Advice and recommendations

Please note the following information:

  • Book your lessons in advance, especially if you plan to stay in Courchevel La Tania during the school holidays.
  • The course cards are electronic. You will need to download the MyEsf application to get them. (You will find more information on the procedure to follow in your order confirmation email)
  • Please inform us of any health problems your child may have.
  • As students are not insured by esf, we recommend you take out the "Carré Neige" insurance that is available as an option when you place your order online.
  • The weather conditions and breakdowns of the ski lifts or other accidents cannot be attributed to the instructors.
  • The programmes and timetables may be modified during the season by the ESF direction.
  • The last minutes of the lesson will be dedicated to the parents to pick up their children and ask for any information they may need.
  • The instructors will be available about ten minutes before the start of the lesson to answer your questions
  • Avoid watching the lessons and talking to your child during their lesson with the group.
  • Let the instructors decide if a change of level is necessary.

Advice to parents

The equipment is not included in our services.
  • A lift pass is required to attend the lessons (see more information: "Choose your ski pass")
  • Equipment (ski and boots), helmet (highly recommended), back protection for certain levels, warm clothes, sunglasses or preferably a goggle.
  • Remember to give your child a small snack (except for the Piou-Piou, Sifflote and Ourson courses)

  • Arrive in advance at the meeting points indicated on your Ecard.
  • Taking part in a course also includes being independent.
  • Students are responsible for their own safety

Off-piste & ski touring advice

esf Courchevel La Tania gives you some advice to ski in the powder snow in complete safety!
  • Be equipped with safety equipment: ABS bag, avalanche transceiver, shovel and probe, and know how to use them.
  • Wearing a helmet is highly recommended for off-piste skiing.
  • Be accompanied by an ESF instructor or a high mountain guide.
  • Have a confirmed level of skiing or snowboarding
  • The off-piste outing may be cancelled (depending on the weather conditions and the risk of avalanche).
  • To fully enjoy your half or full day off-piste or ski touring, we recommend a maximum of 6 participants per instructor.

The 10 safety rules