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Private lessons and/or instructors in Chamrousse?

 Poster: A snowHead
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Good afternoon all, heading to Chamrousse at the end of March and 2 of the group, I think, would benefit from a couple of mornings worth of private lessons.

Any suggestions at all?

Thanks


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 Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
A little bump - had a look around and can only find ESF. Does anyone know of others I can consider?

Cheers
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 Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
ESF should be fine. If you don't speak French, just ask for somebody who speaks English.
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Thanks Pam - no issue with ESF, just looking to see if there were options to compare, but it doesn't look like it.
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Just a little bump - I can't seem to get anywhere on the ESF site.

In a perfect world, I'd like to be booking 2 of my group into private lessons, well 2 of them to 1 instructor, starting on Sunday 29th March, for 2 hours per day (mornings ideally) for 3 days.

ESF website doesn't give me this option as far as I can see.

Do ESF offer any flexibility, generally, or does anyone know of any private instructors who could maybe help?
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Don't know Chamrousse but looking at their site. There is only ESF. Private lessons at that time of year are after midday, 44€ an hour for 1 or 2 people.
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Claude B wrote:
Don't know Chamrousse but looking at their site. There is only ESF. Private lessons at that time of year are after midday, 44€ an hour for 1 or 2 people.


Indeed, but actually trying to book anything like that isn't working. It looks like private lessons (unless you want 5 or 6) are only available on a Saturday....
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@SHAP, the system doesn't seem to work, if you try to book 1 x 2 hours it defaults to 6 days x 2 hours Confused I think it's the system rather than availability.
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@Claude B, yep, seems boogered doesn't it. I'll ping 'em an email.

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@SHAP, The ESF is a big operation at Chamrousse and do a lot of group lessons so privates seem to be fitted around these - no lunch for Jean-Claude today, you 'ave a private !

The reservation system seemed to work for me and lets you specify English as a language. I obviously didn't go as far as handing over a CC.
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@davidof, but did it let you just book 1 lesson? It just seemed to default to 6.
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@davidof, I've emailed, so will let you and @Claude B, know.

I can get it to the same point, but for single lessons, it only offers a Saturday for some reason.

If they can sort something, I'll get Jean-Claude a beer for his troubles... wink
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Quick update. I pinged ESF an email last Monday with the request. Automated reply saying thanks, we will be back to you within 48 hours.

Nothing back as yet. Really frustrating, as this is the last thing that needs sorting, and i can't even get a reply.

Is there a better way? Would we be able to risk booking on arrival? It's the week before the 2 week Easter hols, so likely to be quiet...
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 You know it makes sense.
You know it makes sense.
Did you try calling them? My wife has had dealings with ESF Chamrousse and always found them very helpful.
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 Otherwise you'll just go on seeing the one name:
Otherwise you'll just go on seeing the one name:
Little update - after a look online at their FB page, and a couple of emails to the right people, i had a very nice phone call with a lady in resort yesterday, and everything is booked as i wanted.

Cheers all.
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