At Ski Solutions, we understand how important your holiday is to you, and that you might not always have the time to plan every last detail yourself. That's why we pride ourselves on our ability to make your entire experience as hassle-free as possible - so that all you need to do is arrive at the airport on time.

Hotel Pavillon, Courmayeur

So when former England cricketer and ski enthusiast Darren Gough asked us to come up with a tailor-made short break for himself and his son, we rose to the challenge - and swapped the cricket pavilion for the Hotel Pavillon, Courmayeur.

Beginning with an enquiry over Twitter, Darren asked us to provide him with a holiday departing on Saturday and returning the following Wednesday - no problem. The catch came when Darren asked us to fit the outbound flight around a football match featuring his home team - Barnsley F.C vs. the MK Dons. Taking things in our stride, it wasn't long before a member of our sales team called him back with a selection of 4 night short breaks which suited him to a tee - and after expressing interest in Courmayeur, we quickly identified the 4* Pavillon as a perfect fit. A quick call to easyJet later, and we arranged for Darren to fly out of London Luton airport just after watching his home team put two goals away before half-time.

Upon arriving at the Pavillon, our hunch quickly paid off, with Darren claiming the staff "couldn't do more to help" - going the extra mile with conveniences such as allowing their clients to purchase lift passes in the hotel itself, rather than join a long and arduous queue at the hire shop.

The boys were quick to express their satisfaction over Twitter, sending us this picture.

Darren also praised the "fantastic" location and facilities of the Pavillon; just 2 minutes from the nearest ski lift and within easy walking distance to the lively aprés-ski, Darren quickly identified the popular American Bar as a good place to wind down (and catch the Arsenal / Bayern Munich game) - and when a night in was called for, the Pavillon had the boys covered with an extensive range of spa facilities including steam room, jacuzzi and swimming pool.

American Bar, Courmayeur
Hotel Pavillon swimming pool

Asked whether he would return, Darren responded with: "definitely."

Ski Solutions offer 4 night short breaks to Courmayeur, Megeve, Montchavin, Engelberg and many more resorts across Europe starting from just £359 including flights, transfers and free ski carriage. For more information, click here.