Our philosophy

Our philosophyToday, more than 75 ski schools (in France, Switzerland and Italy) are grouped into ESI to guarantee you a warm welcome and quality, professionalism of the services offered, dynamism and constant innovation, to receive instruction in accordance with the French ski teaching method. to be supervised by a professional instructor, to be evaluated according to the official ESI tests, to be taught in French as well as in various other languages (English, German, Italian, Spanish...) and to have group lessons limited to a maximum of 12 students per instructor.

The progress tests are recognized in all ski schools, whether or not they are affiliated to our union. The tests are organized every week, they will allow you to follow your evolution or that of your children.

  • From 2 years old and half
  • Ideal for beginners
  • Medals offered
  • Excellent reviews
Try the TOP 5

Try the TOP 5

High-end" group lessons due to the number of children limited to 5 maximum.

For children from Bronze Mouse to Golden Crystal/Diamond

Only during the February vacations, from 1:15pm to 3:15pm and from 3:15pm to 5:15pm

A perfect alternative to private lessons for several people since it lasts 2 hours...

A way to learn and ski together in a more intensive way than a "classic" group lesson.

Course assured from 2 persons registered

Toutes nos activités

  • Snowshoe walk

    Snowshoe walk

    Proposé par ESI Métabief

    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.

  • Nordic ski touring

    Nordic ski touring

    Proposé par ESI Métabief

    We don't follow groomed trails, we improvise for you friendly paths, adapted to your level.

    A wide ski, with edges, scales, robust shoes, heels detached: a comfortable equipment which allows as much a soft approach for the beginners, as a search for strong sensations for more experienced skiers.

  • Biathlon Courses

    Biathlon Courses

    Proposé par ESI Métabief

    à partir de 30

    Biathlon combines two disciplines: cross-country skiing and rifle shooting. ( Can also be practiced with snowshoes )

    Test your biathlete skills by learning or improving your biathlon skills with ESI. 
    After an introduction to the laser rifle to assimilate the shooting positions, it's time for the air rifle (10m lead) which is closer to competition shooting.
    Initiation with a 22 Long Rifle: Discover the real sensations of biathlon with an exceptional performance to do everything like the top athletes. Shoot real bullets at 50m on a shooting range with world cup standards with a real competition rifle. 

  • Freeride off-piste

    Freeride off-piste

    Proposé par ESI Métabief

    à partir de 33

    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. 

  • The unique ESI experiences

    The unique ESI experiences

    Proposé par ESI Métabief

    Original activities, real moments of exception in the mountains.

    Find all the ESI experiences on the school websites: yurt and igloo evenings, sledding, night outings with snowshoes, snow scooters, dog sledding, ski joering or even a night in a refuge with raclette, Mont d'Or or fondue.

Nous contacter

ESI Métabief
9 Place Xavier Authier, 25370 MÉTABIEF, FR

Discover summer activities in Métabief

Discover summer activities in Métabief

Métabief is a resort that has been involved in summer activities for many years. 

Our advice to parents

Even if in the heart of the village the weather seems pleasant, the weather changes quickly in the mountains, a good equipment is essential... so bring: tights, undershirt (with turtleneck), sweater or fleece, jacket, pants or wetsuit in the right size...

Even if in the heart of the village the weather seems pleasant, the weather changes quickly in the mountains, a good equipment is essential... so bring: tights, undershirt (with turtleneck), sweater or fleece, jacket, pants or wetsuit in the right size for the child (big enough to cover the ankles and wrists), sunglasses or ski mask in case of snow or rain, gloves or mittens, helmet (even if it's hot), neck protector (to be left in the pocket in case of weather change), sun cream...

Check that your children feel comfortable in their ski boots: don′t hesitate to adjust and close them at home to test them before going on the slopes.
The bottom of the suit (elastic gaiters) should cover the boot to prevent snow and water from entering (not pleasant at all!). 
Before leaving on the ski lessons, remember to check that your child has his or her lift pass with him or her (be careful about changing jackets during the trip!), a cereal bar and some tissues.
Let's not forget that this is an outdoor sporting activity, in the mountains and most of the time in the cold. The child must therefore have slept enough, must have eaten properly before the lessons, and must have gone to the bathroom!!!