Ski Partners

Ski Partners

We are associated with a number of partners, companies and charities in the snow sports industry, all of whom offer great service, passion or dedication in whatever they do.

 

Skiing in Europe?

We work with a select number of partnered companies in Europe offering a range of trips and services from luxury chalets to adventure skiing trips. These are all people who have the same level of service and desire to offer great products as we do so you can rest assured that they are going to give you a great time.

 

Ski Armadillo

Ski Armadillo are friends of our through our support of Snow-Camp and are a leading catered chalet operator in Verbier offering fantastic holidays.

They are a small independent company with an exciting portfolio of handpicked chalets. Over the past 16 years their success has been achieved by providing sensational food and wine, superb skiing and five star service all the way.

Verbier, like Kicking Horse, is a stunning area with a serious ski obsession. It’s a Mecca for those wanting to ski and party hard, with a reputation of having some of the best terrain in Europe and a buzzing après-scene to match. With 410km of piste, a resort height of 3330m and plenty of off-piste opportunities, Verbier truly is the King of resorts.

From contemporary penthouse apartments to traditional free-standing ‘chocolate-box’ chalets, Ski Armadillo’s accommodation options are renowned for their luxury and exceptional locations

Ski Armadillo aim to create the perfect dinner party for you and your friends every night of the week. Their menus have been carefully designed, allowing their chefs to be creative and flexible. The food is of the highest quality and the wines have been hand-picked to complement each evening meal. Enjoy champagne and canapes on the balcony or hor d’ovres by the roaring fire – the choice is yours.

What’s Included

Pre-dinner drinks reception and canapés on your first and last evening
Gourmet three-course dinner on six nights
Two pairs of carefully selected wines with dinner
Honesty bar for beers, mixers and soft drinks
Breakfast seven days a week (on staff day off, guests help themselves to continental breakfast)
Afternoon tea six days a week

Your exclusive Kicking Horse Powder Tours offer gives you a Luxury upgrade included in any booking – just mention us to qualify.

www.skiarmadilloverbier.com

 

Action Outdoors

Action Outdoors is the UK Partner of UCPA, a French not for profit organisation offering affordable all inclusive activity holidays to top French resorts.  Having discovered “how the French go skiing” Action Outdoors was formed to introduce the British to the UCPA concept; prestigious resorts, excellent instruction, comfortable accommodation, abundance of food, great quality equipment and a sociable and fun atmosphere at a fraction of the cost of comparative ski holidays.  With the average price just £640 for a week long all inclusive ski package, including lift pass and equipment hire, they are undoubtedly amongst the cheapest ski and snowboard holidays on the market.  So like us in Canada –  whether you are an absolute beginner wishing to learn or an expert searching for high mountain thrills or the best swell / trails or wind, they are your guys.

www.action-outdoors.co.uk

 

Fitness Programmes

Befit

We recommend SkiFit one of the training programmes by BeFit for active sports people developed and tested in Chamonix. Based on the expertise and experience of the clinical specialists at La Clinique du Sport.

Get fit and stay injury free with a video based on-line training programmes for all levels of skier.

www.befitapps.com

 

Ski Charities, Organisations and Athletes.

Kicking Horse Powder Tours are proud to support a number of snow sport focused charities, organisations and Athletes.

Snow-Camp

Snow-Camp are the UK’s only registered charity using a unique combination of snowsports, life-skills sessions, qualifications and vocational opportunities to support inner-city young people.

Since 2003, their small, dedicated team have been passionate about delivering an alternative approach to engage young people by providing a year-long Programme Journey at artificial and indoor ski slopes in the UK.

The time the young people spend on the slopes with them is further enhanced by their bespoke life-skills sessions which have been designed to help young people reflect upon the skills they are demonstrating whilst learning to ski or snowboard. In addition to the life-skills learnt, young people gain accredited qualifications at each stage of the programme journey, improving their CV, their qualifications and employment opportunities. Throughout their Programme they provide a number of vocational opportunities and training, from industry talks to volunteering and work placements, giving young people the best chance at turning their lives around to create a positive future for themselves.

www.snow-camp.org.uk

 

Disability Snow Sports UK

Disability Snowsport UK is a people-centred organisation with a unique sense of purpose: that anyone regardless of their disability can take part in and enjoy the thrill of snowsports.

They have applied exceptional know-how and adaptability for over 30 years to enable those with a disability to experience the joy of skiing alongside the able-bodied.

They provide exciting and life enhancing activities for individuals or groups who require adaptive equipment and/or special instruction and support.

www.disabilitysnowsport.org.uk

 

Menna Fitzpatrick and Jen Kehoe

Through our involvement with DSUK we are proud to be able to support one of the rising stars of the Para-alpine racing world, Menna Fitzpatrick and her racing partner Jen Kehoe.

Menna and Jen are Para-Alpine World Cup ski racers, representing Great Britain with the British Para-Snowsport Team.

Menna is legally blind, and Jen is her sighted guide.  They work as a team to complete the race course as fast as possible and both cross the finish line safely.  It is similar to a Rally driving partnership with a twist: the driver can’t see where she is going!

Their list of results over the last couple of season speak for themselves – Overall World Cup Champions & Overall GS World Cup Champions in 2016, and Silver Medalists SL World Cup Finals, Bronze Medallists SG World Cup Finals & British GS & SL Champions in 2017. Phew!

They are hard on the road to qualify for The Winter Paralympic Games in 2018

You can find lots of info about them on their website www.mennaandjen.co.uk and help support them with their Paralympic quest at www.mennaandjen.co.uk/support-us