Real Mountains, Real Snow, Real Switzerland

THE SNOW CENTRE TRIPS TO REAL MOUNTAINS, REAL SNOW, REAL SWITZERLAND!

Why not join one of The Snow Centre’s ski & snowboard trips this winter to Switzerland where you’ll be joined by our very own top instructors to give you full time coaching, video analysis and much more!

We’ve trips to Switzerland between January and April, to a range of resorts across the Valais region.

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VEYSONNAZ – JANUARY – BUMPS, STEEPS AND OFF-PISTE

WHEN?

Wednesday 9th – 13th January 2019

WHO IS THIS TRIP AIMED AT?

Group 1 on Piste improvement
During this trip we will we be offering a piste performance course aimed at skiers wanting to develop on piste skills under guidance from one of our coaches. You will get most out of this course if you are comfortable skiing blue and easy red terrain. Our coaches will help your improve whilst you explore the vast 4 Valleés ski area.

Group 2 off Piste learner
Ever fancied off piste skiing but unsure where to start? This course will be idea for people who want to make that transition from piste to powder.

During the training you will learn how to adapt you technique for all terrain, learn about tactical approaches when skiing an open mountain, and of course learn the basics of safe off piste travel (mountain awareness and use of specialist equipment). The training will be conducted by specialist off piste instructors and the course will venture in to a variety of different terrain.

The 4 Valleés area has a vast amount of marked and unmarked off piste and variable terrain

DISCIPLINE: ALPINE SKI & SNOWBOARD

WHAT’S INCLUDED?

  • Picturesque transfer by train and bus from and to Geneva Airport
  • 4 day 4 Vallées Lift Pass
  • Full time coaching from The Snow Centre’s Top Coaches.
  • 4 nights Half Board accommodation in a twin room at Hotel Chalet Royal (Note Hyperlink) in Veysonnaz.

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED?

  • International flights to Geneva Airport*
  • Equipment hire**
  • Lunch & drinks
  • Travel Insurance

*See below our recommended flights and a discount with SWISS.
**We’ve negotiated a reduced rate with local ski rental shops. Please ask for more details when you book.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

Wednesday 9th – 13th January 2019
£980 per person sharing an en-suite twin room
Single occupancy rooms are available at a supplement of £150. 

£100 deposit payable at the time of booking to secure your place, with the balance due 10 weeks before departure, which is 31st October.

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE RESORT & ACCOMMODATION

Veysonnaz

With The 4 Vallées on your doorstep, opening up over 400km of skiing and snowboarding, and guaranteed snow, you will be truly spoilt in Veysonnaz. Overlooking the Rhone Valley and the vineyards of Valais, and just 2 hours from Geneva and Milan, Veysonnaz is the perfect setting for your Snowsports trip.

Hotel Chalet Royal

With a perfect location in the resort, the Hotel Chalet Royal has everything you need to continue enjoying your trip once you’ve finished on the slopes for the day. You can take advantage of the sauna to warm up, the outdoor jacuzzi with a beautiful view of the mountains, or get a massage in the wellness centre. Breakfast and dinner is included and is served in The Café de Paris.

ALETSCH ARENA - JANUARY - PARALLEL DEVELOPMENT, BLUES TO REDS

WHEN?

Wednesday 16th – Sunday 20th January 2019

WHO IS THIS TRIP AIMED AT?

This is an ideal option for skiers wanting to further develop their parallel skiing skills. Aletsch Arena offers perfect progressive terrain in a well linked 104km ski area nestled among high peaks of the eastern Valais region.

DISCIPLINE: ALPINE SKI & SNOWBOARD

WHAT’S INCLUDED?

  • Picturesque transfer by train and bus from and to Geneva Airport
  • 4 day Aletsch Arena Lift Pass
  • Full time coaching from The Snow Centre’s Top Coaches.
  • 4 nights Half Board accommodation in a twin room at Berghaus Toni, Riederalp in a perfect ski -in, ski-out location.

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED?

  • International flights to Geneva Airport*
  • Equipment hire**
  • Lunch & drinks
  • Travel Insurance

*See below our recommended flights and a discount with SWISS.
**We’ve negotiated a reduced rate with local ski rental shops. Please ask for more details when you book.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

Wednesday 16th – Sunday 20th January 2019
£795 per person sharing an en-suite twin room

Limited Single occupancy rooms are available at a supplement of £150.

£100 deposit payable at the time of booking to secure your place, with the balance due 10 weeks before departure, which is 7th November.

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE RESORT & ACCOMMODATION

Riederalp

Surrounded by unique, protected nature, the rustic, car-free mountain village of Riederalp (up at 1925 m) offers visitors a warm welcome. Accessed by a gondola, Riederalp is one of only 7 car free resorts in Switzerland offering 104km of pisted skiing and snowboarding.

Berghaus Toni Hotel

Berghaus Toni is a family run Hotel in the village of Riederalp. When you’ve ridden the gondala to the village, the team from Berghaus Toni will meet you to take your luggage by skidoo to the nearby hotel. Overlooking the slopes with a perfect ski-in, ski-out location you can be sure to make the most of your time in Switzerland.

James and his wife Brit and family are looking forward to welcoming you for a fantastic stay in Aletsch.

NENDAZ – MARCH – WINTER WARM DOWN “SWISSCHIEF”

WHEN?

Saturday 16th – Saturday 23rd March 2019

WHO IS THIS TRIP AIMED AT?

Perfect for groups of friends and family who want a relaxed trip with informal coaching from The Snow Centre’s coaches. Available for skiers and snowboarders alike, who have the ability to ride around on blue terrain and easy red slopes. The week will be hosted by our regular Team of TSC coaches who will offer guidance and companionship on the slopes. Our coaches will offer hints and tips in an informal “guided practice” style.

DISCIPLINE: ALPINE SKI & SNOWBOARD

WHAT’S INCLUDED?

  • 6 day 4 Vallees Lift Pass
  • 7 nights Self-Catering apartments in Nendaz
  • Fully qualified coaches on hand to give hints and tips at various times throughout the week

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED?

  • International flights*
  • Transfers from destination airport to Nendaz
  • Equipment hire**
  • All food & drinks
  • Damage deposit for the apartment
  • Travel Insurance

*See below our recommended flights and a discount with SWISS.
**We’ve negotiated a reduced rate with local ski rental shops. Please ask for more details when you book.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

Saturday 16th – Saturday 23rd March 2019
Prices from £525 per person

Apartments vary in size from 2 people up to 12. Please ask our team to help find which one suits you. Single travellers are welcome, you will be allocated accommodation with others from The Snow Centre’s group.

£100 deposit payable at the time of booking to secure your place, with the balance due 12 weeks before departure, which is 22nd December.

Apartment damage deposit of no more than €50 is required on arrival.

HOW SHOULD I GET TO NENDAZ?

We recommend the flights below operated by our friends at SWISS International Airlines, who have given our guests £25 off your flights for this trip. Please ask our team for your Promo Code at the time of booking.

Outbound   Return
LX353   LX356
Departing London Heathrow 08:55   Departing Geneva 17:55
Arriving Geneva 11:35   Arriving London Heathrow 18:40

Once in Geneva you can take a picturesque train journey to Sion, and a short bus journey to Nendaz. You can purchase your Swiss Transfer Ticket online.

Alternatively, some of our guests group together and drive to Switzerland. If you are interested in this, please speak to our team and they may be able to put you in contact with others who wish to drive.

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE SNOW CENTRE TEAM IN SWITZERLAND & THE RESORT

The Snow Centre Team in Switzerland

We want you to have the best time in Switzerland, that’s why we make sure we’ve got a team on hand to make sure everything is covered. If you have any queries you can let them know at any time, and if you’re looking for some hints and tips on the slope, they’ll be available for some informal coaching at various points throughout the week, and they’ll almost certainly join you for an Après drink or two!

You can meet your coaches on one of our many Skills Development Coaching sessions running throughout the week. Book your next session now!

Nendaz

Nendaz offers a unique and exceptional ski area surrounded by marvellous high mountain scenery. From the resort set at 1400m to the Mont-Fort glacier at 3300m, you will spend an unforgettable vacation.

With 412 km of ski-runs, it is the biggest ski-area fully set on Swiss territory : plenty to give you the very best skiing, as well as the opportunity to take unforgettable tours in the mountains!

THE 4 VALLÉES INCLUDES:

  • 412 km of ski-runs
  • 92 mountain-lifts
  • 47 km of covered runs

THYON – MARCH – CRUISE THE BLUES

WHEN?

Sunday 24th – Saturday 30th March 2019

WHO IS THIS TRIP AIMED AT?

The idea of this trip is to develop piste confidence in a beautiful and calm ski area of Thyon. The piste network here is ideal for building those fundamental skills that will empower you to enjoy your skiing and take on small but manageable challenges. To get the most out of this course you will be able to flow comfortably down green and blue pistes with a desire to tackle a red run.

WHAT’S INCLUDED?

  • Picturesque transfer by train, bus to and from Geneva Airport
  • 6 day 4 Valleés Lift Pass
  • Full time coaching from The Snow Centre’s Senior Coaches.
  • 6 nights Half Board accommodation in a twin room at La Cambuse, with ski-in, ski-out location.

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED?

  • International flights to Geneva Airport*
  • Equipment hire**
  • Lunch & drinks
  • Travel Insurance

*See below our recommended flights and a discount with SWISS.
**We’ve negotiated a reduced rate with local ski rental shops. Please ask for more details when you book.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

Sunday 24th – Saturday 30th March 2019
£1,050 per person sharing a twin room

Single occupancy rooms are available but are limited and carry a supplement of £250.

£100 deposit payable at the time of booking to secure your place, with the balance due 10 weeks before departure, which is 13th January 2019.

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE RESORT & ACCOMMODATION

Thyon

Thyon is the Eastern gateway to the vast ‘Four Valleys’ skiing area, with over 400km of pistes available. The small, modern winter sports centre of Thyon, enjoys a beautiful panorama of the Bernese, Valais and Vaud (Waadtland) Alps, dominated by the 4000 metre peaks of the world-famous Matterhorn and the majestic Dent Blanche. Thyon is close to the canton capital of Sion (Sitten) at an altitude of between 1500 m to 2100m and has access to pistes from December to April.

Hotel La Cambuse

Located in the centre of the resort of Les Collons, Hotel La Cambuse is right next to the ski slopes. La Cambuse features a south-facing terrace with breath-taking panoramic views of the Matterhorn and the Dent Blanche. The restaurant serves French cuisine and traditional Valais specialities, and a breakfast buffet is available each morning.

Région Dents du Midi / Champéry – MARCH – ROCKING THE REDS

WHEN?

Wednesday 27th March – Saturday 31st March 2019

WHO IS THIS TRIP AIMED AT?

Pure Swiss charm saying the beautiful swiss village of Champéry and the foot of the impressive 7 peaks of the Dents du Midi. The resort is home to the famous Swiss Wall mogul itinerary connecting the Swiss side of the Portes du Soleil with the French sector. There are numerous interesting and challenging slopes connecting the villages of Champéry, Morgins, Les Crosets and Champoussin.

This trip will be hosted by our Head of Snowsports Pete Gillespie who will guide you around the ski area developing your skiing skills whilst crunching lots of skiing miles. We will also take some time to experience the wonderful restaurants on the Swiss side.

This trip is limited to a maximum of 8 people.

WHAT’S INCLUDED?

  • Picturesque transfer by train, bus to and from Geneva Airport
  • 6 day Portes du Soleil Lift Pass
  • Full time coaching from The Snow Centre’s Senior Coaches.
  • 4 nights Half Board accommodation in a twin room at Hotel Beau-Séjour, Champéry.

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED?

  • International flights to Geneva Airport*
  • Equipment hire**
  • Lunch & drinks
  • Travel Insurance

*See below our recommended flights and a discount with SWISS.
**We’ve negotiated a reduced rate with local ski rental shops. Please ask for more details when you book.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

Wednesday 27th March – Saturday 31st March 2019
£950 per person sharing a twin room
Single occupancy rooms are available but are limited and carry a supplement of £150.   

£100 deposit payable at the time of booking to secure your place, with the balance due 10 weeks before departure, which is 17th January 2019.

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE RESORT & ACCOMMODATION

The Région Dents du Midi - Portes du Soleil and Champéry

The Région Dents du Midi encompasses 6 charming villages perched high in the Swiss Alps, in the worlds largest ski area, with over 600km of piste. The exhilarating peaks and inspiring views stretch as far as the eye can see, enabling you to view the stunning silhouettes - 7 summits over 3,000 metres high.

Champéry is both a postcard-perfect alpine village and a modern ski resort rolled into one. “Sport, Charm and Authenticity”. These are the three words that best define Champéry, a nice village for alpine Summer holidays and an important Winter holidays in Switzerland.

Hotel Beau-Séjour

Nestled at 1050m in the heart of the authentic village of Champéry in Switzerland in the Swiss Alps, the Hotel Beau-Séjour is a boutique hotel that combines Swiss tradition, elegantly casual ‘sport-chic’ environment and warm, welcoming atmosphere. This charming Swiss hotel is located at 400m from the Lift station.

YOUR COACHING TEAM

We want you to have the best time in Switzerland, that’s why we make sure we’ve got the best coaches on hand to make sure everything is covered. Not only will they give you full time coaching throughout your trip, they’ll also meet you at Heathrow, transfer with you, and almost certainly join you for an Après drink or two!

Coaching will be offered by our top Team of coaches typically coaching 9am – 4pm and then a half day on your final day 9am – 1pm.

You can meet your coaches on one of our many Skills Development Coaching sessions running throughout the week. Book your next session now!

PLUS Book your trip before 1st October and receive a complimentary 6 Pack of Lessons or Coaching sessions.

WHAT FLIGHTS SHOULD I BOOK?

To give the maximum time on the mountain, we have chosen the same flights for our team for each of our trips.

You are welcome to join us on these flights or find alternatives. Our friends at SWISS have also offered a £25 discount off your flights for this trip. Please ask for your Promo Code at the time of booking. SWISS offers FREE ski carriage on all their ‘Classic’ fares.

Outbound   Return
LX353   LX358
Departing London Heathrow 08:55   Departing Geneva 20:45
Arriving Geneva 11:35   Arriving London Heathrow 21:25

If you travel on these flights, or those of a similar time, you will be met by a member of The Snow Centre team at Heathrow or Geneva airport. If you wish to make alternative travel arrangements, we can arrange for your train transfer tickets to be given to you before you leave and we will meet you in the resort.

WHAT HAPPENS IF I NEED TO CANCEL?

Cancellation policy

Period Before Departure When Notice Of Cancellation Is Received Percentage Of Total Booking Price
70 days or more Loss of deposit
69 - 63 days 30%
62 - 49 days 50%
48 - 29 days 70%
28 - 15 days 90%
14 - 0 days 100%

If you travel on these flights, or those of a similar time, you will be met by a member of The Snow Centre team at Heathrow or Geneva airport. If you wish to make alternative travel arrangements, we can arrange for your train transfer tickets to be given to you before you leave and we will meet you in your resort.

To ensure you get the most out of our trips, we recommend you are able to ski or snowboard a red run or attend Skills Development Coaching sessions with one of our coaches to assess your level.

Find out more about everything Switzerland has to offer here.

To book or find out more information, please call us on 0344 770 7227 or complete our Enquiry Form.

Top 3 FAQsLift Passes

Q. Is equipment included?

A. Your lift or lesson pass includes the hire of skis,ski boots & poles or snowboard & snowboard boots plus helmets. We recommend that you wear warm clothing, however if you don’t own any of these items you can hire clothing from us for £7and purchase gloves for £10.00 and socks for £4.

Q. Is the slope busy?

A. Check out our live webcam here to see how the slopes are looking today. We always recommend that you pre-book Lift Passes to make sure there's space on the slope, as well as get 10% OFF when you pre-book online. Click here to go to the live webcam.

Q. What is the age of an adult and junior

A. Anyone 16 years and below is a junior at The Snow Centre and 17 years and above are adults. Our Junior Group Lessons are broken down in a different age groups to improve the quality of the lessons we can provide: 4 years (Ski Only) 5 - 6 years (Ski Only) 7 - 10 years (Ski or Snowboard) 11 - 16 years (Ski or Snowboard).

Know your limits What level am I?

If you’re brand new to the slopes or reintroducing yourself to the snow, check out the questionnaire below to see what level you are, and what level ski lesson we recommend you to book. Of course if your still not sure please call our team on 0344 770 7227

Level 3
I can do basic snowplough turns

We offer a large range of Adult Skiing Lessons, Junior Skiing Lessons and Family Skiing Lessons so there is something for everyone. You can take your pick, from the ‘we’re all in it together’ Group Lessons to the personal one-on-one style of our Private Lessons.

Our expert ski instructors have endorsed this recommendation based on the information you have provided. If you want to discuss your level further please call 0344 770 7227 to speak to our team.

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