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“Touch and go” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ecole du ski francais ESF Isola 2000

Ecole du ski francais ESF Isola 2000
London,England
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57 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Touch and go”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2013

We called ahead of time to ask if private lessons could be booked on the spot or if we needed to reserve. We were told we could book on the spot. When we turned up first thing in the morning however we were told nothing could be done until the afternoon.

Also, the ski school for under 6 year olds, club "piou piou", was good during the week, when they actually separated children according to ability so they could progress. The Saturday class however was a shambles:our relatively experienced little skier , who had until the day before taken ski lifts on her own and snow-plowed down a green slope with club "piou piou", was stuck in the flat enclosure and left to her own devices as the teacher,( a different one from the week classes , on her own and not too bothered),looked after some 3 year olds that had never been on skis( as she explained with a smiling - shrug.Was the club not meant for 4 to 6 , as we had been sold?) .

Our child lying on the snow, skis off and half asleep, one hour before pick up time, while the photographer chatted to the teacher.

This seemed more like a market for the photographer than a ski lesson charged at 38 euros.

I guess like in many things in life, so much depends on whom you get, but I expected more consistency from the ESF.

Visited April 2013
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  • Any
English first
Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Great group lessons with Thierry”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2013

We have just spent a week at Isola 2000 during the French school holidays. As both sons ski well we arranged lessons for my husband to get him ski-ing more confidently! Must say he had mixed impressions - a 1 to 1 lesson he had in Jan was expensive, started late, finished early & not very good English spoken! The week group lesson with Thierry we found was excellent & worth every penny (or euro) spent! Not only has his style & confidence grown to attack every type of run he would happily have lessons again to continue to improve! They recommend you book on website which was fine (4different languages) were offered, the only confusion I found was 6 days start on Sundays whilst 5 mornings commence on Mondays. The 1 to 1 lesson we just asked on the day so maybe didn't give them chance to arrange for better English speaker

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middleton on sea
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20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Holiday Fun”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2013

We did not use ESF this time, but our friends did last April and they found the instructors very helpful, reassuring, very good, kind and from the kids side fun!

Visited February 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Very efficient”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2013

Two, one-on-one lessons, for the beginner in our family went well and focused on the needs of the person concerned

Visited January 2013
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Well worth the money”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2012

Our kids were on their second skiing holiday so need to go into ski school. The ski school times were excellent (9am) so my wife and I could go off skiing on our own, return for a hot chocolate and still be back in time to get the kids from ski school.

Visited February 2012
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