SKI SCHOOL

SKI & SNOWBOARD LESSONS

With 15 years experience here at Chamonix Exclusive, we are proud to select the Les Houches ESF SKI School as our preferred provider for ski, snowboard, and cross-country lessons, whatever the age. A friendly, family orientated team, they are constantly regarded as one of the very best ski schools across the French Alps.

And at ski in ski out Chalet No.5 we take the hassle out of the process by supporting you, when requested, to help you make the best choices regarding your family and / or group. Therefore you not only get the same price (as quoted on the ESF website), we also collect your ski lesson tickets so that you have the tickets waiting for your arrival, avoiding long queues and potentially missing out.

Check out the main options and prices below. Don't worry if you are still ensure what is best for you and your friends / family, we are always here to help. A free consultation and booking service for all our clients. Once you are confident in your choice (whether with our help or otherwise), let us know accordingly. We will then confirm the choices and price Payment is required at least one week in advance (must be received at least 48 hours before arrival) and when you arrive, along with other services you've booked, your ski and snowboard lesson tickets will be ready on your arrival.

Please Note: Ski and snowboard lessons at such a popular ski school are often in high demand, particularly peak weeks. Please book as early as possible to ensure you get your preferred options and avoid disappointment.

EMAIL: contact@chamonixexclusive.com

TEL: +44 (0) 7483 214 246

FAVOURITE LESSONS (TYPICALLY BOOKED)

FULL LISTING (TABLE) AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE - ADDITIONAL INFORMATION BELOW ALSO

AGE
ESF PROGRAMME
DAYS
SKI
BOARD
PRICE

3 - 5

Piou Piou Club (Standard Lesson) - Morning Or Afternoon

6 x ½

Yes

No

161:00 €

3 - 12

Crockski (Morning) - ½ Day Lesson, Lunch & Child Care - 9:15 am to 2pm

6 Days

Yes

6yrs+

320:00 €

3 - 12

Boule de Neige - ½ Day Lesson, Lunch & Child Care - 9:15 am to 5pm

6 Days

Yes

6yrs+

358:00 €

3 - 12

Bouliski - Lesson Morning & Afternoon, Lunch & Child Care Until 5pm

6 Days

Yes

6yrs+

412:00 €

5+

½ Day Ski Lesson (Morning or Afternoon)

6 Days

No

Yes

159:00 €

5+

½ Day Snowboard Lesson (Morning or Afternoon)

6 Days

Yes

No

169:00 €

All Ages

2 Hour Private Lessons For 1 or 2 People

1 Lesson

Yes

Yes

92:00 €

All Ages

2 ½ Hour Private Lessons For 3 to 5 People

1 Lesson

Yes

Yes

141:50 €

14+

1 Day Guided (14 - 17 Yrs With Parental Consent) - Max 5 People)

1 Day

Yes

Yes

360:00 €

PLEASE NOTE:

NB: All lessons above are for ski instruction unless otherwise stated½ Day lessons are between 2 hours and 15 minutes and 2 hours 30 minutes. Morning lessons typically start between 9:00am and 9:15am (local time) and Afternoon lessons 2:00pm. Times do however vary through the season (reflect shorter and longer lift opening times). As part of the Chamonix Exclusive booking service, we will advise lesson times and meeting point before and on arrival.

In low season, the choice of lessons may be reduced, for example Flocon lessons only in the morning. We will advise availability when booking through us.

Private Lessons are for skiing or snowboarding. Combined lessons (snowboarders and skiers together) are not available. Separate lessons (separate snowboard and ski instructors) running in parallel (side by side) can be arranged. This also applies for group lessons. Whilst we can book private lessons for all ages, and parents know best, we do not recommend private lessons for 3 to 5’s (see 3 to 5 section below).

Prices exclude equipment rental. Please see our Ski and Snowboard Rental page for the latest prices in this regard.

WHAT LESSONS ARE BEST FOR YOU AND YOUR GROUP

SELECT BY AGE USING OUR TABS

3 - 5 YEAR OLDS

A shock to many, but three is a great age to start. At the snow garden the focus is primarily around getting the children to become comfortable in ski boots and on skis. Unlike some of us adults who started later in life, this stage makes a massive difference as children soon become 'one' with their equipment (natural skiers and comfortable off the slopes too). This said, we respectively suggest you don't expect them to be budding racers after one week, but just standing and being able to glide very small gradients will set them up for life later on.

4's and 5's on their second or third weeks will probably progress then on to the green slopes, and eventually easier blues - and watch at the end, few are anything other than hooked at this stage.

STANDARD LESSONS (PIOU PIOU CLUB 3 - 5 YEARS)

Morning or afternoon ½ day lessons start times change throughout the season but are circa 9pm and 2pm give or take 15 to 30 minutes (we notify you of exact times when booking through Chamonix Exclusive). ½ day lessons last for between 2 hours 15 minutes and 2 hours thirty minutes.

One day (Saturday or Sunday - Morning or Afternoon)

34:00 €

Six Days Lessons (Mornings or Afternoon)

161:00 €

AS ABOVE PLUS NURSERY (PIOU PIOU CLUB & NURSERY)

As above (morning or afternoon ½ day lessons), with lunch provided, and child care in the afternoon (if morning ski) or morning (if afternoon ski) until either 2pm (Crokski) or 5pm (Boule de Niege).

One day Crokski (until 2pm)

65:00 €

One day Boule de Niege (until 5pm)

70:00 €

Crokski - Six Days (until 2pm)

320:00 €

Boule de Ski - Six Days (until 5pm)

358:00 €

5 - 12 YEAR OLDS

It is such a great age as they seem to progress so quickly and just love the sense of adventure and feeling of speed. Our partners work on the principle of grouping by experience and ability, as well as language preferences where possible. Flocon ski groups will get first their ‘Flocon’ before progressing through the stars, culminating with the Troiseme Etoile (three stars). Snowboarders follow a similar format.

Once completed the Flocon tests, children then progress to the Fleche tests, including should they wish, the Fleche Race Test. A series of gates where they can it themselves against Olympic Skiers times (this is the basic test for all junior French ‘race teams’ as a marker of individuals ability). The test follows

STANDARD LESSONS

Morning or afternoon ½ day lessons start times change throughout the season but as for the 3 to 5 year old groups above, lessons for 5 - 12 year olds are circa 9pm and 2pm (we notify you of exact times when booking through Chamonix Exclusive). ½ day lessons again last for between 2 hours 15 minutes and 2 hours thirty minutes.

Six ½ Days Ski Lessons (Mornings or Afternoon)

159:00 €

Six Days Ski Lessons - In The Morning & Afternoon

259:00 €

Six ½ Day Snowboard Lessons (Morning or Afternoons)

169:00 €

AS ABOVE PLUS SUPERVISION (SKI & GARDERIE)

As above, but a choice of morning or afternoon ½ day lessons (Crocski mornings only - Boule de Neige either) and afternoon (or morning) care and supervision (with lunch provided), or morning lessons, lunch and supervision, with a second lesson in the afternoon (Bouliski).

Crokski - Morning Lesson, Lunch & Child Care Until 2pm

320:00 €

Crokski - 11:45 Supervision, Lunch & Afternoon Lesson Until 5pm

320:00 €

Boule de Ski - Six Days Morning or Afternoon Lesson, Lunch & Child Supervision until 5pm

358:00 €

Bouliski - Six Days Lessons in Morning & Afternoon (Lunch & Supervision Incl.)

412:00 €

12 - 17 YEAR OLDS

From beginners through to budding racers and freestylers, you will be well catered for by the ESF Les Houches team. Beginners at this age progress quickly. Intermediates and competent skiers and snowboarders will probably by now be causing parents all sorts of headaches trying to keep up! Having started early in the latter case they will have a 'natural' ski ability and technique, carving precise turns comfortably at speed. Lessons for the intermediates and competent teenagers is primarily about homing their skills and also stretching them on varied techniques. Be prepared for excited teenagers coming back with tales of moguls, gates, you name it!

Once completed the Flocon tests, children then progress to the Fleche tests, including should they wish, the Fleche Race Test. A series of gates where they can it themselves against Olympic Skiers times (this is the basic test for all junior French ‘race teams’ as a marker of individuals ability). The test follows

STANDARD LESSONS

Not only can you follow a similar format to the morning or afternoon ½ day lessons we have mentioned earlier, race and freestyle options are added. Similarly to the ½ day lessons the freestyle lessons also last for between 2 hours 15 minutes and 2 hours thirty minutes, but for the race training morning session is 3 ½ hours (until 12:30am and 2 ½ hours if selecting the afternoon option).

Six ½ Days Ski Lessons (Mornings or Afternoon)

159:00 €

Six Days Ski Lessons - In The Morning and Afternoon

259:00 €

Six ½ Day Snowboard Lessons (Morning or Afternoons)

169:00 €

RACE TRAINING & FREESTYLE / FREERIDE

Peak weeks competent teenagers (good skiers) can enjoy for six days ½ day freestyle / freeride lessons in the afternoon. For the budding racers there is the option of race training sessions from 08:45am to 1:45pm. It isn't for the faint hearted as the skiing takes place on and off junior FIS equivalent courses and individuals are required to be able to ski and carve well at pace.

Race Training - 08:45am to 1:45pm

266:00 €

Six ½ Days Freestyle / Freeride (Afternoon - Peak Weeks Only)

159:00 €

NB: Race Training lessons are for highly competent skiers only. Freerstyle / Freeride sessions are for competent (good) skiers or above only.

ADULT LESSONS

In our opinion, you are never too old to either start to ski (or snowboard) or brush up on one's technique. Adult lessons include beginner, learn to ski groups (and snowboard too), intermediate lesson that enable you to progress to the next level, as well as more advanced lesson on the piste carving, and / or off-piste too, the latter either venturing for the first time off-piste, or brushing up on moguls and powder, and hardback skiing and snowboarding.

There are also race training weeks, as well as freestyle and free ride sessions to ensure all interests are catered for.

STANDARD LESSONS

Not only can you follow a similar format to the morning or afternoon ½ day lessons we have mentioned earlier, race and freestyle options are added. Similarly to the ½ day lessons the freestyle lessons also last for between 2 hours 15 minutes and 2 hours thirty minutes, but for the race training morning session is 3 ½ hours (until 12:30am and 2 ½ hours if selecting the afternoon option).

Six ½ Days Ski Lessons (Mornings or Afternoon)

159:00 €

Six Days Ski Lessons - In The Morning and Afternoon

259:00 €

Three ½ Day Snowboard Lessons (12:00am - 2:30pm)

104:00 €

Six ½ Day Snowboard Lessons (Morning or Afternoons)

169:00 €

OFF- PISTE & RACE TRAINING

If you reached that level where black runs just aren't challenging you any more, perhaps it's time to step off the piste and experience the delights of off-piste skiing. Not to be taken lightly, ESF Instructors will take you through both the technical skills required, the risks, and general safety (NB: Notwithstanding off-piste craft (safety) however is a life times work and can't be taught in a lesson, or even six). Alternatively, if carving GS turns and racing through gates is your thing, then the ESF training sessions are sure to put a massive smile on your face everyday!

Six Race Training Sessions (3 ½ hours per session)

218:00 €

One Off-Piste Day (Group)

98:00 €

Three Off-Piste Days (Group)

267:00 €

NB: Race Training lessons are for highly competent skiers only. Off-piste sessions are for competent, advanced skiers or above only – skiers highly competent on blacks and varied terrain.

PRIVATE LESSONS & GUIDING

Private lessons are particularly good at homing in on the one or two specific elements you want to improve, or for progressing quickly on to a new level and / or terrain.

As well as lessons on piste, our partners at ESF are also able to provide lessons off-piste, as well as guiding too, including the Valle Blanche, Chamonix's world famous, spectacular off-piste route that starts at th top of l'Aiguille du Midi at 3,942m and finishes at the valley floor (1,050m when snow conditions permit - if not, at the Mer de Glace).

PRIVATE LESSONS - HOURLY RATES

It is possible to have an hours lesson but we don't recommend such as we feel it doesn't give you, or your instructor, sufficient time to explain the techniques, and practice accordingly. We have shown the hour pricing however as you of course know best what you require, and what suits you accordingly.

1 Hour Private Lesson (1 - 2 People)

46:50 €

1 ½ Hours Private Lesson (1 - 2 People)

70:00 €

2 Hours Private Lesson (1 - 2 People)

92:00 €

2 ½ Hours Private Lesson (1 - 2 People)

113:50 €

1 ½ Hour Private Lesson (3 - 5 People)

89:00 €

2 Hour Private Lesson (3 - 5 People)

116:00 €

2 ½ Hour Private Lesson (3 - 5 People)

141:00 €

OFF-PISTE LESSONS & SKI GUIDING

Just as you thought you had conquered skiing and snowboarding you've discovered off-piste. Never (in our opinion) is there anywhere better for touring than Chamonix, once you've stepped off, there's no going back! This said, it should never be underestimated from a technical, or a safety perspective. Hence why we think a series of lessons with ESF are a must. It is a complicated craft and takes time to gain a competent level, so why not start that process this holiday?

½ Day Ski or Snowboard Guiding

210:00 €

1 Days Ski or Snowboard Guiding

360:00 €

NB: Off-piste sessions are for competent (very good) skiers / snowboarders or above only. Skiers and snowboarders should be competent controlling their speed on steep and varied terrain.

Please Note: Prices quoted are for winter 2019 / 2020. In exceptional circumstances they may occasionally be subject to change during the season. In such cases, we will notify you accordingly prior to booking on such rare occasions and if after booking, offer to accept the new price or a full refund.

SUMMARY TABLE

FOR MORE DETAILED INFORMATION SEE BELOW

AGE
ESF PROGRAMME
DAYS
SKI
BOARD
PRICE

3 - 5

Piou Piou Club (Lesson) - Morning Or Afternoon (Sat / Sun Only)

1 x ½

Yes

No

34:00 €

3 - 5

Piou Piou Club (Standard Lesson) - Morning Or Afternoon

6 x ½

Yes

No

161:00 €

3 - 12

Crocski - ½ Day Lesson, Lunch & Child Care Upto 2pm (Sat / Sun Only)

1 Day

Yes

6yrs+

65:00 €

3 - 12

Boule de Neige - ½ Day Lesson, Lunch & Child Care Upto 5pm (Sat / Sun Only)

1 Day

Yes

6yrs+

70:00 €

3 - 12

Crockski (Morning) - ½ Day Lesson, Lunch & Child Care - 9:15 am to 2pm

6 Days

Yes

6yrs+

320:00 €

3 - 12

Crockski (Afternoon) - ½ Day Lesson, Lunch & Child Care - 11:45 am to 5pm

6 Days

Yes

6yrs+

320:00 €

3 - 12

Bouliski - Lesson Morning & Afternoon, Lunch & Child Care Until 5pm

6 Days

Yes

6yrs+

412:00 €

5+

½ Day Ski Lesson (Morning or Afternoon)

6 Days

Yes

No

159:00 €

5+

½ Day Snowboard Lesson (Morning or Afternoon)

6 Days

No

Yes

169:00 €

5+

2 x ½ Day Lessons (Morning and Afternoon - Lunchtime Not Included)

6 Days

Yes

No

259:00 €

5+

3 Day Snowboarding Beginner Lessons (12:00am to 2:30pm)

6 Days

Yes

Yes

104:00 €

All Ages

1 Hour Private Lessons For 1 or 2 People

1 Lesson

Yes

Yes

46:50 €

All Ages

1 ½ Hour Private Lessons For 1 or 2 People

1 Lesson

Yes

Yes

70:00 €

All Ages

2 Hour Private Lessons For 1 or 2 People

1 Lesson

Yes

Yes

92:00 €

All Ages

2 Hour Private Lessons For 3 to 5 People

1 Lesson

Yes

Yes

116:00 €

All Ages

2 ½ Hour Private Lessons For 1 or 2 People

1 Lesson

Yes

Yes

113:50 €

All Ages

2 ½ Hour Private Lessons For 3 to 5 People

1 Lesson

Yes

Yes

141:50 €

14+

½ Day Guided (14 - 17 Yrs With Parental Consent) - Max 5 People)

1 Day

Yes

Yes

210:00 €

14+

1 Day Guided (14 - 17 Yrs With Parental Consent) - Max 5 People)

1 Day

Yes

Yes

360:00 €

EMAIL: contact@chamonixexclusive.com

TEL: +44 (0) 7483 214 246