A ski company which specialises in organizing courses to help people improve their skiing has put a four week long residential ski course on sale this January.
The Janpow4 (January, Powder Snow, 4 Weeks) package from Snoworks offers an extended stay ski holiday in the French resort of Saint Foy, complete with tuition to improve your skiing, and runs from January 3-31, 2021
“Snoworks has created a whole season of skiing all rolled into four consecutive weeks. For those people who go skiing three or four times a season, with all that travel and quarantine on return, the thought of being cooped up for a fortnight weeks will no doubt have people thinking, ‘is it worth it?’ said Phil Smith, Director of Snoworks Ski Courses, who added, “Now they can put all their ski weeks together to create the ultimate January four week ski bonanza and cut out all the travel in between the single week trips. Sainte Foy is the ultimate powder ski resort, smack bang in the middle of some of the largest ski areas in the world. In January the slopes are literally empty, much of the skiing is in the trees so when it snows, yee-ha! Nobody. Just endless fresh tracks.”
The trip combines five ski courses combined into one and includes half-board chalet accommodation in single or shared rooms dedicated to the Snoworks group.
The month of skiing combines Snoworks popular courses that include, All-Terrain, Off-Piste, Backcountry, Bumps and Ski Skills, all-together in one month of instructor led skiing, five days a week with a maximum group size of six people.
The course is open to experienced recreational skiers who can handle red and black slopes and have some off-piste experience as a minimum requirement, but is also suitable for more advanced skiers who are used to skiing steeper off-piste slopes. The Snoworks team include four times Olympic ski racer Emma Carrick Anderson.
The package costs £5,698 per person which includes half-board accommodation on a single occupancy basis, lift pass (for Saint Foy), return Geneva Airport transfers and a Snoworks coach on five full days a week.
Participants need to organise their travel to and from Geneva (BA, SWISS and Easy Jet fly from London to Geneva, with fares starting at around £35 one-way excluding baggage). There will be no refund guarantee for anyone booking this course and subsequently deciding they are not able to quarantine on return to their home country. For anyone in any doubt about whether they can quarantine, they are advised not to book this course.
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