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Before you arrive
Accommodation & Catering
Coach Travel

FAQ's

BEFORE YOU ARRIVE

How do I book with Snowcoach?

Simply call us on 01727 866177 to make an enquiry or to book. Alternatively make an online enquiry, where we will email you a quote.

How much deposit do I need to pay and when is the balance due?

When you make your booking you must pay a deposit of £150 per person. The balance of the holiday is then due 10 weeks before departure.  

 

When do I receive my travel itinerary?

Travel information and itinerary will be emailed to you approx. two weeks prior to departure.

ACCOMMODATION & CATERING

What are the check-in and check-out times?

Rooms are accessible from 16.00 on your arrival day. On your departure you will be required to vacate your room by 09.00.

 

What meals are provided?

*Breakfast including a selection of hot dishes 

*Afternoon tea and cakes

*Four course evening meal with complimentary wine, tea and coffee served every evening

Please see WHAT'S INCLUDED for more information.

 

Can you cater for dietary requirements?

We will do our best to accommodate any special dietary requirements and we offer a vegetarian option every day. Please advise us in advance when you book you holiday.

 

Are towels provided?

The hotel l'Aigle offer one bath towel and one hand towel per person per week is provided. Extra towels for hot tub use may be hired in resort for a small fee.

 

Is there Wi-Fi at the hotel?

We offer FREE Wi-Fi for guests to access throughout the hotel including bedrooms, subject to service connection. 

COACH TRAVEL

What time does the coach depart and return back to the UK?

South Mimms - Depart 14.00, Return 11.15 – 12.15   

Thurrock - Depart 14.55, Return 10.30 – 11.30

Medway - Depart 15.20, Return 10.00 – 11.00

Dover - Depart 16.20, Return 09.00 – 10.00

All timings are subject to change due to ferry times. You are requested to be at your departure point at least 30 minutes before departure.

 

What is my baggage allowance?

* 1 bag (suitcase, holdall) up to 95 litres approx. 70cm x 30cm x 45cm

* 1 piece of hand luggage

* 1 boot bag

 

Can I take my skis/board on the coach?

Yes, this is fine, we charge a small fee of £10 (return) to take your skis/board with you and must be pre-booked.

 

Do you travel by ferry or Eurostar?

We travel by ferry from Dover – Calais using P&O ferries and Calais - Dover using DFDS which takes 90 minutes.

AIR TRAVEL

What airports can I fly from?

You can depart from any airport to suit your needs on any date for any duration.

 

What airports in resort can you offer transfer from?

* Valmeinier – is accessible from Geneva, Grenoble, Lyon and Chambery (all between 2 – 3 hours transfer)

 

When do you offer reduced price Chambery and Geneva airport transfers?

We offer airport transfers to and from Chambery and Geneva airport, reduced prices on Saturdays and Wednesday. Please contact our office on 01727 866177 to confirm timings. 

 

What other airport transfers do you offer?

Please refer to www.snowcoach.co.uk/travel-by-air for full details 

 

Where do I meet my transfer driver at Geneva airport?

At Geneva airport please ensure you follow signs to the Swiss passport control and DO NOT follow signs to France. After collecting your bags please make yourself known to the Snowcoach rep located in the main arrival hall.

SKIING

Where do I get my ski or board hire from?

The hotel l'Aigle has an in-house ski shop offering quality skis, boots, helmets and snowshoes.

Snowboards will be organised for you at the local ski shop.

 

How do I get my lift pass?

Our resort staff will order your pre-booked lift pass prior to your arrival in resort and will hand them out at the hotel, so you can get out on the slopes as soon as you arrive.

 

How do I book ski or board lessons?

You need to book directly with the ski school of your choice, listed below, and we recommend you pre-book before arrival in resort, particularly on peak school dates you will need to book well in advance.

*Valmeinier 1800 – www.ski-school-valmeinier.co.uk (ESF)

Do you offer a ski guiding service?

Ski guiding is, at the moment, permitted by members of ski clubs. Therefore, it is mandatory that you join the St. Albans Ski and Sports Club and carry your membership card with you at all times. You must be confident on blue runs in all conditions to take part.

Air Travel
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