Ski/snowboard Weekend Trip to Cauterets,
16th-19th March 2018, 2 days skiing !
This trip is now full !
14.40 Friday afternoon check-in at Elizabeth Harbour for Condor ferry departure to St. Malo, at 15.40 to arrive in St.Malo at 18.00 We will collect our baggage then board our coach for the trip down to the South-West of France! As we depart earlier than usual, we will be stopping for a meal en route.At approximately 23.00 the coach will make a brief stop to convert the internal seating into bunk beds. It should be emphasized that these are not merely reclining seats; you actually lie flat in a lower or upper bunk.
We will arrive in Cauterets, in the heart of the Pyrenees National Park, at about 07.00 - 07.30 on Saturday morning and go straight to our hotel for breakfast. The Hotel Asterides-Sacca is situated only 300 metres from the high-speed 8-man Gondola Lift. After breakfast we will distribute the lift passes, and set off for the lift to take us up the mountain (cost of lift passes is included). Across the road from the lift station you can hire skis and snowboards (Ski and boot hire from 17 euros per day). If you have your own equipment just carry on to the lift station.
The Gondola ascends directly to the Cirque Du Lys from 1850 to 2560 metres, with its 35 Kms of runs, (that should be enough for the weekend!). At the end of the day's skiing or boarding you can leave skis and boards in lockers at the top station for a small charge. Back down in the valley there are bars,cafes and restaurants,a swimming pool, an ice rink, and famous Thermal Spa Baths! Breakfast and Dinner on both days is provided at our hotel.
We will ski all day Saturday and Sunday, then on Sunday evening we will return skis and boots etc., have an early dinner in the hotel at 6.30.p.m. and then leave Cauterets at 8 p.m.for the overnight trip back to St. Malo, arriving on Monday to catch the ferry at 08.00, getting back into Jersey at 08.20.
The cost of this trip is £390 per person ( based on 2 sharing, Single supplement is £10 p.p.) to include ferry, sleeper coach, 3* hotel accommodation in resort, breakfast and dinner on Saturday and Sunday, 2 days ski lift pass with the services of a French speaking Tour Guide. All you have to pay for is ski/snowboard hire, or you can bring your own skis or snowboard with no carriage charges! In the event of cancellation due to tempest, insufficient numbers, force majeure, etc. all monies will be refunded.
Final balances will be due by 16th February 2018.
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