Last-minute family ski holidays
It might be Friday 13th but in anyone in the Alps today is far from unlucky!
Winter has returned to much of the Alps, with a massive dump of snow in Switzerland, Austria, Italy and, in particular, in France. Yet more is forecast for over the weekend too, even though many of the lower resorts are closing. Temperatures are cool, so the snow is staying in better condition throughout the day than it has in the past few weeks.
There are still plenty of resorts open including:
France: Flaine (until 22 April), Serre Chevalier (until 22 April), Chamrousse (until 22 April), La Grave (until 1 May), Val d’Isère (until 1 May), Tignes (until 8 May) and Val Thorens (until 8 May)
Switzerland: Crans Montana (until 29 April), Davos (22 April) and Zermatt (until 6 May)
Austria: Obergurgl (until 1 May), Hochfügen (22 April) and Hintertux (until 4 May)
Italy: Cervinia (until 6 May)
For those of you able to drop everything and go, one of our main partners – Alpine Answers – has some amazing last-minute family ski deals for fully-catered chalets, all with childcare options and including flights from Gatwick airport. They include:
14 April departures:
Chalet Gentiane (13 beds) in Les Arcs/Plan Peisey – £249pp (reduced from £689)
Chalet Arpette 1 (8 beds) in La Plagne 1800 – £299pp (reduced from £639)
Chalet Becoin (10 beds) in La Plagne 1800 – £299pp (reduced from £679)
Chalet Marguerite (11 beds) in La Plagne 1800 – £299pp (reduced from £639)
Chalet Chevallier (10 beds) in La Tania – £299pp (reduced from £719)
Chalet Bayona (3 beds) in Les Arcs (Plan Peisey) – £299pp (reduced from £689)
Chalet Arpette 2 (6 beds) in La Plagne – £349pp (reduced from £639)
Chalet Moris (20 beds) in Val d’Isère – £379pp (reduced from £735)
Chalet Chamois d’Or (46 beds) in Val d’Isère – £499pp
15 April departures:
Chalet Hotel Moris (20 beds) in Val d’Isère – £379pp (reduced from £735)
Chalet Hotel Aiquille Percee (40 beds) in Tignes – £445pp (reduced from £830)
Chalet Hotel Val d’Isère (30 beds) in Val d’Isère – £445pp (reduced from £880)
Chalet Fauner (2 beds) in St Anton – £499pp (reduced from £569)
Chalet Club Pierre (14 beds) in Meribel – £599pp (reduced from £809)
These are just a few of many amazing family ski deals currently available with Alpine Answers. If you find any of these appealing, or if you would like to discuss options tailored specifically to your family size, just click here and complete the brief form. Be sure to read the FamilySkiNews.com guide to the best springtime resorts too.
There’s no need to worry about all the other last-minute arrangements. You can book your equipment through SkiSet with a massive 45% discount by clicking here, and your winter sports insurance with ERV here (remember to quote the 10% discount code: FAMILYSKI10).
Accommodation images: reproduced courtesy of Alpine Answers