Discover the Val Thorens and the Three Valleys ski domain with one of the most renowned ski school in the world.
ESF is the oldest ski school in Val Thorens and has over 200 different instructors ready to help you make the most of your ski holiday.
All their instructors are fully qualified to the highest standards. The majority of their instructors speak English and English speaking instructors will be assigned to English clients.
Adult Group Ski Lessons are a great way to learn to ski surrounded by new friends learning at the same level and these can be booked for 5 or 6 days and you can select from half day morning or afternoon or full day options. Times vary depending on the dates, due to school holidays. ESF will also organise your lift pass for you, so you can be sure to have the correct pass for which part of the mountain you will be exploring.
Children Group Ski Lessons for ages 4-12 years - Your children can progress through all stages and star levels. In a friendly group of children at the same level of ability, with the advice of their instructor, your child will gain confidence, progress at their own pace and master their skis, techniques and terrains. On Friday, to acknowledge the passing of their level, ability and progress made during the week they will be awarded with a medal to take home. Children can also learn to snowboard from 7 years old, should they wish to try something different.
The Etoile groups have lessons during the morning, midday, afternoons and all day with some including lunch option.
For teens from 13 years - keep them entertained with a Teen Rider course or expand on their freestyle skills with a specifically designed course based in the snowpark with personalised video correction. They can also take Snowboarding lessons if they would like to learn a different skill.
Where to meet
Beginners to Class 2 : Departure Télésiège Pionniers (Chairlift Pionniers)
Class 3 and 4 : Departure Télésiège du Stade (Chairlift Stade)
- "We have always used ESF for our lessons and this year was no exception. Great lessons and friendly teachers. Easy to book as well. We also used the crèche for the first year - couldn't fault it." - Trip Advisor
- "2nd year that my 8 and 5 year old went to ski school, I went last year. All the staff were fab and have transformed them into safe and confident skiers. The staff know them and I felt safe to leave them every day." - Trip Advisor
They teach children to ski from 4 years old. Lunch can be included as part of your child's ski lesson package. They do have a separate nursery for children as young as 3 months.