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Specialist weeks

For 2016/17 we’re thrilled to introduce a variety of NEW and exciting exclusive Mark Warner specialist weeks in addition to our ski hosting available in Italy.

Innovative skiing opportunities with Mark Warner

Choose from beginner adult weeks in La Plagne to ease you into the addictive sport of skiing or guided skiing weeks in France designed for confident intermediates with your very own instructor on hand to offer casual tips. For more advanced skiers looking to explore the back-country, experience our fantastic off-piste courses with the internationally renowned ski and avalanche expert Henry Schniewind. There's something for everyone from beginner to experienced off-piste weeks in Val d'Isère and Tignes - this will certainly give you something to talk about over dinner in the evenings.

Read an interview with Henry in 'Snow Enthusiast' about Off-Piste skiing and safety here >> 

Something for everyone

We’ve carefully selected resorts to complement the courses on offer and have weeks to suit varying skiing abilities. Add another element of fun to your holiday and gather a group of friends together to combine a group holiday with a specialist week. You’ll find some great opportunities awaiting you on the mountain.

Check out this new video, to catch a glimpse into our Guided ski weeks.

 

Specialist weeks

Adult beginner skiing

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Adult beginner skiing

Let us take the hassle out of booking your first ski holiday. Our Chalet Hotel Christina in La Plagne is the destination to learn to ski with other like-minded Mark Warner guests. We’ll have you learning to stop and parallel turning in no time.

Adult beginner weeks

Chalet Hotel Christina
29 January & 12 March 2017
Adult beginner week from £370
Includes 5 days morning ski school, 6 day lift pass & equipment hire

This course should be pre-booked in the UK. Prices are in addition to the holiday price. 

Holiday prices and dates

29th January 2017 from £829 per person, based on two sharing
12th March 2017 from £929 per person, based on two sharing

Guided skiing

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Instructor-led guided skiing in France

Calling all confident blue and red run skiers. We’ve local expert ski instructors ready to guide you around the slopes in Tignes, Val d’Isère, Méribel and La Plagne. Let our instructors find the best runs while offering casual tips and relaxed instruction in some of the best ski resorts in France. 

Guided ski weeks

2 days instructor-led guided skiing from £70 (Mon & Wed or Tue & Thu)
4 days instructor-led guided skiing from £140 (Mon-Thu)
Includes 2 or 4 days morning guiding with a qualified instructor
Limited to 10 places per week

Instructor-led guided ski weeks should be pre-booked in the UK, please book early to guarantee a place. Prices are in addition to the holiday price. 

Holiday prices, chalet hotels and dates

Chalet Hotel Le Val d'Isère, Val d'Isére 8 January 2017  n/a 
Chalet Hotel Moris, Val d'Isére  8 January 2017  n/a 
Chalet Hotel L'Ecrin, Tignes 22 January 2017 £829 
Chalet Hotel Tarentaise, Méribel Mottaret  29 January 2017  £999 
Chalet Loden, Méribel  29 January 2017  n/a 
     
Chalet Hotel Tarentaise, Méribel Mottaret  26 February 2017  £1,019 
Chalet Loden, Méribel   26 February 2017  £929 
     
Chalet Hotel Christina, La Plagne  5 March 2017  £929 
Chalet Hotel L'Ecrin, Tignes 12 March 2017 £829 
Chalet Hotel Le Val d'Isère, Val d'Isére 19 March 2017  £1,009 
Chalet Hotel Moris, Val d'Isére  19 March 2017  £759 

Prices are per person, based on two sharing.

Hosted skiing

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Hosted skiing

In our Italian resort let the Mark Warner ski hosts take you on a tour around the mountain with a group of skiers and boarders of a similar ability. Our hosts know the resort intimately; they’ll find the best snow, shortest lift queues, delightful mountain restaurants with stunning views and delicious dishes.  

Chose to ski or board for a half or full day and there’s often the possibility to switch groups if you feel the need.

Ski hosting

Chalet Hotel Cristallo
All departures
Free of charge
Includes 4½ days of hosting
Children 12-16 years can join if accompanied by an adult

Example holiday price and dates

29th January 2017 from n/a per person, based on two sharing
12th March 2017 from £575 per person, based on two sharing

Please note that our hosts are advanced skiers but they are not instructors or accredited guides. We can help you book ski lessons or off-piste guiding should you require this. 

Welcome to off-piste

Off-piste skiing

We are delighted to team up with Henry Schniewind, the internationally renowned off-piste ski guide, avalanche expert and director of HAT (Henry’s Avalanche Talk) with a passion for the mountains, skiing and deep snow.

HAT provides high quality service with expert instructors in Val d’Isère and Tignes. Their rewarding and educational programmes combine first-class service, best snow enhanced by education and training to inspire you to do more backcountry skiing and have better confidence in your own ability when heading off-piste alone or with a guide.  

Great deals for solo skiers

Henry and his team will host exclusive Mark Warner off-piste weeks in our chalet hotels Le Val d'Isère and L'Ecrin. You're guaranteed a fantastic week with a great balance of adventurous off-piste skiing and mountain education in a safe, fun and easy-going environment. During these off-piste weeks we have a selection of twin rooms for sole occupancy; book early to secure one of these rooms at no supplementary charge. 

Off-piste courses

  • Intro to off-piste 
  • Going further off-piste
  • Spring off-piste

Intro to off-piste

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Introduction to off-piste

Designed for confident on-piste skiers ready to leave the safe haven of groomed runs to explore the exciting world of back-country skiing. Thought your technique isn’t good enough to off-piste ski - book this course and truly appreciate the world of off-piste skiing.

Programme

5 mornings of ski instruction including:

  • 3 mornings exploring off-piste terrain including an intro to off-piste techniques
  • 1 morning working on your on-piste technique to improve off-piste technique
  • 1 morning ‘talk and ski’ covering snow conditions
  • 2½ hours afternoon transceiver training session
  • Pre-departure video material
  • Pre-departure Q&A online with video meeting with Henry
  • 2 evening avalanche talks
  • 1 lunch & 1 evening meal with Henry
  • Access to HAT online training portal in advance
  • Certificate of off-piste excellence
  • Access to exclusive prices for beeper, backpack, shovel, probe and airbags

Course details

Introduction to off-piste from £495
4 twin rooms available with free sole occupancy
Additional twin rooms for sole occupancy at a reduced supplement of £240
This course should be pre-booked in the UK. Prices are in addition to the holiday price.

Holiday prices, chalet hotels and dates

Chalet Hotel L’Ecrin
26th February 2017 from £1,059 per person, based on two sharing 

Going further off-piste

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Going further off-piste

Tailored for competent off-piste skiers looking to explore further. Taste some randonee and learn how to make decisions in avalanche terrain. 

Programme

5 mornings of ski instruction including:  

  • 3 mornings exploring the terrain, seeking the best snow and ski touring with Henry
  • 1 morning technical session on-piste looking to improve off-piste technique and unblock problems
  • 1 morning ‘talk and ski’ covering snow conditions
  • 2½ hours afternoon transceiver training session
  • Pre-departure video material
  • Pre-departure Q&A online with video meeting with Henry
  • 2 evening avalanche talks
  • 1 lunch & 1 evening meal with Henry
  • Access to HAT online training portal in advance
  • Certificate of off-piste excellence
  • Access to exclusive prices for beeper, backpack, shovel, probe and airbags 

Course details

Going further off-piste from £495
4 twin rooms available with free sole occupancy
Additional twin rooms for sole occupancy at a reduced supplement of £240
This course should be pre-booked in the UK. Prices are in addition to the holiday price.

Holiday prices, chalet hotels and dates

Chalet Hotel Le Val d’Isère
29th January 2017 from £749 per person, based on two sharing

Chalet Hotel L’Ecrin
5th March 2017 from £1,059 per person, based on two sharing 

Spring off-piste

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Spring off-piste and Introduction into touring

There are typically more opportunities for touring at the end of the season and the idea for this week is to enjoy the spring snow and try out some ski touring at the same time . Tailored for competent off-piste skiers looking to explore further and who are happy to walk for up to two hours.

Programme

5 mornings of ski instruction including:  

  • 3 mornings exploring the terrain, seeking the best snow and ski touring with Henry
  • 1 morning technical session on-piste looking to improve off-piste technique and unblock problems
  • 1 morning ‘talk and ski’ covering snow conditions
  • 2½ hours afternoon transceiver training session
  • Pre-departure video material
  • Pre-departure Q&A online with video meeting with Henry
  • 2 evening avalanche talks
  • 1 lunch & 1 evening meal with Henry
  • Access to HAT online training portal in advance
  • Certificate of off-piste excellence
  • Access to exclusive prices for beeper, backpack, shovel, probe and airbags 

Course details

Going further off-piste from £495

Holiday prices, chalet hotels and dates

Chalet Hotel Le Val d’Isère
16th April 2017 from £829 per person, based on two sharing

 

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