There are plenty of fantastic ski resorts in Europe and there’s still time to book up a fun-packed break on the slopes. Ozel Rowland rounds up some of the best…

Les Grandes Montets, Chamonix, France © Dan Zelazo

Budget skiing

A great value holiday in the beautiful unspoilt terrain of the French Alps can be booked through Peak Retreats, who offer an impressive range of accommodation for keen skiers. Whether it’s a self-catering chalet, sleek ski apartment, or a 4* luxury residence, there’s something to be found for every kind of budget. The company have recently added more locations to their existing list of top French ski resorts in time for the 2015 skiing season, including the charming village of La Toussuire and the cultural hotspot of Bessans. Guests won’t have to worry about waiting in long queues to hit the slopes, as there are high-speed cable cars available at every resort. Parents can take advantage of handy childcare – most of Peak Retreats residences offer fun learning programmes and workshops for little ones. Learners and ski-veterans can benefit from the expert experience of the Ecole de Ski Français, one of the longest and largest established ski schools in France.
Check out their website for some great February and Easter deals.

Pierre & Vacances are currently offering up to 30% off their current skiing holiday deals, with some of their best premium properties on offer. This includes their popular ‘ski-in ski-out’ apartment Les Terrasses d’Hélios in the picturesque resort of Flaine in France, which received a TripAdvisor certificate of excellence in 2014 for its quality of rooms and service. Alongside your typical range of snowy activities on offer, you can also book a luxury spa package – ideal for unwinding after a day of hitting the slopes hard. Some of their resorts are affiliated with the Ecole de Ski Français, who offer a kid’s club for children from the ages of 6-months to 5-years-old. For ultimate peace of mind, they also provide free ski hire and lift passes for children with every adult ski package.

For more amazing last minute skiing holiday deals around Europe visit Ski Total tour operators who provide stress-free chalet holidays across renowned snowy destinations in Austria, Italy and France. They promise excellent value for money with their range of inclusive amenities that go above and beyond usual expectations. Each morning guests are treated to a hearty cooked breakfast, as well as a 4-course evening meal six times per week. On top of that, Ski Total offers a great selection of pre-bookable extras, as well as ski packs and ski/snowboarding lessons for complete beginners. Book now and save up to 36% on current holiday deals.

Family skiing

Espirit Holidays offer a range of fantastic family-friendly deals and are well known for their excellent bundle of nurseries and childcare services. Most resorts don’t charge for children under 13 and provide free ski, boot and helmet hire for little ones, as well as a free lift pass, so there’s the potential to make some big savings. Espirit Holidays operate across numerous resorts in France and Austria, as well as Gressoney in Italy. You can choose from four different types of accommodation, which vary from cosy chalets or contehotel, depending on your preference and type. Check out their latest deals for some really great offers.

If you want something a little bit extra for you and your family, Powder Byrne have perfected the luxury skiing experience and especially cater to those with children. Their exclusive range of child-care facilities and bespoke children’s skiing programmes mean that your kids will have just as much fun as you. You’ll find them in resorts across Switzerland, Austria and Italy, which boast a range of exclusive luxury lodgings and hotels, all fully-equipped and designed with maximum comfort in mind. Visit their website where you can make a web-enquiry or request a brochure.




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