Serre Chevalier Ski Schools & Guiding

Serre Chevalier has several ski and Snowboard schools, of which the biggest is Ecole de Ski Francais (ESF) with over 400 instructors. But there are smaller schools and individual ski instructors and mountain guides as well.

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Serre Chevalier Ski Schools & Mountain Guides

Ecole de Ski Buissonniere

The Buissonniere ski school, the oldest in the valley, is situated at Place de Aravet where the office is open from 8.30am to 6.30am daily. The school offers a variety of courses in ski and snowboarding for both children and adults, private or group and employs around 20 instructors including English speakers. Group numbers are kept small and the ski school has a very friendly atmosphere. Courses start on Sundays or Mondays and are available in the morning, midday or afternoon. The ski school offers every pupil a USB wristband with a souvenir ski photo taken by professional photographers during their week with the school. The Buissioniere ski school meeting point is at the bottom of the Mickey piste at Place de Aravet.

Ecole de Ski Buissonnière
Place de l’Aravet Serre Chevalier 1400
05240 La Salle Les Alpes
Tel: + 33 (0) 4 49 42 82 91

ESF Ski School Serre Chevalier

The ESF Ski School is Serre Chevalier’s biggest ski school with over 400 skiing and snowboarding instructors and offices in Villeneuve, Chantemerle and Monetier. The main offices are located in the commercial centre in Villeneuve opposite the Tourist office, in the shopping center in Chantemerle and at the base area in Monetier. Offices are open from 8.00am to 7.00pm daily. The ESF ski school offers a wide selection of courses for groups or individuals for skiers and snowboarders. Group courses are on offer for up to 6, 8, or 10 people and they have a special play area for infants. The ESF also offers off-piste tuition, freestyle coaching, Ski du Fond lessons and snowshoeing courses. The ESF meeting points are at the main base area by the Case du Boeuf chairlift in Villeneuve, in the main square at the base area in Chantemerle and in front of the base area in Monetier.

ESF Serre Chevalier Villeneuve
Centre Commercial Pré-Long,
B.P. 13, 05240 La Salle Les Alpes,
Tel: +33 (0) 4 92 24 71 99 

ESF Chantemerle – Serre Chevalier
Le Serre d’Aigle 
05330 Chantemerle 
Tel: +33.4 92 24 17 41

ESF Monetier Les Bains – Serre Chevalier
Halte de Pre Chabert 
05220 Le Monetier Les Bains
Tel: +33 (0) 4 92 24 42 66

ESF Briancon
7 Avenue René Froger, 05100 Briançon, France
Tel: +33 4 92 20 30 57

Generation Snow

Generation Snow is a small ski school based in Chantemerle whose office is next to the Tourist office in Chantemerle’s shopping centre. Generation Snow specialises in snowboarding and freestyle, but also offers more traditional tuition for beginner skiers, and for adults and children. Generation Snow also has a hire shop and offers weekly packages that include ski pass, equipment hire and tuition.

Generation Snow
Le Serre D’Aigle
F-05330 Saint Chaffrey 
Tel: +33 (0) 4 92 24 21 51

Insight ski school

Insight ski school is run by Darren Turner, a British B.A.S.I qualified ski instructor who offers a different approach to ski coaching. Specializing in small groups only or private tuition, Darren tailor-makes the ski lesson depending on his clients’ needs. Course categories include ‘Introduction to the mountain’, ‘Confidence Builder’, ‘Stuck in a Rut’ and ‘Experienced skiers’ which are explained in more detail on the Insight ski school website. Darren is also involved in the innovative Ski School Apps project where he and his team have developed a series of ski instruction videos for the i-Phone that are designed to complement ski instruction on the mountain. The Insight Ski School apps, along with Darren’s personal tuition, are aptly named and will help you understand what you need to do to improve your skiing and to put those insights into practice.

Insight Ski School
Tel: +33 (0) 6 79 06 86 83

Ski Connections

Ski Connections is a small British-French ski and snowboard school employing 20 instructors of British or French nationality and offering a wide range of lessons for adults and children. Quality teaching is ensured with group sizes being kept to a maximum or 6 or 8. Private lessons are also available from various points on the mountain. Ski Connections office is situated on the second floor of the commercial centre in Villeneuve, near the Tourist Office. Although based in Villeneuve, Ski Connections offer a daily pick up service from Chantemerle. Lunch for children can be included with lessons to allow parents more time on the mountain. Ski Connections also have a ski equipment hire shop offering all-inclusive packages including ski lift passes. 

Ski Connections
Tel: +33 (0) 4 92 46 28 32

New Generation Ski School Serre Chevalier.

Provides both instrauctors and off-piste mountain guides.Tel: 33 (0)4 79 01 03 18

Mountain Guides for Off-Piste skiing

Many of the above schools and CheckYeti provide guides. You can also try the Bureau des Guides de Serre Chevalier – +33 (0) 4 92 24 75 90.

You should also see the La Grave Ski Schools and Mountain Guides page

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