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Pre-Season Tune-Up
is now Available for BOOKING
Pre-Season Tune-up : Tignes
6-10 November 2019 (Wed-Sun) £598
Our tenth anniversary Pre-Season Tune-Up we will once again be returning to Tignes to take advantage of the glacier skiing available at this time of year. We offer an unbeatable value-for-money package including: coaching, airport transfers, half board accommodation, ski hire and free lift pass!

Coaching groups will be aligned broadly by skier ability level as well as by the type of technical issues that you may need to work on. This holiday is suitable for level 7 and higher skiers.
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Price

Accommodation package: £329
Club coaching fee: £269
What's included
• Transfers to/from Geneva airport
• 4 nights accommodation, sharing a twin room
• Glacier lift pass
• Breakfast & afternoon tea
• 3 course dinner (late supper on arrival night)
• Sauna, Jacuzzi, bar, Sky TV
• Daily video review
• 4 hours instruction per day
• Mini bus transfer to slopes
What isn't included
• Flights
• Travel insurance
• Wine with dinner - available at the bar
• Lunch
Price Supplements and additional costs
The hotel has been refurbished and now ALL ROOMS are en-suite. Mountain Sun has simplified their pricing policy and supplements as below

Small en suite with double bed and single bunk above No Supplement
Standard Twin or Double en suite No Supplement
Standard Triple en suite No Supplement
Quad Room en suite £40 reduction per person
Balcony room with full en suite £24 Supplement per person
Single Occupancy Supplement is £120 and subject to availability. If you wish to avoid the single supplement we can arrange a same-sex room share.

In-house ski equipment from Bronze range €10 for the course duration (higher end silver and gold skis at additional cost)
Currency Variations
10 weeks before your departure date (or on the day of booking where reservations are made less than 70 days before departure), Mountain Sun will check the value of the Euro on XE.com
• If the value of the Euro is lower than €1.15 to £1 they will apply a currency surcharge to your invoice total.
• The amount of any surcharge will not exceed 10% of the invoice total as Mountain Sun will absorb any excess.

All rates shown on Mountain Sun's website are subject to availability and they reserve the right to increase or decrease prices at any time prior to your booking being confirmed.

Skiing

The pre-season skiing in Tignes takes place on the Grand Motte glacier in Tignes. We typically aim to be on the glacier by 9am and skiing is usually possible till about 3pm depending on conditions.

The underground funicular whisks you to the Grand Motte ski area in just a few minutes. On the glacier there is a choice of steep red pistes, and moderate or gentle blues. Depending on snow conditions there might also be a black piste available. This is the idea terrain for developing skills, at a time of year when most people are just dreaming about the forthcoming winter!

This holiday is suitable for level 7 and higher skiers*.

*You will be skiing on a high altitude glacier with limited terrain choices. You will need to be comfortable with using T bars all day long and you will have to walk or side step up small slopes to reach the pistes. Weather can be highly variable this time of year and we cannot guarantee skiing every day as the glacier occasionally closes due to high winds.
To get the most out of your training you must be comfortable on all red runs and be able to get down blacks. If you have any doubts about your suitability please consider one of our main season trips.

Current Weather and Piste Openings
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Coaching

You coaching will be comprised of daily 4-hour coaching sessions.

The focus of the coaching on this holiday will be to develop all areas of your ski technique and primarily to improve your piste performance.

Coaching groups will be aligned broadly by skier ability level as well as by the type of technical issues that may that you need to work on. This holiday is suitable for level 7 and higher skiers.

Group size will be no more than eight per coach. We will make extensive use of video feedback, with analysis and review sessions held in your hotel in the evenings or on the hill in a convenient bar or restaurant.
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Accommodation

Our accommodation partner for this coaching holiday is Mountain Sun Ltd, an independent hotel operator that runs hotels in France and Italy.

We will be based at the Hotel Les Melezes in Tignes Les Boisses. It offers 21 rooms and after a recent refurbishment ALL ROOMS are en-suite and many with a balcony. Hotel features include a sauna and outdoor hot tub, in-house ski rental and servicing, free wifi and a comfortable lounge/bar.

Meals comprise a buffet breakfast with a hot option each day, afternoon tea and a three course dinner (wine can be purchased from the bar). Depending on your time of arrival dinner on your first night might be replaced by a late supper.

Room types

Small en suite with double bed and single bunk above
Standard Twin or Double en suite
Standard Triple en suite
Quad Room en suite
Balcony room with full en suite
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Travel

Transfers to the resort
Flights are not included, so you are free to arrange flights to Geneva from any airport which is convenient for you. Please ensure your flights are timed to coincide with our airport transfer minibus which departs Geneva airport at:

7.00 - 7.30pm on Wednesday

Please allow at least 30 minutes from your scheduled landing time to clear customs and collect luggage.

For the return journey please ensure your flight departs Geneva airport no earlier than 8.30pm. The actual departure time from Tignes will depend on weather and road conditions but is typically 4pm. We will aim to get you to GVA for 7:30pm.
Travel within the resort
The village of Tignes Les Boisses is approximately 10 minutes from the funicular train in Tignes Val Claret that whisks you to the glacier in under 10 minutes. Mountain Sun will have a minibus to take you to the slopes each morning and collect you at the end of the day.
Optional Transfer Indemnity Scheme
Transfers are not tailor made to suit individual flights. Mountain Sun will endeavour to keep waiting times to an absolute minimum but they would recommend only using their transfers if you are completely relaxed about waiting. In the event of flight delay we will, if at all possible, ask our vehicle to wait. In instances where we have a commitment to other guests, or are unable to wait, we can assist with the arrangement of alternative transport but cost of this will be borne by client.

Mountain Sun offer a low cost indemnity scheme against missed outward transfer connection – the cost is £15 per person. The premium must be paid at the same time as payment for the holiday / airport transfers & flight numbers must be provided. If your flight is delayed, we will make alternative arrangements up to the value of £150 p/p to get you to your Mountain Sun accommodation as soon as safely possible, by shared transfer &, if necessary, provide budget overnight accommodation near the airport (subject to availability). Boarding passes will be required in the event of a claim.