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ESF Avoriaz Ski School, Avoriaz

Ski & snowboard lessons with the largest ski school

This renowned French ski school is known for the quality of its tuition. They have over 180 instructors who are constantly adapting their know-how and services to provide excellent safe learning.

Whatever your level this ski school can help you; having a lesson is the best way to learn and develop your skills. ESF have plenty of English speaking instructors to help you progress quickly without having the additional challenge of a communication barrier.

Both group lessons and private tuition are available and children as young as 4 can hit the baby slopes to have their first ski experience.

For experienced adults and older children there are also specific lessons such as freestyle tricks in the snowpark - Big Air Bag, half-pipe, ski-cross, rails, box, etc...

Alternatively you could try one of several high mountain activities on offer, from cross-country skiing to ski touring and handiski.

For general group lessons price information is listed below. 

Group Ski Instruction for Adults: (Subject to change during School Holidays)

  • 1 Morning session: 38€
  • 1 Afternoon session: 44€
  • 1 Full Day session: 51€
  • 6 Afternoon sessions: 162€
  • 6 Morning sessions: 152€
  • 6 Full day sessions: 239€

Group Snowboard Instruction for Adults: (Subject to change during School Holidays)

  • 1 Half day session: 44€
  • 6 Half day sessions: 181€
  • 6 Full day sessions: 222€

Private Ski Lessons

You can also book a private instructor for a special experience such as powder skiing or slalom training, either by yourself or with a group of friends. 

Prices for Adults: (Subject to change during New Year's Week and February French Holidays)

  • 1 Hour Session: 51€
  • 1.5 Hour Session: 71€
  • 2 Hour Session: 93€
  • 6 x 2 Hour Sessions: 528€

Where to meet

  • Place Jean Vuarnet/cable car arrival : Individual Lessons and Workshops.
  • Plateau : Kindergarten and Group Lessons.


Visitor comments

  • "Great instructors. Can't praise them enough. Greatly improved my technique and got to see some interesting pistes (as well as some hits piste). Thank you Jean Paul Charles and Nicolas Piet!" -  Trip Advisor
  • "Good advice and explanations from Christophe, who spoke English quite well (he switched to French every now and then when he realized we understood quite a bit of that as well, which didn't bother us much)." -  Trip Advisor
  • "My 2 children, 6 & 4yrs old, spent a week learning at ESF on the plateau. Both really enjoyed themselves and made excellent progress over the week. Instructors were friendly and helpful. Very central and efficient." -  Trip Advisor
  • "My kids went to ESF Avoriaz at the Plateau. It is centrally located and kids had a good time. The kids learnt a lot of things pretty fast and it seems like they are pushed well to learn." -  Trip Advisor
  • "Our first time skiing was made into a great experience by our instructor; Marie-Laure. Despite the lack of fresh snow (we were there over Christmas) she ensured we were safe on busier piste's than expected. Her English was very good, made herself understood very well and had great patience, which was very much needed. We also had a young teenager with additional needs in our party. He had one-two-one lessons booked with Francois, but ended up being taken on all kinds of runs in a 'handy-ski' ski cart, which he loved. This also meant that the one experienced skier in our party was able to tag along and get some tips from Francois. He also took out one of the adults down the faster runs, which was exhilarating!" -  Trip Advisor

Booking Arrangements

Child policy

Children as young as 4 can learn to ski with this ski school in a specially designed ski garden. 


  • Families & Kids
  • Childcare
  • Kids' Club / Activities
  • Kids' lessons


  • Activities
  • Cross-Country Skiing
  • Handiski / Sit-Ski
  • Heli-Ski
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Telemarking
  • Events
  • Activities
  • Lessons
  • Adult Lessons
  • Childrens Lessons
  • Freestyle/Freeride Lessons
  • Group Lessons
  • Handiski Lessons
  • Off Piste/Backcountry Lessons
  • Private Lessons
  • Ski Lessons
  • Snowboard Lessons
  • Steep Skiing Lessons
  • Telemark Lessons


  • Open Seasons
  • Spring
  • Winter
  • Address
  • 83 Place Jean Vuarnet
  • 74110