Les Batons is the new ESI (International Ski School) school in Val Thorens. Discover the slopes of the largest ski area in the world with our professional, passionate and friendly ski instructors.

With Les Batons Ski School, the ESI goes beyond traditional ski lessons, providing you with a  personalized and digital offer. You will get a custom follow-up of your performances in a brand new mobile app, and all of this for the same price !


Get more out of your ski lessons, for the same price:


Thanks to Les Batons App - included in the price of the lesson - you will get the details of the new skills you mastered, personal advices from the instructor and photos from each day.

Our App gives you access to essential additional services:

  • Meet your instructor before class: all the info about the lesson and the instructor is sent to you before your arrive at the resort.
  • Keep your best memories: access all the photos of your ski lesson after each session.
  • Track your progress: the instructor will give you personalized advice and digital rewards every time you master a new skill.


Quality group lessons for your children:


ESI has been one of the major players in group ski lessons in France, for over 40 years.
We offer balanced and varied programs for your children to enjoy the best of skiing while learning new skills.

We asses each pupil’s level in the beginning of the week to organize the groups by ability. The groups are limited in size (4 to 8 children), and tailored to improve your children’s confidence and skills in a safe environment. At the end of the week, all the young skiers will get the traditional medal to certify they reached a new level. With Les Batons, they will also be rewarded in the App each time they master a new skill during the week.

Group lessons take place from Sunday (or Monday) to Friday, and start from the central snow front of Val Thorens. Our Group Ski Lessons are suitable for children from 6 to 12 years old.


Private Lessons:


For a tailor-made accompaniment, our instructors guide you through private lessons, personalized for your specific expectations, whether you are a skier, a ski hiker, or a snowboarder.

During these premium ski lessons, our instructors take the time to understand your needs and to place you in the best conditions to enjoy skiing in Val Thorens.

Private lessons are as well adapted for 1 person as for a your group - from 2 to 6 people. Thus, if you have similar ski abilities, it is the perfect occasion to ski with your friends and family with a dedicated instructor. Several formulas exist: “à la carte” if you want to choose specific days, weekend sessions for those who want to start their week by a quick refresher, or our week lessons.


Off-Piste sessions:


The ski domain of Les 3 Vallées offers exceptional off-piste skiing opportunities, so if you are an expert skier or snowboarder, be sure to make the most of it!

Our experienced off-piste instructors will guide you in the best off-piste spots on the area, safely and with the right equipment (ABS, DVA bags, supplied).

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Telephone : + 44 20 3514 4599
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