OXYGENE: IT’S IN OUR BLOOD.

Our love for teaching runs deep. We guess you could say it’s in our blood. Join our lessons, activities and friendly ski school for a holiday like no other.

WHY WE LOVE OUR SKI SCHOOL.

It smells of adventure, determination and new beginnings. It pushes its pupils to heights and places they never thought they could reach. It’s where friendships are made, the greatest lessons are learnt and passions flourish. Its groups are filled with laughter and resilience is key. It’s built on trust and nurtured with careful guidance. It’s where secrets are shared, techniques are mastered and the best memories are made. It’s the Oxygène family. Join us and ski for yourself.

IT’S A FAMILY THING.

We’re a family-run traditionally French ski school with a twist. See here’s the thing: we love our international clients. Way back in the 90s, while the rest of you were singing to the Spice Girls and rocking the double denim, we set to work on building a ski school that caters for everyone. Young and old, big and small; French and international. 30 years later and we’ve lost the denim, but kept the blue. With over 40 staff and 300 ski instructors spread across 14 resorts in the French Alps, we’re  a ski school big enough to trust, yet small enough to care.

OXYGÈNE SKI & SNOWBOARD SCHOOL

The Oxygene Ski & Snowboard School story begins in a quiet mountain village, deep within the French Alps. From the outside, the de Monvallier family appeared just like the rest. But there was something unique about them. A hunger and drive that lay deep within their veins. They didn’t know it then, but that passion, that insurmountable thirst for adventure, would change their lives and touch the hearts of those around them for many, many years to come.

1991

Two brothers, Bertrand and Pierre de Monvallier set to work on creating a ski school business with a true family atmosphere.

1992

Oxygene Ski & Snowboard School is born. Instructors join and start teaching on the slopes of La Plagne.

1993

We set up shop, offering ski equipment hire and fitting services from our ski-booty-licious Oxygene boutique.

1997

Growing in size, confidence and expertise, we embark on conquering Val d’Isere’s slopes.

1998

We add telemark, cross-country, freestyle and freeride to our ski school curriculum.

2000

We answer the need for adaptive skiing services and introduce it into our teaching programme.

2004

Moving into the Three Valleys, Oxygene fever spreads to Courchevel.

2006

We open up our ski hire shop in Val d’Isere.

2011

Teaming up with snowboard beasts, Burton, we create France’s first ever Burton Experience Centre in La Plagne.

2012

A third Monvallier brother and ski-entrepreneur, Julien, takes the Oxygene brand and ran with it all the way to Belle Plagne. A new branch opens.

Our ski shop starts coming to you. Our popular Chalet Fitting Service begins in Val d’Isere.

2016

Oxygene meets 3 Valleys’ ski school favourites, Magic in Motion, and welcomes them to the family. We spread our knowledge, expertise, ski-love and laughter into Courchevel, Meribel, La Tania and Val Thorens.

Off the success of our hit Chalet Fitting Service in Val d’Isere, we move into the streets of La Plagne to deliver exceptional ski equipment and fitting straight to your doors.

2017

Two become one as Magic becomes Oxygene and together we continue to breathe life into 8 ski resorts in the Tarentaise Valley.

We add Les Menuires into the mix too for good measure.

2018

A foray into the Haute-Savoie results in a new ski school join the group. Oxygene Megeve becomes the new kid on the block.

2019

Strengthening the offer in the Haute-Savoie, the locally renowned ski school Starski in Grand Bornand couples up with us.

At the same time, a much-loved instructor from La Plagne opens a satellite school in her home in the Southern Alps, the Ubaye Valley near Barcelonnette.

2021

Expanding our presence across the Espace Killy, we open a café and ski & snowboard school in Tignes with Béa & Federico, two of our instructors from Val d’Isère. The chalet-fitting service from Val d’Isère extends its offering to Tignes.

Another two instructors (also from our Val d’Isere team) decide to branch out in their home resort of Serre Chevalier. Charlotte & Adrien join forces with Oxygene to open a school in Monetier-les-Bains.

Oxygene team up with uniform sponsor, Haglöfs to open a clothing store in Courchevel 1850.

The Oxygene story began in a quiet mountain village, deep within the French Alps. From the outside, the de Monvallier family appeared just like the rest. But there was something unique about them. A hunger and drive that lay deep within their veins. They didn’t know it then, but that passion, that insurmountable thirst for adventure, would change their lives and touch the hearts of those around them for many, many years to come.

1991

Two brothers, Bertrand and Pierre de Monvallier set to work on creating a ski school business with a true family atmosphere.

1992

Oxygene Ski & Snowboard School is born. Instructors join and start teaching on the slopes of La Plagne.

1993

We set up shop, offering ski equipment hire and fitting services from our ski-booty-licious Oxygene boutique.

1997

Growing in size, confidence and expertise, we embark on conquering Val d’Isere’s slopes.

1998

We add telemark, cross-country, freestyle and freeride to our ski school curriculum.

2000

We answer the need for adaptive skiing services and introduce it into our teaching programme.

2004

Moving into the Three Valleys, Oxygene fever spreads to Courchevel.

2006

We open up our ski hire shop in Val d’Isere.

2011

Teaming up with snowboard beasts, Burton, we create France’s first ever Burton Experience Centre in La Plagne.

2012

A third Monvallier brother and ski-entrepreneur, Julien, takes the Oxygene brand and ran with it all the way to Belle Plagne. A new branch opens.

Our ski shop starts coming to you. Our popular Chalet Fitting Service begins in Val d’Isere.

2016

Oxygene meets 3 Valleys’ ski school favourites, Magic in Motion, and welcomes them to the family. We spread our knowledge, expertise, ski-love and laughter into Courchevel, Meribel, La Tania and Val Thorens.

Off the success of our hit Chalet Fitting Service in Val d’Isere, we move into the streets of La Plagne to deliver exceptional ski equipment and fitting straight to your doors.

2017

Two become one as Magic becomes Oxygene and together we continue to breathe life into 8 ski resorts in the Tarentaise Valley.

We add Les Menuires into the mix too for good measure.

2018

A foray into the Haute-Savoie results in a new ski school join the group. Oxygene Megeve becomes the new kid on the block.

2019

Strengthening the offer in the Haute-Savoie, the locally renowned ski school Starski in Grand Bornand couples up with us.

At the same time, a much-loved instructor from La Plagne opens a satellite school in her home in the Southern Alps, the Ubaye Valley near Barcelonnette.

2021

Expanding our presence across the Espace Killy, we open a café and ski & snowboard school in Tignes with Béa & Federico, two of our instructors from Val d’Isère. The chalet-fitting service from Val d’Isère extends its offering to Tignes.

Another two instructors (also from our Val d’Isere team) decide to branch out in their home resort of Serre Chevalier. Charlotte & Adrien join forces with Oxygene to open a school in Monetier-les-Bains.

Oxygene team up with uniform sponsor, Haglöfs to open a clothing store in Courchevel 1850.

WHY CHOOSE OXYGENE?

Our aim is to offer the best in ski and snowboarding throughout the Alps, and with decades of know-how we can offer our knowledge and experience to you. Choose Oxygène as your winter sport holiday this season and benefit from:

• A genuinely personalised service from beginning to end
• Open year-round
• No language barrier
• The best instructors
• Our fun and friendly approach
• Our commitment to customer safety in our shop, in our minibuses and on the piste
• Our presence in the best resorts in France
• Our small group sizes
• Our dynamic, professional and ambitious team

WHY CHOOSE OXYGENE?

Our aim is to offer the best in ski and snowboarding throughout the Alps, and with decades of know-how we can offer our knowledge and experience to you. Choose Oxygène as your winter sport holiday this season and benefit from:

• A genuinely personalised service from beginning to end
• Open year-round
• No language barrier
• The best instructors
• Our fun and friendly approach
• Our commitment to customer safety in our shop, in our minibuses and on the piste
• Our presence in the best resorts in France
• Our small group sizes
• Our dynamic, professional and ambitious team