Advice for parents

To make sure your children get the most out of their lessons, please remember to:
  • Equip them correctly: anorak, helmet, mittens, goggles, sun cream, handkerchiefs, boots and skis that are the right size and adjusted.
  • Mark their clothes and skis with their name.
  • Avoid following the lessons too closely and calling out to your child during lessons.
  • Let us know if your child has any health problems.
  • Helmets are strongly recommended for children taking lessons with the ESF and are compulsory for timed competitions, competition courses, snowboarding and freestyle.
  • Please leave it to the instructors to decide on any change of level.
  • Your child is on holiday and the aim is for them to enjoy themselves and want to come back. So respect their pace and don't try to make them a champion before their time!

General recommendations

For the lessons to run smoothly, please respect the following rules:
  • The lesson card can be downloaded from the confirmation email or from the My ESF application. (It is no longer necessary to print it out).
  • The instructor has the list of pupils in their group on their smartphone and calls out the names at the start of each session.
  • Each lesson card is issued on a personal basis.
  • Be on time for the meeting point for lessons, whether group or private: any delay is included in the lesson, and for the timed tests:
    click here to find out how a race is run.
  • You must have a ski pass for the lessons. Which ski pass do I need for group lessons with the ESF?
    Click here for details
  • Be suitably equipped and covered.
  • It is up to each client and/or pupil to take out any insurance they deem necessary (such as E-gloo Protect). Check in advance that you have adequate insurance cover for you and your family. Click here to find out more about E-GLOO PROTECT insurance

My ESF app

My ESF is the new mobile application from the École du ski français.
Download it now onto your smartphone or tablet.
It will give you all the practical information you need for your skiing holiday:
  • lesson cards
  • meeting points
  • the weather forecast
  • piste opening times
  • all the best addresses
  • and much more, now go to your App Store or Google Play.