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Great instructors who cater for anything from the beginner to advaced skier.

PROS: 1. All instructors really amicable, COMPETENT and confidence inspiring! 2. Always great to... read more

Reviewed 19 January 2018
Ebrahim K
Excellent teachers

Very friendly teachers and very knowledgeable of the mountain, the conditions and the nice places... read more

Reviewed 30 December 2017
Andreas M
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Welcome to the Ecole du Ski Français (ESF) in Val d'isere. Our 350 instructors invite you to explore a whole world of freedom and fun! We were the first French ski school established in 1936, so come and discover our ability to listen and teach!
Carrefour des Dolomites | B.p. 265, 73150 Val d'Isere, France
+33 4 79 06 02 34
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Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

Having skied previously and lost my confidence I thought it best that this time I went skiing I book some private lessons in the hope to get my confidence back. I went for 2 days of the 4 hour one to one option. My instructor...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank CASapphire
Reviewed 9 April 2018

We booked our daughter in to ESF class 2 star. The group size is now restricted to 8 which is much better than other ESF schools in France and the lessons were completed in English as they split the assembled children by language. Although I...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank somersetsqueaky
Reviewed 8 April 2018

Professional instructors that take good care of your children and teach them good technique. better than other ski schools as it is the official french ski school so when you pass a level your badge can be recognised anywhere unlike private ski schools where your...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank terrycwou
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

We are always amazed how professional, reliable and expert ESF's ski instructors are. We have had the opportunity to meet a very young instructor - imagine he is only 18 - but with the demeanor of a much more experienced pro. Thanks to his attention...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank mathiascarvalho
Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

Great experience always since my childhood where I’ve learned to ski. Children love it also! Discipline misture with fun and technique! Top!

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank RusasC
Reviewed 19 February 2018

My child (6) attended group ski lessons for the week. Very, very few of the instructors (that we met) spoke English of any consequence. In addition to that (or maybe because of) the majority of English-speaking children use other schools, so the mixing with other...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

We went to Val d'isere in a group of 7 friends, and the 2 of us that couldn't ski had a great time on level 1 ski lessons with Nathalie! We had 4 half day group lessons (3 hours each) and our confidence/skill grew greatly...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank clairech916
Reviewed 19 January 2018

PROS: 1. All instructors really amicable, COMPETENT and confidence inspiring! 2. Always great to have a companion when doing a black slope run 3. for beginners, they'll have you up and skiing greens within 2 days! 4. not expensive IF you buy a multiday course

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Ebrahim K
Reviewed 4 January 2018

One of the reasons to book Club Med for me is the fact that - should I wish it - I can book myself into a ski class and get expert ski tuition all day besides making instant friends during a week's skiing with a...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank edinburghlover
Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

Very friendly teachers and very knowledgeable of the mountain, the conditions and the nice places to go.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Andreas M
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