Cesana is the base for our Italian guided holiday and is well placed near the centre of the huge Vialattea region or “Milky Way”. These resorts are all covered on one lift pass leaving us free to choose a different destination every day. Mongenevre is in France and all the others are in Italy, Claviere,Sansicario,Sestriere,Pragelato,and Sauze D’Oulx, We aim to have at least 3 ski instructors to guide us so that the groups can move at different speeds to suit everyone, There will be no need to read a map nor worry about getting the last lift home nor booking a restaurant , you can relax and leave all that to the instructors. The aim is to clock up the miles through this wonderful area and enjoy your day out. If you wish to ask your instructor about your skiing they will be pleased to give you tips to improve but they wont be doing drills or teaching the group as a whole.
It is essential to be able to cope with a red run confidently but where possible the leisurely group will seek out cruisey blue runs whilst the fastest group will choose more challenging black runs when they present themselves. Whether you’re single or have a partner who doesn’t ski, this is a perfect trip that will allow you plenty of time on the slopes whilst enabling you to meet like-minded skiers in a friendly environment.
Sample guiding programme:
Sansicario and Pragelato. Just one lift away from our base in Cesana – Sansicario has some wonderful skiing and is the ideal place to find our legs on day 1 and choose a nice lunch spot
Exploring Sauz d’Oulx. Beautifully groomed pistes amongst the trees is on the agenda. It will be a challenge to ski all the area on one day but dependent on the ski levels we will do our best.
High altitude skiing. Sestriere sits at 2000m with the top station at over 2600m. There is something for everyone here and a chance to ski the men’s downhill run from the 2006 Olympics if you fancy it!
France and Montgenevre. Today we ski over the border to France and can enjoy the long sweeping runs on the far side of Montgenevre. It’s a vast area in itself so we can come back on another day to enjoy some of the more challenging pistes on the Franco/Italian border.
Claviere and Montgenevre Easy access from Cesana – Claviere is a beautiful small Italian resort sitting on the border. It has some wonderful mountain restaurants and if you like perfectly groomed pistes look no further. After a morning in Claviere the plan is to enjoy more of the Montgenevre ski area.
Hotel Chaberton is in the middle of the charming old Italian village of Cesana. This is a welcoming family run hotel where we can have exclusive use if enough of our guests book soon enough.
They offer a limited number of rooms for single use for a supplement and very large family rooms suitable for sharing.
There is an excellent buffet breakfast and a cosy bar for apres and pre dinner drinks. 3 course dinner will be included every night in a local restaurant
The relaxation area comprises:
• Bio Sauna with Alpine Herbs
• Finnish sauna
• Kneipp path
• Emotional shower
• Tisane and Relax corner
The holiday package includes:
Sharing a twin room (beds are separate) £850 or single occupancy with a supplement of £200
• 5 days of guided skiing organised by skivo2 with qualified instructors
• Return airport transfers from Grenoble to meet our recommended flights
• 7 nights staying at Hotel Chaberton in Cesana
• Buffet breakfasts in the hotel and 3 course dinner in a local restaurant
• Use of the hotel’s relaxation area
These 3 flights will suit the free transfer
Heathrow Grenoble BA 11.55 arrives 14.45 return 15.40 arrives 16.30
Edinburgh Grenoble Easyjet 11.20 arrives 14.45 return 15.20 arrives 16.40
Bristol Grenoble Easyjet 12.30 arrives 15.20 return 15.55 arrives 16.45
There are also flights from Dublin,Glasgow,Leeds,Gatwick Machester & Newcastle which arrive & depart earlier . Please see note below about transfers for these flights
It will also be possible to fly into other nearby airports and arrange a private transfer or use a public bus. Many of these public transfers will go to Sestriere which is only a ten minute taxi away from Cesana. I am happy to try to help you find alternative flights
the transfer bus will suit the 3 nominated flights and earlier arrivals may have to wait in Grenoble depending on numbers
the transfer bus will suit the 3 nominated flights but there will also be an earlier transfer arriving at Grenoble at 10 am to suit departures from 12 noon
Return airport transfers are included in the package as described above
It will also be possible to fly into other nearby airports and arrange a private transfer or use a public bus at your cost. Many of these transfers will go to Sestriere which is only a ten minute taxi away from Cesana
I would be happy to put you in touch with other guests to share a private transfer, car hire or public bus.
www.rome2rio.com is a useful site to compare journey times
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