Alpine Ski Instruction
Want to improve your ski level? Learn some new ski techniques? Find the best runs? Enjoy the best conditions? If so then one of our UCPA all-inclusive ski holidays is most definitely the answer.
There are 5 different levels of ski instruction groups; beginner, improver, intermediate, advanced and expert. So whether you have never skied before or have grown up skiing or perhaps done a few seasons there is a level perfect for you. When you check-in you will be asked about your level and previous ski experience. On the first day the ski instructors "hamonise" the groups to make sure everyone is in the correct group for their level. The advantage of skiing with a group at a similar level is huge - everyone is learning the same things at the same speed thus there is minimal waiting around and a natural support network around you.
There are two types of course:
Half Time (12 Hrs)
This allows you to spend 4 or 5 half day sessions with your instructor, but still allows plenty of time for practice either on your own, with your group or perhaps with friends who have been skiing in a group of a different level.
Full Time (23 Hrs)
You will have 8 or 9 half day sessions with your instructor, so this really maximises your time to improve. You'll still have free ski time at the end of each day and on Sunday & Saturday to ski with friends, practice or just relax. This is a great option for people who are travelling alone.
The teaching certainly isn't like the typical 1 or 2hr private lessons you may have experienced before. You have the same instructor and group all week and you spend much more time together so the learning is less less formal, more relaxed and more fun. Of course there will be some formal teaching, practicing and perfecting, but it's less intense and there is plenty of time to explore the mountain.
Will vary from resort to resort - typically:
- Saturday - Arrival day, check in & meet other participants
- Sunday - Collect ski equipment early morning, free skiing day (complete beginners have a 1/2 day lesson in the afternoon)
- Mon - Fri - Practice skiing in groups with your instructor. Normally Wednesday is just a 1/2 day of instruction.
- Saturday - Departure day, ski till lunchtime, enjoy a lunch, clear your room & say good bye (till the next time)
One of the nicest things about a UCPA holiday is the social aspect - it's a great way to meet new people through sharing good sporting times together. Whether you travel by yourself or with friends you're sure to make some great new friends throughout the week.
Not all resorts offer both half & full time instruction - check out the Dates & Prices tab to see what is available where.
Whether you choose from half time instruction or full time instruction and regardless of your level you'll be with a great bunch of like minded people and with one of the best instructors on the mountain.
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