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Snowsports for Schools

28 years and counting!

We’ve been around for 28 years and have bags of experience in organising successful school ski trips. School teachers recognise SkiBound as the market leader in operating exclusive Clubhotels in France, and as school ski experts to North America and Italy, providing unrivalled service and the highest standards for health, safety and financial security. We know we have the very best Clubhotels in the school ski market, so we have decided that they deserve their own dedicated brochure! Our Party Leaders think our Clubhotels are great too, giving them an overall rating of 93%. Why do they love them so much? Exclusive to SkiBound, offering doorstep skiing in France’s premier resorts, unbeatable in-house après-ski options, full-board with hot lunches included, in-house ski fit and storage and upgraded Party Leader bedrooms… need we say more?? Regardless of which French Clubhotel you decide to stay at, they all benefit from being only a snowball throw away from some of the finest ski slopes in Europe – some are located quite literally on the piste. Coupled with unrivalled service, awesome in-house facilities and exceptional value for money creates one heck of a school skiing experience. If you haven’t already experienced a SkiBound Clubhotel holiday, then we strongly recommend that it’s on your ‘2014 must do’ list! We hope you enjoy this brochure and we look forward to welcoming you in resort soon.

The SkiBound Team Call: 01273 244 500 Email: info@skibound.co.uk Visit: www.skibound.co.uk

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Contents The Number 1 choice

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Safety and Security

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Interview with Pam

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Star Players

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Awesome Clubhotel Resorts

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Teachers top picks

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Our Exclusive French Clubhotels

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Clubhotel VallĂŠe Blanche - Alpe d'Huez 18

Clubhotel Belle Aurore - Alpe d'Huez

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Clubhotel Skilt - Les Menuires

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Clubhotel Piolet - Les Menuires

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Clubhotel Curling - Tignes

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Clubhotel Turquoise - La Plagne

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Clubhotel Frejus - Serre Chevalier

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We're not just about Clubhotels

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Ski trips to North America

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Ski trips to Italy

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Ski trips to Austria

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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 28 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 yearafter-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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For piste maps, more accommodation and much, much more visit www.skibound.co.uk


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.

For piste maps, more accommodation and much, much more visit www.skibound.co.uk

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Pamela Thorburn British Ski Cross Champion

Pam began skiing in Schladming, Austria at the age of three. Fuelled by the desire to be faster than her older brother, a love of speed was obvious from an early age and her talent saw her win the Scottish Championships aged 9. At 16, Pam began racing full-time and soon afterwards she was selected for the Senior British Alpine Ski team. Having been a fixture of the British Alpine team for the last 9 years, she decided on a change and recently made the switch to Freestyle. We caught up with Pam to find out what it takes to be a ski-x athlete Q. What are your personal skiing achievements? A. I had many British Alpine and Scottish Alpine champion titles from 10 to 25, then I moved to Skier Cross (Ski X) where I became British Champion in my first year in the sport. I also qualified for the 2010 Olympic Games and competed on the Alpine World Cup circuit and now the Freestyle World Cup. Q. How long have you been skiing for? A. I have been skiing now for 23 years, ever since my parents took me to Austria when I was 3. My competitiveness was evident then, as all I wanted to do was go faster than my older brother. Q. What’s your favourite resort and why? A. I love Lake Louise in Canada as I want to live there one day. It was a really fun World Cup to race and the people are so friendly. Closer to home I enjoy skiing the French Alps, especially the Three Valleys. I had a blast at the Clubhotel Skilt. The staff were great and I loved the fact that I could roll out of bed and practically be on the slopes!

Pam stayed at our very own Clubhotel Skilt, she loved it!

Q. Any top tips to share with our future skiing generation? A. I always say my biggest tip would be to believe in yourself - it sounds simple but it really goes a long way. With skiing it’s very easy to approach a ski run and think it looks very intimidating and get scared, but what you can talk yourself out of you can always talk yourself back into… self-confidence works. Also, wear sun cream, drink loads of water and love what you are doing. Follow Pam’s latest on www.pamelathorburn.com/blog Follow her on Twitter @pamthorburn Find out more at www.pamelathorburn.com 6

For piste maps, accommodation and much, much more visit www.skibound.co.uk


...and ou r very ow n stars!

Although SkiBound has been operating for 28 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 Bob Colbourne, who has been working with SkiBound since 1996, will support you throughout the entire booking process. Either face-toface 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.

rdinators o o C r u o T d te Dedica 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 led by Andy Burns 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.

For piste maps, accommodation and much, much more visit www.skibound.co.uk

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Some of the fi nest in France!

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

Ski facts at a gla nce

Situated in the Belleville Valley, this purpose-built resort provides great conditions and a convenient, Resort height: 1815m Green runs: good value foothold in the Three Valleys. Lifts radiate Lift range: Blu e runs: out in all directions from the village giving easy and 1450–2850m Red runs: quick access to the ski area whilst the resort itself No of lifts: 34 Black runs: has a good selection of shops for the school trip KM of piste: 16 0 Upgrade op souvenirs. With both Clubhotels being ski-in ski-out tion: No of runs: access to the slopes has never been easier. 77 3 Valleys pass (60

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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.

Clubhotel Piolet

Clubhotel Skilt

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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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43 m Green runs: Resort height: 1860 34 Blue runs: Lift range: 40 1135 – 3300m Red runs: 16 85 Black runs: No of lifts: n: 250 Upgrade optio KM of piste: Ski Plus Pass 133 s: No of run

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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Clubhotel Vallée Blanche

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Serre Chevalier Set in the Southern Alps, Serre Chevalier is one of France's most underrated ski resorts, with 250kms of superb runs. The resort is spread over four main areas with a wide choice of gentle slopes and challenging terrain. More importantly, our Clubhotel is located just metres from the main Telecabine, providing immediate access to this huge ski area 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.

Clubhotel Frejus

Ski facts at a gla nce

Resort height: 1350 m Green runs: Lift range: Blue runs: 1200–2830m Red runs: No of lifts: 62 Black runs: KM of piste: 250 No of runs: 102

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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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1 50m Green Resort height: 18 35 Blue runs: Lift range: 18 m 55 Red runs: 34 – 60 15 10 s: 36 Black run No of lifts: n: tio op de 150 Upgra KM of piste: (300km) 64 L'Espace Killy s: No of run

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.

Clubhotel Curling

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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! Still looking for more? Location, location, location, it doesn't get better than our Clubhotel sandwiched between two runs - a truly unique experience for the students.

Clubhotel Turquoise

Ski facts at a gla nce

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: No of runs: 130 Paradiski (425km)

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For more information on our French Clubhotel resorts visit www.skibound.co.uk

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n than o ti a d n e m m o c e er r There’s no bett arty Leader P w o ll fe a m o fr All of our featured French resorts and Clubhotels are suitable for UK 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. Whilst they rated all of our Clubhotels very highly, based upon their feedback we have ranked our resorts and Clubhotels with the results shown below. 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, or just a few steps away

1. Tignes

1. Turquoise, La Plagne

2. La Plagne

2. Skilt, Les Menuires

3. Les Menuires

3. Frejus, Serre Chevalier

4. Alpe d'Huez

4. Piolet, Les Menuires

5. Serre Chevalier

5. Curling, Tignes

Suitable resorts for those new to the slopes

6. Belle Aurore, Alpe d'Huez

1. Alpe d'Huez 2. Serre Chevalier 3. Les Menuires 4. La Plagne 5. Tignes

Extensive skiing catering for all abilities 1. Serre Chevalier 2. Alpe d'Huez 3. La Plagne 4. Les Menuires 5. Tignes *Although list pass upgrades are available in certain resorts to ensure that you’ll never have to ski the same run twice

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7. Vallée Blanche, Alpe d'Huez

Fantastic resort après-ski options

Easter skiing in Tignes

1. Alpe d’Huez 2. La Plagne 3. Tignes 4. Les Menuires 5. Serre Chevalier

The best in-house après-ski options To be honest, the feedback is that our in-house après-ski options are awesome in all our Clubhotels.

Ski to the door in La Plagne For piste maps, accommodation and much, much more visit www.skibound.co.uk


Why they Steve Rose

Assistant Principal - Party Leader for 29 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 32 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.

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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.

For piste maps, accommodation and much, much more visit www.skibound.co.uk

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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, exclusively for school ski groups % 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 % Dietary requirements handled with ease and sensitivity % 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

Alpe d’Huez

Clubhotel Vallée Blanche

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Clubhotel Belle Aurore

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Les Menuires Clubhotel Skilt

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Clubhotel Piolet

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Tignes

Clubhotel Curling

% 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. 12

Where to find our Clubhotels

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La Plagne Clubhotel Turquoise

Serre Chevalier Clubhotel Frejus

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For more information on our Clubhotels visit www.skibound.co.uk/clubhotels


Don't just take our word for it, this is what the Party Leaders say!

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‘The Turquoise is an exceptional ho tel for schools to use, with a fant astic manager an d team.’ Ms Rennie – Clu bhotel Turquoise, La

Plagne (Jan 2012)

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‘The management of the Belle Aur ore was excellent and the staff di d a great job, go ing to every lengt h to make us happy. Thanks for a gr ea t tr ip! ' Mr Langle y – Clubhotel Belle

Aurore, Alpe d’Huez

(Dec 2011)

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Safe & secure 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.

Building security 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, firesystems control, smoke evacuation and people evacuation.

Personal security 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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ls e t o h b u l C h c n e r F Our 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.

SALOMONFREESKI.COM

WORKING TOGETHER WITH SKIBOUND CLUBHOTELS TO ENCOURAGE SAFETY ON THE MOUNTAINS

CUSTOMISABLE BADGES FOR YOUR PERSONAL TOUCH

FAUX FUR REMOVABLE EAR PADS

COMFY LINER

NEW WASHABLE

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AND REMOVABLE LINER

KIANA JUNIOR

WIDE CHINSTRAP WITH FAUX FUR

ALSO AVAILABLE AS JIB JUNIOR

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For more information on our Clubhotels visit www.skibound.co.uk/clubhotels


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.

Upgraded part y leader rooms f or your ultimate comfo rt!

Great rooms for the students too!

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.

For more information on our Clubhotels visit www.skibound.co.uk/clubhotels

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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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A Party Leader TOP pick!

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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 shots, non-alcoholic of course!

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 loca ls

If you’re looking for the perfect re sort to take your school grou p, then look no fu rther than Alpe d’Huez. Afte r making your wa y up the legendry 21 hairpin bends you wi ll be greeted by “L’ile au soleil”. The combination of sun and snow is what attracted me to this resort 5 seasons ago. I’v e been here ever since and now call this pla ce home. The Club hotel Vallée Blanche is the pe rfect base for yo ur school group, only a short walk to the ski lifts an d resort centre. Relax by the log fire and enjoy th e stunning panoramic views across the Oisan Valley. After the sun goes down the fun continues , as our in-house cinema and disco, comple neon lights and glo te with w sticks, will keep the students entertained until it’s time to call it a night.

Alex

Alex Hewitt – Al pe d'Huez Resort Manager 6th season with SkiBound

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In a nutshell • I n 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

Loads of space for large groups

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 loca ls

After working in a number of SkiB ound Clubhotel’s, I wa s given the oppo rtunity to be based in Alpe d’H uez. I arrived here 5 years ago for the winter an d summer season s and haven’t looked back. Fro m challenging bla ck runs to wide open blues and greens, the 24 9km of skiing is spread over a hu ge area and has so mething for everyone. Afte r a long day on th e slopes, ski within 30metres of the Clubhotel Belle Aurore’s front door and re lax in the spaciou s lounge, bar or on the sun terrace. After an enjoyable dinner in the newl y refurbished resta urant, join us in our actionpacked evening en programme: Visit tertainment the modern Palai s des Sport to ta the in-vertigo as ckle sault course or a high energy gam laser ice warriors e of – the choice is yo urs!

Alex

Alex Hewitt – Al pe d'Huez Resort Manager 6th season with SkiBound.

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In a nutshell • In the heart of the resort, on the slopes • L arge restaurant and bar for hosting après-ski activities • 37 rooms, accommodating up to 139 guests Kids! Don’t forget to challenge your teachers at the Skilt's pool tournament.

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.

Meet the loca ls

Roll out of bed and straight onto the slopes

After a few season s in different reso rts I came to Les Menuires as a Ski Rep in 1994 and have been here ever since! (I must hold the re cord for longest ever gap year). I have been a man ager here for twelve years and each winter my fa mily makes the Skilt our home. Al l our wonderful Sk iBound hotel staff become an extended part of our family and welcoming so m any returning gu ests to the Skilt each winter, who have seen my ch ildren grow, is a great part of the job. It’s easy to se e why the Skilt is so popular - Sk i school meets 10 metres from the door, a high speed chair and gondola lift both within 50 metre s of the hotel an d a warm friendly welcome from all our staff. It’s alm run a successful ost too easy to ski tour at the Sk ilt.

Kevin

Kevin Gray – Club hotel Skilt Manag er - 19 years in Les Menuires

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In a nutshell •N  ext to the slopes, so you can ski right up to the back door • L arge 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 93% • 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 flat-screen 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 loca ls

Les Menuires has re-invented itself into one of the most prac tical and functio nal value for money resorts in the world, and this is what attracted m e to the resort in 1994. The resorts traditional emphasis on slope -side convenience just makes everythin g so easy and practical. An d this is no except ion with the Hotel Piolet, wh ich offers that do or step skiing we crave so muc h when our legs are shot! The Hotel provides ev erything you could need with a large restauran t, bar and games room all on the first floor. Th e large windows provide an inspiring view of Cime de Caron an to get you starte d La Masse d every morning. This spectacular has become our place family home and my wife tells me Piolet is extra sp the ecial because we met here 15 year s ago.

Chay

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Ideal Clubhotel for any X-Games fans

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In a nutshell • L ocated in the heart of Val Claret, only a snowballs throw from the lifts • Superb in-house facilities and excellent nearby aprèsski 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 inhouse 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, ice-skating and a cinema showing English language films.

Meet the loca ls

So, you wanna be a pro skier? If so , Tignes has it all in abundance – easy runs to knuckle br eaking black desc ents! Our Clubhotel Cu rling is in the hear t of the Val claret area of Tignes an d practically piste-si de. You’ll have a birds-eye view of the resorts lively après ski from the resta urant as you enjoy dinner and, once that’s done, simply relax with us in on e of the two bars social rooms. If ap and rès-ski is your th ing, and your leg are up for it afte s r a day on the slo pes, there’s bowl and ice-skating. ing If you don’t want to leave the com of the hotel, then fort our reps will keep you lively with an in-house quiz or games night. Wha tever you fancy, all there for the ta it’s king!

Ben

Ben Shinn – SkiB ound General M anager - France. 13 years in the Al ps

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In a nutshell •L  ocated between 2 pistes, so no need to carry your equipment • L ots 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 95% • 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 Belle Plagne 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.

Meet the loca ls

Smack bang in the middle of two slopes

The Paradiski area will welcome yo u with open arms to an unriv alled playground from 1250 to 3250m, catering for all abilities. Th e Skibound clubhotel Turquo ise is situated at the highest resort of Belle Pla gne and is literall y sandwiched between two pis tes. Both skiers an d non-skiers will be more than satisfied by the va riety of activities availab le here. For the ad renaline junkies, you’ll fin d skidoos and to bogganing. For the quieter so uls, just being ou t in the fresh mountain air is aw e-inspiring enou gh. As for après ski, we have both ice-skating and bo wling close to the hotel, whilst holding a host of events within the hotel is what we do best!. Para Turquoise combin diski and the e to make ‘The Dr eam Resort’.

Keith

Keith Barnes –Club hotel Piolet Man ager… 4 years in the Alps….

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In a nutshell •W  onderful 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

A hop and a skip to the Fréjus telecabine

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 91% • 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 allimportant 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 loca ls

If you’re reading this then let me help you choose wher e your school grou p should stay. Afte r joining the com pany many years ago (for just 1 season ) and having worked th rough many Sum mers & Winters my dis like of sand led m e to settle in the m ountains. After jus t1 season in Serre Ch evalier it was in m y heart & I was ho oked, and the Ho Frejus is where I tel have made my ho me since 2005. Th Hotel is known fo e r its warm welco me and its friendly atmosphere, with fun après-ski to m atch. You’ll find us just a couple of minutes’ walk fro m the ski school meeting point, th e nursery slopes & lifts giving you access to 250km of sun drenched pistes stunning vie Serre Chevalier is ws! the best kept secre t in the French Alpes… See you next year.

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Clubhotel Frejus

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St Anton am Arlberg

Wurzenalm Hinterstoder

Kitzb端hel Skiwelt

Tauplitz/Loser

M端hlbach

Wildschonau Innsbruck Solden & Otz

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Salzburger Sportwelt Obertauern

TOP RESORT

Montafon

Oberlungau Matrei

Ischgl/Nauders Pitztal

Heilgenblut

Gerlitzen

Ziller Valley

Bad Kleinkirchheim TOP RESORT

Zell am See

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Our ultimate goal is to provide school ski trips that offer unforgettable memories and unrivalled service throughout Europe and North America. School teachers reco gnise SkiBound as the market leader in ope rating exclusive Clubhotels in France, and as school ski experts to North America and Ital y. Our sister company HTS Total Ski is reco gnised as the market leading Austrian specialists , with over 40 years experience and a year round presence in Innsbruck. By joining forc es with HTS and re-aligning our brands all our ski tours to Austria will now be operated by HTS. SkiBound are pleased to be working together with HTS to offer our schools the bes t products operated by experts in their field. Visit www.htstotalski.com and www.skibound.co.uk to discover mo re about our full product range.

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