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esf ski school in Val Thorens

Want to improve your skiing and snowboarding skills? Book with ESF today for an extraordinary, action-packed winter experience! With 78 runs, 150km of ski area and 263 English-speaking instructors, Val Thorens is a great place to learn how to ski!

Set in the delightful Three Valleys ski region, in the iconic Tarentaise valley (the highest ski resort in Europe!), there is something for those of all ages here at our esf ski school. Founded in 1972 by the late Jean Beranger – an influential figure in French skiing, you will learn to ski and snowboard in a fun and inspiring environment.

The resort itself has an average rating of 4.1/5 and an 89% recommendation score, demonstrating its high level of success. With instructors from France, the UK, Quebec, Japan, Vietnam and Poland, we offer a wide variety of different activities, disciplines and styles!

Listed below is the various ski lessons, snowboarding lessons and other activities we have for you to try here at our esf ski school in Val Thorens! 
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Why we believe our ESF ski school in Val Thorens is the perfect resort for you

A short 1 hour and 40 minute drive from Chambery airport, our esf ski school in Val Thorens is the ultimate skiers paradise. Voted Worlds Best Ski Resort in 2013, Best European Ski Resort 2014 and France’s Best Ski Resort 2013 (amongst other prestigious awards) our ski school is the ideal resort for those of all abilities and ages.

What makes us stand out from the crowd is the top-level skiers and snowboarders that we have had as instructors here at our ski school. From Christine and Jean Beranger to Adrien Theaux, Jean Fred Chapuis, Timothee Theaux, Antoine Diet, Vincent Millet, Valerie Bourdier and Leo Trespeuch, we guarantee you will learn and improve your skills in a fun and thrilling way.

We are pleased to offer so much more than the activities and disciplines we have mentioned above. Below in red, we have highlighted some other activities that we have on offer for you here at our esf ski school in Val Thorens.

There is also information on the nearest resorts, resort height, number of ski lifts and number of snowboard parks we have here at our resort! We want to hear from you! Get in contact with us directly at our ski school today by either calling us via the number below, emailing us or by following the Enquiry Form in the blue bar above.

Start planning a holiday of a lifetime by clicking on the Val Thorens piste map below now!

Ski Lessons in Val Thorens

Small children
  • Nursery for those little ones aged 3-35 months.  
  • Club Piou Piou (aged 3+).  
  • Kids club (3-6 years).  
  • Private lessons.  

Children 4-12
  • Sifflote group lessons (4 years). 
  • Ski group lessons (Ourson to Gold Star).  
  • Competition junior internship (8+ to Gold Star).  
  • Multiski (8 years to Gold Star).  
  • Freeride xs internship (10-12, Gold Star required).  
  • Private lessons.   

  • Group ski lessons.  
  • Freeride/Freestyle internship.  
  • Competition internship.  
  • Multiski.  
  • Private lessons.   

Group ski lessons (beginner to expert).
Off-piste skiing.
Private lessons.

Snowboarding Lessons in Val Thorens

Children 4-12
Group snowboard lessons (ages 7-12, all levels).

Group snowboard lessons
Group snowboard lessons.

  • Snowshoes
- 'Classic Formula': snowshoe walk + explore the mountains.
- Nightwalk + meal.
- Snowshoe excursion.
  • Handiski.   
  • Telemark.   
  • Heliski.   
  • Apres ski.   
  • The opportunity to book a personal instructor.

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We offer more than ski lessons in VAL THORENS

Boarder Cross
Off Piste
Ski Tour

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Useful information about ESF VAL THORENS

  • 287
    Ski / Snowboard Instructors
  • 1800
    Resort height (m)
  • 32
    Number of ski lifts
  • 263
    English speaking Instructors
  • 150
    Ski area (km)
  • 1
    Snowboard parks
  • Number of runs :
  • Green11
  • blue29
  • red29
  • black9

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