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1 Welcome to SkiBound! Mount Grace High School Clubhotel Curling Tignes From 18 th to 26 th April 2014

2 About us  Founded in 1986  Part of the TUI group  Over 26 years experience of providing ski tours  Extensive variety of resorts, in Europe and America  UK Office based in Brighton  A complete business focussed purely on welcoming school groups  Our own dedicated health and safety team overseeing every aspect of our operations  Clubhotels run exclusively by us and managed specifically for school groups “It is a testament to their professionalism that we have used SkiBound for the last 14 years. I have always found them to be friendly, efficient and knowledgeable. I wish them many more successful years of organising school ski trips.” Keith Pickering, Range High School

3 In safe hands  Part of the TUI Travel Group – the leading international leisure travel group  Full financial security through our bonding arrangements held with ABTA and ATOL  Full member of the Federation of Tour Operators  Air Travel Organiser’s Licence, issued by Civil Aviation Authority  All accommodation and service providers fully audited, accredited and licensed  Full members of the School Travel Forum and  Proud winners of the Quality Badge awarded by Council for Learning Outside the Classroom  24 Hour Emergency Support with TUI

4 Life on a ski tour Learn new skills Make new friends Have fun Improve your French Personal development Discover European culture Exciting Social Active

5 What’s included in your tour  Return coach travel from school to resort  Return ferry crossing from Dover – Calais route  6 nights full board hotel accommodation based on multi-bedded rooms. Drinks with meals other than breakfast are not included  Hot lunches daily  6 days ski equipment hire – skis, helmet, boots and poles  6 day local lift pass  6 days, 4 hours ski tuition with Ski School*  Ski breakage and piste closure insurance  Dedicated representative service in resort  Approved Safety Management System * Excluding children under 7 and supervisory places

6 Insurance With SkiBound insurance every member of the party is fully covered for:  Loss of Deposit, Cancellation or Curtailment  Medical and other expenses / Hospital Benefit  Personal Accident  Personal Baggage and Luggage delay  Money and Passport  Personal Liability  Missed Departure  Travel Delay  Legal Expenses  Skis and Ski Equipment  Piste Closure, Adverse weather conditions, Avalanche or Landslide Policy excess will apply

7 Travel by coach  Coach will collect pupils from the school and transfer to resort  One suitcase per child – a soft bag is ideal  One piece of hand luggage per child  Wear loose fitting comfortable clothing  Include a toothbrush in hand luggage  Please ensure your child can carry their own luggage  Don’t forget your passport and EHIC card!  All coaches are sourced through Classic coaches who have an excellent reputation in school travel, and were recent winners of Best Operator at The National Express Awards  Coaches are air conditioned with toilets and seatbelts  2 experienced, uniformed drivers per coach  Travel itineraries are planned in conjunction with Classic Coaches to ensure they adhere to the drivers’ driving hours and regulations

8 Your travel details  The coach will collect your group from school on Friday, 18 th April 2014.  Your channel crossing will be with P&O Ferries (exact ferry times will be available approx 6 weeks prior to departure)  You will arrive in resort on Saturday, 19 th April 2014, in time for dinner (included in your package)  You will depart from the resort on Friday, 25 th April 2014, after a full day of skiing and dinner  You will arrive back at your school on Saturday, 26 th April 2014.

9 Arrival in resort  SkiBound Clubhotels are run exclusively for SkiBound by SkiBound  Everything is geared to providing school groups with the exact services, facilities and support that a school party needs  On arrival you will be greeted by the SkiBound resort team  The SkiBound team will be available throughout your trip to ensure you have an enjoyable stay

10 Your hotel – Clubhotel Curling Clubhotel Curling was a new addition to the Clubhotel portfolio for the winter 2013/14 season and is proving very popular for several reasons…  Excellent location - in the heart of the Val Claret area of Tignes  World class skiing conditions, literally on your doorstep  Complete dedication to accommodating school groups  Relaxed and welcoming atmosphere  Ski fit and storage with our in-house team of ski technicians  24 hour staffing of the hotel with and English speaking night porter on duty every night  Package includes buffet breakfast, hot lunch and two course evening meal (please advise your tour co-ordinator of any special dietary requirements)  Easy to return to hotel for hot lunch if preferred

11 Your hotel – Clubhotel Curling Further information about your hotel….  35 rooms, accommodating up to 140 guests  All rooms are situated over the first 3 floors of the building  Rooms are 2-6 bedded, all of which are en-suite  All rooms have balconies overlooking the main ski area of Tignes  Large cellar bar which can be used exclusively by SkiBound groups  Smaller cosy bar by the reception area

12 Skiing in Tignes Clubhotel Curling is situated in the high altitude resort of Tignes, offering superb skiing and snowboarding for all levels. Your standard pass covers you for all of the skiing in and around Tignes…  48 ski lifts  150km of prepared piste  41 easy runs and a range of harder runs  Top altitude of a breathtaking 3550m

13 Skiing in Espace Killy Tignes is situated in the area of Espace Killy, one of the world’s top ski areas which links the region with Val d’Isere. Espace Killy resort facts…  Resort height - 1850-2100 metres  Lift range - 1560-3455 metres  Number of lifts - 97 (48 situated in Tignes)  Kms of piste - 300 (150m in Tignes)  Easy runs - 80 (41 in Tignes)  Medium runs - 35 (16 in Tignes)  Difficult runs - 16 (8 in Tignes)  Longest run - 5.5km

14 Tignes Piste Map Excellent ski schools and nursery slopes in Tignes make for quick progression for beginners. For intermediates, an unbeatable selection of blues and reds can be reached by taking the Funicular up from Val Claret to the glacier.

15 Ski School  6 days skiing is included in your package, 4 hours of instruction per day (pupils only)  2 hour lesson in the morning, 2 hour lesson in the afternoon  You will be met by your instructors at the ski school meeting point on the piste  Expert instructors from the local ski school will develop your skills over the week  Group size are kept small (average 12 pupils) to ensure excellent supervision

16 Skiing You’ll spend 4 hours a day with the Ski School where you’ll be taught…  Carving & turning  Using the inside edge  Rhythm  Style  Speed & control  Jumps

17 Snowboarding Snowboarding lessons are for 4 hours a day where you’ll be taught…  Carving  Catching air  Piste riding  Powder riding  Board Park skills  Balance & control

18 Ski Fit  At SkiBound Clubhotels one of our in-house team of ski technicians will recommend and fit the most suitable equipment for your group  This ski fit and storage is within the hotel so it’s as easy and stress free as possible  We use the very latest Salomon equipment to ensure the highest possible standards of safety and performance  Helmets are compulsory and included as part of the package  Once you are kitted out simply open the door and you will be right there in the heart of the action, no need to traipse across the resort with all your kit!

19 Ski equipment Your ski equipment will be provided when you arrive…

20 What to wear It’s important to wear the correct clothing to stay warm and safe in the snow… Ski jacket Waterproof and windproof, with a hood and pockets Ski trousers Waterproof and windproof, able to fit over boots Base layer Not cotton, as it doesn’t let out moisture. Synthetic layers are best Mid layer This is what will keep you warm. Fleece or hoody is ideal

21 What to wear It’s important to wear the correct clothing to stay warm and safe in the snow… Mittens Or mittens are best if you suffer from cold hands Gloves Gloves are best for ease of movement Ski socks Only ever wear one pair of socks with your ski boots otherwise you’ll get blisters. If you get really cold feet try a silk undersock

22 What to wear It’s important to wear the correct clothing to stay warm and safe in the snow… Hat 75% of body heat is lost through your head so it’s essential you wear a hat… …or a helmet whilst in lessons Sunglasses Ok to use when it’s sunny And don’t forget your sunblock ! Goggles For when it’s cold, windy and snowing

23 Après-ski at Clubhotel Curling There are a range of Après-ski activities available at Clubhotel Curling…  Clubhotel cellar bar which can be used exclusively for SkiBound groups for an evening of dancing, karaoke or a party  Smaller cosy bar by the reception area for quieter times

24 Après-ski in Tignes For activities outside the hotel, Tignes and Val Claret offer a range of Après- ski activities for you to enjoy…  Cinema showing English films once a week  Le Lagon Aquatic indoor pool and spa  Bowling  Ice skating  Bumboarding  Crepe evenings

25 Before you go Whether you’re a first time skier or you consider yourself a pro, make the most of your trip by preparing before you go!  Read up on your resort  Download the piste map  Get familiar with names and places  Read up on ski ‘lingo’  Set yourself targets for what you want to achieve during your trip e.g. to be the best skier in your group!  Ensure you have a valid passport and EHIC card!

26 Enjoy the experience! A school ski trip is a once in a lifetime experience, make sure it’s a trip you’ll never forget!  Record your experiences – keep a diary  Collect souvenirs from the resort  Take lots of photos and videos  Improve your ski and boarding skills  Improve your fitness  Enjoy the European culture  Improve your French  Achieve your goals  Make new friends  Have fun! “The best ever ski trip I went on was definitely my school ski trip” Ashley May, 34, (nostalgic) Professional

27 This could be you!

28 Quick recap Here are a few of the more important points to remember…  One suitcase only per child, plus one piece of hand luggage  Ensure your child has the correct clothing to keep them safe and warm  Helmets are optional (but recommended) and can be hired on request  Remember to bring your passport and EHIC card  The coach departs from the school on… Friday, 18 th April 2014  The coach returns to school on… Saturday, 26 th April 2014 And the most important thing to remember, have fun and enjoy your trip! For more information on SkiBound visit our website at

29 Bon Voyage! We look forward to welcoming you to Clubhotel Curling and hope you have a fantastic trip! See you in April !

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