Katy Holland: go skiing this Easter
Sunday 15 March 2009
Lots of us are giving ski holidays the cold shoulder this year, if your emails are anything to go by. The pound/euro exchange rate is just one of the reasons why we're shunning the slopes en masse, but for those who go all fuzzy at the thought of a bargain, there are plenty to be had over the approaching Easter holidays.
Erna Low (0845 8630525; ernalow.co.uk) is offering lots of cut-price deals on family-friendly abodes. A two-bedroom apartment in Notre Dame de Bellcombe, near Mont Blanc, for example, will set you back just £354 for Easter week. It sleeps up to six (so that's less than £60 per week per person), and the price includes Eurotunnel crossings.
If you'd prefer not to slave over a hot stove after a hard day on the slopes, Ski Famille (0845 6443764; skifamille.co.uk) has discounted some jolly decent catered chalet accommodation with free childcare. Easter deals include 30 per cent off properties in Les Gets in the French Alps.
But my favourite offering is with Acorn Family Holidays (0800 0749791; acornfamilyholidays.co.uk), because this company includes everything apart from travel in its price, from ski passes to boot hire, hotel and meals. Head for St Gervais and you'll get half-board accommodation, all ski equipment, full Mont Blanc pass, two hours of skiing lessons per day, as well as insurance – all for a heart-warming £599 per person.
That should persuade anybody to go skiing in the eurozone.
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