What Type of Ski Lesson is Best for You?

25 October, 2023 22 min read

Here on Maison Sport you have the option of booking 3 types of lesson in up to 11 disciplines including (but not limited to) skiing and snowboarding:

  • Private lessons
  • Private group lessons
  • Group ski school lessons (adult & children groups)

In this article read about each lesson type to make an informed decision on which lesson is the most suited to your needs.


Private lessons

When you book a private lesson on Maison Sport you will have the ability to choose your specific instructor in the resort in which you are booking. Your instructor will be able to meet you in a location of your choice, whether this be your accommodation or a meeting point in the resort. Your instructor will teach and guide you around the mountain and you will have full flexibility in terms of areas you wish to ski in, times you wish to meet at, where you would like to start and finish your lessons.

Booking a private ski lesson is the best way to rapidly progress your skiing. A one on one lesson will be personalised to suit you and your goals. When you book a lesson with Maison Sport, you will benefit from focused feedback and will be guided to the best pistes for you, giving you the most ideal lesson experience.

This lesson type is suitable for:

  • Individuals after very personalised one on one feedback
  • Those not as limited by budget
  • Those travelling on their own who would like a guide
  • Individuals with specific requirements around the experience you’d like to have on the slopes
  • Anyone wanting to rapidly progress their skiing
  • Anyone who wants their lesson to begin/end at their accommodation

Book a private ski lesson today!


Private group ski lessons

When you book an instructor on our website you will be able to ski with a total group size of up to 6 friends and family. This lesson will take the same format as described above, with the flexibility that comes with having a private instructor. With a larger group size you will be able to divide the cost of the lesson between your group which will make this a more cost effective option if you still wish to have a private instructor.

When you book a private instructor you are booking their time. For example if you are skiing as a family or a couple of families, depending on the abilities in the group, you could divide the instructors time to work with one group in the morning and one in the afternoon. This would allow each ability level to get allocated time with the instructor booked.

Please note that as all of our instructors work independently, most instructors are happy to have up to 6 in a group at any given time, however some instructors may specify a smaller maximum group size, you will find this information on their profile when you book.

This lesson type is suitable for:

  • Those travelling as a family or small group wanting to ski together and split the lesson cost
  • Those who want to divide an instructors time so one part of the group/an individual takes the morning slot and the other part of the group/individual takes the afternoon slot
  • Anyone who wants more flexibility than offered in a ski school group lesson: e.g. which slopes to ski, lunch restaurants, pick up and drop off location and times.
  • Groups of up to 6 individuals

Book a private group ski lesson today!


Group ski school lessons

With Maison Sport you can book group ski school lessons in 18 resorts across Europe. These lessons benefit from being less expensive than private lessons and give you the opportunity to meet and ski with other individuals at a similar ability level to you. You will be required to meet at the dedicated meeting point in your resort and you will be assigned to a group of 4-6 skiers (depending on resort), who are closely matched in ability level to you. This will enable the ski instructor to deliver a lesson plan which will be fun and helpful to the entire class. We have both adults and children’s group ski school lessons available on our website.

With adult group lessons you can book courses of 5-6 days starting Monday or Sunday, running through to Friday, with lessons for 2 hours per day. For children’s lessons you can book courses of 5-6 days starting Monday or Sunday, running through tol Friday, with lessons for 3 hours or 3 hours 45 mins per day. Our approach with small groups, with a maximum 6 per group, ensures each individual receives plenty of personalised attention and technical feedback. This enables us to achieve optimum results in ski performance and speed of learning, in a safe and fun environment at all times. Our goal is to make the journey of learning to ski unforgettable!

This lesson type is suitable for:

  • Those who want to learn to ski in a fun group environment
  • Those looking for a more cost-effective solution than private lessons
  • Adults and children
  • Those who are happy to stick to a group schedule with drop off and meeting times
  • Those who are looking for a group to ski with at a similar level to them

Book adults group lessons today!

Book children’s group lessons today!


Don’t hesitate to get in touch with us if you have any questions regarding the type of lesson that is best suited to you and your family this winter. You will be able to book instructors on Maison Sport in over 430 resorts and group ski school lessons in 18 of the most popular ski resorts in Europe. Maison Sport is about more than booking a ski lesson. It’s picking an expert who can elevate your experience. Maison Sport provides instructors who will understand what you want from your authentic alpine experience and can tailor their lessons to your specific needs.


With Maison Sport, you can have more control over your time on the mountain and the experience you would like to have. Click here to book today!



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