SKI DEALS FOR SPRING 2022

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We can vouch that conditions in the Austrian Tirol are pretty good as that is where PlanetSKI is currently based. We’ve recently skied in Obergurgl, Lermoos in the Zugspitz Arena, St Anton am Arlberg, and Kappl that is just down the road from Ischgl. Check out the latest offers from our partners.  NEW

GET THE BEST OF LATE SEASON SKIING WITH CRYSTAL SKI HOLIDAYS’ TOP RESORT PICKS

Crystal Ski Holidays has rounded up some ski destinations that are perfect for late season skiing from mid-March to mid-April. Spring skiers can expect bluebird skies, lifts staying open later, warmer temperatures and softer snow – what’s not to love?

So here’s the selection from Crystal Ski.

ISCHGL, AUSTRIA

Thanks to its snowsure slopes, it’s easy to see why Ischgl’s one of the top Austrian ski resorts. Most of the terrain’s above 2,000m, so there’s room to ski crisp corduroy well into spring. It’s excellent for intermediates, with 238km of long, wide-open runs to explore – a favourite is the Duty Free Run, a 12km blast on linked reds from the Palinkopf peak down to Samnaun in Switzerland. For experts, there are tricky blacks and heaps of off-piste to tempt too.

Stay one week, half board, at the 4 Hotel Seiblishof from £1,126 per person when booked online (based on two sharing), flights from Birmingham to Innsbruck and transfers (price given is for departure on 2nd April 2022).

Direct flights available from all major UK airports.

OBERGURGL, AUSTRIA

Up at 1,930m, Obergurgl’s one of the highest villages in the Alps and has one of the longest ski seasons anywhere in Austria. This centuries-old village was around long before the lifts arrived, so it’s got a really authentic alpine feel – picture wooden chalets clustered around an 18th-century church.

The 122km ski area packs in lots of variety, from snowsure beginner areas to tree-lined trails and wide-open pistes that intermediates will love. It’s also known for having quiet slopes and an excellent ski school, so it’s one of the best resorts for families too. Eager to stretch your ski legs? Hop on the Top Express gondola to explore the slopes around the neighbouring hamlet of Hochgurgl. Or to really make the most of lift passes, take the free bus to Sölden, which has two glaciers in its ski area.

Stay one week, half-board holiday at the 4 Hotel Alpenaussicht from £1,652 per person when booked online (based on two sharing), flights from Edinburgh to Innsbruck and transfers (price given is for departure on 2nd April 2022).

Direct flights available from all major UK airports.

CERVINIA, ITALY

Cervinia’s lifts top out at 3,883m and it has heaps of high-altitude slopes. Beginners can enjoy excellent conditions in the mountain-top nursery area, before tackling the nearby blues. As for the rest of the 150km ski area, it’s tailor-made for intermediates, with long runs like the 11km Ventina red from the Plateau Rosa back down to the village. And the area lift pass also covers neighbouring Zermatt, so skiers and boarders alike can explore snowsure slopes above one of Switzerland’s top resorts too.

The town itself is in a south-facing valley, which means it gets lots of evening sunshine. And the atmosphere is laid-back, with small hotel bars ideal for sitting back on a sun terrace and soaking up the rays with a bombardino, Italy’s must-try mountain drink.

Stay one week, Bed & Breakfast at the 3 Hotel Furggen from £621 per person when booked online (based on two sharing), flights from Manchester to Turin and transfers (price given is for departure on 27th March 2022).

Direct flights available from all major UK airports.

TIGNES, FRANCE

With its high altitude, reputation for spring snowfall and links to not one but two glaciers, Tignes ticks all the boxes for a late-season getaway. The 300km ski area is shared with nearby Val d’Isère, and packs in everything from gentle greens to steep off-piste, so it’s a solid pick for mixed-ability groups. Beginners can learn the basics in the nursery slopes near Val Claret and Le Lac, while more experienced skiers can tackle descents of over 1,000m from the top of the Grande Motte glacier back to the resort centre.

When it comes to picking a place to stay, there are five purpose-built villages to choose from. To be in the heart of the action, there’s a vibrant après scene in Le Lac and Val Claret. Or for something more laid-back, check out the quieter Tignes 1800 and Les Brévières areas.

Stay one week, half-board at the 3★ Hotel Les Brevieres, Tignes Les Brevieres from £1,288 per person when booked online (based on two sharing), flights from London Gatwick to Chambery and transfers (price given is for departure on 2nd April 2022).

Direct flights available from all major UK airports.

VAL THORENS, FRANCE

If you’re after great spring snow, you can’t beat Europe’s highest ski resort, Val Thorens. The village is at 2,300m, and the lifts go to over 3,000m, so you can enjoy slush-free slopes all day long. It’s part of the huge Three Valleys ski area, which has 600km of pistes and four glaciers to explore. And with everything from the gentle greens next to the village centre to the steep moguls on the Cîme de Caron black run, it’s a perfect pick whatever your ability.

And once you’re done for the day, you can swing by one of the best après bars in the Alps, La Folie Douce, for a carnival-themed party on the panoramic terrace. Or enjoy events like Jazz à Val Thorens and Festival’Tho, where the resort hosts international musicians and DJs to close out the season in style.

Stay one week, self-catering at the  3 Le Chamois D’Or Apartments, Val Thorens from £894 per person when booked online (based on two sharing), flights from Manchesterto Geneva and transfers (price given is for departure on 2nd April 2022). Direct flights available from all major UK airports.

For all the above offers from Crystal Ski Holidays either book online on the links provided, or for more offers visit Crystal Ski Holidays website (www.crystalski.co.uk) or telephone on 020 8610 3123.

INGHAMS OFFERINGS FOR SPRING SKIING

Kitzbühel, Austria

Hit the slopes of Kitzbühel, in the Austrian Tirol, and save £200 pp, with Inghams.
Situated at an altitude between 762m – 2,000m, holidaymakers can enjoy some of the best snow conditions with 57 cable cars and lifts accessing 234 km of pistes.

The town, located in the western Austrian province of Tirol, has a rich history dating back to the 12th Century. Today it offers a mix of modern winter sports facilities combined with Medieval architecture and a traditional Austrian feel comprising boutique hotels, artisan shops, fascinating museums and countless eateries.

A 7 night stay in a twin room at the 4★ Hotel Kaiserhof  in Kitzbühel, on a half board basis, arriving 26 March 2022, is priced from £1,329pp (saving £200pp) based on two sharing, and includes return flights from London Gatwick and transfers.

Lift passes and ski hire extra.
Inghams (01483 698099, www.inghams.co.uk)
Austrian Tirol: www.tyrol.com

Spring Deals from Inghams Holidays. Image from Inghams

Hotel Austria, Niderau

Stay 7 nights at Hotel Austria, Niderau. Departing on 19th March 2022 based on 2 sharing now £658pp, savinmg £210pp. Departing from London Gatwick.

Hotel Portavescovo, Arabba

Stay 7 nights at Hotel Portavescovo, Arabba.  Departing on 26th March 2022 based on 4 sharing now £799pp, saving £290pp. Departing from London Gatwick.

Hotel Rosset, Tignes

Stay 7 nights at Hotel Rosset, Tignes. Departing on 16th April 2022 based on 2 sharing, now £858pp saving £230pp.

For all the above offers from Inghams Holidays either book online on the links provided, or for more offers visit Inghams Holidays website www.Inghams.co.uk or telephone Inghams on 01483 698099.

A late-season stay in Arc 1950, France, with VIP SKI

With 70% of the ski area above 2,000 metres altitude, Les Arcs has good snow cover even at the end of the ski season. Brand new for the 2021/22 ski season, the luxury Bear Lodge, located next to the piste in Les Arc 1950, has 30 bedrooms and can sleep up to 80 guests. Offering three different types of room to suit all needs, guests can make use of the ski-in, ski-out accommodation, and complimentary ski guiding, to ensure they make the most of their stay.

A 7 night stay at Bear Lodge, from 17 April 2022. Price from £1,242 pp based on 2 people sharing a room. Price includes a scheduled transfer from and to Geneva Airport and catered accommodation.

Return flights, ski hire and ski pass extra.
VIP SKI (0330 175 5635, www.vip-chalets.com)

Late skiing in Verbier

There’s still time to stay at the distinguished Chalet d’Adrien, in Verbier, Switzerland
Verbier is well-known for its excellent skiing, wide range of après activities and its bounty of luxury accommodation. Visit Verbier and stay at one of the most highly acclaimed hotels in resort, five star Le Chalet d’Adrien. Ideally located overlooking Verbier, the hotel offers luxury rooms with breath-taking views and an incredible experience. Chalet d’Adrien has been awarded a five-star superior rating and has been distinguished by the Swiss Hotel board for the excellent cuisine on offer at the two hotel restaurants. Hôtellerie Suisse highlighted the charming interior design and the personal and individualised service created by the boutique hotel including a carefully put together breakfast service and range of luxury spa treatments.

A 7 night stay at Chalet d’Adrien, from 10 April 2022 costs from CHF 4,702 / £3,820 total based on two people sharing a deluxe room with breakfast every day.

Return flights, transfers, lift passes and ski hire extra.
Verbier: www.verbier.ch

Ski in Morzine, the French Alps, with Ski Solutions

Linked to the vast Portes du Soleil, with more than 650 km of pistes on offer, Morzine offer the perfect base to enjoy a ski holiday.

Situated 150 metres from the Pleney lift, in the centre of Morzine, Caribou Two comprises three bedrooms, an open-plan living and dining area, plus a fully-equipped kitchen and balcony. Sleeping up to six people, guests can expect breakfast every morning, and a three-course dinner on most nights.

Stay one week, from 10 April 2022, costs from £510pp for six people sharing the chalet on a catered basis.

Return flights, transfers, lift passes and ski hire extra.

Contact Ski Solutions on 020 3627 0221 or visit Ski Solutions website www.skisolutions.com
Morzine website

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This article was originally published by Planetski.eu. Read the original article here.

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