Half Term Holidays 2018

Families with children, teachers and many others will always find themselves bound to holiday times, and often the most popular dates are the first to go. Over Christmas and New Year's, you'll prefer to spend the holidays at home with friends and family, but by February, a nice few days in the snow are a well-deserved treat for everyone. Have a look through our availabilities for the 2018 half term holidays and you will surely find the right holiday for yourself and your family!

Half Term Holidays 2018
Half Term Holidays 2018
Les Villages du Bachat [value price]
Chamrousse

Les Villages du Bachat [value price] °°°.

7 nights incl. lift pass
from 03/02/18

84 % from £ 222
On the piste
Brief description

The popular apartments that comprise Les Villages du Bachat (formerly Le Domaine de l'Arselle) are located in the chalet village Bachat-Bouloud in Chamrousse 1700. The buildings are located 50 - 600 m from the piste, and with the chairlift …

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Les Hauts de Valmeinier [value price]
Valmeinier

Les Hauts de Valmeinier [value price] ****

7 nights incl. lift pass
from 03/02/18

92 % from £ 259
On the piste
Brief description

The 4-star chalet-style accommodation Les Hauts de Valmeinier is situated in the highest part of Valmeinier, directly on the slope. Restaurants, supermarkets and sports shops are located nearby. The centre is only approx. 250 m away.The comfortable …

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Alpenhotel Ramsauerhof
Hippach - Schwendau - Ramsau

Alpenhotel Ramsauerhof ****

7 nights incl. lift pass & HB
from 03/02/18

95 % from £ 827
Glacier
Brief description

The comfortable 4-star Alpine Hotel Ramsauerhof is located approx. 500 m from the resort centre and approx. 2.5 km from the Horberg lift. There is a ski bus stop directly in front of the house, and you can reach the next train station of the …

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Résidence La Turra [value price]
Valfréjus

Résidence La Turra [value price] °°°°.

7 nights incl. lift pass
from 03/02/18

90 % from £ 213
On the piste
Brief description

The popular Résidence La Turra is one of our most beautiful residences in France and is located directly on the piste. The resort centre is only approx. 300 m away.The first-class facilities include a reception with free Wi-Fi access, luggage …

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Hotel Alpina
Hippach - Schwendau - Ramsau

Hotel Alpina °°°

7 nights incl. lift pass & HB PLUS
from 27/01/18

86 % from £ 585
Glacier
Brief description

The family-run Hotel Alpina is located idyllically in Schwendau. The Horberg lift can be reached within approx. 900 m, the ski bus departs approx. 50 m from the accommodation. To the resort centre of Hippach, as well as to the train station of the …

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Le Hameau du Puy [value price]
SuperDévoluy

Le Hameau du Puy [value price] °°°°

7 nights incl. lift pass
from 03/02/18

93 % from £ 213
Low Cost
Brief description

The Chalet-Residence Le Hameau du Puy is one of the most comfortable accommodations in SuperDévoluy. It comprises a main building and various semi-chalets. The residence is situated in close proximity to the lifts (approx. 300 m). Shops, bars and …

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Résidence Les Chalets du Verdon [value price]
Val d'Allos (Pra Loup)

Résidence Les Chalets du Verdon [value price] ****

7 nights incl. lift pass
from 03/02/18

76 % from £ 194
On the piste
Brief description

The comfortable and 4-star Résidence Les Chalets du Verdon is located in Val d'Allos - La Foux, directly on the piste and in close proximity to the lift and various shops and restaurants. The free ski bus stops approx. 100 m from the building.The …

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Hotel Pezina
Flirsch

Hotel Pezina °°°

7 nights incl. lift pass & HB
from 27/01/18

85 % from £ 548
Brief description

The comfortable Hotel Pezina is located in the centre of the village of Flirsch, approx. 30 m from the ski bus stop. The ski area and the famous party resort of St. Anton are approx. 13 km away and can be reached comfortably with the free ski bus 11.…

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Les Balcons du Soleil [value price]
Val d'Allos (Pra Loup)

Les Balcons du Soleil [value price] °°°.

7 nights incl. lift pass
from 27/01/18

76 % from £ 157
Low Cost
Brief description

The cosy Résidence Les Balcons du Soleil is located quietly in Val d'Allos - La Foux, only approx. 50 m from the nearest shops and restaurants and approx. 300 m from the pistes. A ski bus stops near the accommodation. The residence comprises two …

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Chalets Grand Panorama II [value price]
Valmeinier

Chalets Grand Panorama II [value price] °°°.

7 nights incl. lift pass
from 27/01/18

85 % from £ 222
On the piste
Brief description

The wooden-clad Résidence Chalets Grand Panorama II comprises two apartment buildings and various free-standing chalets. The cosy accommodations are located in Valmeinier 1800, in close proximity to the pistes, so that you can ski to within 50 m of …

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Les Chalets de SuperDévoluy [value price]
SuperDévoluy

Les Chalets de SuperDévoluy [value price] °°°

7 nights incl. lift pass
from 03/02/18

79 % from £ 185
Low Cost
Brief description

The cosy Chalets de SuperDévoluy are situated in the heart of SuperDévoluy and offer great views. The nearest lifts are only approx. 200 m away. The resort centre with pubs, restaurants and numerous shops is also only approx. 100 - 200 m from the …

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Gasthof Hoppeter
Fügen

Gasthof Hoppeter °°.

7 nights incl. lift pass & HB
from 28/01/18

81 % from £ 520
Family
Brief description

The family-run Gasthof Hoppeter is located in centre of Fügen. The Spieljoch lift can be reached within approx. 600 m and ski bus stop is just about 100 m from the accommodation. The cosy accommodation's facilities include a reception area with …

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Why should you go on holiday during half term?

An obvious reason as to why you should travel during half term is due to the school holidays. For families with children who have to plan around their schedules, half term proves to be ideal. Is there a better way to spend quality time with your family than on holiday? Furthermore, during half term, the snow conditions in the ski area are expected to be perfect. Well-prepared pistes and pristine deep snow areas are waiting to be explored!

Which ski regions should you consider for a holiday during half term?

During half term, several other countries, such as Austria, Switzerland, and Germany, are celebrating Carnival, which is often accompanied by festive events and especially fun après ski. Ski regions such as Zillertal, Jungfrau, and Kleinwalsertal, provide an exceptionally hilarious atmosphere. France, on the other hand, keeps things a bit more laid back: there is no Carnival celebration. What you will find, however, are great ski areas such as Les 3 Vallées, France's largest interconnected ski area, and some equally laid back areas, like Chamrousse and Valfréjus.

To sum it all up: If you're looking to relax, France will be a great choice. If it's festivities and nightlife you're after, you should definitely consider Germany, Austria, or Switzerland.

What activities and events are organised in the ski areas during half term?

Thanks to Carnival, plenty of extraordinary activities and events are offered in the ski areas during half term. Tyrol counts as one of the biggest Carnival hotspots in Austria. In the areas throughout Arlberg, Zillertal, and Ischgl, a series of Carnival parades and performances with handmade masks, intricate outfits, and bright colours are organised. According to legend, the sounds of loud music and laughter chases winter away and invites spring to find its way. In and around Innsbruck, "the fifth season" is celebrated with dancing, singing, and symbolic wrestling.

What should you keep in mind before deciding on a half term ski holiday?

Half term is one of the most popular skiing times of the year, and you should therefore consider booking quite a bit ahead of time in order to get the best deals available. During your trip, it would be good to remember that highways and roads will be more busy than usual, and you should plan to leave the ski area as soon as possible on the day of departure to make good time.