Simon has established a nice team of helpful and skilled people who seem to like what they do and like each other. The atmosphere is a pretty cheerful one.
Byron was excellent. He took us from complete novices to confidently tackling challenging red runs by the end of Day 5!
Champoluc is lovely, with three children, apres-ski isn’t hugely on our list of priorities these days! Le Bistrot was great for a beer afterwards though, again, the kids loved the snacks!
Everyone was always soooooooo friendly, Sean and Charlie were great instructors with the kids. It was lovely to be recognized by Lucy’s instructor Tom from last year! He always said Hi when we saw him.
The drivers were always so quick to pick us up and tolerated our non-stop chatter with good cheer. The penguins made our lives so easy again, and the children loved them! Everyone in the office were so helpful at booking us restaurants for the evenings.
It was great to meet Simon’s son, Ryan as we had heard all about his skiing exploits last year, the kids were enthralled by him!
All three improved massively in confidence and skill (and almost style!)
We had private lessons with Willy who was great. He took our novice teenage son from nursery slope to Red runs in 3 days. Great company on the lifts too. You take as much hassle out of a skiing holiday as is possible
The village is what we want, small, quiet and traditional. We are not looking for lots of bars, clubs etc. Although we did not visit this time we have used the swimming pool / spa before and been very impressed with the facility.
La Mandria is our favourite, great value and staff always very friendly. Also great views from terrace. We also loved the Pizza at the top of the lift.
The bus drivers who were all really cheerful and always helping with bags. The penguins for just being happy and helpful. Val in the office who looked after Lilly when she hurt her hand and also helped us out with a restaurant booking. Both of the instructors (Charlie and Jo) and generally all the staff who were always happy to help sort anything out.
We were looked after like VIPS . It is so easy with Ski 2 everything is done for you. I am sure they would even do the skiing for me if I asked!!!