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A Week in the Life of a Ski 2 Penguin

What fun will your little ones have while you are skiing?

Arriving at the hotel

After a comfortable (and probably sleepy) journey from the airport, you and your little penguin will arrive at your hotel, find your room and get settled in for the night.

arriving at the Penguin club in Champoluc

Arriving at the Penguin Club

The next morning, one of our Ski 2 Resort Ambassadors will take you over the bridge and up the snowy road to the Penguin Club. Surrounded by trees and snow, there’s lots of outdoor fun to be had if you are lucky enough to have sunny weather.

Drawing at the Penquin club in ChampolucIndoor Activities

There are plenty of toys, games, jigsaws, books and DVDs to choose from. If your little penguin likes to get creative, they can colour in their own penguin to add to our penguin scene on the wall.

Outdoor Activities

Sledging anyone? There are plenty of sledges for all the penguins. There are also some strap on skis if they are too small for ski school, but would like to have a go. And, of course, lots of other fun outdoor toys to play with. Or they could always build a snowman!

Have a go at skiing?

For the bigger penguins, we offer Penguin Club + ski. Your penguin will spend most of the day having fun at the Penguin Club and then one of our dedicated nannies, who is also a qualified ski instructor, will take them up the mountain to learn how to ski. Your penguin will first need to get kitted up in ski hire…

…they will then take the gondola up to Crest, where they can play on the nursery slope.

taking the gondola

Tired?

After all that excitement, it might be time to curl up with a hot chocolate or have a nap in the Penguin Club cot room.

time for a nap

Find out more about our family ski holidays or if you would like to speak to one of our team, give us a call on 01962 713330 or email us

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Ski 2 Countries

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Excited for your next family ski holiday but unsure whether to stick with Champoluc or explore France? Perhaps you already know you love the Portes du Soleil, but you’d also like to explore Italy? Or maybe you’ve never been to either? A Ski 2 Countries holiday could be for you!

Les GetsNew-this-season, Ski 2 now operates in the authentic French village of Les Gets. Just one hour from Geneva, the town has a vibrant programme of activities and events for children and adults. You’ll have access to 120km of skiing in the Portes du Soleil area and at the end of the day you can ski down into the village. Ski 2 has two catered chalets, where our friendly British staff will be on hand to make your stay comfortable and prepare you tasty meals, and one self-catered apartment, all within a few metres of the lift so you can get each day off to a flying start and enjoy après-ski without worrying about getting home at the end of the day.

Why not treat yourself to lunch at Lodge Le Chasse Montagne? On the ski slopes, this beautiful lodge restaurant with 360⁰ fireplace serves delicious food in a sumptuously themed atmosphere. Don’t miss the strip lights that make you feel all powerful as they light up at your foot’s command!

When you’ve had your fill of French cheese, wine and rolling pastures, a beautiful drive with one of our transfer drivers (who know these mountains like the backs of their hands) winds its way up the valley and through the Mont Blanc tunnel. You’ll enjoy fantastic views of the Valle d’Aosta before taking a left up the tributary Ayas Valley and alighting in the pretty Italian village of Champoluc. There you will be greeted by our resort staff and have access to our ski hire facilities and the Ski 2 office for all your queries.

Your first ride up the mountain will reward you with views of the Matterhorn and you’ll be free to ski across three valleys. Pristine pistes with no crowds, bombardinos (avocaat/eggnog and brandy) with your lunch and you can ski into the village at the end of the day. Lift passes included, British ski instructors if you need a helping hand, free shuttles around the village and access to the Penguin Club for the little ones.

Why not have your cake and eat it too?

If you’re ready to find out more about us, the resorts and where to stay then give us a call on 01962 713330.

Work with us in Champoluc

We are on the lookout for a personable and qualified nanny to work in our own nursery – the Ski 2 Penguin Club in the Italian resort of Champoluc,  looking after our youngest guests from December 2015 to April 2016.

Remuneration package includes accommodation, food allowance, lift pass, uniform and monthly wage.

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For more details about this exciting opportunity, please email Roger Walker with a copy of your CV.

Ski classes for 3 year olds – New for 2016

Ski classes for 3 year olds – a mixture of ski and play for young skiers in our own British Ski School and British-staffed nursery

kidsWhilst our youngest guests are enjoying some creative play in the Penguin Club, a qualified instructor will take the 3 year olds to the top of the gondola for some fun time on the brand new mini nursery slope, with its own travellator lift.

Under the watchful eye of a member of our staff, this time on skis will be a perfect introduction to this exciting sport and a good step towards joining group lessons with the Ski 2 Kids Ski School in future years.

The amount of time spent on skis will depend on weather and snow conditions, but will likely be an hour each day, with full supervision between the nursery and the slopes, ski instruction whilst on the slope and ski equipment hire included.

The rest of the day will be spend enjoying the activities of the Penguin Club, leaving parents free to spend the full day on the pistes of the Monterosa ski area.

Open to – Any child who has the strength and determination to spend a little time on skis each day. We would suggest children should be at least 3 years old to take this option, although children aged 4 or over are recommend to join our group Kids Ski School (Monday to Friday – 1000 to 1500 hours)

Times – 0830 to 1800 hours, on any day of the season

Cost – Bookable by the day, this exciting new option is £67 per person, per day

 

World Snow Awards 2014

WSAThe World Snow Awards recognises companies, brands and organisations across the industry who deserved to be rewarded for their excellence in providing service to the snowsports public.

For the third year running, we have been shortlisted for a World Snow Award in the ‘Best UK Specialist Tour Operator’ category (we received a Highly Commended’ award last year) Public voting for these awards is open  until 5pm on Thursday 16th October and we would very much appreciate you taking the time to give us your support!