The half term rush is over, ski resorts have a deeper base of snow in March and April than they do in December and January, with regular snowfalls expected well into April, especially in resorts with skiing above 1500 metres. The days are longer and sunnier, too. So soak up that vitamin D and enjoy the spring skiing.
As well as taking a look at the deals below, it’s also worth having a look at what the ski specialist travel agencies have on offer, such as SNO, Snowfinders and Ski in Luxury. Most of the major tour operators have ski holiday deals available throughout the winter, too.
Make sure you stay safe: take local advice, book a qualified guide, and have all the necessary equipment with you before even considering leaving the marked piste.
Don’t forget to reserve your airport parking at least 24 hours before you go – this is especially important during peak holiday periods such as February and Easter. If you’re flying from Gatwick, Cophall Parking has some offers just for Welove2ski viewers.
Banff five-star from £1,351pp with SNO
The coming weeks will see some big discounts on luxury hotel packages, such as seven nights at the Rimrock Resort Hotel in Banff, which is available for £1,351pp – saving over £1,000pp on the original price. The holiday includes Heathrow flights and transfers, departing on March 9. The five-star hotel overlooks Banff town and has a spa, ice rink and the famous Eden Restaurant – considered the best eatery in Western Canada. Bookings: SNO.
Megeve from £480pp with Stanford Ski
There are deals in all the Megeve specialist’s catered and self-catered accommodation in March and April. They’ve also extended their short break and ski weekends sale, so as you can book with an extra £50 off in catered chalet/hotels Rond Point and Sylvana, an extra £75 off in catered chalet Les Clochettes, and an additional £100 off for apartment short breaks (excluding Le Chamois). The prices for the weeks commencing March 24 and 31 start at £480pp in catered chalet/hotels Sylvana and Rond Point, and at £1,100 in self-catered chalet Centrale. Prices exclude flights and transfers, but there’s a shared transfer service and a free scheduled transfer on Sunday mornings. Bookings: Stanford Ski.
Kitzbuhel from £949pp with Inghams
A seven-night ski holiday on a half board basis at the four-star superior Hotel Schwarzer Adler in Kitzbuhel is now from £949pp based on three sharing. The price represents a saving of £240pp and includes return flights from Edinburgh to Innsbruck and airport transfers. The package is valid for travel departing on March 16. Bookings: Inghams.
Reberty-les-Menuires from €573pp with Powder N Shine
The operator has lots of offers at its chalets in the little resort of Reberty in the giant 3 Valleys area for March and April. For example, at Chalet Flocon des Neiges, which sleeps 15 people, there’s now 40% off on the weeks of March 16 and 23, when the price is now €573pp (was €955pp) chalet half board. Travel is not included. Bookings: Powder N Shine.
Val d’Isere for £629pp with Le Ski
Save £466pp and pay £629pp for a week chalet board (it was £1,095pp) at Chalet Du Berger in Val d’Isere. Six beds are still available in the traditional and cosy chalet close to slopes on the week commencing March 3, including Gatwick flights and resort transfers. Bookings: Le Ski.
Val Thorens for £749pp with with Ski Beat
There’s a £200 saving off a week at the apartment-style Chalet Caribou in Val Thorens. The chalet is homely, with a roaring log fire and comfy leather sofas, and there’s a sauna and indoor pool in the residence. For holidays departing on March 16, there’s a saving of £200pp – it was £949pp and is now £749pp – including chalet half board, return Gatwick flights (Manchester + £20pp) and resort transfers. Bookings: Ski Beat.
Flaine short break for £388pp with Skiweekends
Skiweekends has launched a number of special offers towards – and up to the end of – the winter season, in resorts that are well-known for their snow reliability. For example you can spend three nights at Chalet Marmotte in Flaine, from April 1. It now costs £388pp including half-board accommodation, return flights and transfers. Bookings: kiweekends.
Val d’Isere from £1,439pp and free lift pass with VIP
Relax in the heart of Val d’Isere and enjoy a free lift pass, staying in the Aspen Lodge Suite 8 which occupies the top floor of Aspen Lodge and sleeps up to eight people. The interior incorporates modern sophistication with traditional elegance, whilst the communal lounge area has an open fire, Nintendo Wii, pool table, complimentary internet screens, draft beer and coffee bar, and a giant cinema screen. A seven-night stay, starting March 24, costs from £1,439pp (includes a free six-day lift pass which usually costs £260pp) including flights and transfers. Bookings: VIP SKI.
Montgenevre with Peak Retreats
Located close to the Italian border, Montgenevre is a resort with a great snow record due to its altitude (resort level 1850m, and slopes up to 2700m). Le Hameau des Airelles is a four-star residence with doorstep skiing, located in the Obelisque area of the resort. Facilities include free access to the outdoor heated pool, entry to the Ô Pure Spa centre, and a dedicated teens area. There’s 15% off the weeks commencing March 23 and 30, and April 20; and 10% off on the weeks of March 16 and April 13. Seven nights in a two-bedroom Confort apartment which sleeps up to six is £159pp (was £180pp) including return Eurotunnel crossings with free upgrade to FlexiPlus on most dates. Price is based on five sharing and arriving April 20. Bookings: Peak Retreats.
Courchevel Easter from £698pp with Ski Total
There are £140pp Easter savings in Courchevel – you can stay seven nights at the four-diamond plus Chalet Cascades from £698pp, which is a saving of £838pp, departing April 14 from Edinburgh, Manchester and London airports. Located in the heart of Courchevel 1650, the main Ariondaz gondola and pistes are opposite the chalet. Price includes chalet catering accommodation, flights and resort transfers. Bookings: Ski Total.
La Rosiere from £734pp with Esprit Ski
La Rosiere‘s ski area has everything from gentle nursery slopes to off-piste. Stay seven nights at Chalet Arnica from £734pp (was £834pp) for a family of four, which is a saving of £100pp, departing on April 14 from Edinburgh, Manchester, Southampton and London airports. Equipped with a fireplace, shared sauna and children’s snug, Chalet Arnica is one of four chalet apartments in the Ferme d’Elisa building 150m from the nearest lift. Price includes flights, transfers and chalet catering. Esprit’s Childcare is available from £349 for six full days for children aged between 17 weeks and 12-years-old. Bookings: Esprit Ski.
Sainte-Foy for £401pp with Ski Collection
The hamlet of Sainte-Foy offers easy access to the larger resorts of Tignes, Les Arcs, and Val d’Isere. The resort is also known for its great off-piste for intermediates and experts. The four-star Le Ruitor is well located, with the opportunity to ski back to it. There’s also a free shuttle-bus to the slopes, 600m away. Facilities include an indoor pool, wellness area and fitness room, and entry to the Ô des Cîmes Spa. There’s 10% off the week commencing March 2 when booked by February 28. Seven nights in a two-bedroom apartment (sleeps six) is £401pp (was £440pp) including return Eurotunnel crossings with a free upgrade to FlexiPlus. Price is based on five sharing.Bookings: Ski Collection.
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