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ESF – French ski school


    Throughout the winter the 50 ski instructors at the ESF in Bernex provide instruction adapted to all age groups and all levels.

    Group lessons

    Piou piou

    For children between the ages of 4 to 5 years old
    Let your children learn to ski whilst having fun, the Piou Piou Club is designed especially to teach skiing in complete safety. Your child will learn in a fun and adapted environment. Lesson-length 1h45.


    1 lesson : €55
    5 lessons : €150
    6 lessons : €150


    Children from 6 years old and over, adolescents and adults, will learn from scratch or improve their skills in the company of mountain professionals.

    New: mini groups for children
    During the February holidays, a formula for child beginners (Piou Piou, beginners, snowboard) with a maximum of 6-7 children. Monday to Friday.

    Prices: Adults (13+)

    1 lesson: 60€
    5 lessons: 155€
    6 lessons: 155€

    Prices: Children (6-12)

    1 lesson: 55€
    5 lessons: 150€
    6 lessons: 150€

    The medal is included in the price of group lessons


    Beginners and improvement, lessons (from 5 persons) take place during the school holidays from 10 years old and over.


    1 lesson : €60
    5 lessons : €160
    6 lessons : €160

    Private lessons

    Improve or try these winter sports for the first time (Alpine skiing, snowboarding, freeriding, freestyle, etc.). An instructor will adapt his instruction to provide rapid improvement and a personalised follow-up.

    School holidays

    1 pers. 2 pers. 3 pers. 4 pers.
    1 hour (+€25/add. pers.) €52 €63 €90 €115
    6 x 1 hour €280 €320 €470 €620

    Outside school holidays

    1 pers. 2 pers. 3 pers. 4 pers.
    1 hour (+€25/add. pers.) €52 €63 €90 €115
    1h30 (+€30/add. pers.) €80 €95 €135 €173
    6 x 1 hour €280 €320 €470 €620


    Learn at your own pace or come and discover a new ski domain in a friendly atmosphere with mountain winter sports’ professionals.

    7 persons max Price
    1/2 day (3h30) €250
    Full day (7h) €380

    Timetables of the lessons

    Christmas holiday

    From Sunday to Friday Christmas holidays
    Piou piou 10am-11:45am
    Groups 10am-12 midday
    Competition 10am-12 midday
    Snowboarding 10am-12 midday
    Private lessons 9am-10am 1pm-3pm


    February holiday

    From sunday to friday February holidays
    Small groups 5pm-6:15pm
    Piou piou 9am-10:45am / 11am-12:45pm
    Groups 9am-11am / 11:15am-1:15pm
    Competition 9am-11am / 11:15am-1:15pm
    Snowboarding 9am-11am / 11:15am-1:15pm
    Private lessons 2pm-3pm

    Outside school holidays

    Contact the ESF – French Ski School to have these info depending on your holidays dates.

    Information for parents

    •   To encourage good habits early, we strongly recommend that helmets are be worn.
    •   To allow your child to be more relaxed we request that you do not stay nearby during lessons.
    •   During break-time we provide the children with a snack.
    •   Remember sunglasses, sun cream, and a visit to the toilet before the lesson starts.

    More activities proposed by ESF - French Ski School


    ESF ski instructors also propose off-piste skiing, ski touring, handiski, all as individual or private lessons.


    The ESF, in collaboration with the Tourist Office and ski domain, organise torchlight descents on Thursdays during the school holidays. Times are in the events programme.

    During the February school holidays for the torchlight descents the Bernex ski-club provides a giant fondue in the Maison Bernolande. No reservations required to have an enjoyable time in a friendly atmosphere.


    During the school holidays the ESF organises the Arrows ski test on Thursdays and the Chamois ski tests on Fridays at 12 noon.

    The test: €10


    ecole ski français bernex

    French ski school

    1100, route du Télésiège
    74500 Bernex

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