Ski schools in Val d’Isère, France

 

Here we dedicate a page to each of Val d'Isère's ski schools - from the huge and long-established ESF, to the 'boutique' specialist outfits such as Mountain Masters and Alpine Experience, as well as a few private individual instructors like the excellent Yann Le Bozec. On each of these pages you'll find contact details, the approximate number of instructors in the school, class sizes and prices (mostly in euros).

We at YSE, or our families and friends, have had good personal experience with the following instructors and ski schools:

Instructors

Yann Le Bozec (for children)

Tansy Bjørklund (Mountain Masters)

Simon McCombe (Mountain Masters)

Pierre Liotard (off-piste)

Serge Strippentoir (off-piste)

Lolo McCallum (for children)

 

Large schools offering group lessons all winter

(the number in brackets shows the aproximate number of instructors in that ski school)

ESF (350+)
EV2 (37)
Oxygène (30)

Largely British, more expensive schools

Progression (22)
Mountain Masters (15)
The Development Centre (15)
New Generation (8)

Off-piste specialists

Alpine Experience (9)

Snowboarding

Pro-snowboard

Race training

Stages Mattis (19)

Please note that ski schools and instructors get booked-up early, particularly during school holidays. YOU SHOULD BOOK LESSONS FOR ANY BEGINNERS OR CHILDREN AS SOON AS YOU BOOK YOUR HOLIDAY.

We are delighted to give advice, but the best way for you to organise the right instruction at the right time is to call or email the ski schools or instructors yourself. They all speak English, though some may not answer the telephone or reply to emails until the autumn.