Premiere Neige clinics December 2024

Le Ski have been running these special clinics with Pat Zimmer, the founder of Top Ski and Peter Hardy, Britain's most informed ski writer for almost 25 years. It is a fantastic opportunity to be the first people on the slopes for the season.
New this year - BA flights from Heathrow.


Week course :
Sunday 1st to Sunday 8th December

Mini break course :
Sunday 8th to Wednesday 11th December

Find out more about these very special clinics:
Read Peter's course description at the bottom of this page
Listen to Peter's podcast 
Read Telegraph article here

Premiere Neige Ski Clinics

Le Ski have been running these special clinics with Pat Zimmer, the founder of Top Ski and Peter Hardy, Britain's most informed ski writer, for almost 25 years.

Read Peter's course description at the foot of this page to find out full details of the levels on these Premiere Neige courses.

Video tuition

These clinics are a fantastic opportunity to prepare for the winter season with brilliant video tuition when the mountains are nice and quiet. Your instructor will come to the chalet and together you can analyse the footage which has been taken during the day.

Where are they?

Accommodation is in our splendid Val d'Isere chalets which all have ensuite baths for aching limbs as well as our fabulous outdoor hot tubs. We are delighted to say that we will be skiing in Val d'Isere for both the week and the mini break clinics. Private transport will be provided from your chalet to the meet your intructor at the lift station.

How do I book?

Please give us a call on 01484 548996 and we'll talk you through it.

What's Included?

British Airways flights and private transfers
Half board chalet accommodation (cooked breakfast, afternoon tea, Champagne and canapes, 3-course dinner, unlimited wine)
Ski passes
Superb, intensive, tuition
Evening video analysis

How much does it cost?

Full week
Twin occupancy £1749
Sole occupancy of a twin £2265

Mini break
Twin occupancy £999
Sole occupancy of a twin £1295

View typical accommodation

Flight Details


Sunday 1st December 2024

London Heathrow (T5) - Geneva

BA 0726 08.40/11.25

Sunday 8th December 2024

Geneva - London Heathrow (T5)
BA 0741 14.20/15.10


Sunday 8th December 

London Heathrow (T5) - Geneva

BA 0726 08.40/11.25

Wednesday 11th December

Geneva - London Heathrow (T5)

BA 0737 20.50/21.25

Previous guest comments

"Just wanted to let you know what a great time we had on Premier Neige. It was so lovely to once again be with Le Ski after three years and it felt almost like coming home. The upgrade of the chalets is really good and the staff were brilliant. We will definitely do Premier Neige again next year but we now have a new favourite chalet - Bel Air."
VM, November 2022

"We have had the best time ever, thank you!!!!"
ES, November 2022

"We have had some lovely snow conditions, lots of off-piste and Jean Zimmer has been excellent as usual."
RS, November 2022

Peter's description of the courses

Skiing in November? You must be kidding. There’s no snow.
Yes, there is – plenty of it in Val d’Isère-Tignes, on the Grande Motte glacier at a heady 3500m. We’re in the third decade of running these improve-your-technique clinics with my friend and guru, former French racer Pat Zimmer.  We’ve always had sufficient snow cover. In late November, more often than not, we’re half buried in the stuff.
While skiers elsewhere across Europe had to cope last year with the most disastrous start to a season in a generation, we were carving turns on top-to-bottom snow-clad slopes with a vertical drop of 1400m. That’s more than most resorts in North America have to offer in February.
The idea behind the clinics is to tune up your technique on piste – and off, if that’s what you need – so that you’re in the best possible state and ready to go this coming season when you click into your bindings on Day One of your ski holiday. Pat has the uncanny ability to not only analyze your technique and see what you are doing wrong, but also to provide an easy solution for putting it right.
So who does it suit?
You really don’t have to be a proficient skier to join us  – the whole objective of the full week or mini-break is to turn you into a better one than you are right now.
If you can ski a blue run parallel and are prepared to tackle a red run with enthusiasm, that’s our entry level requirement. Similarly, if you are an advanced skier with plenty of experience, but want to improve on bumps, steeps or any other terrain, then this is also for you.
You’re a bunch of experienced free-riders looking to burn up as much terrain as possible in the company of a like-minded guide and would appreciate tips on how to improve even further? This is also for you.   
We split into small groups, according to skill levels and what you’re hoping to achieve during your stay. But if you come with a partner or friend and want to ski together, that’s fine. However, the better skier of the two will join the lower level group.
Can I come alone?
Sure, lots do. Everyone seems to bond in the comfort of the Le Ski chalets, even before we get out on the snow. Great food and wine always prove to be the best ice-breakers.
What’s the age group?
There isn’t one. We’ve had teenagers, octogenarians, and every age in between.
Run me through the day
We’re skiing by 9.30am, so we break for lunch early – usually around midday.  The afternoon session lasts until the lifts close and we ski back down for the transfer home at around 4pm. 
But it doesn’t end there. Your group meets later at an agreed time to watch and discuss the video footage taken during the day. Yes, it’s unnerving to start with, but everyone’s in the same boat. You quickly see what you are doing wrong – and how to correct it.
The excellent three-course dinner (with unlimited wine) in your chalet is at around 7.30pm. Anyone with the remaining energy to do so can head out to a bar afterwards, but most settle for a chat beside the fire before bed.
Come and join us this November. If you want to know more about the skiing and tuition, email me at and for more about the holiday and to book, contact Le Ski on 01484 548996 or 

What our guests say