PRICE CHANGES AND COURSE CHANGES
AND AN EVEN BETTER EXPERIENCE.
You might have noticed that our prices have increased a little this season.
This is the first price increase for a number of years but there are a couple of key reasons.
Crucially the price increases make sure that when you book with Peak Leaders, you still get the best course in town – we’d rather increase our prices because we would never cut corners on quality.
1 MORE BASI TRAINERS THAN EVER
This means that you are getting coached by the very best – and these are coaches who know the exam criteria inside out because they actually run these exams as well.
Naturally we could save some wage costs by recruiting less qualified coaches – but we want to keep the quality of Peak Leaders coaching as high as possible.
2 KEEPING YOUR ACCOMMODATION RIGHT BY THE LIFTS
Unlike some courses, we have always wanted our trainees to be in the heart of resort – next to the lifts, the pistes and all the bars and restaurants.
(We have never believed that walking for 20 minutes in ski boots is fair or much fun…)
So we have targeted accommodation that is more expensive, but keeps our trainees right in the centre of resort to make sure the courses are as convenient, low-hassle and as easy as possible.
3 SMALLER GROUP SIZES
From this winter, groups sizes will reduce from a maximum of 10 trainees down to a maximum of 8.
This ensures even greater one-on-one feedback for trainees and makes certain you get the maximum support to help you improve.
It’s a change you will also see in the exams because, like us, BASI are keeping their focus on quality and reducing group sizes.
This increases the coaching costs but we firmly believe the benefits for trainees will be immense and are worth it.
4 THE POUND FALLING AGAINST THE SWISS FRANC
The British Pound has been dropping significantly against the Swiss franc for a while, and we are now seeing record lows.
At Peak Leaders we have always priced our courses in GBP, so when the Pound falls – but most of our costs are in Swiss Francs – running courses stops making financial sense.
As we type the Swiss Franc is at 1.16 against the Pound.
When we last set our prices GBP-CHF was at around 1.30 which is a drop of over 10% in value.
SO WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?
There are a lot of factors behind the changes, but courses in Verbier have only increased by £300 for a ten-week catered course.
That’s an increase of just over 3%.
In fact, it works out at just £30 per week.
And we still think that our courses are great value – bringing you the best coaches, the most central accommodation and the best possible experience in a resort that’s world famous for it’s amazing skiing and for it’s nightlife.
We’d love to tell you more about what’s changed and what your experience would be like on a course.
So if you want to talk just click below and we can arrange a call.