Every year we go to Courchevel twice & stay in the lovely skivo2 chalets. This is the holiday that suits all abilities as 10 hours tuition is offered to everyone from beginners to advanced skiers.
We normally have a huge number of guests spreading through several chalets & so guests get to know each other in the chalets, in the lessons and in the apres sessions organised by Singlesport. This is definitely a good choice if you want to socialise and combine the very best lessons with plenty of free ski time as well. By attending lessons it’s an ideal way to identify other skiers who ski at your pace even though they may be staying in other chalets. Even the best skiers are challenged by these excellent instructors and beginners are well looked after and encouraged by more experienced guests. This year we will be offering lesson extensions as an option for a small extra charge to those who wish to travel further through the Three Valleys or spend more time off piste or in the bumps, (subject to number of guests interested)
Prices vary according to the chalet you choose but they all include accommodation, 7 breakfasts 7 teas 6 dinner with wine and 10 hours ski tuition
You can choose to stay in any one of 5 skivo2 chalets, or Chalet Louis managed by Mountain Heaven, please click on the pictures above for further details and to make your choice.
£589 Chalet Nicola now full
£649 Chalet Roger -now full
£749 Chalet Elise now full
£749 Chalet Rosalie now full
£749 Chalet Fontaine now full
£749 Chalet Ellanar beautiful brand new chalet now full
As the first chalets are nearly full I have added Chalet Louis. We use this chalet every year and guests are included in all the same arrangements as other chalets except the transfer is organised separately
£689 Chalet Louis (this Chalet is run by Mountain Heaven Single supp is £300 (but I will find you a sharer to avoid this) , transfers are £100 from Geneva for flights landing by 2pm–and taking off after 13.30 ) now full
I Deposit once your booking has been confirmed is £200. The balance is due 12 weeks before the holiday.
Chalet owners far prefer it if we can organise ourselves to share rooms. I am therefore very happy to find you someone to share with. I have however persuaded them to agree to some single occupancy for a supplement but these rooms are limited. If you require a single room the skivo2 supplement is £300 in premier chalets & £250 in standard chalets
Chalet& hotel rooms vary considerably. Where possible we give priority to those sharing a room before those requiring single occupancy. Within each category if rooms differ we try to give the advantage to those who book first.
All chalets offer breakfast ,afternoon tea & 3 course dinner with wine (except on staff day off when we dine out).
skivo2 premier chalets however give more choice, beautifully decorated ensuite accommodation, everything that the standard chalets do plus that little bit extra:
• Guests in skivo2 premier chalets enjoy a full cooked breakfast along with fresh fruit salad each morning in addition to the standard breakfast offered in the other chalets. Or your chef will be happy to accommodate if you prefer something else.
• A glass or two of chilled bubbly along with some scrumptious canapés before dinner each evening
• A speciality cheeseboard with fresh fruit and port is offered each evening after dinner
• Specially chosen top quality red, white and rosé wines are also served each evening
• Additionally each bedroom is supplied with a hairdryer and extra soft, fluffy bath and hand towels
By booking early you can spread your costs & get the advantage of good flight or train prices but please do not book your flight or train until your chalet booking is confirmed.
Flights for skivo2 chalets should arrive in Geneva between 9.30 & 17.30 —-return flights take off after 10.30 (flights into other airports & at other times by arrangement subject to 4 or more quests travelling together)
Flights for Mountain Heaven Chalet Louis must land by 14.00 and take off after 13.30
You can book the Eurostar train leaving London on Friday night or Saturday morning and return on the train leaving Moutiers on Saturday morning or Saturday night. If you travel by night both ways you will get 8 days skiing as opposed to 6 days if you use the daytime service or 7 days if you use one of each. Eurostar normally starts selling in July or August when prices are cheapest.
I am happy to advise you which flights other guests are using as the more people on the same flight the easier it is to arrange transfers
Shared 8 seat minibus transfers meet all flights landing between 9.30 & 1730 in Geneva . Return transfers serve flights departing from 10.30. The last transfer leaves resort at 13.00 so guests on evening flights will have a wait in Geneva. We try to avoid waiting but those landing & taking off at peak times ie between 12.00 & 1500 are likely to wait less than early or late arrivals & departures. If we could get 8 people on the same plane that would be ideal! Please ask me if you would like to know which flights other guests have chosen.
£100pp return: Geneva, (Chambery only if 4 guests are on the same flight)
£120pp return: Lyon, Grenoble (only if 4 guests are on the same flight)
£25pp return: Moutiers (£15 single)
There is a surcharge of £40 for flights arriving late in Geneva and for transfers leaving Courchevel after 13.00. In both cases these are only available if agreed in writing for skivo guests before booking
MOUNTAIN HEAVEN GUESTS must land by 2pm in Geneva & their return flights must be after 1.30pm Their Geneva transfer also costs £100
Courchevel is a large ski area & has its own lift pass which will be sufficient for less experienced skiers. Intermediates buy a 3 valleys pass to allow them to ski in Meribel& Val Thorens as well as Courchevel. It is important to have the same ski pass as other members of your lesson group so that the lesson is not limited. Lift passes should be ordered in advance through the Singlesport booking site but they are paid for by card on arrival. Skivo2 will take your payment &give you the pass when you hire skis or in your chalet . They will also organise passes in time for anyone arriving on the overnight train ready to ski Saturday morning. In 2012/3 a discount was introduced for group purchases & by buying through skivo2 you can take advantage of this discount. There is also a discount for “seniors” with proof of age. Here are the prices http://www.courchevel.com/winter/en/ski-passes-e22.html
Skivo2 will not charge you for using your credit card but your bank may do. To avoid bank charges you can pay in cash if you wish.
skivo2 have their own ski hire department housed in the basement of chalet Nicola . On arrival in resort either your minibus driver or your chalet host will take you there to choose your skis boots & helmets if required. Please be ready to pay in cash & skivo2 will give my guests a 20% discount. At the end of the holiday you can leave your skis in your chalet, there is no need to return them to Chalet Nicola.
• Elite Race / All Mountain Super Prestige Skis – €110 in resort
• Performance / Prestige Skis – €80 in resort
• All Terrain Sports Skis – €55 in resort
Boots €40 in resort
Helmets €15 in resort
Here are the piste maps for the 3 valleys http://www.courchevel.com/courchevel/courchevel-piste-map.html
There are 3 webcams in Courchevel http://www.courchevel.com/winter/en/webcams-lc72.html
Please click on “my bookings” in top right of screen. Register if you have not used this system previously then log on to request a place. If you require a senior lift pass please give your date of birth in the “Additional information” section Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions before requesting your place