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The Development Centre Ski School, Tignes

British ski school for ski & snowboard coaching

This British ski school has been based in Tignes since 2008, all of the instructors are fully qualified to work in France. 

As well as having the highest BASI qualifications, the French Equivalence and the Euro Speedtest, the instructors are all native English speakers, so there are no worries about any communication barriers.”

The Development Centre (TDCski) is not anything like an “old school” traditional ski school. When you are part of a TDCski lesson you will discover that it is all about being dynamic, engaging, challenging and fun. They have taken all the modern learning theories and applied it to the world of skiing, so you get the best coaching and maximum development whilst at the same time having fun.

This ski school has a range of small group lessons (clinics) and private lessons that will suit you and your family. Whether it is a few short individual technical top ups, or a week long challenge for your teenagers who have out grown traditional ski school, this company has the right opportunities for you to improve.

Their small group ski lessons (coaching clinics) have a maximum of 6 in a group, allowing you to maximise the teaching and development you receive from your instructor. Whatever your goals are; boost your confidence on green and blue runs, take on the challenge of steeper slopes, learn to ski the bumps – there is a small group lesson to suit you and allow you to achieve your goals.

If you want to start to explore or continue to develop the excitement of off piste skiing, then TDCski have “Off Piste Intro” ski groups and “Off Piste Adventure” ski groups.

They also run a range of Kids and Teenagers small group ski lessons, 10-13 year olds can join the TDC Devils – parallel skiers on red runs; 14-17 year olds can join the TDC Academy – parallel skiers on black runs.

Private Ski Lessons are ideal for those that want to have a personalised experience with the exact goals and objectives of the lessons determined by you, the individual.

Visit the website to see full details of TDCski’s range of lessons, including 'Early Season Clinics', 'Off Piste Adventure Weeks' and more...or contact them directly using the enquiry link on this page.


Visitor comments

  • "Lucky enough to book a private lesson with Charlie from tdc ski. His calm understanding approach to beginners is fantastic. He builds confidence through encouragement and persistence. My ability has moved forward dramatically thanks to Charlie. If you're in Tignes and looking for a Ski School you really need to give these guys a call. Thanks Charlie." - Trip Advisor
  • "We have always insisted our children have ski lessons, but our experiences to date with more traditional ski schools have usually been somewhat under-whelming! This in conjunction with the kids advancing ages (11 & 13!) had made them less than enthusiastic about having lessons at all - they would rather just ski with us... Anyway we decided to try a different approach this year in Tignes by booking them private lessons with TDC - the objectives being for them to learn technique but also to be guided around the mountains and essentially to have fun! They went reluctantly but following 3 hours of parental concern they were delivered back to us with beaming smiles and an enthusiasm which exceeded all expectation! Their instructor (Charlie) had understood the brief perfectly and delivered an experience for the children from which they learnt (technique, all-mountain skiing & yes, jumps) but also gained enormous confidence and had a blast... the high levels of glee continued throughout the week. I would like to thank Gavin, Charlie and the rest of the TDC team for providing a great customer service from booking through to delivery but more importantly for teaching the kids that ski lessons can be fun. Thanks, we will be back next year!" - Trip Advisor
  • "I had my first snowboard lesson with Rab and it was brilliant. I have skied for many years and have had lots of lessons over that time and I have to say that it was definitely one of the best lessons I have had. I am a total beginner on a board and he was very patient and explained things very clearly in a way that was easy to put into practice step by step. Most importantly it was heaps of fun! It was great to be able to take key things to practice myself after the lesson, which gave me the confidence and basic skills to do some runs myself in the afternoon :-) Highly recommended!" - Trip Advisor


  • Activities
  • Heli-Ski
  • Ski Touring
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Lessons
  • Adult Lessons
  • Childrens Lessons
  • Freestyle/Freeride Lessons
  • Group Lessons
  • Off Piste/Backcountry Lessons
  • Private Lessons
  • Ski Lessons
  • Snowboard Lessons
  • Steep Skiing Lessons


  • Open Seasons
  • Spring
  • Winter
  • Address
  • 73150