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Ski Lessons in Montchavin - Les Coches

Prices for ski lessons in Montchavin - Les Coches are at the bottom of this page. 

Whether it’s your first time skiing or you’ve been many times before - we believe it’s a good idea to take a ski lesson or two during your holiday.

We have two choices in Montchavin - Les Coches for ski schools.

The local ski schools with very experienced instructors are

Prices for ski lessons in Montchavin - Les Coches are at the bottom of this page.

Group Ski Lessons

Adults, teenagers and children from three years old can join group lessons in skiing or snowboarding. A person's age and ability determine the group.

Private Ski Lessons

For private lessons, the instructor will come to Montchavin - Les Coches, so skiers and snowboarders have a range of opportunities.

Whether you are learning in a group or privately, we ensure you have an English-speaking instructor when we book your lessons.

Private lessons tend to help the skier advance a lot faster. The beauty of a private lesson is that you govern the level and speed of your learning.

Young Children’s Ski Lessons Les Coches

There is a learning ski club in Montchavin - Les Coches for young children of three to five years old to gain confidence in skiing. They also have a lot of fun with other children their age.

For three to four-year-olds, the club is known as Mini Club Piou Piou (ESF) or Panda (Evolution 2). It is Club Piou Piou (ESF) or Yetison (Evolution 2) for four to five-year-olds.

Piou-piou refers to chicks in a nest, referring to young children in this case.

Lessons are in the snow garden in either Montchavin or Les Coches village, a safe space for children; the incline is slight, and safety barriers surround the area.

A travelator takes children back up the hill once they’ve glided down, having fun skiing a slalom, sliding between various soft obstacles, and playing games in the snow.

Children can only access the snow garden with their instructors once they are in group lessons with ESF Ski School Montchavin - Les Coches or Evolution 2 Montchavin-Les Coches. All the instructors speak good English.

Children can take part in morning or afternoon classes.

Depending on the time of year, a class for Mini Club Piou Piou lasts about one hour. For Club Piou Piou, a class lasts about two hours, sometimes two and a half hours.

Parents often book the children’s club for the morning from 9.00 am to 12.30 pm, giving them plenty of time to take lessons or go off skiing on the expansive terrain.

Adaptive Sit Ski or Adaptive Stand-up Ski

In conjunction with the Rhône-Alpes region, the ESF ski school caters for people with disabilities and provides all the necessary ski equipment for adaptive skiing. All the required equipment is provided free of charge.

Trained ESF instructors cater to disabilities, whether visually, cognitively or physically.

Book well in advance, so needs can be catered for and to avoid disappointment.

The sit-skiers are entirely in control of their ski chair with the aid of your ski instructor - a chair adapted to the slopes. It has skis underneath the chair that respond to the leaning position.

Outriggers are used for control to help stay upright - outriggers are poles with a secondary ‘mini ski’ fixed at the bottom. They glide along with the skier for stabilisation.

Stand-up skiers would perhaps use one ski, depending on their disability. Again, outriggers are used for stability with the aid of your ski instructor.

If you need advice on ski lessons, snowboard lessons or any other type of lesson in Montchavin - Les Coches, just ask Ski La Source.


Ski Lesson Prices in Montchavin - Les Coches

Prices and times may vary a little depending on the time of year. All prices are in euros (€).

Ski La Source uses two local ski schools; ESF and Evolution 2. All ski instructors in the La Plagne area have a fantastic level of English.

We will introduce you to your instructor on the first day and we are on hand to help if there are any problems.

Booking Your Ski Lessons

Ski La Source offers lots of advice and even book lessons on your behalf. Even though the people in the office speak wonderful English, this avoids any confusion.

We will confirm your lessons by email and ask for payment by credit card.

Young Children, Group Ski Lessons in La Plagne

From 3 years old.

There are three choices for your children: ESF International (max 10 per group), Evolution 2 (max 8 per group) and ESF.

There are also 2 different lessons with crèche options for your children which will give you greater freedom to ski more - you will find details further down the page.

You can take part in a torchlight descent with ski instructors. This unique experience only runs in the school holidays and is eight euros per person. Your child must be 2nd Star (2eme Etoile), Yeti or above to take part (see levels below).

ESF Ski School Levels for Children

PIOU PIOU / PICHOUN

3-4 years old.

Ski garden with a combination of skiing and play.

OURSON

5-6 years old

Starts in the ski garden and then by about Tuesday moves to the tow rope. Then, depending on the group, move up to the beginner area at Plan Bois.

FLOCON

Above 5 years old

Once children have passed the OURSON level, they progress to the Flocon Group lessons. They ski on the main slopes. Our fully qualified instructors teach in a fun and safe group.

ESF Ski School Stars

To join the first start group the child must have obtained their Flocon medal. The child will progress through these levels.

Here’s an explanation of the ESF Star System on OVO Network.

1st Star (Premier Etoile)

Your child can snowplough on green slopes. Your child will begin to learn the method of parallel turns.

2nd Star (Deuxième Etoile)

Your child can ski with ease on gentle slopes. The method of parallel turning will be perfected.

3rd Star (Troisième Etoile)

Your child can turn parallel on blue and red slopes with ease. The idea of this level is to progress within all situations such as slalom, and speed control. The aim is to achieve a red run.

Bronze Star

Your child will be able to make wide and narrow turns with a ski parallel. Comfortable with all kinds of techniques.

Gold Star

Your child will be an expert skier, alpine skiing in all forms and able to ski on all pistes as well as changing terrains - for example, the ski  cross and a half pipe.

ESF Ski School Prices - Children

From 3 years old.

A maximum of 10 children with English-speaking instructors.

Most of the children booked into the international groups will be predominantly English-speaking.

Low Season

Outside of school holidays.

Level Times Days of the Week ESF Price
Piou Piou/Pichoun (3 - 4 yrs) 10.45 - 12.00 Sunday to Friday 117.00
Ourson (4-5 yrs)
Flocon, 1st, 2nd & 3rd Star
09.30 – 12.00 Sunday to Friday 195.00

High Season

High season is during school holidays - namely Christmas, New Year, Easter and February half term.

Level Times Days of the Week ESF Price
Piou Piou/Pichoun (3 - 4 yrs) 10.15 - 11.30 Monday to Friday 117.00
Ourson (4-5 yrs)
Flocon, 1st, 2nd & 3rd Star, Bronze & Gold
09.00 – 11.00 Sunday to Friday 195.00
Team Rider
Discovery or Advanced
09.00 – 11.00 Sunday to Friday 210.00
Competition
Discovery or Advanced
09.00 – 11.00 Sunday to Friday 210.00

ESF Kids Club

ESF Kids Club is a childcare group for children between three and twelve years old. There is a maximum of ten children in any group, and of course, the trained carers speak English.

ESD Kids Club is a safe space for children to be taken after ski school.

The daily activities depend on the length of time the child is booked in.

Children play both outdoors - often in the snow - and indoors. There are games, art, music, reading and plenty of toys and activities for all ages.

8.00€ per hour.

Additional 9.00€ for lunch.

Child Care, Montchavin - Les Coches

Evolution 2 Children’s Lessons

From 3 years old.

A maximum of eight children with English-speaking instructors.

Important note: some group lessons start on a Monday. It is recommended that you book a private lesson for Sunday if your child is a complete beginner or under-confident on the snow.

Low Season

Outside of school holidays.

Level Times Days of the Week EVO 2 Price
Panda (3 yrs) 11.00 - 12.30 Sunday to Friday 128.00
Yetison (4 yrs) 10.30 – 12.30 Sunday to Friday 171.00
Petit Yeti (from 5 yrs) 10.30 – 12.30 Sunday to Friday 182.00
1st, 2nd & 3rd Yeti (Split Groups) 10.30 – 12.30 Monday to Friday 182.00

High Season

High season is during school holidays - namely Christmas, New Year, Easter and February half term.

Level Times Days of the Week EVO 2 Price
Panda (3 yrs) 9.00 - 10.30 Sunday to Friday 128.00
Yetison (4 yrs) 11.00 - 13.00 Sunday to Friday 171.00
Petit Yeti (from 5 yrs) 9.00 - 11.00 or 11.00 - 13.00 Sunday to Friday 182.00
1st, 2nd, 3rd, Super Yeti (Split Groups) 9.00 - 11.00 or 11.00 - 13.00 Monday to Friday 182.00
Junior Academy (from 10 yrs) 09.00 – 12.00 Monday to Friday 250.00
Junior Academy 2&3 09.00 – 12.00 (until 15.00 on a Friday) Monday to Friday 250.00

Evolution 2 Child Care

Pause Yeti

The ski instructors ferry the children between childcare at Pause Yeti and Evolution 2 ski lessons.

Pause Yeti is unable to take children who require a nap during the day.

Childcare in Montchavin - Les Coches

Low Season

13.00 to 14.30 (includes lunch)

  • 1 day 34.00€

  • 5 days 145.00€

  • 6 days 175.00€

13.00 to 16.30 (includes lunch)

  • 1 day 54.00€

  • 5 days 245.00€

  • 6 days 275.00€

High Season

13.00 to 15.00 (includes lunch)

  • 1 day 34.00€

  • 5 days 145.00€

  • 6 days 175.00€

13.00 to 17.00 (includes lunch)

  • 1 day 54.00€

  • 5 days 245.00€

  • 6 days 275.00€

Group Ski Lesson Prices

We are updating the group ski lessons prices.

ESF Group Lessons Includes a Ski Pass

There is a discount on ski passes for those taking group lessons with ESF ski school. To qualify for the deal, you must be at a beginner or lower intermediate level.

Example Prices (2021)

Prices are likely to have increased for 2022-23. We will update you when we know.

Group lessons for six days are 195€.

The choice of ski pass is as follows:

  • Adult Village = 148.50.

  • Adult La Plagne = 195.00.

  • Children Village = 119.00.

  • Children La Plagne = 150.50.

Individual Ski Lessons with ESF or Evolution 2

Adults and children.

Morning and private lessons get full quickly, so book well in advance.

Low Season

Outside of school holidays.

Level Time of Day People ESF Price Evolution 2 Price
Group Level 9.00 - 12.00 1 or 2 people 65.00 per hour -
Group Level 9.00 - 10.00 1 or 2 people - 64.00 per hour
Group Level 9.00 - 10.00 3 or 4 people 80.00 per hour 80.00 per hour
Your Level 13.00 - 17.00 1 person 50.00 per hour 50.00 per hour
Group Level 12.00 - 17.00 2 people 50.00 per hour 50.00 per hour
Group Level 12.00 - 17.00 3 or 4 people 65.00 per hour 63.00 per hour
Group Level 12.00 - 17.00 5 or 6 people 80.00 per hour 80.00 per hour
Group Level 3 hours 1 - 8 people TBA -
Group Level 4 hours 1 - 8 people 270.00 -
Group Level Day 1 - 8 people 400.00 - 459.00 400.00 - 459.00

High Season

The high season is during school holidays - namely Christmas, New Year, Easter and February half term.

Tip - there is a possibility of booking private morning lessons as long as you book from Sunday to Friday.

Level Time of Day People ESF Price Evolution 2 Price
Your Level 11.30–13.30 / 16.15-17.15 1 person 65.00 per hour 50.00 - 63.00 per hour
Group Level 11.30-13.30 / 16.15-17.15 3-4 people 80.00 per hour -
Group Level 11.30-13.30 / 16.15-17.15 5-6 people 95.00 per hour* -

Plus 15.00€ per extra person.


Snowboarding Lessons in Montchavin - Les Coches

All snowboard instructors speak great English.

Group Snowboard Lessons Prices

High Season

The high season is during school holidays - namely Christmas, New Year, Easter and February half term.

Level Time of Year Days of the Week ESF Price Evolution 2 Price
All Levels High Season
Afternoons
Sunday to Friday 175.00 -
All Levels High Season
Afternoons
Monday to Friday - 182.00
All Levels Low Season
13.00 - 15.00
Sunday to Friday 135.00 -
All Levels Low Season
13.00 - 15.00
Monday to Friday - 182.00

Advanced, Extreme Skiers and Snowboarders

Ski Helico (Tignes), Heliski (Italy), Tarentaise Tour.

Prices and availability on request.

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