You need to arrive at the course fully equipped:
The Swiss Ski School of Geneva has no equipment for hire (contact Locaski or another sports shop directly).
Sticks are not necessary on the first day. Your child’s instructor will tell him/her when s/he needs them.
Have the bindings adjusted by a professional (if the bindings are obviously badly adjusted, the instructors of the Swiss Ski School of Geneva are authorised to adjust the bindings on the spot).
All courses of the Swiss Ski School of Geneva take place in Switzerland.
Children are accompanied on the bus by instructors of the Swiss Ski School of Geneva.
Ski/snowboard boots are not allowed in the bus and must be carried in a closed bag.
Please inform the course leader of the Swiss Ski School of Geneva if your child suffers from motion sickness.
It is possible to book a place on the bus , but parents cannot take part in their child’s course. You will be charged for the seat on the bus (you can also book an easySki pack including transportation by bus and ski-pass for free skiing during the children’s lessons).
Find out all the options on our webpas easySki!
2 different meeting points:
Please note: parking is now charged daily at the Centre Sportif de Vessy (including weekends and public holidays). Unless anything changes, the Bout-du-Monde P+R is currently cheaper and free at weekends.
Depending on the organisation needs, some trips can be made by train from Geneva-Cornavin.
We don’t wait for latecomers at a meeting point in Geneva (or in the ski resort for easySki or private clients). No refund is allowed if an activity is missed due to late arrival.
With the exception of Wednesday afternoon classes, all group classes are full-day courses. Ski/snowboard lessons last approx. 4.5 hours and include necessary breaks (total duration depends on traffic, weather conditions, age of participants and fatigue, among other factors).
Give your child a good breakfast so that they don’t ski on an empty stomach, and don’t hesitate to slip a little snack into their pocket for their 10 o’clock.
Lunch is included in the collective courses. It is served in a restaurant on the slopes. The instructors accompany their groups for lunch.
Please report any food allergies.
There is a light snack before the return journey by bus at the end of the day.
You can also give your child something in his/her bag (drink, personal snack).
The ski-pass is included in the price of the group classes. It is given to participants on arrival at the ski resort (the ski-pass is not included in the price of private lessons).
Children and teens (6-19 years)
Adults (from 20)
Participants are divided into groups by level, the Swiss Snow League level not being the only criterion taken into account. The groups can be modified as and when required, depending on how each participant develops.
All children prepare for the Swiss Snow League medals (group classes and private lessons from 3 2-hour lessons). Tests are generally taken on the second last day of the course (except for private courses). A child may receive the same medal several times, as some medals require more days of practice and, depending on the child’s physical development, some levels are more demanding.
At the booking, please mention the last level that has been COMPLETED!
There are equivalences for the French ESF medals.
Courses take place in any weather. Not attended courses will not be refunded..
No. For organisational and follow-up reasons, it is not possible to replace a missed lesson in another series of lessons.
Cancellation conditions are as follows:
With cancellation insurance and on presentation of a medical certificate, missed lessons will be refunded on a pro rata basis. Without any cancellation insurance, missed lessons will not be refunded.
Group courses (family/quantity discount)
Family/quantity discounts cannot be cumulated.
In certain cases, the invoice for the courses of the Swiss Ski School of Geneva can be deducted from your income.
“An amount of up to CHF 25’000 per child cared for by a third party is deducted from income if the child is under 14 years of age and lives in the same household as the taxpayer providing care, and if the care costs, which are documented, have a direct causal link with the taxpayer’s gainful activity, training or earning incapacity.”
(rsGE D 3 08: Personal Income Tax Act (LIPP), Art. 35)
Some Communes have introduced sports vouchers or other subsidies for sports lessons. Don’t hesitate to contact your Mairie for more information.
In addition to personalised lessons tailored to your own needs, private lessons give you great flexibility in choosing the dates, frequency, duration, language, location, etc.
For any other questions, contact us directly!