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1 Tonale: ski area description by Halsbury Travel Over 100km of marked runs

2 Tasker Milward School Bardonecchia 18 th – 26 th Feb 11

3 Agenda About Halsbury Travel Health & safety Trip overview Resort Description and Facts Accommodation Outline Itinerary

4 About Halsbury Travel Established Since 1986 Group Tours Specialist – Over 750 Tours Per Year Carrying over 45,000 passengers Effective Safety Management System Financial Protection incl. scheduled airline insurance Fully Accredited ABTA / ATOL / STF Comprehensive Travel and Medical Insurance 24-Hour Emergency Telephone Number Whilst On Tour

5 Health and safety We regard safety as paramount and it must take precedence over all other objectives. Health & Safety Policy Statement – Tour programmes The Directors of Halsbury Travel regard safety as paramount and must take precedence over all other objectives. They have assumed responsibility for the development and implementation of the Safety Management System to ensure that all reasonable measures are taken so that clients are assured of a high level of safety throughout all of its tour programmes. Find out more about our health and safety online

6 Health and safety Member of the STF (School Travel Forum) All full members of the STF adhere to a rigorous Code of Practice and Safety Management Standards that are externally verified each year. ABTA Halsbury Travel is a member of ABTA (Association of British Travel Agents) which is dedicated to raising standards of quality, safety, service and financial security. You can be sure that when you book with Halsbury Travel all your arrangements will be in the best hands and you are protected financially by our ABTA bond ATOL For your complete peace of mind the air tours and flights arranged by Halsbury Travel are ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority.

7 by Halsbury Travel

8 Resort Description by Halsbury Travel Bardonecchia is situated in Italy on the French-Italian border, within a couple of kilometres of the exit of the Frejus tunnel, one of the main transit routes from north-west Europe to Italy and Slovenia. The main road totally bypasses the town, and one would only be aware of it if going to ski at the far side of the resort, Jafferau. The resort is approximately 100 km east of Turin. The town is not a purpose built ski resort, and is all the more interesting for having a culture of its own. Although the town does exist almost exclusively from tourism, both winter and summer, it does have schools, commerce's and residents which reflect the tradition of an Alpine town. The old part of the town is typical, with narrow cobbled streets, and numerous bars, restaurants, pizzerias, and both souvenir and normal butcher, baker, supermarket type retail outlets. As a ski resort, it is a top class area, with an excellent record for snow. It is higher than a lot of resorts, starting at 1,300m, and with skiing extending up to 2,800 m. Most of the skiing is above 1,500 m, which is where some resorts start to tail off, and the beginners area in particular is at this height. The lower slopes of the resort are covered by artificial snow making cannons, more in an attempt to improve the base for the start and the end of the seasons, but which obviously do have the side effect of creating extra cover when needed.

9 Resort Description – contd The slopes face predominantly north / north west, which is a major factor in conserving snow cover. There is good progression from the beginner slopes to the intermediate level, and beyond, and you can be sure that your students will ski / board as much of the mountain as they are capable of. The local Scuola Italiana Sci provides top quality, safe, friendly and fun instruction, and progress during the week is guaranteed. The level of spoken English is good, and the instructors all go the extra mile to make sure that your students go away happy, improved and ready to come back. Camp Smith is the curiously named central departure point for almost all the ski-based facilities. The ski school, the ski hire shops, the overnight ski storage area, restaurants and the child creche are sited here. Ski school departs from and returns to here. Hired ski equipment is stored here overnight, in heated, secure locked cellars, and the trip back to the hotel is made unencumbered by skis and boots.

10 Tonale: ski area description by Halsbury Travel Over 100km of marked runs

11 Ski Facts Beginners*** Intermediate**** Advanced** Off-Piste Grade** Kms of Piste140 No. of Runs Green 3 Blue 12 Red16 Black 3 Longest Run 11kms Number of Lifts 24 Highest Lift 2750m Lift Capacity 22,000 skiers per hour Snow-Making Facilities Yes, 60 snow cannons Cross Country Yes (10km) Glacier No Snowboarding Yes, Boarding on all pistes Inclusive Lift Pass Yes Passport Photograph Required for lift pass Yes by Halsbury Travel

12 Resort Description Resort Height 1300m Resort Amenities Good Vertical Drop1438m Nearest Doctor / Hospital In resort/In Susa (40kms) Coach Transfer Times to Resort Approximately 15 hours from Calais Apres Ski Options Swimming Tubing Movie night Disco Quiz Night skiing

13 Entertainment by Halsbury Travel

14 Fully Qualified Local Ski Instructors Morning and afternoon sessions daily Modern Ski equipment maintained by qualified ski technicians Ski Instruction and Equipment by Halsbury Travel

15 Hotel Villagio Olimpico *** We are delighted to be able to offer this fabulous 3* hotel once again for the 2011 season. The complex hosted athletes from around the world during the Turin Winter Olympics in It was completely renovated to an exceptional standard. The complex consists of three buildings all interconnected, and contains 310 rooms each equipped with a television with SKY, mini bar, telephone, bathroom, safe. Just 250 metres from the lifts it is ultra convenient. Facilities Common rooms, Two dining rooms with buffet service, Reception area, Internet zone with WI-FI access, Games room (billiards, table football, ping-pong, golf simulator and ps3), Lounge with sky TV, Theatre, Swimming pool, Sauna, Turkish bath, Whirlpool, Fitness centre, Meeting rooms, Piano bar with live music, Qualified animation staff. On site ice rink Accommodation by Halsbury Travel

16 Accommodation

17 Suggested check-list Ski wear: Anorak Ski hat Goggles/glasses Ski gloves T-shirt/thermal underwear and ski polo necks Salopettes or ski suit Heavy ski socks (at least 2 pairs) Ski pullover for extra warmth High factor sun cream/lip salve Back pack/bum bag by Halsbury Travel Other articles: Passport-size photo for ski-pass Underwear and ordinary socks Bath towel Washing kit Night wear Clothes to wear in evening Thick-soled shoes for evening time outside Trainers or similar to wear in the centre. Gloves for non-skiing wear (e.g. woollen) A little English currency for the journey Some Euros for the stay (no more than 100)

18 DEPARTURE & RETURN INFO Please note this is a sample itinerary only and may vary according to requirements and availability. Friday Depart late afternoon from school Overnight travel by coach to resort Saturday Travel to ski resort arriving late afternoon Dinner Sunday Equipment collection and fitting (occasionally done on the Saturday evening) Instructor Evaluation followed by morning skiing tuition Lunch Afternoon 2 hours of tuition Evening meal Apres ski activities (ice skating, swimming, disco etc) Monday Breakfast morning skiing 2 hours of tuition Lunch Afternoon 2 hours of tuition Dinner in accommodation followed by Après-ski activities. (ice skating, swimming, disco etc) by Halsbury Travel Sample Itinerary

19 Wednesday Breakfast morning skiing 2 hours of tuition Lunch Afternoon 2 hours of tuition Dinner in accommodation followed by Après-ski activities. (ice skating, swimming, disco etc) Thursday Breakfast morning skiing 2 hours of tuition Lunch Afternoon 2 hours of tuition Dinner in accommodation followed by Après-ski activities. (ice skating, swimming, disco etc) Friday Breakfast morning skiing 2 hours of tuition Lunch Afternoon 2 hours of tuition Evening Meal Depart resort for journey back to UK Saturday Arrive back in UK by Halsbury Travel Sample Itinerary

20 Cherished memories… by Halsbury Travel See you on the slopes………..


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