For a last-minute trip to the Alps, here’s where to find a great skiing deal for April. The ski season will be over in a month’s time, but there’s still time to take advantage of this season’s wonderful snow.
Check out our features on The Best Austrian Resorts for Easter Skiing, The Best Swiss Resorts for Easter Skiing, The Best French Resorts for Easter Skiing, and The Best Italian Resorts for Easter Skiing. Make sure you stay safe: take local advice and have all the necessary equipment with you before even considering leaving the marked piste.
If you’re flying from Gatwick, don’t forget to reserve your airport parking at least 24 hours before you go. Cophall Parking has some offers especially for Welove2ski readers. And when you arrive at your destination airport, whether it’s Geneva or elsewhere, Ski-lifts provides transfers to hundreds of resorts.
Gressoney in April from £1,459pp with Esprit Ski
With great ski schools and child-friendly restaurants, Gressoney offers the family an affordable alternative with lift passes, ski hire and mountain lunches often cheaper than those in France or Austria. Stay seven nights chalet board basis in three-diamond Chalet Hotel Valverde from £1,459pp for a family of three (two adults and one child). Price includes return flights from Gatwick to Turin, and resort transfers, departing April 7. Bookings: Esprit Ski.
Flaine apartment with indoor pool from £79pp with Ski France
Save more than 55% at Residence Les Terrasses de Veret in Flaine. The property is located in the centre of the town, next to the Grands Vans chair-lift and the ESF ski school. After a day on the slopes, relax in the indoor heated swimming-pool, unwind in the outdoor Jacuzzi or snuggle up next to the fireplace in the communal living room. A week’s stay, from April 7, costs from £79pp (£316 total – was £719pp, saving 56%) in a one-bedroom apartment sleeping four. The holiday is accommodation-only, with travel extra. Bookings: Ski France.
Val d’Isere former farmhouse for £899pp with SNO
A group of 12-14 people can take sole occupancy of Chalet La Rocheure in Val d’Isere this April. Prices start at £899pp for a seven-night stay beginning April 8, with Stansted flights, airport transfers and chalet catering included in the cost. This wood-and-stone chalet is a former farmhouse with original features dating back to the 17th century. It has an open fire and sauna and you can ski to the door in good conditions. Bookings: SNO.
La Clusaz apartment for £545 with Erna Low
On the week commencing March 31 you can book an apartment in the Mendi Alde for seven nights in La Clusaz for £545 and save 25%. A one-bedroom four-person apartment was £726 and is now £545. The four-star residence was brand new for winter 2016-17 and has a covered passageway leading directly to Bossonet lift for access to the 125km of slopes. The charming and traditional village centre is five minutes’ walk away. The apartments feature modern interiors, sleep two to eight people and each have a balcony or terrace. Bookings: Erna Low.
St Anton at Easter for £518pp with Snowfinders
Stay in the catered Chalet Rosmarie in St Anton, on the week starting March 31. The holiday now costs from £518pp (it was £1,209pp), including flights from Gatwick and resort transfers. Bookings: Snowfinders.
Tignes in April from £749pp with Inghams
Save £360pp on a seven-night holiday on a catered basis at the four-diamond Chalet Camille in Tignes. It now costs from £749pp and includes return flights from Gatwick to Grenoble and airport transfers. The package is valid for travel departing April 7. Bookings: Inghams.
Meribel Easter from £749pp with Ski Total
From tree-lined slopes to off-piste skiing, skiers can discover 600km of varied terrain in Meribel this Easter. Stay seven nights on a chalet board basis in four-diamond Chalet Lou Trave from £749pp (was £1,114pp). Price includes return flights from Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh, Gatwick, Glasgow, Manchester, Newcastle, Southampton or Stansted to Chambery or Geneva, and resort transfers. Departing is on April 1. Bookings: Ski Total.
La Plagne for £399pp and free kids passes with Ski Beat
Departing on April 14, spend a week’s fully catered for £399pp, saving £130pp (was £529pp), with accommodation at Chalet Laponia. The cosy chalet has a glass-fronted fireplace and scenic balcony overlooking La Plagne, which has its own Easter festival from April 11 to 19 with themed events and parties on the mountain tops. The price includes return Gatwick or Manchester flights, and resort transfers, plus and free lift passes for kids. Bookings: Ski Beat
Meribel ski-in ski-out from £999pp with VIP SKI
Refuge Boua offers ski-in, ski-out convenience, just metres from the ski school meeting point and the Chaudanne lift area in Meribel. The chalet sleeps up to 10 people in five bedrooms and features a bright and comfortable living space leading to a small terrace with a secluded hot tub. A seven-night stay, arriving April 9, is priced from £999pp (down from £1,159pp, saving £160pp). Price includes catered accommodation, return flights from Gatwick and coach transfers. Bookings: VIP SKI.
Morzine in April for £490pp with Alpine Elements
Departing April 8, you can spend a week at Chalet Flo 2 in Morzine with seven nights half board for £490pp. The chalet is a short ride from the slopes on the shuttle bus. There’s a hot tub and steam room to relax in after a day’s skiing, along with a sun deck. The holiday is half board and the price includes flights and transfers. Bookings: Alpine Elements.