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Some of the questions that we are frequently asked


At what age can your child start in club Piou piou?

In most cases we welc0me children from 3 years old in to Club Piou Piou..
The animation and development of the kindergarten will assist with the learning of skiing to toddlers. It is an area dedicated to the children of this size and age to help them socialise, enjoy, learn to ski and achieve as much as possible. An imaginary little world that will motivate the child to play "ski" in the snow area.

The psychological and characteristics of children between 3 and 5 years are taken into account. Through the discovery of the key characters of Club Piou Piou, and through play the child will gradually evolve towards being relaxed on their skis, therefore being more confident and achieving more.

Classes in the morning, afternoon or whole day ?

The program of the day is established in respect with the children's requirements, wants and desires. Outside the learning periods of skiing, time is divided between meal breaks, toilet stops, games and discovery of the the snow and the mountain ... Whilst your child is in the club and if you see your little skier without skis, tell yourself that these moments are required, children get tired quickly and their attention to acquiring the skills required is very short. They will ski in their own time, however we do not force the issue, we let them play and then encourage them back to their skis to try again.

  • For 3 year olds: We recommend half-days. If you have an early bird, the morning class is fine. If on the contrary, your little one likes to take their time in the mornings and explore looking for the the marmots, then the club in the afternoon is better.
  • For 4/5 + year olds : Morning and afternoon sessions are possible with a lunch break between. You can even have the option for your child to have lunch with the instructors before resuming lessons in the afternoon.

What if your child does not ski on the first day?

Your child may need a little more time to acclimatise, get their bearings, discover a new world ... Let them take their time. They will observe, play, jump, run, slide in the snow with their ski boots; all these movements are not trivial, they will allow them to become familiar with the snow and their equipment. The skiing soon follows!

What if my child cries on the first day ?

The professionals of Club Piou Piou have immense experience and can recognise the tears of separation and the tears resulting from the fear of the unknown and will do everything to reassure and distract your little ones, trying to achieve those smiles. We attach great importance to dialogue with parents, please feel free to send us all the information we may need to know about the well-being of your child.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR child Group COURSES

  • Take your child to the meeting point for the lessons reserved which are visible by the corresponding signs
  • Bring them a bib available in the boxes at the foot of the groups meeting point sign
  • Locate the instructor and the letter on the colored panels corresponding to the lesson group at the end of the first lesson.
  • Bring back your children to the same letter (unless otherwise indicated by the instructor in case of a group change).
  • For new skiers arriving on Monday, put your child at the end of the line (last letter), the instructor will introduce themselves.
  • Children enrolled in a beginner group do not need poles. Boots and skis are required (but are not included in the lesson price).

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