After several years away, it’s great to see the Ski Club of Great Britain back in Soldeu, and I was lucky enough to head up on the slopes with their Rep Alban during February. As a new member, it was my first experience of skiing with the Ski Club, and definitely something I would recommend doing.
We regularly receive emails from skiers looking for somebody to ski with during their holiday, and this is an ideal way to meet other likeminded visitors whilst exploring the ski area. There’s a different theme each day of the week such as “Cruise the Views” or “A bit faster, a bit steeper”, meeting at the top of the gondola in Soldeu, and skiing with the Rep is included in your membership!
As well as skiing with the Rep there are loads of other benefits too, which the Ski Club go on to explain in their feature below.
After nearly 120 years, the Ski Club still brings the best for skiers
Incredibly, the Ski Club of Great Britain celebrates its 120th season next winter. It was founded in 1903 at the Café Royale in central London. These days the Club may be thoroughly modern, but it is still bringing people together to share and grow their passion for snowsports just as it has been doing since the early years of the last century. It still operates on a not-for-profit basis.
The Club helps skiers get the most out of their holidays through their incredible community and range of membership benefits. Ski with fellow members and Club Reps in resorts around the world including Soldeu, find inspiration in the Club magazine, Ski+board, published throughout the winter. Find your community through events and meet-ups here in the UK and save money by using hundreds of discounts available to you all-year round.
Andorra Resorts membership offer
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Join the Ski Club today and get 25% off membership
Call the Ski Club Membership team on 0208 410 2015 or email email@example.com and quote ANDORRA25 to activate your membership.
Ski Club Reps
The Ski Club has a Rep in 24 resorts across Europe and North America, including eight exciting new resorts for 2022/23. Ski Club Reps help you find the best runs, sunniest lunch spots, and the top places for a cold après beer! We have a Rep in Soldeu, who you can pre-book to join, once you become a member.
The Reps help facilitate and organise social skiing for groups of members in resort while promoting safe and responsible recreational skiing and ensuring Members are aware of the fantastic range of Ski Club benefits and discounts available in resort. They’ll also organise a fun and varied events plan through the week, including lunch meetups and après drinks. New for this season there are now reps here in Grandvalira Soldeu; Saalbach Hinterglemm and Soll in the SkiWelt in Austria; Champoluc, Cortina, Courmayeur, Madonna di Campiglio in Italy and Baqueira/Beret in Spain.
Ski Club Travel Insurance
The Club re-launched its insurance for winter 2023 with one of the most comprehensive policies available. Policies include off-piste and backcountry skiing without a guide, one of very few policies able to cover that area. It’s a specialist skiing policy designed with skiers in mind, but annual policy can be used for summer holidays too.
The cover, designed by skiers for skiers, offers a wide range of options to suit any need, from families heading away for a half term break to those looking for their next thrill in the backcountry. They offer up to 45 days winter sports cover per year, including off piste, without a guide, and outside of resort boundaries as standard on all policies. Skiers don’t need to be members to purchase their travel insurance through The Ski Club, but the member benefits are compelling.
“Understanding what level of insurance cover is needed for a ski holiday can be confusing. The destination and type of ski trip can make a difference to the type of insurance policy that will be most suitable for the skier or snowboarder. Our online Insurance Guide helps by clarifying what to look for when searching for ski holiday cover, and the Ski Club’s own insurance provides wide-ranging winter sports cover,” said James Gambrill, General Manager of The Ski Club of Great Britain, who added, “Skiing or snowboarding is exhilarating, but accidents, injuries and delays can and do happen, so it makes sense to be prepared. Specialist winter sports insurance cover is invaluable if you’re caught out with unexpected medical or travel costs, our guides will help our members understand what to do in the event of a medical emergency or when to submit a claim.”
Ski Club member discounts
A great money-saving benefit is the huge range of discounts you’ll receive before, during and after your holiday, all-year round. Hundreds of discounts are available for members and here are a few savings you can make straight away once you’ve joined the Club:
- 15% off Snow+Rock/ Free ski boot fitting
- 40% off all Bolle products
- 20% off all ski products at Blacks
- 20% off all ski gear at Millets
- 15% off at Lockwoods
- 15% off Panda Optics
- 15% off Runners Need
- 10% off Ellis Brigham & Snowboard Asylum
- 10% off any lift pass at The Snow Centre
- £15 off annual membership at Tamworth Snowdome
- 10% off at Glenshee Ski Centre
- 10% off liftpasses, Snowpark and Lessons at Chill Factore
PLUS four issues of Ski+board magazine Call the Ski Club for more information or visit www.skiclub.co.uk. And remember, Andorra Resorts save 25% on a Standard Family, Individual or Beginner membership – call the Membership team on 0208 410 2015 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and quite ANDORRA25.