Affordable family ski holidays in peak school holiday periods
Ski holidays can be a fairly expensive affair, particularly when for families who have to travel in peak school holiday periods when prices are hiked up. A ski holiday is a unique and fun way to spend time as a family doing something fun and exciting (and get the kids off their ipads for a while). So we have found some great value options for families looking to enjoy a white Christmas in the French Alps.
We have looked at larger apartments and self catering chalets that are perfect for large families, two families travelling together or groups of friends. These are great for families who want a bit of extra space and privacy. You have your own living area to relax and play Christmas games, watch films and enjoy a drink. Kitchens are fully equipped so you can cook up family meals and save on expensive mountain restaurants. Families with smaller kids can relax in the apartment while baby or toddler sleeps happily in their own room, without tiptoeing around as they would if all in a hotel room.
All the prices listed are for the Christmas week and include flights from the UK, private airport transfer and seven nights at one of the family friendly accommodations listed below. all prices are for eight people travelling…..
Top 5 affordable family ski holidays – self catering in France
#1 – La Plagne
Les Chalets De Cret Cotes Village, 3bedroom chalet – £3759 ( £469 per person)
Modern, comfortable free standing chalets in a quiet and pretty hamlet close to Plane 1800. Advanced skiers can ski right to the chalet door in good conditions.
#2 – Flaine
Residence Terrasses de Veret, 3bedroom apartment – £3995 (£499 per person)
Great value modern apartments in the centre of the resort in a ski-in out location. After a hard day on the slopes you can enjoy a dip in the heated indoor pool or soak in the outdoor hot tub overlooking the mountains.
#3 – Les Arcs
Residence Les Arolles, 3bedroom apartment – £4534 (£566 per person)
These four star spacious apartments are just 100 metres from the slopes and close to the ski school meeting point and kintergarden and they benefit from a heated indoor pool, sauna and fitness centre.
#4 – Les Menuires
Les Coeur des Lodges, 3bedroom family apartment – £4889 (£611pp)
Brand new luxurious contemporary apartments situated close to the resort centre in a ski in-out location. the price includes FREE kids club for 4-11 year olds and FREE baby kits including cot, highchair, changing mat, potty and bath chair. The residence also boasts a lovely indoor pool area and full service Spa.
#5 – Val Thorens
Le chalet Val 2400, 4 bedroom apartment – £5329 (£666 per person)
Located in the quiet Les Balcons district of Val Thorens just 150m from the slopes with ski-in access. The traditional Savoyard style residence is home to 27 apartments and a relaxation space complete with sauna and the Red Fox pub, which serves drinks, snacks and take away food.
these holidays are based on a group of eight travelling together. we can just as easily find some great value options for smaller, or larger groups. we can look at different resorts or different countries if you had somewhere else in mind.
For more information on these family ski holidays and any other self catering options you may be interested in, why not talk to one of our friendly ski experts who can answer any questions you have.
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