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“Ski for all”
24 Nov 2016


Aldi launches first ever Specialbuys Ski Lessons at top UK resort
  • Discount Supermarket to offer Ski lessons, passes and equipment hire for just £74 for adults and £53 for kids at top UK Ski resort as part of its ‘Ski For All’ initiative
  • Adults can save up to 126% on ski essentials compared with market equivalents* available to buy in store and online
  • Customers can kit out the whole family for under £134**
 
Discount supermarket Aldi is staying true to its Everyday Amazing promise, by helping to make skiing accessible to all. Not only can you kit out a family of four in ski wear for less than £134**, Aldi is launching discounted ski lessons for the first time as part of its Specialbuys Ski offering, which includes its biggest ever range of quality ski gear and accessories to date, available from 27th November while stocks last.

Available in store and online, adults can make a saving of 126% on ski essentials including a Ski Top (£4.99), Ski Trousers (£16.99) and Ski Jacket (£19.99), compared with market equivalents* and kids can be kitted out for just £24.97***.  In addition, as part of the discount retailer’s ‘Ski For All’ initiative, which aims to help make skiing more accessible for all, it has teamed with Britain’s most popular winter sports destination, CairnGorm Mountain, to offer discounted ski lessons. With 25% off, adults can get lessons for just £74 whilst kids lessons are 30% off at £53. Lessons will be hosted by top instructors and include ski passes and equipment hire available to purchase via the Cairngorm website.

Tony Baines, Managing Director for Corporate Buying at Aldi comments: “It is no longer a surprise that Aldi offers great quality affordable ski gear – it is something our customers recognise and have grown to expect each year, and so for this launch, we were keen to up the stakes with a larger range than ever before.

“What’s more, in our continuous bid to help make skiing more accessible to all, we are delighted to be offering something a little extra this year too, working with CairnGorm Mountain to offer Specialbuys Ski lessons for families.”

Martin Amos, Snow School Manager at CairnGorm Mountain says: “We fully support Aldi’s ‘Ski for All’ initiative and welcome their investment in our snow school to offer Specialbuys Ski lessons. Their quality ski gear helps families enjoy skiing for less and shows, just as we do, that a ski holiday needn’t cost the earth.”

Aldi’s extended Specialbuys Ski range boasts excellent quality products including thermals, mid-layers, an action camcorder and helmets, as well as a host of other great value apparel and accessories. The offering follows the success of its popular ski range launch in 2015, which saw over 1.2 million items of ski clothing and accessories sold. 

Seasoned skiers can also enjoy huge cost savings this winter with Aldi’s Pro Ski range for adults and children, offering advanced protection even in the toughest of ski conditions. Featuring Ski Pro Jackets (£34.99), Ski Pro Salopettes (£29.99), Seamless Winter Sports Base Layers (£7.99), Children’s Snowboard Jackets (£14.99) and Children’s Snowboard Trousers (£9.99), the Pro range will be available in store and online from 12th January 2017, while stocks last.

*Here’s how Aldi’s Ski range stacks up against high street competitors:
 
ALDI
(ADULTS)
MOUNTAIN WAREHOUSE
(ADULTS)
GO OUTDOORS
(ADULTS)
Men’s/Ladies’ Ski Top
£4.99
Men’s/Ladies’ Ski Trousers
£16.99
Men’s/Ladies’ Ski Jacket
£19.99
Lightweight Zip Neck Top
£34.99
Ski Pants
£29.99
Ski Jacket
£29.99
Midlayer Zip Top
£11.99
Women’s Salopettes
£30.00
Ski Jacket
£30.00
TOTAL
£41.97
TOTAL
£94.97
TOTAL
£71.99
% saved by shopping at Aldi: Save 126% with Aldi Save 76% with Aldi
ALDI
(KIDS)
MOUNTAIN WAREHOUSE
(KIDS)
GO OUTDOORS
(KIDS)
Children’s Roll Neck Top
£2.99
Children’s Ski Salopettes
£8.99
Boy’s/Girls’ Ski Jacket
£12.99
Meribel Kids Cotton Roll Neck Top
£6.49
Softsell Kids Trousers
£19.99
Kids Ski Jacket
£29.99
Children’s Flow Form Top
£10.00
Children’s Salopettes
£30.00
Children’s Ski Jacket
£20.97
TOTAL
£24.97
TOTAL
£59.47
TOTAL
£60.97
% saved by shopping at Aldi: Save 138% with Aldi Save 144% with Aldi
 
 
Aldi’s Specialbuys Ski range is in stores and online from 27th November and is available while stocks last
 
*Adult ski essentials include a Men’s/Ladies’ Ski Top (£4.99), Ski Trousers (£16.99) and Ski Jacket (£19.99)

**Whole family based on ski essentials for two adults and two children, for a total cost of £133.88

***Children’s ski essentials include a Boy’s/Girl’s Ski Jacket (£12.99), Children’s Roll Neck Top (£2.99) and Children’s Ski Salopettes (£8.99) - for a total cost of £24.97
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