The Premier Party is one of our most popular holidays. At the beginning of each season 70+ Ski Club members head out to Tignes and kick-start their season in style. Why not join us for this annual get together for the 2020/21 season? During the trip the group will enjoy six full days off piste with instructors and mountain guides. There will also be a Ski Club rep on the holiday, who will host a welcome meeting on the first evening of your trip. This is a great opportunity to meet the rest of the group and find out more about the week ahead.
ON SNOW EXPERIENCE
The holiday includes six full days of off piste skiing with either an instructor or mountain guide. This holiday is for Intermediate (Silver), Advanced (Purple) and Expert (Gold) Off Piste skiers. If you are unsure of your ski profile, please see our Ski Profile Page. Groups will be organised based on ski level, and there will be up to 6 members in each group. At the end of the week you will receive an updated grading from your Ski Club Rep.
Please be aware that you may be required to do some ski touring on this off piste holiday. Where possible the lift system will be used to access off piste terrain, however if you need to venture a bit further afield in order to access the best off piste conditions then your guide may suggest ski touring. This will all be dependent upon the conditions and the guides you have on your trip. As this is one of our larger holidays, there will be groups that may not want to participate in ski touring. If you would like to be in one of these group, please inform your Ski Club Rep at the beginning of the holiday.
Located in Tignes Val Claret, above the village of Tignes Le Lac, you’ll be staying in Mark Warner’s Chalet Hotel L’Ecrin which is a 10-minute walk or 1-minute bus ride from the main lifts in Tignes Val Claret. During the trip, you will be staying in half of a twin share en-suite room. If there is another member on the holiday that you wish to share with, please ensure you inform the Freshtracks Team on the phone, or in the notes section when booking online. If you don’t mind who you share with, then you will be placed in a room with another member of the same gender. Single rooms may be available upon request for a supplement. These are subject to our hotel room allowance. If you require a single room, please book early to avoid disappointment. You will be staying on a Chalet Board basis at the Chalet Hotel L’Ecrin. This will consist of Breakfast (full English or continental), afternoon tea (homemade cakes) and a three-course dinner with complimentary wine. The chalet staff will have one night off during your stay, and this will give you the opportunity to explore the local cuisine in Tignes!
After a hard day’s skiing, the Chalet Hotel’s spa will provide you with the perfect place to relax. With access to a swimming pool, sauna and steam room, you will be able to recharge your batteries before hitting the slopes again the next day.
This holiday includes both your flights and transfers. The flights are with British Airways and depart from London Gatwick. Ski carriage is available; however, this is limited. Please contact the Freshtracks Team to book your ski carriage on 020 8410 2022. The coach transfer will be organised by Mark Warner, please look out for one of their representatives in the arrival's hall of Grenoble airport.
If these arrangements are not convenient, you can organise your own travel and may be eligible to receive a nominal discount from the holiday cost. Furthermore, if you can find alternative flights that coincide with our flight times, then you may be able to meet the group at the airport and take our transfers to resort. Please do not book any alternative flights or travel until your holiday has been confirmed to run. Please contact the Freshtracks office on 020 8410 2022 in order to discuss this further.
Tignes shares the huge Espace Killy ski area with its neighbouring resort Val d'Isère. Between the two, there is 300km of piste skiing available to all abilities, from long gentle greens to some seriously steep off piste. Tignes has a laid back and friendly atmosphere with a lively après scene. For more information on Tignes, please visit the Ski Club’s in depth and recently updated Tignes Resort Guide.
If you require ski hire, we recommend Tignes Spirit. They offer a great discount for SC members. More information on how to hire your equipment and access this discount will be sent before your trip departs. You will then be able to pre-book online. your equipment will either be dropped off at the group hotel, or you will be collected from the hotel and taken down to the shop, before being ferried back to your accommodation when you are all kitted out!
If you own your own ski touring equipment, then it may be worth taking this with you on your trip. If you do not own your own kit, then this can normally be easily rented in resort. However, please be aware of the cost of hiring this equipment in resort.
- Out: London Gatwick 1055 - British Airways
- In: Grenoble 1415 - British Airways