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Arinsal Ski School

The Arinsal Ski School and Snowboard School can be found at the bottom of the Arinsal slopes and has an excellent reputation for the quality of their teaching and instructors. They have instructors from around the world, including many from the UK and Ireland who return year after year to enjoy teaching on these friendly slopes.  Having lots of native English speaking instructors means that they can help learners progress that little bit quicker with the language barrier being removed.

Arinsal ski school is extremely family friendly, with a superb reputation for beginners and getting children to fall in love with skiing.  Children can join ski school from age six years, or snowboarding from age 12 years. 

You'll find plenty of information about the school here plus details of your ski school options:

  • Group lessons (15 hours, Monday to Friday or 12 hours, Monday to Thursday or 9 hours Monday to Wednesday)

  • Private lessons (fully flexible)


Why Take Lessons

Taking lessons when you come to Arinsal, or anywhere for that matter, should help you to enjoy your ski or snowboard holiday all the more. Here are just some of the many benefits:

  • Learn new skills
  • Learn how to use your equipment safely
  • Qualified instructors helping you
  • Meet new people
  • Develop existing skills
  • Learn about the mountain
  • Build your confidence
  • Try new techniques
  • Discover more of the mountains
  • Have more fun!

Lessons are not just for beginners! Even the most advanced skiers and snowboarders still take lessons. Arinsal has some amazing instructors, qualified to the highest levels, with a wealth of experience to pass on to you. For skiers, there is even an advanced course available which looks in more detail at equipment, types of snow, avalanche safety, as well as your skiing technique.


Group Lessons vs Private Lessons

In Arinsal, you have two choices for lessons with pros and cons to both. Private lessons are more expensive, however you get all the attention of the instructor. Group lessons are cheaper for the package, but you share the instructor with the group.  If you take group lessons, at the beginning of the week you will be split into groups according to your ability.

You can also combine the two if you are coming as a group. You can book an instructor just to look after your group for the whole week which means you get to ski or snowboard with all your friends, as well as have an instructor dedicated to your needs!

So when you come to Arinsal, the decision of whether to take private or group lessons is down to you and your personal circumstances.

How to Book Your Lessons

To book your group lessons head to our online shop where all of the available lesson options for your dates will be displayed, from here you can select your lessons and book quickly and securely online.

When you are on our online shop don't forget to visit our special offers section, where you will find some fantastic package offers combining group lessons with your lift pass and equipment rental, these packages will save you lots of money on your ski extras!


You can find information about booking private lessons here.

Group Ski School & Snowboard School

Group Lesson Times (15 Hours)

In busy weeks groups run both in the mornings and in the afternoons, but for quieter weeks there will only be morning groups.  Lesson times are allocated at the point of booking, and all lessons will be booked for mornings until the sessions are full, at which point they will change to afternoon availability.  Once assigned to either mornings or afternoons this will be your timetable for the duration of your course and can't be changed.  Morning groups are limited, so you should book early to avoid disapointment.

Arinsal Ski & Snowboard School Times
Day Morning Group Afternoon Group
Monday to Friday 10:00 - 13:00 14:00 - 17:00


Group Lessons (9 or 12 Hours)

If you're only skiing for a few days, or if you would prefer flexibility to explore Pal-Arinsal, Arcalis, or Grandvalira  away from lessons you can choose to join the group lessons but drop out after three or four days.

If you decide to extend and add one or two days extra once you're in Arinsal, the you can pay a supplement directly at the ski school, however please note that the total price will be more expensive than booking the full five-day course in advance.

Weekend Classes

You can now book weekend group classes, three hours per day on Saturday and Sunday. These classes are usually mixed nationality, so the lessons may be taught in multiple languages.

Weekend Times (6 Hours)
Saturday - Sunday 10:00-13:00

Group Lesson Prices 2023-24

You'll find the official prices of the school below, however we have special offers for booking in advance so it's best to check the online rates.  To book your group lessons just click here.


Group Lesson Prices
Lesson Duration Main Season High Season*
Adults (12+ Years)
Ski or Snowboard
5 Days
15 Hours
€164.50 €181
4 Days
12 Hours
€151 €165
3 Days
9 Hours
€133.50 €147
Children (6-11 Years)
Ski Only
5 Days
15 Hours
€152 €169.50
4 Days
12 Hours
€137.50 €152
3 Days
9 Hours
€121 €136.50
Weekend (Adult/Child)
Ski Only
2 Days
6 Hours
€89.50 €99
For the latest ski school offers search here.

 *High Season Dates: 25th December 2023 - 7th January 2024; 10th - 25th February 2024.

Please note that when lessons cross over season dates the prices are pro-rata for each season.


Booking Private Lessons

You can book through our enquiry form, to make your reservation you need to send a message, at least 10 days before you want lessons, using the contact form stating how many people will be with each instructor and how many hours you want on which dates. When you send your enquiry ski school ask for your preferred start time however please note that you are not guaranteed to get your preferred time.

So that you get the most benefit from having a private instructor it is not recommended that adults and children share the same lesson. This is because adults and children have different learning styles and progress at different speeds. We therefore suggest you take separate instructors, however if you insist then it is possible, however please make this clear when you send your enquiry.

Private Lesson Prices 2023-24

Here are the prices as advertised by Pal-Arinsal. No responsibility can be taken for any errors or changes made by Pal-Arinsal.

Private Lesson Prices
Lesson Main Season High Season*
1 person, 2 hours
(09:00 - 10:00 & 14:00 - 17:00)
€105 €112.50
1 person, 2 hours
(10:00 - 14:00)
€122 €133
1 person, 6 hours
(09:00 - 10:00 & 14:00 - 17:00)
€307.50 €334
1 person, 6 hours
(10:00 - 14:00)
€329 €357.50
1 person, 10 hours
(09:00 - 15:00)
€527 €564.50
Extra person per hour €4 €4



Adaptive Skiing

Arinsal is very lucky to have a British ski instructor specially trained to teach adaptive skiing, and here is a little introduction from him:

"Snowsports is for everybody, and adaptive skiing allows people with disabilities to participate in alpine skiing.

My name is Marcus Upton, and I have been an Alpine BASI ISIA level 3 and BASI Adaptive level 2 instructor for numerous years now. Originally from Leicestershire in the UK, now I’m full time based in Arinsal, Andorra.

My association with the Arinsal ski school spans many seasons teaching able and adaptive skiers, but my passion is helping clients, such as yourself, to discover the wonders, joys, and thrills of skiing.

Whether you are a first time adaptive skier, a well travelled expert, or anywhere in between, it would be a pleasure to share my knowledge and experience with you to ensure the most memorable holiday. Snowsports provide disabled people with a method to conquer the barriers that confront them in daily life."

If you would like to book Marcus for private lessons please send us a message from the contact form explaining your requirements.


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