Children & Teenager

Introduction to skiing


The VDE offers courses for children and teenagers from the ages of 5 to 16. A staff composed of qualified instructors and supervisors will be there to ensure each one of you has a great time.

As soon as you arrive, your children will be put into groups according to their level with the possibility of changing depending on each child’s progress.

Ski levels are divided as follows:


1st ski (Flocon)

Introduction to skiing and to the pleasure of snow sports through specific exercises (small bumps, straight runs with obstacles, etc.) The new skier will be taught a balanced stance on their skis. He will learn to use the teleski, and quickly begin to make turns through easy courses (poles, cones, hoops, banked turns, etc).

Bronze level (1st Star)

Courses aimed at children who have already skied at least one week. Improvement on a closed piste through specific exercises (bumps, slalom courses, whoop-de-doos, small jumps) that mimic the difficulties found out on the pistes. Also discover the blue runs of the resort of Avoriaz and learn the safety rules.

Silver (2nd Star), Vermeil (3rd Star), Gold (Bronze Star) and Platine (Gold Star) levels

For good skiers who need to progress towards Competition level. Progressively the young skier will extend his range, improve his technique and his independence by alternating training in slalom courses and by exploring the resort. Depending on the skier’s level, he will explore different areas within the 650km of pistes that make up Avoriaz and the Portes du Soleil. On the program: Picnics, games, parallel slalom and jumping competitions, different snow conditions, powder, and training for the different ski tests.

Competition (Flèche et Chamois) :

The youngsters will be able to choose between 4 different disciplines:

  • Slalom: Giant, Special
  • Freeride: off-trail, powder snow, security rules, ARVA searching
  • Freestyle: Snowpark, jumps, boxes, rails, flat
  • Discovery: Skiing in all conditions, boarder cross, discovery of the Portes du Soleil ski domain


Burger party for teens from the age of 12 during the French school holidays.