English Speaking Ski School in Champéry
Snowpros is an English speaking Swiss ski, and snowboard school located in Champery on the Swiss side of the Portes du Soleil where we run ski, snowboard and telemark lessons for individuals and groups.
Champery ski resort is an excellent access point for the Portes du Soleil and has some of the best terrain in the area. You won't have to search far to find a great selection of beginner intermediate slopes to ski and snowboard on as well as the infamous Swiss wall, which is why our ski instructors love to run their ski lessons from here.
From Champéry beginner intermediate skiers can easily explore the 650km of piste that is the area offers.
Our ski lesson meeting point in Champéry can be found outside Le Gheullhi restaurant, which is just opposite the lift ticket office.
However, unlike other Swiss ski schools in the Portes du Soleil, we are happy to arrange to meet you anywhere on the Switzerland side.
Champery Ski School - Switzerland
SnowPros is a dedicate English speaking ski school in Champery, and you will often find our ski instructors working with local ex-pats throughout the winter to improve their skiing.
Our ski lessons are also popular with other English speaking nationalities on a ski and snowboard holiday in Champéry. Choosing a dedicate English speaking school over other ski schools ensures you will be taught in the ski instructors' mother tongue.
We find beginner intermediate skiers benefit from a better level of understanding between you and your ski instructor will allow you to improve and grow in confidence. It can also make it more enjoyable if you are spending a big part of your day in a ski lesson.
Unlike other ski schools, our ski instructors aren't restricted to the same resort every day. This allows them to visit another Swiss resort to continue providing you with ski lessons in a different ski resort for continuity in your development.
Why Choose Champery
Champery is a traditional Swiss village in the Portes du Soleil ski area tucked up at the end of the Val-d’Illiez that offers perfect slopes for beginner intermediate skiers on the search for a fun place to be.
It offers some great skiing and fast access over into the French sector of the Portes du Soleil for those looking to cover some serious mileage in a day.
Champery is accessed easily, it’s only about 10 minutes away from the autoroute exit at Monthey, and there is large parking just opposite the Planachaux lift and then a further lift, The Grand Paradis which drops you into the same area and also offers free parking.
The train from Aigle arrives at Champery station, and you walk 10 meters from the train onto the télécabine!
Beginners skiing in Champery
The beginner skiing at Champéry is fantastic with lots of blue runs and dedicated beginner pistes that are quiet and gentle.
However, there are no real areas for schools with absolute beginners in Champéry, which is why we tend to run beginner lessons in Les Crosets or Morgins, two nearby resorts.
The Champery ski pass is free for the under 5’s!
Intermediate skiing in Champéry
Intermediates will love Champéry because the red and blue runs it offers are numerous and relatively quiet. As a ski school, we love it!
The snow tends to be excellent in the mornings and then softens off in the afternoons as the sun heats the up ski area.
Champery/Les Crosets have invested massively in the last year in a huge system of snowmaking which should ensure guaranteed snow all season in years to come.
One of the bucket list items for Champéry is the Grand Paradis run that comes from the top of the two drag lifts used to access the Swiss Wall.
The run is one of the most scenic in the world and runs all the way back to Champery under the Dents Blanche. Not to be missed.
Expert skiing in Champéry
Another one for the bucket list for the expert skier is Le Chavenette (The Swiss Wall).
The Wall is the stuff of local legend and is a mogul run at least 2km long with a steepness in some parts of 50degrees.
.A word of warning though. The Wall is a serious thing, and it’s not to be taken lightly. Lots of people get seriously hurt on the wall each season, and it isn’t to be taken on unless you are confident with both steeps and moguls.
This said, there is a two-way lift for beginner intermediate skiers that runs up and down the Wall so you can watch the crazy people going down it!
Eating & Aprés in Champéry
Champéry has an excellent reputation as a foody paradise, and there are lots of restaurants and bars to choose from.
In the morning, we enjoy a quick coffee in Le Gheulli, which is just opposite the Planachaux télécabine before heading up to start the day.
To save you having to search for a great mountain restaurant, we recommend Le Toupin, which is located just on the way down to the drag lifts that access the Grand Paradis. The Croute in there is fantastic, as are the pommes frites.
After skiing, there are a couple of spots to hit, Mitchell’s Sports Bar just up from the télécabine is usually good, as is Ziggy’s in the middle of the high street.
Champery Ski Hire
SnowPros Ski School recommends these ski hire shops for beginner intermediate and advanced skiers.
Borgeat Sports located at the bottom of the télecabine and Gonnet sport which can be found and the centre of the village. Search online to find them.
Distance to our ski school in Champery from Swiss towns
35 minutes from Montreaux
55 minutes from Lausanne
1hour 30 minutes from Geneva
There is also a Direct Train from Aigle
SnowPros Ski School, Champéry
SnowPros is a bit different from other ski schools in the flexibility we offer. We can meet you where you choose.
However, we recommend meeting you at our ski school meeting point in Champéry, which can be found outside Le Gheullhi restaurant, which is just opposite the lift ticket office.