Gravesend Roof Box Hire

Want the ski holiday of a lifetime, but didn’t think it was possible without spending a fortune?

How about a 7 nights skiing in Switzerland for £143 per-person/per-night?  Come visit the Ski Hostel in Liddes!

What will I get out of it?

You will meet amazing people from all over the world and make lasting friendships!  In one week, you will either learn to ski confidently, or if you are already a skier, you will improve and also experience slopes you’ve probably never skied on before, with the beauty and splendour of the Swiss alps. I have been on this experience twice, and I loved every second of it!

What’s included?

  • Annual ski pass for 3 ski resorts (Vicheres-Liddes, La Fouly, Champex-Lac) – return as often as you like!
  • Ski lessons from an experienced instructor.  He caters to beginners, intermediate and advanced skiers
  • Hostel accommodation – shared 4-6 person rooms (possible same-sex if required), shared bathrooms
  • Return transfer from Geneva Airport (or bring your car!)
  • Breakfast and dinner including traditional Swiss dishes, barbeque, catering for dietary requirements
  • Evening activities like night skiing, winter barbeque, sauna in the chalet, party night and more!
  • Games room with table tennis, pool table and table football
  • Movie night on the projector

Extras:

  • Equipment rental is £130/week and includes  helmet, boots,  Skis/poles or snowboard
  • Ski clothing rental is extra (it’s recommended to bring your own)
  • Spa evening at Lavey Les Bains – CHF40 (Swiss Francs)
  • Party night / Apres-ski in Verbier – CHF20 (Swiss Francs)

What do I need to bring?

  • Polarised sunglasses
  • SPF50 waterproof sunblock
  • A small waterproof backpack or rucksack for keeping food and supplies on the mountain
  • A waterproof ski jacket, preferably with a snow-skirt and ski-pass pocket in the left sleeve
  • Waterproof ski trousers/salopettes, ideally with snow skirts for your boots
  • Waterproof ski gloves
  • Waterproof hiking boots for walking in the snow
  • At least 5 pairs of long thick ski socks – up past your knees
  • A woollen hat and gloves for when you aren’t skiing
  • A few long-sleeved tops / base-layers
  • (optional) Long thermal underwear / long-johns, especially for colder days

What do I need on the mountain?

  • High-energy snacks like muesli bars.  If you are on mountain and you get hungry it can make it difficult to ski down
  • A bottle of water
  • SPF50 sunblock
  • Layers! – you can go from cold to hot to cold again very quickly, so be prepared with layers you can remove!
  • (optional) a packed lunch.  Most slopes have a restaurant/bar but this is Switzerland so prices are expensive.  Bring sandwiches to save money
  • (optional) some beer, wine or other – I find in the afternoon I often ski better after a small amount of alcohol – it helps you to relax!
  • (a Swiss specialty) – buy some coloured boiled eggs and Aromat from the nearest supermarket!  Great for sharing

Planning to drive?  You’ll need:

  • Passports!
  • A roof box and bars to keep your extra equipment in – fill in our booking enquiry form!
  • (Optional but recommended) – A French auto-toll tag so you don’t need to wait in toll queues – See Emovis Tag
  • (Mandatory) – Swiss motorway toll vignette – see Swiss e-Vignette
  • (Mandatory in case of heavy snow on roads) Snow chains or socks for your driven tyres
  • (Highly recommended) All-season or winter tyres – see Rules on Winter Tyres in Switzerland
  • Costs (based on a 3L diesel, your price might be cheaper):
    • Fuel – approximately 3 tanks of fuel – about £180
    • France tolls – approximately €145 (about €123)
    • Swiss tolls – CHF40 (about £36)
    • Return car ferry Dover-Calais – between £100 – £250 dependent on time of year

If you are interested, please contact Leon on +447441441442!