Skiier on slopes

This year, we have two keenly priced holidays to top European resorts, and we have also secured some discounted deals on lift passes and ski carriage for the January 2021 trip.  We hope to return to our full programme of three holidays a year from 2022 onwards.

You can book an ESC holiday with confidence, knowing that our holidays are doubly safe: if your holiday were cancelled by the operator (even if this occurred whilst away), you’d be refunded, and if necessary, repatriated.  ATOL and ABTA protections also mean you’re protected, even if the operators we have chosen, both of whom are financially secure, ran into problems. Further information is on the operators’ websites: https://www.inghams.co.uk/about-us/in-safe-hands & https://www.crystalski.co.uk/covid-reassurance/.  In addition, both operators have confirmed that in the event of a quarantine restriction imposed by the Scottish Government on return from Austria or Switzerland, full refunds would be available on cancellation of the trip, even if the UK as a whole was not applying quarantine.

Come and join us and let’s make the 2021 season one to remember.

Holidays 2021

Obergurgl, Austria - SOLD OUT

9 - 16 January 2021

Places20
AccommodationHotel Alpenaussicht
Price£955
Lift pass available at £215
FlightsEdinburgh to Innsbruck, departing 1445 and arriving back into Edinburgh 2045 (subject to change)
Ski carriageFree (saving you £40) with purchase of a discounted full area lift pass from ESC at £215 (in-resort price of a lift pass alone for the 2020 season was €272.50)
20 places available, only to members who buy a lift pass from ESC
DepositFull holiday cost payable at time of booking, or within a week of the draw at the AGM, if later
Date deposit cheques bankedWithin a few days of receipt, or within a few days of bookings opening, if later.
Balance due24 September 2020
Note that the lift pass cost will also be due by this date.
Date balance cheques banked25 September 2020

The Hotel Alpenaussicht is the perfect hotel if you're after an all-round fantastic experience. Just a short walk from the centre of Obergurgl and virtually opposite the Festkogel gondola, the hotel is in a great location for skiing and exploring.

The hotel is built into the mountainside, so you'll enter via the main road to the top floor, where the reception, restaurant and bar are located. These areas are decorated in traditional Austrian style, and you'll be welcomed with excellent service from the Ribis family.

Quietly located away from the roads of Obergurgl, the rooms have views of the Ötz Valley or the surrounding peaks.  All the rooms are tastefully decorated with modern touches to complement their classic style.  Try the Vital Spa, a wellness haven that’s home to herbal and Tyrolean saunas, Kneipp foot baths and massage showers. There's also a relaxation lounge with panoramic views. And in case all the skiing hasn't worn you out, there's a fitness room with a selection of training equipment to help keep you in tip-top condition.

The food is simply delicious too – expect beautifully presented Austrian dishes that explore the best ingredients of the Tyrol, many sourced from the hotel's own farm.

Ski hire

We have a great selection of Club ski and board equipment to hire at competitive prices.  Combine this with our discounted lift pass and free ski carriage deal  for outstanding value for money.

For members who do not want to use ski carriage, a free in-resort rental option can be offered with your lift pass instead.  However, this option is for basic skis, which are unlikely to match those offered by ESC.  Contact the holidays organiser if you are interested in this option.

Lift passes

Your lift pass covers the whole Ötztal Super Skipass area.

Serre Chevalier, France - CANCELLED

6 - 13 March 2021

With apologies for any disappointment, this holiday has been cancelled by the operator.  We hope to offer a Serre Chevalier holiday next season.

 

Grindelwald, Switzerland

20 - 27 March 2021

Places30
AccommodationHotel Jungfrau Lodge
Price£770
FlightsEdinburgh to Geneva, departing 1125 and arriving back into Edinburgh 1710 (subject to change)
Ski carriage£40
15 places available
Deposit£175
Date deposit cheques debitedWithin a few days of receipt, or within a few days of bookings opening, if later.
Balance due27 November 2020
Date balance cheques debited30 November 2020

A small unpretentious hotel enjoying a convenient location for resort amenities and ski area.  The Jungfrau Lodge offers good value, simple accommodation and a friendly atmosphere.  Many rooms enjoy lovely views of the famous Eiger and the surrounding mountains.

Ski hire

We have a great selection of Club ski and board equipment to hire at competitive prices.

Lift passes

Information on lift pass prices, a piste map, and updates on weather and snow are available at https://www.jungfrau.ch/en-gb/jungfrau-ski-region/wintersportinfo/