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Ski lessons are a worthwhile investment if you are going on a ski holiday. Whether it’s your first time on the slopes or you are hoping to improve your technique, booking a ski instructor is a great way to get the most out of your ski trip. Ski lessons enable you to safely build confidence and advance your skiing as efficiently as possible. 

Ski lessons in Europe can vary considerably in cost and when looking at how expensive ski lessons are there are a few variables to consider, which include: 

What country are you booking ski lessons in?

Are you booking private ski lessons or group ski lessons?

How many ski lessons are you booking?

What time of day are your ski lessons?

Are you booking ski lessons in a peak period?

Are you booking ski lessons for children or for adults? 

We break down these factors below. 

How Much Does a Group Ski Lesson Cost?

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Ski School group ski lessons tend to be cheaper than private ski lessons as you receive less one-on-one time with the instructor due to their attention being divided between everyone in the group. Therefore, booking group ski lessons with a smaller group size will offer you better value for money. This is why group ski lessons are limited to 6 people per group on Maison Sport. 

Group ski lessons on Maison Sport are priced in line with the market, so they may fluctuate slightly depending on market changes. Group ski lesson prices vary depending on the resort but typically start from €225.00 for five days of two-hour lessons for adults and from €350.00 for five days of three-hour lessons for children. 

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How Much Does a Private Ski Lesson Cost? 

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Private ski lessons are typically more expensive than group ski lessons as they provide a tailored service with 100% of the instructor’s time devoted to you. This can mean quicker progression thanks to more personalised feedback. Private ski lessons are also more flexible than group ski lessons in terms of lesson times and meeting points. 

Private ski lessons typically cost between €55 – €110 per hour depending on the instructor’s qualification and experience as well as the resort in which they are working and the time of day. Morning lessons are typically more expensive than afternoon lessons, with afternoon ski lessons being up to 25% cheaper than morning lessons. Full-day ski lessons cost the most per day, however, they can offer the best value for money per hour. 

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How Much Does a Ski Lesson Cost in Italy?

Italy tends to be a cheaper destination for ski holidays, so it is a great choice if you are skiing on a budget. Private ski lessons in Italy tend to cost between €50 to €95, though this varies by resort. Some of the cheaper ski resorts in Italy include Pila, La Thuile, Sestrière and Sauze d’Oulx. Whereas, more expensive resorts include; Cortina D’Ampezzo, Madonna di Campiglio and Val Gardena.

How Much Does a Ski Lesson Cost in Switzerland?

Switzerland is a more expensive region thanks to the strength of the Swiss Franc, and it is home to several high-end resorts. Therefore, ski lessons tend to be more expensive in Switzerland than its neighbouring countries. Private ski lessons in Switzerland tend to cost between CHF 70 to CHF 120 per hour, though this varies by resort. Some of the cheaper ski resorts in Switzerland include Les Diablerets, Villars, Saas Almagell and Engelberg. Whereas, more expensive resorts include; St Moritz, Gstaad and Zermatt

How Much Does a Ski Lesson Cost in France?

France is home to an array of ski resorts ranging from cheaper to more expensive but typically lies in between Italian and Swiss prices for ski lessons. Private ski lessons in France tend to cost between €65 to €110 per hour, though this varies by resort. Some of the cheaper ski resorts in France include Sanite-Foy-Tarentaise, La Rosiere, Les Gets and Les Contamines-Montjoie. Whereas, more expensive resorts include; Courchevel, Val D’Isère and Megève

How Much Does a Ski Lesson Cost in Peak Periods?

Ski lessons in busy periods such as Easter and February half-term tend to be more expensive due to increased demand. If you are travelling during peak season, booking your ski lessons in advance is always recommended to avoid disappointment and get the best price. 

Ski schools will also often become less flexible in peak periods and may require you to book for a minimum number of days (or a full week).

Ski lessons in the low season are typically cheaper, so travelling outside of peak weeks can be a way to save money and enjoy a greater choice of instructors thanks to lower demand. If you are travelling in a peak week, booking afternoon lessons is a way to cut costs.  

How are Ski Lessons Priced on Maison Sport?

On Maison Sport, instructors set their own pricing so you can select the ski instructor that best suits your budget. On each instructor’s profile, the price is displayed per hour and the currency will vary depending on which country the instructor is working in. 

The instructors on Maison Sport offer flexible lesson times so you can select your preferred starting time, duration and frequency of lessons. On Maison Sport, you can have up to 6 people in a private lesson with one instructor at a fixed price, which is a great way to split costs if you are travelling in a group and can make your ski lessons much more affordable.

Please note that rental equipment and ski passes are not included in ski lesson costs. However, on Maison Sport you can add ski hire to your ski lesson booking at a discounted price, saving you both time and money! 

For an insight into lift pass prices across different European ski resorts, read our lift pass price comparison blog. We have also put together a guide on how much a European ski holiday costs, which includes a budget tracker to help you keep on top of your ski trip finances. 

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