Ski Holidays 2020-2021
Ski holidays for the winter 2020 - 2021 are now open. We strongly recommend booking early to secure the best ski chalets and hotels, especially in the most popular resorts and for the peak weeks of Christmas, New Year, February Half Term and Easter.
Our ski holiday specialists are experts at finding the best ski holiday for your specific requirements, and they can take all the hassle out of organising a ski holiday. We work with over 150 different ski companies in the best ski resorts across Europe, featuring over 1150 chalets and 400 hotels on our website. We've been selling ski holidays since 1992!
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The key weeks for 2020 - 2021 winter ski holidays
Below are the four UK peak weeks for next winter ski season. Please note that the Easter school holiday weeks will vary from region to region and from school to school. Easter Sunday is 04th April 2021.
Christmas - week starting Saturday 19th December 2020
New Year - week starting Saturday 26th December 2020
Half Term - week starting Saturday 13th February 2021
Easter school holidays - week starting Saturday 03rd April 2021
The French school holidays
Saturday 19th December 2020 - Sunday 03rd January 2021 (the whole country).Saturday 06th February 2021 - Sunday 07th March 2021 (the 3 regions each getting 2 weeks). Saturday 10th April 2021 - Sunday 09th May 2021 (the 3 regions each getting 2 weeks).
Suggestions for ski holidays in a post Covid worldMid-June 2020. It seems that the light at the end of the tunnel is finally getting closer. The R value is down as are the number of current cases. Lock down is being eased in most sectors of the market and air corridors are being opened up between countries.
Ski resorts are opening for the summer months with lifts running and restaurants open. It looks likely that the winter season will run more or less as normal but with some social distancing measures in place regards using ski lifts.
So, what trends and/or advice can we give you at this point in time for a ski holiday in the 2020-2021 season?
Getting to resortWe are expecting that more clients will opt for travel to the Alps by car. With the French ski resorts only 9 hours' journey time from Calais driving to and from the Alps from the South East of England can easily be under 12 hours door to door. Alternatively why not stop off en-route in Burgundy and split the journey into two very manageable 6 hour drives? There are plenty of great quality and low cost hotels to choose from and an overnight stay in a chateau hotel will add to your overall holiday experience.
Read more about driving to the Alps.
Consider self-catering or hybrid self-cateringWe have been working hard to build up our portfolio of high quality self-catering chalets and large apartments. Staying in one of these means you do not have to share space with chalet staff.
In many resorts there are pre-cooked meal delivery services on offer which means you do not even need to cook dinner. Furthermore some properties offer a morning delivery from the local bakery for fresh patisseries and breads which makes breakfast a breeze. If you drive out to resort you can also load the car with some home-cooked meals you prepared earlier. There are lots of options that make a self-catered ski holiday much easier than it sounds.
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Try a smaller ski resortWe know plenty of quieter ski resorts that you may prefer to try for next winter. Some of these resorts link into huge ski areas and others have their own perfectly formed ski domains. Perhaps this season is the one to approach a ski holiday with a different perspective - choose a resort for its small scale village charm rather than for its kilometres of pistes.
Take advantage of revised the booking conditionsMany of the chalet companies are offering advantageous booking conditions for the ski season 2020-2021. The normally non refundable deposits are now fully refundable; there are also money back guarantees should resorts be closed or governments advise against travel; and there are also booking incentives regards price.
The process of booking a holiday now exists in an ever changing landscape but we can guide you. Travel insurance companies are now very unlikely to cover Covid-19 related holiday cancellations but chalet companies and hotels are prepared to offer flexible booking conditions to offer peace of mind.