If taking the kids out of school during term time isn’t an option for you, then have you considered an Easter ski break? Skiing during the Easter holidays has become increasingly popular over the last 5 years and makes an excellent alternative to a Half Term or New Year break.
Spring skiing conditions lend themselves well to a family ski holiday. Typically, in April, the snow is best in the mornings and can get a little softer in the late afternoon. So, get the kids booked in for morning lessons and you can enjoy your skiing while the snow is good and the little ones are learning. Compared to the busier half term and New Year holidays, the slopes will be much quieter and you won’t be facing huge queues for the lifts, so you can really maximise your slope time. Next, you can enjoy a leisurely lunch on the mountain and some sunny family skiing / snowball fights / sledging in the afternoon. There’ll be no complaining of being too cold – just remember to apply plenty of sun screen and remove your goggles at lunch to avoid embarrassing tan lines!
If you choose to ski at Easter, you’ll save on the cost of accommodation – compared to half term, you’ll find that all types of accommodation are significantly cheaper for the Easter holidays, so you can take the opportunity to stay somewhere really lovely, for less! Easter prices at Chalet Virolet start from just 795 euros per adult and 595 per child for 7 nights on a half board basis. Or rent our lovely self catered apartment Le Wetzet – prices start from 1750 euros per week.
Here in the Portes du Soleil, ski pass prices are also reduced at Easter. From the 1st April onwards, your Les Gets/Morzine pass is 15% cheaper (a saving of 30 euros per adult and 23 euros per child).
So for a school holiday ski, with a reasonable price tag, why not give Easter skiing a try? Contact us if you’d like us to help you arrange your next brilliant ski holiday!