Ski Lessons with ESF

Ski LessonsWhether you are a beginner taking your first runs or someone who is just looking to brush up on your technique we recommend the ESF in Les Gets.

The ski school has provided lessons for Hotel Christiania guests – young and old over many years.

We’ve listed outline costs and timings below and pre-booking is advised especially in high season dates to avoid disappointment.

Lessons for all categories and age groups take place at the same times although they vary during the French Holiday period.

Times
From 18/12/101 to 10/02/12 10h-12h30 and 14h-16h 30
From 12/02/12 to 09/03/12 9h-11h and/or  11h15-13h15 and/or 14h45-17h
From  11/03/12 to 23/03/12 10h-12h30 and 14h-16h30
From 25/03/12 to the end of the ski season 10h-13h

 

Children Under 5 years old

Ski LessonsLessons from Sunday to Friday for child beginners from 3 to 5 years old.

“PIOU PIOU” : From the age of 3 years. Skiing Discovery. Program : 50 % of the time is devoted to learning to ski and 50 % to indoor or outdoor games in a protected area.

“OURSON” : From the age of 4 years. Introduction to ski in a special area with qualified patient staff and instructors in the best fun atmosphere for their first experiences of skiing. Your child will find the best fun atmosphere for its experiences of skiing and special structures to encourage learning in a reserved ski area.

Tariffs
1 ticket to try 35 €
1 week half days lessons (mornings or afternoons) 130 €
6 mornings 11h15-13h15 (February French school holidays) 130 €
6 mornings and afternoon 208 €
6 mornings 11h15-13h15 and afternoons (February French school holidays) 208 €
From 25/03/12 to the end of the season :
1 lesson 41 €
6 mornings 155 €

 

Children Over 5 years old

Ski LessonsLessons take place from Sunday to Friday with a minimum of 5 persons. The kids are put into differnt classes based on ability from the beginners Flocon (snowflake) Group, through one, two and three star classes.

The first day at ski school can be quite frantic and it is suggested that you are there in plenty of time to drop your kids off and care should be taken not to give your beginner five year old a three star bib in error – I can assure you from experience it happens…

Kids are sometimes moved between classes if they are not in the appropriate group. Lessona are normally two and a half hours in the morning and or afternoon depending on whether you take half or full day. In the high season from 13th of February the lesson times are different with each session being only two hours.

Lesson Prices

Lessons can be purchased in a variety of ways and with or without ski passes included. You will need a valid Les Gets ski pass for all lessons.

Tariffs
1 trial ticket 32 €
6 mornings 120 €
6 afternoons 120 €
6 mornings 11h15-13h15 (February French school holidays) 120 €
6 mornings and afternoons 192 €
6 mornings 11h15-13h15 and afternoons (February French school holidays) 192 €
From 25/03/12 to the end of the season :
1 trial ticket 38 €
6 mornings 143 €

 

Beginner Pack

If you’re looking to make things a little easier on yourself you could advance book a beginner pack for your kids. For children in “beginner” class, “flocon” class and “1ere etoile” class you can book your lessons complete with with group lessons and a six day ski pass at a special price. It saves both time and money and you just collect your tickets from the ESF Desk in resort.

Tariffs Beginner Flocon 1Ere Etoile
6 mornings 180.70 € 180.70 € 180.70 €
6 afternoons 180.70 € 180.70 € 180.70 €
6 mornings 11h15-13h15
(February French school holidays)
180.70 € 180.70 € 180.70 €
6 mornings and afternoons 252.70 € 252.70 € 252.70 €
6 mornings 11h15-13h15 and afternoons
(February French school holidays)
252.70 € 252.70 € 252.70 €
From 25/03/12 to the end of the season
6 mornings 203.70 € 203.70 € 203.70 €

 

Group Lessons for Adults

Ski LessonsAs with the child lessons the week’s session runs from Sunday to Friday all season with a minimum of 5 persons in each group.

The groups are set by standard of skiing ability and run at the same times as the child lessons above. Again there are the two price options – with or without ski pass.

Tariffs  Adults from 16 year old
1 trial ticket 34 €
6 mornings 139 €
6 afternoons 139 €
6 mornings 11h15-13h15 (February French school holidays) 139 €
6 mornings and afternoons 222 €
6 mornings and afternoons from 11h15 (February french school holidays) 222 €
From 25/03/12 to the end of the season :
1 ticket to try 41 €
6 mornings 166 €

 

Beginner Pack

Adults in beginner classes can take the group lessons inclusive of a 6 day ski pass.

Tariffs
6 mornings 240 €
6 afternoons 240 €
6 mornings 11h15-13h15 (February French school holidays) 240 €
6 mornings and afternoons 323 €
6 mornings and afternoons from 11h15 (February french school holidays) 323 €
From 25/03/12 to the end of the season :
6 mornings 267 €

Visit the ESF Alpine Lessons page on their website for full details

Private Lessons

Private lessons are a great way to improve specifics of your technique. The lessons are priced for one to two people with additional skiers at 9 € per hour

Tariffs
1 hour within the private lesson timetable 39 €
1h30 within the private lesson timetable 58.50 €

Depending on instructors’ availability :

Private Lessons during the morning group lesson all season or afternoon during Xmas & February French School Holidays.

Tariffs
1 hour during morning group lesson. 45 €
1h30 during morning group lesson. 67.50 €

For more information on private lessons visit the ESF website.