French Ski School (ESF)

28 place de l'Office de Tourisme
74340 Samoëns

Opening

From 17/12/2022 to 16/04/2023, daily.

More than 70 years of existence. Qualified instructors at your service every day of the week, for rapid progress in skiing. Discover or rediscover alpine skiing, snowboarding, telemark, cross-country skiing ... (160 instructors).

The advantages of the ESF Samoëns:
160 monitors present throughout the season.
A spacious and functional kindergarten.
Lessons assured all winter.
10 levels for children alpine skiing.
3 levels for adult alpine skiing.
4 snowboard levels.
3 offices between the village and the slopes.
A meeting point at the exit of the Grand-Massif Express gondola.
Multi-skilled instructors at your disposal.
Products adapted to your request.

Activités proposées

Downill skiing group lessons for adults

Learn how to ski in a group (from 13 years and over). From Sunday to Friday or Monday to Saturday depending on the period.

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Ski lessons - Children Max 7

Mini group lessons for children from 6 years to 12 years of age (small groups of 6 kids maximum). Levels : beginner up to competition. Only available during the New Year and February holidays.

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Downhill skiing group lessons for children

Group lessons for children. Half-day or full-day. 7 levels of ability for children. From 6 to 12 years of age. Courses available throughout the season.

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Ski - Races and competitions

Get ready to race! Compete against others and compare your results.

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Skiing for the disabled

Ski even if you are disabled! Our specially-trained instructors are on hand with specially adapted equipment provided through the Samoëns Handi-Glisse Association.

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Telemark lessons

With flexed knees and your heels free, this is a traditional discipline that has come back into fashion.

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Biathlon lessons

Combination of cross-country skiing and shooting with a laser rifle.

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Discovery outing - Snowshoe trekking

Walk gently through snowy forests and over untouched peaks to find tranquillity within the winter landscape. Ideal for non-skiers seeking a quiet, alternative way of exploring the alpine landscape.

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Ski - Ski Open trials

The Ski Open (national rankings for skiers) operates when you take part in Chamois or Flèche competitions.

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Ski : The Piou-Piou Club

A playful space specially designed to learn how to ski while having fun. Reserved for children over 3 years old and under 6 years old, beginner or having Piou-Piou, Blanchot, Sifflote or Garolou medal.

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Snowboard group lessons for children

Learn to snowboard with qualified instructors who reveal all the secrets of snowboarding so that you can experience new thrills in complete safety. From 10 years and above.

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Private lessons on the Grand-Massif ski area

An instructor just for you, to help you make quick progress in skiing, snowboarding, Telemark skiing freestyle and cross-country skiing.

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Ski - VIP Sessions

Discover or rediscover the charms of the ski slopes on or near the Grand-Massif. Get a qualified instructor to guide you on the slopes, for a day or more.

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Ski - Competition course for children

6 or 7 day courses (4 hours per day) to perfect your technique and improve your Ski Open ranking by taking part in races organised by the French Ski School. During French school holidays only.

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Lesson - Helicopter skiing lesson -

If off-piste skiing is your thing, try helicopter skiing and see the lesser-known places. Get away for a day or more and take advantage of this unique, unforgettable holiday experience.

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Ski - Piou-Piou Max 7

Intensive teaching in small groups of 6 maximum in a specially laid out site perfect for younger children aged from 3 years to 6 years old, skiing for the first time or having already obtained their Piou-Piou, Blanchot, Sifflote or Garolou ...

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Snowboard group lessons for teens

Learn to snowboard with qualified instructors who reveal all the secrets of snowboarding so that you can experience new thrills in complete safety.

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Snowboard group lessons for adults

Learn to snowboard with qualified instructors who reveal all the secrets of snowboarding so that you can experience new thrills in complete safety.

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Competition Course for Teens

Course of 6 or 7 days (4 hours per day) to perfect your technique and improve your Ski Open ranking by taking part in races organised by the French Ski School. During French school holidays only.

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Discovery outing - Nordic skiing

Where discoveries of virgin snow are in abundance. Make your trace in powder with ESF.

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Challenge Team-Building

Group cohesion, sharing, stimulation... The teams meet around different sports and/or leisure activities. A moment of exchange between employees !

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Ski lessons - Freeski Max 7

Take one of the leisure courses for a fun approach to freeskiing. Supervised by experienced instructors, you can progress at your own pace.

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Ski Session Max 5

Mini group lessons from 13 years and above (small groups of 6 people maximum). Levels : beginner up to class 3.

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Skating group lessons

Discover the pleasures of cross-country skiing (skating)

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