Largest Ski School in France
With over 250 schools, the Ecole du Ski Français (or ESF) is the largest Ski School organisation in France. The ESF have a base in Le Grand Bornand and offer group and private lessons for all ages. Many instructors speak English but it is important to mention if you require an English speaking instructor as not all of them do.
Group Ski Lessons
ESF offer group lessons for children and adults alike. Children can start from the age of three in the Piou Piou nursery specifically designed for young first time skiers or in group lessons for all abilities. Adult group lessons are also offered throughout the season. Specific teen groups are also offered in a number of disciplines such as freestyle, slalom, snowboard and cross-country.
Private Ski Lessons
Private lessons allow for bespoke learning suited to your needs and desires. ESF offer a number of options for private lessons for all ages. Please visit the website for more information.
There are a number of Handiski instructors at ESF Le Grand Bornand who are qualified to assist disabled skiers to enjoy the mountain.
The ESF ski school at Le Grand Bornand also offer other activities for your enjoyment. Snow-biking, Telemark and even Heliskiing are all possible. Visit ESF Le Grand Bornand for more information.
There are a number of meeting in points in Le Grand Bornand. Please check with the ESF when booking where the meeting point will be for your group. Meeting points for private lessons can usually be more flexible, within reason, and can be arranged with the office.
Most lessons and activities can be booked online however some must be made by phone or email. The office team all speak good English. Visit ESF – Le Grand Bornand for all price and booking information.
Where to Stay
Cosy Chalet Sicoria is only 300m from the village of Chinaillon and only 50m from the ski bus stop. You can be on the slopes minutes after leaving the door! To explore all of our exceptional properties visit OVO Network.