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Didier Laroche Ski Instruction, Val d'Isere

Quality weekly Ski & Snowboard lessons for all ages & abilities

This Ski School's French-qualified Mountain Professionals speak fluent English so you won't have to worry about any communication barriers. 

They provide both private and group ski lessons on piste and off-piste. They have been operating in Val d'Isere for a number of years and have a wealth of experience and will be able to show you the best of what the resort has to offer so you have a fantastic holiday.

Their aim is to customise their services to your needs. They will always provide you with a personalised ski lesson, whether it be private tuition, a ski-clinic or a group lesson. Groups are limited to a maximum of 6 skiers per ski instructor or a maximum of 4 children when attending the "P'tits Minos" group (2 years and a half to 5 years old).

Taking lessons throughout the week will help you make real progress, practising your skills each day and learning you way around the resort. Here are the details of what is available:

Private Lessons
Private tuition is a fantastic way to ensure that you progress quickly and achieve your goals whatever your level. This ski school offer private lessons for those who are just putting skis on for the first time to seasoned off-piste skiers who want to perfect the technique in deep powder.

Group lessons "p'tits minos" : 2 years and a half to 5 years old
With only 4 children per instructor, these beginner lessons after perfect for the smallest ones in your family. The instructors help your child to improve technically whilst having fun at the same time.

Prices from Sunday to Friday inclusive are €360 per child, with lessons running from 9:00 am - 11:00 am (12 hours total lessons)

Kids Group Lessons 6-12 years old
Limited to only 6 children per instructor, you can choose the level of group your child joins:

  • White Course: You have never skied before.
  • Blue Course: You can ski the blue runs without too much trouble and you are ready to improve on red runs.
  • Red Course: You have skied for a long time and are at ease on the red runs. However to comfortably ski the black runs, you know you need some technique. At this level, we will help you improve to the point that you can happily ski on all kind of snow and the bumps.

Prices from Sunday to Friday inclusive are €480 per child for a morning session from 9:00 - 11:00 am (24 hours in total), and €320 for an afternoon lesson from 2:00 - 5:00pm (18 hours in total).

Teenagers Lessons
With only 6 teens per instructor, each pupil gets to ski and learn at their own pace. Minimum ski level required: You have skied for a long time and are at ease on the red runs, however to comfortably ski the black runs, you know you need some technique.

At this level, we will help you improve to the point that you can happily ski on all kind of snow and the bumps. You would like to go to the snowpark.

Adult Lessons
Patient and available, their ski instructors will adapt themselves to your needs. Why not follow the guide on skis, snowboard or telemark and benefit from a technical lesson while discovering some of the secrets of this beautiful ski area?

Their mountain guides will accompany you on Val d'Isere and Tignes off-piste expeditions or on snowshoes and ice-climbing activities.

With the full day engagement, they can guide your family around the ski resort and restaurants, and organize your days however you like. You can also choose the meeting place with your ski instructor each morning for your convenience.

Their Val d'Isère ski school will do everything to help you organise your stay and make it enjoyable. Therefore, do not hesitate to ask for their advice regarding ski rental at best prices, taxi reservation, accommodation and any wishes you may have. 

Group Lesson Prices:
Sunday to Friday inclusive

  • Morning 9:00am to 1:00pm: 24 hours lessons, €480 per person
  • Afternoon 2:00pm to 5:00pm: 18 hours lessons €320 per person

Where to meet

They have three different meeting points:

  • Savonette lift
  • The Gourmandine just down from the base of the main lifts, close to the tennis court
  • By the Funival entrance


  • "Didier took care of us for 3 days during which we skied every slope in the domain and went to places where the snow was at its best. Great technical guidance and advise in addition to his excellent knowledge of Val d'Isere" - Customer Feedback
  • "It was a real pleasure to entrust our grandchildren to Didier. With professionalism and kindness he has earned the trust and advanced their technique to the maximum. His experience and knowledge of Val d'Isere reassured us. We recommend this instructor for both young and old" - Customer Feedback
  • "Our instructor was wonderful in every way. Listened, attentive, respected everyone's requirements, video analysis. As a result of simple technical explanations and exercises we have discovered new pleasures in skiing." - Customer Feedback

Child policy

They teach children from 2.5 years upwards. They strongly recommend that your child is equipped with a helmet and sun glasses / googles and sun-screen.

Location: Val d'Isere Valley


Max Group Size: 6 person

Languages Spoken: English | French


Activities: Skiing | Snowboarding | Telemarking

Event Services: Activities

Lessons: Adult Lessons | Childrens Lessons | Freestyle/Freeride Lessons | Group Lessons | Off Piste/Backcountry Lessons | Private Lessons | Ski Lessons | Snowboard Lessons | Steep Skiing Lessons | Telemark Lessons


Families & Kids: Kids' Club / Activities | Kids' lessons


Open Seasons: Spring | Winter

Address: BP 69 | Val d'Isere Valley | 73150

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