Founded in 1972 by the late Jean Béranger, when there were only a few buildings in Val Thorens, our ski school grew as Val Thorens developed, and has adapted to new disciplines such as snowboarding.
The ESF has always been involved in the big events organised by the resort, the most recent being the Skicross World Cup.
Today, we have more than 200 instructors, who come from the four corners of France, and even further afield: there are instructors from the UK, Quebec, Japan, Vietnam and Poland. This diversity within our team of instructors means we can guarantee a quality service for our international clientele.
The ESF in Val Thorens can meet the demand for tuition in specialist areas, such as freeride or freestyle. Our clients benefit from the skills and specialities of each of our instructors, to meet their personal requirements.