Revealed: The best ski deals to book now that the snowfall has finally breathed life into the 2023 alpine ski season from Austria to France
Snowfall has finally revived the 2023 alpine ski season. Here are the best destination deals for those who finally want to hit the slopes…
Make your snow holiday more eco-friendly by taking public transport to Serre Chevalier in south-east France, which aims to become the first fully self-sufficient ski resort after investing millions in renewable energy.
It is the highest city in France and wind turbines spin on the tops near the pretty fortified town of Briançon.
Other green initiatives include 1,400 solar panels and an artificial snow installation. There are even free ski pass trials that can be loaded onto mobile phones.
Go skiing at Serre Chevalier (above) in southeastern France, which aims to become the first fully self-sustainable ski resort
Seven nights B&B at 4-star Le Monetier is £790pp on a two share basis, through booking.com.
So how do you get there? Departing March 4, take the Eurostar to Paris Gare Du Nord, change at Gare De Lyon to Bardonecchia from £146pp on rometorio.com, then travel by taxi to Serre Chevalier for £106 one way on city-airport-taxis.com .
In Crystal Ski’s quest to make winter sports holidays more accessible, Britain’s largest ski tour operator has launched an all-inclusive, seven-day Slope Starter package to a premier French resort for under £1,000.
The holiday is based in Flaine – renowned for its impressive network of gentle practice slopes, two excellent ski schools, sublime mountain views and enviable facilities for beginners.
Crystal Ski has launched an all-inclusive, seven-day Slope Starter package to the premier French resort of Flaine (above) for under £1,000
Crystal Ski organizes welcome drinks, a quiz, a snowshoe excursion and an awards night. The cost of £995pp from 11 March includes a week at the 3-star Le Flaine hotel, return flights, transfers, lessons, equipment hire and a lift pass (crystalski.co.uk).
Elsewhere, Ischgl – an Austrian resort lauded for its excellent skiing – is all the rage. Every Wednesday at 2:30pm, strap on the snowshoes for a two-hour hike to Bodenalpe, where the scenic view of the Fluchthorn mountain is just as delectable as the fondue at a nearby restaurant. The tour costs £71pp and includes guide, snowshoes, meal and return transfer.
Seven nights B&B at Hotel Binta from March 18 costs £1,019pp on a two share basis, including flights and transfers (inghams.co.uk).