Travelling from the USA/Canada

Advice for Skiers from Overseas

We ski with an increasing number of clients from the USA, Canada and other countries each year, so here are some considerations for those making the long haul across the Atlantic or elsewhere this winter.


Our regular recommendations of the BMC/Snowcard are only valid for UK based clients. The following policies are useful alternatives.

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Arriving the day before your tour commences doesn’t get you off to the best start, so we would recommend arriving in resort at least 2 days before your trip starts, to catch up with some sleep and find your ski legs.

Shipping Ski Equipment

Taking skis on transatlantic flights can be expensive and inconvenient, so some of our customers use a direct luggage shipping service, which will collect your skis at your home address and deliver them to your destination hotel.


We are often asked by our American guests if there is a protocol for tipping guides in Europe. There isn’t really – guides in Europe are properly paid and not dependant on tips to supplement their income. If you are happy with your trip then please tip if you like – any gesture will be appreciated by your guide, but it isn’t expected and your guide will not be offended if you don’t tip.