Preparation & Equipement

Useful tips


  • You should take out the Carré Neige insurance as rescue services are not free of charge in the event of an accident,
  • Check the weather forecast and the different information about the ski area (opening and closing times, etc.),
  • Get a map of the pistes of the resort,
  • Stay hydrated and eat a balanced diet in order to be able to exercise at altitude, in the sun and in the cold,
  • Put on sun cream to protect yourself from UV rays,
  • Equip yourself with suitable, well-maintained and well-adjusted equipment and protect yourself (helmet, gloves, mask, etc.),
  • Read the rules on the ski lifts
  • Off-piste: do not go off-piste without being informed (routes, risks, etc.) or accompanied by a mountain professional as it can quickly become very dangerous,
  • Control your efforts and ski at your own level.

Ski pass


  • All students must carry their ski pass (even if it is free for children under 5 years old) during the lesson and their lesson card. Without a pass, the student will not be able to get to the chairlift and therefore will not be able to attend the lessons.
  • For "beginners/oursons", there is no ski pass on Sundays, you will then have to get in touch with an instructor who will advise you on what type of pass to take and when to take it (no need for ski poles for the week either). The  beginner or "Flocon" will have the optional "classic" Les Arcs ski pass , valid for the whole day (€137 the 6 days)
  • For adults who are beginners in skiing or snowboarding, the optional "classic" Les Arcs ski pass is valid for the whole day (€171 the 6 days).
  • From "Flocon" to competition level, the classic Les Arcs ski pass is enough.

Suitable equipment


For skiing:
  • All snow equipment (to be adapted according to weather conditions)
  • Skis, boots, helmet, ski poles (from Flocon level for children)
  • Sunglasses, mask, sun cream (to be adapted according to weather conditions)
  • For the children: small snack, handkerchiefs, and mobile phone number of the Adult to contact in case of need....

For snowboarding :
  • All snow equipment (to be adapted according to weather conditions)
  • Snowboard, boots, helmet, back protection, wrist guard...
  • Sunglasses, mask, sun cream (depending on weather conditions)
  • For the children: small snack, handkerchiefs, and mobile phone number of the Adult to contact in case of need....

For other disciplines :
  • All snow equipment (to be adapted according to weather conditions)
  • Helmet, sunglasses, mask, sun cream (depending on weather conditions)
  • Depending on the discipline: wide skis, double tip skis, etc.
  • Off-piste: safety equipment - avalanche transceiver is provided by esf Arc 1600
  • Snowshoeing: walking shoes, (snowshoes & poles provided), backpack with drink and snacks...
If the student is allergic or has a disability, it is important to inform the instructor for the safety of the student and to ensure the best possible learning experience.