L’Ancienne Poste Avajan in the Pyrenees ticks all the boxes for Christmas. Snow, an idyllic setting and your own private Father Christmas, sorry I meant instructor…

You can book either Friday to Friday (20-27 December) or Saturday to Saturday(21 -28 December) of December for Christmas getaway.

One thing you will notice about the Pyrenees, is that during peak weeks it’s always much quieter than the Alps, especially at Christmas, as the French tend to stay at home until the new year.

It’s very rare to find queues for lifts and you will also notice the difference in price for not only lift passes and ski hire, but also for lunches and drink stops on the slopes. It’s much cheaper.

Panoramic view from the Avajan terrace

How much does Christmas week cost?

The normal rate for Christmas week is €11,000  however as there has been a late cancellation it is now on sale at the heavily discounted rate of €5,500 (less than €500 per person) and includes the following:

Accommodation for 12 people in six en-suite rooms.
2 x twins, 2 x Doubles, 1 x twin or double, 1 x Bunk bed.

Price includes…

7 nights accommodation with a hearty breakfast every day with hot options available.
Six evenings with a sumptious four-course meal prepared in-house by your very own chef.
Full gala traditional Christmas lunch.
Freshly made cake everyday, for afternoon tea.
Pre-dinner canapes.
All wine, alcohol and soft drinks during your stay.
(Staff have one day off per week giving you the chance to explore one of our lovely local restaurants.)

Christmas in Avajan

Instruction is included

In addition, you may have five mornings of private tuition from James* in either skiing or Boarding.

Depending on the ages of the children and their tastes, an earlier evening meal and simplified menu is on offer, this way the adults can enjoy a more adult-themed menu once the children are settled for the evening.

As well as all the amenities of the Lodge (more details may be found here) we can also offer an in-house massage service which is available on request.

There is a great selection of DVD’s for the home cinema, along with Free WIFI, U.K. t.v. and plenty of books, board games and puzzles to keep the youngsters occupied in the evenings.

There is also an Xbox available if required!

No need to carry your equipment

All ski equipment is left in resort, to be dried, waxed and ready to go for the next day, so no carrying any kit at the start or end of the day and all our guests benefit from discounted prices.

Family Friendly

The resort itself is very family friendly and offers plenty to keep all the energetic children happy with snow parks and skiercross courses. As well as improving their technique James, your instructor also make it great fun for them during their lessons – paramount for the learning process, especially first timers!

More about James…

James Dealtry is a fully qualified French mountain guide and ski instructor, one of the few foreigners to achieve this status. He previously spent fifteen years in Val d’Isere in the French Alps and was the first Brit to work for the Ecole du Ski Français before relocating to the Pyrenees.To book for Christmas week call James on +33 (0)6 09 49 73 80. 
Please mention MadDogSki.com when calling.

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