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Ski & snowboard school

Since its foundation in 2004, Swiss Mountain Sports -as a ski and snowboard school- has been working in the world of winter sports instructing from the resort of Crans Montana, located in the heart of the Valais Alps, which offers , from its ski area, an exceptional panorama and very interesting ski slopes, for all technical levels. The SMS school is an official member of the Swiss Federation of Ski Schools (Swiss Snowsports) and has its own ski academy.

Details of courses and activities

Private ski / snowboard lessons

Morning pack

Morning 3.25 hours - 08h45am - 12h00pm from CHF 64.-/hrs
Morning 2.50 hours - 09h30am - 12h00pm from CHF 66.-/hrs
Morning 2.00 hours - 10h00am - 12h00pm from CHF 70.-/hrs

Spécial Private

70 min. Early Bird - 08h45am - 09h55am from CHF 55.-/hrs
60 min. Top Chrono - 12h00am - 01h00pm from CHF 65.-/hrs
Happy Hours - 02h30pm - 04h30pm from CHF 62.-/hrs

Per hour

Rating per hour from 09h00am (only low period) from CHF 70.-/hrs
Rating per hour from 12h00pm from CHF 75.-/hrs

Private day lesson

Full day from CHF 425.-/day

Special 3-6 years old private lesson

Golf area - 10h00am - 11h45am (only low period) from CHF 49.-/course
Arnouva area - 10h00am - 11h45am (only low period) from CHF 49.-/course

Specials offers

VIP services  
Bargain corner  
Children's ski / snowboard group classes - Departure from Montana

Kids Club
Group lessons, organized by technical level and age group.
MAXIMUM 5 CHILDREN PER CLASS!

Tom Pouce 3 - 6 years old
Junior Club Ski 6 - 12 years old
Junior Club Snowboard 6 - 12 years old

Teens’ Clinic
Group lessons, organized by technical level and age group.
MAXIMUM 5 CHILDREN PER CLASS!

TC Ski 12 - 15 years old
TC Snowboard 12 - 15 years old

RC Modules
Freestyle & freeride modules (snowpark, non-hazardous off-piste, Avalanche awareness courses, competition turns).
Up to 17 years old, minimum level required (advanced 5 (ski) or advanced 3 (snowboard).
5 CHILDREN MAXIMUM PER CLASS!

RC Ski up to 17 years old + advanced level
RC Snowboard up to 17 years old + advanced level
Children's ski / snowboard group classes - Departure from Crans

Kids Club
Group lessons, organized by technical level and age group.
MAXIMUM 5 CHILDREN PER CLASS!

Tom Pouce 3 - 6 years old
Junior Club Ski 6 - 12 years old
Junior Club Snowboard 6 - 12 years old

Teens’ Clinic
Group lessons, organized by technical level and age group.
MAXIMUM 5 CHILDREN PER CLASS!

TC Ski 12 - 15 years old
TC Snowboard 12 - 15 years old

RC Modules
Freestyle & freeride modules (snowpark, local off-piste, avalanche courses, competition turns).
Up to 17 years old, minimum level required (advanced 5 (ski) or advanced 3 (snowboard).
5 CHILDREN MAXIMUM PER CLASS!

RC Ski up to 17 years old + advanced level
RC Snowboard up to 17 years old + advanced level
Mountain guide office / freeride / ski touring / heliskiing

Morning off-piste
08h45am - 12h00am

Freeride morning 3.25 hours from CHF 97.-/hrs

Off-piste for the day

Itinerary accessible from the slopes from CHF 450.-/day
Itineraries accessible by ski touring from CHF 520.-/day
Other ski resort spots discovery - transfer included from CHF 600.-/day

Heli-skiing
Several drop-offs are available in the Valais and Bernese Alps.
Runs of between 4920 to 7550 vertical feet.

From 1 helicopter drop-off On demand

Ski touring

1.5 hour introduction & easy tour - 05h00pm - 06h30pm from CHF 40.-/pers.
7 hours discovery tour from CHF 150.-/pers.

 

Off the trace programs

Snowshoeing

Snowshoeing discovery tour - 05h00pm - 06h30pm
Night snowshoeing tour + fondue - 05h00pm - 10h30pm
from CHF 15.-/pers.
from CHF 75.-/pers.

Night descent

Night descent in luge - 07h00pm - 08h00pm
Torchlight descent + fondue
04h15pm - 10h30pm
from CHF 25.-/pers.
from CHF 150.-/pers.

Other night activities

Archery-in-the-snow - 07h00pm - 08h00pm
from CHF 25.-/pers. 
"Flash" offers

Registration for the "flash" offers is done through the contact form.
Please indicate the type of offer and the details directly in the form.

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One-day private lessons : see the offer

Weekend group courses : see the offer

Happy Hours private lessons : see the offer

 

Professional ethics

Swiss Mountain Sports’ professional ethic places a strong emphasis on tuitions based on modern and progressive teaching techniques, as well as ensuring that learning approaches are carefully tailored to individual needs.

Personalized advice

Whatever your goal, our ski and snowboard instructors will provide you with all the advice you need to help you improve your technique or build your confidence, depending on your level, from beginners with no experience to experienced skiers, on the slopes or off the slopes.

Quality instead of quantity

SMS Ski School relies on experienced, trained and highly qualified, open-minded staff. We focus on quality rather than quantity - meeting our customers' needs is at the heart of our strategy; this is underpinned by state-of-the-art teaching approaches.

Multilingual courses

A wide range of private lessons or group courses are thus offered, in different languages - mainly: French, English, Italian, German, Spanish, Russian and Portuguese. Many formulas have thus been developed for all levels and all ages, children as well as adults, on skis or on a snowboard.

Other activities 'off the beaten track' are also offered to our customers; snowshoeing, day or night program, night sledding with or without fondue meal, cross-country skiing, archery-on-the snow, etc., not to mention all our activities organized through our mountain guide office such as helicopter freeride programs (heli-skiing), ski touring experiences, awareness courses, etc.

Learn More About Our Ski and Snowboard School

Why Choose Our Ski and Snowboard School in Crans-Montana?

Choosing our ski and snowboard school in Crans-Montana means opting for excellence in an exceptional setting. With its breathtaking alpine panorama and diverse slopes, Crans-Montana is the ideal place to learn and perfect your skiing and snowboarding techniques. Our Swiss ski school is recognized for its expertise and offers programs suited for all levels, from beginners to seasoned competitors.

Crans Montana as the Best Place to Learn Winter Sports?

Crans-Montana stands out as one of the best places to learn winter sports, thanks to its modern facilities, varied slopes, and generous sunshine. The quality of instruction, provided by passionate and qualified instructors, makes our ski and snowboard school a favored destination for all winter sports enthusiasts.

What Will You Learn at Our Ski and Snowboard School in Crans-Montana?

Understanding the Basics

Our ski lessons begin with learning the fundamentals, essential for safe progression. You will learn the correct posture, how to control your speed, and turn efficiently. In snowboarding, the focus will be on balance and mastering the board.

Learning to Improve Your Level

As you progress, our courses evolve to help you refine your technique and gain confidence. Whether skiing or snowboarding, you will discover tips to improve your style and increase your comfort on the slopes of Crans-Montana.

What Types of Courses are Offered?

Ski Courses in Crans-Montana

We offer group and private lessons for all ages and levels. Each lesson is carefully designed to optimize learning in a fun and safe environment.

Snowboard School in Crans-Montana

Our snowboard school offers a range of lessons to get you started or improve your skills. Our certified instructors will help you master everything from basic techniques to the most advanced tricks.

Private Ski and Snowboard Lessons

For personalized attention, opt for our private lessons. A dedicated instructor will focus on your specific needs to accelerate your progress.

Why Are Courses in Crans-Montana Unique?

An Expert Team

Our team consists of experienced and passionate instructors, ready to share their love of the mountains and winter sports.

A Variety of Conditions for Training

Crans-Montana offers an ideal playground with varied conditions, allowing for learning and practicing in different environments.

What to Expect from Lessons at Our Ski School?

Technical Learning

Skiing and snowboarding techniques are taught with rigor and patience, ensuring constant progression.

Building Confidence

As you learn, your confidence on the slopes improves, ensuring more enjoyment and assurance.

Developing Terrain Awareness

We teach you to read the terrain and adapt your techniques to the varying snow and slope conditions.

Conclusion

Why is Our Crans-Montana Ski and Snowboard School an Excellent Choice?

Our ski and snowboard school is recognized for its excellence and commitment to providing a superior learning experience in one of the most beautiful settings in Switzerland.

What Benefits Do You Gain from Lessons with Our Ski and Snowboard School?

The lessons provide not just technical mastery, but also a love and appreciation for winter sports, enriching your experience at Crans-Montana.