9 Hacks for the Perfect Ski Holiday

Whether you’re planning your first trip to the Sainte Foy slopes or are a seasoned pro, everyone likes the chance to save time, money & hassle! Read our handy ski holiday hacks to help you get the most out of your ski holiday this winter 

1. Huski 

Imagine arriving at your chalet to a fully stocked fridge or coming in after a full days skiing and not having to organise dinner for the kids. Meet our partners Huski, the mountain delivery experts. With their headquarters based nearby in Bourg-Saint-Maurice, they will deliver pre-cooked meals, drinks and the daily staples straight to your self-catered chalet door. You can order online for same-day or next-day delivery or click and collect from their depot. This means less shopping and more ski time!

2. Hire your kit before you go – it couldn’t be easier!

Our friends at SkiSet offer 20% discount to all Premiere Neige guests using the link here. Booking equipment in advance saves you time too with equipment will be ready and prepared for you ahead of your arrival. Plus, you’ll get professionals who know their stuff, kit that ticks all the boxes, and specialised adjustment of your bindings so you can cruise the Sainte Foy slopes safely and confidently.

3. Pre-book your lift passes for discounts

Possibly one of the most important aspects of a ski holiday, the lift pass is vital unless you plan to walk up the mountain before skiing down!

You can pre-book your lift pass directly with us before you travel at discounted rates. Our Concierge team will then have these ready for your arrival, saving you time, effort, money and most importantly, ensuring you’re out on the slopes as quickly as possible.

4. Massages

We’re thrilled to be partnered with MassageMe. Whether you would like a massage in preparation for your day’s skiing or one at the end of the day to tend to those aching limbs, one of their highly trained therapists will visit you in the comfort of our chalets. Trust us, you’re in safe hands!

We highly recommend that you pre-book treatments for the best availability. Groups of three hours or more will receive a 15% discount too!

5. OnTheSnow Mobile app 

Are you obsessed with the weather like us? From the world’s most visited ski and snowboarding website comes the world’s most downloaded skiing and snowboarding application. Complete with up-to-date weather forecasts, current conditions, powder alerts and first-hand reports from other users. It can even be customised so you get notified about your favorite ski resorts (ahem, Sainte Foy!). This app is a must have for anyone heading to the mountains this winter.

6. Winter Sports & Travel Insurance

It’s important to have the correct insurance cover in place for your stay, so we introduce you to MPI Brokers. They offer a level of cover we expect in a good Insurance policy at competitive prices. We hope that you don’t need it, but it’s better to be safe than sorry. To get an online discount and quick quote please click the link above.

7. Find My Friends 

Got an iPhone? Great, this one’s for you! Although the app is named Find My Friends it works just as well for keeping track of the kids on the slopes. If they have the app installed on their phones you can login and see their location and distance in real time. The easy to use app also goes a step further with a powerful feature called geofencing. You set a geofence, like a resort, and the app will notify you if anyone leaves the area.

8. Ski Tracks 

Ski Tracks is another popular tracking app that uses your phone’s GPS to record your ski sessions. The app collects data, including max speed, average speed, total distance and even slope angle. This data is then plotted on a map, so you can compare and show off to your mates.

9. Drive Through Péage    

Planning to self-drive from the UK? Breeze through the toll booths with a Télépéage Transponder. Previously only available to those with a French bank account you can now get your hands on one of these nifty little units through Emovis Tag UK. Whilst everyone else queues in traffic you can cruise through the Télépéage lane. Simply stick the unit to the inside of your windscreen and it is detected automatically at the toll gates allowing you to drive straight through. It then charges the toll directly to your bank account, saving you from scrambling around for loose change!

By |2018-10-30T13:47:15+00:00October 30th, 2018|