Practical information

advice on ski passes, shuttles

Free shuttles to go the departure of lessons

A free shuttle service is at your disposal for students who are already enroled for lessons at ESF Vallorcine, which departure point is on the la Poya resort. 
The meeting point for departure and arrival of the shuttle is in front of the ESF offices at the telecabin, a 100 meters away from the Résience Les Portes du Mont Blanc/ Dormio and the Résidence Spa Vallorcine Mont Blanc. 
This service links Vallorcine to the ski area of La Poya where some group lessons take place:


Meeting point at the foot of the telecabin

Morning lesson
Departure from telecabinDeparture of shuttle between 9am & 9:15am
Arrival at telecabin Arrival of shuttle between 12pm 12:15pm
Afternoon lessons
Departure from telecabinDeparture of shuttle between 2pm & 2:15pm
Arrival at telecabinArrival of shuttle between 5pm & 5:15pm


Included in the price of the lesson

Children ski group lesson:
Piou-Piou, Ourson, Flocon, 1ère Etoile, 2ème Etoile

Ski group lessons for adults:
Débutant and Classe 1

Snowboard group lessons (from 8 years old):
Surf Beginner and Surf 1

Tous les autres cours ont rendez-vous au pied de la Télécabine pour skier sur le domaine de Balme : le service des navettes n'est donc pas utile pour ces cours.

Ski pass and ski lifts

Be sure to book your ski lift pass before the beginning of your lesson. 
Ski pass is not included in the price and can be bought at the ski lift offices, at the foot of the resort.

It is not required to buy a ski lift pass for:
  • children enrolled in Piou-Piou lessons
  • children enrolled in Ourson, for the first part of the week. Throughout the week, the instructor will ask you on to buy a ski lift one day in advance, depending on the child's progress and on weather conditions.

Ski pass is required on the first day for:
  • Children from Flocon level
  • All adults, beginners included
  • All snowboarders, beginners included

All the information on ski lift passes:
Ski lift pass for Tour and Chamonix Mont Blanc ski area: website of Mont Blanc company
Ski lift pass for la Poya ski area: website of Vallorcine La Poya