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Welcome “Praise the LORD, my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name.” Psalm 103v1 Having spent many years in the French Alps, I expected that the impact of the stunning mountain vista would have lessened! Yet, time after time, as I look up to the mountains from the lounge window, watch the starry sky from the balcony or gaze across to Mt Blanc from the mountain peaks, I am filled with a sense of awe as I catch a glimpse of our creator God’s magnificence! New for 2018-19 We are excited to launch a second ReIgnite week for those in their 20s and 30s, in Chalet Elise! Also, following the success of our Le Bettaix to La Croisette shuttle service, ideal for beginners and non-skiers, we are adding an evening shuttle enabling you to enjoy the apres-ski. There’s also a second Technique week focussed on perfecting your ski skills with an instructor who will guide you around the mountain. Why Richmond? Fun, relaxing, safe, Christ-centred holidays! Come by yourself, with friends or as a family knowing that you have been prayed for before you arrive. Whether it’s your first or fiftieth time on the slopes or if you just enjoy being in the mountains, our staff team love to make sure your holiday is truly exceptional! I hope you will join us this year! Adam Playfair, Managing Director


Contents 02 Themed Weeks 03 What Your Holiday Includes 03 Children’s Work 04 Ministry 05 Non-Skiers 06 About the Resort 07 Which Chalet Is Right For Me? 08 Chalet des Neiges, Reberty 12 Chalet Elise, Le Bettaix 16 Ski Extras 17 Getting There 18 Summer Holidays 20 How To Book Your Holiday

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Themed Weeks Great if travelling alone or with a friend Christmas Week 22nd December 2018

Are you dreaming of a white Christmas? Come join us in the snowy mountains this December to celebrate Jesus’ birth! Enjoy special times of ministry, roaring log fires and a delicious Christmas dinner without any worries about the washing up!

ReIgnite Chalet Elise, Le Bettaix 05 Jan & 23 March 2019

Laugh, have adventures and enjoy spending time with friends old and new on our 20s & 30s winter holidays! Ideal for those travelling alone or with a friend, no matter what your ability there will always be others at a similar level.

ReLoad Chalet des Neiges, Reberty Village 12 Jan 2019

Our 40s & 50s week is perfect for those travelling by themselves or with friends. There are daily lunch meet-ups and our friendly staff team will help coordinate groups to ensure you will find others of a similar ability to ski with.

Technique Week Chalet des Neiges, Reberty Village 26 Jan & 02 Feb 2019 Carving, moguls and off-piste‌ Challenge yourself and develop your ski technique. A qualified local instructor will be working exclusively with Richmond, providing tuition and tips as well as guiding you around the slopes.

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What Your Holiday Includes —— Inspiring reflections, worship and teaching from your Richmond Ministry Leader —— Caring, professional Richmond staff in the office and chalets —— Delicious breakfasts, afternoon tea and three course evening meals with canapés and complimentary wine —— Exclusive Richmond occupancy of all chalets —— Complimentary tea and coffee throughout the day —— Free Wi-Fi access throughout the chalets —— En-suite facilities in every room

Children’s Work Available: 22 Dec, 29 Dec, 16 Feb, 6 April, 13 April Are you bringing children with you? Take a look at what Richmond can offer: —— Children’s Tea: A child-friendly menu available each evening, served before ministry for children aged 2-11 yrs. —— Children’s Ministry: We offer children’s ministry for those aged 6-11 yrs, led by a member of the Richmond team. —— Child Supervision: Fancy a few extra hours on the slopes? Richmond staff can take your children aged 4-11 yrs to/from ski school, give them lunch and entertain them until 14:00. Bookable in advance. £110 per child per week.

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Our Ministry We understand that a holiday can be a precious time to get away from the demands and stresses of everyday life, but we believe that one thing a holiday doesn’t have to be is a break from our relationship with God. In fact, we believe a time away of fun and relaxation is a perfect opportunity to grow deeper with our awesome, loving God in the setting of His beautiful creation. We have a dedicated Ministry Leader in each chalet every week of the season. They are there in a pastoral capacity during your holiday and we always say, the majority of our “ministry” happens on the chairlifts, around the dinner table and in the hot tubs! There are some fixed points of teaching though and everything is optional. Each morning you can join a short devotional and time of prayer and then, most evenings we hold an informal time of praise and worship followed by some Bible teaching before enjoying dinner together.

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“Ben Shaw’s ministry - truly uplifting and memorable - still on a high! Fabulous food and wine, the company and friendships were wonderful and really enhanced the holiday far beyond a usual ski trip. I have already recommended you to everyone in my home group at church, and beyond!” Linda A, Reberty Village, February 2018


Non-Skiers There are so many activities to enjoy during your Richmond holiday other than skiing and snowboarding. Many of the lifts can be used by pedestrians. These lifts take you further up the mountain, for stunning views over the valley. We arrange daily lunch meets so you can meet up with the skiers in the group and enjoy a mountainside pizza, crepe or soup! Buses take you to the local towns of Les Menuires, Saint Martin or Val Thorens. Or, if you fancy trying out a different alpine sport, then cross-country skiing or snowshoeing is available. Each of our chalets have two saunas and two wonderful outside hot tubs, which look out onto the Alps. Our comfortable lounges, offer great spaces to relax, read a book and enjoy the ambience of being in the mountains. Complimentary tea and coffee is available throughout the day. “We really enjoyed the friendly, relaxed atmosphere in the chalet and being looked after so well - lovely to arrive back to tea and cake, the hot tub and the prospect of a delicious dinner. We had a fantastic week exploring the area on foot - very fortunate to have such wonderful snow and sunshine!� Susan P, Le Bettaix, March 2018

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About the Resort Our two chalets are set in the heart of The Three Valleys. This ski resort is the world’s largest, with over 600km of interconnected ski runs that link together the resorts of Les Menuires, Val Thorens, Méribel and Courchevel. The high altitude guarantees great skiing throughout the season. With so many slopes, there is something to suit any skiing preference and ability. Whether you have never skied before, enjoy cruising the blues and reds, or you are looking for an adrenaline pumping couloir, all this and more can be found in The Three Valleys!

The Three Valleys Highlights —— The Three Valleys resort is home to 6 glaciers and 25 accessible summits: 10 of which are over 2,500m —— The maximum skiing altitude is 3,230m (minimum skiing altitude is 1,300m) —— 85% of the ski area is situated above 1,800m —— 321 Alpine ski runs: 51 green, 132 blue, 106 red, 32 black —— 169 high performance modern ski lifts —— Val Thorens is the highest ski resort in Europe - with 99% of its ski area above 2000m

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Which Chalet is right for me? Distance to walk until you can clip on your skis Altitude of the chalet From the chalet to Les Menuires: bus / minibus Max Capacity Distance from Chambery Airport

Chalet des Neiges Reberty VIllage

Chalet Elise Le Bettaix

20m to the piste

200m to the chairlift

2000m

1600m

Public bus from Reberty Village every 20mins

Richmond shuttlebus to Les Menuires up to 4x daily

42 Beds

36 Beds

114km - 1hr 40mins

110km - 1hr 30mins

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Chalet des Neiges, Reberty Three Valleys, France Chalet des Neiges is perfectly positioned in Reberty Village, beside a blue-grade ski slope and opposite an ESF ski school meeting point. The chalet’s ski-in, ski-out location makes it a firm favourite for many, as does the superb, uninterrupted view of the mountains that can be enjoyed from the dining room, the lounge and the two large southeast facing balconies, perfect for watching the idyllic mountain sunsets!

Highlights —— Chalet des Neiges is situated at an altitude of 2,000m —— Suitable for beginners and children: an ESF ski school is opposite the chalet —— A frequent free bus runs throughout the day from just outside Reberty Village to Les Meniures —— The chalet’s two saunas and outside hot tubs overlook the magnificent mountains —— Incredible positioning with skiing from the door and just one lift to access the Val Thorens or Meribel valleys

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About Chalet des Neiges Saturday Arrivals: 15 December 2018 to 13 April 2019 The chalet’s fourteen bedrooms are traditionally decorated, all with comfortable beds and stylish ensuites. Whether you are travelling on your own, with your family, in a group, or as a couple we can find a room option to suit you. After a day on the mountains, relax in the chalet’s saunas and bubbling hot tubs, or sit by the crackling log fire in the comfortable and spacious lounge, with a cup of tea and a slice of homemade cake. Our staff team are always on hand to ensure you have the best holiday, whether you would like advice on where to ski the next day or just an extra pillow! Each evening, following a time of inspirational ministry, canapés are served ahead of a delicious three course meal with complimentary red and white wine. During the meal, share stories of your day and enjoy great fellowship together before joining some of the Richmond team in the lounge for an after-dinner game. December Date Prices From (£)

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Themed Weeks ReLoad Week, 12th Jan 2019 Technique Week, 26th Jan & 2nd Feb 2019


“Wonderful location and staff who really did everything they could to make the holiday special. The thing that really makes Richmond different to any other ski holiday is the calibre of the staff and also the other guests who are always like a family rather than a group of other holiday makers.� Andrew B, Reberty Village, February 2018

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Prices based on two adults sharing a twin room for a seven night holiday These prices are correct at time of printing and subject to change without notice Please see our website for details on supplements and children and teen discounts

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Chalet Elise, Le Bettaix Three Valleys, France Chalet Elise is nestled in the charming Bettaix village. This typically French village has the gentle Doron river winding through the middle, perfect for an evening stroll as the sun sets. Only a few minutes’ walk from the boot room door is the ‘Le Bettex’ ski lift that will take you to La Croisette, from where you can explore the awesome Three Valleys ski resort.

Highlights —— Situated at 1600m, Le Bettaix is in the top 5% of European ski resorts by altitude —— Walk along the Doron river to the village of Saint Martin de Belleville, or take a stroll after dinner —— Secluded hot tubs and saunas situated on the balcony offer privacy and luxury —— The large balcony is a stunning location from where you can watch the sunset —— Richmond shuttle buses to Les v, perfect for beginners going to morning lessons and those not skiing —— New evening shuttle service - great for those who want to explore Les Menuires’ local bars and activities

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About Chalet Elise Saturday Arrivals: 15 December 2018 to 13 April 2019 The lounge with its comfy sofas around the open fireplace and stunning views over the village is at the heart of Chalet Elise. Perfect for relaxing with a cup of tea, host to our Ministry sessions and after-dinner games and fitted with a huge, pulldown screen for a movie night, it’s the life and soul of the chalet. On the ground floor, our “snug” is home to the table football where you can challenge the staff to a game (which is far less risky than a ski race!). There are fifteen ensuite bedrooms in the chalet, including one room with its own Jacuzzi bath, for that extra level of luxury! Our friendly staff team will make sure that you have a fantastic holiday - from providing a hearty breakfast that sets you up for the day, to helping you map out a ski route, and then welcoming you back each afternoon with a smile and a slice of cake. Chalet Elise has two saunas and hot tubs that are perfectly positioned on the outside balcony, where you can unwind and enjoy the tranquillity of the mountains. December Date Prices From (£)

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528

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Themed Weeks ReIgnite Week, 5th Jan & 23rd March 2019

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“We had a really great holiday and always have done with Richmond - we are very grateful. It is a great formula excellent staff, delicious food and wine, lovely warm chalet, great to mix in with the other guests - a great group. We loved the ministry times and evening entertainment too. Very many thanks for a really fun and relaxing week. Fantastic.� Ian J, Le Bettaix, February,

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Prices based on two adults sharing a twin room for a seven night holiday These prices are correct at time of printing and subject to change without notice Please see our website for details on supplements and children and teen discounts

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Ski Extras Lift Passes Avoid queues in resort! Add a Three Valleys lift pass to your booking before departure so that it will be waiting for you on arrival. There are reduced rates available for children (under 12), families and seniors (over 65). Equipment Hire Ski and snowboard hire can be organised through Richmond at a discount from in-resort prices. With four grades of equipment, you can be sure to have the right kit and we can advise you if needed. We take your measurements in advance to ensure less time getting fitted and more time on the slopes! Ski and Snowboard Lessons Richmond can organise 6-day group lessons at your required level with the ESF ski school starting from 3 years old. We recommend you book early, especially in highseason weeks, to avoid disappointment. All ski extras must be booked no later than three weeks before departure. Full details, including prices, are available on our website: www.richmond-holidays.com/ski

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Getting There Flights Chambery Airport is the closest to our chalets and Richmond operates return transfers available exclusively to our guests for ÂŁ79 per person. There are also numerous flights from the UK to Lyon, Geneva and Grenoble airports, all of which are served by a range of public and private transfer operators, and hire car services. Eurostar Train Board the Eurostar train at Ashford or St Pancras then travel directly to Moutiers, France, at the base of The Three Valleys. Travel overnight for eight full days of skiing, or catch the daytime service for a great view of the French countryside. The Richmond transfer from Moutiers station is ÂŁ45 return per person and includes a complimentary breakfast for the early morning arrivals. Self-drive On arriving in Calais, France, it is approximately a 600-mile, 9-hour drive to our chalets. There is underground parking at Chalet des Neiges and free parking in both Reberty Village and Le Bettaix. Driving directions are available to download from our website.

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Summer Holidays Once you’ve experienced a Richmond holiday in the winter, you’ll want to join us in the summer too! Our summer resorts offer the same friendly, professional, Christian hospitality as our ski chalets and you’ll probably recognise some of the staff too! Join us for fun, fellowship, relaxation and adventure taking things at your own pace, all in the capable hands of our Richmond staff teams.

Samos Thursday Arrivals: May to October Our resort on the stunning island of Samos is metres from the glistening aquamarine Aegean Sea. The familyrun Zefiros Beach Hotel has a large swimming pool and terrace overlooking the sea. Our Richmond-exclusive RYA watersports centre offers dinghy sailing, windsurfing, stand up paddle boarding and kayaking plus a range of instruction.

Reberty Saturday Arrivals: July and August From the sun-soaked balcony of our chalet in Reberty Village, look out onto the glorious mountains and the surrounding meadows of alpine summer flowers. Enjoy relaxing in a hammock, walking in the beautiful mountains or for the adventurous, some climbing, biking or rafting! For more information: www.richmond-holidays.com/summer

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How To Book Your Holiday? Speak to a friendly Holiday Consultant: 020 3004 2661 Email: info@richmond-holidays.com Office hours: Mon-Fri 09:00-17:30 & Sat 09:30-12:30

1 Choose Your Destination

Browse the brochure or go to our website for more information and photos of our resorts. Our friendly and knowledgeable Holiday Consultants are just a phone call away if you need any help, advice or would like a bespoke quote.

2 Travel Arrangements

Check out our website for guidance on travel arrangements, transfers or driving directions.

3 Confirm Your Holiday

Call or email our Holiday Consultants who can answer any questions and book your holiday with you.

4 Financial Protection

All Richmond holidays are 100% financially protected through our membership of the Travel Trust Association (U790X). A deposit is required to secure your booking and the balance is due 10 weeks before departure. All Richmond flight packages are ATOL-protected (T7533).

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Rachel F

Le Bettaix, March 2018 “The whole week was perfect. We have never skied before, and the team made it so easy for us to get to and from the airport and ski lessons and gave great advice. The location of Bettaix was perfect with easy access to the ski lift (once we were competent to use it!) - plus we could ski home at the end of the day. The living area was lovely to relax in and made it easy to have great conversations with others. We loved the social aspect of the week. The food was AMAZING! Ministry was well timed during the day and an appropriate length. The staff team were friendly and fun. The evening games were great and very inclusive… We have had a memorably wonderful time this week and will have many warm words to say of Richmond for a long time to come. Many thanks to the staff team for making us feel so at home.”

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