Latest ski news before Christmas

Skiing Santa at Christmas
Santa at Christmas

At last there has been a tremendous amount of snowfall these past few days just in time for the festive ski season. Many of the ski resorts have seen a metre of snow and some have reported more than that. The majority of the ski resorts have now opened and the ski season is well and truly underway.

The popular ski resort of Méribel in the French Alps has seen plenty of the white stuff this week and so has Adelbodden in Switzerland. Austria’s, Flachauwinkl ski resort has been delighted with almost 3 feet of snow (80cm) these past couple of days.

Along with the heavy snowfall some resorts have experienced very strong gales in Val d’Isère, St Moritz and Davos in particular. It has been the cause of cancellation of some competitions over the weekend. Beautiful Tignes has been blessed with powdery snow and clear blue skies, simply enticing skiers and snowboarders to book a last minute deal.

The latest snowfall across most of the resorts couldn’t have come at a better time, as temperatures have plummeted by at least 10 degrees since last week. The timing couldn’t be more perfect for the onset of ski season as families will be arriving in their droves for Christmas and New Year.

Looking for a last minute ski deal?

If you can pack up your skis and go in the next few days, these offers might just be what you are looking for.

Departing on 22nd December – with return flights from Birmingham, how do you fancy a 7 night holiday in a catered ski chalet, staying at the lovely resort of St Anton in Innsbruck? Transfers in Innsbruck are included for £899 per person and that is a saving of £370 per person representing a massive 29% off the original price.

Again departing on 22nd December – visit Santa in Lapland, this magical family trip is for a 3 night stay in a hotel on a half board basis. Priced at £969 per person with return flights from Stansted, also included in the price are transfers in Lapland, half bard accommodation, a list of activites including meeting the man himself Santa, sled rides and thermal clothing is provided for the duration of your stay.

Departing on 30th December – ring in the New Year with a self drive holiday, staying in a chalet in La Rosiere close to the Italian border. The price is from £1.599 per family of four with a perfect setting at the foot of the slopes. The price includes a catered chalet and if you need childcare it’s available for just £39 per day for children between the ages of 17 weeks old to 12 years of age.

Departing on 5th January 2019 – there is a choice of chalets available in the ski resort of Les Menuires. There are some super savings to be had starting from just 549€ per person (the original price was 885€) and it includes a 2-4-1 lift pass. The savings amount to over 300€ per person it’s a great offer so don’t delay.

Departing on 19th January 2019 – a fully catered week long stay in a beautiful chalet in La Plagne will dust off the January blues. The chalet has a private sauna and roaring log fire and it can be yours for £679 per person. The price also includes return flights from Gatwick and transfers, if you prefer to fly from Manchester just add £20 per person. The original price for this holiday was £869 per person a saving of £190 per person.

Wishing you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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