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Ski school group, Arcalís | © SECNOA | Photographer: Marcel Urigüen

ARCALÍS:  SKI & SNOWBOARD INSTRUCTION

A small dedicated team
Arcalís' ski school has a team of around 50 instructors, about a quarter of whom are fluent English speakers (some of them British or Commonwealth nationals).
The ski school office is located just above the upper base lodge, a short stroll from the roadside parking bays.
A specially designated beginners' zone, served by a short button tow, is nestled in a sheltered wooded copse not far from the ski school office.
Public Group Classes
Group classes are graded according to ability level, age group, and language;
they last 3 hours per day for 5 days (Monday–Friday); they are also available for a choice of either 2- or 4-hour slots at weekends.
Reduced rate prices apply for children aged 6–11 years.
Children aged 4–8 years have their own Snow Garden zone; and from the age of 6 they can join the regular classes out on the pistes, with every effort being made to ensure that, where possible, they are placed in similar age groups.
Private Lessons
Private instruction is also available, and is offered for Alpine skiing, snowboarding, carving skiing, Telemark skiing, speed riding (kite-skiing), and off-piste skills;
book direct with the ski school.
Prices charged for private instruction are per hour, and are the same for adults and for children. Prices also depend on the season and on how many of you there are.

ADVANCED STANDARDS

Specialist Tuition
Since most visitors to Arcalís are experienced snowsports enthusiasts, the ski school has geared its services to that market, offering what many local experts regard to be the highest level of technical tuition available in Andorra.
A principal attraction of Arcalís is its great off-piste potential, and this is integral to the station's marketing. Therefore, the ski school also offers courses in avalanche risk assessment, search and rescue training and off-piste safety awareness.
Contact
Arcalís Ski School
Tel. +376 739 622
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Snowsports Accident Cover
Accident rescue services are not automatically included with standard lift pass or instruction packages:  it is your responsibility to make sure that you are adequately covered by your travel insurance policy, or to purchase a supplemental piste-rescue upgrade from the lift pass office in resort.
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