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ESF Val Thorens

Immeuble Bruyere Shuss, 73440 Val Thorens, Saint-Martin-de-Belleville, France
+33 4 79 00 02 86
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Overall very good but some instructors need pedagogical training

I booked group lessons for my 4 kids (ages from 5 to 13), all ski beginners. They all enjoyed it... read more

Reviewed April 29, 2017
Poor instructions

I and three friends booked a day-long private ski instructor from ESF. All of us were... read more

Reviewed March 19, 2017
Caio M
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L'Ecole du Ski Français de Val Thorens vous invite à découvrir, avec ses 180 moniteurs, le plaisir de glisser dans la plus haute station de sports d'hiver d'Europe, au coeur du plus grand domaine skiable au monde ! Découvrez tout un monde de plaisir, en toute sécurité, grâce à la compétence et l'expérience des moniteurs de l'ESF.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good22%
  • Average3%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible17%
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Immeuble Bruyere Shuss, 73440 Val Thorens, Saint-Martin-de-Belleville, France
+33 4 79 00 02 86
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Reviewed April 29, 2017

I booked group lessons for my 4 kids (ages from 5 to 13), all ski beginners. They all enjoyed it and made a lot of progress. There was some appreciated flexibility to move from one level group to another during the week depending on the...More

Thank jugjug92
Reviewed March 19, 2017 via mobile

I and three friends booked a day-long private ski instructor from ESF. All of us were beginners/intermediate skiers. The instructor was really bad. He really couldn't care less if we would learn anything. He basically skied down many different pistes all day long and asked...More

Thank Caio M
Reviewed March 19, 2017 via mobile

Instructor was lazy and teach nothing on techniques. It was mostly just follow him to ski down the slope. Gives nearly no input to improve skills. Wouldn't recommend anyone to take ski lessons with them.

Thank Meteorrain
Reviewed March 8, 2017

We booked my 3 and 4.5 year old into group lessons. We pulled them both out on the first day. In fact I refused to leave my 3 year old in the Poiu poiu class as there were 20 kids crying and screaming in a...More

1  Thank Rebecca B
Reviewed February 19, 2017

Our 15 month old son had 5 afternoons booked in the ESF Montana nursery in Val Thorens. He was very upset at the end of the first afternoon, despite not having such problems with his nursery at home. I didn't take him there on day...More

3  Thank Joseph A
Reviewed January 9, 2017

We returned to Val Thorens and used ESF once again for our children's private ski lessons. Our eldest, age 9, has now been with ESF on five occasions and was 2 seconds away from getting her gold medal. Our instructor, Lou, made our girl's lessons...More

Thank James P
Reviewed January 5, 2017 via mobile

I got to Val Thorens with absolutely no skiing skills and hardly knew how to wear the ski shoes right. I decided to take classes in the esf ski school and It was an excellent decision. (6 group lessons, one every day of 2 and...More

Thank shirlim2017
Reviewed December 31, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I on our first day in resort booked some private coaching with esf as we'd had a great experience with them in Tignes. We were extremely pleased again. Frederick took us out and the lesson and teaching points were excellent. It really...More

Thank DangerousPaddy
Reviewed December 28, 2016 via mobile

I arrived at 8.50 am meeting point for my daughters 1st day of 6-day group lesson pre-booked. I was assured by my ski rep that there would be English-speaking instructors to greet us and teach my daughter. The guy at the desk spoke "little English...More

1  Thank UKdoctorOverseas
Reviewed May 14, 2016

Got my dauther skiing thanks to one of their teachers, an italian who spoke portuguese. Very pro and very friendly.

Thank Joao Pedro J
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