We have chosen resorts for their excellent snow records throughout the season. There are also excellent snow making facilities/snow cannons in all of our resorts.
All of our prices are based on twin occupancy therefore we have to charge under occupancy of any rooms which are not filled to this capacity. The price varies according to the chalet and date of travel rather then being a set supplement, so please call our office for a quote or use the live availability and booking section of our website. Please note that Ski Beat have two rooms which are singles, Chalet Bartavelle (La Plagne) and Chalet Papillon 6 (La Rosiere) if taking the single room there is a smaller supplement, compared with taking a twin/double room.
You can pay by BACS (online transfer), Maestro, Solo, Visa or Mastercard. Unfortunately we cannot accept any other types of card.
Once the Party Leader has paid the deposit, group members will be able to pay their final balance via their online booking.
Please note for last minute bookings we can only accept card payments as other methods may take too long to clear into our account.
This season our flights times do not allow for skiing on the day of arrival.
If you are making your own travel arrangements you may be able to ski on the day of arrival and the day of departure. In this case, your host will advise you where to store luggage and will provide a room for changing. Please note the chalets are not accessible before 9am on day of arrival or after 4pm on day of departure for independent travellers.
The chalet host day off is Wednesday. Your host can recommend and book a local restaurant for you.
All of our chalets are non-smoking, however Ski Beat staff will supply ashtrays on the balconies of the chalets as required.
All of our chalets have a digicode lock - your chalet host will tell you the code on arrival and will explain how to operate the lock. We ask that you close all doors & windows securely when you leave the chalet, just as you would do for your own home.
We will provide each guest with a hand and bath towel. For environmental reasons, towels will not be changed during the week.
Ski Beat will provide the following equipment: Cots & cot linen, highchairs, breakfast & high tea. You do not need to pre-order these items as they are covered by the £80 charge for infants. This also includes a seat on the coach transfer. Please note: that child seats are not provided, this is due to the vagaries of French law. There is no reduction in price if any of these items are not required / used. Fruit bowls are provided in the chalets.
It is ultimately your choice, but in most cases we say no: Do remember that for much of the season, pushchairs are not practical around resort: there is snow & ice, steps and hills! Some guests do choose to bring them - they can be useful at the airport, and can be transported on our flights. Should you find that you need a pushchair while in resort Ski Beat can hire one out to you at an additional charge.
Our Gatwick Aer Lingus flights have a baggage allowance of 20kg per person (excluding infants) plus a hand luggage allowance of 10kg. Our Manchester Jet2 flights have a baggage allowance of 22kg per person (excluding infants) plus a hand luggage allowance of 10kg.
Ski boots must be put into your hold luggage and cannot be carried as hand luggage. These must be stored in your suitcase, and cannot be carried as a separate bag or the airline may charge you a fee at the airport.
You cannot pre-book seats on flights, as seats are allocated on a first come first served basis, therefore if you would like a particular seat we would suggest that you check-in early.
If you are flying with Aer Lingus or Jet2 then you do not need to provide Ski Beat with your passport information, and you can check in at the airport. For other flights please check with the Ski Beat UK Office.
If anyone in your party requires assistance at the airport, please indicate this in the Special Requirements section of the booking form. Please use one of the descriptions below:
Own Collapsible Wheelchair
Wheelchair Full Carry On
Wheelchair Can't Walk Distance
Wheelchair Can't Manage Aircraft Steps
If you are pregnant, please read the details below carefully. It is your responsibility to ensure you have the necessary documents and insurance to fly:
Aer Lingus: You can fly with Aer Lingus provided you won't have passed your 34th week of pregnancy by the time of your return flight. If you are 28-34 weeks pregnant, you will need to carry with you a doctor's or midwife's certificate of fitness to fly. The certificate will only be accepted if 1) it is dated not more than 14 days prior to the start date of your trip 2) it is signed by your Doctor or Midwife and states that you are fit to fly on both the outbound and inbound flight dates. You will not be permitted to travel without proof that you are fit to fly for both legs of your journey. 3) it states the expected date of delivery of your baby 4) your Doctor or Midwife states that you are in good health, that they are happy for you to fly, and that (in their opinion) there is no reason why you cannot fly.
New mothers are not permitted to travel for the first 14 days after giving birth.
New born infants are not permitted to travel for the first 7 days after birth and further restrictions apply if the baby was born prematurely.
Full details can be found on the Aer Lingus website
We recommend that all expectant mothers carry a medical certificate for intended travel.
Ski Beat can only arrange transfers when they are booked as part of a holiday package including Ski Beat flights. Ski Beat will not book transfers outside of this under any circumstances.
Likely transfer times by coach from Lyon airport are as follows:
Val Thorens: 3 hours
Méribel/La Tania: 2 ½ hours
La Plagne: 3 hours
Plan Peisey: 3 ¼ hours
Les Arcs 1950: 3 ½ hours
Val d’Isère: 3 ½ hours
La Rosière: 3 ½ hours
These times are a guide and can vary considerably depending upon road and weather conditions. During peak weeks (Christmas/New Year, February half term and Easter holidays) the volume of vehicles on the main route into the 3 Valleys and the Tarentaise increases substantially and you should be prepared for a considerably longer transfer. It is recommended that you carry refreshments with you on board the coach in case of a long transfer.
The Ski Beat Experience
Our Wonderful Chalet Hosts
Enjoy a veritable feast of local, seasonal produce and homemade delights throughout your stay, courtesy of our chalet hosts, hired for their flair for cooking and talent for top customer service.
A Home from Home Atmosphere
Cosy accommodation, hearty food and friendly staff create a home from home ambience in the heart of the mountains.
Peace of Mind
From the moment you book, you can rest assured that when your purchase a package from Ski Beat your holiday is financially protected by ATOL and Ski Beat's 30 years of experience.
Flights, Baggage & Transfers
Flights with reputable airlines and modern, efficient airport transfers, all timed to maximise your time in resort. Fly from London Gatwick, or Manchester or save the cost of a flight by choosing to make your own way to resort. Even better, all Ski Beat packages include a generous baggage allowance.
Appetising Canapés & Apéritifs
On arrival in your chalet, handmade pre-dinner canapés and apéritifs will be served to you in the lounge while your experienced chalet host welcomes you to your chalet and introduces you to the resort.
Delicious Cooked Breakfasts
Start your day with a delicious cooked breakfast that includes bacon, eggs, Heinz beans or hash browns and mushrooms or tomatoes plus a selection of cereals, porridge, yogurts and fresh bread. Served 8am to 9am.
Homemade Cakes & Afternoon Tea
Scrumptious homemade cakes and a choice of teas are provided every day, best enjoyed while you relax in the lounge area in front of the log fire.
Hearty Three Course Dinner
Home cooked evening meals are served at 8pm, with unlimited carefully selected red or white wine. We are also happy to take your specific dietary requirements and preferences into account, free or charge, to ensure that each guest enjoys their evening meals to the fullest. On your final evening, an additional 4th course of local cheese board, with port, will be served.
Ski Beat Extras
Upon arrival, you will find a L’OCCITANE gift pack in every bedroom. Bring your iPod and enjoy the exceptional quality of our hand-crafted Ruark Audio systems. Each chalet also features a selection of Drumond Park games.