#chickswhoshred

This is our women-only snowboard camp.

Sometimes – it’s just better that there are no boys around. This week sees us hanging out with the awesome team at Mint Snowboarding. The best snowboard school in the Alps.  

Maybe you feel you have plateaued – you are confident on blue runs, you can grab a red and maybe even a black but you want more confidence to hit a few of the kickers on the side of the piste, to try the park or get yourself off the slopes and into some of that fluffy glorious off piste! 

Sessions take place each morning, except for Thursday when we’ll do the session in the afternoon. We’ll break into groups of 6 and of similar ability/confidence levels. 

This is a real laid back week where you’ll be pushed as hard as you want to be. We’ll picnic on the slopes, we’ll improve our skills, we’ll fly through the air, get some SWEET photos, we’ll smash the pow. Get a massage after a day on the slopes, then aprés like a demon. We’ll have a blast.

Come join us!

– Shared accommodation in Chalet Hubert
– 5 morning sessions & 1 afternoon session with Mint Snowboarding
– 1 x 30min massage from Mobile Mountain
– At least 1 slopeside picnic lunch depending on the weather 
– Breakfast every morning (think porridge, cereal, baguettes, jams, toast, fruit, eggs) including a hot option each day and full fry up on one morning.
– Guests are encouraged to make sandwiches from the chalet supplies and take packed lunches
– Raid the fridge policy. There are always snacks, biscuits, crisps, cakes available. In the afternoons enjoy fresh waffles.
– For 5 evenings the chalet staff will prepare a simple but wholesome & tasty 3 course dinner and there will be loads of it!
– Unlimited tea, coffee, hot chocolate, soft drinks, beer, cider & wine
– Live-in HOFNAR hosts who do everything from cooking breakfast and keeping the chalet clean to  preparing dinner and leading the all important aprés ski! 
– Benefit of staying with a small group of like minded people, in a really laid back chalet where you can raid the fridge, wander around in your pyjamas, really make yourself at home and there are no kids!  – Shared ‘semi-catered’ accommodation

  • Flights are not included – just need to get yourself to Geneva airport
  • Transfers from/to the airport. We can easily arrange this for you at a cost of £70pp return
  • Ski/board hire. We have a deal with a local shop for 20% off. There are different grades of kit you can rent but you should expect to pay about £135
  • Lift pass. Most people opt for the all-area pass which gives access to the vast Portes du Soleil region. You can also get local passes and beginner options. Get in touch for more information, or to let us know which you want – we can have them waiting for you in the chalet so you don’t have to queue!
  • Lessons. We can arrange these for you, from around £140 for a week’s worth of group lessons. We can also arrange private lessons and guides.
  • Insurance. Essential! Do make sure it has ‘winter sports’ cover and if you’re hoping for some extreme action, check it covers you for the parks and off-piste
  • Two evening meals per week. Usually we go out as a group to local restaurants on the first and last evenings. Everything is a little flexi, and we’ll find somewhere to suit everyone’s budget.

Chalet Hubert is our brand new chalet (2018/19) situated in about as central as a spot as you can get. It is just 30 seconds from the main Super Morzine lift and 2 minutes from the Pleney lift.

It has all been completely renovated and is new throughout. Brand new beds, bedding, linen. There are six en-suite twin/double bedrooms, there is underfloor heating, large fireplace and a smart TV.

It is modern, bright and yet still has the charm and the class of a mountain retreat. This chalet, although maintaining the laid-back vibe HOFNAR is famous for, is ran with a slightly higher level of service than our other chalet.

More pics coming soon, follow the progress on FaceBook…

The beautiful small town of Morzine is located in a valley in the French Alps, at the very heart of one of the largest ski resorts in the world – the Portes du Soleil. (Check out the pistes maps here)

Just 1hr and 20 minutes from Geneva it one of the easiest and quickest ski resorts to get to from the UK.

This historic mining and farming town has avoided the ugly tower blocks that blight many of the French resorts and remains a ‘real’ French town with a market on a Wednesday morning and a year-round population.

There are loads of shops and quite a few bars. It’s not exactly Ibiza but there is definitely a good aprés scene with loads of live music and new for winter 2019 the famous Folie Douce is opening up in neighbouring Avoriaz.