Ski Club GB Looks Forward to the Season of 23/24
13th October 2023
Last modified on October 23rd, 2023
The Ski Club of Great Britain is celebrating its 120th anniversary and to mark the occasion, is launching a host of new initiatives for its members as it heads into the 2023-24 winter ski season.
Here are the new initiatives for the approaching winter season of 23/24:
- Ski Club reps to go back to France for the first time since 2015
- Membership card to double up as lift pass
- New public liability insurance provided automatically with membership
- New website to launch in October
- Ski Club attends both Snow Shows in Birmingham and London
- Autumn events include skiing with Chemmy Alcott at The Snow Centre, Hemel Hempstead
- Ski Club skills editor Warren Smith to speak with the Ski Club at the Snow Show’s
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Return for Reps in France
The Ski Club reps programme, that expanded last season to 24 resorts, is now returning to France for the first time since 2015.
This marks a huge step in the Ski Club’s strategy to offer its members in-resort services in some of the major destinations in the Alps and beyond.
The resorts confirmed are:
- Val Thorens
- Les Arcs
“We’re delighted to see our Ski Club reps returning to the French Alps after such a big gap away,” said the General Manager of the Ski Club of Great Britain, James Gambrill.
“The reps are located in some of the most popular resorts in France and we’re really pleased that these destinations are welcoming us back and see the value in what Ski Club members bring to the area.
“Ski Club reps are all volunteers based in resort to help members get the most out of their holidays.
“They do not guide on the mountain or instruct members, but are there as the club’s concierge to organise social activities and help members meet other members both on and off the slopes.
“The Ski Club has an extensive programme of instruction and guiding led by qualified professionals through our Freshtracks and Mountain Tracks holidays and our Instructor Led Guiding programmes.
“But Ski Club reps add huge value to our members experiences in resort – they are dedicated, experienced and well trained through our own in-house reps training programme.
“This is a huge step in the right direction and something the Ski Club is very proud to be able to offer its members once again.”
Membership card is now a lift pass
A partnership with lift pass technology company, Alto.Ski, will see all members issued with one card that can double up as a lift pass. The passes can be loaded up before travel and used in exactly the same way as any normal electronic lift pass, meaning less plastic consumption and waste.
Automatic Public Liability Insurance
For the 2023-24 winter season, all members will have public liability insurance built in as standard.
Increasingly, public liability insurance is becoming mandatory for skiers taking to the slopes and countries such as Italy have implemented this as a nationwide policy.
Public Liability insurance covers legal costs and liabilities in the case of injury to a third party or damage to property.
Brand New Website
The Ski Club’s website is one of the most important sources of information for skiers in the UK and not only for the club’s members.
A brand new website, fully re-designed, is launching in the autumn in the build up to the winter season.
Meet the Ski Club at the Snow Shows
The National Snow Show week (October 14-22) includes two major consumer shows over back to back weekends – Birmingham, NEC, October 14-15 and Excel, London, October 21-22.
The Ski Club of Great Britain will be attending both events with staff on hand to talk about the benefits of joining.
The Ski Club’s ambassador, Chemmy Alcott, will also be there to answer questions.
Ski with Chemmy Alcott
The Ski Club’s ambassador, BBC presenter and former British Team Skier Chemmy Alcott, is running Ski Club member exclusive coaching sessions at The Snow Centre, Hemel Hempstead during the autumn months.
Three dates with two sessions of two hours each aimed at intermediate and advanced skiers, will include tips and exercises from one of Great Britain’s most successful Alpine ski racers.
Two have already taken place and the next date for a session is November 7th.
Cost: £36pp including two hours of skiing on the slope and coaching from Chemmy.
Bookings can be made through the Ski Club directly.
Skills Editor Warren Smith to speak with the Ski Club at the National Snow Shows
Ski instructor Warren Smith and founder of the Warren Smith Ski Academy, is the Ski Club of Great Britain’s Skills Editor.
He will be attending the Birmingham and London Snow Shows and representing the Ski Club, providing his unique brand of tips for the slopes for skiers of all levels.
For more information about joining the Ski Club of Great Britain visit skiclub.co.uk or call 020 8410 2015
About The Ski Club of Great Britain
The Ski Club of Great Britain is a membership organisation that operates on a not for profit basis.
It was founded in 1903 at the Café Royal in central London.
Last summer a commemorative dinner was held with PlanetSKI amoung the invited guests.
Ski Club current membership now exceeds 17,000.
The Ski Club’s Freshtracks holidays offer the UK’s most comprehensive programme for skiing enthusiasts looking to take to the slopes with like-minded and similar ability skiers.
The programme includes a range of off-piste, ski touring, weekend, all mountain and bucket list style trips, to both short and long haul destinations.
There’s a robust travel insurance policy available to members that covers worldwide skiing trips, including off-piste and heliskiing, plus a growing number of resorts in Europe that have Ski Club representatives in place facilitating members meeting to ski together.
The Ski Club also has its own chalet accommodation in the French ski resort of Flaine.
The Royal Patron of the Ski Club of Great Britain is HRH The Duke of Kent KG and Olympic skier Chemmy Alcott is the Club’s Ambassador.