GREAT VALUE SKIING IN THE FRENCH ALPS
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We understand that the quality of skis and boots can make a big difference to your skiing holiday. For this reason we operate our own ‘in-house’ ski shops for your convenience.
Whether you are just learning to ski or are an expert skier we will have a choice of skis ideally suited for you. We have graded the skis Bronze, Silver and Gold to help you pre-book your choice.
Snowcoach service - looking after you every step of the way
Our staff are here to help - so whether they are showing you around the mountain or cooking you a delicious evening meal, helping you book a private instructor/guide or meeting you at the airport, our staff are carefully selected and chosen for their passion for skiing and commitment to customer service.
All of our staff are fully trained to ensure that you get the most out of your Snowcoach holiday.
Our guests regularly write to tell us that it is our staff that make all the difference to their holiday, going the extra mile to make sure that our clients have a memorable time.
Are you looking to meet new people, explore the mountain and discover the pistes with like-minded people of the same ski standard and have some fun! Then look at joining our Snow Club in resort.
explore the pistes at an compatible shared pace
discover unfrequented parts of the mountain
get to know other people
have lots of fun with like-minded people.
Our staff living in the resort are best placed to help you with all your ski related queries such as helping you with your ski hire, recommending the area to find the best snow conditions and locating the nicest mountain restaurants.
We will introduce similar standards of skiers to each other so that they can form their own group to explore the mountain at their own pace. For those who would like to take part, a member of our staff will help organise the groups into two or three categories – the fast reds/blacks, medium reds/blues and cruise the blues. You must be able to ski a minimum of a blue piste to take part.
Our Snow Club will provide each group with suggested routes and itineraries for the different levels showing the best places to ski, our favourite restaurants and good viewpoints. A lunchtime meeting spot will be suggested so you can catch up with friends and family from different groups.
Each of our Club Hotels has dedicated Snow Club staff to provide this special service, full details will be explained when you are welcomed to the resort.
Whether you are a beginner, intermediate or expert skier or snowboarder, you can pre-book your ski packs to be first on the slopes! With everything organised when you arrive in resort, you can relax in the knowledge that all your holiday essentials have been taken care of. Plus, you can save money by pre-booking your ski and boot hire before you travel.
Lift passes and ski/snowboard equipment can be pre-booked in the UK. If you wish to add items after you have booked simply contact us. Any pre-paid items can be upgraded in resort by paying the difference.
All ski pack items must be purchased through Snowcoach either in the UK or in resort and are subject to our price promise.
New gold skis will again be added to our ski stock for this winter. This is in addition to the excellent choice of skis purchased last winter.
We offer a very good selection of silver skis for all intermediate skiers. New skis will again be added to the excellent stock purchased last year.
We offer a carefully chosen selection of skis that are perfect for beginners and also easy to ski on for early intermediates.
* If you decide to bring your own skis our staff will be happy to wax, service and adjust them for a small charge.
We offer a wide range of ski boots for all sizes. Once again we have added extra new stock to give our clients even more choice.
In our ski shops we offer a selection of snowboards for our beginner and intermediate snowboarder clients.
We offer a range of helmets for all ages, that can be pre-booked
Children’s skis and boots are available.
We also offer a selection of snowshoes.
Whether you are a first time skier or would like to improve your ski/snowboarding technique, pre-book your ski/board lessons before you arrive in resort directly with the ski school.
Ski lessons can be great fun for children and adults alike and whatever your level there is a lot to be gained.
Our resorts provide lessons for the beginner, intermediate and advanced skiers/boarders. Whether this is your first time on skis or you want to learn how to perfect your parallel turns, ski school gives you the opportunity to make the most of your holiday.
For our recommendation please refer to the relevant ski area pages. You will require a lift pass in the resorts.
For good skiers and snowboarders there is some exceptionally challenging skiing to be found in both resorts. Enjoy another dimension of skiing by taking the opportunity to go ‘off piste’, in a majestic and tranquil mountain environment far away from the rest of our busy world. Please ensure you have adequate insurance cover.
Famous throughout the world for its high altitude, top quality off-piste skiing and mountaineering, the Chamonix Valley from St Gervais to Le Tour is a world centre for stunning scenery and challenging skiing.
You could take part in the great all-day Vallée Blanche adventure, skiing the widest, deepest, longest glacier in Europe from Mont Blanc to Chamonix. This 20 km descent with mountain guides is suitable for good intermediate skiers and is a truly marvellous experience. Descents of the Argentière Glacier, Pas de Chevre and Le Lavancher can also be arranged. The local mountain guides will be pleased to visit the hotel to discuss the off-piste possibilities with you.
In most of the well-known resorts any fresh snow is tracked out within hours of falling. The Maurienne Valley (just the other side of Val Thorens) is probably the least known major off-piste ski area and you can ski fresh tracks for several days.
Many mountain guides from the best French resorts rate this area as the place to ski off-piste, and we are certainly thrilled by our experiences of skiing here right up to the end of season.
The expertise of a mountain guide is essential and with your guide you can head off for a terrific adventure into the untracked slopes of Valmeinier or from the top of Val Thorens.
In the unlikely event that there is no snow at your resort, we promise to provide road transport completely FREE of charge to the nearest available ski area, as listed below.
At each resorts we can find guaranteed skiing on high passes or glaciers within a very reasonable distance.
St Gervais - Les Contamines/ Argentière glacier
Valloire/Valmeinier - up to 2600m, plus Val Thorens glacier
Early snow guarantee
It covers departures from mid Dec to mid Jan (excluding New Year).
If every ski area on our normal programme has less than 50% of its lifts open, then 5 - 3 days before departure you can decide to change your holiday to another resort the same week or to change to another departure date, subject to availability. See terms and conditions for more details.
Mon – Fri : 08.00 – 18.30
Sun : Closed
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