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Accommodation provider Ski France is running a ‘Kids Go Free’ offer all this season – offering free board to all children up to the age of 18 on the same board basis as their parents at two of its top hotels; Hotel le Mottaret in Méribel Mottaret and Hotel Ibiza in Les Deux Alpes. Parents can book a family room at Hotel le Mottaret or a large northern or duplex room at Hotel Ibiza, and their kids will stay for free. A week’s stay, during the Christmas holidays, for two adults and two children (age 17 and under) at Hotel Le Mottaret costs from £241pp (with the Kids Go Free deal) on a half-board basis. While at Hotel Ibiza it costs from £326pp.
There is a dedicated page on the Ski Famille website just for family skiing offers throughout December and January. For example, how about Christmas week in family-friendly Les Gets staying in the catered Chalet Les Chats Bleus? Arriving 23rd December the cost is £2,999 for a family of four including Gatwick flights or Eurotunnel Flexiplus crossing, transfers and childcare.
Enjoy the European Film Festival in Arc 1950 for the opening week of the season. Erna Low is offering w/c 16th December in a two-bedroom superior apartment in Arc 1950 (based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing) including Eurotunnel flexiplus for £1,340.
Four Hautes-Pyrenees resorts of Saint-Lary, Peyragudes, Piau-Engaly and Val Louron will be linked under a new lift pass this winter. The Pyrenees 2 Vallees pass costs €20 for eight days and then each day skied is paid on top, with a discount of 10-15% off the standard day pass depending on time of season. A shuttle bus operates between each resort.
From 8-28th April the Lake Annecy Ski Resort of La Clusaz is running a Learn to Ski for Free deal for beginners. It includes 3 or 5 half-day adult beginner group lessons with ESF, a ski pass for the duration of the free group lessons and 50% discount on ski hire.
SKIING INTO SPRING
Skiing Into Spring gets underway on the 20th of March in the French mountains. Each resort cooks up a range of options to suit their clientele. Some offer free ski passes for kids, others lay on free lessons for adult beginners. Accommodation + ski pass packages can be found for as little at €150 for the week and there are offers for weekends and short breaks. The initiative is specially focused on families because the Easter holidays are a great time to take your children skiing.
Crystal Ski has deals to over 120 destinations this winter for all dates including Christmas, New Year and Easter, but not February half term. For example a week's half board at the four-star Family Resort Seiblishof in Ischgl, Austria, is from £1,085 per person including flights from Gatwick to Innsbruck, childcare, and transfers (price given is for departure on 6 January 2018 - book by 2 October 2017. Deal includes £116 for BOGOHP lift pass offer and €100 hotel credit.
Ski Collection is offering 20% peak weeks in Avoriaz. Seven nights in family-friendly self-catered apartments L’Amara located at 1800m and with a ski-in/ski-out position from £400pp (was £500pp). Book before 2nd November – offer includes Christmas and Easter weeks. Price based on five sharing a two-bedroom apartment (sleeps 6) arriving on 6th January 2018 including a standard Eurotunnel crossing with free FlexiPlus upgrade.
Peak Retreats is offering 10% off seven nights at the self-catering Etoile des Cimes apartment in Sainte Foy, with prices starting from £162pp (was £180pp). A good choice for families and groups of friends. Price is based on five sharing a two-bed apartment (sleeps 6) arriving on January 13th 2018. Includes a standard Eurotunnel crossing with free upgrade to FlexiPlus.
Save 30% at the Ermitage du Lac in Tremblant, Canada, with Ski Safari. A seven-night stay at the four-star L’Ermitage du Lac, from 7th March 2018, costs from £1,075 pp (saving 30%) based on four adults sharing a two-bedroom apartment. Includes B&B, flights and transfers. Lift passes, ski hire and lessons extra.
Save more than 20% on an Easter ski holiday at Isola 2000 with Pierre & Vacances. The three-star Residence Les Terrasses d'Azur offers fully-equipped apartments with panoramic views of the Domaine Blanc ski area and Chastillon valley. The slopes and shops are easy to access via the free funicular railway. A seven-night, self-catered stay in an apartment that sleeps up to four people, is priced from £477 per apartment - down from £565 per apartment - for a stay arriving Saturday 24th March 2018.
Crystal Ski Holidays is offering a saving of £270 (made up of £100 off childcare, €100 hotel credit and a buy-one-get-one-halfprice lift pass) in the resort of Passo Tonale in Italy. A week's half board at the four-star Grand Hotel Paradiso is from £716pp including flights from Bristol to Verona and transfers for departure on 6th January 2018. Book by 2nd October 2017. Direct flights available from all major UK airports.
Save up to 31% for Christmas week at Les Alpages de Reberty in Les Menuires with Pierre & Vacances. The ski-in, ski-out accommodation is ideal for families and has an indoor pool and Deep Nature Spa. A seven-night self-catered stay in an apartment that sleeps up to six people, from 23rd December 2017, costs from £271pp (£959 total, down from £1232).