RESORT TRANSFERS: To celebrate the good Spring snow conditions Ben’s Bus has arranged extra transfers from Geneva, Grenoble and Lyon airports. The service covers nearly 30 resorts in the French Alps. To check which resorts are covered and to book log on to the website below.
MÉRIBEL-MOTTARET: Skiers and snowboarders can stay for a week from 10 April 2017 at Ski France’s flagship hotel, 3* Hôtel Le Mottaret, in the centre of Méribel-Mottaret in the Three Valleys, from £311 pp. The price is based on two people sharing a room and includes breakfast every day.
VAL D’ISÈRE: Spring skiing begins officially on Saturday 8 April and continues until the final lift of the season on Monday 1 May in Val d’Isère. Skiers and snowboarders can book through Ski France to stay in the 4* self-catered apartments from £247pp. The accommodation comes with a fully-equipped kitchen, television and Wi-Fi. Soft linen and towels are provided for all guests along with a mid-stay and end-of-stay clean.
LA TANIA: Le Ski is offering savings of £130 on accommodation booked at Chalet MarMau in the French hamlet of La Tania. Skiers and snowboarders can book to stay at the chalet, which is only two minutes from the village and the pistes, for £749. This includes return flights and transfers, cooked breakfast, afternoon tea and a 3-course evening meal with unlimited wine at dinner, coffee and mints six nights a week. There is also a champagne reception with canapés on arrival, with Kir and canapés on Saturday. Cheeseboard once a week. Le Ski also had other Easter holiday and late season offers at its other chalets in Val d’Isère and Courchevel.
COURCHEVEL LE PRAZ: Mountain Heaven is offering skiers and snowboarders a great deal on a week’s stay from 1 April at one of its premium catered chalets in Courchevel Le Praz. Guests can now book for £599pp (was £1,099). Chalet Jardin d’Angele is only a stone’s throw from the main telecabine and has eight bedrooms sleeping up to 15 people. It has a spa with indoor Jacuzzi, steam room, sauna.
TIGNES: Enjoy some late season skiing at high altitude in France’s Espace Killy ski area with Inghams. They are offering seven nights on a chalet board basis at three diamond Chalet Hotel Le Dome in Tignes from £549 per person. Price includes return flights from Birmingham to Chambery and transfers, departing on 1 April 2017.
COURCHEVEL 1650: Chalet Golden Eagle is a five-bedroom chalet with its own Hamman. It is available through Mountain Heaven at the start of April for £499pp – a saving of £400.
BELLE PLAGNE: You can book over Easter with family specialists Esprit Ski at their flagship Chalet Hotel des Deux Domaines from just £625pp. This Chalet Hotel has spacious rooms, leisure facilities, and a swimming pool. This price is based on a family of 4, (2 adults and 2 children 2-10 years) at £2499 travelling on the 9 April 2017. This price includes return flights from Stansted to Chambéry, transfers, free baby listening, free wifi, use of spa facilities including indoor pool and seven nights’ chalet catered accommodation with a cooked breakfast, afternoon tea, children’s high tea and 5-course dinners with complimentary wine. Esprit Classic Child Care is available from £215 for a week of exclusive ski lessons.
MORZINE: Book Chalet Chamois D’Or, in the French resort of Morzine, part of the Portes du Soleil Swiss Franco ski area, at the start of April through Mountain heaven and you will get a 40% discount making the price per person only £399. It sleeps up to 14 people in 6 en-suite bedrooms and is very close to the Nyon cable car and the slopes. From 8 April Mountain Heaven will also be reducing all its other chalets by 40% off the brochure price.
MORZINE: AliKats Mountain Holidays is celebrating the exceptional late season snowfall by offering 50% off Portes du Soleil ski passes for guests staying at their Chalet de I’Ange during the last week of March (26 Mar – 2 Apr). Located in the Montriond hamlet near Morzine in France, the chalet sleeps 14 in seven en-suite bedrooms. Facilities include an indoor hot tub. A week’s stay costs from €751/ £637 pp and includes meals with wine
VAL D’ISÈRE: VIP SKI is offering a saving of more than more than £300 pp at CLUB Aspen in Val d’Isère, France. A seven-night stay at the from 26 March 2017 is priced from £1,200pp for a catered stay including return flights (from Gatwick), transfers to and from the resort and VIP SKI’s dedicated chalet service.
MÉRIBEL: Ski Total is offering savings to people staying in Méribel, France this April. Stay in the Platinum Chalet Isba from £720pp travelling on the 9 April 2017. It has an outdoor hot tub, sauna and private cinema with billiard room. This price is based on 2 adults sharing and includes return flights from Manchester to Geneva, transfers, free wifi and seven nights catered accommodation including buffet breakfast, afternoon tea and a 4-course evening meal with complimentary wine. Free parking at Manchester Airport is also available.
VAL THORENS: Flexiski is offering a four-night stay in the 4* Hotel Le Val Thorens from £1,085pp on a half board basis, departing on 12 April 2017. This price includes return flights from London and airport transfers.
MÉRIBEL: For some late season skiing (departing 15 April) Fish and Pips is offering its Chalet Arbre in the French resort of Méribel from £425pp. The chalet sleeps 6-8 people in three double/ twin rooms, all with ensuite bathrooms. The chalet chef will prepare breakfast, afternoon tea and a 5-course evening meal for six days of your stay.
COURCHEVEL 1850: Luxury chalet specialists Kaluma Travel is offering a discounted rate for a short break (Sun 26 to Wed 29 March) in its Chalet Hermine. The whole property, which sleeps 12, can be booked for €8190 (was €11,500). This includes daily breakfast, afternoon tea, pre-dinner drinks and canapés, four course gourmet evening meal (on two nights), plus all drinks (champagne, wine, spirits, beer and soft drinks), one day’s private ski guiding and the exclusive Kaluma Travel driver service every morning and afternoon.
MÉRIBEL: Families staying with Meriski during the Easter Holidays can get one free place per family at its dedicated crèche which includes six full days’ childcare with refreshments, lunch and chalet pick-up and drop-off. Whole chalet bookings will be eligible for a complimentary private nanny plus the company offers a host of other family-friendly services. An example of the prices on offer over the Easter holidays include the Chalet L’Ardour. The whole chalet, which sleeps 10, can be booked for £4,000 from 6 April. Plus the Chalet Le Pousse Caillou, which sleeps 14, can be booked for £5,000 from 16 April. These costs include breakfast, afternoon tea, children’s tea, sparkling wine and canapés before a four-course dinner on six nights, wine, beer and soft drinks throughout the stay, exclusive concierge service, and in-resort driver service between 8am and 10pm.
PORTES DU SOLEIL: Families booking with Reach4thealps from 1 April 2017 onwards can get a free Portes Du Soleil ski pass for any children under 12 with the purchase of an adult Portes Du Soleil ski pass of the same duration. Reach4thealps has a range of offers at its catered and self-catered chalets over the Easter holidays.
VAL THORENS: Skiers and snowboarders can book a week’s catered accommodation with Crystal Ski at the Chalet Eliane in Val Thorens, France, from £630 per person departing on 8 April. This includes flights from Gatwick to Chambery and transfers, cooked breakfast, afternoon tea and cake, evening meals and free wine. Direct flights also available from Birmingham, Edinburgh, Manchester and Stansted
GALTUR: Stay with Inghams for seven nights on a half board basis at the four star Hotel Buntali in Galtur, Austria, from £499 per person. Price includes return flights from Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh or Manchester to Innsbruck and transfers, departing on 25 March 2017.
ST ANTON: Flexiski has a seven-night stay during the Easter holidays at Amalien Haus in the historic Austrian resort of St Anton from £835pp on a chalet-catered basis departing 9 April. The price includes buffet breakfast with an optional hot dish, afternoon tea, pre-dinner drinks and canapés plus a four-course evening meal with wine, return flights from London and rail transfers. Alternatively, if you prefer a short break over Easter stay at the new Little Haus which sleeps up to eight guests in four ensuite bedrooms from £620pp departing 12 April.
GALTUR: Stay the four-star Alpenhotel Tirol in Galtür, Austria, with Crystal Ski from £595 per person this Easter. The price includes flights from Gatwick to Innsbruck and transfers. Direct flights also available from Birmingham, Bristol, Manchester and Stansted.
ARABBA: Connected to the spectacular Italian Dolomiti Superski area, Arabba links easily to the Sella Ronda. Inghams is offering seven nights on a half board basis at 3.5 star Hotel Portavescovo from £449 per person. Price includes return flights from London Gatwick to Venice, departing on 1st April 2017.
SAUZE D’OULX: Inghams is offering seven nights on a half board basis at 3.5 star Hotel Hermitage in Sauze d’Oulx, Italy, from £399pp/ Price includes return flights from Manchester to Turin and transfers, departing on 25 March 2017.
CERVINIA: A week’s all-inclusive with Crystal Ski at the three-star Hotel Petit Prince in Cervinia, Italy, during the Easter holidays starts from £759 per person. This includes flights from Gatwick to Turin and transfers, cooked breakfast, daily packed lunch with two sandwiches, fruit, chocolate bar and water, afternoon tea with cakes or biscuits, three-course evening meals, unlimited free drinks from 4.30pm-10.30pm including hot drinks, soft drinks, draft lager, wine by the glass, local spirits and aperitifs. Direct flights also available from Birmingham, Glasgow and Manchester.
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