Complimentary ski guiding
Ski & board guiding is back. But better.
We have partnered with the ESF in Les Arcs and Oxygene in Val d’Isère to provide complimentary guiding on the first two mornings of your holiday when staying with us in Bear Lodge or in selected Hameau de Bellevarde chalets. Enjoy sociable skiing and boarding with like-minded guests of similar ability.
Our professional partners will guide you
They know the mountain and they’ll waft you through the queues. Wasting a minute in a new resort wondering where to go or waiting in a line is an expensive luxury and unnecessary worry. Our friends at ESF and Oxygene get the green light in the queues, your own exclusive lane to maximise your time on the hill.
Like smiling sat-navs on skis
Our ski guides will show you to the best snow, the shortest queues, sunniest stops and the biggest hot chocolate. Pocket the piste map, ignore the destination and revel in the pure, heart-pumping pleasure of getting there.
Manage your friends
With a group of friends skiing together, one person always gets nominated leader. Fun at times, a diplomatic minefield at others. Sub-contracting the job to one of our guides for the first two mornings makes for a more relaxed time all round.
Meet new friends
Skiing or boarding on your own? partner and kids in ski school? What better way to meet like-minded neighbours on the first few mornings. Someone to ski with and early week banter to share at the bar.
Please pre-book as places are limited
Guiding in Les Arcs takes place on Monday & Tuesday (Wednesday and Thursday throughout December). Timings will be confirmed in resort.
Guiding in Val d'Isere takes place on Monday & Tuesday (Wednesday and Thursday throughout December). Timings are 9:00-12:00 outside of school holidays and 12:00-15:00 during school and French holidays.
Places are limited and available by prior reservation only, 20 places each morning (10 people with each Guide). We regret that this complimentary service is only available to pre book for residents of Bear Lodge in Les Arcs, and No 1, No 2, No 5 & No 6 Bellevarde Lodges in Val d'Isere. Residents of other acommodation in either resort can pay €30 / morning locally subject to availability. Skiers and boarders must be competent on blue runs and capable on red. Instruction is not part of the complimentary guiding service.
Small group classes of up to six and private lessons with English speaking instructors are also available to pre-book in Les Arcs.