Ski Schools & Instructors

  • Caring environment for the children to have their first taste of skiing

    Caring environment for the children to have their first taste of skiing

  • Children and adults alike benefit from great tuition

    Children and adults alike benefit from great tuition

  • Lessons are available to suit all standards from beginner to off-piste

    Lessons are available to suit all standards from beginner to off-piste

  • Learn to ski in picturesque Megeve

    Learn to ski in picturesque Megeve

00334 50 21 00 97

The ESF offers group lessons in English, as well as private lessons. They are the cheapest option although at peak times group lessons can be large. During the season ring ESF Caboche 0033 4 50 58 72 54 to book group and private lessons although check availability for private lessons with instructors below.  For the Sylvana/Clochettes book private lessons departing from Rochebrune and group (in English) from the Caboche.  For all other chalets, lessons departing from the Caboche are easiest. Group lessons cost 173€ for 5 mornings.  The price for a private 1 hour lesson is: €49 (1-2 persons) or €66 (3-5 persons). Prices quoted are outside of school holidays.

They also offer ski touring lessons and cross country.  The cross country lessons are from Mont d'Arbois.

The ESF Piou Piou clubs at the Caboche and Mont d'arbois are designed to welcome smaller skiers. The buildings and play area have been designed specifically for children with a large play area both inside and out plus a sleeping area and dinning area. All the staff are fully qualified ensuring that your little ones can discover the joys of snow and skiing in safety and at their own speed.

The following instructors have been recommended by other guests:

Katie Campbell - Loves teaching skiing generally but is particularly gifted with nervous skiers, beginners and intermediates especially: mob 00336 2198 7615 E-mail: [email protected]

Sandra Tissot: Good all round ski instructor - any level.  E-mail [email protected]

Alex Perinet: primarily a really great mountain guide so if you want an off-piste day do contact him but he does also do the odd lesson for the ESF. E-mail: [email protected]

Clovis Apertet: teaches skiing and snowboard.  Dynamic, friendly young man, good teacher.  E-mail: [email protected] Phone: 0033 7 77 75 15 28

Bogdan Olaru: friendly Romanian instructor who speaks excellent English and German.  He has been doing competition for the last 15 years but loves to work with all ages and abilities.  Email: [email protected]  Phone: 00 40 72 39 31 259

Catherine Roussel: E-mail [email protected] Mob: 00336 9823 8403

Christian Dupont: also has experience teaching people with disabilities. E-mail: [email protected] Mob: 00336 0837 5584

Frederic Azzolin: E-mail [email protected] Mobile: 00336 2137 5369

Bernard Feige: E-mail  [email protected]

Stephane Azambre: Speaks Russian as well as English.  Good for higher standards as well as beginners. Phone: 0033 6 32 43 98 08

Christophe Grosset: Speaks good English and very friendly and helpful.  Email: [email protected].  Mobile: 0336 18 64 23 82

00334 50 58 78 88

Oxygene was formally the ESI.  It is smaller than the ESF and the meeting point is usually at Mont d'Arbois which is not so convenient although from our chalet/hotel Rond Point you can catch the bus straight up to Mont d'Arbois so can work for those staying here or at the Roseau or Chamois. They offer private lessons and children/teens group lessons (maximum of 6).  Private lessons: €60 per hour 1 to 2 persons incl.  Group lessons:  €255 per week -  Monday-Friday mornings or afternoons.  They also offer lunch as an option if you're looking for longer childcare choices or even full day tuition.  Also offering ski touring lessons.

Evolution 2
0033 (0)6 85 12 35 37

A relatively new ski school in Megeve, it operates from Ski Concept which is one of the ski shops we use and is handily located at the bottom of the Chamois lift right in the centre of the town.  Ski school lessons meet at Ski Concept (also called Twinner) so is a viable alternative to the ESF for those staying in the Rond Point, Chalet Roseau, Chamois apartmente, or any of the hotels in the town.  Private lessons start from 130€ for 2 hours in low season.  Evo 2 also offer night time sledging from the top of Rochebrune which sounds super fun, dog sledging, snow shoeing and lots of other exciting stuff!  Also offering ski touring lessons. Email: [email protected]  tel: +33 (0)6 85 12 35 37 

Freedom Snowsports Megève
(+44)1233 800 811, (+44)7403 922 833

Run by Will Roberts. - Instructors are versatile and expert, offering private and group lessons, off piste and alpine touring, and also pre-ski fitness courses.   Group lessons - now offering regular intermediate group lessons - £98/person for 3 hour session.  Private lessons: £175 per minimum 2 hour session (1-6 persons).  Email: [email protected]

"Megève Mike" Beaudet
0033 (0) 681 610 615

Mike is an American and French certified independent instructor who has taught in Megeve for 14 years.  He organises a number of English speaking independent American, British and French instructors for private lessons and pre-arranged classes (in peak season). Based in Rochebrune and the Caboche. Price: €70 per hour (1-2 persons) €80 per hour (3-8 persons) Email: through his website.                                                              

Mike offers Stanford Skiing guests a 10% discount (excluding school holiday weeks)

Scott Henderson

0044 7530 241272

Scott is an independent instructor suitable for all levels of skiing.  Scott offers private alpine and telemark lessons as well as small group rates and corporate bookings.  He charges £50/person per hour, £60 per hour for up to 3 people.  He gets very booked up so do e-mail or call him asap. Use email out of season.   E-mail: [email protected]

Ski Technique
0044 7947 7446 58 (Glen)

Glen is an english instructor. He offers private lessons only (up to 6 per group). Full day bookings also available.  Price: £60 per hour high season + £10 for extra person, £50 per hour low season (1-2 people).  Email:  [email protected]

Sandrine Janet
00336 8782 2438

Sandrine, an independent ski instructor specialising in children from 3 to 13 years. Individual lessons in French, English or Spanish. Day or ½ - days for 1 week during school holidays, or in blocks of 2 hours outside holidays. Start from Caboche - Rochebrune

55€ for 1 hour 1-2 pers low season.

[email protected] more info:

Pinnacle Ski
+44 (0)7990598622

 New boutique ski school in Megève covering the surrounding area, called Pinnacle Ski.  Teaching beginners, intermediates and advanced on or off the piste or for anyone looking to explore the mountain.

Christian Jensen the founder, set up Pinnacle Ski after racing on the international FIS circuit for 6 years, and has been living in Megeve for 4 years.

Group lessons 2 days min for groups of more than 5 adults start at £25/person/hour.

Private lessons start at £60/person/hour.

You can either book via the site: Pinnacle Ski or call or email Christian directly.

Other Providers - mountain guides/snowshoeing etc

Mountain Guides' Office
+33 (0)4 50 21 55 11

For all information about snowshoeing, ice climbing, off-piste guiding, winter mountaineering, snow biking (fat bikes), paragliding and vallee blanche.

Evolution 2 Megève
+33 (0) 6 07 27 32 64

Evolution 2 offers snowshoeing, ice climbing, off piste guiding, winter mountaineering, snow biking (fat bikes), paragliding and vallee blanche, husky sledding and paragliding.

Valley 74

+33 (0) 6 34 30 82 19

This company offers snowshoeing and mountain trekking specialising in the Mont Blanc area for individuals, couples and larger groups.

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