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ESF Vallorcine Ski School, Chamonix

Ski & snowboard school at the base of the lifts

Whether you are a complete beginner or looking to perfect your technique on the slopes, this renowned French ski school who have English speaking instructors can help you achieve your goals and make your holiday a success on the pistes.

ESF Vallorcine's fully qualified instructors teach both adults and children in both group and private lessons; so whether you want one to one attention or prefer the social aspect of skiing with others, they can help you.

Children from age 3 and upwards can join the Piou Piou kids kindergarden club where they will get the opportunity to put on skis for the first time in ESF's protected snow garden. For children over the age of 6, they can participate in a full day of ski lessons with lunch provided.

Where to meet

The school has two different meeting points depending on your level. Please see below for further information:

  • At La Poya Snow Stadium, in-front of the the ski school office for: Piou Piou, Ourson, Falcon, 1st & 2nd Etolie, Adults beginners and private lessons 1 & 2. 
  • At the bottom of the Vallorcine cable car in front of the ski school office for: 3rd Etolie, Bronze Etolie, Gold Etolie, competition, free ride, Adult group classes 2, 3, 4, and private lessons 3 and 4.

Booking Arrangements

Child policy

They teach children from as young as 3 years old.


  • Families & Kids
  • Kids' lessons


  • Activities
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Group Lessons Meeting in...
  • Vallorcine
  • Lessons
  • Adult Lessons
  • Childrens Lessons
  • Group Lessons
  • Off Piste/Backcountry Lessons
  • Private Lessons
  • Ski Lessons
  • Snowboard Lessons
  • Steep Skiing Lessons


  • Open Seasons
  • Spring
  • Winter
  • Address
  • Gare de la Télécabine
  • 74660