Here at Line-S we want to make your snowsports journey as good as it can be, both on and off the piste.
If you have recently purchased Line-S membership through our website, signed up as a member through a NUCO booking form or sent us your email as a NUCO traveller, we have some guidance on the best ways to get the goods
Get discounts on your favourite threads
There’s no escaping the fact that snowsports gear is not friendly to the wallet, so every little helps when it comes to discounts on new stash. It may seem like a good idea to go for cheap gear, but when the chairlift stops for half an hour and you have icicles forming under your nose, it’s no fun at all. It’s worth investing in decent quality outerwear from reputable brands if you want it to last more than one season.
To help kit you out, we’ve got a whole host of discounts (364 in total) on high street shops including Snow + Rock, Ellis Brigham, Cotswold Outdoor and Blacks. Online, you can get more for your money with Planks, Absolute-Snow, Friskiwear, Surfdome, Freeze Pro Shop and more. Log in and access the full list at www.skiclub.co.uk/login.
Sort out your mountain safety gear
More and more people are following the trend of veering off the beaten piste and into uncharted territory, but that comes with serious risks. Already this season several people have lost their lives in avalanches across Europe. If you do decide to go off piste or try touring, it is absolutely essential that you have the right equipment in case of emergency. Your membership gives you a variety of discounts on mountain safety equipment such and avalanche awareness courses.
From safety training to outdoor medical and survival products, it’s useful to get clued up on what you might need. You’ll find discounts on transceivers, shovels, probes and avalanche airbags by market leading brands such as Scott, Black Diamond, ABS and Ortovox. We only partner with distributors of brands whose products pass the highest safety standards. For any aspiring climbers, we also offer 35% off membership to mountaineering Scotland. Take a look at our mountain safety discounts here.
Head off piste with an instructor for only £20
Sticking with the backcountry theme, once you’re ski suited and booted with all the right gear there’s only one thing to do: get yourself on to the mountains. Unless you are a mountain guide yourself, the best way to explore off piste is with a trained professional, and we want to make that easier for you. We work with guides in twelves resorts across France and Austria including student favourites Les Arcs, Tignes, Val d’Isère, Val Thorens, Avoriaz and Les Deux Alpes.
We are partnered with ski schools where instructors offer regular off piste sessions for adventurous skiers and snowboarders from early intermediate level to expert off piste. Why not mix things up on your next trip and book on to a session to push your boundaries? Prices start from a half day for £20 and a full day for £35. Normal prices can be over €100 and it’s well worth it for the peace of mind and safety of having a guide.
Discover more of a resort with Ski Club Leaders
We’ve all been there: you get out skiing on the first day and spend more time debating over which runs to take than actually skiing. Getting a piste map out leads to frozen fingers and tensions in the group rise when you accidentally end up on a black run which is too advanced for some people and leads to an exceptionally undignified slide/tumble down. Our Leader service is free for all Line-S members and gives you access to a English-speaking resort experts who will take you on the perfect routes for you or your group.
Leaders are active this season in 18 resorts across Europe and the USA, and whether you are an improving skier or looking to find the best secret stashes off piste, skiing with a group led by a Leader means you will make the most of the resort. Skiing with a Leader group takes the pressure off finding good routes yourself, and allows you to relax and follow a group which is skiing at the same level as you. Off the snow, Leaders can also advise on the best restaurants and bars in town, so they are a useful font of information for anything resort-related. And their help is free! Find out which resorts they are active in here.
Fill your boots
Food and drink prices in ski resorts can sometimes bring a tear to a glass eye. To try and soften the blow and keep the drinks flowing, we’ve partnered up with stacks of bars and restaurants to offer some cheeky discounts on tipples and food. Nights out will be a bit friendlier to the bank account with discounts in clubs and you can enjoy cheaper cocktails at places like Waikiki après bar in Courchevel. On top of that we have a whole host of restaurants, pizza parlours and fast food joints where you can use your discount to keep you fuelled on a ski day. Take a look at our full list of food and drinks partners here.