Recommendations

In order to comply with class schedules, we ask that you arrive 10 minutes before group lessons and 5 minutes before private lessons. 

Every Wednesday the instructors return to resort 15 minutes before the end of the lesson in order to be able to discuss the progress of the students with their parents. Every Friday, during the lesson, students will take part in the ESF Official Test. The instructor will give out certificates and medals to the students corresponding to the level they have reached. In the event that a student does not reach the required level, a compensatory medal will be given. 

Cirque du Lys ski area is only accessible with a cable car from the village. The journey takes approx. 15 minutes (normal operating times). However, during peak periods there may be a wait due to the high capacity of skiers. Generally, during peak times, the busiest time is 09.15 - 11.00. In order to help your ski holiday timings, the ESF has staff on hand in the cable car entrance hall on Sunday and Monday mornings from 09.15 - 09.45 during the French school holidays. 

In order to avoid any delays due to the high volume of traffic on the cable car during the holidays and weekends, we would advise you to arrive at the departure point of the cable car at 09.00 so as to ensure that you make your 10.00 lesson. We also advise that you purchase your lift passes before your arrival. 

In case of a closure of the ski area, all information will be displayed in our offices as well as on the social network sites such as Facebook and Twitter. 

We would like to remind you that our terms of sale already offer the possibility of catching up on missed lessons.

ESF Cauterets offers a cancellation insurance for your ski lessons. We would kindly invite you to carefully read the benefits of this insurance and to make your own decision as to whether or not you purchase it.

For the lessons in the Pont d'Espagne ski area, meeting place is fixed to you in front of the chalet of Clot (approximately 15 mn to make you since the parking lot of Pountas there).