ESI Les 2 Alpes - St Christophe Ski and snowboard school in Les 2 Alpes since 1986!

Professional, passionate and lots of fun !



  • For its small groups of 10 children maximum in the group lessons (5 children average outside of french school holidays), for a personalized learning and a progression adapted to every child's rhythm, in full safety.
  • For the best coaching by passionate instructors Every graduated instructor is an expert in its domain : ski coaching, snowboard coaching, freestyle, off piste or ski touring, no one will be left behind !
  • For a human scale ski school : with a small team of 25 instructors in a family atmosphere, from the very moment of your booking in our office situated in the city center of Les 2 Alpes. During our courses, our only purpose is to make your ski trip unforgettable : finding the most adapted instructor to match your needs is our priority.
  • Four our large Kindergarden  where the smallest of us can learn how to ski. It is equipped with a telecord, with funny figurines and specialized gear for a playful and safe learning.
  • For the medal given to every child at the end of the week with no supplement of price for the group lessons. To make your ski trip unforgettable for your children, a medal giving ceremony is organized at the end of each week of group lessons. The instructors give the medals together with skimi, our mascot, for the joy of children.
  • Because mountain is not only about skiing and snowboarding so why not discover Les Deux Alpes in a new way during a gourmande snowshoeing excursion, or come and try snake gliss after the closing of the slopes. We have much more to offer to you, so do not wait to contact us to discover it !
  • To enjoy the best spots in Les Deux Alpes, go with our ski or snowboard instructors for the half day or for the entire day off piste on the domain of Les 2 Alpes. You can also go downhill to Saint Christophe or in the mythic Vallons de la Meije in la Grave.
  • To discover different outdoor disciplines, with all our graduated instructors, each one specialized in its own domain. They can offer you ski touring excursions, telemark, snowscoot and much more activities !    
  • For an unforgettable team building or company seminar : by the dynamism of our team and our DNA we, ESI les 2 Alpes, offer you different mountain activities. We are the ideal solution for the organization of your company events.
  • Because the pleasures of sliding must be accessible to anyone, thanks to the experience of our graduated instructors we can offer you handiski coaching to allow everyone to slide.  
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  • At the moment, we offer you ...

    - Group lessons : Mornings 9:30 - 12:00 Sunday to Friday. Afternoons available in the French school holidays 14:30 - 17:00.

    - Normal Snowshoe : Tuesday 14:30 - 17:00 : 35€ per person equipment provided. Schedule can change in the school holidays.

    - Showshoe with picnic : Thursday 17:30 - 20:00 : 40€ picnic and equipment provided. Schedule can change in the school holidays. 

    - Biathlon 15:00 - 16:30 Tuesday / 25€ per person (+ by demand). Schedule can change in the school holidays. 

    - Snake Gliss : Tuesday to Saturday at 16:45.


    By demand : 

    - Ski or Snowboard touring

    - Off piste Ski / Snowboard

    - Télémark

    - Snowscoot

    - Private snowshoeing groups

    - Paragliding and Speed Riding



    Do you need a structure for sports and relaxation in resort for your custumer ? It is here!

    Contact the ESI office directly to create a programme to suit your needs from morning to night according to expectations and wishes of each person !

  • Passion and lots of fun. With more than 30 years experience, we offer you many options !!

    - Small groups for successful progression

    - A medal is included in group classes

    - Packages : course+ski-pass available for groups and private lessons for 5 or 6 days consecutive

    - A torchlit descent open to all. A special moment with your instructors followed by a hot chocolate

Les 2 Alpes The Best Place in Oisans

2 Alpes is a heaven on Earth for the fans of ski and snowboard! With an infinite choice of mountain activities, a dynamic and varied après ski, a busy night-life, a heritage and a tradition preserved, 2 Alpes has the necessary assets for a successful ski holiday. In the middle of the XXth century, the mountain villages of Venosc and Mont de Lans introduced a collaboration which ended in the birth of the ski resort of 2 Alps. The south side of the resort, the village of Venosc, is the most attractive and pleasant part of the resort. The north side is mainly established by buildings, but has the advantage to be at the foot of the slopes with diverse stores, pubs and restaurants.

our instructors

  • Alba Tabuyo Brioso

    Alba was one of the first women to obtain the highest qualifications in snowboarding ! She also trains future snowboard instructors. She taught all over the world before moving to Les 2 Alpes and has over 2 decades of teaching experience !
  • Jean-Claude Balme

    For more than 30 years, our Barbichette has continued to pass on his passion for skiing to the little ones and entertain the adults with his jokes!
  • Benoit Gaudu

    Discreet instructor, he will restore your confidence on the skis!
  • Billy Hatier

    Billy is a friendly and patient instructor that will teach ski to small and old ! His second job? Specialist in laser engraving !
  • Elie Turc

    Elie was born on skis in Les 2 Alpes. Winter sports no longer holds any secrets for him. His pedagogy and his patience will satisfy you as a beginner as well as an advanced skier. Elie's other passion is practising acrobatics.
  • Gérard Turc

    Born in the Oisans region, Gérard is one of the creators of the Ski School and was its Director for about fifteen years. He now teaches skiing with passion. His other job? High Mountain Guide at the guides Office of the Berarde.
  • Mérick TURC

    Mérick is temporary at the Ski School, native of the resort,he is at home on the slopes. He is preparing his airplane pilot diploma and works for Tv5monde, ready to travel?!
  • Nicolas Ristori

    As an Italian snowboarder, he will easily convey his passion with you. He also owns a snowboard brand called Straightforward
  • Philippe Bochu

    Philippe was one of the creators of the Ski School. He is a great sportsman, from skiing to biking and biking to skiing!
  • Rodolphe Candau

    Native of the resort and pioneer of the ESI, he will share with you his passion of mountain skiing or snowshoeing ! His other job ? Creator of floral painting on wood and porcelain !
  • Sandrine Oizan-Chapon

    Native of the resort, she is the manager of the kindergarder. IDuring the summer, she will offer you a full range of activities like rafting, via ferrata and skiing with the ESI on the glacier !
  • Serge Primatesta

    One of the pioneers of the ski school, he teaches skiing with passion!
  • Eric Delambre

    An adventurous instructor who outside his winter seasons practises all kinds of sports (wakeboarding, water skiing, motocross...)
  • Pierre Vannard

    Originally from La Grave, he is passionate about skiing, snowboarding, snowscoot and many other activities. He also is a honey producer, an employee at National Parc des Ecrins and mountain bike rider !
  • Christophe Duthoit

    Bors and raised in Les 2 Alpes, Christophe is a ski and mountain enthusiast and passes along his passion in English, in French or in Italian !
  • Emanuele Cerionni

    Italian snowboarder, Emanuele known as Lélé will always be there to teach you snowboarding before leaving for the ocean for surfing !
  • Arianna Passero

    Ari is an Italian Instructor specialised in snowboarding.She teaches all levels including freestyle courses in the snowpark. She's a passionate rider, also enjoying on the glacier in the summer months.
  • Jordi Bouillard

    Jordi has great social skills and likes to ensure that the experiences that he shares on the mountains are above all a moment of pleasure. He wants to pass on his passion in complete safety for all (certified handiski instructor).

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