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Mission:
To inspire through passion and enthusiasm for the outdoors.
To provide a fair exchange product with value for money.
To be open and honest about what my trips provide.
To communicate efficiently and at the right level with members.
To provide safe exposure to adventurous activities through the use of approved and known providers where necessary.
I believe that access to adventurous activities should not be hindered by jargon and affordability and that communicating my values to people is key, as is providing a value for money alternative to big corporate companies.

Products: Ski Trips from adults to 16 year olds. Groups are as welcome as are individuals. slalom course flags are in the background.

I began organising trips while completing a degree in adventure education at Chichester University in 2004. I believe that passion and enthusiasm for these activities enables me to provide an honest and accessible route into adventurous sports. I strive to engage and interact with all people personally on every trip. Afterall, I believe that participation far outweighs excellence! I am looking to provide trips around surfing, skiing, climbing and canoeing to groups that have the desire but are just a little unsure how to go about it. All trips are custom and run as and when my schedule allows me to organise them. To provide affordable, relaxed adventurous trips for all, regardless of skill level. Facebook. Please understand that these trips are organised solely by me and are run as a group of friends skiing. I am in no way a fully bonded travel company. I merely facilitate things for us to go skiing. Came across this sign in Tignes last February. Had to wonder if the level referred to the skiing ability, or the level of language required!!

Upcoming Trips
 
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2012 trip now launched. Flaine, Les Lindars, France. 29 Dec to 5 Jan 2013

£584 Everything except transport !!!

Ok guys so some of you are asking about this year’s ski trip…So I have booked.  Ski and snowboarders of all levels are welcome. Ski lessons with 12 hours tuition as per normal.

Booking Vouchers: use the code below as it is cheaper than the list price.

Ski or Snowboarders £584 Voucher code DSTIG-01

CLICK HERE TO BOOK (and then select the date 29 Dec to continue with the booking. Then enter the voucher code!

Dates:
29 December 12 to 5 January 2013
We will depart London late 29th Dec (19:00) and might be able to ski on the Sat afternoon.

Where
As it is early in the season, I have booked a resort with a large ski area and has something going off the slopes as well.
Flaine

Flaine is a convenient resort set in the heart of the beautiful Grand Massif ski area and only 70km from Geneva. It’s modern architecture often divides opinion and certainly doesn’t qualify as ‘alpine charm’ but whatever Flaine lacks in looks it makes up for in efficiency. Being purpose built it is well laid out with excellent lift access. The skiing is superb and from Flaine you can access one of the largest ski areas in France, the Grand Massif. It’s not the liveliest or the prettiest resort but with unrivalled access, one of the nicest UCPA centres and great skiing, it’s still well worth a visit.

Ski Area

The skiing in Flaine offers a wide variety of grades with 140km of piste in the Flaine area alone and a total of 265km if you take the whole Grand Massif into account. Flaine has an excellent reputation for snow cover with North West facing slopes largely above 2000m and an above average annual snowfall. The main bowl at Flaine is particularly good at retaining snow and often stays in good condition long after the last snowfall. There is a great selection of pistes including a dedicated beginner area and a huge number of blue and red runs for intermediates. For expert skiers the bowl off the back of the Tete Pelouse could easily keep you entertained for the whole week but there is so much more to explore.

Town Centre

The main village of Flaine is split into three levels, each with their own cafes shops and bars. Flaine is a car free resort and getting around is easy with the in town funiculars.  Purpose built in the 1960’s it was meant to be an architectural masterpiece of the Bauhaus style which matches its surroundings. Whilst it does have some admirers, the general consensus is less favourable, however, this has kept the crowds away. Flaine is still a fantastic resort and being just a short transfer away from Geneva it is also a very convenient resort to visit for a short break. For a more traditional and picturesque alpine village day trips to the neighbouring villages of the Grand Massif are very easy through the impressive ski network.

UCPA Centre

The UCPA centre in Flaine is one of the nicest of the UCPA centres receiving the full UCPA comfort rating. The centre was recently taken over from a large upmarket hotel chain and the building is modern and comfortable. The centre is well located within the heart of the town centre and a stones throw from the slopes. All the usual UCPA services are on offer including a restaurant, nightclub, bar, ski room and sun terrace. The bar is particularly nice with a large central fireplace and plenty of sofas to collapse into.

Accommodation:
Again, we are off to the UCPA as they offer fantastic value for money and we get entertainment, subsidised bar, lessons, ski hire and loads of brilliant food!  Some rooms are twins, others in fours.  Last February I stayed in a twin with a balcony and en suite facilities.  So it will be mixed size rooms.  More later though.

Costs
Only £584 for everything except transport.  Lessons, glorious food, ski and boot hire, accommodation and a full Lift Ticket.  Everything.  Please contact me if you have any questions