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Ski School - Peisey Vallandry 2016-2017

ESF (Ecole du Ski Francais)

Meeting Point:  Plan Peisey (for Chalet Sermoz) or Vallandry Village (for self-catered)

The French Ski School is renowned for quality and tradition and have been teaching skiing in the valley since 1938.  ESF ski school has 140 professionals - instructors and mountain guides, who are able to teach from beginner level, all the way through to perfecting the skills of the expert skier - on and off piste, slalom, snowboarding, snow blading, freestyle, cross country skiing, biathlon and snowshoeing.

The school offer the traditional 6 days of morning or afternoon lessons throughout the season with a maximum of 8 or 10 students per class – plus the possibility to book both sessions at a reduced price (lunchtimes are not included). 

In addition, ESF Vallandry offer “Smart Lessons” for children which are held during the lunchtime period in school holidays where the class sizes are reduced to a maximum of 6 students per class at all levels.  The Badge is included in the ski lesson.

ESF SKI SCHOOL LEVELS – CHILDREN

Level

Description

Piou-Piou

Start getting used to skis and sliding in the snow garden – 3 and 4 year olds

Ourson

Beginner – I’ve never skied before - first steps on the snow – children 4 years +

Flocon

Starting to do snow plough turns

1*

Want to learn basic turns and side slip

2*

Want to learn linking basic turns and to get over little bumps

3*

Perfecting parallel turns with changes in rhythm

Bronze Star

Perfecting parallel turns, learning short swings and how to ski on all types of snow

Gold Star

Discovering all aspects of skiing on all terrain – skier cross, half pipe and big air

Competition

I can ski on all types of snow on all slopes, preparing for slalom race tests

 KI SCHOOL LEVELS – ADULTS 13+

Level

Description

Beginner

Beginner – never skied before

1

I can link snow plough turns together

2

I can side slip and am learning parallel turns

3

I ski parallel on all slopes and would like to perfect short swings, carving, off-piste

Snowboard

(10+ years)

For beginner or advanced, a daily schedule is available for discovering new unexplored trails

 

GROUP LESSON PRICES - MIN 4 PEOPLE

Lesson

Lesson Time

Level

Price

6 x am or pm

Sunday Start

All levels

185.00

5 x am or pm

Monday Start

All levels

173.00

6 x full day

Sunday Start

Children

304.00

5 x full day

Monday Start

Children

285.00

6 x am or pm

Sunday Start

Competition or Freestyle

185.00

5 x am or pm

Monday Start

Competition or Freestyle

173.00

6 x smart lessons

Sunday Start 12h15 to 14h15

Children

143.00

5 x smart lessons

Monday Start 12h15 5o 14h15

Children

134.00





   




      School holiday period is from 18/12/16 to 31/12/16 and from 05/02/17 to 04/03/17

      Group lessons are for a maximum of 8 people per class or 10 per class during the school holiday period.  Snowboard lessons are for maximum of 8 per class. 

       Smart lessons are for children only during the school holiday period with a maximum of 6 children per cla

      Full day lessons are for the am and pm sessions – they do not include the lunchtime period so for children you must collect them at the end of the morning lesson or make arrangements for lunchtime care separately. 

      All children’s lessons include a medal

New Generation Ski School

Meeting Point:  At the bottom of the Vallandry 74 chairlift, just in front of the Bistrot Savoyard

New Generation is a British run ski and snowboard school who have been coaching for 17 years with operations based in 14 resorts across the French and Swiss Alps. 

All lessons are taught in English with small and friendly groups.  All Instructors are fully qualified and are able to teach all levels of skiers or boarders from the base in Vallandry. 

They also offer a number of special lessons or “clinics” aimed at specific skills improvements.  Not all lessons will run every week – depending on the availability of instructors and the booking demand so it is essential to check with us regarding availability and to book early.  As soon as you make your booking, we will check with the ski school and will confirm back to you within a few days.

ADULT SKI LEVELS - 13YRS+ (16YRS+ FOR CLINICS, PROEXPLORE AND INTRO)

Level

Description

1

This is my first time

2

I have tried skiing before, on snow or on a dry slope. I have started to snowplough on the nursery slopes.

3

I am confident snowploughing on green and blue runs and my skis are sometimes parallel towards the end of the turn

4

I am nearly parallel but often use a small plough to start a turn

5

I am competent parallel skier and can ski red runs in good conditions but find it a struggle when it gets bumpy, steeper, icy or the snow gets deep

6

I am an advanced parallel skier that can ski all reds, and blacks as well, providing they are not excessively steep or bumpy

7

I can ski most places. Blacks runs are no problem and I enjoy off piste and itinerary runs

 

SNOWBOARDING LEVELS - 10 YRS +

Level

Description

1

I am a complete beginner or I have done an hour or two on a snowboard. I want to learn how to balance, control my speed and turn

2

I can turn heelside to toeside and toeside to heelside on easy terrain such as green run, snowdome or dryslope. I want to learn to turn on blue runs and link my turns together.

3

I am happy turning on blue runs. On green runs I link my turns and carry my speed from one turn to the next. I want to improve my technique so I can ride on steep slopes and ride fast on easy runs

4

I am happy riding on red runs; I can go fast on easy slopes, with basic switch turns

5

I can ride on all marked runs, gripping and carving narrow tracks in the new snow

 

CHILDREN AND TEENAGERS LEVEL

Level

Description

Wallabies

This is my first time, 6-12yrs

Arrows

I can already take lifts (drag, chair) and ski green runs doing good plough turns, 6-12yrs

Young Arrows

Arrow Standard but 5-7yrs only

Bombers

I can happily bomb down blue runs but my skis aren’t always parallel, 6-12yrs

Rockets

I can already ski parallel turns down red slopes, 8-13yrs

NG Freeride Team

I am a strong parallel skier that can ski on all pistes without any trouble. I want an adventure and to master all types of terrain and conditions, 10-13yrs

 

ADULT LESSONS

All group lessons will run subject to sufficient people enrolling in the particular class and will not all necessarily run each week – bookings are therefore subject to confirmation of availability by the ski school.


MORNING COURSES – 2 hours per day 2-8 people

Lessons are run in the mornings, leaving you free for the rest of the day to practice, or ski with family and friends - 5 or 6 day course depending on the start day:

Duration

Start Time

Price

6 days (Sun start)

9h15 or 11h30

239.00

5 days (Mon Start)

9h15 or 11h30

199.00


AFTERNOON TECHNICAL CLINIC – Monday, Wednesday & Friday – 3-6 per clinic

Small group coaching session to focus on skills development – you can also share with friends by booking together.  Clinics can be on or off piste for ski or snowboard.

Time

Duration

Price

14h00

Varies per group size

169.00


EXPLORER - Freestyle, Off Piste, Moguls and more, 3-6 per group

Try something different and learn a new skill in a one-off focused session!  Choices include off piste, carving, bumps, freestyle and cross country. 

Time

Duration

Price

09h00

4 hours

99.00


FIND YOUR SKI LEGS - Sunday – 2-8 per group

It’s important to find your ski legs and ease yourself in gently on the most suitable terrain – so why not book a session for your first day - two Levels available “Blues Cruise” and “Reds and Beyond”:

 

Day

Time

Price

Sunday

14h00 to 16h00

60.00


CHILDREN LESSONS

All group lessons will run subject to sufficient people enrolling in the particular class and will not all necessarily run each week – bookings are therefore subject to confirmation of availability by the ski school.  Children’s lesson will generally run at all levels during the peak school holiday weeks but there is limited availability outside of this period.


GROUP LESSONS - 2-8 CHILDREN PER GROUP

Morning group lessons in small and friendly groups for children aged from 5-13 years

 

Duration

Start Time

Duration

Price

6 days (Sun start)

Sun 11h30 - 13h30

Mon 09h00 – 13h30

(Sun - 2h)

4h30 per day

489.00

5 days (Mon Start)

09h00 or 13h30

4h30 per day

449.00





Whippersnappers – (4-5 years)

Duration

Start Time

Duration

Price

6 days (Sun start)

9h15 or 11h30

2h per day

279.00

5 days (Mon Start)

9h15 or 11h30

2h per day

239.00


 

Christmas and New Year 2016/17


During Christmas and New Year holidays during winter 2016/17 all our group lessons will run for 3hrs a day, over 3 days, to accommodate guests arriving on various days with the holidays falling at the weekend. Groups will be limited to a maximum of 6 per group so we can offer more one-on-one time in the slightly shorter groups.

Season

Start Time

Duration

Price

Christmas and

New Year

09h00 or 13h00

3 hours

199.00

 

PRIVATE INSTRUCTORS

Both the ski schools we work with in Vallandry are able to offer privates lessons in addition to the group options above – for private lessons all participants must be at the same level and age group.

ESF PEISEY-VALLANDRY

2 Hours

12h15 to 14h15

88.00

132.00

All Day “Privileged”

Low Season

338.00 (10€ extra per.)

All Day “Privileged”

Peak Season

405.00





Peak season/school holidays are from 18/12/16 to 03/01/17 and from 05/02/17 to 04/03/17


NEW GENERATION

Duration

Group

Price

Extra Person

2 Hours

1-2 people

139.00

20.00

2.5 Hours

1-2 people

169.00

25.00

3 Hours

1-2 people

229.00

30.00

4 Hours

1-2 people

269.00

40.00

Full Day (6 Hours)

1-3 people

369.00

50.00


PRIVATE CHILDCARE

LE TOM POUCE (NOT PRE-BOOKED)

Private creche facilities for children from 1 to 6 years

The crèche is located at the foot of the Vallandry slopes and caters for up to 35 children aged from 1 to 6 years old.  There are only 5 places available for children aged 1 or 2 so early booking is essential. For more details, please refer to their website. *Prices shown are for 2015-16

Times

Price (1 day)

Price (6 days)

Morning 08h30 to 12h00

25.00

135.00

Morning with meal 08h30 to 13h30

40.00

225.00

Afternoon 13h30 to 17h30

25.00

135.00

Afternoon with meal 12h00 to 17h30( 2 yrs+)

40.00

225.00

All day with meal 08h30 to 17h30

58.00

315.00

All day 08h30 to 12h00 and 13h30 to 17h30

49.00

265.00

Evening only during school holidays

19h00 to 22h00

48.00

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