4 independent reviews for Alternative family winter vacation in Chamonix, France

Reviews for Alternative family winter vacation in Chamonix, France

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review 18 Feb 2018

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

Such an unusual and great blend of yoga in the morning as the sun came up and fun circus skills, provided by fun, caring people. The community feel that the team creates is very special. Nothing is too much trouble. Our kids aged 10 and 12 had a ball and enjoyed mingling with the 35+ other kids form the UK

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Do it. It's a long drive - we would consider the train next time. We didn't use our car at once we were there and the train sounds very civilised and pretty easy too.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Yes, we all travelled to other resorts by train. It provided money for the charitable organisation that runs the hostel.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

Excellent fun. Brilliant organised. Relaxed and great fun.

review 21 Feb 2016

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

We loved the location of Skiroc next to the beginners slopes and a short ride on the local train to a bigger area. Lovely people, ample and wholesome food and just a great weeks skiing.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Pack light - other than warm clothes ski equipment and our pillows, everything is taken care of. Take advantage is the free trips offered as the kids loved the ice cave and the view from Mont Blanc.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

It was all in-house and small-scale, so that money spent returned to the local community. Lots of shared resources and travel too.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

Fabulous!

review 29 Feb 2016

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

There are some many memorable times from this vacation: Skiing together as a family on gorgeous sun-soaked slopes, having so much fun at the end of week circus and disco party, meeting and sharing the vacation with so many new and fun people, and having such a warm welcome by Saskia and her staff.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Don't expect a 5 star hotel! Its a basic hotel but has everything you need. Saskia and her team are excellent at turning this place into a great vacation. Be aware that if you have a family with a range of ski abilities then be prepared for quite a bit of traveling between different ski resorts. The train makes it easy (and free) but you are restricted by train times.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Skiing is not really an environmentally friendly vacation. However, there is a strong sense of helping each other throughout the vacation.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

A fantastic vacation. The kids had a blast with all the other children and after-ski activities leaving the adults free to relax and chat in front of the fire.

review 21 Feb 2016

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

Seeing our eight year old, first time skier, getting to grips with the slopes and enjoying sliding down them!

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

- Bring slippers/indoor shoes - the floors are very cold! - Come expecting 'basic'! This isn't a hotel, so don't expect hotel luxuries and you won't be disappointed! - Bring an open mind and a willingness to get involved and get to know the group.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Definitely benefited local people (the result of us spending on their products and services).

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

We all had a super time and really hope to be back next year!

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