Countdown to Winter
With the arrival of the summer solstice last Thursday, the days will start getting shorter now (which is a shame) but the arrival of the 2012/13 ski season will be getting closer (which is great)......
If you have not yet started your planning for the W12/13 ski season, that is, I guess, only to be expected but if you are looking to travel at New Year or during the February half term holidays, the availability is beginning to get restricted and, more importantly, the flight prices for these weeks are beginning to soar........
Where to go for a ski Holiday in 12/13?
Inevitably, it depends on what you are looking for....but here are some thoughts....
You will be well advised to go for a high resort. Stubai in Austria is on a glacier and opens in October so this is an excellent option. A week starts at £465pp on half board. Can also offer apartments and short breaks - just call us.
Christmas and New Year:
New year week is filling up quite quickly but there are still some good options/prices for Christmas.
Christmas week in a catered chalet in Alpe D'Huez starts at £673pp based on caterd board and return Eurotunnel crossings.
Self catered apartments in Montgenevre start at £866 based on a family of 4 (£216.50pp)
On the subject of Christmas, we offer a range of short breaks to various Christmas Markets across Europe. The markets have their own flavour but all offer lines of stalls with traditional christmas fayre, gifts and decorations.
Destinations include Lille, Prague, Paris, Salzburg, Ljubljana and Reykjavik...more info
The markets generally run from November until Christmas Eve - if you would like a quote for your dates, email us your preferred city, your group size and dates. Email us
Best budget breaks for W12/13
Booking in June and July will provide some of the best prices with the range of early booking offers around. Also, if you are intending to fly, securing the flights now, will ensure the rates are reasonable.
The best prices will be pre-christmas, 12 & 19 January and the 16 March. Examples include:
7 Laux apts - £218pp with a FREE lift pass (4 share)
Chamrousse apts for £245pp based on 4 share
Self-catered chalet in Isola - from £149pp based on 8 share
Puy St Vincent apartment - from £112pp based on 4 share
Email us or call us on 0203 137 7678 if you would like more information.
February half term holidays
For those of you who are stuck with this week because you are a teacher or you have children, I do understand......seeking out the best deals for this sometimes means looking somewhere a little different!
If you can avoid the main ski airports, the flights will be a bit cheaper and, if you can drive, the prices will be a lot cheaper. Thoughts include:
Isola - fly to Nice - Half Term week from £285pp....more detail
St Lary, Pyrenees - as the busy week is the Spanish holiday which is the 2nd March, this resort will be a little quieter and moderately cheaper - apartments for 4 on half term week are £240pp....more detail
Email us or call us on 0203 137 7678 if you would like more information or a quote.
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Countdown to Winter was posted on 22 June 2012 by Stuart McLeod.