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ESF Les Houches Ski School, Chamonix

Lessons from the experts for all ages & abilities, close to the Prarion lift

The French Ski School of Les Houches was established in 1948. Today there are over 60 instructors available to bring you all the pleasures of skiing in a truly exceptional location in the heart of the Chamonix valley.

The instructors are all very dedicated to their work and hold the State Diploma to teach adults and children in all the current skiing disciplines, skiing, snowboarding, telemarking, cross-country and disabled skiing.

ESF Les Houches cater for the increasingly diverse demands; their instructors speak several languages: English, Italian, Spanish, German, Portuguese and Russian

Passionate about their work, their fully qualified professional instructors teach all the disciplines on the mountain, in group or private lessons. Lessons can be organised in ski, snowboard or cross country skiing. They also run lessons for handicapped individuals.

One of their many offers includes an all inclusive package for children under the age of 12. This includes ski lessons, lunch and supervision of your children whilst you send the day improving your own skills on the higher slopes!

The Les Houches ski area comprises part of the Chamonix Valley and is renowned for being a great area to learn to ski or to improve your technique.

Ecole de Ski Francais des Houches can also take you to ski the other areas of the Chamonix valley including the famous Grand Montets and the picturesque Brevent/Flegere ski areas.

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Where to meet

The ski school meeting points are either at the top of the Prarion lift of the Bellevue cable car.

Booking Arrangements

Child policy

The school teach children from the age of 3 upwards in their Piou Piou nursery ski club. It is strongly advised that any child booked into ski lesson wears a helmet. The majority of ski hire shops now also include helmets as standard.


  • Families & Kids
  • Kids' Club / Activities
  • Kids' lessons


  • Activities
  • Cross-Country Skiing
  • Handiski / Sit-Ski
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Telemarking
  • Group Lessons Meeting in...
  • Les Houches
  • Lessons
  • Adult Lessons
  • Childrens Lessons
  • Freestyle/Freeride Lessons
  • Group Lessons
  • Handiski Lessons
  • Off Piste/Backcountry Lessons
  • Private Lessons
  • Ski Lessons
  • Snowboard Lessons
  • Steep Skiing Lessons
  • Telemark Lessons


  • Open Seasons
  • Spring
  • Winter
  • Address
  • 74130