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ESF Tignes Val Claret Ski School, Tignes

Fully qualified English speaking instructors offering quality tuition

This large ski school caters for all ages and abilities. They take children from 2.5 yrs into their Kindergarden and offer group and private lesson for under 13 yrs, teens and adults. 

Whether you are a complete beginner or a seasoned skier they can help you improve and gain confidence on and off the piste.

You can rest assured you will be in safe hands, ESF Tignes instructors are fully qualified to the highest standards and they all receive special training in foreign languages in order to meet the needs of international customers. Lessons are offered in English as well as a number of other languages.

For the young ones, Kindergarden is available for children between 2.5 yrs and 6. They will be supervised by fully qualified carers and instructors throughout the day, spending time in both the playroom as well as in the snow-garden. Lunch is provided.

Group lessons are available in the following categories: 6- 13 yrs, teens and adults. If you choose to put your children into all day group lessons, lunch can be provided for them so that you don't have to return to pick them up half way through the day, allowing you to discover all the vast Espace Killy area has to offer.

If your prefer to have one to one tuition, private lessons are also available for 'quick fixes' for up to 1.5 hrs or you can book a full or half day.

As well as alpine skiing, ESF Tignes offers lessons in snowboarding, cross-country skiing, off-piste, freestyle and snowshoeing. There are also specially qualified handski instructors available for disabled skiers (sensory, physical disability, learning difficulties, blind or partially sighted).


Visitor comments

  • "We were lucky and had Didier as our instructor - he was patient and supportive and we've all left feeling more confident." - Tripadvisor
  • "Don't worry which level of skiing you are in and what class you should to enjoy the most of skiing lessons. ESF coaches will make sure you get the most out of it." - Tripadvisor
  • "I managed to really progress with my carving and although I was a little reluctant at joining a group at first it worked out really well as it also allowed me to discover the ski area with someone who knew the best pistes." - Tripadvisor


  • Families & Kids
  • Childcare
  • Kids' Club / Activities
  • Kids' lessons


  • Activities
  • Cross-Country Skiing
  • Handiski / Sit-Ski
  • Heli-Ski
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowshoeing
  • Events
  • Activities
  • Lessons
  • Adult Lessons
  • Childrens Lessons
  • Freestyle/Freeride Lessons
  • Handiski Lessons
  • Off Piste/Backcountry Lessons
  • Private Lessons
  • Ski Lessons
  • Snowboard Lessons
  • Steep Skiing Lessons


  • Open Seasons
  • Winter
  • Address
  • Immeuble Les Neiges d'Or, Val Claret Tignes 73320, France