6th - 14th January - 2024
On the Niederau ski trip there are 5 half day of lessons (15 hours in total) with instructors from the local Austrian ski school. Specialist equipment such as Dynamique and Bi-Unique are also provided as and when required. On your non-skiing time you can make the most of the hotel wellness facilities and swimming pool, or take the opportunity to sample the delights of the very Austrian town of Niederau. The trip organiser will discuss everything with you.
Note: - 15 hours of lessons in the UK on their own will cost in the region of £1050.
9th - 16th March - 2024
The La Plagne ski trip is predominantly for independent skiers but there are opportunities for beginners and dependant skiers who need extra support and assistance on the ski slopes. The trip includes 6 days of social skiing over 400km of groomed piste, accessed by 75 chair lifts. The hotel has a lively bar and entertainment area for after ski relaxation. La Plagne centre is a 15 min walk away, but be warned its uphill all the wat back to the hotel. Tessier Mono and Duel skis are available if required.
How will I travel.La Plagne Flying from Gatwick, Bristol, Birmingham or Manchester some airports have a surcharge. Niederau Coach from the UK to Niederau, picking up and dropping off at pre-determined points. Crossing the channel either by the Tunnl or Ferry TBC.
What if I dont have my own equipmentLa Plagne Mono and duel skis are available for hire from Snow Buddies. Niederau Dynamique or Bi-Unique are provided with the ski lessons. If you want to bring your own equipment please ask. Dynamique Bi-Unique
How much will the trip cost meLa Plagne The prices include, flights minus any suppliments, La Plagne 6 day lift pass with carre neige insurance, coach transfer from the airport and hotel and return. It does not include ski hire or ski carriage. Skiers £1200 First time helpers £1000 Return helpers £800 Carers £800 (no lift pass included) Friend/Family member £1300 Niederau The prices include. Return travel by coach from a pickup point in the UK – TBA refreshments on the journey. Resort transfers. Half board in the 4* hotel. Neiderau 5 day lift pass (except for carers). Ski instructor as required. Equipment. A note for skiers: - If taken in the UK the ski lessons alone would cost over £1000. Skiers £1600 Carers £600 (no lift pass included) Helpers No places left Friend/Family member Please ring for a price.
What are the dates of the tripsLa Plagne Outward flights Saturday 9th of Match. Return flights Saturday 16th March. Niederau - Jan 2024 Coach leaves the UK for Austria on 6th Jan and arrives at the hotel on the 7th Jan Coach leaves Austria to return to the UK on Sat 13th Jan arriving in the UK on the 14th Jan
Are the Hotels full boardLa Plagne Yes the Hotel MMV Aime 2000 is full board with lots of choices to suit all tastes. Niederau The Hotel Sonnschein is half board, buffet breakfast, and 4 course evening meal with plenty of choices for both.
Do I need to take a PSA or CarerFor all trips. Our helpers cannot provide any form of personal care. They will help at meal time, in the ski room with equipment, transfers and give you all the support and assistance you need when out skiing. If you require a PSA or Carer at home it is more than likely that you will need your PSA or Carer in resort. If in doubt please ask.
What hotel will I be staying at.La Plagne Hotel MMV Aime 2000, ski in ski out above Plagne Centre. Niederau Hotel Sonnschein situated in the centre of Niederau
Are there places on both trips for Skiers and SnowboardersAll trips. Yes Skiers and Snowboarders are more than welcome on all of our trips but places are dependent on the availability of suitable helpers. Our policy is to support both skiers and snowboarders with disabilities whenever possible. If you want a place on one of our trips, please check with with us first before committing to time off of work etc.
Top Tips for a great trip
What to do first
For next year there are no guaranteed places , Priority will be given to those with the greatest need. Before you commit be sure that what is available satisfies your requirements.
What to do next
1. Tell us you want to be a part of next years trip.
2. Tell us what you require.
3. Make sure the trip is for you.
3. Pay your deposits (£200 per person).
Everyone who travels with Snow Buddies must hold a current membership to benefit from our liability insurance the current cost of member is £5per year, Billed as part of your booking. This applies to skiers, helpers, friends, family members and PSA’s.
The hotels used by Snow Buddies all provide accessible accommodation and facilities and are ski in ski out. A conversation about your requirements will be required before booking can be completed. If you have any questions about your particular needs, please do not hesitate to ask.
Snowboarders with disabilities are more than welcome on one of our trips but places are dependent on the availability of suitable helpers. Our policy is to support snowboarders with disabilities when possible. If you are a snowboarder wanting a place on one of our trips, please check with a member of the Snow Buddies team before committing to a trip.
Places are available for skiers with disabilities in the following catagories.
Indepentant skiers happy on blue and red runs.
Dependant skiers using a sit ski or a piloted duel ski.
Learners and improvers who require lessons.
Passports And Immigration
For all trips to Europe, your passport must must comply with EU passport regulations most of the information about European travel is on the citizens Advise website