old, from Brown Bear to Pro-Rider (9 levels in all). It is then possible to continue learning with our adult group lessons. There are also group ski lessons for toddlers (before 5 years old) in the kindergarten. Group ski lessons for children offer instruction for all levels, from beginners to experts who want to learn other disciplines such as discovering freestyle or freeride initiation for teenagers.
The evaluation of the levels is done in continuous control, no pressure in our group classes! Our ski instructors are attentive to your children and their progress throughout the week and it is therefore on all the sessions that they will validate the level acquired by your child. Furthermore, don’t worry about your children understanding the instructions given by our ski instructors, they all speak French and English as well as other languages such as Dutch, Russian, Italian, German, Czech, Hebrew, etc. Our group lessons take place all week from Sunday to Friday, so progress is regular and guaranteed. In 5 or 6 sessions (half or full day) the children ensure rapid progress and validation of a level. At Prosneige Les Menuires, no tests or exams at the end of the week, but a continuous control which allows you to enjoy your group lesson serenely, fun above all! It is by taking pleasure that our students progress; the emulation of a small group, the relationship of trust with the instructor, the sequence of sessions throughout the week. At Prosneige Les Menuires, everything is done to ensure that your child’s group lesson is a source of pleasure and therefore leads to progress!
At the end of the week, a medal ceremony takes place and it’s a real event. The children leave with their medals and their evaluation booklet. The instructor has validated a level and it is recorded in the Prosneige booklet! The validated level is of course recognised by all the ski schools. All the children who take part in our group lessons wear a bib stamped Prosneige. This is primarily useful from a safety point of view. The children are more visible to the instructor, who can therefore ensure that the whole group is present, but also to the other skiers who are therefore more vigilant towards our students. It also allows the children to recognize each other and to identify themselves as a group. They appropriate their colour, their level. This helps to create a good group cohesion more quickly within the group lesson and therefore encourages progression. This bib is given to you on the first day of class and you keep it until the last day of class when the medals are awarded. It is the link between you and the school! You will find our telephone number on it so that you can easily contact us if you have any questions following your child’s group lesson.
The ski instructors are easily identifiable by the children as they all wear the same outfit, green and blue, very visible and easy to recognise. It’s a real point of reference for the child and a ready-made contact for anyone looking for information about Prosneige. Our ski instructors all teach in group lessons and are therefore able to answer all your questions. Our ski instructors will be waiting for you at the start of each group lesson at the meeting point located on the Croisette aux Menuires opposite the ski school and the Prosneige shop, right in the centre of the resort. A large green Prosneige sign but also green banners to find us very quickly.
Financially, group courses allow you to take 5 or 6 sessions of classes at a very affordable rate. This is ideal if you are budget conscious or if you are the head of a large tribe. Children’s group lessons can also be accompanied by various options throughout the week, such as the purchase of a ski pass, equipment hire in our Prosneige shops or the lunch club. By taking your children’s group ski lessons at Prosneige Les Menuires you will benefit from a preferential rate on your ski pass. You can choose a Les Menuires ski pass or choose a Trois Vallées ski pass allowing you to take advantage of the neighbouring resorts of Saint-Martin de Belleville and Val Thorens or to go to the valleys of Méribel and Courchevel. And to make things even easier, your children’s ski passes are given to you on the first day of your child’s group ski lesson. In group lessons, the instructor adapts to the type of ski pass of his students. For beginners, the Les Menuires ski pass is sufficient, from the 2nd ski, the Trois Vallées ski pass is appreciable but not obligatory. It is possible to add an extension for one day only to enjoy the Trois Vallées ski area
When you book your group ski lessons for children, you are entitled to extremely discounted rates on the rental of your ski equipment in our Prosneige shop. In order to ensure that our pupils benefit from equipment that is up to the standard of our instructors’ teaching, Prosneige Les Menuires has decided to offer all our clients a preferential rate on equipment hire. Our students and their families can thus benefit from a school + hire pack allowing a reduction of up to 40% off the public price. Our Prosneige Les Menuires shop at the Croisette is located in the centre of the resort at the starting point of our group lessons. You can therefore pick up your equipment just before meeting your instructor at the starting point of the group lesson which is located at the same place. At Prosneige Les Menuires, we make your life easier.
Finally it is possible to add the lunch club for all our students in group lessons for children skiing in Les Menuires. We take the children to the restaurant next to our school and shop Prosneige, on the snow front in the centre of Les Menuires. Everything is in the same place for your comfort to make your holiday as pleasant as possible. Prosneige takes care of your children for 2h30 from 12h to 14h30 and takes them to a real restaurant where they can order a hot meal and rest. Twice a week the children will stretch out in the fun park in addition to their meal in the restaurant. This lunch club is of course accessible to all children in group ski lessons, whether it is in the morning, the afternoon or the whole day.
To conclude, group ski lessons for children at Prosneige Les Menuires are accessible to all, in all languages, right in the centre of the resort at La Croisette. In addition to the group lessons, you can add options such as equipment, ski pass or meals. A specialist booking centre in Les Menuires is available to answer all your questions about booking your group ski lessons for children in Les Menuires.