Chamrousse Winter Adventure - Ski/Snowboard/Mountaineering
Sat 6th Jan - Sat 13th Jan, 2018
The location for this skiing/mountaineering trip is Chamrousse, in the heart of the French Alps. We'll be booking through Snowtrex, an online company who I've used twice before for holidays to this resort, in the Belledonne region, around 60km from Grenoble and Chambery.
Chamrousse is a lovely small ski village, with good quality, good value self-catering accommodation. It's not a party resort, from my experience, but a small village frequented mostly by French and continental Europeans, with a couple of good eateries and plenty to keep the casual snow sports enthusiast entertained for a week.
The great thing about the packages they offer is that the lift pass is included in the accommodation cost, which makes the whole holiday very cheap compared to other ski companies. I've priced up for apartments with 6 people, but we can make it apartments for 4, depending on the preferences of those signing up. Accommodation is Le Domaine de L'arselle.
Transfer is with the reliable Bens Bus, who organise their transfers to fit in with arrivals from all major airports including Manchester. We managed fine without a car, but we could get cars if people fancy mountaineering exploits.
I'm a skier and snowboarder, so will take my pick nearer the time. All snow sport enthusiasts and mountaineers welcome. Check out this link for winter mountaineering options: http://www.belledonne38.com/TN00_Sommaire.php
The date is set because it's a time when the resort is quiet. I've had fairly good snow and weather at this time twice already. It's the cheapest time of year too.
Costs based on groups of 6 sharing, per person:
Accommodation and lift pass: £190
Flights: £75-100 with monarch from Manchester
Transfers by bus: £50 return
Car hire: £150 per person approx
Ski & boot hire/ snowboard hire probably around £60
Total cost. :£340 with bus or £440 with a car. Plus equipment hire.
To book: please email email@example.com by 5th September 2017 and have payment ready in full for the accommodation by 15th September 2017. Buy your own flight and book your own transfer. We'll sort car arrangements when we know who is coming.
Looking forward to seeing the snow again.
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