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We use two ski schools: – please be sure to read the whole document BEFORE making your choice.

(a) The ESF French Ski School are the BEST choice logistically if you are staying at Chalet Himalaya.  The ESF are excellent in our resort, regardless of where you may have encountered them elsewhere in the Alps. Most of the instructors speak good English and live year round in the village. They really care that you get the most out of your holiday and have a fantastic duty of care to delivering excellent quality lessons to you and your children. You can book online at

Charlotte (the English secretary) at the ESF can be contacted for further information on +33 4 79 07 93 77 or you can email her

Please note that:
For catered chalet accommodation at Chalet Himalaya, lessons take part at the Plan Peisey ski school.
There are no group lessons on a Saturday.
Prices are the same for mornings or afternoons.
Group lessons are for 5 days for Sunday arrivals starting on a Monday to Friday at 194€ pp
The prices are the same for adult and children’s classes and all reward medals or badges are included in the price.

For self-catered apartment accommodation in Vallandry, the Vallandry ski school meeting point is on the snow front just 100m from your doorstep.


If your child is under 12 years and a complete beginnner, (Ourson/Flocon level) a local area “Petit montagnard” lift pass can be purchsed at 119€ for 6 days or 99€ for 5 days as a package with the lessons that cost 196€ (proof of age required)

If you or your children over 12 years are complete beginners and have never skied before, the ESF offer some great value lesson packages for 5 or 6 days including a lift pass at 339€

(Please note: adult or children students buying a beginner package may meed to get a pass for the 6th day of skiing on Saturday, when there is no lesson, but in the past the pass has also worked on this 6th day)

Go Alpine guests get a 10% discount on group lessons only (not beginner packages) using this VOUCHER which you will need to send by email to Charlotte at

To qualify for the 10% discount will need to state:

1. Type of lesson and time preferred (mornings or afternoons)
2. Surnames, forenames & dates of birth of students (proof of age needed)
3. Language spoken as English
4. The skiing level you wish to prepare
5. Your mobile telephone number
6. Proof of your accommodation booking with Go Alpine (invoice)
7. A copy of the voucher.


(b) Ski New Generation – This is the top quality English Ski School par excellence, which is reflected in the price, and they are based in Vallandry. You can book online at or telephone them in the UK on Tel: +44 1462 674000 or in France on +33 479 01 03 18

The main meeting point is in Vallandry so if you are staying in Chalet Himalaya you will need a minibus ride to get to your lesson on the first morning.  Please be sure to tell them you are staying with Go-Alpine at Chalet Himalaya in Le Villaret and wish to join them on the mountain via the “Lobster pots” from day 2 onwards.

We are here to help you if need any further advice or help booking lessons (particularly to reserve lessons in the peak weeks) contact Mark

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