The Combloux ski school meets at La Cry. There are over 75 instructors but only a few speak good english. Follow the link for official site and online reservations.

Group lessons are held at 9:30-11:00 and 15:00-17:00 and cost for six two hour lessons is 80€ for adults or children.

Private one hour lessons are excellent value and the fastest way to improve your skiing. These are 31€ for one or two people and 40€ for three or more. Book ahead for February or to ensure you get someone with good English.

La Cry is a very convenient base because all of the local descents feed into this point and the main lifts start here. It is exceptional to queue more than five minutes for a lift (but can take several minutes to queue for a day pass). The ski school and nursery slopes are off to one side of the main runs and so are a couple of large restaurants, childrens play areas and creche which are all quite well separated.

This is an important consideration for lessons because we tend to get families and other mixed ability groups who can easily do their own thing and meet up again for lunch or at appointed times. The frequent ski bus to the village stops here and there is a large car park nearby. Although it is only a few minutes walk to our apartments and less on skis, families often bring the car up to la Cry and enjoy a bit of late afternoon apres ski before returning.

For really serious learners and the young at heart there is floodlit skiing at la Cry every Tuesday and Thursday evening - quite near to the restaurants and bars in fact!