The technicality of skiing

We were ahead of our time and today we remain true to our old ideas. Our priority is to provide the highest quality ski and snowboard instruction.

You will find an exceptional welcome starting with our team in the office and continuing on the mountain during your lessons. As true mountain professionals we will put our talents at your service, so that you will have the time and pleasure to discover all the techniques of French Skiing and to have fun, alone, with friends or with family.

  • ESI Awards
  • Northern Alps
  • Pro-technician
An ESI story

An ESI story

For over 30 years ESI (International Ski School Châtel) Pro Skiing has strived tirelessly to provide a quality learning experience with a personal, friendly touch. With small group numbers, instructors with a sense of fun who are passionate about their profession, ESI Pro Skiing Châtel offers a great opportunity to enhance your enjoyment of snowsports (ski, snowboard, telemark and cross-country)!

We have French, British and Irish ski teachers all with the highest qualifications. They are true mountain professionals able to deliver lessons in French, English, German, Spanish, Romanian, Russian, Dutch and Italian. All levels are catered for in both group and private lessons; these are offered at all times of day. We look forward to seeing you for an all-round, all-mountain experience!
 

Toutes nos activités

  • Nordic ski private lessons

    Nordic ski private lessons

    Proposé par ESI Pro Skiing Châtel

    Classic or skating

    For beginners or advanced skiers, the Glières Nordic site is suitable for those who want to discover skiing a little at a time and also includes difficulties for more experienced skiers.

  • Nordic ski group lessons for adults

    Nordic ski group lessons for adults

    Proposé par ESI Pro Skiing Châtel

    Two techniques: classic or skating.

    • Limited group size.
    • Recognized levels in all our schools.
    • Instructors trained in foreign languages
  • Nordic ski group lessons for children

    Nordic ski group lessons for children

    Proposé par ESI Pro Skiing Châtel

    Classic or skating technique.

    • Children from 3 years old to 12 years old are welcome.
    • Limited number of groups.
  • Telemark

    Telemark

    Proposé par ESI Pro Skiing Châtel

    Come and discover Telemark skiing with our ESI instructors.

    Telemark is one of the oldest ski disciplines and is practiced with a free heel.

  • Snowshoe walk

    Snowshoe walk

    Proposé par ESI Pro Skiing Châtel

    Snowshoeing is a winter activity accessible to everyone.

    A unique opportunity to approach mountain sports activities, in a friendly atmosphere and in natural settings that will leave you with lasting memories.

  • Course freestyle

    Course freestyle

    Proposé par ESI Pro Skiing Châtel

    Initiation dedicated to the practice of freestyle jumps in snow parks

    Ideal for improving your own technical skills on all kinds of structures inside the snowpark, but also for those who are new to freestyle

  • Freeride off-piste

    Freeride off-piste

    Proposé par ESI Pro Skiing Châtel

    More than just learning new techniques, these courses aim to provide all round instruction in mountain craft.

    Safety - Mountain environment - Understanding snow conditions to enable you to adventure out on the mountain safely. 

  • Private snowboard lessons

    Private snowboard lessons

    Proposé par ESI Pro Skiing Châtel

    Greater flexibility and a more personalized approach

    Discover the resort with a professional
    Enjoy a family outing.
    Focus on your technique and style.
    Get your confidence back.

  • Snowboard group lessons

    Snowboard group lessons

    Proposé par ESI Pro Skiing Châtel

    From beginner to expert level.

    Groups limited in number.
    From beginner to expert level.
    Medals and tests recognized in all our schools (link to medals page).
    Recognized levels in all our schools.
    Instructors trained in foreign languages.

  • Private lessons in alpine skiing

    Private lessons in alpine skiing

    Proposé par ESI Pro Skiing Châtel

    A more personalized approach

    • Discover the resort with a professional
    • Enjoy a family outing.
    • Focus on your technique and style.
    • Get your confidence back.
  • Alpin skiing group lessons for adult

    Alpin skiing group lessons for adult

    Proposé par ESI Pro Skiing Châtel

    From beginner to expert level.

    Groups limited in size - Levels recognised in all our schools - Multilingual instructors.

  • Alpin skiing group lessons for children

    Alpin skiing group lessons for children

    Proposé par ESI Pro Skiing Châtel

    Lessons for children between 3 and 12 years old.

    Groups limited in size - Recognised badges and tests in all our schools -  Child-friendly facilities - Multilingual instructors.

Nous contacter

ESI Proskiing Châtel
105 route de Vonne - Le Rubis, 74390 CHATEL, FR

Discover the resort of Châtel in summer

Discover the resort of Châtel in summer

Explore the many summer activities that the resort offers.

Our course departures

Our meeting point, the larger Pré la Joux area, the true gateway to the Portes du Soleil, is reached by free shuttle-bus. This area forms the link between Châtel and Avoriaz and has absolutely all the terrain that you'd ever need, challenging blacks,...

Our meeting point, the larger Pré la Joux area, the true gateway to the Portes du Soleil, is reached by free shuttle-bus. This area forms the link between Châtel and Avoriaz and has absolutely all the terrain that you'd ever need, challenging blacks, relaxing reds, easy blues and tremendous off piste! It is possible to ski all the way to Avoriaz on easy blue slopes. There is also plenty of beginners' terrain for those skiing for the very first time.

Above Pré la Joux lies the small mountain village of Plaine Dranse in which almost all the houses are turned into restaurants - about 15 in all.

Châtel is heavily influenced by the microclimate between Lake Geneva and Mont Blanc, which generates very substantial snowfall between November and April making it possible to keep the area open to skiing until late April every year without fail.