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Arrivals & Departures

16.00pm unless agreed otherwise by the Managing Director

10.00am unless agreed otherwise by the Managing Director

Your flights must land and depart between 10.30am and 15.30pm on Saturdays or Sundays for the inclusive transfer price quoted in our holiday price to be included. If your flights land or take off outside of these times unless agreed by The Freeride Republic Ltd. a supplement will be incurred at the rate of a private transfer, from the price of €300 per minibus, seating 8 people, one way.

Alternative pick up / drop offs outside of these designated times will incur a cost to be absorbed by you the customer not the chalet company. Alternative transfers with other carriers can be arranged through us, from the price of €300, per 8 seater minibus, one way.

Transfers at Lyon & Grenoble airports will incur a supplement of €450, one way, per 8 seater minibus.

Transfers with other carriers can be arranged through us FROM the price of €350, per 8 seater minibus, one way.

Transfers with other carriers can be arranged through us FROM the price of €350, per 8 seater minibus, one way or FROM €65 per person, on shared transfers.

Yes! The holiday cost will be reduced by £20, per person, per return transfer, or £10 one way if people are not requiring the transfer element.

Yes! Add your child seat requirements using your MyFreeride log in to manage your booking, or notify us in the booking process.

Yes! Depending upon the arrival times, we can collect/deliver you as group from/to Moutiers train station, on your arrival or departure days, as part of the holiday cost.

Yes! You can store luggage in our ski rooms, prior to the chalets being cleaned and available at 16.00pm, in all our chalets.

Yes! You can store luggage in our ski rooms after our check out time of 10.00am, on departure day. All areas of the chalets, other than the ski rooms, are not accessible after the 10.00am check out, as the chalets are being cleaned for the next group of guestsarriving that day.

Only if pre-agreed in writing by the managing director. Normally, only the ski rooms are available for luggage storage and changing after 10.00am on departure day.

On your arrival day we change the water in the tub and clean the hot tubs ready for the next weeks, guests, as required by French law. The water in the tubs requires 24 hours in alpine temperatures to reheat to the required temperature for your use. The tub will be ready for your first après ski, on the first full day of your holiday so either Sunday or Monday afternoon but not on the arrival day / evening.

Within reason yes! In the case of heavy snow and flight delays we will endeavour to provide you with your first night’s meal’ up until around 10.00pm. After this time, the staff would still do a meet and greet with you and provide a shortened version of evening service.

Normally if you arrive after 20.00pm, on arrival day the mobile service would then fit and deliver your skis from 08.30am on the following morning, so you would not miss any ski time. On peak holiday weeks the mobile ski service provider may still choose to fit you after 20.00pm depending upon demands upon them that night and the following morning.

For those choosing the ski shop service option the shop normally closes at 19.30pm, and reopens at 08.30am, on weekends.

Yes! We prepare your ski passes prior to your arrival, so they are ready when you arrive at the chalet whilst you have a cuppa or a glass of wine and a slice of cake, after your airport transfer.

Yes! You will be informed in advance of any changes but in most instances, this is Wednesday.

Resort & Ski Pass Information

No! The 3 Valleys area is not connected by a bus service only by lift pass.

There is a free bus service between La Tania and the other Courchevel ski stations which runs every hour (with a break for lunch and runs less frequently at night) View the winter timetable here.

Yes! The Troika baby nursery slope area is free and beginners do not need a ski pass to use it.

Normally beginners do not require a lift pass on the first day of ski school, as they will be using the free beginner slopes in either La Tania or Courchevel 1850. After the first day, depending upon progress, beginners would need a pass as they graduate onto the blue and green slopes of La Tania and Courchevel. In most cases, your ski instructor will advise you when you require a lift pass, during your lessons.

Yes! As part of our service, we organise and deliver the passes to your chalet prior to your arrival in resort. Using your MyFreeride log in, send us a list of what lift passes you require, at the latest by the Tuesday prior to your departure. Please note, in our terms & conditions we do stipulate that you must book your lift pass through us, otherwise we do re-apply £15 per person, back onto the booking invoice.

Yes! You can pay in either cash or credit card.

Yes! You can pay for your ski pass in resort on either credit card or debit card. Please ask your chalet staff how.

Yes! You can pay in euros online using your MyFreeride log in, prior to departure, or email us for further details.

To qualify for the family ski pass, you must have two adults and a minimum of two under 18s, to form a minimum group of 4. With two adults, you can buy up to a further 5 passes for under 18, so 7 passes in total.

For the family lift pass we will need a names list and DOBs for every member of your group, in advance. Please add this to your booking notes using your MyFreeride log in, or email these details through, in the booking process

In all instances, when purchasing 6 day passes for our guests, we will provide you with the tribu ski pass rate, for either the 3 Valley or Courchevel ski passes.

The senior rate ski pass starts at 65 years of age.

We don’t offer ski guiding with our packages, as this is no longer permitted in France. Qualified ski guides can be booked through our affiliated ski schools.

Yes! The Aquamotion centre located in Courchevel 1650 is a great facility with a swimming pool / spa and with a well-being centre for adults. Entry on Saturdays is half price, which offers a great bad weather or final day option, for those departing on a Sunday or checking out on Saturdays. Aquamotion is easily accessible using the free La Tania Courchevel bus service – details here

We can collect you on one night of the week in Meribel or Courchevel mid-week no later than 19.15pm and take you back to your chalet for a later dinner, so you can enjoy some après ski. Please liaise with your resort manager once you have arrived to organise. These picks ups are weather dependent and we cannot provide them on Wednesdays, or on evenings before weekend changeovers.

Food & Drink

Yes – please view the local restaurant guide using your MyFreeride log in to manage your booking, or ask your chalet staff in resort, on the first evening, for details.

Yes! Please add your dietary requirements using your MyFreeride log in, to your booking, or email us in the booking process.

Yes – we can provide an earlier sitting or a high tea for the kids in the chalet, from 18.30pm

Yes – we can provide simpler meal for the kids such as pastas, nuggets, pizzas, and fish fingers, etc. Alternatively, we can provide an earlier sitting of what the adults are eating later. Please add your children’s food requirements using your MyFreeride log in, to your booking, or email us in the booking process.

A selection of teas and fresh filter coffee. A continental breakfast served daily, along with fresh bread, cereals, muesli and yogurts. A daily warm breakfast option is provided every morning, served along with porridge.

Sample hot options would be

  • Monday – bacon, eggs and hash browns
  • Tuesday – sausages, eggs and hash browns
  • Wednesday (day off) – self service continental breakfast with croissants
  • Thursday – pancakes
  • Friday – French toast and sausages
  • Saturday – bacon eggs and hash browns
  • Sunday (departure day) – croissants

With the Freeride Classic package, we provide a red and white french table wine during evening dinner service, that typically runs between 19.45 – 21.00. We are happy to top up your carafes, within reason, during this evening service period but the wine is not ‘unlimited’.

The chalet wine is not provided on the mid-week chalet night off.

With the Freeride Premuim package, please view your wine and beer options and your allowance using your MyFreeride log in, or email us in the booking process, for further information.

For any bookings with free packed lunches included, as an extra please note the lunches are only provided on 5 of the 6 catered days of your stay. Please note that the packed lunches are not provided for you on the chalet day off, or your final departure day.

The packed lunches can be only be included if clearly stated as an inclusion on your booking invoice.

The free packed lunches consist of one medium-sized baguette with a designated daily filling, small bottle of water and a chocolate bar / piece of cake, per person. The Freeride Republic reserves the right to make any changes to the above.

On the chalet day off we provide you with a self-service continental breakfast with croissants. There is no cooked breakfast, evening meal or packed lunches provided on the chalet day off.

Breakfast is normally served between 08.00am – 09.00am

Dinner is normally served between 19.30 – 20.00 until 21.15pm

Skis & Equipment

Yes! Please pre-book online yourself using the discount codes / links to either our mobile service or ski shop service. Please see our ski hire guide using your MyFreeride log in, to manage your booking, or email for further details.

Yes! Please pre-book online yourself using the discount codes / links for our mobile service. Please see our ski hire guide using your MyFreeride log in, to manage your booking, or email for further details.

Yes! Please pre-book online yourself using the discount codes / links for our La Tania or Courchevel 1550 ski shop service. Please see our ski hire guide using your MyFreeride log in, to manage your booking, or email for further details.

Yes! Please pre-book online yourself, using the discount codes / links to either our mobile service or ski shop service. Please see our ski hire guide using your MyFreeride log in, to manage your booking, or email for further details.

Our chalets don’t have the facility for you to wax skis or boards in house but you can organise this with either your mobile ski service provider or the local ski shop who can provide an overnight ski service for you. Please see our ski hire guide using your MyFreeride log in, to manage your booking, or email either the mobile service or ski shop, for further details.

Yes! We offer a 5% discount with the ESF for all our guests. Please pre-book online yourself, using the ESF discount code detailed in our ski school guide using your MyFreeride log in, to manage your booking, or email for further details.

Children

Yes! Add your child seat requirements using your MyFreeride log in to manage your booking, or notify us in the booking process.

Yes! Please view the childcare guide, using your MyFreeride log in to manage your booking, or email us in the booking process.

Yes! You can store luggage in our ski rooms prior to the chalets being cleaned and available at 16.00pm in all our chalets.

Yes – we can provide an earlier sitting or a high tea for the kids in the chalet from 18.30pm

Yes – we can provide simpler meal for the kids such as pastas, nuggets, pizzas, and fish fingers, etc. Alternatively, we can provide an earlier sitting of what the adults are eating later. Please add your children’s food requirements using your MyFreeride log in, to your booking, or email us in the booking process.

Yes – all the above can be provided with advance notification. Please add these requirements using your MyFreeride log in, to your booking, or email us in the booking process.

Unless arranged informally with the chalet staff in resort, we cannot provide babysitting, as our staff our not contracted or obliged to provide this. Babysitters can be arranged with our affiliated childcare company Snow Bugs

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