Ski Schools & Mountain Guides

Grand Tourmalet

Grand Tourmalet offers a choice of four recognised ski schools operating under the ESF and ESI umbrellas, an independent snowboard school, and highly experienced mountain guides and instructors for freeriding and ski touring including off-piste descents from the Pic du Midi – one of the top 20 freeride areas in Europe.

Grand Tourmalet Pic du midi freeride

© OT Grand Tourmalet – François Laurens

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Grand Tourmalet Ski & Snowboard Schools 

ESF La Mongie & Bareges Ski Schools 

ESF (Ecole du Ski Francais) have two ski schools in Grand Tourmalet – one in La Mongie, the other in Bareges – and 150+ ski instructors providing group classes and private lessons for adults and children from 3 years of age. Lessons available for Alpine skiing, snowboarding, Telemark skiing, Nordic skiing and snowshoeing. Also, Handiski lessons with specially trained instructors and special equipment included for disability skiing.
ESF La Mongie, 19 Bd Pic du Midi, 65200 La Mongie. Tel: +33 (0) 5 62 91 92 44
ESF Bareges, 38 rue Ramond, 65120 Bareges, Tel: +33 (0) 5 62 92 68 86

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ESI Tourmalet (La Mongie) & Ecoloski (Bareges) Ski Schools

ESI (Ecole du Ski International) also offer a choice of two ski schools – ESI Ecoloski in La Mongie and ESI Tourmalet in Bareges – providing group lessons and private instructors for skiing, snowboarding and telemark. Group classes for children and teenagers categorised according to nine levels and clearly explained here. Qualified mountain guides and paragliding instructors also available.
ESI Tourmalet, 10 boulevard du Pic du Midi, 65200 La Mongie.
Tel:  +33 (0) 6 36 23 98 01, Email: [email protected]
ESI Ecoloski, 19 rue Ramond, 65120 Bareges,
Tel: +33 (0) 5 62 92 69 66, Email: [email protected]

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A Vos Snow La Mongie Snowboard School

A small independent snowboard school in La Mongie. Boarders and Game of Thrones fans will quickly identify the humour evident in Adele Hoffman’s website. Group lessons (6 persons max) for adults and children for 3-5 days (9-13 hours) and for all levels starting from La Mongie or Bareges. Private lessons with technical tips and challenges to push your limits and accelerate your progress. BabyRider option for young children from 3 years; 30 mins to 1 hour with snowboard included. Freestyle, freeriding and snowpark sessions for intermediate to expert riders, snow conditions permitting., 2 Boulevard du Taoulet, 65200 La Mongie.
Tel: +33 (0) 6 75 42 53 29, Email: [email protected]

Grand Tourmalet & Pic du Midi Mountain Guides 

Evasion Hors Pistes

An association of highly experienced independent mountain guides / instructors with more than 1,000 descents of the Pic du Midi for around 3000 satisfied customers since the area was opened to skiing and snowboarding in 2002. Each client is equipped with the latest emergency equipment (airbag reactor bag, Arva Evo4, shovel and probe) and an excellent safety briefing to ensure a calm and safe descent of the most beautiful freeride area in the Pyrenees. Ultimate-Ski has no hesitation in recommending (and thanking!) Olivier Bely and colleagues Claude Etchelecou, Matthias Trey and Jean Denis Prisse.
Evasion Hors-Pistes, Chez Matthias Trey, 7 route de Vizos – 65120 Esquieze-Sere, Tel: +33 (0) 6 02 18 84 48, Email: [email protected]

Pyrenees Experience 

Raymond Cuilhe, high mountain guide with more than 25-years’ experience ski touring, extreme skiing and guiding clients in safety all over the world. A pioneer of freeriding, steep skiing and powder skiing on the Pic du Midi since it was opened to skiing in 2002.  Address: 22 rue de Lesponne, 65710 Campan. Tel: +33 (0) 6 76 83 63 33, Email: [email protected]


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