Crystal Ski’s new social skiing service – how it works
This winter Crystal Ski Holidays, the UK’s largest ski holiday company, will once again offer customers a free social skiing service.
Previously, Crystal offered social skiing with one of their reps. However, following new legislation earlier this year, reps are no longer allowed to ski-host in the French Alps.
Now Crystal is reintroducing ski hosting, or ‘social skiing’ as they prefer to call it. They have niftily side-stepped the ban, and have now joined forces with Evolution 2 to offer ski-hosting once again, as we reported here.
The social skiing will be run by qualified ski instructors from Evolution2, to help holidaymakers get the best out of their chosen resort.
EVO2 have an excellent reputation in the French Alps. Their ski schools have been running for 25 years, known for their fun and personal approach to learning in small groups. We have skied with them on many occasions, and our Copy Editor’s children both learnt to ski exclusively at EVO2 ski schools.
Every Sunday from 10.30am-4pm, Evo2 instructors will ski with Crystal Ski customers in 11 key resorts in the French Alps: Avoriaz, Chamonix, La Clusaz, La Plagne, La Rosière, Les Arcs, Les Menuires, St Martin de Belleville, Tignes, Val d’Isère and Val Thorens.
“The main aim is to assist skiers and snowboarders to discover the ski area in a fun and safe way giving them some tips along the way if needed,” said Hervé Favre, founder of Evolution 2.
“We are delighted that we can show our expertise and guide Crystal Ski customers through our beautiful mountains.”
All those holidaymakers who choose to take up the service will meet the Evolution 2 instructors at 10am to discuss a plan of the day which will take into account the snow and weather conditions as well as the ability of the group. It will aim to include all the key routes and lunch hot spots in the resort, experience the best runs in the ski area and provide tips on how to make best use of their time as well as avoiding bottlenecks and queues.
Crystal Ski reps will also be on hand at various points during the day to assist and share their knowledge and expertise.
“With this new service we are providing a more comprehensive, flexible ski school product to our customers as well as days out on the slopes for those who don’t want instruction, but want to discover the ski area as part of a group,” said Crystal Ski overseas director Nikki Hooper.