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Address: Place de l'Eglise, 74 400, Chamonix, France
Phone Number: 33 (0)4 50 53 22 57
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Good for guided/group off-piste

I booked a day of private guided off-piste skiing and a day of ESF’s Mt. Blanc discovery program and had a great time! The guides (Georges and Fleur) were extremely friendly and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Vert1467
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Boston, Massachusetts
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had a guy called Philip as our instructor.We were 3 of us and were really looking forward to the full day ski lesson for beginners.No energy whatsoever and didn't want to talk as well.Only thing he had to say was " Just look at where you want to go and your body will automatically follow" That's it! Easy money... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I booked a day of private guided off-piste skiing and a day of ESF’s Mt. Blanc discovery program and had a great time! The guides (Georges and Fleur) were extremely friendly and great to spend the day with. Mt. Blanc Discovery – Great value option for guided off-piste skiing to see a lot of areas you might not on your... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Worth every penny! Had so much fun and made progress in just a one day private lesson after spending the previous two days with another school falling over all the time thinking we would never get any good at it. Pierre broke everything down into simple steps that are easy to remember which helped us to progress much quicker. By... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Because I wanted to be able to keep up with my friends, I took two Snowboard lessons, starting off with "David" and later with his cousin "Tim". In both cases the instructors were patient and clear with their instructions, and also a good laugh! Results-wise, I feel I progressed surprisingly far in only 2 lessons. I should also mention the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Spent 4 days skiing in Chamonix in les Houches and decided to book 2 mornings of lessons of 3.5 hours each for a private group of 7 people. The lessons were aimed at a beginner’s level. It was very quickly evident that our instructor seemed very disinterested and lacked enthusiasm from day one. It doesn't seem as if these instructors... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

It was half term, it was busy, I should have known better. I'm an ESF veteran myself, I don't expect nose-wiping and cuddles from the staff teaching our little darlings, but I do expect the group to have not started the lesson before the allocated time, and to progress 2eme etoile group beyond snakes of snowplough across the slope after... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Spent 3 days skiing in Chamonix and signed up for the group guiding. The groups were small and the guides excellent. Not only did they know the mountains but also were great at arranging transportation, lunch, and reservations on the trams. They made what would have been a crazy experience skiing Chamonix into something very different. Local knowledge is everything!

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Burton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

The ski instructors at Les Planards were great. My son although refusing to go on one day, rejoined his group and then came on leaps and bounds. I was a beginner and the group was mixed but there was no pressure on me to keep up with the others in the group and I was allowed to progress at my... More 

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Thank Catherine J
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

While there was some good teaching the very poor organisation was obvious. The child lessons are an hour and a half shorter than the adult lessons they where in different locations some over 30 mins away meaning that 8-14 year olds being left. As a result we had a 14 year old girl left on the mountain for four hours... More 

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Hettange-Grande, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

ESF Chamonix Le Savoy...especially Gil and Fred and the ladies at the ESF office near the church you where a huge plus for our first experience in Chamonix. Perfect organisation, very friendly people, excellent service and teachers! Our daughter Helena took her very first course with the Piou Piou section and Gil very patiently showed her the way and my... More 

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