Written on: 03/03/2013
We travelled to the Hotel Farandole with Skipower and it was one of the worst holidays we have ever been on On arrival at the resort we were dropped 200m from the hotel and told we would have to walk with all our bags etc and no offer of help from hotel staff. Long wait for room allocation and check in. We were them told by the manager that the hotel had a Norovirus outbreak the week before. They assured us that it had been cleared up and the hotel had been deep cleaned between guests.... (read more)
Written on: 11/01/2013
We stayed in chalet James in jan 2012 and were very dissatisfied with the level of service we received as repeat guests ( our third year travelling as a part of an extended family of 12) We noticed a very obvious drop in the standard of service and food compared to previous years for example, frozen bread, no hot breakfasts, no logs for the fire. We were unfortunate to have a leaking boiler during our stay resulting in no hot water or heating in the chalet periodially. Both the resort... (read more)
Written on: 09/01/2013 by aturnerjones (1 review written)
I have never had cause to write a bad review until now! We shall not be booking with Ski Power again as they overall they are a providing an extremely sub-standard service run on a very low budget to maximise their profit at the cost of customer satisfaction. Reading many previous reviews on Ski Power after our holiday it is obvious this is the general opinion of many customers. Ski powers responses always seem to blame the customer for everything and this was echoed by our experience of the... (read more)
Written on: 26/04/2012 by zzzkeeper (1 review written)
We stayed in Chalet James in La Tania this year. Ski Power are OK we hired our skis and got our passes through them so all of the conditional discounts applied. It was the last weak of the season so stuff runs out… so what. Don't forget the idea is to Ski. They are not a luxury chalet outfit in fact they are sensibly priced (for most of the season) and if you are nice to the staff they are nice to you. Simple. We have stayed with Ski Power four times now and each time the holiday is... (read more)
Written on: 23/02/2012 by pkasrobinson
Staff on the whole friendly but badly managed and definitely there to look after themselves first. Could give plently of examples, but to name a few - took 48 hrs for maintenance man to turn down our radiator - 2 min job with the right equiptment. Getting woken between 2 and 3.30am by staff returning p****d and making lots of noise etc. On their night off using the pool room to get drunk and throw up in buckets etc etc...Badly managed - manager joining in- at times felt we were a... (read more)
Written on: 08/02/2012
We have stayed with Ski Power on a number of occaisions from 2005 through to the present. For Christmas just past(2011)we booked chalet renoir in La Tania. We last stayed at this chalet with ski power in 2008 and had a good stay. Unfortunately our experience for xmas 2011 was not at all good. To go through the whole holiday debacle in words would take to long. The principal issue was poor resort mangement and commuincation relating to the chalet's log fire. for xmas we wanted a log fire and... (read more)
Written on: 28/03/2011
We have just returned from Chalet Nelly in Le Praz. There were a total of 8 in our party, 4 adults and 4 children. Our Chalet host, Aisling, was very accommodating and nothing was too much trouble. To our surprise we were offered a hot breakfast option every morning, the evening meal was home cooked and very acceptable. We had four young children in our party and she made a home cooked early meal for them every evening without any problem. (Maybe a few for provisions e.g. enough china... (read more)
Written on: 28/01/2011
We got tatally ripped off this year, having paid for our holiday 12 weeks before we were due to travel they then demarded an extra £240 because we didnt book our ski rental and lift pass through them! They claim they gave us a discount of £30 pp ( we were 8 in the group) to book lift passes and rental, well for a start we all have our own ski's...
When we arrived at the chalet, it was a tip! Food was like a student might cook, the staff stank of booze and the director call Craig was very... (read more)
Written on: 25/01/2011
We have used ski power for four holidays over a number of years and they have totally changed this season. DO NOT USE this company as they now rip you off in any way they can, the only and I mean only, plus side is the friendly nature of their chalet staff.
The previously fab breakfasts have been replaced by bread and cereal and the 'hot option' has changed to porridge or a pancake from the full English they used to provide.
Everything is an extra, we even had to pay £15 each for our 2... (read more)
Written on: 10/01/2011
i have just returned from the hotel chanrossa and do not normaly take any notice of these sort of sites but !!! i go on 3 ski trips a year and this is the worse service i have ever encountered. meals were very good but not enough food to keep you going after a days ski. the breakfasts were very poor,run out iof milk and water have to keep asking, the tea urn was always running out of water. shortage of cups so not all guests chould have a cup at same time (i was offered a bowel by the rudest... (read more)
Written on: 06/01/2011
We have not long got back from La Tania, staying Beauvallon with Ski Power, previously we have been with Ski Olympic and Silver Ski.
The Chalet was comfortable and clean, but not luxury in any sense, the bootwarmer didn't work, neither did the WiFi (one of the key reasons we booked this chalet). The furniture was tatty (torn sofa and broken lampshade). Games had bits missing. This was surprising as it was so early in the season.
However, the staff were fantastic and the food excellent,... (read more)
Written on: 03/01/2011
NEVER EVER EVER TRAVEL with Ski Power. They are one of the worst tour operators ever and are getting worse year on year. Thsi is the 3rd and last time we will be booking through them or staying in one of their chalets. They profess to be a superior operator when in fact they are as budget as they can be. Look in the fridge and it is the chepeast quality produce that can be bought in bulk from supermarkets, real basic brand food. The owner is a rip off merchant and the main objective is to... (read more)
Written on: 22/12/2010 by njdb (1 review written)
After booking an exclusive villa with Ski Power through catered-ski-chalets.co.uk, one of your agents, our party of 11, 5 adults and 6 children from age 9 to 4, headed again towards La Tania by car. Experiencing a horrible trip which lasted two days instead of one due to the snowy road we were looking forward to stay in a catered villa again like we experienced with Family Friendly Skiing several times.
On arrival at 19:30 hours were told by the villa staff that our booked villa could not... (read more)
Written on: 23/09/2010
I have to say that i do take forums with a pinch of salt and i often wonder if reviews are actually genuine or if someone is having a dig to damage a companies reputation..
I am a big fan of Ski Power and have skied with them for many years now and have stayed in La Tania and Chanrossa with them with an without my children! so if you are reading this please take no notice of serial wingers!!
We have always had very helpful staff and we have always been impressed with the catering - it has... (read more)
Written on: 15/09/2010
Stayed with ski power on chalet hotel chanrossa. The place was well run comfortable and rest value. The food was excellent much better than we expected so a nice surprise .skiing amazing so all in all a good time . Would recommend them to anyone! (read more)
Written on: 27/05/2010
Ski Power's Chalet Renoir in La Tania was modern and chalet staff pleasant. Chef did well with the food he was given but sadly there was a major problem with leaking sewage under the chalet which smelt disgusting and which they were unable to fix properly. There was no help or apology from management who just seemed to think "these things happen". We were dealt with no better by staff in the UK who ignored our emails for several days while we considered the problem to be urgent.
It was... (read more)
Written on: 30/04/2010
SKI POWER - CHALET SYLVIE 2010 STAY
I find it strange that the number of negative reports on Ski Power are no longer visible on this site.
I booked with Ski Power staying in their luxury top end chalet in 1550 in March and overall it was "fine". This was primarily down to the age of the chalet (brand new in 2010) and the chalet host who managed to create fabulous food for very little budget.
It would appear that Ski Power promise a huge amount but lack the detail, fresh bread and milk... (read more)
Written on: 26/04/2010
Stayed with Ski Power last week of the season - Had a fantastic time - beingthe last week service and standards were impecable and chalet was clean and staff were great. Thank you - would definately recommend them.. (read more)
Written on: 09/03/2010
Excellent challet, excellent service, fabulous food, all you could want in a skiing holiday! Our room was comfortable and clean, as was the rest of the challet. Ski guides were particularly good, took us all over the mountain, really fun people, helped me concentrate on improving my skiing ability rather than where I was going!
Hot tub was a lovely treat, really good for the body after a hard days skiing. Meals were on time, as well as catering well for vegetarians.We met some delightful... (read more)
Written on: 16/02/2010
We just wanted to say how much we enjoyed our holiday last week. Beauvallon is a lovely chalet and solidly built so I did not have to worry about little Alex keeping other people awake. The Cr che manager was very helpful and the play area just perfect for under 5's. The Nanny's Abby and Colleen were capable and reliable and I had confidence that they would let me know if there were any problems. The steps down to the chalet were a bit of a challenge with an under 2 year old but were kept... (read more)
Written on: 09/02/2010
We would really like to thank the Ski Power staff for a brilliant week at the Hotel Chanrossa.
Before our holiday when we heard that we were flying to Geneva we were quite
disappointed as we knew this lengthened our transfer time however Geneva
airport proved extremely efficient and in no time at all we were on the
coach and ready to go - with a chirpy welcome from the Ski Power chap. In
the end I think we all felt that Geneva was a far better experience than
Our welcome at... (read more)
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