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Equipment Hire and Lessons

Beginners benefit from our great connections

We’re helping to make the ski slopes accessible to all with great discount offers with equipment hire and lesson providers.

Skiing for beginners can be as daunting as much as it is exciting. Everyone worries they’ll have two left feet once they’re on the skis or not know where to start when it comes to learning – there’s only so much you can learn from reading about it. Add this to the fact, beginners don’t want to shell out for new equipment just in case their skiing dreams don’t work out. We get it.

To help alleviate these points and ensure you get to experience the best beginners ski resorts for yourself, we’ve teamed up with some great third-party providers to provide you with the lessons by qualified instructors or the best equipment to hire.

We offer exceptionally priced equipment hire from the best local rental shops and have connections with the local ski schools. We can help arrange everything you’ll need to make this ski trip a holiday of a lifetime.

Equipment Hire

Skis, poles and boot hire typically last for 6-7 days, commencing from 4pm on the Saturday to 4pm the following week.

The type of prices you can expect to pay with Hucksters discount are:

  • Adults £70 (week day hire)
  • Adults £50 (weekend only hire)
  • Children £50 (week day hire)
  • Children £35 (weekend only hire)

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For boards only:

Adults £90 (week day hire)
Adults £70 (weekend only hire)
Children £70 (week day hire)
Children £55 (weekend only hire)

Ski Lessons

Learn to ski or simply brush up on your technique with the help of qualified professionals.


  • ESF: ESF has an office in the village and offer a wide range of lessons. Prices start from €176.00 for five mornings or afternoons of a group lesson. Smart group lessons between the hours of 12:15 and 14:15 are perfect for people that need to practice their skills at €137.00 for five days or 146.00 for six days. Private lessons are available for one to two people during lunch for €44.00 for 1 hour or €88.00 for 2 hours. Ski lessons available for children between the ages of three and six, priced at €18.00 per hour. Ski lessons can be part of the child care from the nursery in Vallandry.
  • New Generation: New Generation pride themselves on being fluent English speakers. Prices start from €199.00 for 5 days of group lessons for the low season or €219.00 for peak Season. Six days are priced at €239.00 for the low season and €259.00 for Peak Season. Contact them for more details and prices for private lessons.
  • Private, independent ski instructors: Private instructors are also available like Sian McLoughlin who offers private lessons by the hour to individuals or groups. Contact her directly for more details.
  • Peisey-Vallandry Tourist Website: Visit the Peisey-Vallandry tourist website. They provide lots of information including recommendations for ski schools and instructors.
  • Maisonsport: A new option available across France is maisonsport. Simply pick your resort and your dates. A list of available ski instructors will be offered along with their hourly rates. Booking is made with the instructor directly.

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Serre Chevalier:

Ski Connections: Although there are many ski school options in this ski resort, we work closely with Ski Connections and highly recommend them. Prices start from €165.00 for adult and child group lessons. Full details of their packages is available on their website.

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Customer Reviews

We just wanted to say, we had the most marvellous time in the Mont Blanc recently. We were very happy in the Petit Mont Blanc Annexe & the staff were absolutely fantastic. They all went out of their way to ensure we had a fantastic holiday.


You don't have to buy the snowshoes, ice grippers and trekking poles you'll need on mountain walks. If you don't have the necessary kit for hiking, Evolution 2 offer kit for hire.

Top Tip

This is the 4th year we have stayed at Mont Blanc, we have opted for the en suite accommodation in PMB. If you are looking for 5 star luxury look else where as you will be disappointed, if however, you are looking for a fun friendly atmosphere where you can wear slippers or ski boots for a week then...


Just back from a fabulous week in Vallandry. The lodge was great and the location to the lifts perfect. I wanted to say thank you for all your help and the wonderful staff, they are all good bunch and made us feel very welcome. Please let them know we did appreciate their hard work, and smiles every...


We stayed with Hucksters in Serre Chevalier, they went above and beyond to provide an outstanding service. The best value for money I've ever had, and the area is stunning! We will definitely be returning.

Dave Symonds

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