From £978 pp All inclusive of flights, transfers, liftpass and ski lessons. Based on 13th Dec 20 for 7 nights - based on 2 adults.
All meals and drinks included as well as entertainment. Family of 4 from £894 pp
Other dates and regional airports available (subject to availabiltiy, child age and prices may vary)
(subject to availability, terms and conditions apply)
Serre Chevalier is a favourite resort of mine and i have skiid here regularly. The ski area is extensive and is superb for all ability levels as well as families. The Club Med All inclusive package means you have everything covered. Mark
(based on 3 families sharing sole occupancy Chalet) Chalets sleep from 10 - 13 so ideal for families and groups. Only 50 metres from slopes, Log fire and sauna in each chalet.
Gatwick flights and transfers included, Manchester flights also available (may be subject to supplement) 7 nights Fully Catered starting 13th Feb.
Subject to availablity and terms and conditions.
excludes flights and transfers. SKI OUT!
various chalets available sleeping from 12 to 16 people prices will vary slightly.
(subject to availability and terms and conditions apply)
PRODUCT OVERVIEW 2011/12
(The following is subject to change.)
PRIVATE LESSONS — Skiing, Snowboarding or Telemarking, All Levels
Create your own agenda with a private lesson, and receive specialized attention for fast, fun results. With over 1,300 best-in the- business pros (instructors) across four mountains, we have coaches for every age and ability level. From beginning turns to hitting the steeps and deeps or jibbing in the park & pipe, we teach it all, and we guarantee it! You and up to four friends or family members (no additional charge) will enjoy privileges that include custom-tailored teaching, priority lift access, mountain guiding, and overnight ski/snowboard storage. Offered every day at every mountain, lessons are available starting from 9 a.m. or by special arrangement. Lessons with pros fluent in many different languages are also offered, subject to Availability.
RESERVATIONS ARE STRONGLY RECOMMENDED AND REQUIRE PREPAYMENT. For details contact Mike at Born2ski
Lift ticket and equipment not included.
HELMETS ARE REQUIRED FOR CHILDREN AGE 12 AND UNDER AND RECOMMENDED FOR ALL PARTICIPANTS.
- Snowmass (970-923-8733) — The Treehouse Plaza
- Aspen Mountain (970-925-1227) — Private Lesson Desk in the gondola building
- Aspen Highlands (970-544-3022) — Private Lesson Desk at the Aspen Highlands base area
- Buttermilk (970-920-0788) — Outside the Bumps building, next to the Private Lesson Desk
Note: Park & pipe lessons will take place at Snowmass or Buttermilk.
SKIING & SNOWBOARDING FOR ADULTS — Group Lessons/Clinics
Levels 1-3 Offered daily at Snowmass and Buttermilk, 10:00am-3:00pm, includes lift ticket, lesson and equipment rental voucher Specifically designed to meet the needs of first-time through beginner (levels 1-3) skiers and snowboarders, Beginner’s Magic utilizes a unique teaching method that assures peak performance while building confidence and comfort in a new sport and the mountain environment. Your progress will astonish you… it’s guaranteed.
Adult Group Lesson
Levels 4-9 Offered Daily at Snowmass, Aspen Mountain, Buttermilk and Aspen Highlands, 10:00am- 3:00pm
In groups of similarly skilled skiers or riders, you get tons of individual attention to polish your turns, gain confidence in the bumps and terrain parks or master the steeps and deeps.
Levels 4-9 Offered at Snowmass, Monday — Thursday, 10:00am-3:00pm, January through March
Stir the passion in your skiing with this unique multi-day program designed especially for women and taught by PSIA-certified female Pros. Advance your skills, develop lasting relationships and simply have a blast.
SKIING & SNOWBOARDING FOR CHILDREN & TEENS — Group Lessons
*NOTE: Helmets are REQUIRED for children ages 12 and under participating in a Ski & Snowboard Schools of Aspen/Snowmass lesson and recommended for all participants
Kids’ Group Lesson
All Levels, Skiing; ages 7-12; Snowboarding; ages 5-12 offered Daily at Snowmass, Buttermilk and Aspen Highlands (skiing only, levels 5-9) from 9:30am-3:15pm
Kids make friends and learn to ski and ride in a fun, supportive environment. A day includes exploring the coolest trails, visiting dedicated kid’s adventure zones, and building skills in the park & pipe. Highlights of the week include Race Day and Park & Pipe Day.
Classes are divided according to age and ability and include a supervised lunch.
Teens’ Group Lesson
All Levels, ages 13-17 Offered Daily at Snowmass and during holiday break weeks at Buttermilk from 9:30am-3:15pm
Our Teens’ “Too Cool for School” program is taught by our most qualified coaches. Teens explore the mountain, checking out all of the terrain, from the beginner areas and the easy groomers to the park & pipe and the bumps and steeps. Groups are formed by skill level and goals.
Teen Steep Camps
Levels 8-9, Skiing only, ages 13-17 Offered at Snowmass and Aspen Highlands. 4-day program: Monday — Thursday, 9:30 a.m.-3:15 p.m. on select weeks throughout the season
These four-day free-skiing camps are for advanced and expert skiers and are designed to teach kids and teens how to ski North America’s toughest black and double-black diamond terrain in a fun, dynamic environment. Small groups stay together with the same pro for the week and are joined by some of the top free skiing competitors.
CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS FOR AGES 6 & UNDER
A few important insights:
Delighted children are key to an amazing vacation. Our highly-rated programs are designed to allow children to fall in love with skiing and snowboarding. Classes are structured to support a dynamic, interactive learning experience with tons of Personal attention. Please be aware class ratios may be higher during our busiest times.
To avoid long lines and save money on lessons and equipment with early-purchase discounts, we strongly recommend reservations and prepayment.
HELMETS ARE REQUIRED FOR CHILDREN AGES 12 AND UNDER.
To save time on lesson day, we encourage pick-up of rental equipment the afternoon before. We are unable to guarantee at what point late arrivals on lesson day will be able to join a class.
8 weeks to 4 years (DAYCARE) at Snowmass Our Colorado state-licensed day-care, located in the Treehouse Kids’ Adventure Centre, caters to infants and toddlers and provides a licensed registered nurse on staff. Children spend time playing games on and off the snow under supervision of our kids’ specialists and are grouped by age with dedicated theme rooms for each group. Lunch is included. Please have children at the program by 9:30am.
SPACE IS LIMITED. ADVANCE RESERVATIONS AND PREPAYMENT ARE REQUIRED. HELMETS ARE REQUIRED FOR CHILDREN AGES 12 AND UNDER.
Drop-off Time: 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.; pick up 3 to 3:30 p.m. (complimentary childcare until 4 p.m.) Lift ticket and lunch included.
MEETING PLACE: Snowmass — 970-923-0563 — The Treehouse Kids’ Adventure Centre, first level
CUBS ON SKIS
2 ½ to 4 years (Snowmass and Buttermilk), ski only
Introduce your child to the fun of skiing with this all-inclusive package. Children enrolled in Cubs on Skis will spend time on snow with our pre-school specific pros in their own learning area complete with Magic Carpets. The rest of the day will be Spent enjoying hands-on activities at the Treehouse Kids’ Adventure Centre at Snowmass or the Panda House at Buttermilk.
Lesson, equipment, lunch and daycare are included. ADVANCE RESERVATIONS AND PREPAYMENT ARE REQUIRED.
HELMETS ARE REQUIRED FOR CHILDREN AGES 12 AND UNDER.
Drop-off Time: 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.; pick up 3 to 3:30 p.m. (complimentary childcare until 4 p.m.)
Lift ticket, equipment, daycare and lunch included.
Snowmass (970-923-0563) — The Treehouse Kids’ Adventure Centre, first level
Buttermilk (970-920-0935) — Panda House at the base of Buttermilk
BIG BURN BEARS
Snowmass — Ages 3 to 4, ski only
At Big Burn Bears, pre-school children learn to ski under the guidance of specially trained pros. Their own beginner area, obstacle courses, Magic Carpets and immediate access to the rest of the mountain make skiing a fun experience. Plus, the Treehouse includes their very own Bear Den, a themed indoor activity centre complete with a puppet theatre and a great place for lunch. Bears must be potty trained.
Buttermilk — Ages 3-4, ski only
Pandas enjoy a world of their own near the base of Buttermilk with the perfect teaching hill all to themselves. This beloved program offers children’s groups a walk out the door to their very own Magic Carpet area. More advanced Pandas ride the Unforgettable skitch towed by a snowmobile to their lesson area and, when ready, ski the mountain top to bottom. Lunch is included. The Powder Pandas program is convenient for parents skiing at Aspen Mountain or Aspen Highlands. Powder Pandas must be potty trained.
HELMETS ARE REQUIRED FOR CHILDREN AGES 12 AND UNDER.
Lesson, lift ticket, lunch/snacks, and equipment rental included.
Full Day: Drop off 9 to 9:15 a.m.; pick up 3 to 3:15 p.m. (complimentary childcare available upon request 8:30 to 9 a.m. and 3:15 to 4 p.m.)
Half Day, AM: Drop off 9 to 9:15 a.m.; pick up by 12:30 p.m.
Half Day, PM (first-time skiers ONLY): Drop off 12 to 12:30 p.m.; pick up 3 to 3:15 p.m. (complimentary childcare available upon request until 4 p.m.)
Snowmass & Buttermilk — Ages 5–6, ski and snowboard
The Grizzlies spend their days on the mountain, enjoying their own beginner area and direct lift access for tearing up the slopes. Special events include the Winter Wild Things Native Animal Exploration program and race days. The Grizzlies program at Buttermilk is convenient for parents skiing at Aspen Mountain or Aspen Highlands. Both the full-day and half day lesson options are available at Snowmass and Buttermilk.
GRIZZLIES AT HIGHLANDS
Ages 5–6, Levels 5 and up, ski only
The fun kids’ trail and great terrain of Aspen Highlands, combined with very talented kids’ pros, provide your child the most exciting ski experience in the valley. A level 5 skier must be able to do a hockey stop both ways, handle using poles, ski blue Terrain comfortably, and make parallel turns. Only the full-day lesson option is available at Highlands. Lesson, lift ticket and lunch included; equipment not included but available for rent with advance reservation.
Drop-off Time: 9 to 9:15 a.m.; pick up 3 to 3:15 p.m. (complimentary childcare available upon request 3:15 to 4 p.m.)
Half Day, PM (first time skiers only): Drop off 12 to 12:30
Aspen Highlands Full Day: Drop off 9 to 9:15; on snow 9:30 am to 3 pm; pick up by 3:15 pm.
Born2Ski always recommend our clients visit one of the many Dry Ski or Indoor Snow domes before visiting a resort.
Either to get your first experience on skis or as a great way to get your body ready for the exertions of an Alpine Ski Holiday.
UK dry ski slopes
Get back into the swing before you go. And if you've never been skiing or boarding before, definitely go: it'll save you a lot of time in resort. Don't forget to wear gloves and padded clothing though.
What about trying dry slopes to learn the basics of skiing before you go on holiday?
Most dry ski slopes offer courses for beginners, ranging from a few hours of introduction, to a series of intensive courses. Although the material usually used to make dry slopes (Dendix) is different from snow, it certainly gives one an idea of what skiing is all about. It is also a bit more difficult to ski on dry slopes, making the first runs on real snow seem much easier.
Recent improvements in materials used on the slopes have successfully diminished problems caused by rougher materials from earlier days that caused burns and scrapes when skiers fell, and also damaged equipment.
Indoor ski slopes that have been developed over the past several years differ from dry ski slopes in that they are inside huge buildings kept at near freezing temperatures and, like mountain ski resorts, use sophisticated snowmaking technology and guns to create a real snow surface.
Real snow centres are found the world over, including the Middle East, giving basically city dwellers access to instruction and preparation for ski or snowboard holidays, exercise, and fun.
Indoor ski slopes are located in Belgium, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Japan, the Netherlands, New Zealand, South Korea, Spain, the United Arab Emirates, and the United Kingdom.
Construction of new indoor snow palaces is taking place in Bahrain, Belgium, and the United States. Las Vegas, Nev., North Carolina, and New Jersey all have indoor ski areas in various stages of planning and construction.
- Ackers Trust Ski Centre, Birmingham 0121 772 5111
- Alpine Snowsports Centre, Hants 01252 325 889
- Avon Ski & Action Centre Ltd, Avon 01934 852335
- Bassingbourn Snowsports Centre, Herts 01462 618091
- Christ’s College Ski Club, Guildford 01483 504988
- Bowles Ski Centre, T Wells, Kent 01892 665665
- Brentwood Park Ski & Snowboard Centre, Essex 01277 211994
- Bromley Ski Centre, Kent 01689 876812
- Calshot, Southampton, Hants 02380 892077
- Chatham, Kent 01634 827979
- Snowtrax, Christchurch, Dorset 01202 499155
- Exeter and District Ski Club, Devon 01392 211 422
- Folkestone Ski Centre, Kent 01303 850333
- Gosling Ski and Board Centre, Herts 01707 384384
- Gloucester Ski and Snowboard Centre 08702 400375
- Hemel Ski Centre, Herts 01442 241321
- John Nike Leisure Complex, Bracknell, Berks 01344 789002
- Knockhatch Ski and Snowboard Centre, Hailsham, Sussex 01323-843344
- Norfolk Ski Club 01603 662781
- Plymouth Ski and Snowboard Centre, Plymouth, 01752 600220
- Riviera Ski & Water Sports, Aylesbury (formerly Captains Cabin) 01296 432288
- Sandown Park, Surrey 01372 467132
- Southampton Alpine Centre 02380 790970
- Suffolk Ski Centre, Ipswich 01473 602347
- Tallington Dry Ski Slope, Stamford 01778 344990
- The Dorset Snowsport Centre, Dorchester 01305 853 245
- Torquay Alpine Ski Club 01803 313350
- Wycombe Summit, Berks 01494 474711
- Xscape Snowdome, Milton Keynes 01908 200 020
- Yeovil Ski Centre, Somerset 01935 421 702
John Nike Leisuresport Complex
Sir Herbert Wragg Way
UK Reception: +44(0)1283 217200
Chatham Ski Centre
UK Reception: +44(0)1634 827 979
Llandudno Ski Centre
John Nike Leisuresport Complex
Wales Reception: +44(0)1492 874707
Plymouth Ski and Snowboard Centre
UK Reception: +44(0)1752 600 220
Facebook: OFFICIAL Plymouth Ski and Snowboard
Tele: 01422 340760
Kendal Ski Club
Canal Head North
0845 6345 173 (answer phone)
4 Vale Rd, Sheffield, S3 9SJ
Tel: 0114 276 0044
Tel: 0131 270 7500
Located at J32 off M62
Address; Xscape Ltd, Colorado Way, Glasshoughton, Castleford, West Yorkshire, WF10 4TA
http://www.xscape.co.uk/snow/braehead/ Xscape Braehead, Kings Inch Road, Braehead, Renfrew, PA4 8XQ
http://www.runcornskicentre.co.uk/ Town Park, Palace Fields, Runcorn, Cheshire, WA7 6PT Tel 01928 701 965