Skifest - Ski & Snowboard Week

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Skifest 2018 - Xmas Week - Snowboarders & Skiers Package

From GBP 649/pp

Overview

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Skifest hits the incredible resort of Val Thorens, part of Three Valleys - the world's biggest ski & snowboard area! Better still, Val Thorens is known as the top après-ski location in the French Alps with top-name clubs and DJs plus some the most incredible slopeside bars and dance floors in the Alps!

Incredible Val Thorens!

Val Thorens offers an unbeatable array of highlights including:

  • Location in the heart of the world's biggest ski area
  • Over 600km of board & ski runs!
  • Guaranteed top-quality snow coverage with 99% of runs above 2,000m
  • Runs perfect for all abilities from first-timer to pro
  • The biggest outdoor nightclub in the Alps
  • The best après-ski bars in the Alps
  • Apartments located right on the slopes
  • Restaurants, bars & supermarkets right next door

Massive savings with Skifest!

We've put together package options offering you the best deals available anywhere in Europe - you won't find a better ski deal!

  • Accommodation for under £60/day
  • Six days lift pass for just £30/day - half what you'd pay in Aus or NZ!
  • Board or ski hire (including boots) just £69 - don't pay over €100 in resort!
  • Return coach transfers from London just £159 - save up to £100!

Any Questions?

Email us at london@thefanatics.com if you have any questions about the tour.

Inclusions

  • Seven nights in self-contained apartments with kitchenette
  • Six days lift pass plus option upgrade to Three Valleys network (600km of runs!)
  • Optional transfers from London or Geneva airport
  • Optional ski or snowboard hire including boots
  • Optional lessons and clothing hire
  • Legendary Skifest parties & theme nights
  • Christmas Day celebrations in the snow
  • Skifest drinks & restaurant discounts

Our Accommodation

Val Thorens is an unbeatable resort and our awesome Skifest set-up is totally geared to making your week an unbeatable group experience. All our accommodation is in apartments located in the one superb location in the heart of the French Alps, with restaurants, bars, entertainment and ski slopes at our doorstep!

  • Apartments sleep four, six or eight people
  • Twin or triple upgrades available
  • Private balconies overlooking the mountains
  • En-suite bathroom with shower
  • Kitchenette, fridge, dining table, cooking utensils & storage
  • Two separate rooms with a combination of bunks & living room sofa bed

Getting a Group Together

If you're organising a group of friends to come to Skifest, our easy group payment system makes it simple by allowing each person to pay for their own tour separately. Simply contact our office and we'll create an invoice with everyone's name on it, then each person in your group simply pays their own portion separately using their own card or cash.

If more people decide to join your group down the track, if we have availability we can easily add them to your group so you can all be together.

Optional Transfers

We have coach transfer options available from London and Geneva airport as return or one-way options:

London Transfers:

Coaches depart from the Colonnades Coach Station at London Victoria. You will be emailed with a ticket in the weeks leading up to the tour. There is a short transfer in Moutiers before we continue to Val Thorens/London.

  • London to Val Thorens (departs 18:30 Friday 21 December, arrives 15:00 Saturday)

  • Val Thorens to London (departs 17:30 Saturday 29 December, arrives 11:30 Sunday)

Geneva Airport Transfers:

A number of departure times are available for our Geneva Airport transfers, please email london@thefanatics.com after making your booking to let us know your flight details and preferred departure times:

  • Geneva Airport to Val Thorens - Saturday 22 December: 10:30am; 12:00noon; 2:15pm; 4:30pm & 7:30pm departures available.

  • Val Thorens to Geneva airport - Saturday 29 December: 5:45am; 7:45am; 10:45am & 1:45pm departures available.
The drive is scheduled to take 3.5 hours however the Saturday after Christmas is a very busy travel day so you should allow at least 6.5-7 hours from the scheduled departure from Val Thorens before your flight from Geneva.

Itinerary

Optional coach transfers from London (departs London Victoria Friday 6:30pm) or Geneva airport (departs Saturday 4:30pm) are available to add during the booking process.

Saturday 22 December - Val Thorens Arrival & Opening Night Party!

Full details for meeting our transfers or making your own way to our accommodation will be emailed to you and available online two weeks before the tour. Our apartments are available to check into from 5:30pm. You will need a €100 per person cash security deposit when checking in (returnable after rooms have been inspected by agency staff at the end of the week).

Tonight we hit our Skifest base bar for our tour opening night party!

Sunday 23 December - Hit the Slopes

Today is the first of six full days of skiing & snowboarding. First thing this morning collect your ski/snowboard hire equipment and lift pass then get ready for a totally incredible day on the mountain!

If you have pre-booked lessons with us meet the Skifest tour leaders at 11am ready to run through the basics before we begin the lesson at midday with our professional instructors.

Every afternoon of Skifest we will meet up between 4 & 6pm at our apres-ski bar where the drinks will be flowing and music pumping! See our tour leaders in the morning for details on each day's apres bar.

Monday 24 December - Val Thorens Noël Xmas Eve

Lost your mates yesterday? No problem - every day we have a nominated Snow Buddy meeting points where we get together with our fellow Skifesters, compare notes & take off together for a session! Check out the tour notice boards for details before heading out this morning.

This evening the local village puts on a traditional French Christmas celebration including live music, torch-lit decent down the mountain and festivities on the main square. Then get your Christmas jumpers on ready for our very own Xmas party!

Tuesday 25 December - Skifest White Christmas

We start the day off with Skifest's annual Christmas drink and Santa Ski Run down the mountain. Lessons continue today at 12 noon and once again our apres-ski session kicks off at 4pm.

Tonight is our Secret Santa Xmas present giving (& receiving!), plus a big night of Christmas partying!

Wednesday 26 December - Ski, Board & Boxing Day Bar Crawl

Tonight we check out some more of what Val Thorens has to offer on our Boxing Day Pub Crawl - beginning and ending at our Skifest bar.

Thursday 27 December - Fancy Dress Party!

Another massive day on the slopes today concludes with our ever-popular Skifest Fancy Dress Party. Always a highlight, the fancy dress party will be a massive night with people going to incredible efforts to have the best costume on the night.

This year's theme will be announced in November - stay tuned!

Friday 28 December - Games & Bowling Night

Tonight is our ten pin bowling & games night where in addition to some disco bowling we’ll have a bunch of games including beer-pong, flip cup, trivia & more!

Saturday 29 December - Check-out

Accommodation agency staff inspect our apartments at 8am.

Once again our departure transfers to London (departs 5:30pm, arrives London Sunday approx 11:30am) and Geneva airport (departs 5:45am, arrives approx 9am) can be added during the booking process.

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Skifest 2018 - Xmas Week - Snowboarders & Skiers Package
Venue:
Val Thorens, French Alps
Tour Dates:
22-29 Dec, 2018
Tour Duration:
8 Days/7 Nights