Our guide to Winter 2013-14
Our guide to Winter 2013-14 and what you need to know:
• Start early and beat the crowds – the week before Christmas (week of the 15 December) is a great value week – the snow is normally pretty good and the slopes are still quiet. Plus you’ll have a break from the dreadful Christmas songs playing in all the shops at home…
• Family White Christmas – book one of our chalets for Christmas and make the most of your family time together. Let our chefs take care of the cooking and our hosts do the clearing up while you put your feet up and enjoy a relaxing and stress-free vacation in one of our fabulous chalets.
• Christmas v New Year – which to pick? This year, the dates fall perfectly for the Christmas week – you arrive in resort on the 22 December giving you a couple of days to settle into your vacation before Santa makes a visit slap bang in the middle of the week. And price-wise the Christmas week offers the better value of the two weeks.
• Early January for chalets – think outside the box and consider a chalet vacation the week after New Year. This week is still considered a ‘peak’ week in many hotels due to the Orthodox Christmas so a chalet provides a great value alternative.
• Consider North America and get a great value vacation – aggressive early booking discounts offered by the North American ski hotels means that you can enjoy fantastic savings. And as there is only one daily British Airways flight from London to Denver availability will become tight quickly.
• Our hot tip – if you are not tied to school vacations travel in March: a late Easter means that most of March becomes an off peak month so the slopes will be quiet and the weather warmer, making for brilliant spring skiing – ideal for pre-schoolers looking to ski for the first time.
• Book your North American ski passes early and save valuable £££s. We can book your ski passes in advance to help you secure the best deal, rather than leaving it until you get there when they are full price.
• Will there be snow in April? You can pretty much count on it. We reckon that in the last 10 years, there’s only been one April when the snow’s been short, and if last season is anything to go by there’s every chance that there will be an abundance of snow in April. And as we feature some of the ‘higher’ resorts – Val d’Isère, the Three Valleys and the Arlberg region... there are plenty of options for an Easter break.