VAL D'ISèRE - SKI & SNOWBOARD SCHOOL

FRIENDLY INSTRUCTORS

We believe that winter sports are for everyone and with Oxygène you’ll meet patient, kind instructors who understand the needs of beginner skiers or boarders to the advanced off-piste go-getters. We focus on the fun of learning, allowing everyone to progress at their own pace, without any language barrier!

Luxury Exclusives

Our Luxury Exclusive range caters to those wanting that little bit extra while holidaying in Val d’Isère. Private guiding, top of the range equipment fitted in your chalet, relaxing spa days, luxury shopping sessions and gourmet meals! Luxury at your fingertips…

Outstanding Equipment

For top quality, rigorously serviced skis, snowboards, boots and helmets, look no further than Oxygène! Our rental shop is conveniently located on the same premises as our ski school reception. Want your own equipment serviced? No problem, we’ll take care of it! We offer a free delivery service too.
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Meeting point
Our ski & snowboard school office and equipment rental shop is easy to find located in the Galerie des Cimes, just opposite the central bus station in the center of Val d’Isère.

Our lesson meeting point is directly on the snow front between the Village and the Bellevarde Express chair lifts. You can follow the link to find out how to ski to our ski school meeting point.

Oxygène Val d’Isère
Galerie des Cimes
BP 110
73153 VAL D’ISERE CEDEX

valdisere@oxygene-ski.com

Tel +33 (0)4 79 41 99 58
Fax +33 (0)4 79 41 93 81

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Class sizes

At Oxygène Val d’Isère group sizes are small, allowing for a more personal learning experience. Our group lessons host a maximum of 6 children or 8 adults. Our groups Steep & Deep and Ladies Only host a maximum of 6 adults. Private lessons accommodate as many as you like (within reason).

We want you to enjoy learning how to ski or snowboard as much as we enjoy teaching it!

Luxury Exclusives

Fancy taking your own private guide for a morning, a day or a week? Choose our top-range equipment and take advantage of our exclusive chalet-fitting service. Looking for an adventure…? Ice climbing, snow kiting, skidoo rides or heli-tours?

Or why not wine and dine at the best restaurants in town? l’Atelier d’Edmond is one of the few Michelin star restaurants in Val d’Isère. Indulge your partner with a private jewellery viewing at Frojo or pamper yourself in the relaxing, luxury Deep Nature Spa at the superb hotel l’Aigle des Neiges.

We’ll organise everything you need… just think hassle-free luxury!

Reservations: +33 (0)4 79 41 99 58

Resort history

Until 1920, Val d’Isère was no more than a small village nestling in its own wide valley. Life followed the rhythm of the seasons, with summers spent working in the fields, producing cheeses and lace and earning the livelihood that would see the local inhabitants through the harsh mountain winters.

With the rise of winter sports as a fashionable holiday pastime, Val d’Isère blossomed, with its high altitude and authentic village charm lending it a certain sparkle that few ski resorts could match.

Val d’Isère boasts some world-famous pistes – Bellevarde, Solaise and OK, to name but a few – that have won the resort a reputation as the setting for great sporting achievements, from the Olympic Games to the Criterium de la Première Neige or World Alpine Ski Championships. From February 2nd to 15th 2009, Val d’Isère hosted the World Alpine Ski Championships – the first time the event had been held in France since 1962. A truly spectacular event, the Championships featured men’s and women’s racecourses set up ‘Face to Face’, with La Face looking across at the gentler Solaise.

With over 150km of pistes and acres of legendary off-piste terrain, Val d’Isère has a well-earned reputation as one of the greatest ski destinations in the world. The skiing and boarding in Val d’Isère are second to none. Combined with the resort’s natural charm, its restaurants, top-class shopping and buzzing après-ski scene, they make Val d’Isère a compelling choice for winter sports lovers of all ages.

Together with the neighbouring resort of Tignes, Val d’Isère is part of the Espace Killy, one of the largest and most exciting skiable areas in the world. The ski area of Val d’Isère itself is made up of three regions: le Solaise in the centre, le Fornet with its wealth of off-piste opportunities and Bellevarde, with its links across to Tignes.

Whatever your level of skiing or boarding; whatever your interests off the piste, from adrenaline sports to après antics or fine dining, relaxation and pampering, Val d’Isère’s 150km of pistes, free-ride itineraries, snowpark, high altitude and outstanding geographical situation combine to provide something for everyone.

The resort’s greatest local hero, Jean-Claude Killy, was born in Paris but raised in Val d’Isère, where his family had relocated following the war. The resort was the scene of his first international Giant Slalom victory in December 1961, at the age of just 18 – an achievement made all the more remarkable by the fact that he started 39th place, a position that should have been a severe disadvantage. He became the first World Cup Champion in 1967, winning 12 of 17 races to easily take the overall title. Killy won all five downhill races, four out of five giant slalom races, and the season titles in each of the three disciplines.

The following year, he took the Triple Crown of Alpine Skiing with a sweep of all three gold medals (downhill, giant slalom and slalom) at the 1968 Winter Olympics in Grenoble, France, going on to take the World Championship medal in the combined downhill and slalom event.

With the Olympic events included (for the only time) in the World Cup standings, Killy succeeded in 1968 as the overall champion, placing first in the giant slalom and second in the downhill and slalom season standings. He retired following the 1968 season and moved to Geneva, Switzerland, in 1969. The Espace Killy, linking Tignes and Val d’Isère, was named in his honour.

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About Oxygene

Oxygène is a family-run company, with over 20 years’ experience of providing the best in winter sports in La Plagne, Belle Plagne, Val d’Isère and Courchevel. With over 80 instructors, we’re big enough to offer adults’ and children’s group lessons at every level, every week, and small enough to care for every one of our customers.

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