the element service
The Element Ski travel reputation is built on the service we provide as a genuine operator. Although the Element Ski Concept is a new one, we have been operating in mountains since 2002 focusing on Basecamp Ski and Snowboard courses in both France and Canada. Over the last 12 years operating in both France and Canada, we have built up a wealth of connections from which we have arranged countless holidays for those connected with Basecamp courses and seasons.
Booking your holiday with Element Ski Travel means booking with a genuine operator, you have most likely found out about us through recommendation and thanks the service we provide both from within the UK as well as in resort, this is how it will stay.
We know what matters!
planning your holiday
We have a team of experts in our head office in SW London ready and waiting to help you research and book your holiday. Beyond an initial phone call, you will be assigned a dedicated Element Ski Travel contact, they will be on hand to help you with everything you need from getting quotes, confirming options all the way through to the moment you meet our Element Ski Staff in resort. Even then, your UK contact will remain on hand should you require any further travel or logistical support during your stay.
It's in the detail
Our teams are experienced with looking after all the different needs of a group booking, so if it has been left to you to get everything sorted, let one of our team help you. Depending on what you would prefer, your UK contact will be able to make sure you have as much or as little booked before you arrive. Whether it be ski school, a guide for the week, lunch reservations in the mountains or dinner out on the Wednesday night, 80% of an unforgettable ski holiday is in the planning.
Getting out to resort
We are a fully bonded tour operator, meaning that as well as booking with the confidence of financial security, we are also able to book flights on your behalf. Please note that our prices do not always include flights. Your UK contact will take you though your options.
Experience has taught us that rather than ask our resort team to spend most of change over day on the road, their time is far better spent waving off last weeks guests and turning the chalet over in time for your arrival. We therefore work in close partnership with the transfer companies that we know will never let us down. Your UK Contact will arrange all your transfers for you. Once in resort we have exclusive Element Ski Travel transport ready and waiting should any plans change.
ARRIVING IN RESORTThere is nothing more exciting about resort for the start of your skiing holiday. We make sure that this feeling remains with you throughout the entirety of your stay.
our in-resort staff
We only organise ski holidays in the resorts where we have in-resort teams ready and waiting for you when you arrive. They will have everything ready and waiting for you to ensure your holiday starts the moment you arrive in resort.
LIFT PASSES AND SKI RENTAL
Depending on what you have arranged with your UK contact, your lift passes and ski hire will be ready and waiting for you upon arrival enabling you maximise your time on the slopes during your stay. All you need to do is remember to pack your ski gear at the top of your bag.
HEALTH AND BEAUTY
Non skiing guests may wish to settle into a relaxing afternoon in the spa, a perfect way to start your holiday in the mountains
Regardless of whether you choose to stay in our Exclusive Element Ski Chalet or with one of our trusted chalet partners that we have handpicked for having the same skiing values that we do, your Element Ski Travel host, is on hand to ensure you have everything you need throughout the duration of your time in resort.
Food and Drink
It’s quite simple. Skiing holidays arranged and hosted by Element Ski Travel focus on delivering consistent quality. We have a track record of delivering good home cooked meals served with good quality French wine time after time. Our chefs serve food that fills you up, served alongside wine that you’ll want to drink and most likely try and remember the name of.
BREAKFASTS: We are all about energising breakfasts to get you on the mountain at the top of your game.
AFTERNOON TEA: laid out and waiting for you as you come in from your day on the mountain. A well deserved cup of tea and slice of cake waiting for you is what a good chalet holiday is all about!
EVENING DRINKS: served on the balcony or by the fire along with a selection of canapés passed around by your host.
DINNER: hearty 3 course ‘home cooked’ meal served with a selection of good wine (unlimited up until coffee is served)
After dinner, your chef and host will leave you to either relax by the fire or they will be more than happy to show you some of the towns most happening night spots.
On the slopes
Element Ski Travel is operated and a run first of all by fanatical skiiers, our holidays reflect this. We have over 10 years putting together industry leading ski courses and as a result getting things right on the mountains is second nature to us.
Ski School and guiding
12 years running ski instructor programs means that we are closely linked with the best ski schools in resort, we also have all the best contacts when it comes to a proper days guiding in resort. We recommend that you provisional book your lessons and guiding slots prior to arrival, our preferred guides and instructors do get booked up weeks in advance.
The founders of Element SkiTravel have direct experience of having young children out in resort, we therefore have a network of all the options that they use for their own children when they are out in resort.
Getting the right reservations in the mountain can be the difference between a good day and a great day in the Alps. Both the Espace Killy and 3 Valleys are home to some fantastic restaurants. Depending on the week you choose, getting a reservation in your preferred retaurant can be difficult, we can advise you on the best restaurants and make sure that you are welcomed with open arms on arrival.