Run by skiers for skiers

We understand that the quality of skis and boots can make a big difference to your skiing holiday. For this reason we operate our own ‘in-house’ ski shops for your convenience.

Whether you are just learning to ski or are an expert skier we will have a choice of skis ideally suited for you. We have graded the skis Bronze, Silver and Gold to help you pre-book your choice.

Snowcoach Service

Snowcoach Ski Shop

Snowcoach Ski Shop Offers!

Snowcoach service - looking after you every step of the way

Our staff are here to help - so whether they are showing you around the mountain or cooking you a delicious evening meal, helping you book a private instructor/guide or meeting you at the airport, our staff are carefully selected and chosen for their passion for skiing and commitment to customer service.

All of our staff are fully trained to ensure that you get the most out of your Snowcoach holiday.

Our guests regularly write to tell us that it is our staff that make all the difference to their holiday, going the extra mile to make sure that our clients have a memorable time.

Après-ski Activities

The fun doesn’t stop when the ski lifts close. There’s plenty to do in the evenings, either relaxing in the hot tubs and saunas of our club hotels, or enjoying a drink in the hotel bar. Below is a selection of the sorts of activities available in the evenings. Not all activities are available in all resorts; see individual resort pages for further details.

Welcome evening

Quiz night

Friday night - Party Night with optional fancy dress

Games night


Ice skating


Floodlit night skiing

Snowcoach Ski Shop

We understand that the quality of skis and boots can make a big difference to your skiing holiday. For this reason we operate our own ‘in-house’ ski shops for your convenience.

Whether you are just learning to ski or are an expert skier we will have a choice of skis ideally suited for you.

We have graded the skis Bronze, Silver and Gold to help you pre-book your choice.

NEW Gold Skis

New gold skis will again be added to our ski stock for this winter. This is in addition to the excellent choice of skis purchased last winter.

NEW Silver Skis

We offer a very good selection of silver skis for all intermediate skiers. New skis will again be added to the excellent stock purchased last year.

Bronze Skis

We offer a carefully chosen selection of skis that are perfect for beginners and also easy to ski on for early intermediates.

Ski Boots

We offer a wide range of ski boots for all sizes. Once again we have added extra new stock to give our clients even more choice.


In our ski shops we offer a selection of snowboards for our beginner and intermediate snowboarder clients.


Children’s skis and boots are available plus some cool looking ski helmets.

If you decide to bring your own skis our staff will be happy to wax, service and adjust them for a small charge.


We also offer a selection of snowshoes.

Club ski shops

Pre-book lift passes and ski equipment and save 20% off all ski & boot hire

Whether you are a beginner, intermediate or expert skier or snowboarder, you can pre-book your ski packs to be first on the slopes! With everything organised when you arrive in resort, you can relax in the knowledge that all your holiday essentials have been taken care of. Plus, you can save money by pre-booking your ski and boot hire before you travel.

Lift passes and ski/snowboard equipment can be pre-booked in the UK. If you wish to add items after you have booked simply contact us. Any pre-paid items can be upgraded in resort by paying the difference.

Helmets - We now offer a range of helmets for all ages, that can be pre-booked.

All ski pack items must be purchased through Snowcoach either in the UK or in resort and are subject to our price promise.


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Ski & snowboard lessons



High skiing & snow guarantee

Ski & snowboard lessons

Whether you are a first time skier or would like to improve your ski/snowboarding technique, pre-book your ski/board lessons before you arrive in resort directly with the ski school.

Ski lessons can be great fun for children and adults alike and whatever your level there is a lot to be gained.

All our resorts provide lessons for the beginner, intermediate and advanced skier/boarder so, whether this is your first time on skis or you want to learn how to perfect your parallel turns, ski school gives you the opportunity to make the most of your holiday.

You will require a lift pass in all the resorts. For our recommendation please refer to the relevant resort and prices pages.

Please note ski schools do not always operate on Christmas/Boxing or New Year’s Day.


Snowboarding is a hugely popular sport all about carving around the piste, grabbing air and gliding through the powder. No matter what your age or background, snowboarding has something that appeals to everyone. You’re never too old to try something new and more resorts than ever are offering special terrain for snowboarders. For beginners, the first few days on a snowboard can be frustrating. This is why we strongly recommend you take lessons from a qualified instructor. However, progress can be quick and it shouldn’t take too long to become competent and comfortable enough to move around the mountain with ease.

Once you are hooked, you’ll wonder why you didn’t give it a try earlier! To many, it is the ultimate expression of personal freedom on snow.

For the more experienced boarder, both resorts offer snowparks including kicks, rails and half pipes.


Off-piste skiing & snowboarding

For good skiers and snowboarders there is some exceptionally challenging skiing to be found in these smaller resorts. Enjoy another dimension of skiing by taking the opportunity to go ‘off piste’, in a majestic and tranquil mountain environment far away from the rest of our busy world.

St Gervais, Megeve & the Chamonix Valley

Famous throughout the world for its high altitude, top quality off-piste skiing and mountaineering, the Chamonix Valley from St Gervais to Le Tour is a world centre for stunning scenery and challenging skiing.

You could take part in the great all-day Vallée Blanche adventure, skiing the widest, deepest, longest glacier in Europe from Mont Blanc to Chamonix. This 20 km descent with mountain guides is suitable for good intermediate skiers and is a truly marvellous experience. Descents of the Argentière Glacier, Pas de Chevre and Le Lavancher can also be arranged. The local mountain guides will be pleased to visit the hotel to discuss the off-piste possibilities with you.

Valmeinier & Valloire

In most of the well-known resorts any fresh snow is tracked out within hours of falling. The Maurienne Valley (just the other side of Val Thorens) is probably the least known major off-piste ski area and you can ski fresh tracks for several days.

Many mountain guides from the best French resorts rate this area as the place to ski off-piste, and we are certainly thrilled by our experiences of skiing here right up to the end of April.

The expertise of a mountain guide is essential and with your guide you can head off for a terrific adventure into the untracked slopes of Valmeinier or from the top of Val Thorens.

High skiing and snow guarantee

Well, we’re not really that clever, but in the unlikely event that there is no snow at your resort, we promise to provide road transport completely FREE of charge to the nearest available ski area, as listed below.

In every area we can find guaranteed skiing on high passes or glaciers within a very reasonable distance.

St Gervais - Les Contamines/ Argentière glacier

Valloire/Valmeinier - up to 2600m, plus Val Thorens glacier