Val d'Isère Instruction Holiday December 2016 My First Holiday With SCoM
Reporter: Andrew Wallwork
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Great holiday with great tuition from English tutors and wonderfully friendly, helpful and inspirational SCoM members.
HOTEL OVERALL (CHAMPS AVALIN) **
HOTEL FACILITIES *
Tiny cramped bar, sometimes the plumbing could only provide luke warm showers.
HOTEL STAFF *****
Amazingly helpful and happy staff.
HOTEL FOOD *****
Vegetarian option - on the first night,
The main meal had too much salt so I and a fellow veggie asked for Less salt and guess what? - the chef was only too happy to oblige.
HOTEL ROOM **
HOTEL BEDS ****
Surprisingly comfortable despite being very basic, my advice - do not to look under sheet covering the mattress!
SKIING TUITION *****
Scott’s tuition was excellent. He was totally focused on identifying and improving our skiing technique and I felt my skill level and confidence improve significantly over the week.
ON PISTE CONDITIONS *****
More people on the slopes over the weekend, but wonderfully deserted at other times meaning that you could really let the skis run - my ski tracker recorded maximum speed of 59.5 mph - and yes that was a bit Scary! Maximum distance in one day 21 miles with 5 hours and 40 minutes of skiing.
OFF PISTE ****
Variable conditions - but Scott did manage to find some lovely powdery stuff.
SCoM MEMBERS *****
Everyone was ready to share their experience and help me as a new member of the Club. Ruth and Tosh were particularly friendly - and guided us round the resort in the afternoon with great confidence.