WHY INDIVIDUAL TRAINING?
Individual training is the most effective form of learning to ski, both for children and adults. The instructor can adapt the programme of the classes according to the level and needs of the child. As a result, the training lasts relatively shortly.
HOW MANY HOURS OF TRAINING DOES A CHILD NEED?
- child under 3.5 years – 30min*
- beginners over 4 years of age – 1-2h*
- children intermediate level – 2h*
In our experience, this is the right number of hours per day depending on age and level of advancement
INDIVIDUAL OR GROUP
THE CHOICE OF TRAINING TYPE DEPENDS ON SEVERAL FACTORS:
- training time – if you come for 1-2 days, it is better to choose individual training in order to take the advantage of most of this time. If you stay with us all week, your child is certainly going to have a great time with a group of other children!
- individual predisposition – everyone has a different character and ability to focus. If your child is an individualist, has trouble focusing, acclimatising to a new environment or is simply scared… it’s a waste of time in a group training – let’s start with an hour individually. We can always change to group classes!
- expectations – if you want to improve or learn a specific element of skiing technique, or your child has a problem with something, better choice is individual training when it comes to switching from plough to parallel driving – often group training will be better!
We take an individual approach to everyone, so we can always try and choose after the first class what works better!
FOR CHILDREN UNDER 4.5 YEARS INDIVIDUAL TRAINING ONLY
The beginnings of skiing are relatively difficult for young children, especially under 4 years old.
Let’s look at the child’s eye: Firstly, the equipment is not the most comfortable, secondly, the chaos on the slopes and a new face – the instructor – make the first contact with skis more complicated. Of course, every child is different and there is no rule, but our long experience often confirms our assumptions.
Small children under the age of 4, and sometimes a little older, need the care of a 1:1 instructor due to the fact that quite often 100% of the instructor’s attention and a helping hand are needed to make the child feel as comfortable as possible. Then the class will be a success!
Of course, it is true that a group motivates, but sometimes, for the youngest children, with so much effort, unfortunately the opposite is true.
Every parent knows their child best and knows what to expect, so it is up to you to decide whether to have individual or group classes!