Recommended equipment and advices

Some information to remember...

Getting equipped:

Depending on the activity, the appropriate equipment will vary. In general, a winter hat, sunglasses and sunscreen are essential.

Wearing a ski helmets isn't always compulsory but it is strongly recommended, whatever slope you're sliding. However, it is compulsory for activities such as Snowboarding or Competition, as well as a back protector or other protective gear.
If you have any doubts about which skis or snowboard you should choose, please specify at the time of rental which activity you will be doing. You can also contact the esf for any further questions.

For snowshoeing or ski touring, consider triple-layer clothing: a breathable under-layer, a fleece jacket, and a windbreaker for example. You get warm quickly during the activity but you cool down quickly when you stop.

But also:

  • You must carry your lesson card for all types of course and present it to the instructor at the start of each lesson. It is personal and cannot be lent to another person.
  • Don't be late to your lessons.
  • The price of the lessons does not include the ski lifts passes (unless stated otherwise). Don't forget to buy a ski lift pass.
  • The 5 or 6 day courses are consecutive.
  • Important: students are not insured by the esf. To avoid the risks and financial hassles of an accident, we highly recommend you take out an insurance such as Snowrisk.
  • The group lessons for alpine and cross-country skiing along with the Piou Piou Club are guaranteed from a minimum of 5 people, all season long. The courses are from a minimum of 4 people minimum.
  • The esf cannot be held responsible for weather conditions, ski lift breakdowns or other accidents. In the event of a course being cancelled through no fault of our own, no refund will be made.
  • The esf declines all responsibility for material or physical accidents that may occur to students.