One of the Ski Hire Europe team has been planning a cheeky little family break to the snow this Easter – but really come up trumps with a fantastic trip to Alps for less than £345 for each of his family – including flights, car hire, a two bedded apartment with swimming pool and lift pass for the week! Can this be true!
With a tight budget to work to he chose the value resort of Val Cenis as his destination – it may not have the glamour of St Moritz or Val d’Isere, but it wins hands down in the VFM stakes!
Have a search on Ski Horizon for their lift inclusive deals – Val Cenis offers big discounts for those booking accommodation and passes together – although the later are restricted to the 125km of local slopes rather than the wide Eski-mo which also covers the resorts of Valfrejus, La Norma and Aussois as well. Given the ‘cosiness’ of most French apartments our intrepid traveller splashed out and rented a two bedroomed apartment for six in the week before Easter in the Résidence Privilege Resorts Les Valmonts – local lift pass inclusive – for almost exactly £200 ph! Stay in a one bedroomed pad and youcould shave another £20 off this price.
Flights at this stage in the season were trickier – but with the proximety of the Frejus tunnel this opened up both French and Italian airports. In the end a flight in and out of Milan was chosen – Alitaia one way and BA the other, going from Gatwick to Malpensa at 10.00am on the Saturday, and returning 7 days later on a 5pm flight from Linate to Heathrow. Costs £104 ph – although if travelling with hand luggage Ryanair would have been £30 return cheaper. Find similar on our flight search service.
To get to the resort the party have booked a Clio from www.moneymaxim.co.uk – £102 for the rental and £14 for excess insurance, although there is a €45 extra charge for the one way rental the flights entail.
So all added up to a total of £342 per head! Not bad for a school holiday ski break including lift passes…now just to find a good supermarket to stock up with all the essentials on the way up the mountain, and to sort the ski hire through ski hire europe, where a weeks ski and boot hire for adult members runs from just £43 ph for the week.
If you would like help in organising a similar trip why not call the SHE team today!