ON SNOW EXPERIENCE
Your first day on snow will be a warmup to help rediscover your ski legs, after which you’ll spend the next five days in the excellent and capable hands of one of the BASS (British Alpine Ski School) instructors. The BASS team are experts in their field and consistently receive great feedback from Ski Club members.
You’ll be skiing full days from 9am until the lifts close (of course broken up by a coffee break and a lunch stop), so be ready to give those legs a test and earn yourself a well-earned dip in the jacuzzi or a cold beer at the end of the ski day.
Groups will be organised based on the ski level you provide pre-trip, but note that there will be some manoeuvrability during the week if required. If you are unsure of your level, then please see our Ski Profile Page. At the end of the week you’ll receive an updated grading from your Instructor or Ski Club Rep – perfect for helping to plan your next Freshtracks trip.
You will be staying in the family run Hotel le Sherpa (3*) on a half board basis. Breakfast is served buffet style and dinner consists of 5 courses of traditional French cuisine.
You can ski right to the front door of the hotel and enjoy the hotel’s excellent spa facilities which include a traditional sauna, a hammam steam room and a jacuzzi. The new cosmic sauna on the hotel’s terrace has panoramic views of the slopes – we’d recommend heading down here for sunset!
Val Thorens is the highest resort in the vast Trois Vallées area and its 600km of slopes, with great access to the linked resorts of Courchevel, Méribel and Les Menuires. It is known for being exceptionally snowsure early in the season and the impressive lift system makes getting around the area quick and easy. Most of the terrain is ideally suited to intermediate skiers, but there are ample opportunities for beginners or experts alike.
For more information on Val Thorens, please visit our Val Thorens Resort Guide.
This holiday includes both your flights and transfers. Flights are with Swiss and depart from Heathrow Airport Terminal 2 – the details are as follows:
Saturday 7th December: LX353 - depart Heathrow 08.55 / arrive Geneva 11.35
Saturday 14th December: LX354 - depart Geneva 12.50 / arrive Heathrow 13.40
Ski carriage is free of charge with Swiss and does not need to be pre-booked in advance. Transfers will be in a private coach and will take approximately 2.5-3 hours.
If these travel arrangements are not convenient, you can organise your own travel and receive a discount from the holiday cost. Furthermore, if you can find alternative flights that coincide with our flight times then you can meet the group at Geneva and take our transfer to resort. Alternative flight schedules can be found on www.skyscanner.net.
If you need to hire equipment, you can pre-book with Skiset through the Ski Club website. As a Ski Club member you’ll receive a discount of up to 60%. Choose Val Thorens Snowberry or Goitschel Sports 1, which are both approximately 200-300m from the hotel.