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ESF Chamonix - Ski and Guide Company

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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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Excellent lessons

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
Catherine J
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Burton, United Kingdom
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Burton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Me and my girlfriend came to Chamonix for a couples snowboarding holiday. I've been snowboarding before but for my other half this was the first time. We called ahead of or trip and arranged private lessons with ESF for beginners. It was arranged to be picked up from our hotel and learn on the slopes. The gent that picked us... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

My brother and I came to Chamonix after not skiing much for a few years. We booked a 6x half day group lessons with ESF. One of the minor issues with the booking with ESF was figuring out our ski level. The website has 4 levels. We are both confident blue run skiers and could handle some reds. This put... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Recently sent our 4 year old to ski school at Les Plannards, Chamonix. Whilst our son enjoyed it, he was often bored and left standing with no idea of what he should be doing or where he should be going next. There were a number of instructors in the "Ski Garden", who all had a varying levels of interest in... More 

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Both my 7 year old son Micah, and I have had a fantastic experience with these kind and talented instructors. We have never skied before this week and today after the final lesson I took a blue run and my son a red. I recommend this school to all.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

We came to chamonix to learn skiing. Francoise was our instructor for the past 3 days, she was nice, very patient towards us She also recommend places to visit and travel advisory throughout. We gradually get to know how to make turns, going faster, but 3 days is really too short. I wished we could have time and stay longer!... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

My two sons, 25 and 27, and I came to Chamonix to ski off piste and hoped to ski Vallee Blanche. We signed up with the ESF guided trips each day. 10 skiers and 2 guides. On 3 days, the tram to Aiguille du Midi was closed because of bad weather, so we skied St. Gervais and Courmayeur woods, ravines... More 

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Bollington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

I had a superb private lesson with Pascal. I booked last minute and he couldn't have been more encouraging or supportive. Would very highly recommend!

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