ZigZag Ski School - ESI Samoëns

ZigZag Ski School - ESI Samoëns


ZigZag is Samoëns’ most highly respected ski school for English speakers. Perfect for those seeking a more personalised style of tuition, our cheerful ski professionals provide private, group and family tuition to suit your needs.

Zigzag and its qualified, professional team offer group lessons ( 8 max) so your children can progress safely and happily.
Whatever your level or skiing style, we will take good care of you and your family, so that you can have a wonderful time.


All year round.


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126 Grande Rue

74340 Samoëns

Latitude : 46.083978

Longitude : 6.724941

Activities offered by this provider.
Introduction to mountaineering


A beginner’s guide to the spectacular high mountain environment, led by an excellent English speaking IFMGA-qualified High Mountain Guide.

Rock climbing lessons


Top quality English speaking rock climbing lessons for children adults and groups of all abilities.

My First High Mountain Steps : Climbing and walking on a glacier


Learn how to use crampons so that you can confidently walk and climb on ice.

Canyoning (Boat-less River and Waterfall Descent!)


An an unmissable summer activity for the whole family !

Underground Caving


Uncover a fascinating underground world of subterranean caves and tunnels in the limestone rich mountains near Samoëns.



A once-in-a-lifetime experience, not to be missed! From 4 years old.

Via Ferrata with a Guide


Get in touch with the mountain first hand with this family-friendly combination of hiking and rock climbing.



A fun and adrenalin-filled activity ideal for keeping the whole family amused on a wet day !

Mindful Skiing with ZigZag and Alps Retreats


Mindfulness is becoming mainstream and you may already practise it to raise your awareness, reduce stress or improve your general health....

Ice climbing


Fairytale scenery and superb frozen waterfalls await beginners and experts alike in the Giffre Valley and surrounding areas. An entirely...

School Groups


ZigZag offers specialy adapted lessons and rates for school groups! Enjoy great English speaking instructors on 265km of slopes at the...


ZigZag’s popular Tiny Tots lessons are all about ensuring that a child’s first ski experience is a positive one.



The ultimate off piste ski, snowboard or telemark experience. Fresh tracks guaranteed.

Taxi Skiing


Taxi skiing is immense fun and totally safe - ideal for all non-skiers who'd like to enjoy ski sensations alongside family and friends!

Mini group lessons for children


Ideal for English speakers, ZigZag offers mini group lessons led by top class English speaking instructors. Maximum 4 to 8 per group,...

Vallée Blanche guidance


Experience Chamonix's most famous glacial descent and some of the world's most scenic off-piste skiing with a top-class English-speaking...

Private lessons


Bespoke private tuition tailored perfectly to you, with an English speaking expert.

Snowshoes on the Haut Giffre


Explore the fairytale countryside in the Upper Giffre on some unforgettable outings.

Snowboard lessons (adults / children)


Develop your technique quickly and efficiently in group or private snowboard lessons. Whatever your level, ZigZag's snowboard team will...

Off-piste tuition and guidance


Improve your off piste technique with an expert English speaking instructor while exploring the Grand Massif’s hidden powder spots.

Mini group lessons for adultes


ZigZag offers mini group lessons for adults taught by top class English speaking instructors. Maximum 4 to 8 per group, guaranteed..

Telemark lessons


Learn to telemark with style and precision with the help of an English speaking expert.

Private Snowboard Lessons


Elite snowboard coaching for beginners, intermediates and advanced boarders with an English speaking expert, including freestyle,...

Guided Ski Touring


Get away from the crowded pistes and into an untouched winter wilderness where ski passes aren't necessary. You'll earn your fresh tracks...

Handi ski - Skiing for everybody !


ZigZag provides special needs skiers with a range of sitski equipment adapted to everybody's needs. Whether you choose the Tandemski,...

Guided summer hikes on the Giffre' mountains


Our mountain leader will help you to discover lost corners of the mountains, explore Natural Reserves, and come face to face with stunning...

Mini Mouse Group Lessons


Little group lessons especially for 4 to 5 year-olds

Cross country skiing lessons


If you'd like to try cross-country skiing, ZigZag will show you how !

January Powder Ski Camp


Refine your off piste technique and discover new off piste descents in an intensive week of off piste ski coaching for adults at upper...

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Ski spring


A Spring skiing : a mountain of tips !

Special offer at the Hotel La Boule de Neige


The hotel La Boule de Neige, located in the hamlet of Vercland, just nearby the Samoëns Vercland skilift, takes part to the special ski...