Ski School Corvara Ladinia

Ski School Corvara Ladinia, Corvara in Badia: Address, Phone Number, Ski School Corvara Ladinia Reviews: 4.5/5

Ski School Corvara Ladinia

96 reviews
Very good

Marina M
Moscow, Russia107 contributions
Jan 2020 • Friends
Very comfortable for those who prefer not to carry ski and boots. Well-organized with friendly and professional stuff
Written January 27, 2020
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london16 contributions
Feb 2019 • Family
Manuel was the instructor of my two children, age 7 and 10, and they had a great time skiing with him 5 days from 10 to 16. The school is very well run and organised and the ski area is fabulous with outstanding views. really a worthwhile investments. we will be back next year.
Written February 28, 2019
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Ashbourne, UK18 contributions
Feb 2019 • Family
Our instructor Luca B was excellent for our ski group. We where of similar ability and he was able to build our confidence,keep us all safe and help to build on our individual strengths. The school is very well run and organised. The ski area is fabulous and the views outstanding ,being able to ski further and see the area and views was amazing. I was able to ski further than ever before and this was mainly due to the excellent instructor. Well done. We will be back !
Written February 25, 2019
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Perth, Australia95 contributions
Jan 2019
If you are a nervous skier like myself then I highly recommend some private lessons with Ski School Corvara Ladinia if you are planning to ski at Corvara for the first time. I came skiing with my husband and daughter and two other friends who are all better skiers and so the first day was a little traumatic for me as I found the runs off the Col Alt Gondolier a bit challenging to start with. On the second day I had a two hour lesson with Chantelle who was wonderfully understanding and gave me some good tips to help me ski with better control.
I booked another lesson for the third day but unfortunately was unwell. My husband and daughter took the lesson and enjoyed a great two hours with Luca who took them to different parts of the area and gave some useful tips to improve their skiing. I was more confident to ski with my family on the Wednesday and Thursday which made the holiday a lot more pleasant for all of us. I booked a four hour lesson on the Friday whilst the rest of our group skied the Sella Ronda for the day. Wilma was just such a lovely lady to spend this time with. We skied to Santa Croce and back which entailed some red runs that were quite challenging for me. With Wilma's guidance I gained considerable confidence and on our last day of skiing was able to ski a number of red runs with my family without being freaked out and without any falls!!
Organising these lessons entailed quite a bit of communication with the ski school booking staff who were very helpful and pleasant.
On our first day on the slopes my daughter lost her mobile phone most probably when helping me up from a fall. As you could imagine this was a huge drama because of the expense of replacing the phone and because she would be without a phone for the duration of our holiday. The phone was returned to our hotel at the end of the day by a ski instructor who had found it. We were never able to ascertain the name of the instructor but are extremely grateful to him for this act of kindness.
Written January 28, 2019
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2 contributions
Jan 2019 • Family
Imagine my amazement when my 5 year old (only her third week on skis) skied up with us to a local on-mountain restaurant, clicked out of her skis like a professional (that thing where you push one binding down with one ski and then the other with your free ski boot, that I still can’t do without risking falling over) and marched over to a restaurant table in her ski boots saying “this is where our instructor Roberto took us for hot chocolate”.

My 7 and 5 year old had a heap of fun in their week long group lesson (3 mornings, then two full days). Just as importantly, they learnt not just to ski well, but clearly also were taught all the little things that make new skiers more comfortable on the snow: how to click in and out of skis, how to stand still in skis on a steeper incline, how to walk sideways up a hill in your skis, etc etc.

Don’t be put off by what seems like chaos on your first morning, when the ski school assesses the new students for allocation to the right class. Once that 20 minutes was done, our children had a superb, friendly instructor that not only taught them the necessary skills but also had a great sense of when they were getting tired, cold, afraid and needing encouragement or hand-holding etc.

If your child doesn’t speak German or Italian, it’s worth booking a place in advance and specifying that you need an English-speaking instructor.

A quick word on the gear shop, as there are some negative reviews previously: we rented all our kids’ gear and our skis through this shop and had a very positive experience: good equipment in good condition, fast service, and when my son broke an (previously slightly bent) ski pole during a ski lesson they just gave him new poles, no questions asked and no extra charge. The lockers make life a lot easier if your hotel isn’t right next to the Boe and Borest lifts.
Written January 27, 2019
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Susanne H
Minneapolis, MN35 contributions
Mar 2018 • Family
Ski and Snowboard School in Corvara is a great place to learn how to navigate the slopes. the instructors are multilingual and friendly.
Written May 1, 2018
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Jola F
The Royal Town of Sutton Coldfield, UK34 contributions
Mar 2018 • Couples
We booked ski lessons online prior to our arrival & booked extra lessons while we were there. We had a great instructor called Willy who took us to different ski areas around Corvara which really helped us get to know the area & which ski lifts to take. There are a lot of blue runs & Willy showed us the easy light blue runs, the moderate middle blue & difficult dark blue runs.
Written March 28, 2018
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Bristol, UK5 contributions
Feb 2018 • Couples
Lovely group to learn with mainly Italian and Brazilian , unfortunately the instructor mainly concentrated on one of the group when there were 2 who needed the main help to start with the first person was taking up a large part of the lessons at first it was ok but by the end of the second day it then felt unfair as paid money for the tuition and felt the second person would have benefited from the same support as the first Unfortunately the second person left on the Tuesday after the lesson as wasn’t prepared to waste anymore time not being taught or helped at the same level , another gent at the hotel offered to give the person who left some help the next day ,skiing off the blue slopes by the end of the week ....thanks to the gent at the hotel , a waste of money paid for a week perhaps a different instructor would have been different very disappointed would recommend maybe a couple of lessons just to see how the instructor works with the group ..
Written February 28, 2018
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25 contributions
Feb 2018 • Family
We have rented skis in numerous resorts all around Europe and never have we experienced such shoddy service, cheap, worn out equipment and extortionate prices. At all stages of the process we were rushed and our opinions disregarded. The equipment we ended up with was not the right size, poorly adjusted or worn out. This is the most convenient hire shop for the Borrest and Boe lifts but I would urge anyone to try somewhere else. This shop is terrible.
Written February 26, 2018
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3 contributions
Jan 2018 • Family
We visited Corvara for the second time earlier this month. On this visit we took our 7yr old daughter.
We booked her onto group ski lessons for 5 days. 3 mornings and 2 full days. On day 4 all the children took part in a race and all recieved a trophy and group photo which was a lovely touch. There were 7 children in her group, from various places around the world and one instructor called Marlies. She was fantastic and all nerves I had about leaving her swiftly disappeared. She gave me her mobile number so I could check in when needed.

We were unsure if our daughter would want to ski with us in the afternoons after her lessons so as a back up plan we booked her onto their kindergarten. It was absolutely fantastic. She didn't ski with us too much as she wanted to stay and play there. After the lessons the children are returned to kindergarten for lunch and play until 1630. The ladies running it, Iris and Heidi were great. Very kind and confident. Once or twice the language barrier was a small problem but that's my doing, going to Italy knowing no Italian. Their English was sufficient to communicate effectively and was no problem at all for our daughter. Ski lessons start at 10am but you can drop them there at 930 for the staff to get them ready and meet their ski instructors.
The whole experience with a child was a first for me and I had a fair few anxieties about how well she would be cared for but I needn't have worried. I'd do it again in a heartbeat. Well, a year!!
My husband and I paid for a 2 hours private lesson every day. Last year we had a group lesson with Wilma so requested her this year. She was fantastic! She enabled me to do runs I'd never thought possible and really helped with my confidence. She's awesome!!
Written January 28, 2018
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