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ESF Les Arcs 1800 Ski School, Les Arcs

Lessons for Alpine skiing, snowboarding, telemarking and much more

ESF Arc 1800's team of qualified and experienced ski instructors offer you their services for alpine skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, telemarking of handiskiing

You can choose to learn as part of a group or take one to one tuition. The school offer lessons to adults, teens and children.

Private Ski Lessons
Whether you are a complete beginner or an experienced skier or snowboarder, private lessons with the professional instructors of ESF Arc 1800 will help you improve your technique. With them you'll have the confidence to progress at your own speed whilst discovering the ski domains of Les Arcs or Paradiski.

Their team of qualified and experienced ski instructors offer one to one tuition for all levels, from complete beginner to experienced skiers and snowboarders, to help you achieve your personal goals at a pace you are happy with. 

You can choose to learn on your own or with friends and family of a similar level, the choice is yours. The school can provide English speaking instructors so you won't have to worry about any communication barriers when trying to build your confidence or brush up on your technique.

Lesson times may vary depending on French school holidays, so please check the dates you're in resort with the team before you book.

Children from the age of 3 can join the Piou Piou Club, especially adapted kindergarten. Kids from 5 years upwards can take their skiing lessons, private lessons or star courses. Children's snowboarding is available from the age of 8 years.

Children between the ages of 12-18 years can join the tailored programme of lessons just for them. Either start as a complete beginner and work your way through the programme, or start with some experience and hone your skills in the company of your peers. Skiing and snowboarding lessons are available, as well as competition courses or freestyle lessons.

Adults can choose between group lessons, off-piste courses, special beginner lessons or snowboarding. So you can start from scratch or develop your skills learning how to ski off piste, in either a group or individually.

The school also have specially qualified instructors who offer handiski lessons.

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Where to meet

Below are a list of meeting points and which classes meet at those places.

ESF Kindergarden (down of the residences Lauzières and Belles Challes):

  • Club Piou Piou
  • Children ski group lessons: Beginner, Flocon and 1ère Etoile
  • Children ski private lessons:Beginner and Flocon

ESF bubble down of the moving carpet "Jardin Express":

  • Children ski group lessons: 1ere Etoile

ESF bubbles on the snowfront of Arc 1800 (bottom of the chairlift Vagère):

  • Children ski group lessons: 2ème Etoile to Competition
  • Children freeski group lessons

ESF bubbles down of the cable car Dahu

  • Adults ski group lessons: Class 1 to Class 4 
  • Teens ski group lessons: Class 4 "Special for teens" 
  • "Super 8" children (5-13years) group lessons; levels flocon to etoile d'or

Outside the ESF chalet:

  • Children and adults snowboard group lessons: all levels
  • All-day children / teenagers courses: Star Course, Competition Courses and Teenag' Ski Session

The chalet "Leçon particulière" near the chairlift Vagère

  • Private lessons children ski: 1ère Etoile to Competition
  • Private lessons adults ski: all levels
  • Private lessons children and adults snowboard: all levels

Booking Arrangements

Child policy

The school teach children from the age of 3 upwards.


  • Families & Kids
  • Childcare
  • Kids' lessons


  • Activities
  • Cross-Country Skiing
  • Handiski / Sit-Ski
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Telemarking
  • Bookings for
  • Ski / Snowboard Lessons
  • Events
  • Activities
  • Lessons
  • Adult Lessons
  • Childrens Lessons
  • Freestyle/Freeride Lessons
  • Group Lessons
  • Off Piste/Backcountry Lessons
  • Private Lessons
  • Ski Lessons
  • Snowboard Lessons
  • Steep Skiing Lessons
  • Telemark Lessons


  • Open Seasons
  • Spring
  • Winter
  • Address
  • Residence La Nova
  • 73700