Transfers, Ski Instructors & Ski Hire
Local airport transfer operators:
Up Bus (for up to 8 passengers): https://www.up-bus.com/
Alpine Sherpa: https://alpinesherpa.com/
Mountain Rescue: https://themountainrescue.com/
Bens Bus offers transfers from Geneva, Grenoble & Lyon airports https://www.bensbus.co.uk/
Altibus offers transfers from Lyon, Chambery & Geneva airports to Bourg Saint Maurice https://www.altibus.com/en/
Private ski instructors:
Sian Mcloughlin https://www.sianski.com/
Lynn & Dougie Mill http://www.valdskiinstructors.com/
JP McCarthy https://www.ski-aim.com/
Group ski lessons:
ESF have a meeting point at les arcs 1600: https://www.ski-school-arc1600.co.uk/
For the best prices use Precision Ski https://www.precisionski-rent.com/en
Their customer service isn’t always the best, the equipment tends to be older & more used but perfectly adequate especially if you’re a beginner. If you book in advance online you get a good discount, you can also use the promo code: DMINUTE24 to get an extra 10% discount.
At their shop at the top of the funicular lift called ‘roc belle face’ in les arcs 1600, you can collect your equipment on Sunday morning and head straight out on the slopes / to your ski lessons. They also have the option to leave your kit overnight every day so you don’t have to take it up and down on the funicular.
If you want to collect your equipment when you arrive on Saturday you can also choose the shop in Bourg Saint Maurice opposite the train station, less than 5 mins from our chalet. Please be aware that this shop closes at 7pm and can be quite busy. If you plan to ski in La Rosiere rather than Les Arcs you must hire your equipment from Bourg Saint Maurice.
For better quality equipment and better customer service we would recommend Intersport, they have a shop at the top of the funicular called “Résidence Lagrange – Arrivée Funiculaire” you can collect your equipment on Sunday morning and head straight out on the slopes / to your ski lessons. They also have the option to leave your kit overnight every day so you don’t have to take it up and down on the funicular. https://www.intersport-rent.fr/en/stations-ski/tarentaise/les-arcs/les-arcs-arc-1600/lagrange
If you want to collect your equipment when you arrive on Saturday you can also choose the shop in Bourg Saint Maurice next to the funicular, less than 5 mins from our chalet. Please be aware that this shop closes at 7pm and can be quite busy. If you plan to ski in La Rosiere rather than Les Arcs you must hire your equipment from Bourg Saint Maurice. https://www.intersport-bourg.com/en/
As with ski republic above you get a good discount for booking online.
For a more high end ski hire package we recommend epeakride.com who will deliver the latest ski hire equipment directly to our chalet avoiding the hire shop queues. They’ll bring a selection of boots to make sure you get the perfect fit & are on hand throughout your holiday if you need to change any equipment. Use the discount code Sangliers to get an extra 20% off their normal hire rates.
Les Arcs lift pass:
For lift passes, the “Classic” pass covers Les Arcs which is large ski area on its own, normally a large enough area to keep people busy exploring for the week. If you tend to get around resorts quickly and like to ski a different piste every day then the “Essential” pass that covers La Plagne is a good option, it also has the added benefit of allowing you to use the shortcut queues on a handful of lifts in Les Arcs.
Passes can be booked online through https://www.lesarcs-peiseyvallandry.ski/en/ and collected from the funicular ski pass office in Bourg Saint Maurice on your first morning of ski (or the day before if you arrive early enough). There are discounts for buying several ski passes together.
La Rosiere / La Thuile lift pass:
Passes for the Franco-Italian “San Bernardo” ski area of La Rosiere and La Thuile can be ordered online at: https://www.larosiere.net/en/ and delivered to your home address or directly to us.
Mobile massage therapist:
Fancy a massage after a tough day on the slopes? Alongside our hot tub & sauna you can book yourself a massage and get the full spa experience! Massage Revolution offer a mobile service so you don’t even need to leave the chalet: https://www.facebook.com/massagerevolutionnet/
Snow-shoeing & Hiking adventures
For the non skiers & those just looking for a day off away from the slopes Montanha de Savoie offer guided snow-shoeing trips into a magical winter wonderland of silent forests & unspoilt nature! https://montanhadesavoie.com/