HWSSC - Tignes '18


Ladies and Gents,

Welcome to the OFFICIAL event for our Christmas Trip brought to you by the wonderful HWSSC committee and our new trip provider NUCO. They are the largest university trip provider and have been exceptional when helping organise the largest

trip Heriot-Watt has ever seen. Keep your eyes peeled for all the latest info and updates on this page!

If it’s your first year at Heriot-Watt don’t make the mistake of missing out on the highlight of your first year. You will make friends with people from all years and really have something insane to look back on. Or if you’re in second, third or even seventh year (gordo), it is never too late to go on your first university ski trip, you will never forget it!

For all you who’ve been on HWSSC trips before you know the usual madness of the trips quickly selling out. But for all you first timers, make sure you’re at your devices ready at 11.55am ready for the booking to go live at 12.00 as THIS WILL SELL OUT ON THE 29th. You’ll only need to pay your deposit of £100 to secure your place. The rest is paid closer to the trip. We have provisionally booked 350 places, once over that you’ll be added to a waiting list and we’ll do our best to get you out there too!

Anyway, enough of that!


For those of you who haven’t been to Tignes before, or heard of its massive reputation… it’s in the Espace Killy resort which is home to Tignes and Val D’isere where you’ll meet 300km of ski runs, 78 lifts and countless busy bars and clubs like the original LA FOLIE DOUCE apres ski bar!! The nightlife is one of the biggest in the Alps, so it is very safe to say you will not be disappointed.

The base price of the trip is only £439 and for this amazing price you’ll receive:

¬ Return executive coach travel to and from Edinburgh (£40 deduction if you want to make your own way)
¬ A FULL AREA lift pass (normally a £49 optional extra)
¬ Ski in ski out accommodation with everyone under one roof, located right by the lifts
¬ Bottle of spirit with every room
¬ Professional photographer and videographer
¬ Day events on the slope (more info to come)
¬ Drinks deals and discounts
¬ Trip T-shirt
¬ Themed nights out
¬ No extra charge for own equipment (feel free to bring your own board and skis, but you must declare when booking)
¬ Your damage deposits are guaranteed to be returned in 10 days after the trip (this is unheard of in university trips, so massive thanks to NUCO for making this possible)

We have two HUGE events planned for you lovely people! We advise booking for these when booking your trip as only a limited number of tickets are available in resort and we wouldn’t want you missing out!

1. The After Dark Tropical Twist Pool Party

Prepare to be transported to a tropical island right in the heart of the Espace Killy for a pool party like no other. Speed down the slides, hide in the caves and relax in the spa area all to the soundtrack of the Caribbean! With bars, slides, inflatables and DJs on poolside, this will not disappoint!

2. After Dark Funicular Park

We’ll take over the Espace Killy’s famous funicular mountain train and head up to 3000m where we’re taking over the highest venue in the sky for the ultimate panoramic party.

This trip is for ALL ABILITIES! It doesn’t matter if you were born straight onto skis or you’ve only just found out what a pair of skis are (or a board if you swing that way). We have lessons coming up for beginners here in Scotland in October (booking now available) as well as a variety of lesson packages or refresher sessions available in resort including guided off piste packages for you seasoned pros!

The lesson packages are available on this link

Ski Beginners: https://fs29.formsite.com/HWSSC/form2/index.html

Snowboard Beginners: https://fs29.formsite.com/HWSSC/form5/index.html

Race Lessons (only for skiers with experience): https://fs29.formsite.com/HWSSC/form6/index.html

Lastly, don’t miss out on the chance for a free trip!

HWSSC’s first social is this Thursday (21st) where we’ll be raffling off a FREE TRIP on top of treating you to free drinks and a pub crawl, what more could you ask for!! https://www.facebook.com/events/1960950824171883/?acontext=%7B%22ref%22%3A%223%22%2C%22ref_newsfeed_story_type%22%3A%22regular%22%2C%22action_history%22%3A%22null%22%7D

If anyone has any questions, don't hesitate to ask any of the committee, message the club or pop down to the bridge link on Thursday 21st

Remember, 'You can't buy happiness, but you can buy a lift pass'

Piste out xo

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Heriot-Watt University, EH14 4AS
05 January , Friday 17:00

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