Many ski resorts in the Alps offer ski lessons for kids.
When facing such a wide offer, deciding where to go skiing is no easy task.
Some people get advice from family and friends, while some others base their decision on word of mouth or an expert’s opinion; some others, instead, base their choices on their own experience, integrating them with internet searches.
All ski resorts definitely deserve to be visited. However, in the ski resort landscape, some places are more prestigious than others.
Livigno, St. Moritz and Crans-Montana are surely among those.
In the following article we will dive deep into a few aspects in order to explain in detail what to consider when searching forski lessons for kids of all agesin Livigno, St Moritz e Crans-Montana..
1. THE SKI RESORTS OF LIVIGNO, ST. MORITZ AND CRANS-MONTANA
2. SKI LESSONS FOR KIDS IN THESE SKI RESORTS
3. BEGINNER KIDS: PRIVATE AND GROUP SKI LESSONS
4. BEGINNER KIDS: ON WHICH SLOPES SHOULD THEY START SKIING?
5. BEGINNER KIDS: WHAT SKI EQUIPMENT IS NECESSARY?
6. MEDIUM-EXPERT KIDS: PRIVATE AND GROUP SKI LESSONS
7. SKI TEAMS FOR KIDS
8. WHY CHOOSING SKI LESSONS WITH GIORGIO ROCCA SKI ACADEMY
9. SKI LESSONS FOR KIDS RESPECTING THE ANTI-COVID-19 SECURITY PROTOCOLS
1. LE LOCALITÀ SCIISTICHE DI LIVIGNO, ST MORITZ E CRANS-MONTANA
Located in the Valtellina region, Livigno is one of the most popular and representative ski resorts in the northern Italian Alps.
Livigno offers lots of alternatives, and has a pretty much complete package: from perfectly groomed slopes in the early morning for the most skiing passionate ones (lifts open as early as 7.45am) to one of the most equipped snow parks in Italy and to a huge freeriding area for adrenaline seekers; moreover, the village is full of après-ski bars and night clubs for those who are looking for some fun. All of the previously mentioned is spiced up by the well-known quality of the Valtellinese cuisine and by the furnished boutiques in the shopping town centre.
Just a few kilometers away, on the opposite side of the border, lies the Engadin Valley, one of the main beauties of the Swiss Canton of Grisons.
In the heart of Engadin we find St. Moritz, one of the most exclusive resorts of the Alps. First quality immaculate slopes opening very early (first ascents are at 7.40am), just like in Livigno, surrounded by a unique environment; infinite Nordic skiing slopes, snow parks, first quality freeriding areas, restaurants, exclusive boutiques, night clubs.
These are just a few of the proposals that St. Moritz offers to its fast-growing winter clientele.
Located in Switzerland as well, but in the Canton of Valais, Crans-Montana is not only the Chamonix neighbour.
Indeed, it is a resort able to attract a rapidly growing number of tourists coming from Switzerland, Italy and France.
As a demonstration of the quality of its slopes, Crans-Montana hosts one of the Women’s Ski World Cup stages.
Moreover, people can enjoy a lot more than just skiing in Crans-Montana.
The city centre is full of the finest boutiques, cuisine is very good and, for those looking for fun, clubs are open until late at night.
2. LEZIONI DI SCI PER BAMBINI E RAGAZZI A LIVIGNO, ST MORITZ E CRANS-MONTANA
In spite of the numerous offers presented by the resorts, the main reason why one decides to visit Livigno, St. Moritz and Crans-Montana is definitely skiing. All of them, as mentioned before, have wonderful skiing slopes for all technical abilities (from the easier blue ones, through the medium red ones and the most challenging black ones). What we still did not mentioned is, instead, how these locations offer a prime quality service of ski lessons for kids of all ages, both for private and groups, for both beginner and advanced level.
Lots of families decide to have their kids learn how to ski at a very young age. Skiing is one of the sports allowing you, other than to live the mountains to the fullest, to test yourself and your capabilities. The choice of the instructor becomes, then, of primary importance, to make sure one’s kids experience on snow turns out to be positive, with the correct technical feedbacks and passing on to them the passion for this sport.
3. LEZIONI DI SCI PER BAMBINI E RAGAZZI PRINCIPIANTI – PRIVATE E DI GRUPPO
There are usually two ways to be followed when choosing ski lessons for kids approaching the sport for the first time: private and group ski lessons.
PRIVATE LESSONS are the most common, in order to speed up kids’ learning process. Having the instructor’s complete attention allows a beginner to learn quickly and to gain autonomy in a pretty fast way. Private ski lessons are, on one hand, more expensive but, on the other, they allow to reach the goal that parents set for their kids way faster.
GROUP LESSONS, instead, consist in sharing the same instructor with other children. Compared to private ones, group ski lessons are cheaper and allow kids to make new friends and share their experience with them. The instructor tries to point his/her attention to all kids participating equally; these attentions, inevitably, will not be the same as those received during a one to one lesson.
When considering a group ski lesson, there is a very important aspect one should consider: the maximum number of students per group during each ski lesson for beginners, which usually sets the price (read further info about itSki lessons in St Moritz).
Our advice is: always start with private lessons. Once your kids have reached a good level of independence, you can start moving your kids together with other peers, to make sure they can have even more fun during their experience on the snow.
4. PRINCIPIANTI: SU CHE PISTE INIZIARE?
When facing the first ski lessons for kids all ages , meaning when beginners have their initial approach to skiing, they should start on suitable slopes. Livigno, St. Moritz and Crans-Montana are very good resorts for both the quality of the instructors working for local ski schools and the structures suitable for learning processes, since the slopes are ideal for this purpose.
Livigno, for example, is one of the resorts where, generally, more beginners start skiing. Its slopes are developed on two different sides of the mountain: Mottolino and Carosello. Carosello is surely the most beginners-friendly side, having on its lower part many slopes suitable for the learning processes, also allowing parents to watch their kids move their first steps on the snow.
St. Moritz as well is equipped with slopes reserved for ski schools, located both on the Corviglia and Corvatsch sides, other than Samedan. The same goes for Crans-Montana, where beginners can approach skiing on slopes that allow them to practice in complete safety.
5. PRINCIPIANTI: CHE ATTREZZATURA SERVE?
Expert parents, who know how to approach a skiing day, might find the above question pretty useless. However, for those who are gathering information about ski lessons for kids and are willing to have their kids approach this sport without any previous personal experience, knowing how to gear up their kids with the right ski equipment is not an easy task.
For starters,clothes have to be appropriate to the weather conditions: we suggest starting with technical underwear (socks, tights, shirt) to keep your kids warm, then a sweater, ski pants and jacket, neck-warmer, gloves, sunglasses/goggles and a helmet.
Equally important to warmth is safety: other than the helmet, we strongly suggest a back protection. Several ski schools in Livigno, St. Moritz and Crans-Montana now require it as a mandatory condition, if you’d like your kids to attend either private or group ski lessons with them.
Finally, let us not forget theprimary sport equipment: skis, boots and poles. For those who don’t own with this kind of ski equipment, do not worry: Livigno, St. Moritz and Crans-Montana offer many renting options Ask for some information at the ski school you decided to have your kids lessons with: they will help you out by indicating the rental shop that meets your needs the best.
6. LEZIONI DI SCI PRIVATE E DI GRUPPO PER BAMBINI E RAGAZZI MEDIO-ESPERTI
Not all those looking for ski lessons for kids of all ages, both private and group ones, have beginner kids As a matter of fact, many of them decide to have their kids continue their skiing technique learning process even after they became independent on snow.
In this case, the choice between private or group ski lessons is entirely up to parents, depending on the goal they set for their kids.
Especially during the holiday season, the group ski lesson offer is very broad, allowing one’s kid to be grouped together with other kids the same age and technical level.
7. SKI TEAM PER BAMBINI E RAGAZZI
Other than those who have an interest in having their kids learn how to ski, there are also parents who want their kids to follow a more agonistic path. In Livigno, St. Moritz and Crans-Montana, this possibility is offered by Ski Teams, proper ski clubs organizing training sessions and races for their athletes. A qualified staff, a good internal organization and a high service quality offered by these organizations allow those who want their kids to race to reach the goal they set for them.
8. PERCHÉ SCEGLIERE LEZIONI DI SCI PER BAMBINI E RAGAZZI CON GIORGIO ROCCA SKI ACADEMY
n the ski schools landscape in Livigno, St. Moritz and Crans-Montana, Giorgio Rocca Ski Academy represents the answer to all the points previously presentented regarding kids ski lessons; the Academy, founded in 2010 by Giorgio Rocca, former World Slalom Ski Cup winner, is specialized in offering first quality teaching services for kids of all ages. Instructors are carefully selected among the most qualified ones and, thanks to continuous internal technical update classes with Giorgio Rocca himself, all of them are aligned to the Academy’s philosophy and teaching style.
Giorgio Rocca Ski Academy offers private and group lessons for beginner and advanced kids but also complete packages, including lessons for adults and families, freeride, freestyle, snowboard lessons and Ski Team.
9. LEZIONI DI SCI PER BAMBINI E RAGAZZI RISPETTANDO LE NORME DI SICUREZZA ANTI COVID-19
All of us are very aware of the difficult period the world is going through due to the Covid-19 health emergency . Giorgio Rocca Ski Academy’s goal for the upcoming 2021-22 winter is to carry out all of its activities in complete safety, both for all Academy’s clients based in Livigno, St. Moritz and Crans-Montana, and for its staff.
For this reason we thought about introducing some safety measures: to begin with all staff members will be certified with a Covid-19 Green Pass; moreover, all kids taking part in ski lessons with Giorgio Rocca Ski Academy will have the chance to be equipped with a special neck-warmer with an incorporated face mask to be worn on ski lifts. in order to avoid contact with people who do not belong to one’s group, Giorgio Rocca Ski Academy will take its break in special areas where kids will be able to rest in total safety.