Ski Club Samoens

Weekly group coaching for local children

Teenage ski lessons

ZigZag Ski Club Samoens

The ZigZag Ski Club Spirit

– Inclusivity, not exclusivity. Our club is open to anyone and everyone who’d like to take part, and we aim to give equal attention to each child, regardless of their level of ability.  We aim to nurture every child’s love for skiing.

– All-round excellence.  We aim to teach children to ski well in all conditions and over all types of terrain.  If there’s fresh snow, we’ll go exploring off-piste.  If they’re keen to jump, we’ll teach some tricks.  If the children want to go fast, we’ll set some gates and teach them racing techniques.  The main aim is to learn, and to have a great time doing it.  We aim to produce great little skiers.

– Safety first.  We aim to teach a high level of respect for the mountain environment.  Children will be educated about avalanche safety, ski etiquette and what to do if there’s an accident.  Older children will be taught how to use up-to-date avalanche safety equipment, along with an understanding of snow conditions and avalanche risks as they’ll become more interested in all terrain and off-piste skiing.  We aim to produce responsible, educated skiers.

– Challenging.  Ski Club kids are usually regular skiers with parents who’re capable skiers themselves.  We aim to teach your children things you cannot teach them yourself and to take them places you can perhaps not reach yourself.  Our team is made up of professional experts, so your children will learn the right way, right from the beginning.  You’ll be astounded by the things they’re capable of.

Pricing & Hours

During the 2017 winter season the ZigZag Ski Club will run on Saturday afternoons from Samoëns 1600m.


Ski Club ZigZag 2018

15 x 2.5hr lessons
Saturdays (14h00-16h30) at Samoëns 1600m
First session Saturday 06/01/18
Final session Saturday 14/04/18
Cost 340€/child

Pricing & Hours

This winter we’ll again be running a Snowboard Club from Samoëns 1600m.   Coached by an elite professional snowboard athlete, beginners and experts will have the chance to develop their riding skills right here in the Grand Massif.


ZigZag Snowboard Club 2018

15 x 2.5hr lessons
Sundays (09h15-11h45)
Meeting at Samoëns 1600m
First session Sunday 07/01/18
Final session Sunday 15/04/18
Cost 340€/child

Tiny Tots Ski Club

For children aged 3-6 years, we run a Tiny Tots Ski Club.  These lessons offer a higher instructor to student ratio and shorter lesson time for younger children.  The idea is to provide an intensive introduction for total beginners during the Christmas week, which we can then continue to build on all season.


Tiny Tots “Christmas Kickstart” week *

5 x 1.5hr group lessons for beginners aged 3 to 6yrs
Sat 23/12 – 1,5hrs (12h00-13h30)
Sun 24/12 – 1.5hrs (12h00-13h30)
No lesson on Monday 25/12
Tues 26/12 – 1.5hrs (12h00-13h30)
Wed 27/12 – 1.5hrs (12h00-13h30)
Thurs 28/12 – 1.5hrs (12h00-13h30)
Cost 100€/child

*NB this product is reserved exclusively for children intending to participate in the Tiny Tots Saturday Ski Club

Tiny Tots Ski Club 2018

15 x 2hr lessons
Saturdays (09h30-11h30) at Samoëns 1600m
First session Saturday 06/01/18
Final session Saturday 14/04/18
Cost 260€/child

Competition Club / Race Training

A focused group for children, teens and adults who want serious race training.  Intensive slalom, GS and freeski coaching provides a whole new challenge for advanced skiers.  Federally-qualified race coaches will fine tune your technique on a one-to-one and group basis.  Ideal for anyone interested in becoming a ski instructor themselves, this training will include video analysis.


Saturday Racing Group 2018

Children, teens & adults
15 x 3hr lessons = 45 hours’ tuition
Saturdays (09h15-12h15) at Samoëns 1600m
First session Saturday 07/01/17
Final session Saturday 15/04/17
Cost 370€/pers

NB – equipment required: tuned racing skis, helmet with face guard, plus shin and hand protection

ZigZag Freeride Ski Club

This year we’re offering a new option for advanced adolescent skiers who are keen to improve their skills off piste.  Our Freeride Club is 100% off-piste oriented and designed to teach advanced youths how to ski all kinds of terrain in a safe and educated manner.

Riding hard and fast is one thing, but skiing advanced terrain like an educated professional is another.  We aim to develop personal and environmental awareness, courtesy and care for others, responsibility and reactivity.  The Freeride Club will potentially participate in freeride events in other resorts and a special season schedule will be developed by the coach in consultation with participants and parents.

New coaches will be on hand this year, bringing with them an entirely fresh new approach!

Participants must have already achieved the Diamond Crystal medal (or ESF Etoile d’Or) and should be equipped with skis suitable for skiing off piste.  ZigZag will provide avalanche safety equipment including ARVA avalanche beacon, shovel and probe.


ZigZag Freeride Ski Club 2018

15 x 3.5hr sessions
Saturdays (13h00-16h30)
First session Saturday 06/01/17
Final session Saturday 14/04/17
Cost 400€ per participant


Masters All Mountain Ski Club

Following the success of last year’s Masters Ski Club, we’ll again be running a Ski Club group especially for adults.  This group will run alongside the children’s Saturday lessons enabling Ski Club parents to participate.  The idea is to run groups at a range of levels (provided we have enough participants!)


ZigZag Masters Ski Club

15 x 2.5hr lessons
Saturdays (14h00-16h30) at Samoëns 1600m
First session Saturday 07/01/17
Final session Saturday 15/04/17
Cost 340€/pers for 15 sessions
Cost 40€/pers for a single session

When enrolling, please indicate your current level of ability according to this list and let us know what you’d like to work on during the season.  A minimum of 6 participants will be required for a Masters group to run at any given level.

Ski Club Package Options

Saturday Ski Club3 to 17yrs of age, participants must be able to ride a button lift aloneSaturdays 14h00-16h301506/01/1814/04/18340€
Tiny Tots Saturday Ski Club3-6yrs of age, participants must be able to ride a button lift aloneSaturdays 09h30-11h301506/01/1814/04/18260€
Tiny Tots Christmas Kickstart WeekFrom 3yrs, no experience required5 x 1.5hr lessons
Mon 19/12/16 to Fri 23/12/16
Snowboard ClubFrom 8yrsSundays 09h15-11h451507/01/1815/04/18340€
Competition / Race TrainingFrom 8yrsSaturdays 09h15-12h151506/01/1814/04/18370€
Masters Ski ClubOpen to adults of all ages & levelsSaturdays 14h00-16h301506/01/1814/04/18340€
Freeride ClubParticipants must have achieved the Diamond medalSaturdays 13h0-16h301506/01/1814/04/18400€

Enrolling more than one person?

Digressive pricing now makes it easier for families!

2nd participant = 5% off

3rd participant = 10% off

4th participant = 10% off

Additional participants = 10% off


Contact Us

If you have questions or would like to enroll your child in the ZigZag Ski Club, please email us with details including:

  • Parents’ names
  • Children’s names & birthdates
  • An invoicing address
  • A home telephone number
  • One or more emergency contact numbers
  • A description of previous ski experience (if any)
  • Please also state which Ski Club package you’d like to purchase


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