Trip Ref #9997
La Clusaz, France
2 days off work
This is a social gathering where everyone is welcome - whether you've never skied before or were born with skis on.
Join the Seedcamp family, including founders, investors, and mentors for another epic long weekend in the mountains.
Stay in a traditional timber-clad hotel in the centre of town with spa, pool, lounge, great views and a few mins walk to the lifts.
Ski a hidden gem just 1 hour from Geneva, with 132km of slopes, extensive off piste and a picturesque, vibrant village.
You’ll be picked up at the airport and whisked up to the resort. We recommend morning flights to maximise your time in resort, but you can arrive any time. There should be plenty of time to hit the slopes so grab a few people and head out there. The ski hire shop and slopes are a short walk down the hill. Alternatively, break yourself in gently with a walk into the town and maybe discover some live music in one of the bars. We'll announce plans for après, ski meet ups and evening meals together.
Let's get skiing
If you didn’t make it yesterday, you’ll be itching to hit the slopes today. After breakfast in the hotel restaurant, you can head down to the ski shop to collect your skis if you didn’t yesterday. After a long day of skiing, head back to the hotel spa and pool to relax. We’ll have apres lined up and a restaurant booked for dinner. If the night still feels young L’Ecluse is a must, with its famed glass dance floor over the river!
Back on the slopes
Another full day exploring the slopes and the wide range of independent mountain restaurants. We'll have plans for dinner and apres, or you might choose a slightly quieter evening tonight - your room is equipped with HD TVs, and around the lounge fireplace is a great place for a drink.
All great things must end
Depending on your flight time, you might be able to fit another full day on the slopes in (if your legs can take it), or perhaps enjoy a stroll around town. The transfer will take you from the hotel back to Geneva Airport. Don’t worry, there’s always next year to look forward to.
3 nights Bed & Breakfast with access to pool and spa
Transfers to and from Geneva airport or train station
We'll have apres drinks and evening meals together lined up
Our local support team will help arrange equipment hire, ski passes and anything else you need
Flights to and from the meeting point
Some meals as described
Hotel · Twin or triple share
Friday – Sunday
Hotel · Twin or triple share
What is the food like?
The hotel restaurant will be able to seat everyone together for dinner and daily breakfasts. Breakfast is an extensive buffet with pastries, fresh breads, cured meats, fresh local cheese, cereals, dairy products, fruit salads, local delicacies and a wide range of hot drinks and fruit juices.
Vegetarians, vegans and other dietary requirements and allergies can be catered for - please just request on your passenger info form.
What is the accommodation like?
The Beaulieu hotel enjoys an awesome central location, just a short walk from the lifts, ski hire and ski school. It has classic alpine styles including a welcoming fireplace, making it the perfect spot to return to after a full day on the slopes. You can enjoy free use of the spa, pool and fitness area, and each room is equipped with en-suite and flat-screen tv. Early bookers get the rooms with balcony’s (limited numbers available)! There is a bar downstairs with private sun terrace to relax and enjoy the view.
Prices are based on sharing a twin room.
Take a look: head to the hotel website for virtual walk throughs of rooms.
Starts & Ends
You’ll be greeted at Geneva Airport or airport train station by your local hosts and shown to your transfer. We recommend morning flights in order to maximise your time in resort. Your transfer time will depend on what time your flight arrives. On the last day the transfer will take you from the hotel back to Geneva Airport/train station. We recommend evening flights to get as much skiing in as possible. Drive time to resort is 1hr-1hr 30mins.
What about all the carbon?
We've crunched the numbers to work out the total carbon footprint of this trip, and plant enough trees to suck 2x as much back out the atmosphere.
No optional extras are available for this trip.
We’re still waiting to collect any reviews from other travellers on this trip. However, all our hosts go through an extensive vetting process to ensure that your adventure is awesome.
Sure can! We'll pair you up into a twin room with someone like-minded. Please enquire if you wish to have a private room - limited availability.
The extensive ski area of La Clusaz and Manigod is quickly establishing itself as one of the big names in the freeride scene. Set against a dramatic backdrop the 130km of slopes have enough variety to suit all levels, including extensive off piste areas and skiing up to 2600m.
La Clusaz has 5 inter-linked areas, making it a great place to explore over the weekend. The high slopes are north facing so retain the snow quality well in late season.
The best area for beginners is undoubtedly at Beauregard which boasts a sunny plateau with gentle blue and green slopes. Beginners can progress to 'Le Meridien', a long blue run right back to the village, or to the Croix Fry/Merdassier slopes via another easy piste and a 2-man chairlift.
Intermediates will love the long sweeping blue and red runs throughout the resort, and especially in the Etale, Aiguille, Fernuy and La Balme areas.
La Clusaz is a haven for more advanced skiers looking to explore the off piste, with the high and north facing La Balme and Torchere bowls given over to extensive free-ride zones.
The resort has a refreshing variety of excellent independent mountain restaurants and cafes - the perfect excuse for a vin-chaud stop or two.
The popular Grand Bornand ski area is a 10 minute bus ride away and a fun day trip for anyone wanting to roam even wider.
Our recommended travel insurance provider is Campbell Irvine.
Travel insurance is compulsory on all of our adventures. Your insurance should include adequate protection for overseas medical treatment, evacuation/repatriation, your baggage and equipment and the specific activities involved on your adventure.
Your insurance policy should also include specific Covid-19 cover, including cancellation and curtailment cover if you, your travel companion or a close relative are diagnosed with Covid-19.
We fully endorse Campbell Irvine as their insurance offers all of the above, so get in touch with them or call on 020 7938 1734 to get your insurance sorted. We suggest that you book travel insurance as soon as you book your adventure, just to cover you for any last minute life changes. We know you’re an active lot and injuries do happen!
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All of our group adventures are specially designed for adults to enjoy (18+) as we want these adventures to bring together outdoorsy people who are truly like-minded. Children can be accommodated on some private departures.
You're in good company. Our adventures are typically made up of a mix of solo travellers and small groups of two or three friends who simply love adventure, pushing themselves and meeting awesome like-minded people. See here for more info about our lovely bunch of Much Better Adventurers.
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