Since 1923 Völkl has stood for unlimited passion for skiing and making high performance products. Based in Straubing, Völkl is the largest (and one of the last remaining) manufacturer in Germany, and their headquarters is one of the most modern production facilities in the world.
Here, high-tech innovation meets traditional craftsmanship to create the most precise, highest quality, and technologically advanced skis in the world. Their team of engineers, experienced craftsmen, tinkerers, and testers-as well as numerous top athletes and uncounted victories-have made Völkl one of the biggest ski brands in the world.
ALI ROSS DVD: As it is possible to travel once more, albeit with restrictions, many skiers are planning to head for the mountains again this winter. But whenever you return to the snow, some things never change - the same question bothers you - “How do I improve?”. The Ski Better with Ali Ross DVD is your answer. Aimed at intermediate and advanced skiers, Ali's radical approach gets to the heart of what good skiing means with a few basic concepts and exercises and in doing so, demystifies much of what conventional ski instruction stands for.
The DVD will prepare you for the Clinics if you are a newcomer or serve as a reminder if you are a regular client. Ali also gives you the Inside Track on what to look for when you buy boots and skis. See the previews below.
Email [email protected] to purchase. Price £20 incl P&P (UK and Europe). Shipping to North America add £2. Elsewhere, please enquire.
Just as we thought some optimism may be justified about the reopening of French ski resorts, President Macron announced on Tuesday 24th November that amongst continuing strict measures to contain the virus,the resorts would remain closed over Christmas and New Year.He expects to make a further announcement in 10 days'time about a timetable for opening after the main holiday period.Living in hope,the mayors of the resorts have suggested that the President still may be persuaded to change his mind.....
The earlier update,which (sadly)foreshadows the above, was written in September...
It is clear that the Plague which caused the disruption at the end of last season will still cast an enormous shadow over the coming Winter as well. But despite the pervasive gloom-mongering, uncertainty and unpredictability , we won't behave as if life has been put on indefinite hold. Therefore we would like to let you know that we intend to run as normal a season as we can in 2020/21 - we live in hope! To this end, we will try to make this as easy as possible in the following ways:
Whilst our regular groups,showing true bulldog spirit, have booked their usual weeks, the pervasive caution about travel understandably prevails for the majority of skiers. We hear that you want to ski next season, but also want to watch and wait until either there is more clarity, or until you decide to just take the plunge and book. To which end,the key for us is two-fold; flexibilty and reassurance. Last minute bookings will almost certainly be possible and remove the need to keep an eye on ever-changing rules. Where there is availability, courses can be changed to suit demand, so a particular week need not be tied to the advertised programme if people want a different one. Just let us know what you have in mind and we will see what we can do (providing skiers share a similar ability, it doesn't really matter what we call the course). We are also happy to book mini-courses-long weekends or mid week sessions-if they can be fitted in.
For added reassurance,we have made temporary changes to our Ts and Cs for this season, which along with your own travel insurance, should give you the confidence to book. A word of explanation; travel insurers it seems, take their cue from current FCDO advice and the key is either the country you intend to visit is on the FCDO's "essential travel only" list or it's exempt.
Our refund policy follows these distinctions as well- see below. Our payment terms have in addition taken account of the fact that you may be reluctant
to part with large sums of money a long way ahead of the actual course.
Once you have had a look at the following extract on Covid from our Booking conditions; if you have any further questions, please contact us by e mail or by phone.
Coronavirus (Covid -19) - for bookings after 30/09/20
"If there is no FCDO warning against travel to France then Ali Ross Skiing Clinics will offer a 100% course fee credit valid until March 2022 or a refund, should the resort have to close and/or restrictions are imposed on travel by national Governments at short notice due to Covid 19, which prevent you from arriving in Tignes to start the course, or if these events occur during the course, when a pro rata credit or refund for the time missed will be offered. If you travel to France whilst it is on the FCDO's warning against "all but essential" travel list, then we will in addition offer a refund/credit as outlined above for course cancellation due to contracting Covid-19 , within 14 days of the start of the course. This must be verified by a medical practitioner's letter. All non-Covid related cancellations are subject to the standard Terms and Conditions on the Bookings page.
Please note that (in the FCDO's wording), "disinclination to travel" is not acceptable as a valid reason for cancellation).
TIGNES,following national guidelines (www.en.tignes.net/informations-covid-19),has announced rules on social distancing, mask-wearing on lifts etc, and has no plans to limit attendance. As far as we can predict,the skiing itself will be largely unaffected; as is the case in the UK, you are more likely to notice the effects in the bars, restaurants and shops- and apres-ski.
In short, we will be in Tignes and looking foward to seeing you. And who knows - it might even be fun! We can't stay locked up forever....?