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How far in advance to book lessons

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Going skiing at the end of March and having never skied before, my girlfriend is intending to get lessons. Having never dealt with this myself, how late can you leave it before you need to book? Normally I'd have no worries about booking now, but with the weather recently, I don't want her to shell out a load of money on lessons for her first ever ski trip only to find there isn't actually any snow left (or everything to get cancelled because of coronavirus). Any advice appreciated (we're going to La Clusaz if it makes any difference). Thanks
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 Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
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May make a difference if this goes into April with school Easter holiday and if you are considering group vs private, others can advise on the impact of these on your resort.

As to the matter of things preventing travel and or skiing then having insurance could help (but read the policy very carefully as to whats covered and what triggers reimbursement.

Also look at CheckYeti booking site as I have found you often get cancellable bookings (even to the day before the lesson) even if the school don't offer that to you should you book directly with the school . These cancellable lessons don’t seem to cost anymore and the site can also sometimes offer extra off for a new registration or with a promotion. I’ve used them a couple of times and had no problems , but have never needed to cancel.
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Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
Hmm. Difficult question and IME you often have to pay upfront at the time of booking. It's not a super busy time for French resorts so you can probably afford to wait and see for a week or so.
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Thanks for the info. Intending on group lessons and should miss the school holidays as far as I can tell. Will definitely check out checkyeti though.
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At the ESF where Mrs WoC works, you can book by phone and pay when you rock up.
Also half term this year was fully booked for private lessons by January.
But if you go outside of the main holidays you can just rock up Saturday afternoon and book group lessons starting Sunday.
Best bet - phone them up and ask.
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There is zero chance of there being no snow in La Clusaz at the end of March.

Ok, I'll correct that, there is a 0.000001% chance on the basis that the Russians might nuke Europe before then.
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