Chamonix Ski Schools & Guiding

Chamonix offers you a choice of four ESF ski schools in Chamonix, Argentiere, Vallorcine and Les Houches and three small independent specialist ski schools offering more personalised instruction by equally well qualified ski instructors.

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Chamonix Ski Schools and Instructors

Ecole de Ski Français (ESF), France’s biggest ski school company, has the biggest presence with four ski schools and five offices throughout the Chamonix valley. Evolution 2 Chamonix run a very tight ship and has its own private nursery lift at La Vormaine; they drive beginners from Chamonix town to Le Tour as soon as they are ready to leave the nursery slopes. 

Ski Factory is run by local instructor Loic Parisot who offers ski lessons in French, English, Italian and German for all levels and ages from three years old and up. Ski Factory assess your technical ability then customise a programme to enable you to fix bad habits, reach your optimum goals and finish each ski day with a great sense of achievement.

Stephane Lagarde’s Ecorider Ski School, has strong green credentials having taken a pioneering stance with eco friendly measures to reduce the impact of its activity on the environment including ski instructors uniforms made from eco-friendly recycled textiles, using less polluting forms of transport and waxing skis with petrol-free materials.

Chamonix Ski Schools

ESF Chamonix
Maison de la montagne
Place de l’Eglise
74400 Chamonix Mont-Blanc
Tel: + 33 4 50 53 22 57 

ESF Argentiere
329 Rue Charlet Straton
74400 Argentiere
Tel: +33 33 450 540 012

ESF Vallorcine
Gare de la Telecabine- Chef Lieu
74660 Vallorcine
Tel: +33 4 50 54 61 67 

ESF Les Houches
Bellvue & Prarion Offices
Tel: +33 4 50 34 61 79

Evolution 2 Chamonix
350 Avenue de la Plage
74400 Chamonix Mont Blanc
Tel: +33 4 50 55 90 22

Ski Factory
Tel: +33 6 75 10 69 48

Eco Rider
Tel: +33 6 36 66 48 10

Chamonix Off-Piste Mountain Guides

Chamonix’s off-piste terrain is a mecca for experts, but no matter how good a skier or boarder you are it’s worth hiring a guide to keep you safe off-piste and especially on the glaciers.

The Compagnie des Guides, established in 1821 is the oldest and largest mountain guiding association in the world with a total of 240 self-employed mountain guides including some of the best in the business.

Compagnie des Guides de Chamonix
Maison de la Montagne
190 place de l’Eglise
F74400 Chamonix Mont-Blanc
T +33 4 50 53 00 88
Email:  [email protected]

Mountain Tracks mountain guides are also highly recommended. Run by British guide Nick Parks, Mountain Tracks team of dedicated mountain guides specialize in all forms of mountain guiding in Chamonix and worldwide, in winter and in summer. The winter offering includes off-piste skiing holidays, hut-to-hut ski tours and mountain and avalanche awareness training courses

Mountain Tracks
250 York Road 
London SW11 3SJ, UK 
Tel: +44 20 8123 2978
Email:  [email protected]

Many of the ski schools listed above in the ski school section, including CheckYeti and ESF also provide Guides


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