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Programmes

Our inspirational childcare teams deliver a unique service, ensuring that every child in our care gets the attention and support they need to enjoy their family skiing holiday. From tots to teens, we have developed a range of award-winning ski programmes that your kids will adore, developing their confidence and skills in a safe and exciting environment.

pb crèche (4 months to 3 years)

When it’s time for parents to head out onto the slopes there’s nowhere better to leave your little ones than in our pb crèches. You’ll be free to explore your resort's full potential safe in the knowledge that your babies and toddlers are happy and having buckets of fun.

Our Crèches

Our crèches are packed with a huge selection of toys, books and games to keep even the most active minds entertained. Our tailor made programmes are designed by our in resort nannies, so they have the flexibility to ensure that all children in their care, from infants to tots, are happy and entertained.

Their Home From Home

Our aim is to create a home from home environment in which your little one can quickly settle; we achieve this by asking you to provide detailed information pre-travel about routines, meal times and dietary requirements, so we can tailor our care to your child's needs. Programmes are designed to mix indoor and outdoor play so even the smallest of travellers get a chance to experience the fun of the snow. With a 1:3 nanny to child ratio, we're able to ensure that all age groups are catered for.

Our Qualified Staff

You'll no doubt have questions, which is why you'll be able to speak to your Crèche Manager before you travel to answer queries or concerns. We also offer a pre-purchase service for all sorts of essentials including nappies, wipes and formula, so just let us know what you need and it will be waiting for you in your room. Our Crèche Managers are fully qualified NNEB/CACHE (or equivalent) nursery nurses with extensive experience looking after babies and toddlers both in the UK and abroad.

The Finer Details

Our pb crèche runs six days a week, 9am to 4pm. During select weeks the crèche opens 8.30am and closes at 4.30pm. The crèche costs £495 per week during school holidays and is complimentary during low season, excluding meals.

Yeti Primer (3 to 4 years)

Yeti Primer is the ultimate introduction to skiing for 3-4 year olds. We combine morning sessions on the nursery slopes with afternoons in our pb crèche to create the perfect balance between time on skis and time to play.

Their First Steps on Skis

Yeti Primer is a unique programme designed to allow your toddlers to experience their first exciting steps on skis. It offers a gentle introduction to skiing, and the perfect preparation for our Yeti programme, with two hours of instruction in the mornings and the afternoon spent in our pb crèche. 

Our Qualified Instructors

Our ski instructors are fully qualified and experienced in working with young children, and our Yeti Primer staff are also with the children at all times, providing you with peace of mind and them a fantastic adult to child ratio.

Can't Get Enough?

Feedback from our clients confirms that the balance of time on the slopes and time in the crèche is ideal; however, there is the flexibility to add further private instruction in the afternoon on selected days for eager powder hounds, or you might prefer to head off on a tobogganing adventure? We'll ensure your child takes to their new sport and loves their first experience on skis, which is essential for building confidence for future trips and a great preparation for joining the older Yetis the following year.

The Finer Details

Yeti Primer operates six days per week, with ski instruction on five mornings. The rest of the time is spent in the crèche. Our pb crèche runs six days a week, 9am to 4pm. During select weeks the crèche opens 8.30am and closes at 4.30pm. Yeti Primer costs £545 per week, excluding meals.

Yeti (4 to 9 years)

Yeti is the ultimate introduction to skiing with the best adult to child tuition ratios available on the mountain. With our qualified ski instructors and dedicated Yeti Assistants accompanying our groups on the slopes we're able to provide a seamless supervised programme from the moment the kids leave the boot room.

Our Yeti Programme

Your children are guaranteed to love Yetis, our fun and exciting skiing instruction programme for kids aged 4 to 9 years. Placed in groups based on ski ability we'll ensure that whether they are complete beginners, have mastered the basics, or are progressing their technique, each child has plenty of fun, whilst at the same time developing their skills through the week.

Our Yeti Team

Our staff work in tandem with professional ski instructors to ensure everyone gets the support they need on the slopes. They also supervise nutritious lunches on the mountain, early suppers in select hotels, and popular DVD evenings. We make sure we create the perfect environment for the Yetis to make new friends and enjoy skiing, whilst also making sure safety is always at the very top of our agenda.

In The Evenings

Supervised Yeti suppers take place in selected hotels on every night our Yeti Programme is running. On two evenings during the week we hold supervised DVD evenings for Yetis. It's a great way for them to spend time with their new friends after supper and relax, and allows you to enjoy an evening to yourselves.

The Finer Details

Our Yeti programme runs five days a week between 9am and 4pm, with one free day to ski with the family mid-week. Yeti costs £650 per week, including supervised lunches.

SnoZone Beginners (10 to 14 years)

We are delighted to welcome older novice skiers to SnoZone Beginners! Our specially designed course combines expert ski tuition with plenty of fun and games with the rest of the SnoZone crowd. This not only enables your 10 to 14 year olds to learn to ski with peers of the same ability, but also to have the chance to spend time with other friends in SnoZone.

Learning to Ski

It's never too late to learn to ski and our programme ensures that older kids learn with children of their own age at the right pace. Our qualified ski instructors lead small groups that are designed to build confidence and bring on the children's skills quickly.

All Together Now

The fun continues off the slopes when SnoZone Beginners joins SnoZone for exciting mountain lunches and supervised activities on two nights of the week. Activities include ice skating, bowling, indoor climbing and pizza evenings.

The Finer Details

SnoZone Beginners runs over New Year and February Half Term in Grindelwald and during February Half Term and Easter in Arosa. The programme is available five days a week between 9am and 4pm, with one day free to ski with the family mid-week. The programme costs £595 per week, excluding lunch.

SnoZone (10 to 14 years)

SnoZone is adrenaline-fuelled and full of non-stop action! Our unique programme for 10 to 14 year olds welcomes kids who can ski confidently on red runs who want to challenge themselves by developing new skills, learning new tricks, and taking their skiing to the next level.

Our SnoZone Programme

SnoZone is our programme of structured tuition for older kids and young teens. We'll develop new skills and confidence as well as make sure everyone has loads of fun with new friends. Your kids will be taken through advanced techniques for on and off piste, bumps and freeride skiing so they really start to develop the basic skills they gained in Yetis.

In The Evenings

The fun continues off the slopes when SnoZone Beginners joins SnoZone for exciting mountain lunches and supervised activities on two nights of the week. Activities include ice skating, bowling, indoor climbing and pizza evenings.

The Finer Details

SnoZone runs five days a week, between 9am and 4pm, with one day free to ski with the family mid-week. The programme costs £595 per week, excluding lunch.

PB Martin Bell Academy (11 to 15 years)

Train with a champion! Lay the foundations for a lifetime of enjoyable skiing as Olympian, Martin Bell puts you through your paces and imparts his extensive knowledge about all aspects of skiing. The Academy challenges skiers by testing them on different terrain, including off-piste itineraries, tree skiing and the snow park.

Who is Martin Bell?

Martin Bell returns to the Alps from his base in Big Sky, Montana to host our unique programme focusing on developing technical ability through individual coaching and skills development. Martin brings a wealth of experience to our Academy, working on everything from basic stance and weight distribution to angulation, carving, and speed control.

The Academy

Martin challenges his skiers by testing them on different terrain, including off-piste itineraries, tree skiing and the snow park. Incorporating daily video analysis and evening feedback review sessions, Martin will identify and develop a personalised tuition programme that really helps with individual progression, whilst getting the right balance of fun and team spirit going at the same time.

The Finer Details

The PB Martin Bell Academy runs between 9am and 4pm on five days a week with one free day to ski with the family. The programme operates in Zermatt during the February Half Term and Easter. The programme costs £645 excluding lunch and welcomes confident black run skiers ready to push themselves.

PB Ski Academy (14 to 17 years)

The PB Ski Academy operates in Flims and Laax and provides a multi-disciplinary, action-packed ski week, aiming at improving technical piste skiing, speed, freestyle techniques and off-piste skiing.

Becoming a Ski All Rounder

The week is structured to provide a comprehensive programme covering several different styles of skiing, aiming to create a confident, well-rounded skier across multiple ski disciplines. The programme is tailored to the needs of the group, ensuring that participants get the most out of their week.

Our Ski Academy Programme

Sunday: A personal ski assessment day focusing on technical skills to improve skiing on piste, this will involve video analysis on the slopes to give each individual a personal development plan. Monday: A race training day looking at carving and racing techniques, including negotiating gates and skier cross training. Monday Evening: An introduction to freestyle skiing using the world-class Indoor FreeStyle Academy in Laax. Skis will be changed from race skis to twin tips in preparation for next two days of freestyle disciplines. Tuesday: Freestyle skiing day 1 involves coaching in the snow park and on the half pipe, including tuition on safe trick techniques and working on jumps and rails.

Our Ski Academy Programme

Wednesday: Family Day Thursday: Freestyle day two builds on the previous lesson in order to improve techniques, getting bigger air and learning new tricks. Thursday Evening: A fun night out for the group. Friday: A day of off-piste skiing involves changing to wide skis to learn how to adjust your skiing to powder and back country conditions.

The Finer Details

The programme costs £645 for the week excluding lunches and evening activities. The programme is designed for confident black run skiers aged 14 to 17, with a maximum of 8 teens in a group.

PB Slopestyle Academy (14 to 17 years)

The discipline of slopestyle is the ultimate rite of passage for young skiers ready to take on a new challenge. Head to Laax and discover our unique programme, supported by specialist instructors and making the most of world-class indoor and outdoor facilities.

Why Slopestyle?

Our Slopestyle Academy aims to develop skiers by introducing them to the theory and practice of freestyle skiing, with a big focus on the slopestyle discipline which continues to grow in popularity thanks to the challenging tricks, aerials and jumps involved, and the coverage achieved from the X-Games and the Winter Olympics. Delivered by specialist instructors who ensure that safety is at the very top of the agenda, participants will learn how to safely ride the half pipe, learn technique on ramps and rails, as well as start to build up a repertoire of tricks and jumps.

Catching Some Air

You'll spend a lot of time in the snow park, learning how to jump and ride the rails safely. Outside of the snow park, our instructors will show you the best places to free ride and help each skier develop their own confidence and style on the slopes.

The Indoor FreeStyle Academy

The PB Slopestyle Academy includes sessions at the world-class Indoor FreeStyle Academy in Laax where you'll be able to practice big air tricks and jumps in the safety of the foam pit. With trampolines for balance and technique training, you'll be amazed at how quickly you develop new skills under the expert eyes of our coaches.

The Finer Details

Available for confident black run skiers, the Academy runs for five days and is available at February Half Term and Easter in Flims and Laax. The programme costs £595 excluding lunches.

FreeZone (14 to 17 years)

Join us in FreeZone where teens who are competent black run skiers can guide with like-minded friends in a relaxed atmosphere. Led by a Powder Byrne Ski Guide, teens will get to experience the best of the mountains in a supervised group whilst still maintaining some independence from mum and dad.

Our Complimentary Ski Guiding for Teens

Back by popular demand, our guiding programme for teens has quickly proved a hit with skiers who have outgrown SnoZone and are competent black run skiers, yet want to ski with friends in a relaxed atmosphere. Delivered by our hand picked guides, skiers will enjoy skiing the best terrain, learning tips and technical advice and enjoying relaxed group lunches throughout the week.

The Finer Details

FreeZone runs on five days of the week between 9am and 4pm, with one free day to ski with the family mid-week. FreeZone is a complimentary service, exclusive to Powder Byrne guests, and is available in Zermatt, Grindelwald and Zurs during selected weeks.

PowderZone (14 years plus)

PowderZone takes us back to our powder skiing roots where our specialist off-piste instructors deliver three days of amazing powder skiing in two of Europe's greatest skiing areas. Powder Zone is open to teens and adults who are competent black run skiers who are looking for something a little bit more adventurous.

Powder Fun for Teens and Adults

Ideal for adventurous teenagers and adults who are confident black run skiers, PowderZone introduces you to the buzz of powder skiing, led by hand-picked mountain guides. You'll be kitted out with the necessary gear before embarking on your own off-piste adventure where you'll learn powder skiing techniques and mountain safety.

The Finer Details

This three day course is held exclusively in Grindelwald during selected weeks and costs £350, excluding lunches.

PB Tutoring Programme

Why In-Resort Tutoring?

We're thrilled to launch our brand new in-resort tutoring programme which we have developed alongside preeminent London tutoring agency, Bonas MacFarlane. Available at select resorts during Easter, this service has been developed for clients who have children in exam years and who otherwise may be wary of traveling before key exam periods. Our PB Tutoring Programme aims to take those fears away by providing families with the opportunity to experience an additional service for their children who are studying for exams: professional tutoring sessions each morning, allowing your kids down time for skiing or other activities and a break from the books in the afternoon.

The Programme

  • You're able to enjoy a family holiday without worrying about your child’s upcoming exams.
  • You have the opportunity to speak to your child's tutor prior to travel to put your mind at ease and cover any questions or areas of concern you may have.
  • After every session your child's tutor will write a report on his or her progress and feed this back to you to ensure you are aware of all areas being covered, your child's progression and any areas of concern the tutor has.
  • In many cases, your child can carry on with tuition once they are back from holiday in your home.
  • All mentoring is highly individual and discreet and exclusive to Powder Byrne clients in resort.
  • Your child can either have group or private tutoring.

The Finer Details

Group tutoring is available in a 10 hours weekly programme in Flims over Christmas and February Half Term. The programme costs £450 per week and is available for up to 6 students at a time.

Private Tutoring is available 6 days per week, up to 6 hours a day and costs £1,280 per week plus accommodation on half board, flights and transfers for the tutor.

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