Absolutely Snow – The One Stop Holiday Shop

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Are you stuck in a rut when it comes to ski holidays, lacking inspiration for which country and which kind of accommodation to choose? Absolutely Snow claims it can help. NEW

UK based travel agent Absolutely Snow claims to be  the one stop shop for all types of winter sports holidays.

Whether you’re planning a holiday with your family or you’re keen to explore one of their learn to ski packages and ski weekends.

Absolutely Snow specialises in off the beaten track locations for your next skiing adventure.

With ski resorts across Europe, America and Canada, Absolutely Snow says it offers the best experiences.

Whether you are a seasoned skier/snowboarder, or are taking to the slopes for the very first time, they will tailor the perfect trip for you.

They can also arrange expert tuition, equipment hire and lift passes, helping you to enjoy your trip to the max.

In Europe, Absolutely Snow offers a range of holiday options, from chalets across France, Italy and Austria, family skiing options in both Andorra and Norway, and tailored learn to ski packages in Andorra and Bulgaria.

We have written in the past about the company’s offerings in the Pyrenees:

“Book online quickly and easily with Absolutely Snow for the best choice of accommodation, ski passes, ski hire, flights and transfers,the MD of Absolutely Snow, Duncan Gilroy.

“Absolutely Snow’s in-resort expert guides will equip you with all the vital information you need before you hit the slopes.”

Duncan Gilroy. Image © PlanetSKI

Duncan Gilroy. Image © PlanetSKI

TOTS, TWEENS & TEENS IN TOW

Absolutely Snow offers some top tips for family friendly skiing destinations to remove any stress and ensure everyone can kick back and relax.

  • Avoid taking little ones to larger, more expensive resorts as it is unlikely you will be able to make full use of your ski pass – smaller ski areas boast fantastic ski schools.
  • Choose ski-in and ski-out hotels, apartments or chalets.
  • Opt for a resort close to an airport, not further than two hours away.

Absolutely Snow can package all ski extras together for you, including ski hire, ski passes and non-ski activities, such as sledging, ice-skating and even snow-shoeing.

PRACTICE MAKES PROGRESS

With decades of experience across Europe and beyond, Absolutely Snow has hunted out the very best resorts for beginners, so you won’t be at all daunted by taking your first strides on the snow.

Absolutely Snow work with the most prestigious ski schools to ensure you will have the best time.

They recommend avoiding big names and heading to a smaller resort.

For example, Arinsal in Andorra is one of their most recommended beginners’ resorts with a renowned British-run ski school.

Pal-Arinsal piste map

Pal-Arinsal piste map

Absolutely Snow recommends booking ski or snowboard lessons for the morning, starting around 10am, with 2-3 hours with an instructor.

This allows plenty of time in the morning and you can relax afterwards over lunch in a mountain restaurant, before practicing those turns on gentler slopes back down to the valley.

See here for full details: Absolutely Snow

SKIING – TOP TIPS

Experts at managing group ski trips, Absolutely Snow have compiled some top tips to help you plan your next group trip away with friends or colleagues.

– One top tip to maximise time on the slopes, and to minimise time off work, is to take a late flight out to the resort, allowing you to work most of the day and arrive ready to hit the slopes the next day.

Ski hire shops open between 8 – 8.30 so clients can be on the slopes for those early lifts by 9am.

– Consider when you might wish to travel.

Christmas and New Year are high season weeks and resorts will be busy.

January – February generally sees great snow conditions with empty slopes but it can get quite cold.

While March offers long days, and snow on the south facing slopes can soften towards the end of the day so go high and be prepared to forgo short airport transfers for great skiing conditions.

As the season draws to as close at the end of April, some fabulous skiing can still be found – get out early and take a late lunch to make the most of fresh tracks in the morning.

– Absolute Snow recommends resorts within two hours from the airport, with world class skiing on offer and much better value for money.

Fly to Geneva Airport for: The Portes du Soleil (Morzine, Les Gets, Avoriaz, Chatel, Champery), Chamonix, La Clusaz, Verbier, Flaine and Les Carroz.

Fly to Malaga for: Sierra Nevada.

Fly to Toulouse for: Baqueira, La Molina and Andorra – Pas de la Casa, Soldeu, Canillo, La Massana and Arinsal.

Fly to Salzburg for: Saalbach/Hinterglemm, Maria Alm, and Zell am See.

Fly to Innsburck for: Ischgl, St Anton, and Mayrhofen.

Innsbruck airport

Innsbruck airport, Austria. Image © PlanetSKI

FLOATING ON AIR

Heli-Skiing is on the bucket list for every experienced skier and snowboarder’s ultimate dream.

“Make your dream a reality in Andorra, where fully qualified mountain guides lead groups of up to four people per helicopter onto some of the most remarkable off-piste areas,” said the MD of Absolutely Snow, Duncan Gilroy.

Duncan Gilroy. Image © PlanetSKI

Duncan Gilroy. Image © PlanetSKI

Costing just £1,000 per group (£250 for 2 drops each including guide).

Absolutely Snow offers 4 night tailored heli-skiing packages from £1,895 staying at the Himalaia Soldeu in Andorra, including flights, hotel and transfers.

PARTY BY THE PISTE

Absolutely Snow has been arranging short breaks and ski weekends for the last 30 years.

They know what works and how to put it all together to make your short break as effortless as possible.

When it comes to apres-ski, they have put together their top recommendations for the number one-party destinations in the Alps.

Après-ski offers a unique addition to any ski holiday – perfect for all the party animals out there.

Absolutely Snow works closely with outstanding and well renowned resorts, offering incredible après-ski events in Meribel, Val Thorens, Morzine, Saalbach and Pas de la Casa.

Apres in Ischgl

Apres. Image © PlanetSKI

PUT YOUR TRUST IN ABSOLUTELY SNOW

Absolutely Snow offers epic escapes throughout Europe and unrivalled advice to help you book your next ski break.

The Absolutely Snow online booking system is truly unique – giving you the ability to book flights, transfers or car hire, accommodation, lift passes and ski hire on a completely flexible basis, whilst bagging a great deal at the same time.

Travel with Absolutely Snow departing 15th January for 7 nights staying at 4* Hotel Gothard in Arinsal on a half-board basis for £731 per person, including flights, transfers, 6 day lift pass, ski hire and ski school.

See here for full details: Absolutely Snow

Book online, email info@absolutelysnow.com or call: 01248 712567

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This article was originally published by Planetski.eu. Read the original article here.

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