Flaine Skiing Holiday Extras
Flaine Skiing: Ski School (3 years+)
The Ecole du Ski Français is the largest ski school in the world. There are 15,600 instructors in 250 offices. ESF schools have always taught skiers the most effective skiing and snowboarding techniques. 70% of ESF pupils are aged under 14 and it is important that they are made aware of any issues as early as possible so that they acquire the right attitude at a young age, ensuring that they will ski safely and responsibly.
15,600 instructors are ready to guide you through France’s ski areas, in complete safety. In addition, the ESF put a lot of work into teaching children: 1,500 instructors look after them in the 195 ski nurseries that they run, areas separated off and protected which are all called the “Club Piou Piou”, designed around five animal figures and a story designed to teach young children how to start off skiing. The Club Piou Piou now enables every school to present a unique visual identity and offer the same teaching method to guarantee to parents a standardised quality and instruction programme in every resort.
For details on adult and child group lessons (ski and snowboard), Piou Piou club (3-11yrs), Rabbit club or Baby ski (under 3). View more info here.
Flaine Skiing: Lift Pass
Grand Massif lift pass covers SAMOENS > MORILLON > LES CARROZ > SIXT > FLAINE (265km of piste)
Massif lift pass covers SAMOENS > MORILLON > LES CARROZ > SIXT (145km of piste)
Grand Massif Lift Pass – 6 Day
Adult – From £177
Junior – From £133
NOTE: Compulsory €3/pass for hands free pass. Can be re-used. No photo is therefore necessary. To book the GRAND MASSIF 6 Day Lift Pass: View information or to book your 6 day Flaine Lift Pass here.
Flaine Skiing: Childcare
Les P’tits Loups Nursery
For children from 6 months to 3 years. Booking by post recommended.
Tél.: +33 (0)4 50 90 87 82
Piou Piou– ESF
For children from age 3, in the Piou Piou Clubs, everything is organised so that they treat skiing as something fun and a game:
- A protected area featuring special equipment including a rope tow, mini-ski tows, moving carpets, structures and welcoming figures to encourage learning
- Male and female instructors to supervise and instruct tiny tots
- Piou Piou Club medal at the end of their stay
The Piou Piou Club organises tests for the ‘Ourson’ qualification, the first of the ESF’s ability tests. Some ESF schools offer Piou Piou Club packages that include lunch and lunchtime supervision, enabling parents to ski all day. Tel.: +33 (0)4 50 90 81 00 – Fax : +33 (0)4 50 90 81 54
Flaine Skiing: Access
A40 highway, to Geneva Chamonix, exit n°19 Cluses Centre and follow Flaine.
Geneva airport at 62 Km – Lyon St Exupéry airport at 184 Km – Annecy airport at 69 Km
Cluses railway station at 30 Km – Information about shuttle on 04 50 34 40 09 or 04 50 37 22 13 or www.altibus.com