Sestriere’s slopes are an ideal place for families and children: the beginner’s area and the various blue slopes in the resort are bathed in sunshine for most of the day, making it the perfect setting to introduce skiing or snowboarding for the first time.

It’s right here that many of our instructors first strapped on their skis and snowboards!

  • When they are young, children naturally learn the basic skills of skiing and snowboarding.
  • Children usually approach challenges with less fear or uncertainty, which helps them to overcome initial difficulties more easily.
  • New motor experiences enhance the development of coordination skills.
  • The love for skiing or snowboarding often begins at a young age and can become a shared family activity, creating special bonds and traditions.
  • Experienced instructors used to teaching children.

Many of our guests highly recommend us!

Discover why choosing YES Academy for your snow experience is the best decision.

Liviu Gal
9. Febbraio, 2023.
Recommended ski school. Good and helpful staff. Good instructors both ski and snowboard. My daughters were absolute beginners and after five days of private lessons, they slalomed on blue and red pistes with high confidence.
5. Febbraio, 2023.
Grazie to Yes. I had four lessons with Claudio. I'm an intermediate, 40-something guy who loves snowboarding but finds it hard to improve. Claudio was charming, professional and helpful. I recommend Yes to anyone wanting to learn or improve their snowboarding. Enjoy.
Rachele De Laurentiis
31. Gennaio, 2023.
Ho fatto un totale 5 ore di lezione con Veronica. Mi sono trovata davvero bene, mi sento davvero migliorata! Grazie alla pazienza e alla costanza ora mi sento più sicuro e scendo le piste con meno timore.
Francesco Propriolui
29. Gennaio, 2023.
Piacevole esperienza di sci con maestri esperti. La maestra Veronica è molto brava e disponibile, oltre che simpatica
Marco Bona
28. Gennaio, 2023.
Ho fatto due lezioni private di mezza giornata con il maestro Poletti per riprendere a sciare dopo anni di stop, le lezioni sono state da subito impostate perfettamente, basandosi sulle mie effettive capacità, e mi hanno permesso di recuperare rapidamente un buon livello! Scuola consigliatissima
Federico Santinelli
25. Gennaio, 2023.
Premessa! Ho 27 anni e per la prima volta ho messo gli sci ai piedi, sono stato seguito da Veronica, ragazza spettacolare, duramente le due ore di pratica intensa la mia maestra si è dedicata al mio apprendimento a tal punto che ho fatto solamente quelle due lezioni per poi sciare tutta la settimana da solo divertendomi come mai fatto prima, senz’altro conta molto l’attitudine ma sono convinto che sopratutto per chi come me, si trova alle prime armi, un maestro/a così competente ed empatico come i ragazzi di yes, risulti davvero fondamentale! Consigliatissimo! Non vedo l’ora di tornare!
tatiana ercoli
24. Gennaio, 2023.
Esperienza più che positiva con la scuola di sci yes accademy, abbiamo effettuato due lezioni per imparare a sciare, i maestri, Lorenza e bruno si sono dimostrati super competenti, simpatici e soprattutto pazienti. Li consiglio vivamente, ci riaffideremo a loro se torneremo a sestriere.
Francesca Carella
23. Gennaio, 2023.
Super professionali , dolci , simpatici, gentili ...e potrei continuare ...la migliore scuola sci di sestriere...questo è il 2 anno oramai che affido mio figlio a loro...ci mettono passione in ciò che fanno. Sono davvero tutti bravi...anche se la nostra preferita rimane Veve 🥰🥰!!! Quest'anno però mio figlio è stato seguito per qualche lezione anche da altre due maestre e si è trovato bene anche con loro...yes academy è una garanzia 💓💓💓
Enrica Branca
22. Gennaio, 2023.
In una giornata da autodidatta insoddisfatta per lo snowboard, ho trovato sulle piste Maurizio, che in una sola ora, grazie a molti consigli (e alla sua pazienza), ha migliorato la mia esperienza di snowboard! Scuola super consigliata!
marco miroglio
22. Gennaio, 2023.
Disponibilità e cortesia !sempre al top con grandi e piccini!!


Individual ski lessons are especially suitable for beginners, younger children or those who prefer to have their own instructor. In this way, the instructor can give your children personal attention and guide them step by step during their first descents on Sestriere’s slopes.

Once they’ve taken their first steps, the lesson can be shared with one or two other children. If you like this option but don’t know other kids, just ask us!


Group lesson is perfect for making new friends while learning! In a group, your children will improve their skills, have fun and,  above all, develop a love for the mountains. Our experienced instructors will guide them through turns, introduce them to their first jumps, and even explore some easy off-piste terrain.

Our course is designed for children aged 6 to 14 and runs from Monday to Friday, from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM, for a total of 15 hours of lessons. Groups are carefully assembled to ensure compatibility in terms of age and skill level, with a maximum of 8 participants.


Frequently Asked Questions

For any general inquiries, please refer to our FAQ section or feel free to contact us directly. We’re here to assist you!

We know you’re excited to introduce your little ones to skiing, and we’re here to make this experience extraordinary from the start. The ideal age to begin skiing is around 3-4 years old, but every child is unique, and as parents, you know your children better than anyone else and when they’re ready to start this fantastic adventure!

Our philosophy is to make learning to ski a fun game on the snow, where children can explore, discover, and grow in a safe environment designed just for them.

We’re here to guide them through every stage of their skiing journey, helping them develop fundamental motor skills, build self-confidence, and create unforgettable memories on the snow. Together, we’ll ensure that your children fall in love with skiing in a joyful and passionate way. We’re ready to show you how rewarding it can be to introduce your little ones to the wonderful world of skiing!

Have you ever watched children slide on the floor after a good run? They do it it sideways in an instinctive and natural way! It’s precisely this affinity for the lateral position that makes snowboarding a fantastic option for young winter sports enthusiasts.

But at what age can they start snowboarding? From a very young age, always under the careful guidance of an adult to help them get up, brake, and move on the board, they can engage in fun activities and games on the snow experiencing their first slides. Here they become familiar with the equipment and begin to appreciate the fun of snowboarding.

Around the age of 4-5, children can truly begin snowboarding as we adults understand it. They become more independent, easily learn the basic skills of snowboarding, and begin to fully enjoy the snow experience.

So, if you want to introduce your children to snowboarding, remember that the right age is when they feel ready and eager to explore this adventure on the board. With the right approach, learning snowboarding can be an exciting and rewarding experience that will lead your children to discover the wonderful world of the mountains in a fun and engaging way.

The choice between skiing and snowboarding for children primarily depends on their motivation and desires. Both sports offer opportunities for fun and growth, and there’s no one sport that’s better than the other.

The children’s intrinsic motivation, their internal desire to learn and progress, is crucial for success in learning any sport. If children are enthusiastic about learning to ski or snowboard, it’s important to listen to and support their choice. Parental or friends influence may play a role in the decision, but it’s essential that children are genuinely interested in the activity.

Both skiing and snowboarding offer opportunities for fun on the snow, so the key is to ensure that the children feel engaged and excited about the choice they make.

Below are some tips for you as parents, but we understand that every child is unique, so it’s important to tailor your approach to your child’s needs and personality.

  • Appropriate Clothing: Ensure that your child is dressed appropriately for the weather conditions, with waterproof and warm clothing that doesn’t make them sweat excessively.
  • Proper Equipment: Check that skis or snowboard, boots and helmets are the right size and in good condition. Proper gear is essential for comfort and safety.
  • Positive Communication and Active Listening: Maintain positive communication with your children. Reassure them and convey how exciting and fun this snow experience is. Be ready to listen to your children’s questions and concerns, offering support without undue pressure.
  • Punctuality: Arrive early for the lesson. Children often sense their parents’ anxiety if there’s a rush or if you’re running late, which can make them anxious too.
  • Nutrition and Hydration: Ensure your children have had a good breakfast and pack a snack to keep them energized during the lesson.
  • Bathroom Break: Encourage your child to use the bathroom before the lesson to prevent any inconveniences during the activity.
  • Respect the Instructor: It’s normal for some children to feel anxious about being separated from their parents. However, it’s important to respect the instructor and let them lead the lesson. Once the activity begins, children usually relax and start having fun.
  • Celebrate Success: Acknowledge your child’s successes on the snow, even if they are small achievements. This will boost their motivation and make the experience more rewarding.

The ski pass is not included in the lesson price and must be purchased separately at the Via Lattea ticket sales points.

For all children born in 2016 and later, there is a dedicated and advantageous ski pass available. However, please remember that you will need to present an ID document confirming the child’s age at the time of purchase.

For those born before 2016, you can choose the appropriate ski pass based on your level and needs. Below are some of our suggestions and recommendations:

  • Vialattea Ski Pass: This pass allows access to all the slopes in the entire Via Lattea ski area. We recommend it for our intermediate and advanced students.
  • Afternoon Pass: This pass grants access to all the slopes in the area but is valid from 13:00 onwards.
  • “Invito allo Sci” Pass: This pass provides access to the lower ski lifts in Sestriere, including the Jolly carpets, BABY ski lifts, and the Trebial and Garnel chairlifts. It’s ideal for those who are starting to ski on blue slopes and want to tackle some red slopes as well.
  • “Tappeto” Pass: This pass gives you access to the Jolly carpet, where you’ll take your first steps on the snow. It’s perfect for those who are putting on skis or a snowboard for the first time.


You can find all the information and prices regarding ski passes at the following link: VIALATTEA

Yes, by law, wearing a helmet is mandatory for individuals under 18 years of age. Therefore, our instructors are required not to give lessons to a child or teenager who does not have a helmet.


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