The Number 1 Ski Resort In Europe

Located In Verbier, Switzerland, The Swiss Mountain Resort Town That Hosts The Freeride World Tour Finals. With Over 500 Kilometers Of Skiable Terrain, Your Child Will Be Able To Ski 3 to 4 Days A Week & Train With Switzerland’s Best Professional Freeride World Tour Coaches.

“We moved to Switzerland from California for the Spring term of 2017. LVIS was a great educational and cultural experience for our three children. They received the educational challenges and support they needed to advance. In particular their language skills in French improved dramatically. I would highly recommend the school to any family considering relocating to Verbier. We wish we could have stayed longer.”

– D Duffield

Lemania Verbier International School

Learn with professional Freeride World Tour Coaches

The Freeride academy is a program that has been built up in partnership with Ecole Suisse de Ski de Verbier,  one of the world’s premier trained ski programmes. Many of the instructor have a long history of competing in both the alpine ski racing sports and World Extreme Freeride competitions. 
 
All students enrolled in this programme will ski 2 afternoons a week with either a freestyle coach or freeride coach.  The skills they need for these two fun, and competitively challenging activities will have an equal focus and attention, depending on your child’s aptitude and interest. They will hone these different skills to be able to ski all different terrain types. Whether it is skiing deep powder in the trees, skiing steep couloirs for competitions, or launching big airs in the park, they’ll get a chance to work with a professional.  Each Saturday during the 3 to 4 month long winter ski season,  your child will be registered for the freeride Junior tour programme,  where they will have additional training with experienced coaches and as well compete on the Junior Freeride World circuit.  
 
On top of all of that, your child will have 6 additional days in the 12 week period skiing with a qualified Swiss mountain guide skiing off piste in some of the most iconic ski terrain in the world. These places include the Vallée Blanche in Chamonix, Backside Mont Fort, couloirs around the 500 km of terrain and trails in the world class ski resort of Verbier and the surrounding 4 valleys.  During their days with the ski guides, they will experience the correct safety precautions in case of avalanche and how to judge a slope on what is dangerous or not. This training is incredibly important to give them the confidence to ski with qualified mountain guides later in life. We never let the children ski in this terrain without guides. 
 
During the winter months,  your child will spend  days with these professional coaches and Swiss guides to learn the ins and outs of freeride & extreme skiing. Our guides have been guiding off-piste skiing for decades all over the world. You’ll not find a safer or more professional programme that focuses so exclusively on skiing in the backcountry and off-piste.

The Verbier International School (VIS) teaches in a progressive academic environment that prepares Primary students for and guides Secondary pupils through the IGCSE curriculum. The IGCSE program is world-renowned for its high standards of excellence.

Top universities in the US and Europe have a 20% higher chance of selecting students from an international program.

The IGCSE program is world-renowned for its high standards of excellence. Top universities in the US and Europe have a 20% higher chance of selecting students from an international program following the IGCSE program that was developed by the University of Cambridge, England.

So you can be sure that your child is receiving the highest level of education during their time at VIS.

LET’S NOT FORGET THE OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE FUN AND ENJOY SWITZERLAND

When it comes to extra-curricular activities, the Verbier International School is located in the heart of the Swiss Alps with 360 degree views of mountains, some of the highest in Europe are on our doorstep. Verbier is home of the extreme Freeride World Championships each year, and there is good reason. Verbier has some of the best and most extreme skiing on the planet. But don’t let that scare you, with over 500 kms of trails, and 4 huge resort mountains all interlinking with easy lift access, there is plenty of terrain for all levels.

EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

When it comes to extra-curricular activities, VIS is located in the heart of the Swiss Alps. Verbier is home of the extreme Freeride World Championships each year, and there is good reason. Verbier has some of the best and most extreme skiing on the planet. But don’t let that scare you, with over 500 kms of trails, and 4 huge resort mountains all interlinking with easy lift access, there is plenty of terrain for all levels.

 

VIS has a strong belief in the value of sports to enhance your child’s education. There are a host of other activities for your child to participate in, including but not limited to;

  • Triple A Ice Hockey
  • Figure Skating
  • Alpine Ski Racing
  • Horseback Riding
  • Tennis
  • Golf in The Spring
  • Squash
  • Climbing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Indoor Swimming

This is the perfect program if you were curious about having your child try a European experience with a focus on freeride skiing, freestyle skiing, jumps and rails, trampoline training, avalanche and safety training. If you’re into freeride skiing, this is definitely the best place for you.

This is the perfect program if you were curious about having your child try a European experience, but didn’t want to commit for a full year.

 

My daughter Lana (13) has attended LVIS for many years. In times of personal difficulty, she and we as a family have been supported beyond measure! She thrives and loves going to school every day, which in my opinion is by far the most important element in a human being’s association with learning and furthering their capacities throughout a lifetime! I can honestly say, that I can not imagine ( and given my experience with my elder son and friends families) any other learning institution to be that helpful and supportive, always with first our daughters finest interest at the heart of the matter! Thank you LVIS”

– Lilly W.

 

 

The Headmaster is very involved in the school and the children on a daily basis. The staff commitment is also at an exceptionally high level and we feel they have the best interest of the child at heart. We are very fortunate to have Miss Pickard as the childrens teacher and she goes above and beyond what I would expect from any teacher and could not recommend her highly enough. The after school activities which are included in the fees are also a huge added bonus and are fun, interesting and divers for the children. All in all our experience so far could not have been better and we are so happy we allowed the children to try out LVIS.

– Sophie W

 

SO WHY VERBIER FREERIDE SKI ACADEMY?

  • Switzerland is known as one of, if not THE safest country in the world.

  • Limited spots available for our elite freeride programme, based on skill level and interest.

  • Our small class size, between 5 and 20 will ensure that your child gets the close attention they need to receive excellent educational attention.

  • No Visa or Immigration headaches for you. We take care of everything.

  • LVIS is located in the south western part of Switzerland, 45 minutes from Italy and 45 minutes from stunning and world famous Chamonix, France. Your child will have the chance to visit both, as well as other wonderful Swiss villages and cities.

  • Engage in 6 days of mountain touring with a professional guide skinning and skiing off-piste conditions, while learning the avalanche training and safety.

  • Your child will have exposure to many different cultures. Our student body hails from over 20 different countries, and our students speak over 9 languages inside the school.
  • Host families in multiple languages, but French being the primary and English being the primary language in the school. A multiple language learning experience like no other!
  • Out host families will take care of your child’s room and board. Eat and experience real Swiss culture and know that your child is in the best care possible.
  • Rolling admissions means you can never be too late to try this once in a lifetime experience. Apply now for your dream come true European Experience.
  • Rolling admissions means you can never be too late to try this once in a lifetime experience. Apply now for your dream come true – Our Verbier Freeride Academy Experience.

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