Lessons are available to suit all standards from beginner to off-piste Caring environment for the children to have their first taste of skiing Learn to ski in picturesque Megeve Children and adults alike benefit from great tuition

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Ski Schools & Private Instructors

There are several English instructors in Megeve and some very good English speaking French instructors.

For the Sylvana/Clochettes/Sporting Apartments book private lessons departing from Rochebrune and group (ESF English group lessons) or private lessons from the Caboche (Caboche is where the Unthank Ski Club departs from). For all other chalets, lessons departing from the Caboche are easiest.

Note: it is best to call individual instructors at times when they are unlikely to be teaching.

We recommend booking lessons in advance, especially for the peak periods of Half Term, New Year, and Easter.


00334 50 21 00 97



The ESF offers group lessons in English as well as private lessons. They are the cheapest option although at peak times group lessons can be large. During the season ring ESF Caboche 0033 4 50 58 72 54 to book group and private lessons although check availability for private lessons with instructors below.  Group lessons cost 172€ for 5 mornings.  The price for a private 1 hour lesson is: €47 (1-2 persons) or €62 (3-5 persons). Prices quoted are outside of school holidays.

The ESF Piou Piou clubs at the Caboche and Mont d'arbois are designed to welcome smaller skiers. The buildings and play area have been designed specifically for children with a large play area both inside and out plus a sleeping area and dinning area. 
All the staff are fully qualified ensuring that your little ones can discover the joys of snow and skiing in safety and at their own speed.

The following instructors have been recommended by other guests:

Katie Campbell - Loves teaching skiing generally but is particularly gifted with nervous skiers, beginners and intermediates especially: home (best):00334 5047 8736 mob 00336 2198 7615 E-mail: shortkate82@hotmail.com

Sandra Tissot: Good all round ski instructor - any level.  E-mail sandra.tissot@hotmail.fr

Alex Perinet: primarily a really great mountain guide so if you want an off-piste day do contact him but he does also do the odd lesson for the ESF. E-mail: alex.perinet@wanadoo.fr

Clovis Apertet: teaches skiing and snowboard.  Dynamic, friendly young man, good teacher.  E-mail: clovis.apertet@gmail.com Phone: 0033 7 77 75 15 28

Bogdan Olaru: friendly Romanian instructor who speaks excellent English and German.  He has been doing competition for the last 15 years but loves to work with all ages and abilities.  Email: bogdan_ski@yahoo.com  Phone: 00 40 72 39 31 259

Catherine Roussel: E-mail rousselcathy@orange.fr Mob: 00336 9823 8403

Christian Dupont: also has experience teaching people with disabilities. E-mail: christiandupontroc@hotmail.com Mob: 00336 0837 5584

Frederic Azzolin: E-mail frederic.azzolin@wanadoo.fr Mobile: 00336 2137 5369

Bernard Feige: E-mail  bernard.feige@gmail.com

Stephane Azambre: Speaks Russian as well as English.  Good for higher standards as well as beginners. Phone: 0033 6 32 43 98 08

Christophe Grosset: Speaks good English.  Email: grossetloc@aol.com.  Mobile: 0336 18 64 23 82



00334 50 58 78 88

The ESI is smaller than the ESF and the meeting point is usually at Mont d'Arbois which is not so convenient. They offer private lessons and children/teens group lessons during peak weeks (maximum of 8).  Private lessons: €53 per hour (low season); €63  (high season) 1 to 2 persons incl.  Group lessons:  €230 per week - children 10:00 to 14:00 Monday-Friday (high season).  Maximum of 8 person


Evolution 2

0033 (0)6 85 12 35 37

A relatively new ski school in Megeve, it operates from Ski Concept which is one of the ski shops we use and is handily located at the bottom of the Chamois lift right in the centre of the town.  Ski school lessons meet at Ski Concept (also called Twinner) so is a viable alternative to the ESF for those staying in the Rond Point, Chalet Centrale or any of the hotels in the town.  Evo 2 are offering group lessons as well as private lessons.  A 5 half day course starts at 420€/person in groups maximum size 6.  They also do weekend group ski lessons and full day group ski lessons.  Private lessons start from 110€ for 2 hours for up to 2 people in low season.  Evo 2 also offer night time sledging from the top of Rochebrune which sounds super fun, dog sledging, snow shoeing and lots of other exciting stuff!  Email: booking@evolution2-megeve.com  tel: +33 (0)6 85 12 35 37 

Freedom Snowsports Megeve

(+44)1233 800 811

(+44)7403 922 833

Run by Will Roberts. - Instructors are versatile and expert, offering Private and Group lessons, off piste and alpine touring, and also pre-ski fitness courses.   Group lessons - for details please visit their site.  Private lessons: £170 per minimum 2 hour session (1-6 persons).  Email: info@book.ski





"Megeve Mike" Beaudet

0033 (0) 681 610 615

Mike is an American and French certified independent instructor who has taught in Megeve for 14 years.  He organises a number of English speaking independent American, British and French instructors for private lessons and pre-arranged classes (in peak season). Based in Rochebrune and the Caboche. Price: €65 per hour (1-2 persons) €75 per hour (3-8 persons) Email: mikeskifrance@yahoo.com                                                                  

Mike offers Stanford Skiing guests a 10% discount (excluding school holiday weeks)

Scott Henderson

0044 7530 241272

Scott is an independent instructor suitable for all levels of skiing.  Scott offers private alpine and telemark lessons as well as small group rates and corporate bookings.  He charges 60€ for 1-3 and 70€ for 4 up to a max of 8.  He gets very booked up so do e-mail or call him asap. Use email out of season.   E-mail: scottskifrance@yahoo.com


Ski Technique


00336 16 76 69 48 (Glen) 


Glen is an english instructor. He offers private lessons only (up to 6 per group). Full day bookings also available.  Price: £60 per hour high season + £10 for extra person, £50 per hour low season + £10 for extra person.  Email:  glen@ski-technique.co.uk



Sandrine Janet


00336 8782 2438 


Sandrine, an independent ski instructor specialising in children
from 3 to 13 years. Individual lessons in French, English or Spanish. 
Day or ½ - days for 1 week during school holidays, or in blocks of 2 hours outside holidays. Start from Caboche - Rochebrune

55€ for 1 hour 1-2 pers low season. 

sandrinejanet@orange.fr          more info: www.monitrice.fr