Originally Posted by skiking4
Top Ski looks a lot cheaper... 5 euros less to add on 4 days? Did I read it wrong?
So if I did a course at Top Ski, does it include lift ticket and would I be able to do an adult lesson and not a junior? The junior lessons don't seem to interest me as much as the adult lessons do...
Top ski have a well-deserved reputation for high-end ski instruction with an emphasis on off-piste skiing.
I can't think of a ski school in France which includes a lift ticket. The assumption is that you go on holiday, buy your pass and then buy lessons on top.
And despite the comments here, yes there can be long lines in the resorts - particularly at the start of the day and particularly when the ski schools are getting moving. I have skied 3V and Espace Killy a total of about 50 weeks ... there are lines. Ski schools get to avoid them.
Up the hill, of course, it is indeed less of a problem. But at any access point - certainly during half-term holidays - you will
And from my memories of ski schools in those two locations particularly, any one will cater to your level of skiing. Group lessons will be somewhat harder - but in Europe you often find more upper-level skiers having lessons than is necessarily the case in the US (at least, in my experience over the past two seasons). You will surely find other teenagers who can ski having lessons. Good schools include (Val) Top ski, Oxygene, Snow Fun, ICE ... (3V) New Generation, Snow Systems, Magic.
Keep doing your research and send these schools emails. Ask them.
Can they give you what you want? The old days of the ESF giving you whatever they
wanted are long gone. It's competitive and you will benefit.