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Snowsports for Schools

29 years and counting!

Nobody ever forgets their school ski trip, or the teacher who organised it! The school ski trip is one of the best memories of a student’s school life and, with over 29 years of experience, we have sent over ½ million students on memorable ski holidays across the world. School teachers recognise SkiBound as the market leader in operating exclusive Clubhotels in France, and as school ski experts to North America and Italy Our sister company, HTS Total Ski, is recognised as the market leading Austrian specialists. Combined, SkiBound and HTS offer our groups the best products operated by experts in their fields, providing unrivalled service and the highest standards for health, safety and financial security. In our opinion, our operations, contracting and sales teams are the best in the business and within this brochure our ‘country experts’ have handpicked a few tried-and-tested resorts that our groups just love returning to year-after-year. If this brochure doesn’t feature the resort you desire, then visit www.skibound.co.uk or call 01273 767677 and we’ll endeavour to organise and deliver the unforgettable school ski trip that you and your students deserve. We hope you enjoy this brochure and we look forward to working with you soon.

The SkiBound Team Call: 01273 767677 Email: info@skibound.co.uk Visit: www.skibound.co.uk

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Contents The Number 1 choice

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Teacher's Top Picks

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Our Star Players

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Our Exclusive French Clubhotels

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Awesome French Clubhotel resorts

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Clubhotel Vallee Blanche

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Clubhotel Belle Aurore

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Clubhotel Skilt

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Clubhotel Piolet

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Clubhotel Curling

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Clubhotel Turquoise

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Clubhotel Frejus

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We're not all about Clubhotels

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Skiing in North America

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White Face

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Sunday River

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Winter Park

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Sierra at Tahoe

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Loon 38 Killington 39 Brighton 40 NEW! Jasper 41

Skiing in Italy

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Sauze d'Oulx

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Clavière 45 Bardoneccia 46 Passo Tonale

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Skiing in Austria

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Kitzbühel 50 Zell am See

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Oberlungau 52 Salzburger Sportwelt

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Educational School Tours

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e c i o h C 1 r e b m u N The ✔Part of the TUI Travel PLC, we offer the highest level

of financial protection to all our Party Leaders. As TUI operates in 27 key source markets, our global presence ensures that we have a year-round worldwide support network - providing the reassurance and peace of mind that you deserve.

✔The health & safety of our customers is of paramount

importance and we regularly inspect the accommodation, transport and excursion suppliers we use. We operate to a PLC standard and our health & safety department is the best in the business.

✔We are proud to have been awarded full accreditation for the Learning Outside the Classroom Quality Badge scheme, are a full member of the School Travel Forum and fully bonded by ABTA and ATOL, something that not all school tour operators can claim.

✔With 29 years of experience, SkiBound have quite rightly become the most recognised and trusted name in school ski travel. We provide unrivalled service and we are proud that so many groups continue to travel with us year-after-year.

✔Our 7 Exclusive Clubhotels, all located in the French

Alps, offer students the chance to ski in some of the world’s most prestigious resorts whilst maintaining exceptional value for money. We have a fabulous range of resorts in Austria, Italy and North America too.

tels Our exclusive French Clubho One of the things we’re extremely proud of is our reputation of providing the very best Clubhotels to the school ski market. Our customers agree with us, as they have rated the Clubhotels with an overall score of 93% (and we’re constantly striving towards a higher score). To maintain this status, we continue to invest heavily into our French Clubhotel programme, ensuring that everything is geared towards providing our groups with the exact services, facilities and support that a school party requires. Returning Party Leaders already know the huge benefits of staying at one of our Clubhotels, so we highly recommend that you come and experience them for yourself soon.

The world’s best ski resorts SkiBound isn’t just about French Clubhotels! Our exceptional contracting teams have secured availability in some of the finest resorts throughout Italy, Austria and North America. So, whether you fancy combining great skiing, great food and great hospitality in Italy, fully immersing yourself in the charming resorts with traditional village life in Austria or experiencing the Big Apple after a week’s skiing in Vermont, USA - we have the expertise in providing a school ski trip that suits your needs.

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Discounts & Incentives We are delighted to offer additional services and excellent booking discounts to provide the ultimate skiing experience at an affordable price. LOYALTY SCHEME

Your on-going support is hugely appreciated and we would like to thank you for your loyalty. If your school have travelled with us before then you will be entitled to the following discounts: £3, £6 or £10 for 1, 2 or 3 consecutive trips. INTRODUCE A GROUP OFFER

If you enjoy travelling with SkiBound, why not recommend another school to join us? If you know somebody at another school who you think would be interested in taking a ski tour then give us a call to receive details of our ‘Introduce a group’ incentives. FREE SUPERVISORY PLACES

You are entitled to 1 free place for every 10 full paying passengers by air and 1 free place for every 8 full paying passengers by coach, however for 43 paying passengers on a 49 seater coach you are entitled to 6 free places! PARTY LEADER FAMILY OFFERS For party leaders wishing to take their immediate family on the school tour we are delighted to offer the following reductions on the tour price: • 25% off European tours for up to 2 party leader’s children aged 2-16 years • £175 off North American tours for up to 2 party leader’s children aged 2-16 years • Party leader spouse can travel at the child rate plus the adult lift pass supplement These offers all require minimum group sizes so please contact us for further details.

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ndation e m m o c e r r e tt There’s no be ty Leader r a P w o ll fe a than from All of our resorts are suitable for UK school groups, but if you’re not too sure what you’re looking for, then we hope the following recommendations from our Party Leaders can help you decide. As always, we are happy to put you in contact with any of our experienced Party Leaders who have previously travelled to your desired skiing destination.

High-altitude resorts, perfect for Easter skiing

Doorstep skiing, so no need for a coach

• Tignes, France

• All of our Clubhotel resorts

• Les Menuires, France

• Salzburger Sportwelt, Austria

• Zell am See, Austria

• Axamer Lizum, Austria

• Stubai Valley, Austria

• Clavière, Itay

• Winter Park, USA

• Mt Tremblant, Canada

Suitable resorts for those new to the slopes

Fantastic local après-ski options

• Alpe d’Huez, France • Serre Chevalier, France • Kitzbühel, Austria • Oberlungau, Austria • Bardonecchia, Italy • Sierra-at-Tahoe, USA

Extensive skiing catering for all abilities • Les Menuires, France • La Plagne, France • Salzburger Sportwelt, Austria • Sauze d’Oulx, Italy • Winter Park, USA • Jasper, Canada 6 06_07_Top Resorts_staff.indd 1

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• Alpe d’Huez, France • Tignes, France

Ski on high at Easter in Tignes

• Saalbach, Austria • Zell am See, Austria • Whiteface, USA • Winter Park, USA

Resorts that are a little softer on the pocket • Serre Chevalier, France • Montafon, Austria • Lofer / Schneewinkel, Austria • Clavière, Italy • Loon, USA • Sunday River, USA

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Our Star players!

Although SkiBound has been operating for 29 years, it’s the experience of our staff that sets us apart from the rest. The majority of our management team have been involved in the school skiing industry for longer than they care to remember, building exceptional relationships with Party Leaders, resort staff and suppliers. Our extensive experience enables us to work in partnership with you to provide the perfect ski trip that you and your students deserve.

Expert advice We pride ourselves on having the most experienced sales team within the school ski industry. Our enthusiastic, knowledgeable and passionate staff, headed up by our experienced sales manager David Plommer, will support you throughout the entire booking process. Either face-to-face with our Regional Account Managers or over the phone with our expert office-based team, we will listen to your requests and recommend a resort that best suits your needs, budget and ski tour requirements. The majority of our sales members have been with us for many years and have visited most of our featured resorts, enabling them to pass on insightful information about your preferred destination.

dinators r o o C r u o T d Dedicate Once you have confirmed your booking with us, you will be assigned a dedicated tour coordinator who will handle all the pre-tour administration of your school ski trip. Your personal tour coordinator will be your main point of contact and is on hand to discuss, or answer, any queries regarding the finer details of your trip; such as flights, coaches, rooming, ski lessons, evening entertainment options. They will be able to provide your group with all the ‘added extras’ that will make your school ski trip that extra bit special – from tour hoodies, to pre-ordering your groups travel money. Detail is key and the role of your tour coordinator is ensure that everything is addressed before you depart the UK, ensuring that you have a stress-free experience whilst in resort.

am Operations Te Our Operations Team is packed with experience, local knowledge and excellent contacts, as well as a thorough understanding of what school groups want from their ski trip. With permanent offices in the French Alps and Innsbruck, as well as a strong presence in each of our other territories throughout the year, the team’s focus is to ensure that we are working with carefully selected airlines, coach companies and overseas suppliers in the best ski resorts. In addition to the intensive planning and preparation ahead of your tour, the Operations Team will ensure that we have professional, dedicated and fun resort staff on hand to support your group throughout the duration of the trip.

m Resort Tea We follow a rigorous recruitment process to ensure that we provide the best possible in-resort team. We look for enthusiastic, passionate people who can deliver outstanding customer service. Once selected, all of our reps undergo the relevant background checks and take part in a thorough training course which includes Child Protection and Health & Safety. We have an extensive list of experienced reps who continue to work with us year after year – often requested by our groups following excellent performances from previous years. In the event of unlikely and unexpected incidents, our reps are fully supported by our Resort Area Managers, local offices, UK office and the TUI Duty Office.

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Safe & secure Welcome to our exclusive range of Clubhotels! We are delighted to offer seven exclusive hotels, providing your students with the opportunity to enjoy snowsports in some of the world’s most prestigious resorts whilst maintaining exceptional value for money. Here are just a few benefits of staying at a SkiBound Clubhotel. % Operated and managed by SkiBound, with English speaking seasonal staff

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% Offering doorstep skiing in France’s premier resorts % Upgraded Party Leader bedrooms, with Nespresso Coffee Machines, iPod docking station, safe, desk lamp, mini-fridge and luxury linen & towels % Exceptional range of in-house entertainment options, with flat screen TVs, discos, karaoke and Wii consoles %  Unbeatable value for money, without compromising on quality % Full-board accommodation, with hot lunches included as standard % Superb classroom facilities, including desks, white boards and TV with DVD player, to support evening classes, meetings and writing up field notes % Night porters offering 24 hour assistance % In-house ski fit by a Salomon qualified ski technician Our Clubhotels are specifically run for the youth market, everything is geared towards providing groups with the exact services, facilities and support that a school party requires. Although all our Clubhotels vary in character and size, our ethos of providing great resorts, service and exceptional value for money ensures that you and your school will have an unbeatable skiing experience with SkiBound.

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All of our seven Clubhotels are being continuously updated and have all achieved ‘type R’ status. This classification ensures that the hotels meet the highest standards in fire detection, fire containment, fire-systems control, smoke evacuation and people evacuation.

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Undoubtedly, safety and security is the most important aspect when choosing a school ski provider. With our vast experience, this is an area we wouldn’t dream of compromising.

Our Clubhotel employees are recruited on the basis of their skills and eagerness to work with school groups and provide excellent customer service. Every individual is carefully screened and CRB checked, whilst seasonal staff are all checked through the list 99 scheme. The entrance to the majority of our Clubhotels is via coded doors and all of our Clubhotels provide 24hr staffing, with English speaking night porters on duty.

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Assistant Principal - Party Leader for 30 years 1. How many years have you been running school ski trips? I have been a party leader for 29 years taking my first trip in 1983 to Italy. 2. What do you look for when selecting a school ski tour operator? It is imperative that any tour company we use has a proven track record and relevant experience in delivering authentic high quality specialist skiing tours which represent good value. High levels of customer service are also vital, where good organisation and attention to detail is embedded in the company’s everyday practice. Top quality in resort service is critical too, where staff must be well trained, motivated and there to serve our students. All companies must also be ABTA/ATOL bonded. 3. How many ski trips have you taken to our Clubhotels? I have taken 15 trips to Skibound Clubhotels. 4. Why do you stay in our Clubhotels? SkiBound Clubhotels offer superb value for our school ski trips. They are excellently located in top resorts offering high quality accommodation, meals that our students genuinely like and many additional amenities to support our tour programme. Without exception the management and staff interact in a professional but friendly way with both my staff and students which serves to enhance their experience in the mountains/ during their ski tour.

Marcus Tinsley Headmaster - Party Leader for 33 years

1. How many years have you been running school ski trips? I started in the early 80s and my first trip was to Serre Chevalier with a small group of primary kids. So that makes about 32 years of trips.. 2. What do you look for when selecting a school ski tour operator? Value for money for the young people, good quality and consistent safe provision in resort and efficient back up during the organisation. 3. How many ski trips have you taken to our Clubhotels? Too many to count as a coordinator. Personally I’ve travelled to all of your clubhotels in the company many times, either with groups, as a party leader or as an associate. At least one per year for the last 15 years.

5. What sets our Clubhotels apart from our competitors? I never hesitate to book a SkiBound Club hotel simply because I know that they consistently deliver an authentic and complete package which represents the best value on offer. It is highly evident from the levels and quality of service we receive at the Clubhotels, that SkiBound’s management and staff training programme is exceedingly effective. 6. Why would you recommend our Clubhotels to other ski Party Leader? I would unreservedly recommend any of SkiBound’s Clubhotels simply because of the peace of mind it gives you as a party leader. There are ever increasing demands and legal responsibilities placed on staff leading ski tours, so the assurance you gain by choosing a Clubhotel not only takes away so many potential difficulties, but ensures as party leader you can focus on a quality experience for your skiers. 7. What’s your favourite Clubhotel and why? The Curling at Tignes, because it is in an unprecedented location with outstanding skiing, within a very safe village and offers great food and accommodation only minutes from the slopes. The hotel itself caters for all of our students needs and they enjoy a genuine ski atmosphere in safety and comfort.

5. What sets our Clubhotels apart from our competitors? Overall the hotel service consistency is a real strength of the company, Party Leaders can chose any of the resorts (all good) and know they will get a high quality service. 6. Why would you recommend our Clubhotels to other ski Party Leader? For all the reasons mentioned above. 7. What’s your favourite Clubhotel and why? The Skilt for me has to come top because of the location and the service provided. The hotel staff and management cannot be faulted in their professional approach and their service at meals, support to Party Leaders in everything to do with making an excellent trip.

4. Why do you stay in our Clubhotels? The quality is consistent year on year, with development of the service something the company takes seriously. Investment in the hotels is evident and feedback from schools is worked upon wherever reasonable. The locations are good, especially from the Party Leaders point of view in terms of piste side, snow record and access to après-ski. All the resorts used are top locations respected in the ski world for quality provision, safety and service. Management in resort and support for the staff is proactive to strive for the company agreed service levels.

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s l e t o h b u l C h c n e r Our F In-house ski fit with the very best kit from Salomon

One of the great benefits of choosing a SkiBound Clubhotel is that we own, maintain and store all of the ski equipment in-house – so you won’t get snowed on going to a ski-fit at our Clubhotels! With a massive investment made each year, we always stock the right sizes and ranges and our qualified Salomon ski technicians are on-hand to ensure that the right equipment is supplied to all abilities (from the nervous novice to the aspiring Olympian). Snowboarders may have to pick up their kit from a local hire shop, but we will ensure that everything is arranged prior to your group arriving in resort. We are delighted to announce that we are currently using Salomon Focus and Mini Kart skis, boots and poles from one of the world’s leading ski equipment manufacturers – Salomon.

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sa Ultimate comfort for all – plu ‘thank you’ from SkiBound! We understand what it takes to organise and run a successful school ski trip, which is why we want to show our appreciation to all our Party Leaders. Only with SkiBound do Party Leaders receive upgraded rooms with a few extra facilities to help them relax. These include; Luxury bed linen, towels, duck-down pillows, Nespresso machine with 4 varieties of coffee pods, welcome drinks, mini fridge, fruit bowl and tea & coffee facilities, iPod docking station and a safe in the room. Party Leaders and colleagues are accommodated in twin or triple rooms, arranged according to the rooming requirements, ensuring easy supervision. Our Clubhotels provide the ultimate in comfort and convenience for the students too. After all, they are the reason why we organise school ski trips! Each guestroom typically sleeps 4-6 students, all with en-suite facilities, plenty of storage space and breath-taking views of the surrounding mountains. As we fully manage our hotels, we have the ability to configure the rooms to suit your rooming requirements.

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Don't forget the aprés-ski! Our Clubhotels provide the facilities to offer our groups an exciting array of après-ski activities, and our enthusiastic staff will ensure that the fun continues off the slopes. The range of on-site entertainment options include Wii consoles, juice bars, chill out rooms with giant Connect 4 and Jenga, karaoke and discos plus your Rep will arrange loads of in-house fun for all to enjoy, guaranteeing an easy, stress free and enjoyable trip for pupils and teachers alike. In addition, being based in premier ski resorts, your group can enjoy the numerous nearby sporting and cultural attractions available. We can pre-book and pre-pay for these après-ski evenings prior to your departure, so you have less to worry about and less to budget for whilst in resort.

Unmissable excursions... Bobsledging in La Plagne - built for Olympic Games in Albertville in 1992 this is a rush your students shouldn't miss. Briançon - Groups staying in Serre Chevalier can visit this ancient city which is Europe's highest at 1326 metres.

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All our food is glorious!! Our philosophy is simple; to provide healthy nutritional meals to even the most demanding of pallets. To achieve this, our Clubhotel menus have been carefully designed and developed over numerous years of experience and input from our Party Leaders. Our chefs are also fully conversant with the many special dietary requirements now seen as standard, with most requirements easily catered for. All of our staff understands the importance of various food intolerances and allergies, which are handled with ease and sensitivity. Please feel free to discuss anything with your tour coordinator and if you would like, our chefs and hotel managers will be happy to get in touch directly. With our standard Clubhotel tour package, we typically provide a continental breakfast, hot lunch and a two-course evening meal. However, any of these options can be upgraded to suit your catering requirements.

Afternoon tea and cakes

There’s no better way to build an appetite than a full day skiing in the fresh mountain air. Rather than hit the sweet shops, let us provide a filling option of teas, cakes, biscuits, fruit and soft drinks for your group.

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All inclusive The easiest way to ensure that your group has absolutely everything they need and reduce the requirement for additional pocket money or budgeting. We can arrange for your whole group to receive a drink with meals and two evening entertainments for just £26 per person. For any of these options, please call our knowledgeable team to discuss the possibilities and the applicable costs involved.

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Ben Shinn

Our 'in re sort' star s

General Manager - France

In 1998, with an engineering degree in my back pocket, I decided to head out to Valloire with SkiBound for what turned out to be the best experience of my life… and I haven’t looked back since. A natural passion for everyone to enjoy their winter in the Alps has driven me to dedicate my time to SkiBound and you. Do I have a favourite resort? I suppose that depends on what stage of my life I refer to. The ‘beginner’ in me would say Serre Chevalier – vast open domain, record number of blue-sky skiing days and pistes loaded with snow-laden fir trees. The ‘X-Games wannabe’ would have to say Tignes – big half-pipes, powder fields and an exciting après-ski makes for a thrilling holiday. For the ‘all-rounder’, La Plagne is hard to beat – with something for everyone, be it gentle tree-lined runs or the natural network of gullied runs. With the hotel Turquoise sandwiched between 2 runs, I will become the legend that managed to ski through the hotel front door and out the back picking up a 'chocolat chaud' on the way!

Chris Powell

Hotels & Operations Manager - France

In the mid 90’s I went on a skiing holiday and thought I quite like this, the next year I went on 2, the following I went on 3 and before I knew it I had resigned from my career in the UK, put my house up for rent and decided to do a season – and 11 years later I’m still here! Over the 11 years I have worked in numerous ski stations from Crest Voland (small and very French) to Courchevel (large and definitely not French); my favourite ski domain has to be Serre Chevalier due to the 4 very different ski areas that merge to produce some of the best terrain in the Alps, catering for both beginners and experts, with a great blue sky day record to boot. The Frejus Telecabine, which is across the road from SkiBound’s own Clubhotel Frejus, whisks you off to the top of the Villeneuve ski domain where you can easily access all areas. Following Serre Chevalier has to be Alpe d’Huez, again another great ski area but with fantastic après-ski for all ages including ice skating, high ropes, outdoor swimming pool and our own in-house discotheque at the Vallée Blanche. Did I make the right decision all those years ago? I live in one of the most beautiful parts of the world, sharing my passion for mountain activities with the team and guests each year and I get to see all our guests from beginners to experts having a wonderful time either on the slopes or in one of our Clubhotels after a full day of fun on the mountain – so the answer to the question has to be yes, especially as I met my wife here who incidentally has worked for SkiBound for over 18 years!!

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SkiBound’s seven Clubhotels, all located high in the French Alps, offer students the chance to ski in some of the worlds’ most prestigious resorts whilst maintaining exceptional value for money. These are all high mileage, high altitude snow sure resorts, representing the best that the French Alps have to offer. We are committed to offering our school groups the best possible accommodation options in the best possible ski resorts.

Les Menuires Situated in the Belleville Valley, this purpose-built resort provides great conditions and a convenient, good value foothold in the Three Valleys. Lifts radiate out in all directions from the village giving easy and quick access to the ski area whilst the resort itself has a good selection of shops for the school trip souvenirs. With both Clubhotels being ski-in ski-out access to the slopes has never been easier.

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Resort height: 1815m Green runs: 13 Lift range: Blue runs: 37 1450–2850m Red runs: 24 No of lifts: 34 Black runs: 6 KM of piste: 160 Upgrade option: No of runs: 77 3 Valleys pass (60 0km)

For the ultimate skiing experience, why not upgrade your lift pass and ski the extensive ‘Les Trois Vallees’, boasting over 600km of snow-sure piste.

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Alpe d’Huez Alpe d’Huez remains one of the most exclusive resorts for school trips, offering spectacular views and a record number of clear sky skiing days across the season. From dedicated beginner areas to the longest black in Europe, Alpe d’Huez has something for everyone.

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With seven different ski areas, an excellent lift system and unbeatable après-ski options what more do you want from a school skiing destination? With a choice of 2 wonderful Clubhotels centrally located in Alpe d’Huez, not only with easy access to the slopes but ideally located for aprés-ski too.

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Serre Chevalier

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Set in the Southern Alps, Serre Chevalier is one of France's most underrated ski resorts, with 250kms of Resort height: 1350 m Green runs: superb runs. The resort is spread over four main areas Lift range: Blue runs: with a wide choice of gentle slopes and challenging 1200–2830m Red runs: terrain. More importantly, our Clubhotel is located No of lifts: 62 Black runs: just metres from the main Telecabine, providing KM of piste: 250 immediate access to this huge ski area. No of runs: 102 If you are looking for extensive skiing, plenty of sunshine, spectacular tree lined mountain scenery and value for money, then Serre Chevalier is for you.

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Tignes As one of the highest ski resorts in the Alps, enjoying year round skiing on the Grande Motte Glacier, Tignes can justifiably boast a fantastic snow record that is the envy of many resorts worldwide. To ensure that our groups get the most out of this awesome resort, our Clubhotel is perfectly situated in the heart of the Val Claret area, only metres away from the main lifts.

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Together with Val d'Isère, Tignes makes up the Espace Killy, an incredible wintersport recreation playground where skiers and boarders love to leave their tracks.

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La Plagne The superb ski resort of La Plagne comprises ten purpose built 'villages' surrounding Plagne Centre, including Belle Plagne where our Clubhotel is located. From gentle nursery slopes, to exhilarating motorway skiing to the vast Paradiski ski area, offering 425km of piste, La Plagne has it all!

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Resort height: 2050 m Green runs: 10 Lift range: Blue runs: 69 1250 – 3250m Red runs: 33 No of lifts: 105 Black run s: 18 KM of piste: 225 Upgrade option: Still looking for more? Location, location, location, No of runs: 130 Paradiski (425km) it doesn't get better than our Clubhotel sandwiched between two runs - a truly unique experience for the students.

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In a nutshell • Centrally located in Alpe d’Huez and only a short walk to the lift • In-house disco for those all-important dance-offs •4  2 rooms, accommodating up to 160 guests Kids! Don’t forget to try one of our non-alcoholic cocktails.

A cut above the rest We think our Clubhotels are great… and so do our Party Leaders. The scores on the doors are: • The Vallée Blanche scored an overall average of 96% • The food served scored an average of 98% • The hotel service scored an average of 96% • The hotel staff scored an average of 99% • The hotel management scored an average of 99%

Prime location The Vallée Blanche is an extremely popular choice with our groups and it’s easy to see why; centrally located in Alpe d’Huez so easy to get to the shops and après-ski, but still only an amble away from the lifts! In no time at all, the students will be whisked straight up to the main ski school meeting area, where their ski instructors and 250km of pristine terrain await!

The fun continues Après-ski is simply what Alpe d’Huez does best. With an awesome selection of activities only a mere snowballs throw from your snow-dusted doorstep there’s never a dull moment in town. Cafes, shops, ice-rink, outdoor swimming pool (heated!) and an all singing and dancing sports centre provide plenty of good times long into the evening. Looking for something a little more relaxing? If so, kick back at the hotel, play some pool and enjoy a rewarding hot chocolate – you deserve it!

Meet the locals If you’re looking for the perfect resort to take your school group, then look no further than Alpe d’Huez. After making your way up the legendry 21 hair-pin bends you will be greeted by “L’ile au soleil”. The combination of sun and snow is what attracted me to this resort 5 seasons ago. I’ve been here ever since and now call this place home. The Clubhotel Vallée Blanche is the perfect base for your school group, only a short walk to the ski lifts and resort centre. Relax by the log fire and enjoy the stunning panoramic views across the Oisan Valley. After the sun goes down the fun continues, as our in-house cinema and disco, complete with neon lights and glow sticks, will keep the students entertained until it’s time to call it a night.

Alex Alex Hewitt - Alpe d'Huez Resort Manager - 7th season with SkiBound

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Loads of space for large groups

• In the heart of Alpe d’Huez and opposite the main bucket lift • Unbeatable après-ski activities to keep you entertained • 38 rooms, accommodating up to 130 guests Kids! Don’t forget to try one of our milkshakes

A cut above the rest We think our Clubhotels are great… and so do our Party Leaders. The scores on the doors are: • The Belle Aurore scored an overall average of 96% • The food served scored an average of 98% • The hotel service scored an average of 96% • The hotel staff scored an average of 99% • The hotel management scored an average of 99%

Prime location The impressive Clubhotel Belle Aurore is located in the heart of Alpe d’Huez, just 200m from the resort centre and opposite the main bucket lift. The hotel’s fantastic location means you're in the hustle and bustle of the resort, so everything’s within walking distance. So, grab your skis, goggles and that last minute croissant, walk 50metres from the front door and be effortlessly whisked up to the sunny slopes of Alpe d'Huez.

The fun continues With more après-ski options than you can wave a bobble hat at, the fun will continue well into the evening. The Belle Aurore has a comfortable lounge area, with flatscreen TV and DVD player, a large restaurant and the infamous orange bar area that can be used for quiz, karaoke and bingo (one for the teachers) evenings. If you still have plenty of energy to burn, the resort centre is only a 5 minutes’ walk away where you’ll find an iceskating rink, sports centre and an outdoor heated pool.

Meet the locals Alpe d’Huez provides fantastic skiing for all abilities and is also home to the 16km Sarenne, the longest black run in Europe. The Clubhotel Belle Aurore is the perfect base to enjoy the skiing available, as it’s only 30 metres from the piste and is a great place to watch the world go by whilst enjoying the view from the hotels large sun terrace. After an enjoyable evening meal, our highly trained operations team will provide inhouse entertainment to suit all ages and organise external entertainments from tobogganing to In-vertigo high ropes.

Chris Chris Powell - Hotel and Operations Manager - 13th season with SkiBound

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A cut above the rest We think our Clubhotels are great… and so do our Party Leaders. The scores on the doors are: • The Skilt scored an overall average of 95% • The food served scored an average of 96% • The hotel service scored an average of 97% • The hotel staff scored an average of 99% • The hotel management scored an average of 100%

Prime location It’s all about location, location, location and the Skilt wins hands-down! This slope-side hotel overlooks its own sun terrace and bar, with the ski school meeting point quite literally a few steps from the terrace, so the students can just roll out of bed and practically be on the slopes. The convenience and location of this sun terrace makes it the ideal meeting point after a day on the slopes – where everyone likes to claim they landed the perfect 360 of the day!

The fun continues Quiz nights, DVD nights, pool competitions, karaoke and disco evenings are just a few of the in-house activities available at the Skilt. We actively encourage in-house challenges between our staff, the teachers and students. The resort itself has a popular sports complex with an indoor heated pool - great after a hard day on the slopes.

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Meet the locals After a few seasons in different resorts I came to Les Menuires as a Ski Rep in 1994 and have been here ever since! (I must hold the record for longest ever gap year). I have been a manager here for twelve years and each winter my family makes the Skilt our home. All our wonderful SkiBound hotel staff become an extended part of our family and welcoming so many returning guests to the Skilt each winter, who have seen my children grow, is a great part of the job. It’s easy to see why the Skilt is so popular - Ski school meets 10 metres from the door, a high speed chair and gondola lift both within 50 metres of the hotel and a warm friendly welcome from all our staff. It’s almost too easy to run a successful ski tour at the Skilt.

Kevin Kevin Gray - Clubhotel Skilt Manager - 20 years in Les Menuires

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In a nutshell • Next to the slopes, so you can ski right up to the back door • Large sun terrace and lounge, with stunning views •3  3 rooms, accommodating up to 134 guests Kids! Don’t forget to visit the heated pools in La Croisette

A cut above the rest We think our Clubhotels are great… and so do our Party Leaders. The scores on the doors are: • The Piolet scored an overall average of 98% • The food served scored an average of 97% • The hotel service scored an average of 97% • The hotel staff scored an average of 100% • The hotel management scored an average of 100%

Prime location Clinging to the steep valley sides like a confident mountain goat, all of the public areas and most of the bedrooms have stunning views across the valley to the Cime de Carron ski area. With the slopes so close it’s almost possible to ski right up to the back door and straight into the bar! Once the basic skills have been mastered, your ski instructors are happy to meet you outside the hotels ski storage room – now that’s doorstep service!

The fun continues The large restaurant and bar is complete with flatscreen TV and our professional disco and karaoke equipment is ideal for hosting boogie nights and unearthing wannabe X Factor stars. The Piolet also boasts that all important games room, complete with a pool table, table football and arcade games. The resort has a popular sports centre, but if you fancy a bit of ten-pin bowling then head up to the nearby resort of Val Thoren.

Meet the locals Les Menuires has re-invented itself into one of the most practical and functional value for money resorts in the world, and this is what attracted me to the resort in 1994. The resorts traditional emphasis on slope-side convenience just makes everything so easy and practical. And this is no exception with the Hotel Piolet, which offers that door step skiing we crave so much when our legs are shot! The Hotel provides everything you could need with a large restaurant, bar and games room all on the first floor. The large windows provide an inspiring view of Cime de Caron and La Masse to get you started every morning. This spectacular place has become our family home and my wife tells me the Piolet is extra special because we met here 15 years ago.

Chay Chay Bridges - Clubhotel Piolet Manager - 9th season with SkiBound.

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In a nutshell • Located in the heart of Val Claret, only a snowballs throw from the lifts • S uperb in-house facilities and excellent nearby après-ski options • 34 rooms, accommodating up to 126 guests Kids! Don’t forget to head down to our Chillax Zone, where the Playstation awaits!

A cut above the rest We think our Clubhotels are great… and so do our Party Leaders. The scores on the doors are: • The Curling scored an overall average of 92% • The food served scored an average of 91% • The hotel service scored an average of 93% • The hotel staff scored an average of 93% • The hotel management scored an average of 95%

Prime location The Curling is located in the heart of the Val Claret area of Tignes, with world class skiing quite literally on your doorstep. As the nearest lift is only 300 yards away, you’ll soon be at the top of the mountain, ready to hurtle down the slopes quicker than Usain Bolt can run the 100m. Thanks to its central location, the Curling is surrounded by all the local amenities and après-ski activities needed for a successful and memorable school ski trip to France.

The fun continues Once fed and watered, the excellent range of in-house facilities will keep your students entertained until it’s time for ‘lights out’. As well as a relaxed bar upstairs for the teachers there is a Chillax Zone downstairs with plenty of activities to wind down at the end of the day - you can even do a bit of Marmotte spotting. Après-ski activities away from the hotel are everywhere, with indoor swimming, bowling, iceskating and a cinema showing English language films.

Meet the locals So, you wanna be a pro skier? If so, Tignes has it all in abundance – easy runs to knuckle breaking black descents! Our Clubhotel Curling is in the heart of the Val claret area of Tignes and practically piste-side. You’ll have a birds-eye view of the resorts lively après ski from the restaurant as you enjoy dinner and, once that’s done, simply relax with us in one of the two bars and social rooms. If après-ski is your thing, and your legs are up for it after a day on the slopes, there’s bowling and ice-skating. If you don’t want to leave the comfort of the hotel, then our reps will keep you lively with an in-house quiz or games night. Whatever you fancy, it’s all there for the taking!

Ben Ben Shinn - SkiBound General Manager, France - 15 years in the Alps

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In a nutshell • Located between 2 pistes, so no need to carry your equipment • Lots and lots of awesome après-ski activities and attractions • 2 3 rooms, accommodating up to 101 guests Kids! Don’t forget to experience the epic Olympic Bobsleigh run

A cut above the rest We think our Clubhotels are great… and so do our Party Leaders. The scores on the doors are: • The Turquoise scored an overall average of 97% • The food served scored an average of 95% • The hotel service scored an average of 95% • The hotel staff scored an average of 97% • The hotel management scored an average of 98%

Prime location Situated slap-bang between 2 pistes, with the ski school meeting point just outside the door, it doesn’t get much better than the Turquoise! Easy blue runs to and from the hotel make this an ideal location for even the most nervous of newbies and the attractive sun terrace, directly on the piste, is the perfect place to keep an eye on their progress. No carrying of equipment, no public buses and no fuss… just put your boots on and go – this is what doorstep skiing is all about!

The fun continues La Plagne offers plenty of good times to compliment the skiing. The hub of Belle Plagne is only a few metres walk from our hotel, with a good selection of shops. The neighbouring villages of Plagne Centre and Plagne Bellecote have lots more on offer to keep the students entertained, including the heart thumping Olympic Bobsleigh run. For those who left it all on the ski slopes, the hotel’s large restaurant, adjoining bar and entertainment room are ideal for hosting quiz nights, pool competitions, karaoke and disco evenings.

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After 20 years of working for SkiBound there is still nothing better than seeing the exciting vibe of groups on arrival and the happy and content faces at the end of a week’s stay in one of our clubhotels! It’s definitely more than just a holiday, it’s a life experience and many of our previous guests over the years are now arriving to work with us to help provide this experience to the new generation! The SkiBound Clubhotel Turquoise is situated at the highest resort of Belle Plagne and is literally sandwiched between two pistes. Paradiski and the Turquoise combine to make the dream resort, perfect for your next school ski trip.

Tracey Tracey Powell - SkiBound Admin Manager, France - 20th season with SkiBound

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• Wonderful doorstep skiing hotel, only 50m from the main bubble lift • E njoy our in-house disco and make some shapes on the dance floor • 24 rooms, accommodating up to 100 guests Kids! Don’t forget to join in on Sue’s chocolate Tuesday

A cut above the rest We think our Clubhotels are great… and so do our Party Leaders. The scores on the doors are: • The Frejus scored an overall average of 98% • The food served scored an average of 92% • The hotel service scored an average of 92% • The hotel staff scored an average of 94% • The hotel management scored an average of 99%

Prime location Say goodbye to transportation and hello to wonderful doorstep skiing! For groups skiing Serre Chevalier, you can’t get a better location than the Frejus. This extremely popular Clubhotel is only 50 metres from the main telecabine, which is the quickest way into the heart of the extensive ski area, so the students will be up the mountain and skiing before you’ve had time to finish your morning coffee. With the Frejus situated in the quintessential village of Villeneuve, there’s plenty to do after a full day on the slopes.

The fun continues Evening activities can be as rock & roll or relaxed as you wish. The Frejus has a very welcoming lounge and bar area, complete with TV and a mesmerising open log fire. The in-house disco is always a popular choice with our groups, providing the perfect setting for those all-important dance-offs! Alternatively, head for the dizzy heights of nearby Briançon! Europe’s highest city is stepped in history and offers a superb choice of winter activities and attractions.

Meet the locals If you’re reading this then let me help you choose where your school group should stay. After joining the company many years ago (for just 1 season) and having worked through many Summers & Winters my dislike of sand led me to settle in the mountains. After just 1 season in Serre Chevalier it was in my heart & I was hooked, and the Hotel Frejus is where I have made my home since 2005. The Hotel is known for its warm welcome and its friendly atmosphere, with fun après-ski to match. You’ll find us just a couple of minutes’ walk from the ski school meeting point, the nursery slopes & lifts giving you access to 250km of sun drenched pistes stunning views! Serre Chevalier is the best kept secret in the French Alpes… See you next year.

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Curling, ice-skating, cinema, bowling, shopping: you name it and Lake Placid’s got it. This is your chance to live in an actual Olympic village and as all of the awesome activities are a mere snowballs throw from your snow-dusted doorstep, the off-slope fun never stops. From the Olympic museum to the unique experience of tobogganing right onto Mirror Lake, this is one ski trip you’ll never forget.

t... a y a t S Northwoods Inn - Lake Placid Distance to the slopes: 15 minutes by shuttle bus This historic Northwoods Inn is located on Main Street, in the heart of Lake Placid and within walking distance from the Olympic Arena, The Palace Theatre and numerous restaurants and quaint shops. The guestrooms are all en-suite and sleep 4 students in 2 double beds. Breakfast and evening meals are taken in-house. For more accommodation options in Lake Placid, please check out our website: www.skibound.co.uk/whiteface

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White Cap, South Ridge, Sundance, Aurora Peak; the mountains of Sunday River trip off the tongue like the names of legendary Native Americans and thanks to a rich variety of piste, bowl and glade, you’ll find all you need to progress from brave to chief. Of course, everyone needs a helping hand at first and the ski schools of South Ridge ensure even the wobbliest of legs get the chance to gain in stature. Once you start to grow in confidence the fat award-winning cruisers of Lollapalooza and Excalibur will be calling. However, if you’re looking for a challenge then look no further than White Heat. Regarded as the longest, steepest, widest lift-serviced trail in the east, White Heat is one of Sunday River’s toughest and a must for all the cheeky experts in your party. Ice skating, tube parks, discos, festivals and the legend of Eddy the Yeti ensure the Sunday River service continues long after the last lift closes. If you don’t believe us then just ask our inresort team of Troy and Erica who have been working with us for over a decade.

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Get ready for a Rocky Mountain high to remember as you experience the lumps and bumps of Colorado’s granddaddy ski resort, Winter Park. Regarded as North America’s premier mogul champ you’ll be able to take knee-jarring to a new level however, with one of the state’s biggest ski areas, all levels are extremely well catered for. Interconnected mountains, heaps of snow and sunshine practically guaranteed, what more could you ask for? Thanks to Winter Park’s rocking location, just over ninety minutes away from the airport, getting in is no problem and once you’re there you’ll be treated to a veritable smorgasbord of scenic trails, terrain parks and chair lifts ensuring getting around is just as easy. Whatever your competence or preference this resort has got the lot and with the award-winning Discovery Park at your disposal, beginners can take to the slopes with all the gusto of mountain goats. Once you’ve mastered the basics then prepare for the wide open sweeps of Vasquez Ridge, which is commonly regarded as cruiser central. Mogul country comes in the form of Mary Jane and with a relentless succession of bumpity bumps, you may consider the extreme back country of Vasquez Cirque as a relatively relaxing alternative.

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Resort height: 90 00ft No of tra ils: Lift range: 12060ft Begin ner: No of lifts: 25 Intermediat e: Acres of piste: 3081 Expert: Snowmaking:

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With a free local shuttle, access to Winter Park village is as easy as the après-ski and with: snow tubes, bowling alleys, multiplex cinemas, karaoke, indoor swimming and water slides, ice skating and even Bingo (one for the teachers), the fun never stops.

t... a y a t S Vintage Hotel Distance to the slopes: 3 minute cabriolet lift The Vintage Resort Hotel is a Winter Park, Colorado landmark. Located at the entrance to the resort, adjacent to the cabriolet, lodging at the Vintage includes 118 finely appointed guest rooms. All rooms are en-suite and are fully equipped with hairdryers, coffee makers and cable TV. For more accommodation options in Winter Park, please check out our website: www.skibound.co.uk/winterpark

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Sierra at Tahoe

Welcome to the west side where the sun is shining and the pure white drifts are as lush and rolling as the swells of the Pacific. This wind-protected wonderland epitomises California and from huge helpings of hospitality to picture perfect panoramas, find out for yourself why our groups just love Sierra-at-Tahoe.

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As the resort is spread like a tie-died hippie blanket across two peaks you’ll discover a whole host of options no matter what your ability. Cruiser runs for beginners, table tops for boarders and never-ending tree skiing for all, form the backbone to this wonderful western adventure. Terrain parks and natural pipes are pitted throughout the pine-covered mountain slopes and thanks to a groovy series of well-maintained runs you’ll always find yourself magically funnelled back to base at the end of each day. This is simply a stunning resort and combined with a cheeky stop-over in San Fran, there’s far too much to write home about so forget postcards and just enjoy the ride. Thanks to our local reps insider knowledge, and also our splendid dine around programme, you’ll never have to eat in the same restaurant twice and with an awesome range of après-ski activities, including: tube parks, snow-shoe trails, adventure zones and the best BBQ burgers this side of Texas, your group will love you forever. So, wax down your board, dig out the suntan lotion and hit the slopes, because after a visit to Sierra-at-Tahoe you’re going to wish they all could be Californian.

t... a y a t S The Inn by the Lake Distance to the slopes: 25 minutes by coach The Inn by the Lake is ideally positioned for groups choosing to ski at Sierra, as it is the closest property to this wonderful ski resort - only 25 minutes by bus. Within walking distance of the Inn you will find ice skating, ice hockey, ten pin bowling and many shops and restaurants, ensuring that the fun continues off the slopes. For more accommodation options in South Lake Tahoe, please check out our website: www.skibound.co.uk/sierra

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Loon

Welcome to the east side where the trails are long, the transfers are short and the pizzas are as traditional as tea parties in Boston. This is what it’s all about and thanks to blanket snow-making coverage and better grooming than at Crufts, set your snow-shades to bedazzle as skiing in Loon is completely and utterly fabulous. With sensational staff, affordable accommodation and plenty of New England charm, it’s easy to see why our groups keep coming back to Loon. Beginners will find plenty of easy terrain to occupy their time and after a few days at ski school they’ll be chomping at the bit to get involved on the black runs, further northwards. If you’re looking for a chic and boutique feel then this is where this award-winning resort really comes into its own and from pristine pine-lined ski trails to a supersonic 400 foot pipe, intermediates will be in their absolute element. Thanks to easy access to neighbouring Cannon, Bretton Woods and Waterville Valley, there’s plenty more choice further afield and if the experts in your group are looking for some action then point them in the direction of Loon’s black diamond terrain - that will no doubt keep them amused for days on end.

The facts...

Resort height: 950ft No of tra ils: Lift range: 3,050ft Begin ner: No of lifts: 12 Intermediat e: Acres of piste: 370 Expert: Snowmaking:

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To get the best of both worlds make sure you stay in the gorgeous, coffee-fuelled, town of Lincoln which promises, not only an affordable base, but also, an exciting array of après-ski activities, including: ice skating, snow-tubing, bowling and outlet shopping at North Conway.

t... a y a t S Kancamagus Lodge Distance to the slopes: 5 minute shuttle drive This family owned lodge is the perfect homeaway-from-home while you explore the nearby ski resorts in the heart of the White Mountains. The full-sized indoor pool, games room and spacious communal areas provide the perfect setting for the fun to continue off the slopes. Alternatively, our groups love sitting by the open fires, with a comforting hot chocolate, reminiscing about the day’s events. For more accommodation options in Loon, please check out our website: www.skibound.co.uk/loon

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Killingto

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If you like your verticals high and your seasons long then welcome to the ginormous ski resort of Killington, aka: ‘The Beast of the East’. This fantastic ski spot has been around for over half a century and with a wide choice of accommodation to suit all salopettes pockets; central Vermont has never looked finer.

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trails: 1165ft No of Resort height: r: ne 4241ft Begin Lift range: e: 22 Intermediat No of lifts: 752 Expert: Acres of piste: Snowmaking:

140 28% 33% 39% 80%

The beginners in your group maybe pleased to hear that the rather extreme-sounding Juggernaut run is just for them although, as it’s over 6 miles long, they may not wish to tackle it in entirety on their first day. Most greens start from one of six connected peaks which gives everyone the chance to enjoy those all-important views. As newbies develop they’ll find plenty of swooping intermediate cruisers and mellow curves to fine tune their craft however, the likes of Lower Ovation, Superstar and Killington Peak maybe out of their reach at this early stage. From double-diamond drops to double-black diamond moguls, Bear Mountain is where the big boys like to let it all hang out. Finally, if you’re all about the kicks and the flicks then Timberline and Easy Street snowboard parks have the lot, including a 425ft long super pipe – awesome! Après-ski is simply what Killington does best with ice-skating, discos, bowling, cinemas and fantastic fireworks providing plenty of entertainment after dark. Of course, you’ll find pizzerias in abundance and if you’ve got a sweet tooth then just remember that you’re in Vermont, the spiritual home of maple syrup.

t... a y a t S Holiday Inn, Rutland Distance to the slopes: 30 minute shuttle drive The Holiday Inn provides easy access to Killington, whilst being located in the heart of Rutland means a variety of historical, cultural, shopping and recreational attractions are only a snowballs throw away. The hotel has a large swimming pool, 2 hot tubs and a sauna, as well as spacious guestrooms with thoughtful amenities. For more accommodation options in Killington, please check out our website: www.skibound.co.uk/killington

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Salt Lake City, where the runs are groomed and the views are pretty; ah yes, welcome to Utah’s finest ski resort, Brighton. This is a completely unique skiing experience and thanks to the resort’s ‘back to basics’ policy you’ll find an unpretentious and extremely wellmaintained set of trails and natural features that offer skiing the way that nature intended. This is a local’s resort and regarded as an absolute centre of learning for all wannabe wildwest lovers of ski and snowboard. You’ll find some excellent instructors to help newbies point their poles in the right direction and thanks to Brighton’s propensity for deep-fluffy snow, cutting your teeth in Utah will hopefully leave you with fewer bruises. Snowboarders are also well looked after and with a dedicated crew on hand to ensure all four terrain parks are at the height of their powers, you’ll be able to enjoy plenty of rails, pipes, jumps and jibs whatever your level of awesomeness. The majority of runs in Brighton are for the intermediates and further challenges, ensure you get to develop from medium to magnificent as your week progresses. The great thing about Brighton is that no matter what your level you get to start and finish in the same place so sharing a lift has never been cosier.

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Resort height: 87 55ft Lift range: 10500ft No of lifts: 7 Acres of piste: 1050

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As Salt Lake City is practically on your doorstep evenings out can be as rock & roll or relaxed as you wish and thanks to a great public transport system and an awesome evening entertainment package, après-ski in Brighton is as eclectic as the terrain.

t... a y a t S Baymont Inn & Suites Distance to the slopes: 40 minute shuttle drive This hotel combines comfort and convenience with an enviable location. With bags of entertainment options available on its doorstep, including the E-Center which is home of the Utah Grizzlies, the students will be kept entertained day and night! Alternatively, a long soak in the hotel’s indoor and outdoor heated pool is always a popular après-ski activity. For more accommodation options in Brighton please check out our website: www.skibound.co.uk/brighton

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Jasper

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If you’re searching for that all-important Rocky Mountain high then check out the uncrowded delights of Jasper as from some imperious landscapes to a practically horizontal approach to life, this is where all the cool kids get their kicks. Thanks to an awesome location, right within the heart of Jasper National Park, the main ski area of Marmot Basin lives up to every one of your Canadian dreams. And, with a wide choice of trails and some of the friendliest critters you’re ever going to meet, it’s no wonder that our groups return time and time again. Take the shuttle from Jasper to the Marmot Basin and you’re only 20 minutes away from almost 100kms of skiable slopes. There’s a whole load of terrain to sink your teeth into and as the ski school instructors are regarded as some of the most pleasant folks you’re ever going to meet then you can rest assured that getting started is as warm an experience as hot choc and marshmallows. Venturing out on your own will allow you to make the most of over 25kms of gently meandering novice runs whilst intermediates will no doubt enjoy the chutes and richer inclines higher up the pine-flanked slopes. As with most Canadian resorts, snowboarders are well-catered for and, as with the ski runs, they’ll find gradients split evenly between: easy, intermediate and advanced. Prepare for some essential laid-back après ski with ice-skating, swimming, dog-sledding and movie nights always proving popular at the end of yet another perfect blue sky day.

t... a y a t S Chateau Jasper Distance to the slopes: 20 minutes by bus Holding a beautiful location within the town of Jasper, the Château Jasper offers 119 luxury guestrooms and is an exceptional accommodation choice for groups skiing Marmot Basin. In addition, SkiBound groups can enjoy amenities such as an indoor pool and Jacuzzi, Mountain Wellness Day Spa and fitness facilities… This is simply pure luxury. For more accommodation options in Jasper please check out our website: www.skibound.co.uk/jasper

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Thanks to an enviable location, on the Italian side of the border with France, Sauze d’Oulx has always been regarded as one of Italy’s best-loved ski resorts and with access to a wide variety of perfect piste, it’s not hard to see why. Since hosting the Olympics in 2006 it is now proving to be a gold medal choice for school groups, isn’t it time your thoughts turned to Sauze? As part of the Milky Way, Sauze d’Oulx offers access to over 400kms of snow-sure slopes and you’ll find a whole host of interstellar options to suit all levels. Staying local gives beginners a choice of 12 easy runs and with highly-rated English speaking ski schools available there are no excuses not to get involved. The splendid Rocce Nere chairlifts will deliver intermediates to red run heaven and for those looking for a bit more of a challenge then the tree-lined slopes of the Moncrons is where it’s at. If there are any wannabe world champs in your party then send them over to Sestriere where the legendary Kandahar Slalom and Kandahar Banchetta runs will no doubt sort the Tombas from the tumblers.

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With more authentic pizzerias than you can wave a bobble hat at, après-ski in Sauze d’Oulx is well-known for both its hospitality and reasonable prices. With further highlights including: open-air ice skating, a games hall and the chance to watch Juventus in Turin, this is what skiing in Italy is all about.

t... a y a t S Hotel Terrazza, Sauze d’Oulx Distance to the slopes: 5 minute walk This comfortable and spacious hotel is conveniently located in the heart of Sauze and only 50metres from the Clotes chairlift. This hotel boasts 40 comfortable en-suite guestrooms, with a games room available for après-ski activities. The Terrazza is also renowned for its great hospitality and fantastic homemade cuisine. For more accommodation options in Sauze d'Oulx, please check out our website: www.skibound.co.uk/sauze

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Clavière

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When you have the Milky Way at your disposal the desire to explore can sometimes be too much to bear. However, before you venture off into the wide blue yonder make sure you make the most of Clavière’s slopes first. From sunny nursery slopes to skiing options above 2000metres, there’s plenty of fun to be had right on your snow-covered doorstep. This is a truly hospitable and friendly skiing village nestled between Turin and the French border and if the prospect of taking a school group into the unknown is slightly daunting then rest assured that you’ll find the welcome as warm and generous as the local cuisine. Yes, the Milky Way ski area promises over 400kms of skiable terrain however, with plenty of snow-sure slopes closer to home staying local can sometimes mean making the most of your day. The nursery slopes on the outskirts of the village promise sunshine and forgiving descents and once you grow in stature you'll find an innumerate amount of interlinking blues and reds providing the perfect pistes for progression. Of course, if you feel the need for speed then the Milky Way is no more than a chairlift away but rest assured, options in resort need to be tried and tested prior to exploring further afield.

Traditional and friendly après ski in the form of pizzerias, bars, ice-skating and bowling all add up to a whole heap of loveliness and if you’re looking for a livelier scene then skip over the border to France where Montgenèvre is waiting to put a spring in your snow boot.

t... a y a t S Hotel Miramonti Distance to the slopes: 30m from the lifts This intimate hotel is perfect for school groups, situated in an elevated position above Clavière and only a 10 minute walk to the Milky Way lifts. The Miramonti is only a short walk from Clavière’s centre, with a host of après-ski options on your doorstep. With a capacity of 68 guests, students sleep 2-6 in en-suite rooms. For more accommodation options in Clavière, please check out our website: www.skibound.co.uk/claviere

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As you’d expect from a typical Italian ski resort, traditions are everything and as Bardonecchia was the host of the first ever Italian Ski Championships, you won’t get more old-school than here. First-class skiing, a genuinely warm welcome and hot chocolate that you can stand your spoon up in; what more could you ask for? You’ll find over 100kms of skiable terrain, contained within three snow-sure areas, which means that everyone from spaghetti legs to meat balls will find the right gradient to suit their level. Under the eagle eyes of English-speaking instructors, newbies can access the lower slopes of Campo Smith before progressing onwards and upwards to the reds and blues of Melezet. Colomion promises a few challenges for the advanced ladies and gentlemen as the legendary Fisi 50 World Cup red run is waiting to make their acquaintance. If you fancy giving your knees a good-old jarring then the entrances to the upper runs of Cresta Seba and Pra Magnan are well-known for their lumps and bumps. All runs lead back to base station level and, when snow conditions are in your favour, skiing the full 1450 vertical is just the best way to cap the day.

The facts...

Resort height: 13 00m Lift range: 2800m No of lifts: 23 KM of piste: 100

No of runs: Beginner: Intermediate: Expert: Snowmaking:

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From French/Italian gastronomy to going for it on the dance floor, après-ski in Bardonecchia is a rich and varied experience that will keep your troops amused until bed time. Bars, cafes, shops, restaurants, films, ice-skating, bowling and swimming, all combine to ensure everyone’s happy and ready to do it all again tomorrow.

t... a y a t S Olympic Village, Bardonecchia Distance to the slopes: 2 minute walk Built for the 2006 Winter Olympic Games, the Olympic Village is a wonderful option for our groups skiing Bardonecchia. There are three interconnected buildings, with an abundance of in-house facilities to enjoy after a day on the slopes. Being located only 250 metres from the lifts makes the Olympic Village one of our most popular hotels in Italy. For more accommodation options in Bardonecchia, please check out our website: www.skibound.co.uk/bardonecchia

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Passo To nale

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Everyone has their Italian favourites and from Michelangelo to Isabella Rossellini, if you’ve been lucky enough to experience even the tiniest notion of la dolce vita, then you’ll invariably be already smitten. For our ski groups, Passo Tonale is undoubtedly numero uno and if you’re a fan of snow-sure pistes, uncrowded lifts and excellent après-ski, then prepare your heart for love. As one of the highest resorts in Italy, snow is practically guaranteed and with over 100kms of piste to choose from, groups will find plenty to suit all abilities. As ski schools are a mere snowball’s throw from the hotel, beginners won’t have far to travel and, once they’ve got the hang of it, lots of progressive reds are waiting onwards and upwards. For the already ski-sure Cima Bleis and the Valbiolo Valley offer some cracking challenges as well as plenty of stunning snow-covered vistas. The lift system is excellent and includes a cosy 4-seater option as well as the Paradiso cable car. If you are taking the cable car, be sure to look down as for your in-ride viewing pleasure a formidable black run has been placed right underneath. With powder bowls and snowparks for boarders, as well as some gorgeous glaciers for experts, enjoy your time here as it will go all too quickly. Day trips to Lake Garda and resplendent Verona are easily accessible and further après-ski alternatives, including: swimming, ice-skating, discos, and those all-important pizza evenings, make for a thoroughly well-rounded and enjoyable trip.

t... a y a t S Hotel Dolomiti, Passo Tonale Distance to the slopes: Doorstop skiing The Hotel Dolomiti is located directly in front of the ski lifts and only a short walk from the resort centre, making it the ideal base for groups skiing Passo Tonale. The hotel boasts excellent cuisine and a homely ambience, enabling groups to fully relax after a day on the slopes. For more accommodation options in Passo Tonale, please check out our website: www.skibound.co.uk/tonale

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Austria

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Combine all the cobbled character of the Middle Ages with state-of-the-art lifts, snowmakers and uncrowded pistes and you have all the makings of a classic winter break. Kitzbühel’s as chic as it is cultural and thanks to Salzburg, Munich and Innsbruck being just a short transfer away, history and skiing are right on your snow-dusted doorstep. Knee-knockers will be pleased to know that the foot of the Kitzbühelerhorn offers plenty of chilled-out gradients and after a couple of lessons they’ll find plenty more wide boys on the Pengelstein. There really is a tremendous amount of choice and from the scary stripes of Hahnenkamm to the monolithic moguls of Ehrenbachhöhe, experts won’t be left wanting. Snowboarders aren’t left out either with boarder-x runs, half pipes and a gigantic board course providing the all-important air-time. Hahnenkamm is the home of the annual World Cup downhill and if you get the chance to watch the pros race in January then set your cow bells to clank as these bad boys don’t mess about.

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The après-ski scene is trendy yet friendly and you’ll find plenty of activities for groups wishing to get their bobble hats off, including: bowling, swimming, discos and karaoke. If you fancy indulging in a spot of culture then the typical Tyrolean evening is a lovely way to round off a legendary holiday.

t... a y a t S Thainerhof Distance to the slopes: 10 minutes by coach The Thainerhof pension is set in a superb location on the edge of Reith, close to the Fleckalmbahn gondola, in the Kitzbühel ski area. It is only 1.5km to Reith and just a short drive to Kitzbühel and Kirchberg. Your group will receive a great welcome by Hans Pöll and his wife who are always on hand to help and offer advice. All rooms benefit from private facilities. Hot lunches available on the slopes. For more accommodation options in Kitzbühel, please check out our website: www.skibound.co.uk/kitzbuhel

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Zell am S ee

Zell am See guarantees many things and if you’re looking for some of the most picturesque images anywhere in Europe then this is the one for you. From glacial hues to mirrored lakes, you’ll be hard pushed to discover a ski resort that competes for beauty and tranquillity.

The facts...

56 ns: 758m No of ru Resort height: km 51 29m Beginner: Highest lift: 30 km 58 e: iat 53 Intermed No of lifts: km 29 138 Expert: KM of piste: % 80 Snowmaking:

Of course, there’s more to Zell am See than mere scenery alone and a ride on the Areitbahn Gondola will take beginners to the perfect place to start their lessons. Neighbouring Kaprun has some excellent nursery slopes and once those jelly legs have been conquered, the heavenly heights of Maiskogel await. Intermediates will no doubt deem the wide swoops of Schmittenhöhe too brilliant to bear and with 8km descents and a devilish 1,200 vertical drop, hold on to your hats as things are about to get hairy. Schmittenhöhe is awesome for advanced skiers too and moguls, and some wicked tree-flanked runs all compete for the attention of the big boys. Finally, it’s difficult to come to Zell am See and not take the stunning Kitzsteinhorn Glacier into account and from darn fine snow-sure conditions to mind-blowing views of Hohe Tauern National Park, a trip to over 3000 metres will no doubt prove to be one of your highest of highlights. School groups love Zell am See and, with a pedestrianized zone containing numerous bars, cafes, shops and restaurants, who can blame them? Après-ski activities are everywhere with swimming, bowling, ice-skating, tobogganing and discos all providing plenty of good times long into the evening.

t... a y a t S Club Kitzsteinhorn, Schuttdorf Distance to the slopes: 5 minute walk This fantastic property is located in Schuttdorf, with a selection of shops and cafes, although the centre of Zell am See is only a 5 minute drive away, which is where many of the après-ski activities take place. This slopeside hotel can accommodate 200 guests and boasts an excellent array of in-house facilities. For more accommodation options in Zell am See please check out our website: www.skibound.co.uk/zell

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u a g n u l Ober

If you’re looking for quintessential Austria, where snow falls in abundance and strudels appear to grow on trees, then look no further than Oberlungau as this resort is as authentic as they come. Offering a wide range of accommodation and activities, it’s easy to see why school groups can’t stay away. All levels are catered for and thanks to a thoroughly modern lift system you’ll be able to take advantage of not one but three ski areas: Katschberg, Grosseck-Speiereck and Fanningberg. After excellent ski tutelage, wobbly legs will quickly develop confidence and in no time at all they’ll be leaving the nursery slopes and heading for the uncrowded and forgiving pistes of Fanningberg. The wide open reds of Katschberg present intermediates with more of a gradient and taking the 6km A1 all the way down to St Margarethen is quite possibly the best ride in the Alps. Thanks to an awesome new gondola, the Grosseck-Speiereck top station is achievable in less than 10 minutes and if you change your mind about skiing down, you can always get a return ticket. Après-ski is split between Tamsweg, St Michael and Mauterndorf so depending on what your group are into: bowling, swimming, ice-skating and snow-tubing, you’ll be able to mix and match to suit your mood. With a fun and varied off-slope entertainment programme already in place for school groups, Oberlungau really does scream: ‘what are you waiting for?’

The facts...

Resort height: 10 66m Highest lift: 24 00m No of lifts: 35 KM of piste: 147

No of runs: Beginner: Intermediate: Expert: Snowmaking:

57 46km 74km 27km 90%

t... a y a t S Carinth, Mariapfarr Distance to the slopes: 5 minutes by ski bus The Carinth is a large, modern hotel which specialises in accommodating school groups. The hotel has extensive facilities, including a sports hall and disco room, and also benefits from having a piste that leads right back to the hotel. Drinks and snacks are available throughout the day free of charge. For more accommodation options in Oberlungau, please check out our website: www.skibound.co.uk/oberlungau

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Salzburge r Sportwe lt

Lying within Austria’s largest ski area, the Salzburger Sportwelt provides more bells and whistles than the Von Trapp family and if you’re looking to take your group to an authentic Austrian ski resort then you’ll be pleased to know that you’ll find ten to choose from.

The facts...

150 ns: 600m No of ru Resort height: 113km r: 00m Beginne Highest lift: 20 e: 199km 86 Intermediat No of lifts: 38km 350 Expert: KM of piste: 90% Snowmaking:

With a combined piste of 345kms and brand-spanking new lifts, the Salzburger Sportwelt ticks all of the right boxes. No matter what your level of expertise, you’ll find an enormous amount of choice and with loads of options for beginners, there’s no finer area to develop from snowploughs to parallels. School groups are pretty much the main occupants here so don’t fret about getting in the way of any aspiring speed demons. Those making their first tracks tend to start in either Zauchensee, Flachau or Radstadt (depending on where they are staying) before progressing to Flachauwinkl. Intermediates and quick learners will undoubtedly thrive in Sportwelt as an abundance of reds and blues make up the lion’s share of well-groomed terrain. The more advanced runs of Zauchensee will probably call out to the experts and when they hear they’re regularly used on the World Cup circuit stand back for the inevitable rush for the lifts. Thankfully, queuing is almost extinct here so there’s no need to panic and with four bodacious terrain parks for the boarders, everything’s coming up Sportwelt. Bowling, swimming, ice-skating, tobogganing and making shapes on the dance floor provide the order of the après-ski and if you fancy an evening of culture then the scintillating city of Salzburg is just a couple of hours away.

t... a y a t S The Snow House, Zauchensee Distance to the slopes: 200m from the lifts The Snow House is located in the centre of Zauchensee, which is one of the most snow sure resorts in Austria. The lifts are literally a few minutes’ walk from the front door so groups will certainly be able to maximise their time on the slopes. The Snow House has a great array of in-house facilities to keep the students entertained. For more accommodation options in Salzburger Sportwelt, please check out our website: www.skibound.co.uk/sportwelt

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