Verbier gap course options
WHAT’S THE COURSE SCHEDULE?
The Mondzue isn’t really a chalet, but we call it that because it’s run just like a traditional chalet – with a chef, a cleaner and communal areas that make you feel at home.
It’s a large catered apartment just down the road from the lifts, but slightly closer to the centre of town and its nightlife.
The package includes dinner five nights per week, as well as breakfast provided five days per week (including a cooked option once a week).
There are a mix of twin rooms and bunk rooms in the apartment, as well as separate bathroom and shower room.
The apartment couldn’t be better placed, just down from all the main shops, bars and restaurants are, but less than a five minute walk from the main ski lifts.
There is also the option to stay in the Monzue for the whole winter. So if you want to see the season through to the spring then this is the perfect home-from-home. If that’s something that might interest you then get in touch.
THE MONT GELE
We are very excited that we are going to be working with the brilliant Mont Gele Hotel again.
The Mont Gele is perfectly located at the bottom of the Verbier pistes so you can ski straight in – it really is as close as you can get to the lifts.
It’s a working hotel but the environment is much more like a chalet with Isla and her team making everyone feel at home – and taking care of absolutely everything.
Dinner is cooked five nights per week and breakfast as well. The rooms are a mix of twin and triples, most of which have en-suite bathrooms. There is also the possibility to book single occupancy for an additional fee when there is availability – if you might be interested please just get in touch and we can see if this can be arranged.
The Hotel also offers a cosy bar and dining area as well as a comfy lounge area to socialise and relax – there’s even a sauna to help you unwind after a hard day on the slopes. There is a communal ski room and a great terrace for the odd apres ski beer – when there’s not too much snow to find the chairs…
We’ve chosen to work with the Mont Gele as the location and the approach of the team are both perfect – the hotel is situated right in the heart of Verbier and run by people who love the mountains, are passionate about skiing and know how to make everyone feel welcome.
So we think we’ve found the perfect combination.
And if you want to know more just get in touch.
If you decide that you want to arrange your own accommodation, then we have the option of choosing the training-only package.
This allows you to do all the training and take all the exams in exactly the same way as the catered option – the difference is that no accommodation and no food is included.
This is an option that’s often popular with Trainees who have friends in resort and want to stay with them, or who perhaps have specific dietary requirements and find it easier to cook for themselves.
We also have Trainees who are happier living independently – this can be popular with older trainees.
But in January you can also choose to bolt-on the self-catered option in Le Chable subject to availability. It gives you the chance to join our brilliant Peak Leaders programme but live down the Valle with other trainees for ten weeks and cater for yourself.
Get in touch for details.
If you are thinking about going training-only we can definitely help with accommodation advice (and contacts).
Having lived in resort for fifteen years we know plenty of people and agents that we trust, so we can point you in the right direction.
We can give you advice about which areas of Verbier are best – and which areas are a little too far from the lifts…
We can also make suggestions about renting in Le Chable which is in the valley below Verbier, but connected by the bubble and busses. In fact most of resort’s ski instructors seem to live in Le Chable now.
Almost all options would be for the full season, although if you get in touch early we can often help find a solution that’s just for the duration of the course.
So if you’re keen on our training-only option and want accommodation advice, just get in touch.
We realised a long time ago that too many courses ended leaving trainees scrambling for extended accommodation in the final weeks – just when they should have been concentrating on their exams.
To make it more difficult courses always end just before the expensive half term weeks.
So a number of years ago we decided to arrange extended accommodation packages. That meant if you wanted to stay in resort after the course ended we could take out the stress and the hassle.
We make the package as affordable as we can, and whilst you won’t get full catering, you will get a regular cleaner and the peace of mind that comes with the knowledge that your accommodation is sorted – so you can concentrate on getting up there and skiing.