Coach and Departures• The Coach lists will be emailed to everyone at least two weeks before departure – Know your coach number!• There will be Reps/committee members on each coach with lists – please make sure you are ticked off to avoid delaying departures.• It is always VERY tight on luggage so only 1 bag per person and 1 small hand luggage• No hard or massive bags and only skis/boards if paid ski carriage (£10)• DRINKING on the bus is at the drivers discretion• Be nice to them, keep the bus tidy and it should be fine (bribery is always an option!) It’s best to keep drinking subtle – in a coke bottle etc.
Outgoing journey – Friday 7th Dec• Coaches arrive at North Car park @ 5pm Friday and will load immediately. Departure @ 5:30pm with or without you - the drivers won’t wait!• 08:30pm London Chafford Hundred pick-up• 10:30pm Dover pick up at Dover Eastern Docks Travel centre.• 11:30pm Ferry to Calais.• Remember where the coach is and make sure to get back on!• 3-5pm arrive in resort• There will be regular service station toilet stops, MINIMALISE use of the coach toilet – once it’s full that’s it!!• There is a bar on the ferry and cheap booze in the Duty Free shop.• We do a supermarket stop before heading up the mountain – stock up here for the whole week as much cheaper!
On arrival/check-in – Sat 8th Dec• Reps will explain everything again on the way up the mountain: on route you will also be given an info pack including lift pass + receipt• Keys will be handed out as soon as possible after arrival in resort• Room Inventory: fill this out and hand in, will help you to get full damage deposits back• Reps will be doing room rounds from 6-8pm every night, they will tell you everything you need to know for the night/week. MAKE SURE SOMEONE IS IN ON THE 1st NIGHT.• After settling in your room, reps will direct you to ski hire shops, bring ski socks with you! You may want to take money if you want the shop insurance (10-15 Euros) – means no questions asked if break or lose equipment but check details with ski shop• Then get ready for a big first night!
• LIFT PASSES – will be handed out to each person on the bus with a receipt. KEEP THE RECEIPT SEPARATE in case you lose it.• MEDI CARD - this is your insurance card. It is a guarantee so you don’t have to pay money in case of an accident. DO NOT LOSE IT, you cant get a replacement. To validate your card immediately fill it in. Each card is individual to you, DO NOT SHARE CARDS. Didn’t book insurance? Make sure you have some!• Didn’t book insurance? Make sure you have some!• WRIST BANDS – also given out on the coach. This is your ticket to exclusive Brumski nights and to get great drinks deals and meal deals. We will get great après ski deals in the 360 bar at 4-6 everyday.• RESORT CARD – Please keep this card on you at all times as it will be required to receive certain parts of you package such as equipment hire and lessons and will be used to identify you to the reps.You can attach the cards to your free lanyard to keep them safe
Lessons• LESSONS - begin on Sunday. On the first day meet in reception 1 HOUR before your lessons start and a rep will to take you to the lessons meeting point. Ask your rep on the first room round on when and where you should meet.• Lesson times can vary depending on level of class.• From the second day onwards you need to get yourself to the lessons meeting point 15mins before your lessons begin (Ronds points des pistes).• All lesson times and all important information can be found in your holiday booklet given out when you get on the coach and in your individual holiday pack given out when near the Resort.• Beginner pack for £109 includes lessons and rentals!
Accommodation• Self Catered Apartments- rooms of 4,6 and 8, room allocation will go live in just over a week and will be open for a few days.• Save money – take advantage of supermarket shop!• £40 Deposit returnable, they are ANAL so… DO INVENTORY + CLEAN! Deposits also cover corridors, coaches all that jazz!• Ski Locker in accom saves you taking up room in your actual rooms with snow covered equipment• APRES SKI – 360 bar – There WILL be some Brumski here everyday – it is ridiculous
Night time• Don’t forget to bring your all important fancy dress (coming soon, hold on tight!) and face paint!• Do remember YOU ARE ON THE TOP OF A MOUNTAIN! It will be VERY COLD at night!sub zero temperatures + drink + very little clothes for fancy dress= potentially dangerous combinationLook after each other, walk home together, and tell a rep immediately if any problems arise.Really scary French Policemen with a NO TOLERANCE POLICY on noise or drinking on the streets.- Keep room doors closed- Leave rooms and make no noise after 10pm- Take no alcohol out of the residence, or between bars
Tuesday: Evolution of Man Fancy Dress Continued…1st Years – Monkeys2nd Years – Cavemen3rd Years – Chavs4th Years - RobotsThursday: Nativity Wednesday: Hippie/Tie Dye
Last Day – Saturday 15th Dec• Begin sorting room on Thursday to ensure maximum skiing time on Friday• 4-5pm Return all hire equipment and pack.• 5-6pm Clean room until spotless to ensure no loss of £40 deposit! Then grab some supplies for the way home.• 6-7pm - One person needs to wait in room until the room is checked (replacement keys are expensive so try not to lose them) and return Laundry (slightly folded) to reception.• 7-8pm load and board coaches.• Departures will be staggered this so departure times will vary depending on your coach number, you will be told the night before
Timings• Depart resort about 7/8pm depending on coach• We usually get approx 8am Ferry Crossing from Calais.• Arrive in Dover around 9.30am. Drop off.• Arrive at Chafford Hundred Rail Station drop off point around 12.30pm• Arrive at Birmingham – North Car Park approx 3-4pm• These are guide timings only - coaches can break down, get stopped at customs, road diversion may be in place and the weekend traffic just before Easter is likely to be bad etc etc.
Other info• Membership• Hoodies• Meal on the Mountain• Seedy Sonics
Reminders• Passport!!!!! There’s always at least 5 people!! PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE keep it on the coach (in hand luggage with you.)• Check the coach list before you go (this will be emailed to you ASAP).• You are only allowed one small bag (NO HARD SUIT CASES AND SMALL SKI/BOARD BAGS IF YOU HAVE OWN EQUIPMENT and have paid.)• People bringing equipment MUST economise the use of bag space – put clothes in ski/board bag etc.• Bring fancy dress for all the theme nights.• Bring a few Euros for the journey, a lot of banks give a better rate than Travel Agents when you use a debit (NOT credit) card to draw cash out there. Debit cards give the best rate for in-shop purchases.• It is loads more expensive to buy adapters, suncream, lipsalve etc in resort – bring it with you.