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ESF Val Thorens Ski School, Val Thorens

Quality ski & snowboard lessons as well as other disciplines

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. Just because it is a French ski school doesn't mean you have to worry about a communication barrier; the majority of their instructors speak English and English speaking instructors will be assigned to English clients. 

Just some of the activities that ESF offer are:

  • Group Ski and Snow board lessons
  • Private lessons
  • Children's lessons
  • Freeride & freestyle courses 
  • Competition (slalom) courses
  • Handiski

Plenty to keep everyone entertained whilst in the mountains this winter! 

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Worth knowing

Children who are enrolled in their ski school, and of the appropriate ski level, will get the chance to have a go on their air-bag.

Where to meet

  • Half day lessons:  "Rond point des pistes" 
  • Full day lessons: "Montana Soleil" or "Roc de Péclet" as advised


Visitor comments

  • "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

Booking Arrangements

Child policy

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.


  • Families & Kids
  • Childcare


  • Activities
  • Handiski / Sit-Ski
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Telemarking
  • Lessons
  • Adult Lessons
  • Childrens Lessons
  • Freestyle/Freeride Lessons
  • Group Lessons
  • Handiski Lessons
  • Off Piste/Backcountry Lessons
  • Private Lessons
  • Race Training / Coaching Lessons
  • Ski Lessons
  • Snowboard Lessons
  • Steep Skiing Lessons


  • Open Seasons
  • Spring
  • Winter
  • Address
  • Maison de Val Thorens
  • 73440