Recommended Winter Alpine Activity Workshops!

Winter alpine activity workshops in Chamonix - Winter 2017-2018

A great way to learn a new skill or develop your style and technique!

Ski lessons are of course an essential part of skiing safely and confidently. Whether you are a beginner skier just learning how to stay upright, or a seasoned skier interested in learning how to navigate moguls and fresh powder, signing up to take part in a ski workshop is a fantastic way to improve your technique and style. Learn new techniques in a constructive, supportive and fun environment with a group of like-minded skiers and boarders!

Ski workshops for higher-level skiers are a great way to see significant results in a relatively short space of time. There is always something new to learn, even for the most experienced and confident skier. In the safe hands of your qualified instructor, not only will you build endurance and develop new techniques, but you will also enjoy accessing new areas of the mountain!

For the avid skier, workshops are a great way to get your ski legs back, ready for the season ahead!  There is no better feeling after a week on the slopes knowing that you've learnt something new. You will return to the mountains for your next ski vacation confident to conquer to the slopes!

Why not combine a ski workshop with one of Amazon Creek's Luxury Winter Chalets this season for the ultimate winter vacation. When you book a bespoke ski holiday with Amazon Creek you will benefit from our pre-arrival concierge service. Allow us to take care of all of your pre-arrival requests including arranging any ski guides, instructors or workshops. Just let us know which workshops you, your family, friends or kids are interested in and we will take care of the rest.

Contact us today on +44(0) 1865 865 456 or email us to start planning your next ski trip!

To give you a head start planning your next winter holiday we have listed some of the most popular workshops on offer this season in Chamonix and the surrounding area:

Pre-Season Tune up Courses:

Women's Ski Week

with Fay Mackman and Rachel Kerr with Alpineitaly in Cervinia, Italy

November 12th to 17th 2017

Suitable for intermediate level skiers.

Join Fay and Rachel for a pre-season tune up on this ladies only trip. Develop your ski skills, drink coffee, eat delicious Italian food and of course après Prosecco is always a must!

Women-specific tuition, bringing woman together to share the love of the mountains. Get a deeper understanding of your technique with video analysis and move off of that plateau. Improve your existing skills and develop new techniques in a supportive environment at the same time as having a wonderful time in Italy!

£650 pp includes 5 days instruction, 4* Hotel MAQUIGNAZ in the centre of Cervina. Half board, shared twin room including a wellness centre, breakfast and dinner.

To book or for more details please visit their Facebook event page: Women's Ski Week or contact Tune Up Week

With Fay Mackman and Alessandro Cambon with Alpineitaly
November 26th to 1st December 2017.

Skill requirement- Confident on red runs looking to move forward.

Tune into your skiing in November to make the most of your winter! Join Alpineitaly in Cervinia for a week of ski development. Suitable for intermediate and advanced skiers who want to learn the fundamentals and make changes to their skiing. Get a deeper understanding of your technique with video analysis sessions, have fun and get the most out of the winter season by starting early.

£650 pp includes 5 days instruction, 4* Hotel MAQUIGNAZ centre of Cervina, Half board, Shared twin room including a wellness centre, breakfast and dinner. *Single room supplement available.

To book or for more details please visit their Facebook event: Cervina Tune Up Week or contact

Early season workshops:

Ice Climbing in Chamonix 

3 day workshop suitable for beginners & intermediates with Chamonix Experience

Available from December to February.

Are you looking for something new and exciting to learn on your next winter vacation? Although Skiing or Snowboarding are the most popular activities, alpine destinations have so much more on offer. Why not try your hand at something different and sign up for an 'Ice Climbing workshop'. This 3 day course is a great opportunity for those who have never climbed on ice before or have ice climbing experience but want to refresh their technique and learn new skills.

During the course you will learn how to improve your balance and body position, how to anchor your ice axes and crampons as accurately as possible. Safety procedures, learn the use of ice screws and different systems of protection, as well as abseiling & belay techniques on ice.

695€ - Price per person for groups of minimum 2 and maximum 6 participants.

For more details please visit their website or contact Chamex at

The classic ski workshops:

5 day off piste course 

Introduction to 'off piste' skiing with Chamonix Experience. Available from 15th January 2018.

Chamonix is the perfect place to make the transition from skiing on-piste to skiing off-piste and experience the full-on freeride fun. With your Chamex ski guide, you'll improve your backcountry skiing technique and receive an introduction to the skills needed to negotiate all-mountain terrain.

During this course video analysis will be used to help you focus on areas where you need to improve your skiing. The goal is for you to leave this course with a sense of achievement as well as memories of a great backcountry ski week.

695€ – Price per person for groups of minimum 4 and maximum 6 participants.

For more details please visit their website or contact Chamex on

5 day introduction to ski touring course 

With Chamonix Experience Available from 15th January 2018.

Ski touring is the key to discovering all the secrets of the Mont Blanc Massif. With the right equipment and skills, no peak, hidden valley or remote mountain pass is out of reach!

This 5 day course will provide a thorough grounding in the skills needed for ski touring in a high mountain environments. You will ski some of the most famous Chamonix classic ski tours such as 'Col du Tour Noir', 'Crochues Berard', 'Col du Passon' or 'Col du Belvedere'. The nature reserve of the 'Aiguilles Rouges' is renowned for its excellent ski touring terrain, and you've a good chance of encountering typical Alpine wildlife such as bouquetin (ibex) or the famous but timid chamois.

895€ – Price per person for groups of minimum 3 and maximum 6 participants.

For more details please visit their website or contact Chamex on

Cross Country Skiing 

Private lessons with Ecole du Ski Chamonix available throughout the winter season, for all levels!

If you want to try a new discipline then why not choose Cross Country skiing, ideal for children, teenagers or adults whatever your level. ESF in Chamonix offers tailored courses in Nordic skiing (cross country). You will find peace through the snowy forests and quiet walks on the untouched slopes of the valley. Cross country skiing will give you the sense of freedom away from the hustle & bustle of the crowded slopes.

Mornings 08:45-12:00, Afternoons 13:00 - 16:30, Full day 08:45-16:30

€186 1/2 day, €360 full day groups of 1-4 people

For more details please visit the ESF Website workshops:

Beginner Snowboarding workshop with Evolution 2  available throughout the winter season.

Have you been skiing for years and fancy trying your hand at snowboarding? This workshop is for first time boarders who have never been on a board before. With super friendly instructors who are calm and patient. You will be sure to complete this course with a sense of achievement and a new skill to show off! You will be surfing snow in no time!

135€ for three day course - 2.5 hours per day, on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 11:30-14:00.

Groups of up to 8

For more details please visit the EVO 2 website.

Freestyler Clinic

With Evolution 2 available throughout the winter season.

Do you want to learn tricks and perform jumps? Learn all the freestyle basics like riding on a flat base, riding switch and lots of flat land tricks. This clinic concentrates on board control and giving you confidence. Once you have cracked this your instructor will introduce you to riding small features, whilst building on your flat land skills, learning more jumps. Then you are ready to hit the board park!

69€ for 4 HOURS, available any day from 09:00-13:00 or 13:00-17:00

Groups of up to 6.

For more details please visit the EVO 2 website.

For the Kids:

Jump, Turn, Twist & Fly! Freestyle workshops with Ecole du Ski Chamonix  from 8 years old. Available during Christmas, February and Easter holidays.

Do your children already consider themselves a freestyler! ESF's specialist instructors will teach them the techniques to achieve their first tricks (360, grab, faky etc..)! Freestyle is a discipline for those in search of thrills. Ideal for young skiers who are bored with downhill skiing and are looking for a fun filled week with other children.

230€ for 5 lessons or 55€ for 1 lesson. Monday to Friday 13:30 - 16:45

For more details please visit the ESF Website Off-Piste Adventure 

Backcountry / Freeride lessons with Ecole du Ski Chamonix. Age 13-18 years. Available during Christmas, February and Easter holidays.

'Backcountry Skiing' is skiing freeride in search of the most beautiful slopes and the best snow.  Make your own tracks in perfect snow and enjoy the stunning mountain views. Both challenging and technically enhancing, these lessons are thrilling and adventurous, both on and off-piste!

A good level of skiing ability is required.

350€ for six full days, 72€ for one day - Full days 09:30-16:30

For more details please visit the ESF Website

Private Instructors & Guides:

We are driven by our commitment to excellence, working together with only the best in the business. We aim to offer you the very best tailor-made winter sports experiences, providing excellent instructors and guides, specifically selected to suit you and your group. Just let us know your requirements and we will do the rest!

Contact us today on to start planning your next luxury ski vacation!