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 seven rooms which are singles, Chalet Loup Blanc (Val Thorens), Chalet Ibex (Val Thorens), Chalet Renard (Val Thorens), Chalet Jennifer (La Tania) 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.
Skiing on the day of arrival is not guaranteed, as it will depend on the arrival time into resort.
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. If you are travelling independently, please note chalets are not accessible before 9am on day of arrival and rooms not accessible until 3pm. You must also vacate your room by 9am on day of departure and then the chalet by 4pm.
The chalet host day off is Wednesday. Your host can recommend and book a local restaurant for you. All chalet hosts also have Thursday morning off, so breakfast will be self service.
All Ski Beat flight-inclusive package holidays are ATOL protected, providing full financial protection for your holiday.
With 30 years of experience, here at Ski Beat we put our customers at the forefront of every decision and pride ourselves in our operational excellence.
The UK government recommends that you should have at least 6 months left on your passport on the date of your arrival into the country. This applies to adult and child passports.
If you renewed a passport before it expired, up to 9 extra months may have been added to your new passport’s expiry date. Any extra months on your passport over 10 years may not count towards the 6 months that should be remaining for travel to most countries in Europe.
To check whether your passport is valid to travel click here:
We advise all those travelling to have a UK Global Health Insurance Card which gives you the right to access state-provided healthcare during a temporary stay in a European country. Ski Beat always advise that you take out comprehensive winter sports insurance, regardless of whether you have an GHIC card, as there are limitations to this card.
UK travellers looking to drive in the EU must have a relevant International Driving Permit. For full information on the Government website click here.
Non-EU citizens are required to carry a physical green card in order for your car insurance to be applicable in the EU. We advise that you speak to your insurer for further information in advance of travelling.
Before you travel, check with your mobile phone provider about the costs of using your mobile in the EU as these may change.
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.
We do not provide hairdryers in most chalets - please bring your own and don't forget your travel plug! The one chalet with hairdryers is Bouc Blanc in Les Arcs.
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.
Our Gatwick British Airways flights have a baggage allowance of 23kg per person. Our Manchester Jet2 flights have a baggage allowance of 22kg. Infants do not receive a hold luggage allowance. All of the flights have a hand luggage 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 British Airways, Norwgeian Air or Jet2 then you do not need to provide Ski Beat with your passport information, and you can check in at the airport. Jet 2 provides the option of checking in online from the Wednesday before departure. To do this, please visit www.jet2.com/skibeat. 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 click on the below links to view the relevant airlines terms and conditions with regards to travelling when pregnant. It is your responsibility to ensure you have the necessary documents and insurance to fly:
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 meal served at 8pm with unlimited carefully selected red, white or rosé wine (6 days), with an additional 4th course of local cheese board with port on the Thursday evening.
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.