What is EGUG?
L'Ecole de Glisse des Universités de Grenoble is an association loi 1901, founded in 1974.
EGUG is a students only association, either from the Universités de Grenoble or from any other french and non french university, so foreign students can be members as well. There are about 3000 members, of which 85 are instructors. Students from the UJF, INP and Stendhal can take lessons and get credits for that as part of their uni course. Students from other universities can also have lessons, but won't get any uni credit from that.
How EGUG works :
EGUG is based in Grenoble, the Capital of the Alps, and its purpose is to allow all the students to discover or keep practising winter sports at the lowest cost. By becoming a member of EGUG, students can then access/buy skipasses at very low prices for a few of the best resorts around. EGUG is also concerned with students learning how to ski, snowboard, and that's why we provide free lessons for all the students, whatever their level. From beginners to experienced riders, everyone can have free lessons with a team of student and volunteer instructors. Those instructors are educated by EGUG so that they can then teach students, under the responsibility of Professors of the Universités de Grenoble.
EGUG also provides bus transports to the resorts 4 days a week, once again at cost price.
We also have partnerships and special deals with shops in Grenoble and around, such as :
>A sportshop in Saint Martin d'Hères : Espace Montagne, where our members get discounts on gear rental and purchases
>A restaurant in les 7 Laux : le Kaktuss
>At BAM sports
Actvities and free lessons
Before ski season : we organize Acrofreestyle trainings with trampoline sessions, and roller sessions
During ski season : students are offered a wide range of free lessons, with ski, snowboard and even telemark lessons. We provide lessons for each and every rider, from beginners who want to discover winter sports, to experienced riders who need technical advice to improve their skills. We also provide slalom and freestyle lessons. We have occasional freeride sessions with an instructor who has a Diplôme d'Etat. Students who want to participate in those freeride sessions have to do a one day training session on how to use DVAs with EGUG
We also organize winter sports events, the main one being STARTING GLISSE. It is a one week-end event open to all students, whether they are EGUG members or not, where we provide skipass+bus transport at a very low cost, so that every student can have the chance to enjoy skiing or snowboarding.