Yes, we will coordinate all your airport transfers on your behalf. These transfers are carried out by reputable airport transfer companies, and we offer flexibility in accommodating your arrival and departure times. Having this service arranged for you not only alleviates a significant source of stress but also results in substantial cost savings.
If travelling to Chamonix or Les Houches the majority of our guests choose to fly to Geneva to take advantage of the airport transfers included in the holiday price.
A large number of airlines operate flights into and out of Geneva in Switzerland, including many no-frills airlines. Easy jet offer frequent, inexpensive flights from airports all over the UK. These flights tend to be cheaper if booked well in advance of the holiday dates. Other popular airlines include British Airways and Swiss Air.
If travelling to Serre Chevalier its best to fly Turin Airport to take advantage of the airport transfers included in the holiday price.
A useful website to visit is www.skyscanner.net, an online search engine for flights. The cheapest flight options will be displayed based on the departure and destination airports and dates inputted.
Please contact Cold Fusion to confirm the best time of arrival and departure.
The popularity of rail travel is increasing due to benefits such as unlimited baggage allowance and free ski carriage, no long check in queues and being an environmentally friendly mode of transport.
Rail travel is possible between London and Geneva via Paris with Eurostar and TGV and can be booked through Rail Europe (http://www.raileurope.co.uk/Default.aspx?tabid=569). Ticket prices often match or better flight prices.
Guests travelling by train can still benefit from the airport transfers included in the holiday price by simply taking a short train connection (one stop) from the main train station in Geneva (Geneve CFF) to the airport. The connection is cheap and quick and there is an indoor walkway from the airport train station to the main arrivals hall where the driver will be waiting.
Guests wishing to drive to Chamonix, Les Houches or Serre Chervalier can do so as we have safe on-site parking for guests’ cars. We can also help with directions to the resort and/or chalet if required.
For more information please contact us on 0033 670 560 676 (steve) / 0033 643 751 234 (nicky) or via e-mail email@example.com
Yes, ColdFusion caters exclusively for people travelling alone and we can guarantee that you will be with other singles whichever week you choose. The people we accommodate are social people looking to enjoy a traditional chalet holiday with a ready-made group of friends to ski/snowboard with during the day and to socialise with in the evenings.
Absolutely not. Some people travel with us who are in relationships, but for whatever reason have left their partners at home. We also welcome couples, where they are social people and want to enjoy the company of like-minded people in an adult environment.
Our guests span a wide age range, from 20 to 70 years, with no age restrictions in place. Over the course of the week, the age of individuals staying in our chalet becomes inconsequential as they discover their shared interests and connections through skiing and snowboarding, transcending any age-related distinctions.
For the comfort of our older guests, we also offer dedicated "Over 50's Weeks" where they can opt to stay in a chalet with peers of a similar age. However, during our regular holiday periods, the age diversity among our guests is embraced, making each stay a unique and inclusive experience.
Typically, there is an approximate 50/50 split between male and female guests in the chalet, although we cannot provide an absolute guarantee of this ratio.
We offer double en-suite bedrooms for sole occupancy and also twin bedrooms for two people to share. We allocate room-share based on gender and age-range.
No, if you opt for a shared bedroom, Cold Fusion will pair you with another guest for sharing. In cases where the chalet isn't fully occupied, there won't be any single supplement fee.
Yes, we welcome people of all abilities, including complete beginners. Our team understands how daunting it can be to put on a pair of skis/snowboard for the very first time and will be on hand to help you every step of the way. We can organise lessons (both group and private), equipment hire and lift pass for you to make your first day as stress-free as possible – after all you will have a lot to concentrate on! After your lessons, we can show you the best places to practice your new-found skills with people who are of the same level as you.
Most probably not.... We have seen a growth in the popularity of snowboarding over the past few years and tend to have a 50/50 split of skiers and snowboarders in the chalet. Our chalet hosts and guides both ski and snowboard and so you will always have somebody to snowboard with.
If you prefer to be on a week guaranteed to be with other snowboarders you maybe interested in our Snowboard only weeks, click here for more details – Snowboard Only Week
Yes, we ask that you book your own flights to and from Geneva Airport in Switzerland for Chamonix and Turin in Italy for Serre Chevalier & Cervinia ski resorts.
Budget airlines such as Easy Jet offer cheap and frequent flights out of the UK throughout the winter season. We are very flexible on the time you choose to arrive and depart. We arrange your airport transfers around your flight times, giving you flexibility to shop around and find flight times which suit you. Simply send us your flight details and we guarantee there will be someone at the airport to meet you when you land and to wave goodbye when you leave.
For more details about the airport transfers and reccommened flight times click here.
To ensure that the arrival of our guests is easy and stress free, ColdFusion have teamed up with professional airport transfer company ‘Mountain Drop Offs’ to collect all of their guests from the airport and take them to the chalets in Chamonix, Les Houches.
The night before departure you will receive a text message giving you details of your pick up time, driver’s name, and emergency telephone number.
Upon arrival at Geneva airport, your driver will meet you at the Mountain DropsOffs desk in the arrivals hall of Geneva airport.
The driver may be meeting other people at the airport but they aim to have a maximum waiting time of only 45 minutes. The transfer time from the airport to the ski resort is only 1 hour 15mins. When arriving at the chalet you will be met by a ColdFusion Rep which will settle you into the chalet.
On the departure day the pick up time from the chalet will be 3-4 hours before your departure flight time. The precise pick up time will be given to you by the resort rep on the night before departure.
To ensure that the arrival of our guests is easy and stress free, ColdFusion have teamed up with professional airport transfer company ‘Snow Cab' to collect all of their guests from the airport and take them to the chalets in Serre Chevalier. Cold Fusion will be in touch with the excat pick up details in ther lead up to your holiday.
These transfers are done directly with Cold Fusion, the owner of the Cold Fusion Steve will be collecting our guests from Turin airport. We will be in touch by e-mail with exact pick up details and meet points closer to your holiday dates.
In the case of any flight time changes we ask you inform Cold Fusion direct on 0033 670 560 676 as soon as possible so we can make the necessary changes to your pick up.
If your flight has been delayed, when arriving at the airport on your departure day please inform both ColdFusion direct as well as the airport transfer company on the emergency number given on the text message you would have received the night before.
If you have any questions about your airport transfer please call us on 0033 670 560 676 or via firstname.lastname@example.org
Yes. You will need to purchase personal travel/holiday insurance before you depart the UK and ensure that you will be covered for winter sports for the duration of your trip.
The transfer time is approximately 1.5 hours, traffic and weather conditions permitting.
There are three ski passes available in Les Houches & Chamonix.
If you are a beginner and want to ski just the local area of Les Houches, you can purchse the chapest 'Les Houches Only Ski Pass'.
You then have the option of the standard 'Chamonix ski pass' which covers 4 out of the 5 mountains (not Les Houches) in the valley, where as the 'Mont Blanc Unlimted ski pass' covers all 5 mountains and Courmayeur in Italy and the Evasion Ski Area including St Gervais, Megeve and Les Contamines . It also covers the extra mountain in Chamonix called the Aiguille Du Midi. This is a very famous mountain as it is the highest in Europe and it is where a famous off-piste skiing route starts from called the ‘Valle Blanche’. Many people come to Chamonix to see the views from the top of this lift and so we recommend if you get the chance to go up this lift to do so. Therefore if you are coming to Chamonix for off-piste skiing, amazing views, or a good intermediate to advance skier it is well worth opting for the Mont Blanc Unlimted Ski pass.
On the other hand if you are a beginner and on a budget we recommend opting for the Les Houches ski pass.
Total Beginners: Don’t pre-book a ski pass and buy it on a day to day basis for the area where you are having your lesson.
Intermediates to Advanced: Mont Blanc Unlimted ski pass.
It is possible to do 8 days skiing within a week holiday in Chamonix.
You are able to do this as, unlike many other companies, we are flexible on your arrival and departure times when staying in the resort. This means it is possible to ski in the afternoon on the arrival day and in the morning before your departure flight as well as the 6 days in between.
When staying in Cervinia or Serre Chevalier its normally a 6 day ski week as the transfer times are more fixed.
Yes, we welcome couples in all of our chalets and a small group of friends travelling together if the people travelling are looking for a social holiday. (max 4 poeple that know eachother)
First and foremost, we exclusively provide ski holidays for adults, ensuring there are no children or teenagers in our accommodations. Perhaps of even greater significance, all our guests actively opt to spend their ski holiday with like-minded, sociable individuals who value the camaraderie and friendly atmosphere.
We offer ski holidays in Chamonix - Les Houches, Cervinia & Serre Chevalier:
Chalet Cervinia is only open for the selected dates of 25th Nov – 5th Dec 2023 for early season skiing.
Chalet Chalupa is open from 9th Dec 2023 until 23rd April 2024 in Chamonix, Ls Houches.
Chalet Zen in Serre Chevalier is open for the month of March 2024.
No, single skiers and snowboarders are paired in shared rooms, eliminating the need for a single supplement fee. Finally, solo travelers can enjoy their holiday without extra costs!
Certainly, simply inform us of your requirements, and we'll take care of all the arrangements, ensuring a hassle-free experience for you. Whether it's your lift pass, ski rental, or ski lessons, we're more than happy to assist with any aspect of your trip.
We do design a ski itinerary to maximise your ski holiday to get the oppertunity ski the whole Chamonix valley and surrounding resorts.
Guests are welcome to join each day or you are welcome to do you own thing......the choice is yours....
Here is an example of our weekly ski itinerary:
Experience the ultimate week-long ski trip in Chamonix, France, renowned for its breathtaking Alpine landscapes, challenging slopes, and vibrant après-ski scene. Your adventure begins with a warm welcome at Chalet Chalupa, where you'll settle in and prepare for an exhilarating week ahead.
Day 1: Arrival Arrive at Chalet Chalupa and get acquainted with your cozy accommodations. Rent any necessary ski or snowboarding equipment and arrange your ski pass. If you arrive early, enjoy an optional afternoon ski session in Les Houches. Gather with fellow guests and staff for a welcome chat accompanied by Champagne and canapés, followed by a delightful three-course evening meal.
Day 2: Brevent Mountain After a hearty breakfast, hit the slopes of Brevent to warm up and take in stunning views of Mont Blanc. Enjoy lunch at a picturesque mountain restaurant before indulging in après-ski drinks at La Folie Douce. Return to the chalet for afternoon tea, followed by relaxation in the hot tub and sauna. Cap off the day with another delicious dinner.
Day 3: Grands Montets Explore the slopes of Grands Montets, known for its diverse terrain. Experience après-ski in Argentiere or Chamonix before returning to the chalet for afternoon tea, relaxation, and dinner.
Day 4: Courmayeur Day Trip Embark on an optional day trip to Courmayeur, Italy, renowned for its ski terrain and exquisite cuisine. Return to Chamonix for dinner at a local restaurant.
Day 5: Les Houches Discover the local area of Les Houches, including the famous Kandahar downhill race track. Enjoy après-ski at the Kitchinn before returning to the chalet for relaxation and dinner.
Day 6: Le Tour Ski the Le Tour area with breathtaking views and excellent terrain. Indulge in lunch at a mountain restaurant and après-ski drinks at La Folie Douce before returning to the chalet for relaxation and dinner.
Day 7: Flegere Experience the sunny slopes of Flegere, followed by lunch at a mountain restaurant or fine dining at the base of the mountain. Enjoy après-ski at Le Petit Social before returning to the chalet for relaxation and dinner.
Day 8: Departure Depending on your departure time, enjoy some final skiing or opt for shopping or sightseeing. Bid farewell to your chalet mates before heading to the airport for your journey home.
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