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Our recommendations & advice for students and parents

For the smooth and successful operation of ESF and lessons, we kindly ask you to adhere to the following:

For successful lessons, it depends on BOTH the Instructor and You...
  • Arrive early at the meeting point on your lesson card. You must be in possession of your card for all lessons even for private lessons.
  • If you choose a package/lessons with a lift pass, your magnetic card must be placed in the left pocket of your jacket which facilitates the entrance controls of each lift.
  • Participation in lessons requires a certain amount of independence, autonomy and willing of participation and the student must take personal responsibility & security for their own safety

Remember to equip your child according to their needs
  • Equipment is not included in our lessons 
  • Children should come prepared & equipped for their lessons (skis & boots), correctly dressed (clothes should be adapted to the outside temperature, but generally: thermals, snowsuit, gloves, ski socks, goggles, sunglasses, mask ). 
  • No poles are required until 1st star (1ère étoile). 
  • A helmet is mandatory

Important information
  • The programs and schedules can be modified during the season by the management of the ESF.  
  • Weather conditions and breakdowns on lifts cannot be attributable to the instructors or ESF
  • If the actual lesson time is reduced for reasons beyond our control, No refund is made.


  • Students are NOT insured by ESF, 
  • To avoid any financial implications of an accident we recommend the Carré Neige; Carré Neige Adult (16.80€/6 days) & Child (14.40€/6 days) 
  • For more information on insurance please see the information on Carré Neige on our website or via the site www.carreneige.com

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    ESF Val Thorens Ecole du ski français
  • ESF Val Thorens Maison de Val Thorens - 73440 Val Thorens
  • Tel : +33 479 000 286