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Off Piste Ski Holidays

  • Certified Instructors
  • Video Feedback
  • 3 Hours Per Morning
  • 18 Hours Instruction Per Week
  • Avalanche Gear Provided
  • Full Day Adventure on Friday
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Off Piste Week

What better way to improve your performance and technique than with a full week of off piste skiing and snowboarding. Our off piste week is perfect for those looking to really get out into the wilderness and also for those who just want to dip their toe in and improve their technique.

Dates & Availability

Meet other off piste skiers and snowboarders on a social ski holiday

If you're a first-time skier travelling alone or in a small group, you have come to the right place. Welcome to The Ski Gathering — social ski holidays for skiers and snowboarders of all abilities. Meet like-minded and sociable people on a ski holiday that's equally suited to day-one beginners and seasoned veterans alike.

Perfect for experienced skiers, travelling solo or in pairs

We have decades of combined experience providing first-rate ski holidays. So we understand that a first solo ski trip can seem a little daunting, especially if you're travelling alone as a solo skier. Well, we're here to help. At The Ski Gathering, you won't be on your own — you'll be sharing with other guests who are in the same boat as you.

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Meet other capable and competent skiers on our Off Piste Weeks

Everyone is welcome, but these weeks are a great opportunity for skiers and boarders looking for a new challenge to really take it to the next level on the mountain.

Whats included on our Off Piste Ski Holiday

Off Piste Course

We have partnered with an amazing local ski school to bring you a comprehensive course designed to bring your snow skills to the next level. This "introduction to off piste" week is designed to really elevate a competent skier and help them gain more control off piste. The course includes a full 18 hours of instruction throughout the week.

Why Join?

Finding yourself at a plateau in your skiing progression? Adverse snow conditions a challenge? Our off piste week is the gateway to the whole new world of skiing. Allowing you to ski faster and more accurately on piste and with more control and competence off piste this week will redefine how you view the mountain.

How It Works

There is a clear focus on teaching you to deal with a wide variety of snow conditions confidently. This is all done under the watchful eye of fully qualified experienced instructors. This course zeros in on the tactics and techniques required to successfully navigate powder, steeps, bumps and also a bit of freestyle.

Course Structure

Most days will comprise of 3 hours of skiing in the morning with the instructors. This will also include video feedback. These are normally done from Sunday to Thursday. On the Friday of the week the instructors will lead the group on a full day of off piste adventure. There will be a day off on Wednesday. The afternoons are free to do as you please.

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18 Hours of Instruction With A Full Adventure Day

Can I Join?

Who Is This For?

This course is designed for solid confident capable on piste skiers. It is important that you have the ability and fitness levels required to participate in this course. These requirements will be enforced by the instructors and anyone who does not meet their criteria will not be allowed to participate. A reasonable level of fitness is required but this will be built on during the week.

Minimum Requirements

You are required to be either a level 6 or level 7 skier to join the off piste week. This means you should be a competent all piste (Blue / Red / Black) skier. You should have advanced skills in parallel turning and be comfortable on reds and blacks. You should have skied at least 8 times or more. You should be able to handle small moguls and a light amount of off piste. You should aim to start feeling pretty fit.

Minimum Requirements

  • Be relatively fit
  • Comfortable on black pistes
  • Parallel on all red runs
  • Minimum level 6 / level 7
  • At least 8 weeks skiing experience
  • Requirements strictly enforced
  • Off Piste Weeks 2018-2019

    See What's Included

    Singles Ski Holidays December 2018

    Arrival Date Nights Chalet Single Room Budget Single Twin Room Budget Twin Triple Room Budget Triple Quad Room Price
    Sat 15 Dec 2018
    Me+Ski Week
    7 Chalet Belmont
    Meribel
    €795 n/a 2 x €595 n/a 3 x €530 n/a n/a From: €530
    Sat 22 Dec 2018 7 The Alpine Loft
    Les Gets
    n/a n/a £690 £590 £590 n/a £490 From: £490
    Sat 22 Dec 2018 7 Ardoisiers
    Morzine
    n/a n/a £690 n/a £630 n/a £580 From: £580
    Sun 23 Dec 2018 7 Chez Claude
    Morzine
    n/a £600 £620 n/a £575 n/a n/a From: £575
    Sun 30 Dec 2018 7 Chez Claude
    Morzine
    n/a £650 £695 n/a £625 n/a n/a From: £625

    Singles Ski Holidays January 2019

    Arrival Date Nights Chalet Single Room Budget Single Twin Room Budget Twin Triple Room Budget Triple Quad Room Price
    Sat 05 Jan 2019
    Beginners Week
    7 Chery Des Meuniers
    Morzine
    n/a n/a £560 n/a £520 n/a n/a From: £520
    Sat 05 Jan 2019 7 Chalet St Joseph
    Meribel
    £750 n/a £525 n/a n/a £375 n/a From: £375
    Sat 12 Jan 2019
    Beginners Week
    7 Chalet Garibaldi
    Bansko
    £470 n/a £360 £300 £260 n/a n/a From: £260
    Sun 13 Jan 2019 7 The Alpine Loft
    Les Gets
    n/a n/a £690 £590 £590 n/a £490 From: £490
    Sun 13 Jan 2019 7 Chalet Hotel Du Bois
    Chamonix Les Houches
    £1080 n/a £780 n/a n/a n/a n/a From: £780
    Sat 19 Jan 2019 5 Chery Des Meuniers
    Morzine
    n/a n/a £450 n/a £420 n/a n/a From: £420
    Sun 27 Jan 2019 7 Chez Claude
    Morzine
    n/a £570 £595 n/a £545 n/a n/a From: £545

    Singles Ski Holidays February 2019

    Arrival Date Nights Chalet Single Room Budget Single Twin Room Budget Twin Triple Room Budget Triple Quad Room Price
    Sat 02 Feb 2019
    Off Piste Week
    7 Chalet St Joseph
    Meribel
    £1050 n/a £825 n/a n/a £525 n/a From: £525
    Sat 02 Feb 2019
    Intermediates Week
    7 Ardoisiers
    Morzine
    n/a n/a £690 n/a £630 n/a £580 From: £580
    Sat 02 Feb 2019 7 Chery Des Meuniers
    Morzine
    n/a n/a £665 n/a £620 n/a n/a From: £620
    Sat 09 Feb 2019 5 Ardoisiers
    Morzine
    n/a n/a £575 n/a £535 n/a £495 From: £495
    Sat 09 Feb 2019
    Me+Ski Week
    7 Chalet Belmont
    Meribel
    €1495 n/a 2 x €1120 n/a 3 x €995 n/a n/a From: €995
    Sat 23 Feb 2019 7 Ardoisiers
    Morzine
    n/a n/a £690 n/a £630 n/a £580 From: £580
    Thur 28 Feb 2019 3 The Alpine Loft
    Les Gets
    n/a n/a £490 £390 £390 n/a £340 From: £340

    Singles Ski Holidays March 2019

    Arrival Date Nights Chalet Single Room Budget Single Twin Room Budget Twin Triple Room Budget Triple Quad Room Price
    Sat 02 Mar 2019
    Beginners Week
    7 Chalet Garibaldi
    Bansko
    £525 n/a £380 £325 £280 n/a n/a From: £280
    Sat 09 Mar 2019
    Over 40's Week
    7 Chery Des Meuniers
    Morzine
    n/a n/a £650 n/a £600 n/a n/a From: £600
    Sat 09 Mar 2019
    Me+Ski Week
    7 Chalet Belmont
    Meribel
    €1295 n/a 2 x €970 n/a 3 x €860 n/a n/a From: €860
    Sun 10 Mar 2019 7 Chez Claude
    Morzine
    n/a £600 £620 n/a £575 n/a n/a From: £575
    Sat 16 Mar 2019 7 Ardoisiers
    Morzine
    n/a n/a £650 n/a £600 n/a £550 From: £550
    Sun 17 Mar 2019 7 The Alpine Loft
    Les Gets
    n/a n/a £690 £590 £590 n/a £490 From: £490
    Sat 23 Mar 2019 7 Chalet St Joseph
    Meribel
    £750 n/a £525 n/a n/a £375 n/a From: £375
    Sat 23 Mar 2019 4 Chalet Hotel Du Bois
    Chamonix Les Houches
    £720 n/a £550 n/a n/a n/a n/a From: £550
    Sun 24 Mar 2019 7 Chez Claude
    Morzine
    n/a £570 £595 n/a £545 n/a n/a From: £545
    Sat 30 Mar 2019 7 Chalet St Joseph
    Meribel
    £750 n/a £525 n/a n/a £375 n/a From: £375
    Sat 30 Mar 2019 4 Chery Des Meuniers
    Morzine
    n/a n/a £390 n/a £350 n/a n/a From: £350

    Singles Ski Holidays April 2019

    Arrival Date Nights Chalet Single Room Budget Single Twin Room Budget Twin Triple Room Budget Triple Quad Room Price
    Wed 03 Apr 2019 4 Chery Des Meuniers
    Morzine
    n/a n/a £390 n/a £350 n/a n/a From: £350

    What's Included or not Included?

    The prices shown are per person, except where it is explicitly stated otherwise. They include chalet accommodation with breakfast, afternoon tea and evening meals (except one staff night off). This price also includes the cost of the off piste course. Some chalets offer inclusive wine and beer - see your chalet page for details. Flights are not included and all other extras such as ski passes and ski hire can be arranged through us at an additional cost. Book your flights and let us take care of the rest!

    Chalet Package
    Included in the price

    Our basic prices cover bed & breakfast, plus afternoon tea and evening meals every day except the staff day off. Drinks packages vary between chalets.

    Off Piste Course
    Included in the price

    Included. On off piste weeks the cost of the off piste course is included in the price. This includes the cost of instructors and avalanche packs.

    Flights
    Not included

    Not included in the price. Choose the flights that suit you best and let us know your flight details so we can organise some airport transfers for you.

    Airport Transfers
    Not included. Available as an Add-on

    Not included in the price unless otherwise stated for specific locations. We know all the best local suppliers, though, so please do just let us know if you would like us to arrange your transfers for you.

    Ski / Snowboard Hire
    Not included. Available as an Add-on

    Not included in the price, unless stated otherwise for certain specific packages. Let us know your requirements and we will find the best possible price for your ski hire.

    Lift Pass
    Not included. Available as an Add-on

    Not included in the price, unless stated otherwise for certain specific packages. Let us know your requirements and we will find the best possible price for your liftpass.

    See prices for all chalets

    The Social World of The Ski Gathering

    #theskigathering

    Some very nice guests have been posting up their favourite photos of The Ski Gathering Trips. Enjoy!

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    Company when you want it, freedom when you don't...

    Who are our Off Piste Weeks for?

    Capable Skiers

    Advanced Skiers

    First-time Solos

    Mixed-ability 2s & 3s

    Adults Only

    Friendly, sociable people :)

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    Got questions? We're happy to help...

    Just Ask

    Handy Packing List

    Don't forget your lip balm...

    Getting Organised

    • Passport (check expiry)
    • Ski Insurance and EHIC
    • Tickets & Boarding Passes
    • Currency (Euros)
    • Sunblock and Lip Balm
    • Swim-wear (some chalets have hot tubs & saunas)
    • Phone Chargers & Travel Adaptors
    • Any Medication (e.g. travel sickness)

    For the Mountain

    • Ski Jacket
    • Salopettes (ski trousers)
    • Ski Goggles
    • Waterproof Ski Gloves
    • Thermals & Mid-Layers
    • Balaclava and Woolly Hat
    • Thick Ski Socks
    • Ski Helmet (can be hired)

    How can we help?

    info@theskigathering.com +44 (0)1654 634 123

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    A typical day with The Ski Gathering

    Morning

    As with any shared chalet, all guests enjoy breakfast around the same time. Your ski hire and lift pass have been delivered to the chalet so, whenever you're ready, just head for the slopes. World-class skiing awaits...

    On the Slopes

    The choice is yours: ski with the group or do your own thing. Some like to form small groups of similar experience levels or interests; others like to strike out on an adventure of their own. It's completely up to you.

    Evening & Dinner

    Join the others for aprés ski in the resort centre, or head back to the chalet to get the first slice of the afternoon cake. We'll all have dinner together (six nights). Grab a drink with the rest of the gang, or hit the hay ready for a big day tomorrow.

    An off piste snowboarder in Meribel
    Off Piste SKier in Meribel

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Is this a dating holiday?

    No. The Ski Gathering does not offer "dating ski holidays" or "ski holidays for singles", as such. Instead, we tend to think of our ski trips as shared chalet holidays for individual skiers and sociable solo travellers.

    Who will be there?

    You will be sharing the chalet with other independent travellers just like you. Some will be beginners, others more experienced. There may also be some groups of two or three skiers who are of mixed abilities and so would like the chance to ski separately but with other people.

    Do I have to 'join in'?

    No. There are no formal or pre-arranged group activities. Nobody telling you how to have fun. It's totally casual. Meet other friendly people and do whatever makes a holiday awesome for you. If you'd like to do your own thing, we can arrange private one-to-one ski lessons for you, just let us know.

    Which resorts can I choose from?

    We currently offer ski holidays in Meribel, Morzine and Les Gets. All three of these resorts are beginner-friendly and have top-class ski schools for group or private lessons. Read more...

    Is there a single supplement?

    No. Single skiers and snowboarders share a room so there is no single supplement to pay. A simple solution to an age-old problem. Read more...

    Will I be sharing a bedroom?

    In most cases, yes. That's how all of our guests can avoid the single supplement. There are some single bedrooms in Morzine chalets Thalassa and Chez Claude. Otherwise, you can opt to share a twin, triple, quad or five-bed room, depending on the chalet and its availability. See all chalets...

    Are transfers included?

    No. Airport transfers are not included in our chalet prices, though we are very happy to arrange your transfers for you.

    A single room in one of our chalets A single room in one of our chalets

    No Single Supplement!

    But what is a single room supplement, anyway?

    The single-occupancy supplement is generally the biggest headache for individual skiers travelling alone. Usually, solos have to pay a premium for the empty bed, making ski holidays unaffordable for most singles and solo skiers. With The Ski Gathering, you'll be sharing a room so there is no single supplement. Sharing a triple or quad room, you pay slightly less than those sharing a twin.

    Any Questions?

    Where you'll be staying

    We work with some of the very best chalet companies in The Alps to deliver the best service, the best accommodation, and the best value possible. Whether you choose to visit Meribel, Morzine or Les Gets, you should expect premium service and expert knowledge from all our staff in resort.

    Morzine, Portes du Soleil
    Our solo ski holidays in Chalet Chery des Meuniers, Morzine.

    Chery des Meuniers

    Fifty metres from the bus stop, Chery des Meuniers combines a terrific location with unbeatable value. Facilities include an honesty bar, free wifi throughout, flatscreen TV, iPod dock and a secondary living area often used as a quiet den. Read more...

    • Up to 12 Guests
    • 50m to Bus Stop
    • Amazing Value
    See Chalet Details
    Morzine, Portes du Soleil
    Chalet Ardoisiers in Morzine.

    Chalet Ardoisiers

    With a hot tub, sauna and a spacious detached lounge this chalet provides the perfect sociable space for a solo ski holiday. Space to mix when you want to socialise; space to escape when you're ready for some down time. Read more...

    • Up to 14 Guests
    • Sauna & Hot Tub
    • Great Social Areas
    See Chalet Details
    Morzine, Portes du Soleil
    A singles ski holiday twin room in Chez Claude

    Chez Claude

    A welcoming chalet with indoor sauna and a log fire. A secondary living area upstairs provides space to spread out, call home, or take a moment's down time for yourself. Just 50m to nearest shuttle bus stop, you'll be on the slopes in minutes. Read more...

    • Up to 10 Guests
    • 50m to Bus Stop
    • Indoor Sauna
    See Chalet Details
    Meribel Les Allues, Three Valleys
    A singles ski holiday Chalet exterior in Chalet St Joseph Meribel

    Chalet St Joseph

    This chalet ticks all the boxes for an amazing solo ski holiday. From the hot tub and sauna to relax after a day skiing or snowboarding or the boot warmer to dry your boots and make them toasty warm to the large living area with loads of comfortable seating; you won't be disappointed. Read more...

    • Up to 14 Guests
    • Free Shuttle Bus
    • Hot Tub & Sauna
    See Chalet Details
    Les Gets, Portes du Soleil
    The Alpine Loft luxury chalet in Les Gets.

    The Alpine Loft

    We are proud to present our newly renovated loft chalet for 2018-2019. Expect the very best. Delicious Evening Meals. All-inclusive drinks throughout your stay. Village-centre location, just 300m from the ski lifts, plus the resort shops and bars. Read more...

    • Village Centre
    • 300m to Ski Lifts
    • Inclusive Drinks
    See Chalet Details
    Meribel, Three Valleys
    Chalet Belmont in Meribel

    Chalet Belmont

    This luxury chalet offers our "Me+Ski" package. This is less of a meet-up social trip than our usual solo holidays. You will be sharing a chalet with regular groups and couples. You can take room for yourself and there's no single supplement. Or bring 1-2 friends along to bunk-up with. Read more...

    • Me+Ski Package
    • 1-3 booking together
    • Luxury Chalet
    See Chalet Details
    Bansko, Bulgaria
    Chalet Garibaldi in Bansko

    Chalet Garibaldi

    A spacious, traditional chalet in the resort-centre 'old town' of Bansko. Sleeping 15 guests in eight ensuite bedrooms, and with a great location, Chalet Garibaldi is a dream for groups of solo skiers. Inclusive drinks with evening meals. Access to pool, steamroom and sauna. Read more...

    • Up to 15 Guests
    • Central Location
    • Amazing Value
    See Chalet Details
    Les Houches, Chamonix
    Chalet Hotel Du Bois in Chamonix Les Houches.

    Chalet Hotel Du Bois

    Our amazing hotel location in Chamonix Les Houches. With a restaurant, bar, swimming pool and sauna, this chalet hotel provides the perfect sociable space for a solo ski holiday. Read more...

    • Free Courtesy Bus
    • Swimming Pool
    • Great Social Areas
    See Chalet Details