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Valmorel ESF or private instructor?

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Hello, can anyone advise if it would be best to have our 5 and 6 year old beginners in an ESF lesson or with a private instructor in a small (5 person) class? We will be in Valmorel and the girls will have had three lessons on dry slopes before they go.
I’ve heard mixed reviews about ESF in general and am concerned that my girls would struggle in a large class, especially if most children are French. However, the bonus of a longer lesson with ESF is that my husband and I get an extra 30mins skiing!!
My youngest will be in the ESF Creche so it may be simplest to keep them all within the same ski school?
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@alicc, we have found that private lessons with ESF were fine for our boys - they stayed together, so just two in the ‘class’ - but group lessons much less so. If they (ESF) offer private, perhaps that’s the better option? If the only benefit of the ESF group lessons is you getting an extra 30 minutes skiing, I’d say the negatives outweigh that.
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Thank you for coming back to me @montana. I have found a female instructor who works independently and takes groups of 5 children so that’s who I would go with if I don’t do ESF. The private ESF lessons are only 1hr 30mins so don’t want to have so little time!
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In that case, I’d go with the non-ESF private lessons as ESF group lessons can be 12 or more kids, often French-centric. There are some great ESF instructors of course, but our experience of group lessons, wasn’t great. Good luck, hope they enjoy
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