Great news! We are delighted to announce that Chalet Pramacou in Tignes Le Lac is now part of our iGOSKi program (http://www.igoski.co.uk/accommodation/ski-tignes/chalet-hotel-le-pramecou.html). Tignes is part of the legendary Espace Killy ski area and is famous for its electric atmosphere. This ski resort is frequently named as one of the best places to ski in the world and is well known by any winter sports enthusiast.
“We are incredibly excited about this addition to our program. It reinforces our mission to continually provide guests with convenient and good value ski weekend packages. Skiers will benefit from 4 days skiing in one of the best ski areas in the world with the convenience of taking only 2 days off work. Not to mention the snow guaranteed in this super high resort.” – says Mike Everett, iGOSKi Sales Director. Booking a Wednesday to Sunday weekend or a Sunday to Wednesday midweek break in one of our favorite high altitude ski resorts means guaranteed fun, snow and great skiing for all. Tignes is a must for anyone with a passion for skiing! It’s home to the finest ski-able glacier in Europe - the Grand Motte - which even offers summer skiing, not to mention the greatest snow record in the European Alps. Expect excellent nightlife and après-ski scene, combined with superb powder snow.
Tignes sits at 2200m high, so it is always caked in snow! Our chalet-hotel is right in the heart of the action at Tignes le Lac, almost ski-to-door. It benefits from ensuite bedrooms with a pleasant and airy feel to them. Many have great views of the mountains and slopes. Our package comes with half board, which is totally hassle free! There is no rush or stress involved in booking tables after a long day skiing. The bread is delivered daily for breakfast by the local boulangerie and our salads and herbs come fresh from the market. Main courses and desserts are elaborated and cooked to the highest standards. The Pramecou has a lovely bright and airy restaurant with great views of the slopes. Guests can take advantage of a reduced price wine list. The friendly bar is fully licensed and serves draft beers, wines, spirits, good coffees and hot chocolates all day. With an open fireplace, small games room and sofa seating, the area provides a pleasant social hub in which to meet before or after dinner.
Thrill-seeking skiers looking for an adrenaline rush don’t have to travel very far for some of the world’s more adventurous slopes. Europe offers a selection of the most famous runs so that adrenaline-pumping ski action can even be enjoyed on a weekend break not too far from home.
The Highest Runs The Vallée Blanche is Europe’s highest ski route, located in Chamonix and possessing a ski lift at a heady 3,842m. It takes skiers up Mont Blanc, the highest peak in Western Europe, with the route back down the glaciers into Chamonix being all off-piste. The run is famous for being one of the most scenic in the Alps as well as for its obvious danger element, being completely unmarked and unmaintained. It starts with an exposed ridge walk down from the lift and should be completed with a guide, as it involves skiing through narrow areas between crevasses. The run also takes the title of longest route in the World meaning that it is great for a ski weekend with more uninterrupted ski time and less time on the lifts.
(The amazing Vallée Blanche) The Espace Killy Ski area shared by Tignes and Val d’Isere comes in just shy of Chamonix’s record, with the highest lift being at a height of 3,456m. Here, there are also 27 black runs for the more experienced skiers who are after the bigger thrills.
(The Espace Killy) The Fastest Run ‘The Flying Kilometre’ is found in the Paradiski area and hosts the Speed Ski World Cup with a course record of 156mph. Speed skiing is the second fastest non-motorised sport in the world and when not hosting the professionals, the run can be tried out by those looking to embrace the fear factor on the slopes. It all begins with a near free-fall and concludes with a survival medal awarded when completed. Less accomplished skiers can even give it a go, as all it requires is being able to hold a racing stance whilst reaching speeds faster than the motorway speed limit!
(‘The Flying Kilometre’ in Les Arcs) The Steepest Run The Pas de Chavanette in the Portes du Soleil Ski area, also known as ‘La Mur Suisse’ (The Swiss Wall), is definitely one for the braver skiers with a starting gradient of about 50 degrees that leaves nothing to the imagination. After a snowfall, the skier traffic on the run creates moguls that can reach the size of cars, making the route even more difficult to navigate; whilst its exposed position means that snow can turn into ice quickly for a more treacherous descent. This one is ‘for experts only’ as the sign dictates at the top.
(The Pas de Chavanette) This link is packed with great ideas and offers for your Ski Weekend: http://www.igoski.co.uk
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Founded in 1997 by James Hardiman, the Alpine Elements Group is a specialist ski, snowboard and summer active holiday company taking over 16,000 clients away to France and Greece each year - many of whom are repeat guests or recommendations. The Alpine Elements Group encompasses the brands Alpine Elements, Ocean Elements, Hotel Chamonix, iGOSKi and Alpine Elements Bars & Restaurants. Fully Licensed We are a fully licensed and bonded Tour Operator (ATOL and ABTA). We supply package holidays to our British clientele from standard to luxury alpine chalets and hotels. Personal Service The Company employs over 150 staff, partly comprised of seasonal employees. Our permanent staff work all year round to provide a highly streamlined operation with the superior level of detail that our summer and winter clients hae come to expect. Company Ethos Our Company Ethos is all about injecting some value back into the niche holiday industry, along with providing a personal service that one simply cannot get with the mainstream Operators. We are a trusted medium sized Operator, large enough to create high value holidays, yet small enough to care and offer the flexibility required to give our guests the very best treatment we can. Resorts Morzine, Chamonix, Les Gets, Alpe D’huez, Tignes, Val Thorens, La Plagne, Val D’Isere, Les Arcs, Sainte Foy, Meribel and Courchevel in France and Torbole-sul-Garda in Italy. Key Figures James Hardiman, Managing Director, Company Owner A passionate skier and sailor who grew the Company from a one-chalet operation that initially started as a means to get out on the snow more! Now, with more than 50 chalets and hotels, James' biggest driver is creating a niche product at mainstream prices. Mike Everett, UK Sales Director An ex rugby player and keen fitness enthusiast, Mike has been with the Company since the very early days and continues to ensure we sell 98% of all our beds. If you want to come away with us - don't leave it until the last moment, Mike ensures we are always full! Rob Downham, Head of Overseas Another keen mountain man, Rob has worked in the industry for a great many years, and is an ex Crystal manager He runs the Overseas Operation from our French office in Aigle Blanche. John White, Head of Overseas Operations, As well as being an outstanding skier, (Olympic mogul team member), John is a keen industry professional and a very valued team player with a zest for making things happen! His infectious energy keeps all our many overseas operations staff motivated and keen to perform, resulting in well kept chalets, hotels and an energised team. Clare Smith, Head of UK Operations Clare is one of our most valued team members and runs the UK Operations which includes the admin and accounts department on a day to day basis. Clare is the backbone behind a very important and detailed part the Company. Julian Hadfield, Financial Controller Julian is the mainstay in our financial department, and has been an industry professional for over 30 years, and with us for the last 8 of those years seeing the Company expand from 2 million to a 12 million turnover. Helen Rowe, Head of Overseas Accounts Helen is a relatively new member of the team, but joins us with industry expertise and already proving to be a valuable member to the organisation. Richard Lister, Head of IT Solely Responsible for all the systems that we currently use in the company. His unique talents are combining high technical ability with an entrepreneurial vision coupled with a very detailed knowledge of the ski industry. The backbone of all our on line and office IT. Company Number 4782131 | Atol Number 6435 Alpine Elements UK 0844 770 40 70
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