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The E.S.F. consists of 200 qualified ski instructors, including high mountain guides, specialised children’s teachers, and specialists in skwall, snowboard, snowblade, powder, parabolic and moguls…

From beginner to competition class The E.S.F. offers a whole range of products allowing you to progress quickly under the best conditions, and to discover La Vallee des Belleville and Les 3 Vallees.

A whole range of products:

Alpine skiing group lessons
• Snowboard courses
• Free ride Courses
• Individual lessons
• Private instruction personalised lesson and discover the ski area for a half day, full day or for a whole week (maximum 6 people).
• Timed tests if you would like to measure yourself take the Chamois, Fleche, Record, Surf or Fusee tests !
• Cross country skiing
• Snow shoe outings
• Handicapped skiing

Children services with the Ecole du Ski Francais
• Children’s Club (from 31 months to 5 yrs old) the 2 Piou piou Villages – La Croisette and Les Bruyeres
• Nursery (from 3 to 30 months) at the Piou Piou Club – La Croisette
• 6 days courses for the little ones Varied activities for children from 2 ? to 5 years old : snow and skiing discovery, tobogganing, playing in the snow, painting, modelling, physical activities, walks with the midday meal in the centre’s restaurant.
• Group lessons for the over 4 year olds
• “Boules de Neige” courses From Sunday to Friday, from 12h30 to 17h or from 13h to 16h30 depending on the period. 2 hours ski lessons + tobogganing, games in the snow, snow shoe outings, walks, tea (rests possible). From 3 to 4 yrs old.
• 6 days non stop skiing courses for children (during the French Holidays. The children can have lunch with their instructor.

GROUP LESSONS
Group lessons: Alpine skiing in a social atmosphere for beginners and the more experienced.

A programme adapted to each participant, technical advice while skiing for fun. During the week, progress at your own rhythm with the same instructor.

In order to obtain maximum benefit from all of the packages on offer, it's important to know your level of skiing beforehand. See « Tests and levels »




*except 11/02/07 to 10/03/07
** from 11/02/07 to 10/03/07
N.B. All prices are in £ UK. All prices are Sunshine World Ltd's own prices and we reserve the right to change them at any time.

First ski package: Lessons ski pass, to start off in the best conditions. Ski pass valid all day. Ski pass for children's villages and beginners (children and adults) are not valid for the whole of Les Menuires area .


* except 11/02/07 to 10/03/07
N.B. All prices are in £ UK. All prices are Sunshine World Ltd's own prices and we reserve the right to change them at any time.

RESTAURANT (N.B. Closed on saturdays)
All children enrolled in ski lessons, up to 12 years old can have lunch in the centre restaurant. They will be supervised after morning lessons have finished until the start of afternoon lessons.
Supervision and meal: £14*

PRIVATE LESSONS
• Full day or half day private lessons
• Whatever your objectives: perfecting your technique, finding your confidence,discovering the largest ski area in the world... your instructor will follow your personal demands and share their passion.
• On your own, with family or friends, tailor made lessons with exclusive advice leading to a more rapid progression in a secure environment.
• Available for a full day, half day or a week. Lessons in English, Dutch, German, Spanish and Italian.


N.B. All prices are in £ UK. All prices are Sunshine World Ltd's own prices and we reserve the right to change them at any time.

Full day examples :
• Discover the 3 valleys
• Off piste circuits (Yvoz-Lac de Lou- Les Encombres....)
• Perfecting technical skills

SNOWBOARD LESSONS ADULTS AND JUNIOR (8 years old)
• A program adapted to each participant, technical advice while snowboarding for fun. During the week, progress at your own rhythm with the same instructor.
• Minimum of 5 participants required for snowboard courses to take place.

!!! In order to obtain maximum benefit from all of the packages on offer, it's important to know your level of snowboarding beforehand. See « Tests and levels » section


N.B. All prices are in £ UK. All prices are Sunshine World Ltd's own prices and we reserve the right to change them at any time.

All children enrolled in lessons can be looked after during lunchtime. Supervision and meal = £14*

SNOWBOARD "FREERIDE" COURSES
• 11th February 2007 - 10th March 2007 (5 enrollements required before course takes place)
• 2 hours everyday led by a professional snowboarder. Participants will discover every aspect of free ride: fun park, off-piste, boarder cross, jumps...
• Level required: 3rd Snowboard
• Ski pass recommended : 3 valley. Helmet recommended.
• Tariff does not include ski pass : £110.00*

SKI LESSONS 4 – 6 years old at the Croisette and Bruyeres
• Sunday to Friday. 2h45 in the morning and 2h30 in the afternoon.
• Learn in security from 4 years old, beginners up to the 1st Star : Enclosed garden at the Piou-Piou Club
• Teaching material adapted to children (mini drag lift, conveyor belt).
• Ski lessons are taught by qualified instructors. Tests are at the end of the week(medals Piou Piou, Ourson, Flocon, 1st Star).
• Children with the required level will progress to skiing outside the garden.
• Ski equipment is not provided. Please make the necessary arrangements.
• Ski passes issued by the Piou Piou clubs are valid all day.
• For all children under 5 ski passes are free, which can be claimed from any ski pass office. Proof of age and passport photo required.


N.B. All prices are in £ UK. All prices are Sunshine World Ltd's own prices and we reserve the right to change them at any time.

RESTAURANT
(N.B. Closed on saturdays)
• All children enrolled in ski lessons, up to 12 years old can have lunch in the centre restaurant. They will be supervised after morning lessons have finished until the start of afternoon lessons.
Supervision meal: £14*

NURSERY
• The nursery is for children from 3 to 30 months and is situated in the Piou-Piou club at the Croisette.
• At the Croisette, in a specially adapted environment for your little ones, a team of motivated professionals propose a variety of activities.
• Centre certified by state governing bodies.
• For your children there is a restaurant, rest and play areas. (see restaurant)
• Nursery hours: 9am-12.15pm 2pm-5.15pm Closed saturday


N.B. All prices are in £ UK. All prices are Sunshine World Ltd's own prices and we reserve the right to change them at any time.

Reservation necessary 3 weeks in advance. ( Nursery has limited places). For children under 20 months, a medical certificate is required stating that the child can be looked after in a nursery environment(with other children) and at an altitude of over 1800 metres. The BCG vaccination is also required along with your child's health booklet.

RESTAURANT (N.B. Closed on saturdays)
• Nursery adapted for young babies. Meals given by qualified nursery nurses and assistants.
• Supervision and meal: £13*

MINI CLUB
• Piou-Piou Club - Mini-club for children of 2-6 years old
• Situated in the Bruyeres and the Croisette the Piou-Piou clubs propose the discovery of snow without skiing. Led by professionals in a secure environment: snow shoes, games, sledging, walks...
• Centre approved by state governing bodies.
• For your children there is a restaurant, rest and play areas.(see restaurant)
• Mini-club hours: 9am-12.15pm and 2pm-5.15pm- Closed saturdays


N.B. All prices are in £ UK. All prices are Sunshine World Ltd's own prices and we reserve the right to change them at any time.

Reservations should be made a minimum of 3 weeks in advance.
The office is open 9am-12pm and 2pm-5.30pm.
RESTAURANT (N.B. Closed on saturdays)
In a restaurant specially adapted for children.
Supervision and meal: £14*

SKI EQUIPMENT RENTAL
An idea of prices; the tariffs depend on the category of the equipment.

* All prices are in £ UK. All prices are Sunshine World Ltd's own prices and we reserve the right to change them at any time.


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