Save more than 40% on spring skiing in French resorts
Put the spring into skiing this Easter with last-minute savings from Pierre & Vacances. Their range of apartments across the French Alps are ideal for families and groups of skiers keen to take to the slopes this April. Contrary to popular belief, spring-time skiing and snow conditions are often fantastic with many high-altitude resorts boasting historically good snow records and some of the best snowfall of the season. Pierre & Vacances is offering savings of more than 40% and free children’s lift passes in a variety of high-altitude destinations. Plus, with Pierre & Vacances’ flexible stays, families and friends can head to the Alps for a long weekend over Easter or extend their stay to make the most of spring-time skiing.
Please find Pierre & Vacances’ top destinations for last-minute snowy holidays and Easter weekend breaks below.
Perched above Morzine, Avoriaz is a family ski station par excellence. The Avoriaz properties are situated at an altitude of 1800 metres and serve as an ideal point of departure for approximately 50 ski slopes and an even greater number of hiking trails. Europe’s highest waterpark – Aquariaz – is an exciting alternative to the slopes with its water playhouse, ‘Slidewinder’ and open-air heated spa. There’s also ice skating, bowling and horse-drawn sleigh rides among many other activities for the family.
A seven-night self-catered stay at Pierre & Vacances’ Saskia Falaise arriving on 15th April starts from £327 per studio apartment sleeping up to four people (previously £587, saving 44%,).
The Paradiski area has skiing up to 3,250m and benefits from reliable snow until the end of the season. The area is fantastic for a family ski holiday with specialist ski schools equipped for riding the snow in all its forms and a range of activities away from the slopes. The bobsleigh raft experience is great for budding Olympians to get their first taste of bobsleigh in a safe way (minimum height 1.30m).
Seven nights’ self-catering at Residence Les Néreïdes costs from £571 per apartment arriving on 15th April staying in an apartment sleeping up to five people (previously £795, saving 28%).
On the other side of Paradiski is Les Arcs, linked by the Vanoise Express. The Igloo Village will appeal to younger children whilst the more adventurous will be eager to take on the toboggan run. Arc 1800 is one of the four resorts that make up Les Arcs and is made up of four villages, each with beautiful buildings styled with traditional Savoyard architecture, making it a picture postcard destination.
Seven nights at the Premium Residence Les Alpages de Chantel in Arc 1800 arriving on 15th April starts from £844 for an apartment sleeping up to five people (previously £951, saving 11%).
Alpe d’Huez, nicknamed l’Ile au Soleil is an iconic resort for spring skiing due to its exceptional sunshine, late season snow and legendary panoramic views. It is one of five connected resorts that make up Alpe d’Huez grand domaine Ski, which extends 20km and includes 133 pistes: 16 blacks, 40 reds, 34 blues and 43 greens. A high-altitude haven for all skiing abilities.
Seven nights staying at L’Ours Blanc residence arriving on 8th April starts from £917 for an apartment sleeping up to seven people (previously £1,033, saving 11%).
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Located in the Tarentaise Valley in the French Alps, Meribel belongs to the 3 valleys, the largest ski area in the world. Meribel is an ideal location to make the most of this incredible ski area with 600 kilometres of ski slopes, 183 lifts and 1,920 snow cannons. Whether you are an advanced snowboarder or a beginner skier, Meribel ski holidays will provides a fun snowy holiday for all.
Four nights staying at Les Ravines residence arriving on Good Friday (14th April) starts from £378 for a self-catering apartment sleeping up to four people.
Families looking for a short but sweet Easter weekend break can enjoy family-friendly Flaine. Pierre & Vacances’ luxury residence, Terrasses Hélios, offers incredible views of the Grand Massif mountains and outstanding comfort in a warm, authentic atmosphere. A chairlift gives guests direct access to the whole of the Grand Massif ski area, allowing guests to set off for the pistes in their skis.
Four nights staying at 5* Premium Residence Les Terrasses d’Hélios arriving on Good Friday (14th April) starts from £641 for a self-catering apartment sleeping up to four people.
Families booking their ski holiday with Pierre & Vacances this Easter, will also benefit from the kids ski FREE offer on a selection of ski resorts including the popular, family-friendly destinations of Avoriaz and Les Arcs. The offer includes free lift passes for the purchase of one or two adult lift passes depending on the ski resort chosen and for weeks beginning 1st or 8th April.
For more information on Pierre & Vacances visit: www.pierreetvacances.co.uk or call 0870 0267 145