The Altitude Ski And Snowboard School in Verbier is running the weekly Altitude Extreme Kids lessons for talented young skiers and snowboarders.

Kids will learn mountain skills and how to tackle off-piste, bumps, freestyle, carving, and steep runs. Altitude Extreme Kids is for advanced to expert skiers and snowboarders.

There is a choice of times and prices: a half-day group lesson (Mon-Fri) costs CHF380; a full-day group lesson (Mon-Fri) costs CHF795 (including lunch); and the Saturday Morning Club costs CHF1350.

It is essential that children come prepared with the following items to all sessions: sun cream and chap stick, goggles, money for drinks, snacks, protective helmets, appropriate clothing, and skis and boots.

The Altitude Ski And Snowboard School offers a wide range of private and group lessons and clinics for all ages, covering skiing, snowboarding, freestyle, and freeriding.

Verbier features 100 kilometres of pistes, set between 1500 and 3300 metres, accessed by 27 lifts. Families have three beginners' runs and a Jardin des Neiges (ski kindergarten) for children at the centre of the resort.

Freestyle fans of all levels can hit the La Chauz snowpark to test their skill on freestyle lines, boxes, and rails. The resort hosts the freeride fair, the Ultimate Test Tour each January.

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