Booking is now open for next season's Freshtracks holidays!

Perfectly groomed pistes and light powder may seem a million miles away in the summer heat. However, more and more Brits are choosing to book their snowsports holidays in the middle of summer, and beds in resort are already filling up.

Katy Ellis, Sales and Operations Manager at Freshtracks, knows better than most the importance of booking your holiday well in advance. The web team sat down with Katy to get the inside scoop on her picks for the 2017/18 season…

 

Bestseller: Premier Party - Val d’Isere, France

Melody Sky

10 - 17 December

This is our biggest holiday with up to 100 people heading out to Espace Killy just before Christmas for some off-piste action! The high-altitude slopes of Val d’Isère provide excellent early season conditions and with the wider area encompassing not one but two glaciers you are guaranteed fantastic skiing. A mixed week of off piste, with 6 days of guiding and instruction on the expansive range of terrain on offer.

This is a great value week that is social as much as it is about the skiing, a great one to meet some new ski companions!

 

Best of the newcomers: Verbier Off Piste InstructionVerbier, Switzerland

Yves Garneau

Week 1 (03 - 10 January), Week 2 (10 - 17 March)

New this year is a week in Verbier designed to help take your off piste skiing to the next level, whilst exploring an incredible ski area. You will spend your days alternating between instructors and Ski Club Leaders (3 days with instructors, 3 with Leaders). The world-renowned resort offers up amazing off piste runs, scenic locations and over 400km of slopes.

 

An alpine classic: Wengen FunWengen, Switzerland

Week 1 (03-10 January), Week 2 (10-17 March)

Escape to this sleepy and picturesque corner of the Alps. Wengen is 100% pedestrianised and it’s easy to see why people love it. The town's cosy slow paced way of life is reflected in the skiing here - let experienced Ski Club Leaders guide you whilst admiring stunning views of the valley below. After a cruisy day on the slopes, guests can relax in the 4* hotel’s wellness centre before retiring to one of the town's low key bars for a warming drink.With single rooms at no extra cost this Peak Experience holiday is perfect solo travellers and groups alike.

 

Best for powder addicts: Off Piste AdventureChamonix, France

Week 1 (30 December – 06 January), Week 2 (17-23 February), Week 3 (24 February – 02 March), Week 4 (17 – 23 March), Week 5 (31 March – 06 April).

With its reputation as a freeride mecca, Chamonix attracts mountain guides and backcountry addicts from around the globe to visit and make it their home. The Off Piste Adventure weeks are all about skiing as much of the amazing and challenging terrain as possible. Aimed at experienced off piste skiers, you’ll have 5 days with guides to get plenty of miles under your feet and experience all this incredible area has to offer.

 

Biggest adventure: Japan Powder AdventureHakuba & Nozawa Onsen, Japan

Copyright 2012 Bruce Goodlad

04 - 17 February
If you get your boots on every morning with the sole intention of finding some powder then this trip is for you. For those in the know, riding in Japan brings up images of deep light powder through silent picturesque forests. Although not as famous as Hokkaido, the Japanese alps offer up the same amazing snow, great off piste and steeper, more challenging terrain than its better know and better travelled counterparts. Immerse yourself in a totally novel culture - and you even get to ride the bullet train!

 

Best Holiday for Progression: Deux Alpes Development - Les 2 Alpes, France

Melody Sky

Week 1 (07 – 14 January), Week 2 (25 February – 04 March), Week 3 (11 – 18 March)

Head to the dizzying heights of Les Deux Alpes for a relaxing holiday, combining ski instruction and leading with the privacy of your own single room in Mark Warner accommodation. The on-snow formula of teaming Ski Club Leaders with a local BASI ski instructor ensures your skiing will move on to the next level, banishing those bad habits as you explore this snow-sure ski resort that tops out at 3600m. With five full days, you'll have the time both to learn and to practice new skills!

UPDATE: After our presale and the first few days of general sales there are a number of holidays that are very close to selling out. The most popular holidays have generally been Peak Experience packages and the following holiday is all but gone, so don’t hang around when booking!

Pre-Season ProgressionVal Thorens, France

09 – 16 December

To find out more about any of the above holidays head to the holidays page on our website or alternatively call up one of our friendly team on +44 (0)20 8410 2022