ProAbility with Louise Pode

Is your anxiety and fear getting in the way of you enjoying the magic of skiing?

Do you feel anxious and out of your comfort zone on your skiing holiday? We’ve all had tuition and are more than familiar with the concept of how to ski – that’s not the problem here. Our challenge is to manage the psychology of our skiing – that fear factor which holds us back from relaxing into it and having a great day.

If this sounds familiar then join the club. We are the generation with many family and friends who love their skiing yet we’re feeling caught between sharing those precious experiences but dreading it! The added anxiety is missing out on family fun and friendships.

If you’re ready to take the first step to conquer your fear and take control then we have the perfect course for you.

Louise PodeIn January and March 2019 we will be running the first bespoke Fresh Tracks Ski Coaching Courses in Champoluc, Italy in collaboration with Louise Pode of ProAbility Ltd. Louise is an experienced coach who has made the transition from petrified to great skier. Using her professional coaching training she has changed her whole perspective of skiing and developed a Fresh Tracks Ski Coaching Course to enable you to regain your confidence.

This bespoke course will release you from those inner fears and enable you to fall in love with skiing at whatever level. It isn’t about technical expertise but empowering you to manage your fear of skiing and have fun on the slopes. Consider it as a gift to your family and friends… a gift of those many fun shared experiences ahead of you. We’ll provide a fabulous environment with like-minded individuals, using great coaching techniques to ensure that you discover the magic of skiing.

Course dates for 2018 / 2019

Monday 21st January 2019 x 3 nights
Monday 4th March 2019 x 3 nights

Sample itinerary

Before the course

Prior to the start of the course Louise will arrange 4 x 1:1 telephone bespoke ski coaching sessions with you at a mutually convenient time. This will enable you to be familiar with the ski coaching techniques and start putting them into practice prior to your arrival.

Monday

Take your own chosen flight out to the continent – please click here for details of which airlines fly to the airports that we service
Private airport transfer from your arrival airport to Champoluc, normally in one our own liveried vehicles
Arrive in Champoluc and check-in to your room at the Hotel Relais des Glaciers
Welcome meeting with Louise and the others on your course. This will be followed by your first team ski coaching sessions ‘Share the Story and Fear Friend or Foe?’
Ski equipment fitting (as required) at the Ski 2 ski hire facility and orientation walk around the village
Evening meal in the hotel
Overnight in the hotel (night 1)

Tuesday

Breakfast in the hotel
Short walk or minibus transfer to the Ski 2 ski deposit at the bottom of the main gondola
Collect ski equipment and ascent main gondola to the slopes
Morning ski lesson with one of Ski 2’s British ski instructors – 1000 to 1200 hours
Lunch at one of the mountain restaurants
Afternoon ski lesson with one of Ski 2’s British ski instructors – 1400 to 1600 hours
Ski down to the village and return ski equipment to the Ski 2 ski deposit
Collect your comfortable shoes and short walk back to the hotel
A chance to use the extensive spa facilities at the hotel
Evening meal in the hotel
Post-dinner ski coaching session with Louise ‘ Create the Feeling’
Overnight in the hotel (night 2)

Wednesday

Breakfast in the hotel
Short walk or minibus transfer to the Ski 2 ski deposit at the bottom of the main gondola
Collect ski equipment and ascent main gondola to the slopes
Morning ski lesson with one of Ski 2’s British ski instructors – 1000 to 1200 hours
Lunch at one of the mountain restaurants
Afternoon ski lesson with one of Ski 2’s British ski instructors – 1400 to 1600 hours
Ski down to the village and return ski equipment to the Ski 2 ski deposit
Collect your comfortable shoes and short walk back to the hotel
A chance to use the extensive spa facilities at the hotel
Evening meal in the hotel
Post-dinner  ski coaching session with Louise ‘How to Capture and Hold the Moment’
Overnight in the hotel (night 3)

Thursday

Breakfast in the hotel
Short walk or minibus transfer to the Ski 2 ski deposit at the bottom of the main gondola
Collect ski equipment and ascent main gondola to the slopes
Morning ski lesson with one of Ski 2’s British ski instructors – 1000 to 1200 hours
Lunch at one of the mountain restaurants
Ski down to the village and return ski equipment to the Ski 2 ski deposit
Collect your comfortable shoes and short walk back to the hotel
Team Ski Coaching Reflection with Louise
Depart hotel and private transfer back to the airport for your flight back to the UK

Price for either course:

Based on 2 adults sharing 1 x twin bedded room – £1,250 per person x 2 people
Based on 1 person – sole use of a twin or double bedded room – £1,250, plus a sole occupancy supplement of £30 per night

Prices include:

* Return transfers between any of the 6 airports listed here – Turin (90 minutes to resort), Milan Malpensa (2 hours to resort), Milan Linate (3 hours to resort), Milan Bergamo (3 hours to resort), Geneva (3 hours to resort), Genoa (3 hours to resort), Chambery (3 hours to resort) and Sion (2.5 hours to resort).
* 3 nights half board accommodation, based on 2 people sharing – breakfast and dinner
* 3 day full area Monterosa lift pass covering the resorts of Champoluc, Gressoney and Alagna
* Snack lunches each day at a choice of mountain restaurants. Vouchers are valid in 6 mountain restaurants spread across the ski area and are valid for one dish from a choice of four or five – typically something like a bowl of pasta, toasted Panini, large hot dog or similar, all served with a hot or cold, alcoholic or non-alcoholic drink. Unused vouchers can always be used to buy après-ski drinks in the bar at the bottom of the main gondola.
* Private ski tuition for the group from one of our British ski instructors –  Tuesday 1000 to 1200 and 1400 to 1600 hours / Wednesday 1000 to 1200 and 1400 to 1600 hours / Thursday 1000 to 1200
* Coaching from Louise Pode
* Free use of our own ski deposit at the bottom of the main lift
* Free use of the Ski 2 Night Bus for transport around the village until midnight, 7 nights a week
* One free entry to the new indoor swimming pool in Champoluc during your stay
* The services of our friendly and experienced resort team – 24 hours a day

Not included:

* Flights – for details of which airlines service which airports, please click here
* Ski equipment hire (if required) – for prices please click here . Pre-booking ski equipment saves you money, when compared with paying locally.
* Wintersports insurance
* Drinks with evening meals

For more information, or to arrange a chat contact Louise at skicoaching@proability.co.uk or Ski 2 on info@ski-2.com, tel 01962 713330.