The atmosphere in Puy St Vincent is extra special because so many lovely guests return year after year, so we thought it best you heard the Snowbizz Story from them.
If your family would like to be included in our Guest Book we would love if you could please leave your review and photos here.
Thank you so much!
Having read some great things about Snowbizz, and Puy Saint Vincent, I took a bit of a gamble in booking to take my wife and daughter. The former does not like skiing and the latter had only been once before and was only 8! even the day before we left, my wife was really not looking forward to it. the fact that when we left after a week at PSV, she was wanting me to book us in for next year says it all…
During our time in PSV, we had a brilliantly organised and wonderful time. the skischool for wife and daughter was spot on and they both progressed enormously, whilst the evening events for the children allowed us a bit of down time. the resort is ideal and safe for families, and the skiing enough to help improvers and experts alike. the fact we had almost a metre of fresh powder for our last day on the slopes sums up how lucky we were for late March. Thank you to the pink angels, and to those in the office – we could not have had a better time!
‘All the girls were equally helpful, pleasant, approachable and great with our kids.’
‘Hugo who took Finn for snowboard lessons was very good, not just as a teacher but also inspiring confidence and general interest in seeing progress.’
I always knew Puy was a great resort but I don’t think I appreciated how brilliant it was with children. Ollie was slightly confused when we arrived, wanting the snow to melt so that he could go to the swimming pool, but by then end of the week that was definitely not the case. The Toton set up is amazing, we would drop him off with the Pink Ladies at 9am (he would start asking if he could go at about 7am!) we would then go up the mountain for a few runs ready to be back to watch his lesson, from a distance at 10. His ski instructor was elevated to Super Hero status by Tuesday and The Pink Ladies were just fantastic. Ollie and his new friend, Finn, had the most fun time – the boys were even asking to go to crèche in the afternoon too! It was great knowing Michel was there to keep an eye on them in ski school and his suggestion of the private lesson was great.
Ollie cried when we said we were going home – says it all really!
A MASSIVE thank you to all at Snowbizz in Maxey and Puy for making our first family ski holiday so special, looking forward to the years to come.
‘From initial booking through our holiday to leaving we have had an amazing time. The whole team, UK & France is very helpful, friendly and approachable.’
‘This has been our first skiing holiday with our children and we are leaving with many happy memories. Thank you.’
My husband and I have skied and snowboarded for years and wanted our children to find the same kind of enjoyment and pleasure that we have had from being out on the mountain. We had struggled in the past to find the ‘right’ kind of package that would cater predominantly for the kids while still being affordable. With Snowbizz we found that we were all catered for. The apartment was perfect for what we needed and more importantly, located in the right spot to access everything we needed. The Snowbizz and ski school staff were excellent and could not have made us and the children feel more welcome.
Thank you to everyone at Snowbizz for such a wonderful holiday.
‘All the staff were enthusiastic and wonderful with the children.’
‘I would not hesitate to recommend Snowbizz and we will be back.’
‘The whole team were amazing! Shaunagh was great with my boys, but everyone was brilliant.’
‘Wendy in the UK put my mind at rest about my son’s difficulties and I was totally at ease for the whole week. Thank you!’
‘Great holiday – self catering in the resort was very easy and we loved the skiing. Perfect for our level of experience – thank you!’
‘Another fantastic Snowbizz holiday – we felt welcome from the first moment to the last.’
‘Adult ski school was fantastic – gave us lots of confidence to just have fun skiing.’
I never dreamed that taking two children under 3 skiing would be a possibility but everything was so well organised that we all had a fantastic holiday. The pink ladies went above and beyond and took great care of the children, so much so that they woke up begging to go back. We had ski lessons with a brilliant instructor who gave us confidence and with everything being so close, we wasted no time and spent as much of it as possible on the slopes. Absolutely brilliant company.
‘All girls were very helpful with whatever we needed. Nothing too much trouble.’
‘Our son had Hugo who was excellent and knew who he was after a day – knew how to get the best from him – he loved it and improved and learnt so much.’
‘All of the pink ladies were very helpful and accommodating. All of our family including our 3 year old twins had an amazing week. The child care and activities were fantastic. We will definitely come back and recommend Snowbizz.‘
’All of the pink ladies put in maximum effort for my kids to have a great week which allowed me and my wife a break.’
‘All were really enthusiastic when we arrived in the morning and gave the boys a brilliant welcome’
Well if you have been to Puy before then you will not need persuading to go back. Everything from the kids club and ski instructors to the slopes and ski into locker rooms. Probably the best place ever to teach your children to ski and the only place you would let you 10 year old teach themselves to snowboard.
‘All of the ski instructors, Thomas, Marco, Lucas were fantastic, extremely patient and just brilliant.’
‘All the girls were wonderful. Our eldest is normally very reluctant to join in any kids clubs, but their friendly manner made it very welcoming for her and her sister.’
‘All of the team went out of their way to make our holiday a truly special one. Very personal touch.’
‘Hugo, our instructor was absolutely wonderful, he made the introduction to skiing so easy. His approach was great.’
Hello Snowbizz Team,
just a quick message to say how much we enjoyed our first family ski trip with you a few weeks ago. We never imagined that we’d love the holiday so much being non-skiiers, however everything was perfect and the Snowbizz staff made life so easy for us.
The girls in the creche were fantastic and our girls grew very attached which was great. My husband loved his ski school and my private lessons were great too, I felt confident with my instructor and was amazed how much I learned after just one lesson.
We’re very glad that we took the plunge following a recommendation from a friend and are REALLY looking forward to next year!
Thank you all SO much.
Lisa, Simon, Eva and Mollie xx
‘All the staff were lovely. The boys loved their snowboard instructor Lucas they learnt so much in 6 days.’
From the minute I made the first phone call to the moment we went through Passport control on our way home, the staff looked after us 100%.
Reuben and Freya thoroughly enjoyed their holiday with Reuben loving every minute of ski school. The teepee rest stops and skiing through the trees to get there were particularly exciting! We were amazed when Reub took his dad up the mountain and showed him what he had learned!
Freya loved creche and the Pink Ladies made a lasting impression on her- I now have to put Princess plaits in her hair after the girls introduced them to her!
We all loved the swimming pool and had great fun sledging!
Thanks again Snowbizz we will be back next year!
‘All the staff were amazing. The ladies in pink were so lovely, friendly and helpful. Hayley was an absolute star! On our first evening in resort she took so much time to show us around, answer our questions etc.’
‘Every single person was fantastic – this is so critical for an enjoyable holiday.’
‘The Snowbizz staff are the real stars; friendly, very competent, helpful (above and beyond), flexible. They seem to love their job and it is this attitude which really makes the holiday. Thank you.’
Excellent ski holiday, with two children under 3 we were slightly apprehensive, however they both thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Hadley at 18 months went off to the crèche every morning and loved it. (Cannot believe I nearly didn’t book her in), she had a great time with the pink ladies.
Cooper her brother who was just three loved the skiing and although very tired, was very sad to leave St Puy Vincent.
There was also plenty of skiing for the rest of us (well not me, I sampled the coffee in the local cafe restaurants each day, but after seeing everyone else enjoying the ski runs, I will be booking lessons next time) the resort had plenty for everyone.
We will definitely be returning this year.
‘The activities in the crèche and kids club were enjoyed by both children, the pink ladies were always smiling and really helpful.’
‘Thank you to every member of staff and ski instructors who made our 1st family ski holiday extremely enjoyable and memorable. We will definitely recommend you.’
Best family holiday we’ve had. The progress the children made in their skiing is outstanding. The instructors are all very thorough and motivating, but still VERY sympathetic and understanding to those of us who aren’t very confident on the slopes. Best of all though are the Pink Ladies. These girls are very friendly, approachable and will do their utmost to help. In fact, the whole holiday is hassle free. My children (age 8 and 10) loved the kids club.
The apartments are a little basic but totally adequate. With my fussy kids it was great to go self-catering and not be restricted to chalet or hotel mealtimes and menus. Being able to borrow a DVD player from Snowbizz was good.
Good, safe resort. All pistes lead to the one area so you are never overly concerned about being separated from the children.
‘The ESF staff were fabulous with the kids who were skiing for the first time.’
‘It was the children’s facilities, ski school and kiddie club that have been the best thing about our holiday and which means we will be back – kids have really loved it. Thank you!’
‘All the ladies in the crèche were amazing. Our boys have a hard time saying goodbye to us at drop-offs and by the middle of the week they both were running in the crèche!’
‘Puy just ticks all our boxes year after year. It is so lovely seeing our daughter progress in her skiing with all her friends that she has met through Snowbizz. We cannot imagine going anywhere else on our family ski holiday at the moment, so I guess we’ll just have to come back next year!’
This was the first time that we had been to Puy St Vincent. There were 4 of us in the group, all aged over 60. My husband and I have been skiing for a long time and have visited a wide variety of resorts in Europe and Puy St Vincent compared very favourably. There was a good variety of runs and they were very well maintained. It is a small, friendly resort and being able to ski to and from the apartment building was a real treat.
We had a lovely relaxing week and the snow conditions were good. Although we had no small children with us we got a great kick out of watching the little ones in their Snowbizz bibs following their instructors down the slopes so confidently.
Our apartment was very comfortable, warm, clean and well equipped, with a fabulous view. The staff were helpful, friendly and easy to get hold of. The evening meals organised through Snowbizz at a local restaurant were great, 3 courses and half a litre of wine or soft drinks each!
Thank you Snowbizz – we look forward to coming again.
Charlotte was excellent – my son really enjoyed his lesson – she explained well what he needed to do and at the end of the lesson he told/taught us – he felt best lesson he’d had.
We are off for our Seventh visit, really excited, just wanted to say a huge thank you to Michael, 2 yrs ago was when we last skied, on the last day my 10 year old, had an accident, she damaged her knee severely, requiring complete reconstructive surgery. Anyway while I waited for Emily at the bottom, Michael waited with me calmly, as she arrived Michael assessed the situation, he thought it would be best to wait for the doctor to come up the mountain to assess Emily, he cleared an area in one of the bars in the sun while we waited.
Once the doctor arrived, Michael arranged for Emily to be carried to the doctors and he stayed with me the whole time, translating, explaining everything, he was a real rock for us. Michael did not stop there, he popped up to see Emily later in the apartment and several times after that, he helped me make all,the travel arrangements etc. We all worry about accidents, Snowbizz were there for us every step of the way. I just wanted to say, Snowbizz were absolutely fantastic, treated all of us like family, with so much care and compassion, and Michael simply the best.
See you on the slopes Easter Julie , Andy and Emily
All the girls were extremely helpful, friendly and approachable – great team this year.
Would like to thank all the staff for making us feel so welcome and the special care they gave to Danny in particular – it was the first time we have left him in a crèche/kids club situation and it was wonderful.
All members of staff are fantastic, all very helpful and are great with the children. We thought Charlotte at ESF was great with Toby, his skiing has really come on.
A friend highly recommended PSV as they go every year and now I know why. We had the most perfect holiday as everything was close by, closest it’s ever been. Down to the lobby to drop 5yr old Poppy at Kids club and short trip to crèche for 2yr old Alex. Ski direct from the locker room and its straight on a chair lift with minimum queuing. Poppy had never skied before, but with lots of patience from Sam her instructor, she was finding all the piste-side bumps and jumps on both green and blue runs. By the end of the week we could hardly keep up with her. None of us can wait to come back again and are booking immediately for next year!
Thanks Snowbizz for some great memories x
‘Tim was brilliant – he gave the children such confidence and my daughter said he was very kind and patient.’
‘Your crèche staff were wonderful and overall have been so impressed with the experience.’
What a fantastic week, great weather, snow and child care. Skiing with our family couldn’t have been easier or more fun. Ollie (4), had the most fun and by the end of the week skiing down from the mountain restaurant as a family, what more could we have asked for. Thank you snowbizz, instructors and of course the Pink Ladies who make the holiday so special, nothing is too much trouble. Looking forward to next year already.
Having spent many hours researching the Internet for a family ski holiday that needed to be straight-forward, child friendly, accommodate a range of ski ability (from absolute beginners to advanced), keep everyone in our Group happy (11 in total) and all without costing a fortune was proving to be challenging until a friend recommended Snowbizz. From the moment that I picked up the telephone to discuss our range of requirements I felt confident that we had made a good choice but reserved judgement until we arrived. Snowbizz certainly did not disappoint and had thought of every fine detail to make a family ski trip easy but most importantly enjoyable!
Our two boys (6 & 7 years) absolutely loved ski school, the instructors were all very friendly, extremely good at encouraging the children and identifying when they needed to be put in another group. The adult ski school was also excellent, delivering some much needed confidence for the more cautious and respectful of each individual’s comfort zone while at the same time progressing ability.
PSV is very beautiful and family friendly, the resort is not overpriced and there are a range of shops, restaurants and a supermarket for self catered guests.
The Pink Ladies were great with the children, entertaining them before and delivering them to ski school as well as providing a range of activities at the evening Kids Club.
My husband and I have been on many ski holidays and one previous family ski holiday (which was disastrous!) but without doubt this was the best ski holiday we have ever had, so much so that we have already booked for 2016! Well done Snowbizz!
Had a great time just like last year, took advantage of an afternoon ski guide who ensured we were all within our skill level and did a good variety of routes. Recommend the outdoor pool was nice and warm with my boy jumping out to sit in the snow (bonkers).
We had a buckle break on a ski boot when heading out one day, Michel was great once we were sorted he radioed the instructor and he did a route so he could collect us on the way so we did not miss out. 5 star service!!
My husband finally persuaded me to try skiing last year for the first time, I agreed reluctantly – and a week was spent in the beginner class plus practising in the afternoons. I was able to get down greens and blues slowly by the end of the week. The afternoons were spent with the rest of the family, but they soon got fed up with waiting for me!
This year I was put into the improvers group, luckily with the same instructor (Alain). I was very nervous on day one, but I had obviously remembered something, and gained so much confidence that I was asking to do the red runs we had covered during the lesson on my last afternoon (albeit carefully)!
The resort itself is very convenient, supermarket well stocked, minimal queues for lifts, apartments basic but comfortable, choice of restaurants reasonably priced, and excellent take-aways available. We had a piste facing apartment which was entertaining during the day and quiet by night. Even though it was French school holiday’s the resort was not overcrowded, and my son even got to practice his French on the ski lift.
Would certainly recommend, and we have booked again for next year.
Well this was our third year with Snowbizz… and we felt like the new-comers. Most families we spoke to had done more Snowbizz trips than us. We love going to PSV – the snow… no lift queues… the Pink Ladies… fresh Pain au Chocolate for breakfast… Cassolette from the supermarket for supper… everything is so close…
We had a fantastic time, the weather and skiing was excellent, Snowbizz is definitely the best when you have children, the skiing lessons are great, my little boy enjoyed it so much. All the staff were lovely and the kid club was fun for the kids. I can’t say that anyone in particular was better than anyone else as everyone was brilliant.
Snowbizz came highly recommended by a colleague and instantly we could see what she meant. It was so easy to book, they were very friendly and nothing was too much trouble.
It was Mari’s first ski holiday, and ten years since we’d been and were therefore a bit rusty, but the resort and slopes were ideal. We can’t praise Claire enough (Mari’s instructor). She got Mari skiing from a complete novice to leading us down the slopes before end of the week!
The Snowbizz girls at the resort, or The Pink Ladies, as they are nicknamed were absolutely fantastic with the young ones, keeping them well entertained before ski school and again at the kids club in the evenings. Mari couldn’t wait for the following day……. every day.
The slopes were just spot on for beginners and intermediate skiers like us and up on the mountainside especially with the fab weather the views were amazing. And the snow – yes it was pure white and plenty of it. We heard during the week we were there we had the best snow throughout the whole of France.
I just can’t praise everybody enough. Thanks again Snowbizz and see you next year!!
Impressed by the fact that the bar staff at Le Petit Chamois remembered us, the staff in Le Bar were as friendly as ever, the supermarket has good choice at reasonable prices as usual. It is therefore really easy to get the ski week routine going. The ski school never fails to impress, my wife and myself had the same instructors as last year and the family ski skills have improved enormously in two seasons, my wife has great confidence now, our son is as good as me, probably better, and our daughter is getting really good.
Even in French holidays queues are not bad and the resort is massively convenient, from apartment to piste in one step.
At this rate we aren’t going to see the world but we save so much time because we know the score that it more than makes up for it.