Your ski and snowboard schools in Sestriere

YES School was born in 2010 with the aim to create a rider driven snowboard school. Over the years, collaborations with the nearby North West Ski Academy became more and more frequent until, in 2019, the two companies joined their forces to give birth to YES Academy: a ski and snowboard school with a full range of snow experiences.

Since we were born we have changed continuously, we have grown but we have also been made younger thanks to the new teachers who joined the school. We are a ‘new’ company with a decade of experience to our credit!

YES Academy was created to offer a a full range of activities: we address people who want to learn skiing, snowboarding or telemarking, riders who love freeriding and want to discover our mountains, or those who want to improve their style in the snowpark or on the slopes. No matter what kind of equipment we ride, in the end we all seek the same feeling of freedom and flow.


Your reviews on Google

Benjamin Neville
23. Febbraio, 2022.
Had three one-to-one snowboard lessons with Claudio as an absolute beginner (never having even been to the mountains before) and went from not being able to even stand up to shredding down blue runs solo with all the tools to progress onwards. Claudio is a genius on the snow and, just as importantly, a top bloke who is a pleasure to be around. He made the lessons feel like you were out on the slopes with a good mate (while learning at a fantastic pace). YES Academy made the whole process easy from start to finish - don’t hesitate, just book with them! I sure will be booking some intermediate lessons next season 🤙🏻🏂❄️🇮🇹
Danilo Fasano
15. Febbraio, 2022.
Personalmente, esiste solo questa scuola a Sestriere. In ufficio cordialissimi e disponibili. Nando, l'istruttore di snowboard, spacca!
Fahed Mehdi
23. Gennaio, 2022.
It's a very recommended ski school!! We were there last week, and they were really friendly with us. They also have a very competitive price in comparison to their competitors in the area, and our instructor Edoardo was so friendly and patient with us. Highly recommended!!
Gina Wiley
4. Gennaio, 2022.
I took three private lessons with Eduardo and he was an amazing instructor! Very professional, knowledgeable, and patient. In three days I was able to learn a lot about technique and start going down the slopes on my own, including parallel turning and having fun. I previously learned snowboarding but definitely recommend getting an instructor with YES Academy if you are first timer or starting to learn.
Daniela Carcangiu
21. Dicembre, 2021.
Competenza, professionalità e simpatia! Ho fatto delle lezioni di snowboard e mi sono trovata benissimo. Personalmente, ho conosciuto Claudio che si è rivelato un maestro fantastico ma in pista ho potuto appurare che sono tutti meravigliosi! Assolutamente consigliata.
Gerardo Lanni
12. Dicembre, 2021.
Staff simpatico e super preparato. In due giorni sono passato da imparare a mettere gli scii ad andare in pista. Consigliatissimi


A big family

The staff is made up of ski, snowboard and telemark instructors. Among us there are federal coaches, instructors specialised in teaching people with disabilities and a national snowboard instructor.

We are former athletes, university students, recent graduates, mums, dads … we are friends who share their love for mountains and snow. YES Academy is a meeting point, a place where you can catch up with new friends and exchange tips on which equipment to choose, how to take care of it… or simply relax at the end of the day.

We can’t forget to mention Giulia, our super secretary who will follow and advise you throughout the whole process of booking lessons.


The school is located in the centre of the Vialattea ski area, which links the villages of Sestriere, Sauze d’Oulx, Oulx, Sansicario, Cesana, Pragelato, Claviere and the French Montgenèvre.

We want to pass you down our technical knowledge and our passion, we want you to experience our territory and above all we want you to have fun. We will make your days on the slopes of Sestriere unforgettable!