Ski Lessons

You’ll be surprised by the range of lesson options available. Vaujany is blessed with its very own branch of the ESF – l’Ecole du Ski Français (French Ski School) teaching all levels and ages out of Vaujany for more than 35 years.  The groups meet in the morning at the Vaujany lift station and are then taken up, up and away into the snowy mountains for their lesson.  There is a drop-off and pick-up, on the slopes facility, for both morning and afternoon lessons. From the green and blue piste paradise of Montfrais, perfect for learning, perfect landscape and perfectly uncrowded!  To beyond, into the main Alpe d'Huez resort where the choice is unrivalled.
Prefer independent instructors? Whether skiing or snowboard instructors, we can recommend a good selection to choose from. For the experienced off-piste skier we can arrange days out with highly recommended mountain guides - see the 'mountain guides' page for more details


Since 1989 Vaujany’s small school of about 20 instructors has established a firm reputation for quality teaching and satisfied clients. Apart from an excellent kids’ school, on offer are individual or group lessons on skis or snowboard from beginner to advanced. All instructors speak good English.

All lessons must be booked direct with Vaujany ESF.

Contact Details

Gare du téléphérique
Tel. +33 (0)4 76 80 71 80

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Highlights real

Take a look at the recent video the Vaujany ESF have made, it really sets the scene well in our eyes!

Choosing ESF Vaujany means opting for a family friendly ski school, enjoying the secluded and beautiful ski area of Oz-Vaujany but also the extensive and large ski area of Alpe d'Huez

Please enquire and book the various courses direct!


Vaujany ESF - Ski School Prices

Options Cost
1 lesson 09:00 - 11:30   or   14:45 - 16:30 €35
6 days. Ski school a.m., lunch

(plus nursery pm which is charged separately)

plus (€95)
6 days. Ski school a.m., lunch and ski school p.m. €355
6 days. Ski school a.m., no lunch and ski school p.m. €245
6 days. (4 hours a day) €210
6 mornings or afternoons. (2 hours a day) €135

Children will be issued with an ESF bib for which you will be charged a deposit of €6.50. Group lessons / ski school classes are available in the afternoons only during school holidays.

Please note: Afternoon adult classes are sometimes not available

Vaujany ESF - Private Tuition Prices

Duration Persons Cost
Between 12.00 and 2.00 p.m. 1 - 2 €42 1hour €75 2hours
Between 12.00 and 2.00 p.m. 3 - 4 €60 1hour €108 2hours
Half day, morning 09.00 - 11.45 up to 4 2.75 hours €180
Half day, morning 09.00 - 12.00 up to 4 3.5 hours €190
Half day, afternoon 14.15 - 16.30 up to 4 2.25 hours €145
Half day, afternoon 13:00 - 16:30 up to 4 3.5 hours €190
Full day 09.00 – 16.00 up to 4


In most instances you can add another person to a group for €15

Child Ski Classes in order of competence

  • Piou Piou
  • Ourson
  • Flocon
  • 1 Star
  • 2 Star
  • 3 Star
  • Bronze Star
  • Gold Star
  • Competition

Ski Kindergarten

(skiing in the morning and afternoon child care)

There are tailor-made packages of activities provided by Vaujany’s small, friendly ski school (Vaujany ESF). From 3 years to 5 years inclusive children can join the local, friendly, Vaujany ESF ski school, starting in the ski kindergarten and progressing to the other nursery slopes as appropriate.

Ski school meets at 09:15 at the main lift station in Vaujany from where the instructors accompany them up to the ski kindergarten and nursery slopes at Montfrais. A supervised lunch is provided in one of the mountain restaurants (the Vaujaniate) after which the younger children are accompanied down to the village creche for the afternoon whilst the older children join their afternoon ski classes.

Vaujany Ski School / Ski Kindergarten
3 and 5 year olds 09:00*– 17:00
Ski Kindergarten €245 for 6 mornings and supervised lunches
Plus €95 for 6 afternoons in the day-nursery.
*Start times may vary high/low season

Ski School

Not just for kids!  Get to grips with the slopes and get taught techniques from the ground up.  From snow plough to skiing parallel, from sliding to  carving, the local Vaujany ESF will have you zooming along in no time.  Both morning and afternoon lessons available as well as the full day options

Parents can choose to rendezvous with their children at Montfrais before their lunch, after their lunch or at the end of the day. So parents have complete flexibility and can take the opportunity to ski far and wide should they choose to without having to return at midday! 

If at the end of the day parents wish to pick their children up at 16:15 from the nursery slopes at Montfrais they can then finish the skiing day, en famille, enjoying a few gentle runs together. Alternatively you can collect the children from their instructors at the main lift station between 16:30 & 16:45, the same place where you dropped them off!

"Vaujany ESF are especially helpful and great for kids. They progressed amazingly well for a week and really enjoyed it."
Mark Sutton, Apartments, 2024

Extra Services

We will always try to work around your schedule. As a small specialist tour operator exclusively providing luxury holidays to Vaujany, we have the flexibility often missing from larger companies.

Be it to organise a quick second break, a weekend get-away for a large group or perhaps a corporate weekend, we can tailor make a break that meets all your requirements.

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