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Morzine, Avoriaz & Les Gets, Portes du Soleil, French Alps

11th - 18th January 2020 •  21st - 28th March 2020

From £1,770 per person (includes 6 day lift pass)

Join us at Chalet Belle Chery for a week of ski development and yoga. This retreat is designed to improve ski performance whilst strengthening the connection between your body and mind.

 

Explore the 12 linked resorts of the Portes du Soleil, one of the largest ski areas in the world, and unwind in a luxury chalet. This is one ski holiday with an exciting twist and not to be missed.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 12 hrs expert ski tuition in small, same ability groups

  • Twice daily yoga practice

  • Two yoga workshops

  • Luxury accommodation in converted alpine barn

  • Video ski analysis

  • Creative vegetarian cuisine

  • Full Portes du Soleil ski pass covering all 12 linked resorts in France and Switzerland

DETAILS & HIGHLIGHTS

 

DATES 2020

  • 11th – 18th January // Portes du Soleil

  • 21st – 28th March // Portes du Soleil

Chalet check in is from 4pm at the earliest on arrival day and check out on departure day is at 10am. Airport transfers are arranged to reflect these times, please ensure you book appropriate flights to avoid waiting for a long time in airports.

ACCOMMODATION

Nestled in the snowy hillside, just 10 minutes from the nearest ski lift, this stunning converted barn radiates traditional character with all the pleasures of modern luxury living. The focal point of Chalet Belle Chery is undoubtedly the vaulted ceiling with open plan living / dining area and a crackling stove.

The panoramic glazing offers incredible views across the valley to the mountains beyond. Curl up in the cozy sofa around the fire, the perfect place to relax after a long day’s skiing. Or soak tired muscles in the Jacuzzi on the outdoor terrace. Kick back in the cinema room and get lost in an inspirational ski film. Or sink into the bath with a view of the mountains.

Find out more about Chalet Belle Chery here.

 

EAT

We have created a healthy and energizing vegetarian menu with our chefs to give you the fuel for a full day out on the mountain and on the mat. Combining fresh and colourful ingredients, our menu is creative but most importantly it tastes delicious!

 

Why vegetarian? We wanted to create a different ski chalet experience, so although we don't provide heavy indulgent dinners, you can guarantee you will feel full and satisfied. A vegetarian diet is also in line with yogic tradition and it's a great opportunity to learn about inventive ways of using vegetables to create delicious and substantial meals.  We can cater for all dietary requirements including vegan and gluten free.

SAMPLE MENU

Breakfast

Granola and porridge

Fresh bread and croissants

Apple and cinnamon chia pudding

Fresh fruit platter

Cheese platter

Eggs made to order

Yoghurts

Assorted jams and nut butters

 

WHAT'S INCLUDED

HOW MUCH

EARLY BIRD OFFER: £1,770 per person (Book before 30th September 2019 for discount)
 

PRICE PER PERSON: £1,860  (Book 1st October 2019 onwards)


Prices based on SHARED OCCUPANCY IN TWIN ROOM OR DOUBLE ROOM. Single occupancy can be arranged at a supplementary cost, please contact us for details.

A 20% deposit is required to secure your place, the full balance is due 10 weeks before the start of the retreat.

 

Luxury Chalet Accommodation


We will be staying in the luxurious Chalet Belle Chery, a beautifully converted mountain barn. Accommodation is in twin or double rooms with en-suite bathroom facilities. The chalet accommodates 14 guests however this retreat will only ever have a maximum of 10 guests. SOLO TRAVELLERS There is no supplement charged to solo travellers, however, you will be required to share a room with another person of the same sex. If you would like to request a double room for single occupancy, please contact us for further details. Due to the nature of the chalet we use, single supplements are limited and are allocated on a first come first served basis.




Breakfast or brunch, afternoon tea and dinner every day


Breakfast or brunch (depending on the day's schedule), afternoon tea and dinner are provided each day of the retreat. Snacks will be available to take with you up the slopes. All food is vegetarian and designed by our own chefs. We can cater for all dietary requirements.




6 Day Lift Pass


All guests will be issued with a 6 day full area Portes du Soleil pass worth €250, that provides access to all 12 linked resorts that stretch across France and Switzerland. There will not be an opportunity to ski on arrival day unless arranged personally.




Airport Transfers


On the day of arrival, a private minibus will leave Geneva airport to take our guests to Chalet Belle Chery at approximately 3:30pm. Please arrange your flight to arrive at the aiport before 3pm so that you can use this service. If you are unable to book a flight that allows you to arrive at the airport before 3pm, then we will place you on a shared transfer service. On the day of departure checkout time is 10am. Private minibuses will leave the chalet at approximately 6am and 10am to take our guests to Geneva Airport. Please contact us before you book your flights and we can assist you with the timings to prevent long waits for anybody at the airport. Please note that on return to Geneva airport from the chalet you will need to allow 4 hours from when you are collected from the chalet to your flight departure time. Private airport transfers can be arranged for you at a supplementary cost of £180 per journey.




Slope Shuttles


Shuttles to and from the slopes will be arranged daily. We will make a group decision based on the conditions and weather as to where to start and finish each day. If you would like to ski at times that are outwith the Yoyosno daily schedule then a taxi can be arranged for you, however this will be at your own expense.




Ski Instruction


You will receive 12 hours of ski instruction with top qualified British instructors in small groups. At the moment we only have the capacity to cater for skiers with some previous experience (please see pre requisites below). However if you are a beginner skier or unsure about your ski level and you are interested in joining us on a retreat, please contact us. We may be able to work out a solution for beginner skiers if we have enought interest. Minimum pre-requisites: – Comfortable skiing on blue runs – Can make short side slips – Have used chairlifts and button lifts before




Twice Daily Yoga Sessions


Wake up each morning with an energizing vinyasa flow and return home each evening to a relaxing yin yoga stretch out before dinner.




Two x 2hr Yoga Workshops


Twice per retreat we will wake up to a two hour long yoga workshop delving deeper into yoga and breathing technique, meditation and a little yoga theory.




Ski Video Analysis Session


During the week our instructor will take video of your ski performance for a video analysis session one evening. This is of course not compulsory if you would rather not see your skiing on a big screen! However it is a great visual way to gauge your performance and learn how to implement corrections to improve your skiing.




Yoyosno Goody Bag


On arrival you will find a personalised goody bag waiting for you.




NOT INCLUDED


SKI HIRE Upon booking we will send you a link to AMR ski rental company so that you can arrange to rent your own skis. AMR will deliver your skis to the chalet on arrival day. FLIGHTS All guests should book their own flights to Geneva airport arriving on the first Saturday of the retreat, preferably after midday. We encourage our guests to book return flights that leave before midday on the day of departure. Transfers to and from the airport will be arranged to give you plenty of time. Chalet check in is from 4pm at the earliest on arrival day and check out on departure day is at 10am. Airport transfers will be arranged to reflect these times, please ensure you book appropriate flights to avoid waiting for a long time in airports. There will be no opportunity to ski on arrival day.





 
 

RETREAT SCHEDULE

Day 1

Arrival day

  • Pick up from airport, arrive in the mountains and settle in to the chalet. 

  • Ski rental will be delivered to the chalet.

  • Enjoy your evening meal, meet your fellow guests and glide off to bed after a night time meditation.

Day 2

Ski Lesson Day

  • Rise and shine with a morning wake up flow followed by a hearty breakfast.

  • Transfer to the slopes at 9am, your ski lesson will start at either 9:30 or 13:00 for three hours. The rest of your day is yours to explore the ski area.

  • Return to the chalet around 16:00 for afternoon snack and evening yoga.

  • Enjoy a delicious vegetarian dinner then kick back in the cinema room or have a cheeky hot tub soak before bed.

Day 3

Yoga Workshop Day

  • We start our day with a cup of tea followed by a 2hr yoga workshop.

  • Roll up for a delicious brunch and then take your shuttle to the slopes around 11:30.

  • Enjoy some free ski time exploring the resort before taking the shuttle back to the chalet around 16:30.

  • Relax and enjoy the beautiful chalet with afternoon tea.

  • After dinner we will have a Yoga Nidra session before bed to send you on a dreamy sleep.

Day 4

Ski Lesson Day

  • Today takes the same format as Day 2.

  • Your ski instructor will build on the techniques you learned in the last lesson. We will explore another area of the resort together, maybe venture further afield into Switzerland.

  • We will take some video footage of your skiing today. And then later this evening we will have a look at it on the big screen to get some analysis and tips from our instructor on how to improve.

Day 5

Yoga Workshop Day

  • Today will take the same format as Day 3. 

  • Your yoga teacher will delve a little deeper into the positions you learned in the first workshop. We may also take the yoga up a gear and get a good sweat on in order to earn that delicious brunch!

  • You can then take the shuttle to the slopes. Or you might like an afternoon off to relax in the hot tub, take a stroll around Morzine or Les Gets and enjoy the shops, or read a book on the sunny balcony overlooking the mountains.

Day 6

Ski Lesson Day

  • Today takes the same format as Day 2 and 4.

  • This is the day we can take the tips from the video feedback and really put them into practice.

  • We might start exploring some more challenging terrain and give bumps or some easy off piste a try.

  • Tonight we will have a ski movie night in the cinema room complete with tasty snacks. Curl up with a blanket and be inspired!

Day 7

Ski Lesson Day

  • Today takes the same format as days 2, 4 and 6.

  • This is your last opportunity to squeeze as much info as you can out of your instructor! 

  • We will revisit some goals we made earlier in the week and hopefully we will see a change in our ski performance.

  • We set a few challenges for the final ski day or perhaps explore another part of the resort we are yet to visit.

Day 8

Departure Day

  • A light breakfast will be provided for all guests before they depart the chalet.

  • Transfers will be arranged to take you to the airport in good time to catch your flight home.

  • You will leave the mountains feeling stretched, strengthened, motivated and rejuvenated.

* All schedules and timings are subject to change.

** Ski lesson days and yoga workshop days will be scheduled according to weather forecast, however all retreats will consist of four ski lesson days and two yoga workshop days.

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