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The Mountain Collection

Neilson ski holidays with free ski guiding & coaching

As the UK’s largest independent ski travel agency we work with over 60 ski tour operators so we can offer customers one of the greatest selections of ski holidays in the UK market. One of the larger companies we work with is Neilson. Neilson prides themselves in having over 40 years’ experience in providing ski holidays to some of the top ski destinations in the world. The 'Mountain Collection’ are accommodations run and managed by their team to offer customers a top service on and off the mountain. Guests staying in the Mountain Collection properties receive free ski guiding and coaching from the mountain experts.

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Chalet Chartreuse
Chalet Chartreuse, Les Deux Alpes

The Mountain Experts

The Mountain Experts are fully qualified ski and snowboard instructors that will be offering free guiding and coaching throughout the week on selected ski holidays in FranceItaly and Andorra. The Mountain Experts will escort you around the best slopes on the mountain with a group of blue and red run-ready skiers and snowboarders whilst offering professional coaching along the way.

How it works:

Each Mountain Expert session lasts around two hours and you are guaranteed that each guest over 18 will get a minimum of two Mountain Expert sessions each week. More sessions may be available to book on to, it just depends on how busy the sessions get. 
They aim to run at least one session a day for Mountain Collection hotel guests, and two or three sessions a week for chalet hotel and ski chalet guests. Simply head to the Snow Brief on your first evening/morning in resort and sign-up for the sessions you fancy. 
Some resorts run more sessions than others. The more Neilson Mountain Collection properties in a resort means more sessions as there are more people.


Included in guiding and coaching sessions is:

Free ski guiding for over 18’s
Advice on best pistes and restaurants in resort
Free coaching sessions to improve your technique
Jump the queues at the lifts to get more mountain time

Examples of the sessions are:

Piste guiding –Being escorted around the best ski runs in resort
Nail those turns – to develop your turns
Carve it up – concentrating on developing your carving technique
Winter legs – an easy session at the start of the week to help you get your ski legs back
Family guiding – suitable for 12 years and above. 

Mountain Collection Ski Holidays

Ski holidays including flights, transfers and catered accommodation with free ski guiding and coaching sessions. Meals include breakfast, afternoon tea, 6 evening meals and chalets include wine with dinner.

Val d'Isere, France

Chalet Hotel La Toviere

Les Menuires, France

Hotel Le Menuire & Spa

El Tarter, Andorra

Hotel Del Clos
Chalet Hotel Casale

Sauze d'Oulx, Italy

Chalet Hotel Edelweiss

Canazei, Italy (Dolomites)

Hotel Dolomites Inn

Kid’s Club with Mountain Collection holidays

Kid’s club is available for children between the ages of 4 months and 12 years old in Les Menuires and El Tarter. The kid’s clubs are located in the hotels in each of the resorts and are available to book if you are staying in any of the Mountain Collection hotels or chalets in that resort. The clubs are really popular and there is limited availability so we recommend that you book in when you are booking your holiday.

Clubs include:

Snowangels Club (full day)
Age: 4 months to 2 years
Times: 9am - 5pm, 6 days a week
Includes: Lunch, snacks & drinks
Where: Les Menuires in France  & El Tarter in Andorra
Cost: £440 per child, per week

Snowman Club (full day)
Age: 2 to 4 years
Times: 9am - 5pm, 6 days a week
Includes: Lunch & snacks. Ski kindergarten drop-off / pick-up also included if pre-booked and required
Where: Les Menuires in France & El Tarter in Andorra
Cost: £390 per child, per week

Snowbusters Club (mornings)

Age: 5 to 12 years
Times: 9am - 2pm, 6 days a week
Includes: Lunch and ski school drop-off / pick-up
Where: Les Menuires in France & El Tarter in  Andorra
Cost: £200 per child, per week

Snowbusters Club (full day)
Age: 5 to 12 years
Times: 9am - 5pm, 6 days a week
Includes: Lunch and ski school drop-off / pick-up
Where: Les Menuires in France & El Tarter in Andorra
Cost: £370 per child, per week

Evening Club
Age: 4 months to 12 years
Times: 7pm - 10pm, 3 evenings a week
Where: Les Menuires in France & El Tarter in  Andorra
Cost: £20 per evening per child, £10 per sibling. Book and pay locally

Private Nanny Service
Times: Up to 8 hours per day between 8am and 11pm, 6 days per week
Includes: Ski school pick-up / drop-off service, age-appropriate toys, indoor & outdoor adventures and a healthy lunch
Where:  El Tarter in  Andorra
Cost: £1200 per nanny, per week