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Ski School - La Tania 2016-2017

In La Tania, we are able to offer a choice of ski schools - either ESF (who are very good with class sizes limited to 8 adults or 10 children) or the English ski school “Magic in Motion” who have an excellent reputation.  Our staff will accompany you to the ski school on the first day to ensure you find the right lesson and everything runs smoothly.

 

ESF (Ecole Du Ski Français)

Meeting Point:  Centre of La Tania

The local ESF ski school is located in the village of La Tania, within easy walking distance of all our properties.  Various lesson options can be provided.

 

Instructors are English speaking and the school has a good reputation as unlike many of its ESF counterparts, class sizes are limited to 8 people per adult group and 10 children per group which allows more personal attention to individuals. 

 

All group lessons require a Courchevel Valley pass for the purpose of the tuition – although you may wish to choose a wider area pass for your own skiing outside of lesson times as access to the Three Valleys is very easy from La Tania.

 

Seasons: Christmas and New Year - 18th December 2016 to 30th December 2016

Half Term - 5th February 2017 to 3rd March 2017

Easter Break - 2nd April 2017 to 14th April 2017

  

ESF Ski School Levels – Children Level

Level

Description

Piou-Piou

Start getting used to skis and sliding in the snow garden – 3 and 4 year olds

Ourson

Beginner – I’ve never skied before - first steps on the snow – children 4 years +

Flocon

Starting to do snow plough turns

1*

Want to learn basic turns and side slip

2*

Want to learn linking basic turns and to get over little bumps

3*

Perfecting parallel turns with changes in rhythm

Bronze Star

Perfecting parallel turns, learning short swings and how to ski on all types of snow

Gold Star

Discovering all aspects of skiing on all terrain – skier cross, half pipe and big air

Competition

I can ski on all types of snow on all slopes, preparing for slalom race tests

 

ESF Ski School Levels – Adults

Level

Description

Beginner

Beginner – never skied before

1

I can link snow plough turns together

2

I can side slip and am learning parallel turns

3

I ski parallel on all slopes and want to perfect short swings, carving

4

Perfect short swings on all types of snow. Discovering the off-piste area, controlling my skis in any kind of snow, terrain and visibility.

 

ESF Snowboard Levels

Level

Description

Beginner

Beginner – never boarded before

Intermediate

I can turn on the back side and front side – 1-3 weeks experience

Advanced

I have speed and in control and can vary my curve - 3-6 weeks experience

 

Group Ski Lessons La Tania

Six day lessons start from Sunday

Five day lessons start from Monday

 

Adults (From 13 Years Old) - Beginner to Expert Levels

 

Duration

Price

Normal Season

6 x am

09h15 to 11h45

200.00

5 x am

09h15 to 11h45

185.00

Christmas and New Year

5 x midday

11h45 to 13h45

150.00

February

half-term

5 x midday

11h45 to 14h15

185.00

 








Children (From 3 to 12 Years Old) - Piou-Piou to Competition Levels

Medal included in the prices (5 or 6 days lessons) from Piou-Piou to Gold Star.

Level Bronze star, Gold star & Competition: only half-day group lessons.

  

 

Duration

Time schedule

Price

6 x full days

6 x 5 hours

09h15 to 11h45 / 14h15 to 16h45

300.00

February half-term

09h15 to 11h45 / 14h30 to 17h

6 x am

6 x 2h30

09h15 to 11h45

197.00

6 x pm

6 x 2h30

14h15 to 16h45

177.00

February half-term

14h30 to 17h

5 x full days

5 x 5 hours

09h15 to 11h45 / 14h15 to 16h45

280.00

February half-term

09h15 to 11h45 / 14h30 to 17h

5 x am

5 x 2h30

09h15 to 11h45

182.00

5 x pm

5 x 2h30

14h15 to 16h45

162.00

February half-term

14h30 to 17h



















    • Adult lessons are a maximum of 8 students per group and children’s lessons a maximum of 10 students per group
    • Full days means the morning and afternoon sessions – lunch is not included and parents must either collect their children for lunch or arrange separate childcare to cover this period (see below)
    • Lessons are subject to a minimum of 4 people enrolling for the class

 

Lunchtime care and a meal can be added onto the children’s lessons between 11h45am and 2pm if required to allow parents to ski for the whole day and leave their children in the care of the ski school.  The additional cost of this service is as follows:

 

SUPERVISED MEAL

1 x Meal

26.00

5 x Meals

116.00

6 x Meals

126.00

 

 

 

 

 

Privileged adult or kids ski groups

The new privileged group lessons offer more dedicated instruction with smaller class sizes guaranteed – only 5 adults per class or 5-7 children per class.  This new option is available throughout the season at all adult levels and for children for Flocon to Gold Star levels as well as for the Ourson Level but is subject to enough students enrolling at each level.  Minimum 5 adults or 5 children must be enrolled at the same level for the class to operate.

 

Privileged adults - from 13 years old, up to 5 per group, beginner to expert

Privileged kids - 3-12 years old, 5-7 kids per group, flocon to gold star, medal included

Medal included in the price for 1* to Gold Star levels

 

Duration

Price

Sunday Start

6 x mornings

09h15 to 11h45

300.00

6 x afternoons

14h15 to 16h45

14h30 to 17h during

February half-term

300.00

Monday Start

5 x mornings

09h15 to 11h45

260.00

5 x afternoons

14h15 to 16h45

14h30 to 17h during

February half-term

260.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Privileged Ourson group - 4-5 years old, max 6 kids,

Open during Christmas, New Year & February half term

 

Duration

Price

Sunday Start

6 x mornings

12h00 to 14h00

240.00

Monday Start

5 x mornings

12h00 to 14h00

210.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Snowboarding – from 8 years old, beginner to advanced levels

Dedicated instructors are there to help you master this thrilling winter sport.  In order to have the class, the school requires a minimum of 4 people of the same level enrolled for the week.

 

Duration

Time schedule

Price

5 x pm

Monday start

14h15 to 16h45

14h30 to 17h during

February half-term

185.00

 

 

 

 


Free Ski Course - from 12 to 17 years old Gold Star/Level Three minimum four teenagers enrolled for the week

Open during Christmas and New Year Holidays, *February Half-Term and Easter Holidays.


Duration 

Time schedule

Price

5 x afternoons

13h45 to 16h45

*14h00 to 17h00

200.00

6 x afternoons

13h45 to 16h45

              *14h00 to 17h00

 

240.00

 

 

 




Magic In Motion International Ski School

With over 23 years of experience, Magic in Motion is one of the best valued ski schools in the Three Valleys.  Because of the small class sizes and their excellent reputation for a fun teaching style, they become fully booked very quickly and we recommend booking your place as early as possible particularly for peak school holiday weeks.

 

Their highly qualified ski and snowboard instructors coach a range of lessons to suit all tastes and abilities, including group lessons, off piste, children and snowboard including freestyle.  They also organize Heli-skiing trips as well as paragliding.

 

Classes have a minimum number of people necessary before the lesson can operate – so if there are not enough people subscribed then the ski school may adjust the lessons.  They also guarantee a maximum number of people for each class to ensure the quality of teaching.

As a rule, a min of 3 people is required to run any group lesson.

 

High Season Dates

Magic in Motion has different options and prices during season according to high or low season dates - check if your holiday falls within one of the high season weeks shown below:

 

High season dates

December:

25th to 31st December

 

January:

1st to 7th January

February:

12th to 18th February

 

April:

2nd to 8th April

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Choosing Your Ski Level - Children up to 6 Years Old

Ski Level

Description of Ability at Beginning of Week

Likely Previous Experience

Kids Medals

at the end of week

Beginners

Level 0

First time on skis or

limited dry slope experience

None or just a few hours

Little Mousy

/ Snowman

Level 1

Basic snow plough turns

on easy greens

1 week

Mousy

/Green Mouse

Level 2

Competent on green runs

and some easy blues

2 weeks

Super Mousy

/ Bronze Mouse

 

Choosing Your Ski Level - Children from 6 Years Old and Adults

Ski Level

Description of Ability at Beginning of Week

Likely Previous Experience

Kids Medals at the end of week

Beginners

Level 0

First time on skis or limited dry slope experience

None or just a few hours

White Rider

(ESI) Crystal

Level 1

Basic snow plough turns on easy greens

1 week

Green Rider

Bronze Crystal

Level 2

Snow plough on blue runs, starting to parallel on greens

2 to 4 weeks

Blue Rider

Silver Crystal

Level 3

Parallel turns on blue slopes, needing to improve parallel techniques on steeper slopes

3 to 5 weeks

Orange Rider

Vermillion Crystal

Level 4

Parallel turns on blue & red slopes, needing to improve technique on steeper or icy slopes

At least 5 weeks

Red Rider

Gold Crystal

Level 5

Confident on all slope types, getting comfortable with freestyle

At least 8 weeks

Black Rider

Diamond

Level 6

All mountain rider

Freestyle and freeride

Confirmed skier

Bronze, Silver & Gold

 

Choosing Your Ski Level - Snowboard

Snowboard Level

Description of Ability at Beginning of Week

Beginners

Level 0

First time on a board

Level 1

Some experience but not yet turning both directions

Level 2

Confident on greens and starting blues

Level 3

Turning on blues and reds and some experience riding switch

Level 4

Free to ride and free to style

 

Adults Ski Groups Levels 0-1 - For Lessons Of 3 To 7 Adults

Course

Time schedule

Days

Price

Level 0 - 1

Sunday Start

Mornings:

9h15 to 11h15

Or

11h30 to 13h30

Sun, Mon, Tues, Weds, Thurs Day Off, Fri

220.00

Afternoons:

14h30 to 16h30

Monday afternoon booster lesson

Level 0 - 1

Monday Start

Mornings:

9h15 to 11h15

Or

11h30 to 13h30

Mon, Tues, Weds, Thurs Day Off, Fri

190.00

Afternoons:

14h30 to 16h30

Monday afternoon booster lesson



 

Adults Ski Groups Levels 2-4 “Mini Team” - For Lessons of Min 3 and Max 5 Adults

Course

Time schedule

Days

Price

Level 2 - 4

Sunday Start

Mornings:

9h15 to 11h15

Or

11h30 to 13h30

Sun, Mon, Tues, Weds

220.00

Level 2 - 4

Monday Start

Mornings:

9h15 to 11h15

Or

11h30 to 13h30

Mon, Tues, Weds

165.00





 

Adults Ski Groups Level 5 “Advanced Clinics” - For Lessons of Min 2 and Max 5 Adults

Course

Time schedule

Days

Price

Level 5

Mornings:

9h15 to 11h15

Or

11h30 to 13h30

Tues, Weds

120.00

Off piste

Afternoons:

14h00 to 17h00

Weds, Thurs

170.00

Off piste

Mornings:

9h15 to 11h15

Thurs, Fri

120.00

Off piste

9h15 to 13h15

Sat

120.00

 

Kids Fun Factory – 6 to 9 and 10+ years old children

The children group lessons are called “Fun Factory” and are based on exactly that principle – teaching while having a lot of fun.  The groups are split into different age ranges - 6 to 9 year olds and 10 years and over to allow for different learning styles and speeds.  Lessons operate at all levels from beginner (0) to level 6.  The sessions have varied times to allow a lot of tuition for the kids but still some time for the families to ski together.

 

On the full day, the kids have lunch with the instructor in a mountain restaurant which is included in the price of the lessons. On the final day there is a mountain treasure hunt for the younger children and multi fun Olympics for the older children, including a 30m timed run, special free-style and to top it off a ski jump onto their big bouncy air bag. Medals are included in the price of lessons.

 

Please note - they really want to offer Kids Fun Factory all season long, however due to the weeks outside of the school holidays being quieter, they have reduced the programmer’s hours and number of children to a maximum of 5 in a group. In this way they can offer a cheaper option at a greater value.

 

Lesson

Lesson Type

Sunday Start

6 days

Monday Start

5 days

Low Season

Min 3 - Max 5 kids

Sun, Mon, Tues, Wed - 9h15 to 11h15

Or 11h30 to 13:30h

Thurs & Fri - 9h15 to 13h30

285.00

250.00

High Season AM

Min 4 - Max 8 kids

Sun, Mon, Tues & Thurs - 9h15 to 13h30,

Wed - 9h15 to 17h + lunch

Fri - 9h15 to 17h + lunch

495.00

460.00

Peak Weeks Only PM

Min 4 - Max 8 kids

Sun, Mon, Tues & Thurs - 14h to 17h

235.00

210.00

 

 











 

Children – “little mice” – 4 and 5 years

“Little Mice” groups are aimed at 4 and 5 year olds at levels 0 to 1 or Little Mousy to Mousy levels.  The groups are run with a maximum of 5 and a minimum of 3 children.  Whether it’s their first time on skis or whether they are snow ploughing demons, this class will work on the basics in a fun and safe environment.  Because it can be very cold first thing in the morning, they also offer the later lesson when the snow is a bit softer, making learning easier.  Please don’t forget their helmets, sun cream, sun glasses and warm clothes!  The school has helmet covers to easily identify their children.

 

Lesson

Low season

High Season

6 x am - Sunday Start

9h15 to 11h15* or 11h30 to 13h30

285.00

305.00

5 x am – Monday Start

9h15 to 11h15* or 11h30 to 13h30

250.00

270.00

 

* Please note - from 12th March, groups will only be available for an 11h30 start for softer snow conditions.

 

Snowboard groups - maximum 5

Magic Snowboard lessons offer intensive tuition of mini groups of 3-5 boarders with video feedback to really help improve your technique. All levels are catered for from complete beginners to advanced boarders.  The groups run in the afternoon when the snow is softer, therefore easier for those inevitable tumbles, making it safer.  We always recommend wearing helmets and body armor.  Snowboarding is available all season for adults and for children during peak weeks only.

  

Level

Lesson Type

Price

All Levels

Sunday to Wednesday

14h00 to 17h00

220.00

All Levels

Monday to Wednesday

14h00 to 17h00

165.00

High Season

Sunday, Monday, Tuesday & Thursday

14h00 to 17h00

265.00

High Season

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday

14h00 to 17h00

235.00

 

Freestyle course - Ski and Snowboard

Lesson Type

Price

Tuesday, Wednesday

14h00 to 17h00

165.00

 

 

 

 

 

Private Instructors

Private lessons in La Tania are available for all disciplines, all levels and all ages!  Please let us know your level and where possible a little about you such as your objectives for the lessons and your age so the ski school can allocate the most appropriate instructor.  If you require off-piste or speed riding, you must let us know so the ski school can allocate one of their specialist instructors.

 

Adults and young children cannot share lessons as the teaching styles are very different and it is not productive to teach them together. Lesson prices are for the group specified – so for either one or two people for all lessons except for the full day lesson which covers more people.  Additional people can be added to the lesson by paying the extra person price for the lesson.

 

ESF Instructors

The ESF Instructors all speak fluent English and are accustomed to working with English guests.  They are available to provide a whole range of services from private lessons of two hours, to having an instructor for the whole week to work on a dedicated basis with your group.  Some of the sports you can go for covered by private instructors apart from just alpine skiing are snowboarding, telemark and cross country skiing.

 

Adults (from 13 years old) & children (from 3 to 12 years old):

Duration

Time Schedule

Price

1 - 2 Adults

Price

1 - 4 Children

Price

3 - 6 Adults

Price

5 - 6 Children

2h 30

09h15 to 11h45

195.00

230.00

4h*

09h15 to 13h15

312.00

2h

11h45 to 13h45

145.00

160.00

2h 30

11h45 to 14h15

During February half-term

180.00

210.00

2h

14h15 to 16h15

125.00

140.00

14h30 to 16h30

During February half-term

2h30

14h15 to 16h45

160.00

195.00

14h30 to 17h

During February half-term

3h

13h45 to 16h45

220.00

14h to 17h

During February half-term

 

*Available outside French school holidays

 

ADULTS OR CHILDREN

Time schedule

Price

Full Day

9h15 to 16h45

420.00

 

 

 

Magic In Motion Instructors

From nervous beginner to expert powder hounds, Magic in Motion have the perfect experience for everyone.  Lessons are available in all disciplines – ski, snowboard, cross-country ski, snow-shoeing, snowblades, freestyle, off-piste ….  Please specify when booking off-piste for special equipment and the most suitable instructor.

 

Private lessons for maximum 8:

Duration

Times

Group

Low Season

High Season

Extra Person

2 hours

09h15 to 11h15

1 or 2 people

170.00

190.00

15.00

2 hours

11h30 to 13h30

1 or 2 people

170.00

190.00

15.00

2½ hours*

14h00 to 16h30

1 or 2 people

180.00

-

15.00

3 hours

14h00 to 17h00

1 or 2 people

190.00 - 1 per 205.00 - 2 per

220.00

15.00

4 hours

09h15 to 13h15

1 or 2 people

310.00

360.00

25.00

6 hours*

Anytime from 09h15

1 to 4 people

400.00

-

30.00

(+6 per)

Full Day

09h15 to 17h00

1 to 4 people

450.00

490.00

35.00

(+6 per)

 

* Only available during low season weeks.

 

Child care in La Tania

Garderie “La taniere des croes”

The daycare centre "La Tanière des Croés" is a day nursery with a capacity of 14 children in winter and welcomes children from 4 months to 5 years of age.  The centre is managed by a fully qualified director and a team of child care professionals who speak English.  The nursery in La Tania is open from Sunday to Friday from 08h45 to 17h00 during the season and is located in the village centre at the foot of the pistes.  Various options are available to suit the requirements of the parents and although not essential reservation in advance is recommended to ensure your place, particularly if you are looking for day care for the whole week.  We are able to make reservations on your behalf with the day care service.

 

** DISCOUNTS **

10% off prices for your second child and

15% off prices for the third child and more.

The children must be siblings.

 

 

Hours

Price per day

Price for 6 days

Morning

08h45 to 12h00

20.00

108.00

Meal

12h00 to 13h30

14.00

84.00

Afternoon with snack

13h30 to 17h00

22.00

118.00

All Day including meal/snack

08h45 to 17h00

50.00

270.00

Half Day including meal/snack

11h00 to 17h00

42.00

226.00

Additional hour

 

10.00

 


**Prices are 2015-2016 - subject to change for the current season**