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Family Skiing at Half Term and Easter


The idea of taking a family skiing often starts with “What a great idea”, however, this can all to quickly be followed with "How much!" The curse of school holiday restrictions can take it's toll. To avoid Half Term and Easter nightmares here are a few top tips for family skiing holidays.

1. Book Early. 2013 is long gone for earlybookers but 2014 is on sale right now. Booking a year ahead, with a crystal ball, means high altitude resorts for snow surety.

2. Self Travel. Cutting the headline cost of the holiday can also give flexibility; you can take favourite toys, games machines, copious quantities of clothes, DVDs even food, and (especially if you've got a top box) skis and snowboards!

3. Resort. Destinations with good links to high altitude areas, such as La Tania has with the the Trois Vallees, can dramatically cut your accomodation costs. Tignes Les Brevieres is another resort with links directly into a huge ski area, the Espace Killy.

4. Popularity. Just because you may not have heard of a resort does not mean that you should discount it. For example, Ste Foy Tarantaise is in the same area as Tignes, Val d’Isere, Les Arcs and La Plagne. Although lower, with fewer lifts and runs, its mostly North facing slopes keep the snow. It also has a superb reputation for two unlikely bedfellows: family frendliness and back-country skiing!

5. Last Minute. Not for the feinthearted as it can put the whole family holiday on the line! If you are a fairly easy going family then last minute deals can work, but choice is limited, and sometimes supply simply dries up. keep a very close eye on the online ‘Deals Pages’ and be ready to pounce.
Family skiing deals can be found here:
And for this Half Term (Feb 17-24) try HERE

AlpineElements · 1848 days ago
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Family Skiing at Half Term and Easter