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Adapted and assisted ski and snowboard lessons for everyone

The Ecole du Ski Francais is actively involved in HELPING ANYONE affected WITH disability, life-changing, life-challenging, special needs or similar conditions.

Every year instructors follow advanced training so that they can teach all types of conditions including physical or learning disability. More and more schools are acquiring equipment suitable for skiers including sit skis, uniskis and dual-skis. They will help you to explore the mountain environment, discovering and sharing the thrills of snowsports and pushing back the limits of disability to autonomy. It is essential to contact the ESF of your choice before your holiday to book your instructor and equipment.

The ESF also works closely in many resorts with the charity Ski 2 Freedom Foundation who can help with all your specialist needs to make your holiday into something special. Ski 2 Freedom has been working in close partnership with the ESF for over 10 years.

They can help advise anyone affected by disability, life-changing, life-challenging, special needs or similar conditions (physical, cognitive, degenerative, genetic, sensory, congenital, audio, trauma, neurological or mental).

TYPES OF LESSONS AVAILABLE PRIVATE

For many children and adults, having a private instructor is going to be the best way of learning or progressing your skiing ability. This can be standing, learning to use the sit-ski or being guided around the mountain with family and friends.

GROUP
For some people it is possible to join in a group lesson but it is vital that you give as much information as possible on your condition or that of your child so that the ski school can ensure this is going to work for you. In some cases, a private instructor will be used at the beginning of your holiday and then, if they feel it is appropriate, you can transfer to a group lesson

HIRE AN INSTRUCTOR
This is very much under the same idea as a Private instructor. However, it is also possible to hire an instructor to take you and your friends and family for a day out on the mountain.

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The types of lessons available

At ESF a Private Lesson gives you the chance to work on your Skiing, Snowboarding or Nordic Skiing technique under the watchful eye of an experienced ESF instructor. 

Whatever your discipline, level or age a Private Lesson with ESF is an experience that will not disappoint. We try and offer the following opportunities: 

  • An analysis and correction of your mistakes. 
  • A choice of specific exercises for making faster progress. 
  •  Advice on how to overcome apprehension. 
  •  A review the basics. 
  •  Maybe try a different discipline like biathlon. 
  •  Try new techniques and other sports. 
Private Lessons are different in every resort so be sure to contact your chosen school before you arrive.

Private Lessons for people with a disability or in need of assistance can also be arranged but will depend on an individuals needs or requirements. In this case please speak directly with your chosen ski school.
At ESF, Group Lessons are popular in all disciplines from Skiing, Snowboarding and in Nordic Ski. 

A typical Group Lesson can consist of a group of between 2 to 10 people. Individuals are selected at the beginning of the week based on previous ESF experience and class levels achieved. All groups are instructed by an experienced ESF professional equipped for all terrains and conditions.

From complete beginners to the expert skier wanting to improve technique, ESF offer the best access to the slopes, a total discovery of the ski area chosen, unlimited opportunities to improve and fun and friendly instructors. Over 80% of ESF instructors now speak English. 

Group Lessons for people with a disability or in need of assistance can also be arranged but will depend on an individuals needs or requirements. In this case please speak directly with your chosen ski school.
For a total experience in learning you can Hire an Instructor for a complete personal or group experience.

Unlike a Private Lesson your instructor can be booked for the morning, afternoon or all day and will be on hand to give 100% personal instruction on technique, mountain access, mountain safety and full and unrivalled experience on the mountains.

Lessons for people with a disability or in need of assistance can also be arranged but will depend on an individuals needs or requirements. In this case please speak directly with your chosen ski school.