With many schools enjoying two weeks’ holiday over Easter, there is ample opportunity to hop, ski and slide over to the warm and sunny French Alps.
It is no secret that the mountains have seen heavy snowfall this season, which means the conditions should be wonderful when the schools break up for Easter. Pierre & Vacances boasts a variety of residences in the French Alps which are ideal for families.
As well as the plentiful skiing and snowboarding opportunities, Pierre & Vacances now offers its ‘Make My Day’* activities in Avoriaz, Arc 1950 and Val Thorens. Guests staying in these resorts can choose between e-fat biking, archery tag, dog-sledding, igloo-building, biathlon and more quirky options that are available to book at the residence’s reception.
Children can also join in with the Kids Ski programme that is run by Pierre & Vacances, allowing parents to relax, safe in the knowledge their young ones are in capable hands. The itinerary runs from 9 am to 5 pm and consists of half a week of ski lessons, daily lunches and snow activities. The course costs from £269 per child per week and is available at 31 Pierre & Vacances residences.
Although February half term is almost sold out, Pierre & Vacances still has some availability during the Easter holidays. However, due to the excellent snow conditions, potential guests need to book quickly before the opportunities disappear.
Tempted? Here is a selection of ‘egg-cellent’ offers for Easter, with Pierre & Vacances…
Save more than 20% at Arc 1950 Le Village, Arc 1950
Le Village at Arc 1950 provides a wide range of ski-in, ski-out accommodation with great access to the Paradiski area, which encompasses Les Arcs, La Plagne and Peisey-Vallandry. Each apartment has a warm and cosy ambiance and fantastic facilities to accommodate two to 10 guests. For those who wish to take a break from skiing, why not try one of the village’s free introductory sports sessions for the entire family, or take a dip in one of the four pools?
A seven-night self-catered stay at an apartment that sleeps up to four people, arriving 8 April 2018, is priced from £217 pp / £869 per apartment (was £1,119 per apartment, saving 22%).
Save up to 25% at Residence Les Terrasses d’Eos, Flaine, Flaine
Premium residence Les Terrasses d’Eos offers ski-in, ski-out apartments with stunning views over the valley. Non-skiers can make use of the outdoor pool and onsite spa facilities that include an indoor whirlpool, a sauna and Turkish bath, or simply watch their friends take to the slopes from their private balcony. Skiers and snowboarders can spend the week exploring some of the 265 km of pistes in the Grand Massif ski area and enjoy a hearty mountain lunch, knowing they’ve saved on their accommodation. In the evening, families can cook some traditional favourites with a French twist in the sleek kitchen.
A seven-night self-catered stay at an apartment that sleeps up to four people, arriving 8 April 2018, is priced from £130 pp / £520 per apartment (was £682 per apartment, saving 24%).
Save up to 25% at Residence Les Temples du Soleil, Val Thorens
Residence Les Temples du Soleil in Val Thorens makes a fantastic choice for groups and families. From spa treatments to play spaces, the accommodation offers an extensive range of facilities. As well as easy access to the slopes, ski-in, ski-out Les Temples du Soleil boasts exquisite mountain views. Why not bring the grandparents, or even the dog, so that they can enjoy the buzz of central Val Thorens too? Situated next to a mini market and the hub of the village, families will find it easy to explore the restaurants, shops and bars.
A seven-night self-catered stay at an apartment that sleeps up to four people, arriving 8 April 2018, is priced from £124 pp / £495 per apartment (was £652 per apartment, saving 24%).
Save more than 20% at Residence Les Fermes de Meribel, Meribel
Les Fermes de Méribel is a tranquil retreat with warm Savoyard décor and timbered ceilings; a beautiful residence to return to after a long day on the slopes. Whilst the apartments are traditional in their style, the well-being area, gym and Deep Nature Spa® are sleek and modern and feature all the best facilities, making the residence ideal for couples looking to get away and destress.
A seven-night self-catered stay at an apartment that sleeps up to five people, arriving 1 April 2018, is priced from £258 pp / £1,288 per apartment (was £1,642 per apartment, saving 22%).
Save more than 20% at Les Fermes du Soleil, Les Carroz d’Arâches
Les Fermes du Soleil is located in Les Carroz, the beautiful and buzzing heart of the Grand Massif ski area. This is a Green Key labelled property that functions with consideration of the environment and its beautiful setting. The classic Savoie architecture complements an authentic Alpine stay, and yet the residence lacks none of the modern-day luxuries from a pool and hot tubs, to saunas and hammams, and even access to a relaxation area.
A seven-night self-catered stay at an apartment that sleeps up to six people, arriving 25 March 2018, is priced from £926 per apartment (was £1,190 per apartment, saving 22%).
Save up to 20% at Residence Atria-Crozats, Avoriaz
The 4* Atria-Crozats is a set of three ski-in, ski-out residences in the cliff-top resort of Avoriaz, where horse-drawn sleighs race around the pedestrianised streets at an altitude of 1,800 m. Alongside the excellent assortment of winter activities available in resort, children will love the lazy river and slides at Aquariaz pool, plus the residence’s sauna and hammam help keep parents feeling zen. The rooms at Atria-Crozats are modern and stylish, with plenty of storage space for ski gear and excellent panoramic views of the resort and the Morzine Valley.
A seven-night self-catered stay at an apartment that sleeps up to five people, arriving 25 March 2018, is priced from £204 pp / £1,020 per apartment (was £1,251 per apartment, saving 19%).
* Make My Day Activities
Avoriaz: E-fat biking, Archery Tag, Inuit Camp (dog sledding and igloo-building), skidoo driving, biathlon
Arc 1950: Snowball fights, biathlon, airboarding
Val Thorens: Fat-biking, Nordic skiing at night