French + Skiing

Have you ever thought of learning French while having an exhilarating ski holiday?

Crans-Montana is a magnet for any skier who wants something different. As you practice your French and wonder at the glaciers, the scenic valleys, and the crystal-clear alpine lakes you’ll truly believe you’re in paradise.

Structured learning

Structured, formal learning is a core component of all the Academy's French immersion courses. It is held in our stylish premises that include state-of the art interactive learning technologies.

The program includes interesting and varied methods such as the integrated aural-oral approach, vocabulary, grammar, reading comprehension, and most importantly, pronunciation and intonation 

Informal learning program (Skiing program)

With the slopes at your doorstep, and qualified ski instructors on hand to guide and enhance your skiing, what better way to indulge your twin passions for skiing and learning French. We aim to provide you with the thrill of an outdoor activity, and above all give you the flow of adrenaline and excitement that you might not have thought possible.

The Swiss Alps at Crans-Montana encompass 140 km of ski area and 28 lifts. For your convenience, the lifts are in close proximity to your accommodation.
At the beginning of the French+Skiing program, you will be assessed and invited to join a group that moves at your pace and allows you to explore some of the best terrain that Crans-Montana has to offer.  (There are three levels – beginners, intermediate and advanced. Please indicate your approximate level on the Registration Form.)

If you have always wanted to discover the magic of skiing or snowboarding, the Beginner’s Lesson Program is the perfect way to begin that journey, gain new skills and build your confidence.

Intermediates can enjoy the many wide, tree-lined pistes. Experienced instructors will help accelerate your learning in powder snow, bumps, carving and more. This program will give you solid technical direction and cover a wide range of terrain.

Even experts take lessons to refine their skills, so why not enjoy expert classes with instructors who will have you racing down the slopes with finesse. The Advanced Lesson Program is the ultimate in technical instruction. For advanced skiers, these World Cup pistes will give you a workout.

Price includes:

  • 3-star hotel accommodation (To learn more please [Click Here]);
  • buffet breakfast;
  • 3-course dinner;
  • four-or two-hour structured French lessons (Monday to Friday) ;
  • tea and coffee breaks;
  • course support material and folder; 
  • skiing lessons (five days per week); and
  • 7-day ski lift pass.

Price excludes:

  • ski-hire equipment; 
  • beverages;
  • flights and insurance.

(We can assist you with the hiring of ski equipment if required on Sunday afternoon.)


Weekends are free to ski at your leisure. There’s also a variety of skiing-related activities such as curling, ice-skating, sledging or cross-country skiing or a night snowshoe outing to the Colombire Alpine Museum. Don’t forget 7 day ski passes are included. (Depending upon demand, some courses offer a special weekend away at a small additional cost.) Enjoy other activities during Free Time.

Course Dates & Prices

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