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Piou Piou

Enter the world of ESF Club Piou Piou this winter!


Everything is organised in PIOU PIOU to ensure your little ones treat skiing as something fun and enjoyable.

Most schools have a protected area featuring special equipment including a rope tow, mini-ski tows, moving carpets, structures and welcoming figures to encourage learning male and female instructors to supervise and instruct.

Your child will learn how to overcome the uncomfortable feeling of wearing clunky ski boots, get used to wearing warm clothing and finally be comfortable in skis. At the end of the week your child will receive a Piou Piou Club medal at the end of their stay.

The Piou Piou Club organises tests for the first of the ESF's ability tests called the 'Ourson' qualification. Some ESF schools offer Piou Piou Club packages that include lunch and lunchtime supervision, enabling parents to ski all day. Check with your chosen school when booking.

ESFUK TV in club piou piou
Watch our video on the FLOCON LEVEL
Watch our video on the OURSON TEST
What age can children learn to ski from?
Technically a child can begin to ski as soon as they can run, jump and are out of nappies. However, in terms of their physical ability a broad guideline on when to start them skiing would be from 3 years old.
What age do your lessons start from?
Most ESF resorts offer children's ski lessons for those aged 3 upwards.
How do you teach children to ski?
When your child learns to ski for the first time the emphasis needs to be on having fun. At ESF this is an important part of the process alongside getting the children used to the atmosphere, bulky clothing and heavy ski boots. Our professional team of qualified instructors know exactly what to do.

By playing fun games in the snow and using your child's skis as part of the process they soon become more open with the environment and how to use wear and handle their skis. Then the wonderful world of Piou Piou and friends takes hold.