Can somebody recommend some good free ride off-piste schools in Europe (Austria, Italy, Switzerland, France) ?
Courses should be in English. Any recommendations, experiences ?
I would definately recommend the École du Ski Internationale (ESI): http://www.ecoledeski.fr/uk/il4-schools_p72-schools-directory.aspx
They are a 'conventional' ski school, just like the ESF, for example, but in my experience, the ESI is much more aware of your specific needs and requests.
They also offer special freeride courses in some resorts, such as this one in Flaine (France): http://www.esi-flaine.com/2013-1uk/montagne/ski-hors-pistes.html
Look for these courses in the famous powder resorts (Flaine, Les Arcs, Val Thorens, Tignes, Les Queyras, Verbier [Switzerland] etc.)
Also: probably the best freeride region in Europe: Monte Rosa (Italy, near Zermatt): http://monterosa.com/topmenu/heliski-freeride.aspx