Technique Top Up 1
7 nights, Courmayeur, Italy
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A charming Italian village, with stunning views of Mont Blanc and a varied ski area, Courmayeur is a popular destination for on and off piste skiers alike.
- Three days with instructors,three days with Ski Club Leaders
- Single occupancy rooms
- Travel and accommodation are provided my Mark Warner
Courmayeur is perfect for combining modern skiing with a traditional atmosphere. A fast lift system mean you can ski the abundance of off piste from Cresta d'Arp, the wide and fast pistes of Checrouit and the narrower, more picturesque slopes of Val Veny, in comfort and style. The attractive village with its boutique shops, cobbled streets, and bars ensures enjoyable après and relaxing evenings.
This instruction led ski holiday is designed to top up your skiing technique whilst offering plenty of fun. Your Ski Club Leaders will be joined by a BASI ski instructor to show you everything Courmayeur has to offer; as well as the option of days in La Thuile and Pila.
The chalethotel Cristallo, a cosy and centrally located hotel, is where you'll be relaxing each evening. On a chalet board basis with Mark Warner's fantastic hospitality it'll be a week to remember.
Holiday price includes: 7 nights chalet board, chalethotel, single occupancy room, return charter flights, coach transfers, 3 days with instructors, Ski Club Leader
Lift price information: Six day standard adult lift pass price guide €234 (Courmayeur Premium)
The air holidays and flights in this brochure are ATOL Protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL number is ATOL 2911. For further information visit www.atol.org.uk.
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"Always a great way of getting in a ski trip if your friends and family don't ski and the value is great when you consider the leading and instruction included. Plus I never needed to worry about anything as everything's so well organized".
- Holiday zone/type
- DevelopmentSingle rooms
- Holiday dates
- Sun 29 Jan 2017 -
Sun 05 Feb 2017
- Ski Club Leaders
- Gavin Venchard
- Rab Bickerdike ISTD
- Dep: London Gatwick South 07.55
Dep: Geneva 11.55
- Coach approx 2 hours
- Chalethotel Cristallo
I've been on a few Freshtracks holidays off piste, touring and instruction/development but this was the best format so far. I thought that the mixture of half Instruction and half Leader skiing was an excellent idea, enabling us to practice the instruction whilst releasing us to ski more freely.
I had reservations about Courmayeur being too small a resort to accommodate anyone who is able to cover the miles but I have to say I was happy to spend the week there and of course trips to Pila and La Thuile not to mention the opportunity to ski the Vallee Blanche again (without the infamous steps down from Chamonix) was enough to keep everyone happy. It's not exactly a ski in - ski out resort and you have to walk through the town to take a cable car to reach the snow, but you can store your skis up their so not so terrible.
I used Skiin for my ski hire, and Giacomo pointed out that the standard skis for E61 were as good as the premium skis for E95 but not this years designs, so I took his advice and saved the money. When I skied off piste for the day I swapped for fabulous Dynastar off piste skis for and extra E10. That would have been free had I paid for the premium ski to begin with. I hired in the town but left them in their store up the slope making the walk that bit easier.
The Mark Warner hotels are a bit worn and shabby but give good value for money and very willing and attentive service. This one was in better nick than the last and was nice and homely but taking most of the bulbs out of the light fittings is a questionable way to save money and highlights their penny pinching approach. The food never gets above OK and is not dissimilar to the fair served at most catered chalets where budgets demand inventiveness but the punter is never fooled and can see that bruschetta for a starter is just a bit of bread.
The sun shone from the second day onward and the snow was fine so how can you fail to have a good time.