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Ski Lessons

There are Ecoles du Ski Francais (ESF) in Abdondance village square (on the left after the bridge), La Chapelle (on the left of the main road opposite the La Chapelle Cret Beni lift) and in Chatel town centre past the church on the upper road to Morgins opposite the main cinema.

A series or a single lesson can be arranged either as part of a larger group, or privately, usually up to groups of 4. Some of the instructors do speak English but you may need to book in advance. There is extensive information on various options and prices on their websites which are in both French and English.

There is also a British Ski school (BASS) based in Chatel about which we've received excellent reports. All of their instructors are British and fully qualified. To find out more go to or write to

Also recommended by clients for group or private lessons is the multi-lingual international ski school ESI. They are also based in Chatel and can be contacted via

Private lessons can also be arranged through independent accredited instructors. These are more expensive than the large ski-schools but we have found them to be very helpful and effective. One we have used is run by Fifi and his colleagues via or telephone 0033 (0) 608337651

Our chalet manager can book with Mountain Safari- also excellent.

All the above will also provide ski-guide services for either half or full days.

Ice Skating

There is a rink in Chatel at Vonnes on the road to Morgins


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