Ski Schools

Courchevel is a "Famille Plus" resort, offering a range of sports and other activities for your children to give them a mountain of fun!

Let them discover the thrills of winter sports by giving them their first taste of skiing and sledging, and make their holiday in the snow an unforgettable one. The professionals in the resort offer you a wide range of activities, indoor and outdoor, during the day or after a day's skiing, and packages offering a mix of day nursery and skiing lesson.

Give your children the best!

Children's Group Lessons

Children are welcome into limited number, homogenous groups. Progress follows the Star Test System, evaluation is by continual assessment, though to the prestigious 'Fleche' and 'Chamois' badges. The group lessons of the 1850 ESF are a happy mixture of play and technique. Through the years, many good skiers have learned to ski this way and still have fond memories of their instructors.

The Top 6 | New For 2008

The Premium brand of ski lessons for your children. There is a maximum of six per group; they are with their instructor for the whole day, they ski in optimal skiing conditions; they progress technically and are corrected individually. They form a small, privileged group and get the best out of their holiday.

The Top 6 exists for 2nd Star, 3rd Star and Bronze Star.

At Courchevel Skiing For The Kids Is Great Joy And A Must

The Competition Courses

The 'Flechette' courses prepare for the Gold Star and the Flechette (Introduction to giant slalom).

The 'Cabri' courses prepare for the Cabri and the Fleche.

The 'Competition' courses prepare for the Fleche (giant slalom), the Chamois (special slalom) and the fusée (downhill).

This school of performance is where the progress of children and teenagers evolve in a healthy, sportsmanlike atmosphere. They approach the end of a progression that began with the Children's Village and continued through the group lessons and the Top 6.

These courses distinguish themselves regularly with excellent results in the national 'Etoile d'Or and 'Ski d'Or' competitions (6 times winners of the 'Ski d'Or since 1999). Managed by trainers who were or still are highly ranked and successful competitors in there own right, these courses allow, each year, a certain number of youngsters to begin their training to become the next generation of ski instructors.

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Half Days 5 Days 6 Days
Example Rates 5 Mornings
5 Afternoons
Group Lessons €130 €244
Snowboard Camp €270 €340

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ESF Courchevel

For many years now, we have been welcoming an international clientele who have been attracted by the quality of services that Courchevel has to offer. The instructors of the ESF have developed a working knowledge that is practically unique in the world. On a full day engagement they can confidently propose to their clients, made to measure options that reflect the wishes and skiing ability of each individual.

Each morning during the season more than 250 instructors leave to meet their clients in the resorts' hotel for a day skiing. This daily ritual makes our instructors the renowned specialists of the full day private engagement. Conscious of evolving within a demanding resort and environment, our instructors are committed to establish privileged relationships with their clients. Attentiveness and personalization are the key.


French, English, Spanish, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Japanese, Dutch, Hebrew.

La Croisette BP 38 - 73120 Courchevel

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Supreme Ski & Snowboard School

This is a ski school staffed by British and French ski instructors based in Courchevel 1850. Class sizes are restricted too 9 adults and 10 children. All the instructors have priority in the lift queues and carry radios for added safety on the mountain. The school caters for all levels of skiing ability and also offers lessons in snowboarding, telemarking and off-piste.


English, French.

3 Rue Des Verdons - 73120 Courchevel 1850

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Guides de Courchevel

Adapt both your technique and your frame of mind to the activity « off-piste / Freeride ». Your mountain guide will teach you technique, safety and knowledge of the snow. ARVA (transmitter / receiver), shovel, probe and harnesses for glaciers are supplied, ABS to be rented.


Be assessed on your technique on easy off-piste (€37/pers)


Enjoy the sensations of gliding through easy to medium gradient terrain (€65/pers)


Looking for very wide open spaces with virgin snow (€95/pers)

Private guide : full day outings €350 for 1 to 4 persons (€20 per extra person)

And also: heliski-ing, snow shoeing, ice-climbing, ski touring.

Maison de la Montagne - 73120 Courchevel 1850

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Le Centre de Pralong

From the association of French Ski Schools is born this teaching center: the ESF "Centre Pralong". It proposes group lessons for children with a restricted number of participants, as well as private lessons of ski or snowboard.

Rue de Nogentil Chalet ESF - 73120 Courchevel 1850

  • +33 (0) 479 01 15 81
  • + 33 (0) 479 01 16 70

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