3 independent reviews for Alternative family winter holiday in Chamonix, France

Reviews for Alternative family winter holiday in Chamonix, France

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review 21 Feb 2016

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

We loved the location of Skiroc next to the beginners slopes and a short ride on the local train to a bigger area. Lovely people, ample and wholesome food and just a great weeks skiing.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Pack light - other than warm clothes ski equipment and our pillows, everything is taken care of. Take advantage is the free trips offered as the kids loved the ice cave and the view from Mont Blanc.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

It was all in-house and small-scale, so that money spent returned to the local community. Lots of shared resources and travel too.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

Fabulous!

review 29 Feb 2016

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

There are some many memorable times from this holiday: Skiing together as a family on gorgeous sun-soaked slopes, having so much fun at the end of week circus and disco party, meeting and sharing the holiday with so many new and fun people, and having such a warm welcome by Saskia and her staff.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Don't expect a 5 star hotel! Its a basic hotel but has everything you need. Saskia and her team are excellent at turning this place into a great holiday. Be aware that if you have a family with a range of ski abilities then be prepared for quite a bit of travelling between different ski resorts. The train makes it easy (and free) but you are restricted by train times.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Skiing is not really an environmentally friendly holiday. However, there is a strong sense of helping each other throughout the holiday.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

A fantastic holiday. The kids had a blast with all the other children and after-ski activities leaving the adults free to relax and chat in front of the fire.

review 21 Feb 2016

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

Seeing our eight year old, first time skier, getting to grips with the slopes and enjoying sliding down them!

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

- Bring slippers/indoor shoes - the floors are very cold! - Come expecting 'basic'! This isn't a hotel, so don't expect hotel luxuries and you won't be disappointed! - Bring an open mind and a willingness to get involved and get to know the group.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Definitely benefited local people (the result of us spending on their products and services).

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

We all had a super time and really hope to be back next year!

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