Visitors to the Chamonix valley can get free group ski lessons from 7th January to 4th February and from 7th March to 1st April. To qualify, guests must be staying a minimum of 3 nights in commercially-run accommodation in the valley. Lessons are available for all ages and all levels of expertise, and cover downhill skiing (both on and off-piste), cross-country skiing, ski touring and even kindergarten skiing.
Full details and conditions, and a list of the partner ski schools providing the lessons, are available from the Chamonix Tourist Office at www.chamonix.com.
For more information about all the Chamonix valley resorts, including how to get there, accommodation, and ski schools and guiding, please see the Ultimate-Ski guide to Chamonix.