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The Ski Club of Great Britain has just released its holiday brochure for next winter and very tempting the trips look too...

The Ski Club Freshtracks 2016/17 winter holiday programme has been released and it features new destinations, new experiences and a brand new chalet in Chamonix.

With more than 190 group holidays on offer, it is the biggest and most varied programme the Ski Club has to date.

Ski Club Freshtracks provides inspirational group holidays matching skiers of a similar ability, using the best instructors, mountains guides and Ski Club leaders.

Freshtracks holidays are split into six categories: Action, Performance, Weekend, Off Piste, Heli and Touring.

Whether you're looking to improve your ski technique, conquer new types of terrain, explore untouched areas of the mountain, or you just want to have an exciting time on snow with a fun group of people, there is an inspiring range of holidays on offer to suit all.

  • All prices fixed in the event of currency fluctuations
  • Only British ski tour operator heading to North Tohoku in Japan this winter
  • New adventures including ski touring in Iceland and skiing volcanoes in Oregon
  • Brand new Freshtracks run chalet in Chamonix for the season
  • Half term family holiday to Voss, Norway for £999 per person
  • Increased number of Peak Experience holidays for over 55's

 "We're delighted to launch the 16/17 season holidays with the biggest and most varied Freshtracks programme ever, with almost 200 holidays to choose from," said the General Manager of Ski Club Freshtracks, Jonny Cassidy.

"Last season we introduced several new destinations and they proved really popular, so this year we've added even more."

"We're offering new holidays to Norway, including trips to Voss and Lillehammer, ski touring in Iceland, new powder-filled holidays to North Tohoku and a holiday to Hakuba and Nozawa Onsen in Japan," Jonny added.

"In North America we've added in some truly epic adventures to Oregon and Colorado."

"We've also seen a rise in the number of people wanting to improve their off-piste technique and venture off the beaten track so we've expanded our 'learning to ski off-piste' courses in France, Italy and Switzerland."

Check out this video looking at one of Freshtracks' popular off-piste courses.

 

Here are some highlights of the 2016/17 Freshtracks winter programme:

Chamonix Safari, Chamonix, France - NEW for 2016/17

Sat. 25 March - Sat. 1 April: £1,094 pp

Staying in our new Chamonix chalet, this holiday is for experienced off-piste skiers that are looking for an all-encompassing week, including avalanche awareness and an introduction to ski touring, as well as a night in a mountain hut. (Max. 1-2 hour climbs).

Holiday price includes: 7 nights chalet board accommodation, 1 night in mountain hut, twin share, 5 days with mountain guide / instructors. Transceiver hire and private minibus service.

Sights in Chamonix, FranceChamonix Mountain View

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Icelandic Adventure Tour, Dalvik, Iceland - NEW for 2016/17

Sat. 11 March - Sun. 19 March: £1,750 pp

Iceland is becoming a mecca for backcountry skiing.

Stay in the Brimnes Cabins in Ólafsfjörður near the village hub of Dalvik and head out each day to explore the Troll Peninsula and the amazing skiing northern Iceland has to offer.

Holiday price includes: 8 nights full board in Brimnes Cabins, double rooms or one room of 5 sharing, private transfers, 7 days guided ski touring.

Icleand skiingFreshtracks in Iceland

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Families Norwegian Half Term, Voss, Norway - NEW for 16/17

Sat. 11 Feb - Sat. 18 Feb: £999 pp

Located in idyllic fjords in family friendly Norway, Voss is one of the country's larger ski resorts.

With breathtaking surroundings, uncrowded slopes and plenty of powder, the quiet resort of Voss has it all.

Explore the varied terrain that Norway has to offer accompanied by Ski Club leaders.

With a children's pool as well as a sauna and jacuzzi, there is something for everyone post skiing at the charming Hotel Fleischers.

Holiday price includes: 6 days skiing with a Ski Club leader, return flights from Heathrow, half board & twin share at Hotel Fleischers, coach transfers.

Voss, NorwayFamilies Norwegian Half Term

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oregon Volcano Adventure, Oregon, USA - NEW for 16/17

Sat. 11 March - Wed. 22 March: £1,999 pp

Oregon boasts an impressive snow record and is an amazing area to explore and ski.

Starting with a two-day warm up at Mount Hood Meadows, you'll cover some testing terrain before heading to Mount Bailey for two days of Cat skiing that operates on 6,000 acres.

Move on to spend two days skiing at nearby Mount Bachelor, with a base in the laid-back town of Bend, and three more days with Oregon guides who will take you into the backcountry, using snowmobiles and skinning to gain height. 

Holiday price includes: 12 nights B&B accommodation in Government Camp, Diamond Lake and Bend, twin share, 2 days Cat skiing, 3 days backcountry skiing with mountain guides, private minibus transfer, 5 days with a Ski Club leader.

An Oregon volcano, USAOregon Volcano Adventure

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Japan Powder Adventure, Hakuba/Nozawa Onsen | Japan - NEW for 16/17

Sat. 4 Feb - Fri. 17 Feb: £2,399 pp

Spend seven nights in the resort of Hakuba, home to 10 ski resorts and a variety of terrain including steep tree skiing and open faces with peaks of 3,000 metres.

Transfer to the charming resort of Nozawa Onsen and a stay in a traditional Japanese-style hotel.

Spending half the time with Ski Club leaders and the rest with mountain guides, you'll explore the resorts and get off the beaten track.

This holiday finishes with a night in Tokyo.

Holiday price includes: B&B 4* and 3* hotels, twin share, private mini bus and Bullet Train, 5 days with mountain guides.

Powder in JapanJapan Powder Adventure

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lillehammer Long Weekend, Lillehammer, Norway - NEW for 16/17

Thu. 30 March - Mon. 3 Apr: £699 pp

A combination of great skiing, exciting challenges, delicious food and the nearby city of Lillehammer is probably what makes Hafjell one of Scandinavia's most popular skiing resorts.

This said, you rarely feel crowded on the slopes here.

Hafjell has a good variety of pistes ranging from easy blues to testing Olympic runs.

Holiday price includes: 4 night full board, 3* hotel, twin share, coach transfer, return flights from Heathrow, skiing with a Ski Club leader.

The Ski Club of Great BritainLillehammer Long Weekend

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To view the brochure click here.

 To book online click here or call 020 8410 2022

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