Ever stare at a piste map and wonder where should I go on the first day of a ski holiday? Now you can enjoy time on the mountain with VIP SKI’s new complimentary ski guiding service. Partnering with the ESF in Les Arcs, France, complimentary ski guiding will be offered on the first two mornings of a winter holiday when staying with VIP SKI at the new Bear Lodge.

VIP SKI knows that skiing and boarding with like-minded guests of similar ability is a huge plus when choosing a holiday. What better way to relax and make new friends on the first couple of mornings than with an instructor-led group?

Wasting a minute in a new resort wondering where to go or waiting in a line is an expensive luxury and an unnecessary worry. The advantages of complimentary guiding include priority in any queues at lifts, finding the lesser-known pistes, and maximising time on the slopes. The ESF will lead guests to the softest snow, the sunniest views, and plenty of delicious hot chocolate stops. Pocket the piste map and revel in the pure heart-pumping pleasure of skiing.

Places are limited and available by prior reservation only. The VIP SKI complimentary service is exclusively available to residents at Bear Lodge Hotel. Skiers and boarders must be competent on blue runs and capable on red pistes. Instruction is not part of the complimentary guiding service.

Bear Lodge features comfy twins, family rooms or adjoining rooms for parents and teenage kids. This 30-bedroom hotel includes a proper sized pool you can swim in, a spa with plenty of steam, piste-side kid’s space, gym and cinema. A seven-night stay, from 10 April 2022, costs from £1,329 pp in a twin room. This price include cooked breakfast and dinner with choice of menu on seven days and return transfers from Geneva Airport. Childcare from £279 per child for five and a half days.

VIP SKI (0203 892 4060, www.vip-chalets.com)

Regrettably this service is not available at Christmas, New Year, 13 and 20 February, 27 March or 3 April 2022