ALL GROUP COURSES take place over five days for three and a half hours minimum per day starting in the morning - giving you time later on in the afternoons to practise at your own pace. Group courses begin on Mondays.
PRIVATE LESSONS (Personal Performance Clinics - PPC) are booked by separate arrangement and consist of half days in the mornings, usually two and a half hours. Please enquire for PPC details and prices.
PRICES for all courses other than private lessons (ppc) are £420.
Early morning pre-ski course warm-up exercises
Enjoying the view on a ski course
Group Ski Courses
All group courses have a maximum of 8 skiers and all are taught by Ali Ross. The ski courses run Monday-Friday, starting mornings 09.00-09.30 lasting until early afternoon, three and a half hours minimum. The fee for all group courses is £450.
Please note that whilst the ski courses are a training system, offering progression from one level to the next, you are not obliged to join Level 1 first, providing you are already familiar with Ali's ideas from our books, videos or our DVD, for instance. And of course providing you meet the MINIMUM skiing standard expected - outlined below. Please contact us for advice if you would like to discuss your skiing level further.
These courses are for intermediate to advanced recreational skiers with several years' experience and generally for those who are joining the Ali Ross system for the first time. Typically, a Level 1 skier feels stuck on a learning plateau, wants to make progress, but doesn't know how to. You can even think of yourself as an advanced skier and still reach a plateau on your learning curve. The most important attribute you should bring to the Skiing Clinics is a willingness to try out new ideas. Please note, there is a MINIMUM standard expected - you have mastered the basic skills to an intermediate level and can ski using open parallels on a red run in the Tignes/Val d'Isere area.
Aims to develop techniques learned at Level 1,for a wider variety of skiing situations and to apply them whilst also building up mileage on skis. We introduce off-piste skiing, if conditions allow.
Generally, you will have already attended a Level 1 ski course. Again, please enquire if you feel you could join this course without having done Level 1. The aim is to give some flexibilty of choice of ski course to those who feel they are between level 2 and Advanced.
Advanced ski courses
Aims to refine technique further for more difficult terrain and conditions, including the development of mountain awareness and avalanche transceiver training. Off-piste skiing when safely possible. Avalanche transceivers are provided for clients who do not already have their own.
Combined Level 2 and Advanced ski course, running in early December and January. Great for remembering what you should be doing for the rest of the season. Many regular clients also book private lessons with us to serve as refreshers and these are available after the Season Refresher course up to New Year and throughout the season on Saturdays.
Personal Performance Clinic (PPC)
A PPC offers private ski lessons, half days, four skiers maximum. Excellent for personalised analysis/reminders if you are a current client or to introduce you to our system if you are a newcomer. For more information, prices and booking, please contact us directly.
This is held on Sunday evening in the ground floor brasserie at the Hotel Arbina at 5.30, unless advised otherwise. This gives everyone the opportunity to meet the other members of the group, find out about how the ski courses work, where we meet and so on. If you are going to be late, please let us know by text on 0788 0551360.
Buy an area Tignes/ Val d'Isere lift pass. You can book online at www.skipass-tignes.com. Or buy one from the STGM office in person on arrival; it is situated in the Maison de Tignes in le Lac.
Ski Hire and other equipment
Please note: We only recommend Ski Fast, Rue de la Poste, Le Lac. Telephone 0033 47906 3344. Ask for Jean Charles, who knows Ali's recommendations regarding skis.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Website www.skifast.notresphere.com. There may be special discounts available to our clients on ski hire for next season, but this is yet to be decided.