The Singlesport website only mentions skiers and so an apology is in order to all our boarders!
Our holidays in St Anton at Xmas , Winter Park USA 31 Jan and Alpes D’Huez 7 March are all ideal for boarders of all levels as well as skiers.
Alpe DHuez details are not yet available but please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
This is the perfect guided holiday. Singlesport stay half board in a hotel just a few metres off the piste in Cervinia. Skiers need to be capable of a red run to enjoy the many routes in the area. We leave the hotel every morning for the day and are guided by qualified instructors from Alpine Italy. As we have about 30 in the group we are able to offer guiding at various speeds from fast to leisurely but all meet at wonderful restaurants for lunch! Snow is guaranteed on the glacier between Cervinia and Zermatt.
Singlesport are going to Winter Park in Colorado in February 2015. Our package is for 10 nights but can be as flexible as you wish, start earlier,leave later,enjoy a stop over or buy your own flight using your air miles. The holiday will suit all abilities , those who wish can go to lessons and others can form social groups to ski and board every day. We can include a day in Copper Mountain or Breckenridge. Unusually our trip includes 8 dinners with wine to make sure it’s sociable in true Singlesport style!
Every year Singlesport go to Courchevel in January and March where we stay in beautiful chalets enjoying breakfast,tea and dinner with wine. Everyone gets 10 hours of ski tuition included as we take over the skivo2 ski school for our week. As there are usually 80 of us we can offer good company on and off the slopes for everyone no matter what age or ability level. This is the perfect combination of free skiing with just enough tuition to get a bit better every year
This is the perfect guided holiday. Singlesport stay half board in a ski in ski out hotel on the piste in Colfosco. Skiers need to be capable of a red run to enjoy the many routes in the area. We leave the hotel every morning for the day and are guided by qualified instructors from Alpine Italy. As we have about 30 in the group we are able to offer guiding at various speeds from fast to leisurely but all meet at wonderful restaurants for lunch!
Every Christmas Singlesport celebrate in the Alps. We are a sociable group of skiers and snow boarders aged from 20s to 60s . Everyone welcome , less experienced guests can go to lessons whilst the rest organise themselves in small groups to explore the mountain and the nearby resorts of Lech and Zurs.
Every November Singlesport kicks off the ski season with a holiday in Kaprun . We all stay together in an hotel with half board in the centre of the village and have lessons from Skivolution all day on the Kitzsteinhorn glacier. This course is suitable for anyone who has some ski experience and can manage a blue run right though to experts who would like to join in some race training. Its sociable as Singlesport holidays always are the expert tuition takes your skiing to the next level
Every airline has it’s own small print but it’s well worth studying it before you book. Some will allow any weight of hand luggage as long as there are no liquids and your wheelie bag is within their stipulated size. If you book with one of these airlines you can make your luggage allowance in the hold go much further without incurring extra luggage charges.
On the other hand some airlines limit you to 5 or 10 kgs of hand luggage!
Ski boots will fit in the regulation hand luggage size as long as they are packed on top of each other and not side by side as in a conventional boot bag which is too wide. They normally weigh about 5kgs so allowing for the weight of the bag and the fact that you need a few personal items as well you need at least 10 kgs to be of any use.
When you ski with family or friends there are lots of factors to consider when choosing your ski holiday. Will there be snow? How much will it cost? Shall we choose all inclusive or a self catering holiday ? What’s the night life like etc etc
But when you are travelling alone it’s much more complex. As well as all the considerations that everyone has to make you have 2 more very important questions that will make or break your holiday
1. Will I find people I want to ski with?
2 Will I find people I want to socialise with?
That’s why Singlesport always try to put together large groups so no matter what your ability there are likely to be other people wanting to ski just the way you do. And after skiing there will be more people who want to join you for après your way, whether that’s in the bar or over tea and cakes.
Ideally we try to find half board with wine to make it easy to pour for your friends without worrying about whose turn it is to pay!
We offer a personal service before you book so you can ask all about other guests already booked on a particular holiday to make sure you will fit in. Singlesport makes single travellers welcome!
As soon as you book any holiday you should take out travel insurance if you don’t already have an annual policy because as soon as you part with any money you need to be covered for cancellation.
If you are travelling outside Europe your policy must be worldwide.
Many people have travel insurance from their bank in which case they may need to add winter sports as an extra. Some house insurance policies also have cover whilst travelling particularly for losses and theft.
Most winter sports policies only offer cover if you are on piste or off with a qualified guide and so you must decide if you want off piste insurance cover when you are not with a qualified guide.
If you enjoy other sports whilst you are on holiday which might be considered dangerous such as lacrosse or even bike riding check that those activities are covered too
Annual insurance is usually cost effective for anyone travelling abroad more than once a year
Your skis or snowboard are your responsibility and must be covered whether you own them or hire them. Some hire shops will offer insurance as an extra so you need to know if you have cover because there’s no point in paying twice.
If you ski several times a year you need to check how many times you are permitted to ski within one year and for what duration?
The insurer will also want you to declare any pre existing condition and sometimes exclude older skiers
In Europe you must have the free EHIC card available online because some insurers won’t pay out if they feel you could have got the treatment free of charge had you used the card.
If you arrive in resort without being sure of all this some resorts offer you an additional insurance that you can add on when buying your lift pass. This usually only costs a few euros a day and can give you extensive cover for example http://www.carreneige.com/en/
Carry a copy of your insurance with you on the slopes and then after all this careful preparation you hope you won’t need it