Each year a group of COPSErs head to the slopes for a week of skiing and winter fun. We try and visit a different resort each year and after more than 20 years of ski trips, we have visited a lot of them.

Everyone is welcome from beginners to more advanced, nervous to fearless.

Ski Week 2019

La Thuile, 3 February to 9 February 2019

La Thuile Piste Map

Known as Little Siberia among the Italians, La Thuile enjoys excellent conditions and amazing views of the Matterhorn, Monte Rosa and Mont Blanc.  The north facing exposure and it's unique position in the Alps spreading over 2 countries on both sides of the main Alps so it gets snow from any direction, ensures that even the lowest routes down to the village rarely suffer poor conditions. Over 150 km of pistes are on offer with a good mix of runs and you can ski over into France to La Rosiere all on one ski pass. Also included in the ski pass is the possibility to ski 2 days at other resorts in the Aosta valley with a free ski bus to Courmayeur and a public bus to Pila. We will be staying in the Planibel Complex on a half board basis or self catering basis.  The hotel and apartments are situated right next to a lift.

Previous Trips

Val Thorens Ski Trip, 27 Jan – 2 Feb 2018

This year it was decided to go to the UCPA at Val Thorens in the French alps for the COPSE ski trip. The UCPA centre is situated a little way below the village of Val Thorens but our bus driver didn’t seem to know that he was supposed to stop at the UCPA and took… Read More

Serre Chevalier Ski Trip, 28 Jan to 4 Feb 2017

This year the COPSE skiers chose a RocketSki trip to Serre Chevalier, a valley of inter-connected ski villages in the southern French alps about 90 miles north of the Med. We were based at the Hotel Olympic in Chantemerle (1200m above sea level). We arrived on Saturday 28 January after a flight and bus journey… Read More

Oz-en-Oisans Ski Trip, February 2016

Sun, food, snow and good company – what more could you want for a winter holiday break? For our  holiday, we choose the delightful mountain village of Oz-en-Oisans in the Savoie region of France, nestling in the Alps on the fringes of the Alpe d’Huez ski resort. The region is known for its tasty cheese… Read More

Risoul Ski Trip, 24 – 31 January 2015

This year twelve COPSE members plus one associate member headed to Risoul in the French Alps for the annual ski trip. Risoul forms part of the La Foret Blanche ski and offers 180km of skiing. It was decided to go with Rocketski again this year as they offer good value for money.  There were some… Read More

Montgenevre Ski Trip, January 2014

A high altitude resort with an excellent snow record, no queues, access to 400km of ski runs and a short transfer,  what more could you ask for a ski holiday. This year, 10 COPSErs headed to Montgenevre for our annual ski holiday, staying at the Les Rois Mages hotel. In Montgenevre, the skiing areas are… Read More