FAQ's

What will the holiday be like?
Last year's trip was fantastic – and we plan to build on all the aspects that people enjoyed the most; worship, pre-dinner ministry, time for reflection and an amazing opportunity to build lifelong friendships. There will be plenty of time for winter fun, browsing village shops and cafes, and exploring the region. We also plan to have a few extra exciting things you can sign up for nearer the time (think: sledging, off-piste ski mountain guides, après ski afternoons, organized trail walks)

Who and how many can come?
As this is more than just a ski holiday, we want to encourage everyone looking for a winter escape to come and join us. The hotel sleeps 47 people (with additional spaces for young children). Remember: Last year was a sell-out and we expect spaces to go even faster this year! Book early to avoid disappointment!

Where is the resort? What is it like?
LAAX (www.laax.com) is a gem in the Swiss Alps and is located 1hr 45mins from Zurich. With a glacier that crowns the resort, the world's largest half-pipe and a slope that is over 13km long, LAAX was named 'Switzerland's Best Ski Resort' in 2015! Some key highlights are:
224 kilometres of linked slopes suitable for all levels with plenty of blue slopes for beginners, long cruisers and steeps for the intermediates, and fantastic off-piste routes to challenge the experts
55km of cross-country ski tracks, 100km of easy winter walking, hikes and snow-shoe routes
19 mountain restaurants and 8 snow bars, wide choice of après ski and local cafes
Fun sledge runs directly into Flims village
A UNESCO world heritage site, the Rhine Gorge, an art museum, the largest public telescope in Switzerland (for you stargazers!), and a brewery tour all available locally

And the accommodation?
This year we have EXCLUSIVE use of Hotel MiraVal (www.hotelmiraval.ch). The hotel is located in Flims Waldhaus and you can ski down to the hotel after a long day on the slopes. In the morning, take a short walk to the lift or catch the free bus nearby. The rooms are mainly twins (some single rooms will be available) and the hotel is able to accommodate families. All rooms have showers and WCs, telephones, Wi-Fi, a TV and fantastic mountain views. In addition, there is a spacious dining room, lounge area, TV room, ski/boot room and a sauna for those tired legs!

How much does it cost?
£750 for skiers/boarders + £100 for Ski Hire (excluding flights – see FAQ below)
£515 for the Non-Skiers (excluding flights)
Children costs are dependent on age

This cost includes:
§ Seven nights' accommodation with hearty breakfast buffet and 3-course dinner (this also includes one night traditional dinner of cheese fondue in the local Curling Hall restaurant!)
§ Return airport transfers from Zurich to Flims
§ Six-day ski lift pass (for skiers/boarders)
§ Hire of skis or snowboards
§ Free local bus and guest card that offers 10 per cent off various items about town

Ski and Snowboard Hire – why is that separate?
We have arranged a great deal for hire of boots and a board/skis and poles for just circa £100 per person. Amazing!

In order to help you spread the cost, we have negotiated for you to pay for your ski hire direct upon arrival. This also means that you can choose to pay a little less (if you have your own boots for example) or a little more (if you wish to hire a helmet or upgrade your skis). It's up to you!

Can you help me book my flights?
Yes! In order to keep the costs down, St Dionis has reserved 30 seats on a group booking with Swiss Air for the great price of £125 per person. These seats will be 'first come, first served' and will require payment in full when you book your place. After the seats are filled, we may be able to add additional people to the group booking however we cannot guarantee the price. The flight details are:
§ Outbound: SWISS LX317 Departing London HEATHROW at 8.50am arriving Zurich at 11.40am
§ Return: SWISS LX2538 Departing Zurich at 9.55am arriving London GATWICK at 10.30 am

This price includes 1 piece of checked luggage per person AND 1 set of skis per person too!

If you plan to book yourself on a different flight, PLEASE CONTACT US FIRST so you don't miss out on the transfer!