We’re now in the first month of spring, so how about some sunny spring skiing, maybe even with lunch sitting outside on a terrace? 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.
Val d’Isere mid-March for £1,553pp with SNO
Save £444pp on a luxurious week in Val d’Isere’s Avenue Lodge Hotel. Departing on March 14, a seven-night stay including breakfasts, flights from Manchester airport and transfers has been reduced from £1,997pp to £1,553pp. The five-star hotel is in the centre of the resort and popular for its Savoyard style lounge bar and indoor swimming-pool. Bookings: SNO.
Les Arcs end of March from £495pp with Snowfinders
Easter skiing at the catered Chalet Hotel La Foret in Peisey Vallandry (below Les Arcs) is now from £495pp (saving £500pp). Departing on March 29, the holiday includes flights from Gatwick or Manchester and resort transfers. Bookings: Snowfinders.
Alpe d’Huez family trip from £3,799 with Esprit Ski
There’s a seven-night ski holiday at Hotel Les Bergers in Alpe d’Huez from £3,799 per family (based on two adults and two children sharing), departing on April 4. Price represents a saving of £800 and includes return flights from Stansted to Chambery, airport transfers and seven nights’ accommodation on a catered basis. High tea for children is between 5.30 – 6.30pm, and childcare options are available. Bookings: Esprit Ski.
Avoriaz in April for £390pp including lift pass with Erna Low
Book a seven-night self-drive ski package to Avoriaz staying at three-star residence Saskia Falaise from April 11. The holiday includes a one-bedroom four-person apartment and Eurotunnel Flexiplus crossings. Price £230pp is based on four sharing and includes 20% off accommodation. Buy one adult six-day ski pass and get one child free, making the total price inclusive of six-day lift passes £329pp. You’ll also save 20% on ski hire when booking for the whole family. Bookings: Erna Low.
Val d’Isere and Chemmy Alcott from £999pp with VIP SKI
How about a week of skiing with former World Cup Alpine ski racer, Chemmy Alcott in Val d’Isere? Stay at one of the Aspen House apartments which were new this season. The eight sophisticated suites sleeps from four to 10, and there’s a spa on the ground floor with hammam, sauna and a tiled Jacuzzi. Add to this an elegant reception and concierge, TVs on all the bedroom walls and bunk beds in some of the family suites. A seven-night stay at No. 1 Aspen House, starting April 19, costs from £999pp (saving £119pp), including chalet board catering, flights from Gatwick, transfers and skiing with Chemmy Alcott. Bookings: VIP SKI
La Tania for £731pp with Ski Beat
Ski the great 3 Valleys with £200pp off a week’s stay at the cosy Chalet Beriozka, set amid trees at the top of La Tania, built to stringent environmental standards and retaining its traditional charm. The week’s stay now costs £731pp (it was £931pp), including return Gatwick flights and transfers, and chalet half board. Bookings: Ski Beat.
Trysil in Norway from £849pp with Ski Safari
Four-star-plus Radisson Blu Resort & Trysil offers ski-in ski-out accommodation on the pistes of Trysil, considered one of Norway’s best ski areas. The hotel’s interior design is a blend of earthy tone, dark woods and stone create a cosy yet contemporary feel. After a day on the slopes, relax in the pool and hot tub or indulge in a treatment at the spa. Other on-site facilities include a climbing wall, fitness suite, adventure pool, and a variety of dining options. A seven-night stay departing March 29 costs from £849pp (including kids ski and dine free which covers lift passes, ski rentals and group lessons per four-day adult lift pass) based on two adults and two children (six years old or younger) sharing a family room. Price includes half board, return flights and shared transfers. Book by March 20. Bookings: Ski Safari.
Kitzbuhel Film Festival this August from £820pp
This August, Kitzbuhel in the Austrian Tirol will once again become a stage for filmmakers from all over the world, with an opportunity for industry professionals, media and the public to see a feast of new releases. The eighth edition of the Film Festival Kitzbuhel (August 24-30) will take place over seven days at a variety of venues throughout the town and feature a specially created drive-in cinema and an outdoor screening on the Kitzbuhel Horn peak. A seven-night stay at the five star Tennerhof Gourmet & Spa de Charme Hotel, arriving August 24 is from £820pp B&B. Return flights and transfers extra. Information: Kitzbuhel Tourism.