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European Snowsport Ski School, Verbier

Ski School offering expert & fun ski lessons for all abilities

This small ski school offer friendly, qualified ski and snowboard instruction and innovative courses for all levels. To make sure you get the best possible lesson all their instructors are hand-picked, not just for their ability as great teachers, but also for their personality, so they’re great company on the mountain too.

European Snowsport can provide lessons in 6 different languages, so if you’d like an instructor who’s fluent in a particular language, just let them know when making your booking.

Adult lessons: With a maximum of 5 in a group you’ll have the intimacy you need to ensure you get the most out of the time with your instructor. And you’ll also have time in the afternoons to ski with your friends and family, practicing what you’ve learnt in your lesson. The instructor will give you clearly defined goals and tasks to practice, which you can experiment with in your own time. It’s also a great way to meet people in a low pressure environment and get to know the Verbier terrain. Lessons take place Monday to Wednesday from 09:30 to 12:30

Freeski Academy: For children and teens from 11 years old, European Snowsport offers the freeski academy. The Freeski Academy looks at all aspects of skiing including; freeride, freestyle, park, piste skiing, variable and moguls. Regardless of what level you are you can learn to harness your skills in these different areas. Lessons take place for either 5 half days during the week or 5 full days. Full days include lunch. 

Kids Academy: You might think it's difficult to get children any more excited about skiing than they are already. But their instructors' boundless enthusiasm will do just that. European Snowsport run exciting 5 day or 5 half-day programmes for 6-12 year olds at 5 different ability levels. What can they expect? Fun, video feedback, a freeride competition, a safe introduction to the park and, of course, medals. Lessons take place Monday to Friday for either 5 full days or 5 half days. Lunch is included in the full days. 

ES Penguins: For children between 3 - 6 years old, European Snowsport offers an introduction to the snow at an early age with the ES Penguins. They have a number of qualified and dedicated kid's instructors who understand the importance of teaching in a safe and enjoyable environment. You can choose for your children to do just one morning during the holiday or up to a full week of mornings. Groups are limited to a maximum of 5 children. 

Snowboarders: Whether you’re an experienced boarder or a complete beginner, European Snowsport have a team call 'ES-Ride' who are great snowboard instructors ready to teach you to ride with style… From making your first turns, to fine tuning your technique, to showing off in the park, just tell them what you want, and they’ll show you how it’s done. Please get in touch for Kicker camps or Easy riding courses.

Corporate groups: European Snowsports have a team of specialist corporate instructors help you organise on and off-snow activities so that your clients, employees and business partners have a fantastic time in Verbier. As well as providing lessons and guiding we can help with your off-snow entertainment.

Adaptive Lessons: ES Adaptive is a non-profit ski school for disabled skiers and snowboarders. Their highly trained adaptive instructors make learning fun for anyone with the help of our specialist adaptive equipment.

Instructor Training: European Snowsport has their our own in-house training group, ES Academy. If you are considering a career as a ski instructor please get in touch for more information.

Private Lessons Include:

  • Pre-lesson meet or call the evening before the first lesson.
  • Chalet Start: why rush to get to a meeting point when the instructor will happily come to your chalet and help you get organised for the day.
  • Expert tuition: whether you’re looking for an intensive technical session or a more gentle approach, all the instructors are equipped with the skills and experience to deliver awesome days on the snow.
  • Great company: European Snowsport also chooses its instructors for their interesting lives and engaging personalities.
  • Local Knowledge: 90% of their staff come back year after year so they know Verbier really well; don’t hesitate to ask for recommendations.

Off-piste guiding is also available.

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Visitor comments

  • "Our second trip with European Snow Sport and it was just as good as the first! Thank you to our brilliant instructors Freddy and Julia for getting us all comfortable on the slopes. Our eldest two children (8 and 10) were loving the black slopes after what was only their second ever week of skiing!" - Trip Advisor
  • "My fiance was in a horrible paragliding accident 7 months ago and shattered both of his feet. He's a die hard skier and instructor so the thought of a ski-less winter was devastating to him. Thankfully we learned about adaptive skiing which allowed him back on the slopes. Charlotte Devlin took us out on the slopes for 2 lessons and it not only brought a smile back to Jon's face, but to mine as well. She is an amazing instructor - so positive and motivating. I can't think her and Nick enough." Trip Advisor
  • "Just back from a week in Verbier, having had group and private lessons with European Snowsports. They are terrific. Great booking service and excellent lessons. Wonderful. We cannot recommend them enough. Thanks to Neal, Anabelle, Izzy and the whole team for a great few days. Don't use anyone else if you go to Verbier!"  Trip Advisor
  • "Our 9 year old son joined the ski school for a weeks tuition over new year week. The lessons were relaxed but well organised and our son found them very enjoyable. The children are fitted with electronic devices so that they could be tracked remotely from a smart phone, the staff were good fun, helpful and polite! The staff would also keep us informed if the class was running late to save us rushing our Vin Chaud and skiing down to the pick upickup too early! Highly recommended!"  - Trip Advisor

Booking Arrangements

Child policy

They teach children from 3 years upwards with their qualified and dedicated children's instructors.


  • Families & Kids
  • Kids' Club / Activities
  • Kids' lessons


  • Activities
  • Handiski / Sit-Ski
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Events
  • Activities
  • Lessons
  • Adult Lessons
  • Childrens Lessons
  • Freestyle/Freeride Lessons
  • Group Lessons
  • Handiski Lessons
  • Off Piste/Backcountry Lessons
  • Private Lessons
  • Ski Lessons
  • Snowboard Lessons
  • Steep Skiing Lessons
  • Telemark Lessons


  • Open Seasons
  • Spring
  • Winter
  • Address
  • CH 1936