ski travel latest

EasyJet launches Ski Pachage

The easyJet Holidays website has launched its first ever range of ski packages. The new offerings include several major European snowfields, including Tignes, Val D’Isere, Meribel Valley, Chamonix and Les Arcs, with a choice of 126 accommodation options. Flights are offered to Geneva from 11 UK departure airports and to Grenoble from seven.

New Year’s Eve Ski Travel Deals

Dreaming of a white Christmas? Who cares when you’ve booked to see in the new year on the slopes. Thomson has a week-long ski break, departing on 31 December, just in time to celebrate in scenic style at the resort of Passo Tonale, in Italy’s Dolomites. The deal includes Thomson flights from Gatwick or Bristol to Turin, with transfers and half-board at the Grand Hotel Paradiso for £745 per person.

Winter sport equipment carrying cost up

Over the past few years there’s been a marked shift in the cost of carrying winter sports equipment abroad. Research conducted for Travelsupermarket shows that since last year the cost of carrying ski or snowboard gear on a flight has increased by as much as £15 per set of equipment for a return journey. Thomson shows the greatest increase in ski carriage prices up from £25 return to £40 return. Surely a case for ski hire, as it is also a lot less hassle.

2011/2012 ski season for small ski travel companies

For 2011/2, however, the big tour operators have slashed capacity and packages based on hotels, so small, specialist firms, offering high service levels and a smaller selection of resorts, are already cleaning up.