BEN’S BUS / RESORT TRANSFERS: A brand new route from Grenoble Airport to Serre Chevalier is now on offer. Ben’s Bus now has four buses every Saturday stopping at other resorts along the way. Prices are £74.80pp return (usual Ben’s Bus group and child discounts available). There is also a new Paris Ski Shuttle Service which connects Eurostar trains arriving and departing from the Gare du Nord with the TGV high speed trains departing from the Gare de Lyon. For a complete list of all the resorts covered from Geneva, Grenoble and Lyon, go to the website.
PEAK RETREATS / LA GRAND BORNAND: Family-friendly self-catered apartments in the centre of Chinaillon village and close to the slopes are available over half term through Peak Retreats. Many of the 4* Luxury apartments, built into the rock face, enjoy views of the French ski area and the Aravis mountain range. Facilities include a residence lounge with open fireplace, an indoor pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, steam room, fitness room and covered car parking. Seven nights at Le Village de Lessy can be booked from £460pp (was £530pp) for clients arriving on 10 February. This includes a return Eurotunnel crossing.
PEAK RETREATS / VAL THORENS: Three-star superior self-catered apartments in a quiet location with access to Val Thorens skiing via the Orelle cable car are available at discounted prices through Peak Retreats this half term. Facilities include an onsite restaurant, indoor pool, steam room, sauna and Jacuzzi. Stay seven-nights at Le Hameau des Eaux d’Orelle from £184pp (was £219pp). This includes a return Eurotunnel crossing.
INGHAMS / FLAINE: Book a seven-night half term holiday on a half board basis at the three-star superior Hotel Terminal Neige Totem in Flaine, France, from £1,349 per person based on four sharing. Price includes return flights from London Stansted to Grenoble and airport transfers. The package is departures on 10 February.
CRYSTAL / ARINSAL: At February half-term Crystal Ski Holidays is offering a week’s half board (departing 11 February) at the three-star Hotel Palarine in Arinsal, Andorra from £613pp which covers flights from Birmingham to Toulouse and transfers. There are also flights from Edinburgh for £696pp and from Manchester for £661. Children up to the age of 15 receive a free lift pass. And adults can save £100 by buying one lift pass and getting another one for half price. A senior (65+) lift pass is available from £90 for the week.
INGHAMS / LA PLAGNE: Sweep your partner off their feet and onto the piste this Valentine’s Day with a romantic stay at the three-diamond Chalet Anna, located in La Plagne, France. Inghams is offering a seven-night holiday on a catered basis (including buffet breakfasts, afternoon tea and cake and three-course evening meals with complimentary wine for six days) from £1,299 per person based on two sharing, departing 10 February, including return flights from Stansted to Geneva and resort transfers.
MARK WARNER / MERIBEL: The ski-in-ski-out Chalet Hotel Tarentaise in Meribel, France, has large bright family rooms and an in-house ski hire shop. Book a week’s half term holiday there from 11 February from £1,829 for adults and £1,779 for children.
VIP CHALETS / ST ANTON: Haus Gamskar close to the bottom of the main Nasserein chair lift, sleeps eight to nine people and is ideal for families with grandparents or family friends in tow, that want to be close to the pistes and to the town centre of this famous Austrian resort. A seven-night stay is priced from £2,200pp arriving 11 February. Price is based on two people sharing and includes return flights and transfers, VIP chalet catering, ski hosting and afternoon shuttle service.
SKI TOTAL / VAL D’ISERE: Due to popular demand, Esprit Ski has added further availability at half term with extra flights from Gatwick to Grenoble. Take the family and stay in the Chalet Hotel Ducs De Savoie in Val d’Isere from just £1,589pp. This price is based on a family of four, (2 adults and 2 children 5-10 years) travelling on the 11 February and includes return flights, transfers, free wifi, free baby listening and seven nights catered accommodation with a cooked breakfast, afternoon tea, children’s high tea and four-course dinners with complimentary wine. Esprit Classic Child Care is available from £239 for a week of exclusive ski lessons.
FLEXISKI / FRANCE-VARIOUS: If you prefer a short break over the half term holidays, Flexiski have several offers including three nights at the catered Chalet des Cascades from £899pp including flights from Luton and transfers (departing 11 February) and four nights bed and breakfast the three-star Chalet Hotel Le Prieuré in Chamonix for £770pp including flights from Gatwick and transfers (departing 14 February).
CRYSTAL / WENGEN & GRINDELWALD: Stay at the four-star Hotel Spinne in Grindelwald, Switzerland on a week’s half board basis from £862 with Crystal Ski Holidays. This includes flights from Gatwick to Geneva and train transfers departing on 17 February There are also flights from Manchester (from £1048pp) and Glasgow (from £1,276). Visitors can also save £252 by buying one lift pass and getting another one free.
INGHAMS / VAL THORENS: Inghams is offering a seven-night holiday on a self-catering basis at the three-star Le Tikal Apartments in Val Thorens, France, from £559 per person based on four sharing. The price includes return flights from Southampton to Chambery and airport transfers departing 17 February.
INGHAMS / MAYRHOFEN: A seven-night holiday on a half board basis at the 4* Sport Hotel Strass, Mayrhofen, is available through Inghams from £999 per person, saving £170 per person, departing 17 February. This includes flights from Gatwick to Innsbruck and resort transfers.
SKI TOTAL / OBERGURGL: Stay at the Chalet Christophorus in one of Austria’s highest resorts, from £899pp, departing on 18 February. This price is based on two adults sharing and includes return flights from Gatwick to Innsbruck, transfers, free wifi, free ski hosting and seven nights chalet catered accommodation including buffet breakfast, afternoon tea and three course evening meals with complimentary wine.
SKI TOTAL / MERIBEL: Stay in the Chalet Mira Belum in the Three Valleys ski area in France from £1,049pp departing on 18 February. This stylish chalet boasts an outdoor hot tub and a large log fire place. This price is based on two adults sharing and includes return flights from Stansted to Chambery, transfers, free wifi, use of sauna and hot tub and seven nights chalet catered accommodation including buffet breakfast, afternoon tea and three course evening meals with complimentary wine.
MARK WARNER / TIGNES: The Chalet Hotel Aiguille Percee, is a stone’s throw away from the lifts in the French resort of Tignes Le Lac. A week’s stay from the 18 February is available from £929 for adults and £879 for children.
SNOW EXPRESS / TRAVEL: Snow Express provides an alternative to air travel from the UK and is offering return trips directly to top French ski resorts, including baggage and ski carriage, from £436 for a family of four during the half-term holiday period. Coaches depart on Friday evening from London Victoria Colonnade Station and arrive mid-afternoon the following day in resort – leaving out the hassle of airports and taking holiday makers directly to the door. The return journey departs on the following Saturday evening, meaning an extra day on the slopes.
INGHAMS / ZERMATT: An Alpine spa with indoor pool, Valaisian sauna lounge, steambath, relaxation room and massage treatments are just some of the attractions at the 4.5* Hotel Mirabeau, Zermatt. Inghams is offering a seven-night holiday on a half board basis from £1,399 per person, saving £240 per person, departing 24 February. This includes return flights from Bristol to Geneva and resort transfers.
SKI SAFARI / JACKSON HOLE: The Parkway Inn is a cosy family run hotel located in the heart of Jackson Hole, Utah, USA. A seven-night stay at 3*+ Parkway Inn costs from £925 pp (two sharing) and includes flights, transfers, and breakfasts. Price based on a 3 March departure.
SKI TALINI / ST MARTIN DE BELLEVILLE: Ski Talini is offering 15% off on a week’s holidays taken on 18 February and 18 March for all available chalets in St Martin de Belleville in France. Seven nights gourmet catered chalet board is now available from £770pp (was £905).
ALIKATS / MORZINE: The Ferme a Jules chalet was originally built in 1808. The beautifully-converted farmhouse now sleeps up to 26 people in 10 en-suite rooms. Enjoy a short break from 14-17 March at a cost from £445pp (based on two adults sharing). Price includes chalet-board accommodation, wine with dinner, private chauffeur service in and around Morzine, use of the sauna and hot tub and service from the AliKats team.
CRYSTAL / SERRE CHEVALIER: Easter school holidays are available at the three-star Hotel la Vieille Ferme in the French resort of Serre Chevalier through Crystal Ski Holidays from £623pp. Skiers and snowboarders can also save £115 by buying one lift pass and getting another for half price. The price includes flights from Gatwick to Turin and transfers departing on 25 March. There are also flights from Manchester (from £786pp) and Glasgow (from £641).
PIERRE & VACANCES / MERIBEL: Apartments at Les Fermes de Méribel offer a tranquil retreat. A seven-night self-catered stay in an apartment in the French resort of Meribel that sleeps up to five people, arriving 25 March, is priced from £258 pp / £1,288 for an apartment.
INGHAMS / ALPE D’HUEZ: Inghams has added a new flight from London Stansted to Grenoble, which serves the French ski resorts of Alpe d’Huez and Les Deux Alpes. On offer over Easter is a seven-night catered holiday including buffet breakfasts, afternoon tea and cake and three-course evening meals with complimentary wine for six days at the three-and-a-half-diamond Chalet Pregentil in Alpe d’Huez, France, from £1,078 per person based on two adults and two children sharing. Price includes return flights from London Stansted to Grenoble and airport transfers. The package is valid for travel departing on 31 March.
THE SNOW CENTRE / SWITZERLAND VARIOUS: Skiers and snowboarders have been able to join instructors from The Snow Centre in Hemel Hempstead in several Swiss resorts during the season to improve their technique. Remaining options this season include a six-day trip to Thyon (18-24 March) when guests can develop on-piste confidence. The cost of £1,050 per person includes accommodation, instruction, a six-day lift pass and transfers by train to and from Geneva Airport. There will also be a Winter Warm Down in Nendaz from 17-24 March. This is aimed at groups of friends and family who want a relaxed trip with informal coaching from The Snow Centre’s instructors. The price of £395pp includes six nights half board, coaching, 4 Vallees lift pass and transfers by train to and from Geneva Airport.
MARK WARNER / LES DEUX ALPES: Stay at the family friendly Chalet Hotel Berangere in Les Deux Alpes France over Easter. A week’s holiday arriving on 1 April costs £1,099 for adults and £1,039 for children.
SKI FRANCE / COURCHEVEL: At the three-star Hotel Courchevel Olympic, Ski France offers guests a champagne lifestyle on lemonade money at the recently-renovated hotel. The lifts and slopes are 100m away. A week’s stay, from 7 April costs from £249.50 for two sharing a double room including breakfast. Transfers, ski hire, lift pass and other meals extra. Return flights cost from £58 with easyJet.
MARK WARNER / MERIBEL: A week’s stay from the 8 April during the Easter school holiday break at the Chalet Loden, in Meribel, France is £1,199 for adults and £1,099 for children.
ACTION OUTDOORS / FRANCE VARIOUS: A special student ski and snowboard program this season allows small groups of friends planning a trip to get access to rates normally reserved for large school or university trips. The prices start at £386 per person and include seven-nights full-board accommodation with three meals a day, lift pass for six days skiing or snowboarding, equipment hire for six days, ski or snowboard instruction for 12 hours through the week and evening entertainment laid on by the staff of the UCPA, a not for profit organisation based in some of the very best resorts in the French Alps. Resorts where these holidays are available include, Chamonix-Argentiere, Flaine, Les Contamines, La Plagne, Les Arcs, Deux Alpes, Serre Chevalier, Tignes and Val Thorens. The prices exclude travel but return coach from London direct to resort costs from £99 return with Snow Express.
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