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ESF Les Houches Ski School Group Lessons, Chamonix - Les Houches

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

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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. 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, but instructors 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.

One of their many group offerings 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!

New for 2018 is the 'Super 7' group lessons for adults, with a group size of between 4-7 people, this being the optimum size for beginners to effectively learn with everyone getting individual focus of the instructor to ensure you grasp the skills required to take on the slopes. Group lessons for all levels are available all winter.

For children, they start in 'piou piou' club from 3 years old and work their way up through the levels depending on experience and age, with numerous activities for kids all the way up to 18 years old.



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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
  • Lessons
  • Adult Lessons
  • Childrens Lessons
  • Freestyle/Freeride Lessons
  • Group Lessons
  • Handiski Lessons
  • Off Piste/Backcountry Lessons
  • Ski Lessons
  • Snowboard Lessons
  • Steep Skiing Lessons
  • Telemark Lessons


  • Open Seasons
  • Spring
  • Winter
  • Address
  • 74130