Solo Ski Holidays 2018-01-23T15:31:54+00:00

So, you’re thinking of travelling Solo?

The Redpoint Solo Ski package has evolved over the last 20 years to suit the needs of our many returning Solo customers. Take a look at the information below – we’re sure that you’ll find something to suit you.

Who Goes Solo?

Solo Ski & Board Holidays are designed for people who want to go on a ski holiday on their own.

Whether it is because your usual ski buddy can’t make it, you don’t know anyone else who skis, or you are single and want to make new friends, coming on a solo week means you have some skiing company during the day and a chance to socialise in the evenings.

Although most of the group are usually skiers, snowboarders are also welcome.

Where do we ski?

Guided Skiing: A typical week includes five days of Guided Skiing (from Monday to Friday), where your guide shows you around the main ski areas in the Ziller Valley, including Spieljoch, Hochfugen and Hochzillertal as well as Mayrhofen and Zell.  With over 500km of skiing in the valley to choose from, we do sometimes vary the plan and visit a different area, such as the Hintertux Glacier.

Instruction:  If you are learning to ski for the first time, or want to improve your skiing, swap the guiding for five days of Beginner or Intermediate ski lessons.  Spend the week in the nearby ski areas of Spieljoch, Hochfugen and Hochzillertal, in a small group with an English-speaking instructor, who will help to you improve your skills and confidence.

Saturdays are left free for you to ski with your new skiing buddies, or take a day off.  Sometimes an optional extra day of guiding or instruction may be arranged for the Saturday once in resort.

Where do we stay?

Accommodation is at the cosy Hotel Bruno in “XL” single rooms that have a UK-size double bed and your own en-suite.  You have the privacy of your own room, but are seated together with the group at mealtimes.

The cosy bar and the relaxing lounge with open fireplace are perfect places to meet for a social drink before dinner.  Four course evening meals await upon your return from the slopes and a buffet breakfast is served in the mornings to start your day.

The hotel also has a sauna, steam room and relaxation area to relax those aching muscles after a day on the slopes.

Improve or Refresh your Skiing…

First-time skiers and improvers can swap the guided skiing for beginner or intermediate ski lessons.  More advanced skiers can get the best of both worlds by adding a refresher ski course to brush up on their skills while still joining in with the guided skiing.

Solo Ski Holiday – Package Information

Solo Ski weeks are great if your usual ski buddies can’t make it, you have extra holidays you want to make the most of, or you just want to meet new people. Joining the Solo week means you don’t have to ski alone.
Solo Ski Weeks include:
  • 5 days of guided skiing with the Solo’s group and guide,
  • 7 nights staying in a single room with en-suite at the four star Hotel Bruno in Fugen in the Ziller Valley, Austria
  • Buffet breakfasts, four course evening meals seated together as a group
  • Use of the hotel’s sauna, steam and relaxation area,
  • Return airport transfers
  • Return flights from London Heathrow to Munich (or from other airports on request).

Solo Ski Holiday – Hotel Bruno

The Hotel Bruno is a friendly, family-run hotel situated only 5 minutes walk from the Spieljoch gondola station in Fugen.  With it’s cosy atmosphere and friendly service, it has become a firm favorite with our regular guests.

Stay in a comfortable Single Room “XL”, which is fitted out with a UK-size double bed (140 cm x 200 cm), en-suite with shower/WC, telephone, flat screen TV, radio, safe, hairdryer and balcony.

If you prefer a room with a bath, or want to treat yourself to extra space, it may be possible to upgrade to a Double Room with Single Occupancy at a supplement, subject to availability.

Delicious buffet breakfasts and four course evening meals are served in the hotel’s restaurant, where you are seated together as a group.  Often the Solo’s group will meet for a drink before dinner in the cosy lounge with open fireplace and fabulous views of the village.

Hotel facilities include a relaxation area with steam room and sauna, a small gym, a table tennis room and a ski room for storing your equipment.

Solo Ski Holiday – Travel

Flights and Transfers are included in a solo holiday package.  Our advertised package price is usually based on flying from London Heathrow to Munich, but it is possible to fly from other airports.  If you can’t see your preferred airport listed, then please contact us for a personalized quote and we’ll see what we can do.

Flights are usually to Munich airport (MUC), although we do sometimes quote flights to Innsbruck airport (INN) and may occasionally quote flights to Salzburg (SZG).  Transfer times from Munich are approx. 2 hours, from Innsbruck approx. 1 hour and from Salzburg approx. 2.5 hours.  Transfers are usually by minibus, with up to 8 people sharing the transfer, although very occasionally we do use a coach at times when a lot of people have booked the same flights.

If you prefer to make your own travel arrangements because you plan to drive or take the train, or are travelling from overseas, let us know and we can tailor your package to suit your individual travel needs.

Solo Ski Holiday – Guided Ski Days Out

A typical Solo Ski week includes five days of Guided Skiing (from Monday to Friday), where your guide shows you around the main ski areas in the Ziller Valley, including Spieljoch, Hochfugen and Hochzillertal, Mayrhofen and Zell.  With over 500km of skiing in the valley to choose from, we do sometimes vary the plan and visit a different area, such as the Hintertux Glacier or Gerlos.

There are usually up to 8 people in a guided group and occasionally up to 10 people.  It is a social day out and the guide will adjust the tempo to suit the pace of the group, showing you the highlights of the different ski areas and arranging coffee and lunch stops at some of the nicest places on the mountain, with some Apres Ski to end the day.

To join the guided Days Out, you must be able to ski red runs confidently and independently and be able to tackle the occasional black run safely.  The guide will decide whether you are at the level to join the group on the first day.  If not, there may be the opportunity to swap the guiding for lessons. See the FAQ’s for more details.

Solo Ski Holiday – Ski Lessons

First-time skiers and those who would prefer to improve their skills and confidence before venturing out on the guided skiing can book ski lessons instead of the guiding.

Beginner Group Ski Lessons include 5 days of 2 ski lessons per day and are ideal for first-time skiers, or those who have had a trial run on the indoor ski slope but not skied a full week before.

Intermediate Group Ski Lessons include 5 days of ski lessons and are ideal for skiers who have skied before and want to improve their skills and confidence rather than joining the ski guiding.

Private Ski Lessons For skiers who prefer to learn on a one-to-one basis with an instructor rather than joining a group.  Lessons are usually 1.5 hours long and can be booked daily or for the week.

Refresher Course  If you are at the level for joining the ski guiding, but would also like to brush up on your skills as well as joining the guiding, book the Refresher Course, which includes 2 morning ski lessons in a small group of 1 – 3 people.  After the lesson, you will be able to meet up with the guided group and continue with the guided skiing for the rest of the day, giving you the best of both worlds!

Snowboard Lessons can also be arranged on request.

Unsure of your level?  See the FAQ’s below, or give us a call on 01978 281 282 or e-mail us at bookings@redpoint.co.uk and we can advise on which options may suit you best.

Spirit of Christmas Week

16th – 23rd December 2017 – From £1098 per person

Get in the mood for Christmas with in an early season ski trip.  Have the mountains to yourself during the day and then after skiing enjoy a different kind of Apres Ski by visiting the beautiful traditional Christmas Markets in the old towns of Innsbruck and Rattenberg.

This Pre-Christmas Ski trip includes:

  • Return flights from Heathrow to Munich (other airports also possible, please ask!)
  • Return Munich airport transfers
  • 7 nights sharing a double superior room at the four star superior Garden Hotel Crystal
  • with buffet breakfasts, afternoon buffet & five course evening meals
  • Use of the hotel’s fabulous Atrium Spa
  • Excursions to Innsbruck Christmas Market, Swarowski Crystal Worlds and Rattenberg, Austria’s smallest town, famed for it’s Crystal

Call us on 01978 812844, or e-mail: sales@redpoint.co.uk for your personalized quote, letting us know your preferences.

Why Choose a Solo Ski Holiday

  • Luxury Four Star Hotel Accomodation

  • “XL” Single Rooms with en-suite

  • Over 500km of skiing in the Ziller Valley, Austria

  • 5 Days of Guided Skiing Included

  • Swap the guiding for ski lessons.

  • Add a Refresher ski lesson and join the guiding.

  • Flights and Transfers included

  • Optional Evening Entertainments

Choose a week: Check out the latest prices…

Take a look at the dates below and complete the enquiry form to let us know your preferences.  We will then send you a personalized no-obligation quote for your chosen dates.

Solo Ski Holiday FAQ’s

Am I a good enough skier to join the guiding? 2017-09-13T11:54:05+00:00

You must be able to ski red runs confidently and independently and get down the occasional black run safely to participate in the guiding.  Usually this would mean that you have skied for more than 3 weeks beforehand and have skied red and black runs by yourself in the past.  As the guide is there for the whole group, they are not able to assist any skier individually, so you must be able to get yourself down the mountain on your own.

I have never travelled on my own before, when will I meet the group? 2017-09-14T22:06:53+00:00

There is no need to worry about travelling on your own.  You will usually meet other guests on the transfer to resort and will be seated together at mealtimes. Our resort team are on hand to welcome you and make sure you know when and where to meet and the hotel staff are friendly and welcoming so you will soon feel at home.

Do I have to be single to join the Solo’s? 2017-09-13T11:50:29+00:00

The Solo ski week is for skiers travelling on their own, but you do not have to be single.  You may have a partner that doesn’t ski, or can’t get time off work to go on holiday with you.

What age and sex are the other skiers in the group? 2017-09-13T11:51:53+00:00

The age of skiers joining our solo ski weeks varies, with the youngest being in his 20’s and the oldest in his 80’s.  But most skiers are aged in the middle, between 40 – 60.  There is usually a mix of male and female skiers, but we do not have any restrictions on this, so there have been weeks when we have had all male or all female groups.  If you would like to know who else has booked for chosen your dates, give us a quick call and we can give you an idea of who else has booked so far.

Do I need a Super Zillertal Lift Pass, or can I buy one for just the local ski area? 2017-09-19T11:28:13+00:00

Once you buy a lift pass for more than 2 days in a row, then there are no local-area pass options, so all skiers buy the “Super Zillertal” pass regardless of their skier level.

Does the ski guide take us off piste? 2017-09-13T11:54:32+00:00

The aim of the guided skiing is to enable everyone to have a social day out together on piste. There is no off-piste skiing involved in this package. If you are tempted to go off piste, then as long as you let the guide know that you are leaving the group, you can go and do your own thing at your own risk.

I have Special Dietary Requirements, who should I tell? 2017-09-14T21:46:11+00:00

The hotel has 3 choices of main course on the menu every evening, one of which is vegetarian, so there is no need to notify us if you are vegetarian.  If you have other special dietary requirements, such as gluten-free or lactose intolerant, then please let us know when making your booking so that we can notify the hotel in advance.  Once you arrive at the hotel, please mention this again when checking in and on your first time in the restaurant so that the staff can put a face to the name.  You can then discuss your needs directly.  If you need to have alternative meals especially made for you or have other special needs, there may be a small charge made to cover the extra services.  This can be arranged directly with the hotel on arrival.

What is the dress code at the Hotel Bruno? 2017-09-13T10:18:33+00:00

The dress code at the four star Hotel Bruno is smart-casual, so wearing a smart T-shirt and jeans after skiing is fine.  Some people like to dress up more for dinner. The hotels tend to be very warm in comparison with the outside temperature, so you are unlikely to need to wear warm jumpers in the hotel, a blouse or t-shirt will be warm enough when sitting in the lounge or restaurant, as will lightweight shoes.  Warm jumpers and boots are only really needed when going walking outdoors.

As it is a four star hotel, you are expected to be dressed when coming to the restaurant for breakfast and dinner, so, for example, wearing your pyjamas, shorts, or flip-flops in the restaurant are not appropriate and you may be asked to change.

 

 

What can we expect from our guide? 2016-12-14T10:44:08+00:00

Your guide is there to arrange getting to the skiing, a plan for the day with meeting points for coffee and lunch and some company for people skiing at an average pace for the group. The purpose of the guiding is to provide company, so there will always be faster and slower skiers in the group and the guide’s job is to make sure everyone in the group has a social day out on the slopes.

Can our guide help our ski technique during the guided days out? 2017-09-13T11:32:45+00:00

Although our guides are qualified instructors and are happy to offer suggestions and tips to help your skiing while riding the ski lifts, they do not teach on the Guided Days Out. If you would like ski lessons, then please add instruction as an extra to your package. It is possible to add a Refresher Course to your guided ski week and have 2 sessions of instruction that slot in with the guiding at the start of the week. It is best to pre-book to ensure that you have the refresher at the start of the week.

Are your guides qualified? 2016-12-14T10:42:59+00:00

All our guides are qualified instructors.

I am unsure whether I am at the level to join the guiding, what should I book? 2017-09-13T10:18:06+00:00

If you are a less experienced skier and unsure whether you will be at the level to join the ski guiding, book the intermediate ski lesson option.  That way, your instructor will be able to advise you as to whether you are at the level needed.  If you are, it may be possible to join the guiding later in the week.  If you are not, the instructor will help you work towards reaching the required level.

What happens if I can’t keep up with the group because of my fitness? 2017-09-13T09:13:47+00:00

If you are able to ski the red runs confidently, but find that you get tired quicker than the rest of the group, you can arrange with your guide to take additional coffee stops or a longer lunch break and meet up with the rest of the group later. Some days this may be difficult to arrange if the group is travelling further afield, so it is worth discussing this with the guide before they make a plan for the day.

What if the guide decides my skiing is not to the required level? 2016-12-14T10:41:25+00:00

Skiers who, in the guide’s opinion, can not ski to the required level will be refused a place on the guiding for the rest of the week. Usually skiers who are not able to participate in the guiding due to their lack of skiing experience are offered the opportunity to take ski lessons, for which there is an extra charge.

How many guided groups are there per week? 2016-12-14T10:39:53+00:00

There is one guide per group of 8 – 10 people per week.

What if I want to ski faster than the group? 2016-12-14T10:39:21+00:00

Skiers who want to ski faster than the average pace for the group can arrange with the guide to ski away from the group and meet back at one of the meeting points during the day for a social lunch or coffee stop. As long as you let the guide know before you leave the group, then this arrangement can usually be made on the day direct with the guide.

Allergic to Down Duvets? 2017-09-14T21:47:36+00:00

Please note that the rooms have down pillows and duvets, so you will need to make a special request for non-feather bedding if you have an allergy to feathers.

How can I book a room with a bath? 2017-09-13T10:28:12+00:00

The Solo Ski Week Package includes a Single Room “XL” as standard.  This room type has an en-suite with a shower, not a bath.  To guarantee a room with a bath, you need to upgrade to a Double Room with Single Occupancy and request a room with a bath.

Do I need to upgrade to a double room to get a large bed? 2017-09-13T10:58:22+00:00

The Solo Ski Week package includes a Single Room “XL” as standard.  The bed in this room is 2 meters long and 140cm wide.  A double bed in the UK is the same width and slightly shorter than this.  So if you are happy with a bed the size of a normal double in the UK, the single room “XL” will suit you.  If you are very tall then it is worth mentioning when booking.

Style Your Own Solo Ski Holiday: Let us know your preferences…

Complete the form below, or call us on 01978 281 282 and we will e-mail you a no-obligation quote for your ski holiday.

Redpoint Holidays Ltd.

Trinity Hall, LLangollen Road, Acrefair, LL14 3SF, UK

Phone: 0044 (0) 1978 281282

Web: www.redpoint.co.uk

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