FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
*This page will be updated once Trip 2021 details are released.*
Q: WHEN DOES BOOKING OPEN?
A: Midday on Friday 1st November.
Q: HOW DO I BOOK ONTO L2A 2020?
A: Step 1, Buy your UBSC membership from the SU website at https://www.bristolsu.org.uk/activities/societies/Snowsports/.
Step 2, speed up your booking on the day and avoid stress by creating a Wasteland account now at booking.wastelandski.com.
Step 3, reserve your place on the booking page this Friday at midday and pay your £100 deposit. Then sit back and look forward to Easter 2020! ***Be quick - tickets usually sell out within the hour!
Q: WHAT IS THE WASTELAND BOOKING CODE?
Q: WHAT DO I NEED TO HAND BEFORE I BOOK?
A: 1) UBSC membership paid for
2) Wasteland Ski Account setup or have your details ready
3) Booking code : UBSC2020
4) Student number
5) Card details ready to pay £100 deposit
Q: I MISSED THE ORIGINAL TICKET RELEASE. WHAT SHOULD I DO NOW?
We’re sorry to hear about this! Please join the official waiting list for the trip. We require a £100 deposit which will be refundable if we are unable to find you a ticket. This waiting list will go LIVE immediately after Trip sells out on November 1st.
Q: DO I HAVE TO PAY FOR THE TRIP IN FULL?
A: All you need to do to secure your ticket is a £100 deposit! The full amount must have been paid by 42 days before Trip, which you can pay slowly and in instalments until then.
Q: HOW DO I BUY UBSC MEMBERSHIP?
A: Go to https://www.ubu.org.uk/activities/sports/Snowsports/ and log in at the top with your uni credentials. Select 19/20 membership and proceed to checkout. Follow the instructions through. If you have not bought membership at the time of booking, the fee will be taken out of your damage deposit.
Q: WHEN AND WHERE IS SKI TRIP 2020?
A: The dates for this year’s trip are Friday 27th March - Saturday 4th April. The trip is going to be in Les Deux Alpes (L2A) a place that has hosted some mega UBSC trips in the past!!
Q: WHAT DOES THE COST OF THE TIRP INCLUDE?
The trip price of £495 includes return travel, 6 nights of accommodation, lift passes and your UBSC FESTIVAL WRISTBAND. If you require ski/board equipment hire, this will be an extra cost depending on the level of kit you want. If you're wanting to take lessons, you will also be able to book onto those later.
Q: WHAT DOES MY FESTIVAL WRISTBAND INCLUDE?
A: Your wristband includes entry to Apres EVERY DAY, and our ‘Bristol Snow Presents’ Arena Nights and showstopping closing party. It also includes entrance to all bars and clubs throughout the week.
Q: I’M NOT A UOB STUDENT. CAN I COME? OR CAN I BRING A FRIEND WITH ME?
A: Yes, you or your friend will need to log in to the Bristol SU website as a guest and purchase a UBSC membership and then buy a ticket – same as everyone else.
Q: WHAT ACTUALLY HAPPENS ON TRIP?
A: We’re keeping tight lipped on the lineup and schedule for now. But expect snow park parties, huge outdoor apres, world class DJs and live acts, big nights out, a meal at the top of the mountain and loads of new surprises...
Q: WHO ARE WASTELAND SKI?
A: Wasteland are our trip operator. Putting on a trip this big is a mammoth task so Emily (UBSC trips manager), the rest of committee and Wasteland work together to plan and run it. We have developed a great relationship with Wasteland over a number of years so expect this trip to set the benchmark and be BIGGER and BETTER than anything we’ve done before!!
Q: I’M A BEGINNER. CAN I COME?
A: Absolutely! And you’re welcome to come along to our coached beginner sessions to improve your skills. Email our Beginners Rep Josh at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more. Our first beginner package starts on Monday 21st October and runs for 5 weeks. Don't worry, you can still sign up! There are also lessons for sale on Trip. Check the upgrades and extras on the booking page.
Q: HOW DO YOU TRAVEL THERE?
A: Coach travel is included in every ticket. You may book your own flights and transfer out to resort however must pay and organise for this yourself. If you do select your own travel, there is a slight discount on your trip ticket.
CAN I TRAVEL WITH MY FRIENDS?
Coaches are allocated based on the room booking system. You must travel on the coach to which you are allocated by Wasteland.
WHEN DO I FIND OUT MY DEPARTURE INFORMATION?
All final travel information will be sent to you via email at least a week prior to the trip.
CAN I CHOOSE WHERE I GET PICKED UP AND DROPPED OFF?
Yes. You can choose between Bristol or London as pick up/drop off locations.
CAN I ORGANISE MY OWN TRANSPORT?
Yes – there is a price reduction on the base price if you organise your own transfer to resort. We also offer excellent value transfers to the resort from the airport if you organise your own flights.
Q: CAN I TAKE MY OWN EQUIPMENT ON THE BUS?
A: Yep! The own equipment carriage fee is £10. Otherwise, the normal bus luggage allowance is 1x suitcase and 1x piece of hand luggage. If you're flying, you will have to respect the airlines baggage limits