Ski Holiday For Beginners
skivo2 holidays in Courchevel will be very suitable as the very best British BASI tuition is included in the price, I cannot recommend this highly enough. Lessons are also included on Club Med holidays and these are provided by the local ski school. If you choose a holiday with another tour operator lessons will normally be extra and booked at the local ski school.
Will There Be An Opportunity To Meet The Rest Of The Group Before We Travel?
Sometimes we organise social weekends in the UK which make an ideal introduction for new members & a reunion for those who have travelled before. You can also visit me in Reading or chat on the phone any time. We put you in touch with other guests in your area before you travel to share airport parking and travel if you wish.
No Single Supplement
The holiday price is for shared rooms and I am happy to find someone for you to share with. If you prefer a single room we try to find them without supplement or at least for a reasonable amount.
Large Group Ski Holidays
One of the reasons that we hope to have a large group is to make sure everyone has good company within their own ski ability. When you book I can tell you more about other members of the group & their ski experience.
What Does Singlesport Get Out Of The Holiday?
Very good company to ski with! Usually the tour operator gives the tour leader a free place or some commission which helps me to cover the cost of running the Singlesport web site, advertising etc In return for this I have to undertake to deal with all the enquiries & administration for the group prior to travel.
What Age Group Will The Party Be?
This varies but usually 30s to 60+. Please ask me to advise further on any particular holiday
Is Singlesport A Dating Agency?
No it isn’t. We are simply a social group bringing together solo skiers who enjoy good company and want to be part of a group. Our members may be single or they may have a partner who doesn’t ski. Lots of friendships have been formed & members have gone on to book additional trips privately with friends they have met through Singlesport. If its important to you at the time of booking I will be able to tell you how many men & ladies have booked but this will obviously vary as the bookings come in & hopefully you will help by inviting your friends to join us.
How Can We Help Invite More Skiers?
Please invite anyone you know or put a note on your local notice board at the gym or dry ski slope. It is much appreciated if you would also mention Singlesport on the various ski forums and tag “Singlesport Holidays” on Facebook
Can Children Come?
One day when Singlesport is much bigger perhaps we might organise a chalet for single parents with their children but currently it is not viable, . Many members do however bring their grown up children in their 20s particularly at Christmas
Can Couples Come As Part Of The Party?
Couples are a very small minority but some have met on our holidays & continue to travel with us . If you book as a single & between now & then meet a new partner you wish to include that’s fine too. Couples will often ski in separate groups
What If Something Goes Wrong?
Please remember that Singlesport is not a travel agent. I am simply inviting you to join a party but your contract will be with the tour operator & so please familiarise yourself with all their terms & conditions .
Some holidays might include a flight and transfer. Others organised by smaller companies will invite you to make your own travel arrangements. For your convenience they will usually offer a transfer.
If your outbound flight is disrupted and you miss your transfer this is a matter for you to discuss with your airline and insurer. If the return transfer is delayed and this causes you to miss a flight or incur a hotel cost you would also need to claim against your travel insurance if the delay was beyond the control of the tour operator.
Emergency Contact Details
Will There Be Golf/Tennis/Sailing/Beach Holidays?
Yes. We offer Beach clubs in the summer which include a huge variety of land and water sports. As our membership grows it may be possible to organise more specialised holidays in a variety of other sports
Singlesport Terms and Conditions
Singlesport is the trading name of Ruth Paul. Singlesport puts together groups of solo travellers for shared holidays.
Singlesport is not a travel agency. Singlesport gets groups of people together and facilitates group holidays. Singlesport does not receive any payment from holidaymakers but may receive free holidays and other payments or commissions from the holiday companies.
If Singlesport accepts any money from holiday makers this is only to facilitate the administration of the booking and is passed to the holiday company without any deduction. Singlesport does not sell holidays.
The recommended holidays are all operated by specialist companies in their field. Your payments are made to these companies and your contracts are with them and subject to their terms and conditions. Some are protected by their ABTA and ATOL licences whilst others may not be.
Some holidays might include a flight and transfer. Others organised by smaller companies will invite you to make your own travel arrangements. Where you make your own arrangements then again your contact is with the airline/transfer company.
Whilst Singlesport recommends these holidays it does not accept any responsibility or liability for them and you must take up any dispute with your holiday/travel provider under the terms of your contract with them.
You agree with Singlesport that you will have adequate travel insurance including off piste skiing insurance if you plan to ski off piste with or without a guide. . You also agree with Singlesport that you will travel with an up to date EHIC card for holidays in Europe.
Valid passports and visas are your responsibility.
Emergency Contact Details. You are advised to update the contact details in the back of your passport and make sure that person has details of your holiday insurance.
As Singlesport holidays are social groups some details such as your home town and mobile number will be shared with the group before you travel and you consent to the sharing of photographs on the Singlesport web site and social media
Singlesport Privacy Notice
This explains how and why we acquire and use your personal information in accordance with Regulation (EU) 2016/679 The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Singlesport is a sole trading business registered as a data controller with the Information Commissioner’s Office.
We only hold the minimum information in our web-based “my bookings” system. This information is provided by you & can be accessed, edited or deleted by you at any time. This information is required for the legitimate reason of booking your holiday and without it you would not be able to proceed with a booking.
We may collect the following information about you:
Forename, Surname, Email Address, Home Town, Tel Contact Number/ mobile number, Gender,
We may use your information
For the legitimate purpose of providing you with services and information about our holidays by telephone, email, post or SMS
If you create an account in “my bookings” you will be included in newsletter mailings from Singlesport which are relevant to your holidays. Some people who have provided their email address but not created an account in “my bookings” may also have requested to be including in these mailings. In either case you can unsubscribe from newsletters at any time by scrolling to the bottom of the mail & clicking UNSUBSCRIBE or through the contact details below.
Sharing of information
Your home town and mobile number is shared with other members of the group in order to make contact before the holiday or to share transport to or parking at airports in the UK and to make contact during the holiday. Your mobile will be also be used in an emergency, for example, if you or another member of the group is lost whilst ski-ing or if there are changes to travel arrangements.
We store your information
—within the European Economic Area (EEA)
—If we transfer data outside the EEA we will ensure that before we do so there is adequate protection in place to ensure the security of your data and you may contact us to obtain copies of these safeguards. For example some of our e-mails are provided by an organisation called mail chimp which is based in USA.
—we keep your information secure by storing the information you provide us securely.
We keep your information until you delete it
—for as long as it is needed to manage your account and for a maximum of six years after your account has been closed which accords with most legal limitation periods in the UK unless we are required to retain your information for a longer period by law. Your e mailing details with regards to the newsletter will be deleted immediately, whenever you choose not to receive them anymore.
You have the right to;
—access the information we hold about you
—make changes to your information to make sure it is accurate and up to date
—ask us to stop or limit our use of or to delete your information in certain circumstances
—receive your information in a format the suits you
—transfer your information to a third party
If you have a question or want to exercise your rights or make a complaint please contact Ruth Paul. Ruth@singlesport.com or by post to 12B Horseshoe Road Pangbourne Reading RG87JQ tel:01189 842755
You also have the right to complain to the information Commissioners Office at Wycliffe House Water Lane Wilmslow Cheshire SK9 5AF www.ico.org.uk tel:030 123 1113