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Ski lessons with l’Ecole du Ski Français

( French ski teaching school)

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With ESF and Belambra, learn to ski with total peace of mind!

 

Des premiers pas à la compétition,
l'ESF vous donne l'envie et l'assurance de progresser

 

The largest ski school in the world
Skiing & snowboarding classes - all levels
Guaranteed availability
Teaching pass available at the reception on arrival
Children accompanied to their classes from the club
 

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Children group lessons ( up to 12 yrs) & adults :

6 half-days: mornings or afternoons (to be specified at the reservation) or 6 full days depending on the resorts
Classes from Sunday to Friday
 Duration of the classes depending on the resorts.
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ESF accompaniment, Belambra takes care of everything!

 

 

At half-board / full-board Clubs, our activity leaders will accompany children aged 3 to 10 to their ESF group skiing lesson.
Throughout the season for children aged 3 to 5
During the French school holidays for children aged 6 to 10.


At the Orcières Club, children aged 3 to 5 are accompanied to ESF group skiing lessons by ESF free of charge throughout the season.
In the Les Saisies Club, children do not need to be accompanied to their lessons. The lessons begin just outside the Club

 

ESF lessons to suit all ages and abilities


In all our resorts(excluding Super-Besse), a partner that meets the highest expectations! ESF is a veritable institution in winter sports coaching. Confidence, competence and pleasure - learn and make progress in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

Group lessons provided from Sunday to Friday in half-day (morning or afternoon) or full-day sessions, depending on the resort.

Find out which lesson suits you best:
Group ski lessons for adults
What is my level? The most suitable lesson What I will learn
I have never skied Beginners class Slide, turn and snowplough stop on a gentle slope. Use ski lifts.
Average skier Class 1 Link basic turns on a gentle slope at low or moderate speed. Sideslip
Practised skier Class 2 Link basic parallel turns on a moderate slope at moderate speed. Control my sideslips
Good skier Class 3 Perform perfect parallel turns on a variable slope at continued high speed. Discover skiing in all types of snow.
Very good skier Class 4 Perform "expert" long-radius turns and wedeln. Competition, freestyle, off-piste.
Group snowboard lessons for adults
What is my level? The most suitable lesson What I will learn
Beginner Snowboard Accueil (introduction) Perform my first turns, learn to glide alone on a gentle slope forwards and backwards (fakie) and use the ski lifts.
Some experience 1st Snowboard Turn with ease on a gentle to medium slope, control turns going backwards (fakie), perform 1st jumps on small modules, be independent on a steeper slope.
Intermediate 2nd Snowboard Vary the radius of turns on a medium slope, discover snowboarding in all types of snow/all terrains. Perform my 1st aerial rotations (180°), flat.
Advanced 3rd Snowboard Control trajectories both forwards and backwards (fakie), discover carving, perform rotations on small modules (180°, 360°), link freestyle figures on the piste (flat), discover boardercross.
Expert Snowboard expert Master perfect turns and adapt your technique to all types of snow/terrain. Perform flat, freestyle, off-piste, boardercross.
 
Group ski lessons for children
What is my level? The most suitable lesson What I will learn
I have never skied and I am between 3 and 6 years old Piou-pious kindergarten Glide on almost flat terrain and stop by means of a snowplough turn. Put my skis on and take them off by myself. Ski down the slope in a snaking line of snowplough turns.
I have never skied and I am between 7 and 12 years old Ourson beginner Glide on almost flat terrain and stop by means of a snowplough turn. Use the ski lifts for the first time. Control my speed by means of a snaking line of snowplough turns.
I have obtained the Ourson Flocon Complete a series of snowplough turns bringing your skis back parallel between the turns, on a gentle slope. Control my speed, brake, begin to sideslip.
I have obtained the flocon 1ere Etoile (1st star) Link basic turns, sideslips (skis convergent with sideslip end of turn, skis parallel) on a gentle slope at low speed. Discover rounded sideslips at an angle.
I have obtained the 1ère étoile 2ème Etoile (2nd star) Link basic refined turns on a moderate slope at moderate speed. Improve my rounded and angled sideslips. Cross hollows and bumps while maintaining balance.
I have obtained the 2ème étoile 3ème Etoile (3rd star) Make wide and narrow turns with your skis parallel at a moderate speed on a moderately steep slope. Master all sideslips. Perfect my balance in schuss.
I have obtained the 3ème étoile Etoile de Bronze (bronze star) Perfect my turns and wedeln by reducing the sideslip on a moderate slope at continued high speed. Discover skiing in all types of snow. Control my balance in schuss by taking off over bumps
I have obtained the Etoile de Bronze Etoile d'Or (gold star) Ski without stopping on pistes with a large drop in altitude on all types of snow at high speed. Ski on a prepared terrain (boardercross). Discover competition (short giant slalom, timed).

 

Group snowboard lessons for children (aged 6 to 12)
What is my level? The most suitable lesson What I will learn
I have never been snowboarding Goomie Rider Become familiar with the equipment and the milieu, adopt the basic attitude of a snowboarder, glide and sideslip on a gentle slope, use the ski lifts in a protected area.
I have obtained the Goomie Rider Rookie Rider Perform my first turns, learn to glide alone on a gentle slope forwards and backwards (fakie) and use the ski lifts.
I have obtained the Rookie Rider Izzi Rider Glide and turn without stopping on a gentle slope, perform my first jumps while sliding, master traversing and sideslipping on a moderate slope.