Hertfordshire Mountaineering Club

HMC Ski Trip – March 2015

November 3rd, 2014 by


Dear HMC Members

HMC SKI TRIP march 14th-21st 2015

A part of the calendar of events for 2015, HMC member, Gary Bebb is offering to arrange a week’s ski trip to the French Alps in March to HMC members.

The proposed event would see a HMC trip to the Ski Chalet La Source, located in the charming traditional Alpine village of Villard Reculas close to Alpe d’Huez and quickly linked to 250km of varied skiing in the Alpe d’Huez domain – including la Sarenne, the longest black run in Europe and Pic Blanc at 3330 metres.

The Chalet is 300m from the nearest ski lift which takes you into the domain of Alp d’Huez. The ski chalet is a converted 200 year old traditional Oisans stone barn facing south with panoramic uninterrupted views of the surrounding mountains. Home comforts include: free view TV, free WIFI, outdoor Jacuzzi, Crabtree and Evelyn toiletries, ski boot warmer, wood burning stove, and stylish bathrooms with Italian showers.


How much will it cost?

The trip is initially offered to 12 HMC members but could be increased to 16 if there is enough interest. Gary can also arrange a few introductory ski touring courses if requested

The estimated cost breakdown for the trip is below:

  • Half board accommodation for seven nights, £490
  • Ski hire and boots, 132 Euro for 7 days, (pay in resort)
  • Lift pass 6 days 248 euro (pay in resort)

The price includes choice of continental or cooked breakfasts, cake and drinks in the afternoon when you return from skiing, three course evening meal with wine. The trip is suitable for beginners, ski school is 120 Euro

Flights to Grenoble could be arranged individually by each member or could be arranged as a group by Gary if there was enough interest.

At the time of writing Ryanair flights from Stansted to Grenoble is around £40. Gary recommends flights FR2138 outbound & FR2139 inbound.


If you are interested in going on this trip please book you place on the published HMC France Ski Trip event and contact HMC Member Gary Bebb directly to express your interest. Early expressions of interest to fill the places will ensure that the trip will go ahead. Gary will be going to the HMC Bangers and Mash meet and is happy to discuss details.

Steve Deaville
HMC Secretary