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Ski schools

Alpine ski lessons


The ski schools and ski instructors of the resort can give you lessons in alpine skiing, snowboard, telemark, skwal or carving (from 3 years). The best way to learn or to improve … And also why not use the advice of a professional to find the best ski runs ?

FRENCH SKI SCHOOL
Tel: +33 (0)4 50 02 79 10 - Fax: +33 (0)4 50 02 79 11
Website - Email
150 state registered ski instructors who know perfectly the mountains you love. Whatever your ski style (ski, snowboard, telemark, skwal, monoski) you can do it with more enjoyment with our help. All the lessons and courses take place from Sunday to Friday with a minimum of 3 people.

INTERNATIONAL SKI AND SNOWBOARD SCHOOL "STARSKI"
Tel: +33 (0)4 50 27 04 69 - Fax: +33 (0)4 50 09 28 46
Website - Email
20 state registered ski instructors - real snow and mountain professionals - await you in their resort to share special moments with you.
Number of participants per group. Children, beginners: 5. All other groups: 8. Children beginners groups from 4 years.

ARAVIS SKI SCHOOL "ARAVIS SKI CONCEPT"
Tel: +33 (0)6 80 57 08 03
WebsiteEmail
A little team of state registered ski instructors welcome you with a maximum of flexibility, in a professional and convivial atmosphere. Ski, snowboard, telemark.

Cross-country ski lessons


SNOWSHOE & CROSS-COUNTRY SKI SCHOOL
BP 22 - 74450 Le Grand-Bornand
Tel +33 (0)4 50 02 78 17 - Fax +33 (0)4 50 02 36 02 - Email
Out of season : Tel +33 (0)4 50 02 31 12
In Village : Tourist house (open ever day) Tel +33 (0)4 50 02 78 17
In Chinaillon :
• Tourist house (weekends and French holidays). Tel +33 (0)4 50 09 60 66
• Welcome point at the school chalet at the start of the circuit in the Vieux Village

SPECIAL ATTRACTIONS
For toddles (under 5s): in the snow garden near the ice rink let them discover skiing in perfect freedom.
Discovery or improvment  of cross-country skating technique:
• 3 half day package: 56 £
• 5 half day package: 82 £
Nordic cocktail: 3 half days with 1 cross-country skiing outing, 1 lesson to skating technique, 1 half day snowshoe outing: 60 £ (coaching staff, transport and ski pass included)

COLLECTIVE LESSONS FOR ADULTS
Master the technique, gently discover skiing at your own rhythm in harmony with the wonderful natural scenery of the Aravis range... We are open to all your requests. According to your level, the Cross Country Ski School and its registered instructors can offer you:
SKI DISCOVERY: ski initiation to help you learn easily
SKI GETAWAY: improvment of your technique and discovery of Aravis snow-covered landscapes
SKATING: some new sensations and other winter sport pleasure

COLLECTIVE LESSONS : Prices in £ (winter 2006/2007)

Test session on Sunday with the Guest Card

17

1 half day session

21

3 half day course

56

5 half day course

82

6 day course

128

extra week

75

Schedule: week course from Sunday to Friday
- mornings: 10am-12:15pm (Sunday: 10:30am-12:15pm)
- afternoons: 2pm-4:45pm (Sunday: 2:30pm-4:45pm )
Family price: 20 % discount on week collective lessons for the fourth person of the family.

COLLECTIVE LESSONS FOR CHILDREN WITH THE CROSS-COUNTRY SKI SCHOOL

All-inclusive package at the Children Village
• half day with ski + meal
• full day with ski + meal + day nursery or ski

"Les P'tits Bouts de Glisse" (2 ½/3 years)
• ski discovery lessons by the hour.
• Prices winter 2006/2007 : 1 hour: 11 £, 5 x 1 hour: 49 £

"Les P'tits Loups" (4/5 years)
• learn skiing through games in a playground  specially adapted for young children

"Club Trappeurs" (6/8 years)
• learn skiing, workshops, games, skating, take progress tests, discover the great outdoors.

"Club Skate" (9/12 years)
• progressive training and improving the skating technique

"Club Jeune" (13/16 years)
• improvment of skating technique but also enjoy its holiday to get together with friends and get its kicks!

COLLECTIVE LESSONS : Prices in £ (winter 2006/2007)

Test session on Sunday with the Guest Card

16

1 half day session

19

6 half day course

87

6 day course

112

extra week

65

Schedule: week course from Sunday to Friday
- mornings: 10am-12:15pm (Sunday: 10:30am-12:15pm)
- afternoons: 2pm-4:45pm (Sunday: 2:30pm-4:45pm )
Family price: 20 % discount on week collective lessons for the fourth person of the family.

PRIVATE LESSONS

Prices in £ (winter 2006/2007)

1-2 pers.

3-4 pers.

1 hour

33

43

2 hours

64

79

4 x 1 hour

125

145

4 x 2 hours

240

280

FAMILIES & GROUPS
To organise a day like no other with family, friends... and enjoy nature, engage a ski instructor to meet your expectations.

Prices in £ (winter 2006/2007) 

2h

90

Half day

112

Full day

205

BIATHLON
Private lessons for 10m shooting
Biathlon package with 2 sessions of 10m shooting and 1 session of 50m shooting

Prices in £ (winter 2006/2007)

1-2 pers.

3-4 pers.

1 hour

43

53

2 hours

80

98

Package

128

153

Collective lessons, shooting initiation
On Wednesdays during Christmas and February French holiday and on the 31/01/07:
half hour session: 6 £, with the Guest Card 5 £

Equipment hire

When you rent your equipment in the resort sport shops you benefit from advice from real specialists who can also help you throughout your stay. Remember you can change your equipment during your stay.

These price are given as an indication depending on the equipment and are in no case the exact prices charged in the resort shops.

PRICES IN £, from

adults

juniors

children

ALPINE 6 days (skis + boots + poles)

67

45

35

CROSS-COUNTRY 6 days (skis + boots + poles)

36

-

31

SNOWSHOE day

5

SNOWBOARD + boots 6 days

95

70

 
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> Reves d'hiver in Chinaillon
> Ski Service Deloche in Chinaillon
> Sport Alp in Village

Children

 "FAMILLE PLUS" MARK OF QUALITY: Le Grand-Bornand benefits from the label "Famille Plus": a tailor-made infrastructure for families, entertainment and activities to suit all ages, price to suit everyone: from the youngest to the oldest, activities for children and adults, to enjoy both on their own and together, a nearby medical service for those 'under the weather' days, children to be taken great care of by professionals...as many services for the families welfare !

 

Children ski lessons

LES P'TITS BOUTS DE GLISSE
For chidren aged from 2 1/2
Children who attend "Les P'tits Maringouins" day nursery can, from now on, participate in snow games and begin to learn how to ski with qualified instructors, in the snow garden. All-inclusive price (ski + day nursery) available.
Price for a day (9am - 5:30pm): 44 £, day nursery, snow games, meal included.
  

NEW! LEISURE CLUB "MOM'EN SKI" ON SKI RUNS
For children aged from 4 to 12
At the top of the Rosay cable car, the leisure club "Mom'en ski" offers to chidren aged from 4 to 12 a outstanding environment for a gently and fun ski learning and outdoor activities. Children are taking into care from morning until the evening with on programme: snow games, half day ski lessons or full day skiing for olders.
Some prices (ski passes not included) :
• ski in the morning + meal + leisure club in the afternoon: 54 £ full day / 270 £ for 6 days
• meal + leisure club in the afternoon: 32 £ half day / 160 £ for 6 days
Infomation at the French Ski School: Tel. +33 (0)4 50 02 79 10 - Email - Web site

OTHER LESSONS AND COURSES WITH THE FRENCH SKI SCHOOL (E.S.F.)
For the youngest ones the E.S.F. has set up the Fantaski Park, decorated with amusing coloured figures and equipped with mini ski lifts. Ski lessons available for children aged from 2 1/2. Prices for winter 2006/2007

SNOW GARDENS

• For 2 1/2 - 3 years: “Les p’tits Bouts de Glisse”, discovery sessions. 1 hour: 11 £
• For 3-6 years: "Les Piou Piou" course: 9:45am-12:15pm or 2:15 to 5pm, 6 half days (ski passes not included): 110 £
• For 4-6 years: All-inclusive formula lessons + meal + day nursery.

COLLECTIVE LESSONS for 6-12 years with packages "Cours", "Declic" or "Decouverte" from 100 to 193 £
Benefit from the "tribu" price: 20 % reduction from the 4th person with the package "Cours".

COURSES: 

• Snowboard course: Try snowboarding! Our teachers will tell you all the secrets of this magic sport and will teach you how to practise safely. 4 different levels. A boardercross is organised every week during French holiday.
From 10 years, 140 £ 6 half days from 2 to 5pm from Sunday to Friday

• "New School" course: your child will discover the  pleasure of  skiing, amazing experiences, beginner ski jumping ... Double tipped skis recommended.
From 8 years, 140 £ 6 half days from 10am to 1pm from Sunday to Friday, only during French holilday.

• "Aravis Ride" course: ski with your instructor on all the resort runs, over the moguls, in the forest, off piste. Discover some new places  in the resort and take part in the French Ski School tests. Fun, or what ?
For 12-16 years, 222 £ from 10am to 5pm from Sunday to Friday

• "Dahu" course: facing the difficulties of mountain terrain and skiing in all types of snow on the Dahu run. Mastering ski techniques, getting to know the snow and its traps, learning how to build a snow shelter, beginning to understand avalanches… How to ski safely is also something to be learnt.
From 8 years, 140 £ 6 half days from 2 to 5pm from Sunday to Friday

CHILDREN LESSONS AND COURSES WITH THE INTERNATIONAL SKI SCHOOL "STARSKI"
The Starski ski instructors accept children from 4 years old

• Their children’s garden has all the necessary equipment to initiate them into winter sports in a friendly and fun atmosphere. They will enjoy their first skiing in a suitable environment and in small groups of 8 children per teacher. If the group is of an even standard the objective is to leave the children’s garden as soon as possible to ski in a part of the main ski area.

• Are your children a little older ? From 5 to 12 years ? A class adapted to their level and age will be offered by the teachers  in an enjoyable and safe atmosphere. From 8 years they will be able to attend the official tests certified by the International Ski School.

• Your children have never skied before but dream about discovering snowboarding ? Choose the discovery mini course (two sessions of  2 hours each ) adapted to their requirements.

COLLECTIVE LESSONS FOR CHILDREN WITH THE CROSS-COUNTRY SKI SCHOOL

All-inclusive package at the Children Village
• half day with ski + meal
• full day with ski + meal + day nursery or ski

"Les P'tits Bouts de Glisse" (2 ½/3 years)
• ski discovery lessons by the hour.
• Prices winter 2006/2007 : 1 hour: 11 £, 5 x 1 hour: 49 £

"Les P'tits Loups" (4/5 years)
• learn skiing through games in a playground  specially adapted for young children

"Club Trappeurs" (6/8 years)
• learn skiing, workshops, games, skating, take progress tests, discover the great outdoors.

"Club Skate" (9/12 years)
• progressive training and improving the skating technique

"Club Jeune" (13/16 years)
• improvment of skating technique but also enjoy its holiday to get together with friends and get its kicks!

COLLECTIVE LESSONS : Prices in £ (winter 2006/2007)

Test session on Sunday with the Guest Card

16

1 half day session

19

6 half day course

87

6 day course

112

extra week

65

Schedule: week course from Sunday to Friday
- mornings: 10am-12:15pm (Sunday: 10:30am-12:15pm)
- afternoons: 2pm-4:45pm (Sunday: 2:30pm-4:45pm )
Family price: 20 % discount on week collective lessons for the fourth person of the family.

Day nurseries

DAY NURSERY "LES P'TITS MARINGOUINS" AT THE VILLAGE
Tel: +33 (0)4 50 02 79 05 - Fax: +33 (0)4 50 02 28 01
Email

Receives children from 3 months to 5 years. Open every day from 9am to 5:30pm in winter and from Monday to Saturday from 8am to 6pm in summer and out of season.

The recent premises on 600 square metres is situated near the centre of the village in the middle of a big snowfield. Several play rooms, a motor-exercise room, a book corner, a mini climbing wall, a ball-swimming pool, a trampoline etc…
 
Several options are proposed:

« P'tits Montagnards » area: games space for children and parents. Open from 4 to 6pm at the Children's House (1st floor), no booking. Price: 2,50 ˆ and free with the Guest Card.

Discovery of winter sports with state registered ski instructors of the French Ski School and Cross-country Ski School at the Snow Garden « les P’tits Bouts de Glisse », children from 2 1/2 years to 3 years (session of one hour)

For children aged from 4 to 6, morning ski lessons accompaniment

Prices winter 2006/2007 (+ subscription: 2,20 £) :
• Morning 9 - 12am (without meal): 16 £
• Morning 9am - 2pm (with meal): 24,80 £
• Afternoon 2 - 5:30pm (without meal): 19 £
• Afternoon 12 - 5:30pm (with meal): 27,80 £
• Day 9am - 5:30pm (meal included): 33 £
• 6 mornings from Sunday to Friday (without meal) (1): 80 £
• 6 afternoons from Sunday to Friday (without meal) (1): 95 £
• 6 full days from Sunday to Friday (with meal): 165 £
• 3 consecutive days package: 85 £
• Initiation to winter sports in the Snow Garden "Les P'tits Bouts de Glisse": 11 £/session of 1 hour
(1) Meal in extra: 8,80 £/day

Vaccination DT COQ Polio, BCG (or monovax test) and health record are required.
The number of places is limited so booking is advisable as soon as you arrive in the resort.
Booking on site before 9:30am according to places available.

GARDERIE "LES P'TITS MARINGOUINS" AU CHINAILLON
Tel: +33 (0)4 50 09 60 80
Email
Receives children from 8 months to 5 years.
Only open in winter
From Christmas to the end of March: open from 9am to 5:15pm.
April: opening depends on bookings
Level -4 of the Tourist Office

Indoor, manual and relating to game activities are proposed. Walks and games outside according to weather conditions, number and age of the children.

For children aged from 4 to 6, morning ski lessons accompaniment
Prices as for Village Day Nursery.

* All prices are Sunshine World Ltd's own prices and we reserve the right to change them at any time

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