This is a guest feature from Ski Club of Great Britain, the UK’s largest snowsports club which helps members get the most out of their snowsports experience.
From mountain safety to equipment, instructional holidays and member meet-ups, Ski Club of Great Britain are the go-to place for info and advice on all things winter-sports related. In the last post they gave us an introduction to the Ski Club; for this post we asked them to share the best Christmas discounts with us.
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In years gone by we have offered up to 400 discounts but this season we have been more selective to enable you to make bigger savings with companies which will enhance your snowsports experience.
Preparation made easy
There is a lot of planning which goes in to a snowsports holiday so we offer a variety of useful discounts on services which you might fund useful. We have partnerships with over 30 tour operators where you can find 5-15% off trips. Whether you are thinking of planning an all-inclusive adventure with Mark Warner or a great escape to Iceland, there are lots of opportunities to save money this winter. Along with tour operators you can save on holiday extras which rack up costs such as airport parking, currency exchange and travel agents.
To keep your travel smooth and low priced, we offer discounts on car hire, travel insurance and car accessories such as roof boxes for skis plus ski carriage, flights and transfers. If you opt for a non-package holiday, it will be down to you to organise all your travel to the mountains, and transporting gear and equipment can be quite challenging. With the selection of discounts available, we hope that the planning will be made more straightforward and your travel from door to piste will be relaxed and enjoyable.
Once you arrive in resort, we can help you save money every step of the way. Childcare often incurs high additional costs but we work alongside Alpine Angels to give members 10% off childcare in St Anton, Kitzbuhel and Mayrhofen. Eating out in alpine restaurants is one of the highlights of ski holidays and we have over 20 discounts in high altitude eateries plus a whole host of opportunities to save in rental and equipment shops. One of our best discounts is 50% off at SkiSet hire chain which is accessible in ten European countries plus Canada and the USA. Online, you can find great discounts on equipment with SportPursuit and some other specialist stores.
If you would like to make improvements to your technique on snow, we have a variety of discounts available from 25 ski and snowboard schools, plus savings on technique, mountain guide and off piste courses. And if you are thinking about becoming a ski or snowboard instructor, we are partnered with BASI (The British Association of Snowsports Instructors) where members can get their hands on 10% off a level 1 course. Why not gift an instructor course to a family member for Christmas? Staying safe is made easier for members as our mountain safety section offers discounts for equipment such as Snowsafe, Life Systems and Lockwoods safety products.
UK Skiing and leisure
Back on UK soil, members can keep their ski legs in shape all throughout the year with discounted access to real and artificial slopes. The Scottish resorts of Glenshee, The Lecht and Cairngorm all offer 10% discount on lift passes and over 20 artificial slopes across the country offer discounted sessions. From Suffolk to Sunderland and Cardiff to mighty mount Aldershot, there are loads of artificial slopes to hone your technique and save a few quid at the same time.
We are partnered with several other recreational clubs to help members stay active including British Cycling, Mountaineering Scotland and the Royal Yacht association where you’ll find 35-50% off memberships. To keep you in shape all year round, we also offer 10% off at Pure Gym along with physio discounts.
We hope you can find something in our huge selection to meet your needs, but if not feel free to get in touch to see how we can make your snowsports experience the best it can be.
Our in-house team of experts is available to give you advice on any area of snowsports and welcome any questions you might have. If you would like to find out more about membership and becoming part of the UK’s biggest snowsports community, give our friendly team a call on 020 8410 2000 or head to our website.
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