BUS PICKUP POINT
Plaça d’Espanya, 08004, Barcelona. Right in front of the Hotel Catalonia 10:30am check in for a 11am departure
ski run address
Pal-Arsinal Ski Resort – Pal Arinsal Estacion De Ski Snow
- Private Return (Round Trip) Transport from Barcelona to Andorra (11am Friday morning. Check in at least 30 minutes early).
- 3 days 2 nights
- Stay in Spa hotel – Heated pool, hot tub, gym, sauna, massage room and solarium*
- Christmas sweater fireplace welcome party with hot buttered rum and board games
- Daily delicious hot breakfast
- 3 course welcome dinner with wine included
- Daily Return Transport from between the hotel and the slopes
- 2 Day Ski Pass
- Ski equipment – boots, skis & poles (option to upgrade to Snowboard €20)
- Années Folles Après Ski Party with DJ and “Schnappy Hour” at the bottom of the mountain
- Hamper treats in every room
Optional upgrades and add ons
- 2 day Snowboard €20,
- 2 day Ski Insurance €24
- 2 day Ski classes €65 (3 hours per day)
- Double room upgrade €20pppn subject to availability
*Note in the case that we change hotels because of capacity some amenities may not apply
- Ski outfit and Christmas jumper
- Swimmers – at most of our hotels we have a swimming pool and a Jacuzzi
- Let us know of any rooming requests prior to the trip at the email below
ADD ONS – EMAIL INFO@STOKETRAVEL.COM FOR ANY OF THE BELOW
- Ski insurance – €24 (Highly recommended)
- Snowboard rental – €20 surcharge
- 2 day ski classes – €65
- Double-room upgrade per night – €20 pppn (€40 per person for entire trip)
- Barcelona City Break (additional night in Barcelona) – €45, including breakfast
BE A GURU – SHOULD KNOWS
- We will ski in the resort of Pal-Arinsal: 63 kms of runs: 4 green, 16 blue, 16 red, 5 black
- Andorra is a tax free principality meaning that shopping is tax free. If you want to go shopping we recommend you do so Friday afternoon after we arrive. It’s the only time you’ll really get when we’re not on the slopes or partying
- We highly recommended Ski insurance. We have a discounted Insurance package available for €24 which covers you whilst skiing only (note it does not cover falling off a table whilst drunk on a night out)
- If you do have your own ski/snowboard equipment you qualify for a discount of €20 euros
- Never been skiing before? No worries, a bunch of us will be doing ski classes, they are 3 hours on the Saturday and 3 hours on the Sunday, so you’ll not only learn to ski/board properly, but you’ll also have time pre/post lessons to try out the slopes on your own or with your mates
- You can choose who you room with, we have 3/4/5 bed rooms allocated to us, so be sure to let us know who you want to room with beforehand if you have a preference. Email email@example.com to do so
- Free Wi-FI
- 24-hour reception
- Spa with heated pool & Jacuzzi*
- Tourist information
- Luggage storage
- Laundry service
- Ironing service
- Room service
- Vending machine (snacks)
*Depending on availability and hotel
STOKE TRAVEL’S COMMON SENSE GUIDE TO STAYING SAFE
*If at any time you feel unsafe, please don’t hesitate to contact any member of the Stoke Travel crew
As far as situations go, a Stoke Travel trip is amongst the safest. Unlike in the ‘real’ world, everybody here is intent on having a good time with new and old friends – your fellow Stokies are way more likely to hold your hair back while you puke than steal your wallet.
That being so, we’re more in danger of hurting ourselves while on a Stoke Travel trip than falling foul of our fellow travellers. Here’s a quick little guide to partying safe with Stoke Travel.
- We are living through a health epidemic, and while it isn’t of any particular danger to us, the greater community can really benefit from us being sensible. Wash your hands, cough into your elbow, avoid touching your face, and don’t stop living your normal life unless the local authorities, or health specialists, advise you to do so. And if you come down with a cough, fever AND shortness of breath stay home, call the hospital, and await further instructions.
- Drink plenty of water – There’s a high chance after a big day on the slopes you’ll hit the beers, meaning you’re probably going to have a plenty big hangover, but you can really limit it by smashing a few cups of water throughout the day and evening.
- Remember to eat – We’re going to hook you up with 2 hearty breakfasts and one dinner, and as the bare minimum that should keep your stomach lined and engine running. Do not skip these meals, even if you are suffering horrifically from one of the aforementioned hangovers. We also strongly advise getting a lunch in there too, maybe even every day. Being out on that fresh pow is hungry work!
- Don’t push yourself beyond your limits – As far as the ski runs go, there are some that are pretty advanced. Make sure you stick to your level of expertise, at least until you feel truly confident enough to level up. The same goes for any hectic tricks you might be thinking about trying. Even if you’re trying to impress someone, only do what you know you can do safely. Broken bones don’t impress anyone, especially not your mother.
- Get insurance – If you don’t have your own travel insurance that covers snow sports, we highly recommend it. If you want to add on two day ski Insurance with us for €26, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
- Wear the appropriate gear – Snow sports are no joke, neither is being freezing cold. Make sure you come prepared and have packed appropriately to make sure your ears, fingers and toes stay warm and you can shred comfortably.
- Stay with the group, or at least with your friends if you can help it – Being out on the snow by yourself is no fun anyway, but you know what they say, there’s safety in numbers. If anything goes wrong, having people around to help you is way better than being alone.
- Don’t be a creep – Like, seriously, has that ever worked out for you? Similarly, if you see somebody being a creep and making people uncomfortable let us know and we’ll have a friendly word to them. Sometimes they just don’t realise how gross they are.
- No means no, consent matters – At a very basic level if you hit on somebody and they say no then you’ve just got to cop that. They’re just not that into you. It sucks for about three seconds, but you’re literally surrounded by hundreds of young, like-minded travellers. Suck it up and move on. When you do find somebody who’s into you and you want to move through the bases, make sure you get consent. It really, really, really, really, really does matter.
- If you see somebody having a bad time, make sure they’re ok – We are all brothers and sisters and gender non-specific relations out here. If you see somebody struggling in any way, check on them, grab a Stoke staff member and just do what any decent human being would do.
Staying safe at Stoke Travel is super easy, but sometimes we get a little out of control and forget the basics. If you ever find yourself in any kind of situation do not hesitate to contact Stoke staff, or security, and we’ll sort you out immediately. We’re here to help – help you have the best time possible. Mwah.
WHAT TO BRING
- A ski suit or suitable clothes and jacket to ski in because you can’t hire ski wear at the slopes
- A Christmas jumper for the Log fire Welcome party
- Socks and gloves
- Passport/ID to cross borders – you can not come without it
- Warm clothes to sleep in
- Something awesome to party in
- A camera
- Condoms (better safe than sorry!)
- A water bottle to fill up
Arrival and Welcome Party
- 10am check-in in front of Hard Rock Cafe in Plaça d’Espanya for bus pick up
- Arrive at our Andorra Spa hotel for Welcome
- Welcome dinner & wines at the hotel to meet your new mates
- Christmas sweater fireplace welcome party with hot buttered rum and boardgames
- Early to bed early to rise (for some)
Ski, Board, Après-Ski Party
- Breakfast at the hotel
- Head to ski pistes- Meet at at anytime at our favourite mountain drinks venue
- The day on the slopes
- Années Folles Après Ski Party with DJ and “Schnappy Hour”
Breaky, Ski, Go Home
- Breakfast at the hotel – Check out before breakfast and leave your bags at reception. We wont have time to check out after breakfast, as we’ll be heading directly to the slopes to make the most of the last day
- Head to ski pistes
- Get in some precious hours of skiing/boarding
- Evening return to Barcelona, exhausted & exhilarated