ESI Starski – Ski School Le Grand Bornand

Improve your turns with this friendly ski school

ESI Starski Ski School LogoThe Ecole de Ski Internationale (or ESI) is an independent ski school, which operates across the French Alps as well as in Switzerland and Italy. They have a base in Chinaillon and offer group and private lessons.

What Makes ESI Starski such a great Ski School?

A real bonus for English speaking guests is that many of their friendly instructors speak very good English. Smaller group sizes and experienced instructors make the ESI Starski a fantastic ski school and a favourite of OVO Network and our guests.

Group Ski Lessons

ESI Starski offer group lessons for children and adults alike. Children can start from the age of three in the reassuring environment of the Mice Club. Small group sizes mean that the dedicated instructors at ESI Starski can give each skier the attention they deserve!

Private Ski Lessons

Private lessons allow for bespoke learning suited to your needs and desires. The instructors at ESI Starski make learning enjoyable with tailored private lessons from one to eight hours.

Other Activities

ESI Starski also offer other activities for your enjoyment. Get airborne with with your pilot on a tandem paraglide flight over the village. Those looking for a more thrilling flight can try tandem Speed-Riding or even a Wingsuit jump!

If you prefer to keep your feet on the ground night time snowshoe excursions are offered.

They also have a number of ‘TandemSki’ instructors who are qualified to assist disabled skiers.

Meeting Points

There are a number of meeting in points in Le Grand Bornand. Please check with the ESI Starski 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.


Some lessons and activities can be booked online, however some must be made by phone or email. Please note that even though the office team all speak good English the website currently only exists in French. Visit ESI Starski for all price and booking information.

Where to Stay

Forget about your car – you can ski in and out of fabulous semi-detached Chalet l’Ours Blanc in Chinaillon, Le Grand Bornand!. To discover your dream home from home visit OVO Network.

Le Grand-Bornand 74450 FR
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