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ESF Chamonix - Ski and Guide Company

Place de l'Eglise, 74 400 Chamonix, France
33 (0)4 50 53 22 57
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Ranked #13 of 23 activities in Chamonix
Type: Classes/Workshops
Most recent review
- Apr 11, 2014
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English first
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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61 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
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
1 review
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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15 reviews 15 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

We never skiing and sign up at Savoy which is closed to Club Med. The teacher is teaching patiently the basic and provided us the sledge for the kids while teaching. So kids can do something on their own. Jeane is good teacher and english is reasonable. It is a private lesson and he gave the basic understanding on skiing.

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Kingston, Ontario, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

I had a miserable experience with the adult group lesson. In my opinion, it was the worst adult instruction I have ever received in any sport. Further, the class was held in a crowded area. I have recommended to others to stay far away.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

This was an awesome experience, my tour guide - Manu was fantastic. I loved the experience of doing something I thought I'd never be able do. Thank you ESF!!

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Fremont, California
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3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

My experience was tour Mont Blanc . Guides were excellent , but I do not understand tipping culture. Everywhere in Europe no tips required. But in the end of tour Mont Blanc their tip amount is whopping 10% of trip land cost ( trip cost 4500$,so expectation of 450$ !!) holy cow I thought after shelling out 5.5 k$ I... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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53 reviews 53 reviews
17 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

I have just completed a week of group lessons with ESF in Chamonix as a beginner. We didn't move too fast as groups were divided on the first day by ability and then people could move up or down a level as they felt comfortable with no hassle. There was a great variety of places we visited...Savoy, Les Planards, La... More

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Mobberley, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

Really rated this ski school and the pre/after lesson care in the Club Enfants (based at Le Savoy). My 6 year old was very happy with it so we were too!! The staff were friendly and welcoming, giving a very good impression of looking after the children well in the Club Enfants. The Ski Instructor spoke good english too and... More

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