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We’re back! Come and join us at Infinite Ski this coming Wednesday as we restart our regular Meetup.
For those of you who haven’t been: Infinite Ski is a great facility for people who wish to improve their skiing whilst off the mountain in the most time and cost efficient way! It uses Maxxtracks technology- a kind of skiing treadmill. It is great for beginners and experts as it trains the real movements and muscles needed for skiing / boarding.
For more information check out the Infinite Ski website: http://www.infiniteski.com
The format of the session will be to have some light food and drinks followed by up to 3 sessions of 10 mins on the slope. Believe me when I say that 10 mins on this machine is intense if you are not used to it!
The price for first timers is 50dhs. For everyone else we have special club rates for the open sessions of 99dhs and discounts on packages of 5, 10 and 20 sessions.
You should bring active clothes as you would for the gym. Shorts / leggings and tee shirt is fine. Also long socks. Boots and skis / boards are provided. If you have your own boots you can bring them but don’t bring your own skis / boards.
For those of you itching to do some proper skiing or boarding and cannot wait until 2022 this is the trip for you! You can maximise the benefit of the UAE National Day holidays, escape the desert and get 8 nights and 7 days' of skiing in the Alps.
We will be taking a trip to Cervinia in the Aosta Valley of Italy and skiing in both Italy and Switzerland! The ski area envelopes one of the most iconic mountains in the alps - the mighty Matterhorn - or as it is known in Italy, Monte Cervino. If you have never heard of this mountain I bet you have seen it..... on that last Toblerone you ate! It is the mountain in the picture and has a distinctive shark-tooth shape, especially when viewed from the Swiss side.
So why are we going here I hear you ask? Well good question.... The first week of December is early for the Alpine ski season so one of the big uncertainties is "Will there be any snow?" Cervinia (https://tinyurl.com/y7t6xoux) is one of the highest and most snow-sure resorts in the Alps and can be skied even in the summer on the glacier. For the last 2 years there has been plenty of snow on both the Italian and Swiss side early in December.
Italy is also a paradise for intermediate skiers as the Italians are fanatical about their grooming (I'm talking about the snow but they do also tend to be pretty well presented). For those of you with more experience of skiing in France or Switzerland you will also be amazed by the very reasonable prices of good-quality food and beverages available on the mountain.
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We will be staying in a charming, family-run Hotel Furggen (https://tinyurl.com/y7mu42yu) that is adjacent to the piste and is ski-in / ski-out. The hotel also offer a free on-demand shuttle service in to town or it's a 15 minute walk.
Rooms are twin / doubles. If you are travelling alone and don't want to pay the single supplement I will arrange an appropriate room pairing with someone of similar gender.
Fri 26th Nov
- Meet at Dubai Airport 06:00
- Depart DXB 09:05
- Arrive Milan Malpensa 13:10
- Minibus (2.5 hrs) to Cervinia
- Arrive Cervinia by 5pm - check in to hotel
- Visit ski shops if required
- Dinner in Cervinia
Sat 27th - Fri 3rd Inclusive
- Mornings - Breakfast in Hotel
- Ski until around 4pm
- Lunches - on mountain or back in town
- Evenings - Dinner and relax in Cervinia
Sat 4th Dec
- Early Breakfast and checkout
- Depart Hotel by Minibus for Milan Malpensa around 8:00 am
- Depart Malpensa 13:40
- Arrive DXB 22:45
We can help arrange lessons with a local ski school or more advanced skiers may want to sign up to the Warren Smith Ski Academy Course (http://www.warrensmith-skiacademy.com/).
Based on 2 Sharing:
8645 AED if payment received on or before 26th September
9100 AED if payment received after 26th September
If you prefer to have your own room then a single supplement of 900 AED is payable.
- Return Flight from Dubai to Milan with Emirates including 30kg checked baggage
- Return Minibus from Milan to Cervinia (190km each way)
- 8 nights Bed & Breakfast
- 7 days International Ski Pass valid for both Italy and Switzerland
- Lunches & dinners
- Equipment hire
- Ski lessons
- COVID Tests if needed
Please provide email address and WhatsApp number when RSVPing to this event so we can contact you about booking. No booking is confirmed until payment is received.
VISAS: Shengen rules apply
TRAVEL INSURANCE: is HIGHLY recommended. Make sure it covers your residency status and winter sports.
Hope to see you there!