Small ski classes are a vital factor for children’s safety, enjoyment and speed of learning, so Esprit children's ski lessons have a maximum of 1:8 in all lessons.
We have found over the years that ability, as much as age, is a critical deciding factor in balancing children’s ski classes. So, our stated ages are a guide, and there may be a more extensive age range within the class, but the children’s abilities on skis will be similar. The ski instructors may, however, move children from class to class during the week to match their ability levels.
Some ski-schools operate an assessment system on the first day of ski lessons to ensure children are in the appropriate class. Occasionally where there are two classes of the same level, the two instructors may combine their groups initially to best place children in the class where they will be happiest, but the overall 1:8 instructor: children ratio will always be maintained.
In all resorts, children will be collected in the morning from their chalets, exclusive hotels or designated meeting point, signed into our care by Esprit Staff and taken to their Esprit exclusive lessons. Our staff then sign them into the supervision of their instructor. If children are in our Beginners or Spritelets sessions, an Esprit Ski Ranger will accompany them throughout the session. If children are taking part in Esprit lunches, staff will collect them at the end of their lesson and escort them to the next part of their day.