Travel Challenge: A family half-term ski break
Saturday 29 October 2011
Each week we invite three companies to give us their best deal for a specific holiday. Today: a week-long European ski holiday during the February school half term. Prices are for a family of four, departing on either 11 or 12 February, 2012. All include fully-catered accommodation and transfers.
Esprit Ski: £3,824: Les Arcs 2000, France
Includes Flybe flights from Southampton to Geneva on 12 February and accommodation at Chalet Panda. "For snow-sure skiing, Les Arcs 2000 is hard to beat with the Paradiski area offering uninterrupted snow, high-altitude slopes and 425km of piste," says Moira Clarke of Esprit Ski (01252 618 300; EspritSki.com).
Thomson Ski: £3,819: Val di Fassa, Italy
Includes Thomson Airways flights from Gatwick to Verona on 11 February and accommodation at Chalet Traviata. "The Sella Ronda ski area offers spectacular scenery and endless intermediate slopes making it an ideal resort for families. When you're not on the slopes, the chalet also houses a crèche and Kids' Club to take the hassle out of childcare during your stay," says Ian Davis of Thomson Ski (0871 971 0578; thomsonski.co.uk).
Inghams: £3,741: Chamonix, France
Includes Monarch flights from Stansted to Geneva on 11 February and accommodation at Chalet Hotel Sapinière. "With over 2,000m of pistes, Chamonix offers extensive and challenging skiing as well as a wide range of après ski activities for families, including ice skating and bowling, making it the perfect resort to keep the kids entertained both on and off the slopes," says Lisa Tyrrell of Inghams (020-8780 4447; inghams.co.uk).
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