What to expect
A Ski Goddess Course is an intensive ski course within a fabulous and fun holiday. The courses are run in Chatel in the Portes du Soleil. There are 4, 5 or 6 day courses and we run them for all levels.
When you book with us we will have a detailed telephone session about you and your skiing, fears and favourites. We find out exactly what you want to achieve during your week with us.
You may want to start skiing with the best possible foundation. You may want to improve your ski confidence in general. You may want to focus on your skiing without the pressures of friends or partners. It could be that you want to free yourself from your fear of steeper slopes. It may be to get really good at off piste skiing. You may just want to have a good fun ski holiday on really gentle slopes without the pressure of a compulsory challenge. Whatever it is – we can start tailoring the course to your exact needs.
Before your holiday you will be practicing techniques to help with all things “Mind Over Matter”. I am a qualified Sophrologist and I teach a series of techniques to calm and focus the mind. Sophrology is a house-hold term in Europe, and slowly making its way in the UK. Based in neurology it uses many influences such as hypnosis, NLP and meditation. I might add that we will not be held responsible if the benefits of these sessions improve your everyday life too!
The practice shot to fame across France and Switzerland 50 years ago when the Swiss Ski Team went from the bottom to top of the world rankings. They won over 200 World Cup and Olympic medals in two seasons using the techniques.
Getting to Chatel
When you arrive in Geneva one of our transfer people will be there to greet you. They are all friends of us at Ski Goddess and are friendly, professional and knowledgeable. They will take you to the door of your Chalet where one of us will welcome you.
Once settled in we will have a little get together with you and all the other Goddesses and have a chat about how the week (or course) will run. We will run through some good techniques and get you doing a few simple tasks in front of the fire to set you up for a brilliant first day.
Unlike most ski holidays, your ski equipment will come to you in your chalet. A range of ski boots will be brought by our friends Ski Hire 2U. Equipment is a huge factor for your ability and comfort. Therefore, we will always be checking to make sure you have the best fit.
On the Slopes Each Day
Each day we will be up and ready between 9 and 9.30am. We usually have a coffee and a chat about the focus of the day. Sometimes we do an exercise or two in the restaurant before putting our ski boots on. This might involve moving to certain positions so that we have a good idea of the sensations we are looking for when we are on the snow. We may get some funny looks! 😉
For the morning session we often ski till 11.45am and stop for coffee and a snack. In the morning we might to drills and exercises on easier terrain. After coffee we may test our skills on some more challenging terrain. All morning I will be gathering video footage of your progress.
We often have late lunch around 1.45pm. This means we get to have the mountain to ourselves while others are at lunch. Lunch is about an hour and then we re-enforce our mornings work for an hour or so afterwards. We normally finish on snow between 4 and 4.30pm
Back at the chalet your hosts will have tea and cake waiting for you and you can relax and freshen up before our Video Analysis session.
Afraid so! – Your skills will be shown on the big screen and we can discuss strengths and weaknesses. It is an amazing tool to help you see exactly what you’re doing and where you need to do what. We usually have a giggle and you will enjoy a huge turbo boost from these sessions.
You will have a delicious 3 or 4 course meal to enjoy and no doubt have plenty to talk about from the events of each day.
One night will be the chalet staff night off. On this night we will arrange a restaurant for you in town and there will be other opportunities to go into town for a mosey for Après too.
I’m normally lucky enough to join you for a dinner or two, especially on the last night where we can let our hair down a little! But whether lunch or dinner ~ you can be sure of a Grand Finale in true Goddess style!