Is it too late to plan a cost-effective half-term skiing getaway?
As the February half-term approaches, families eager for a snowy escape might think it’s too late to plan a ski trip in winter 2024. However, Iglu Ski, the leading expert in ski holidays, offers invaluable tips to secure the perfect family ski getaway, even at the last minute. Established in 1998, Iglu Ski has grown into the UK’s largest ski travel agency, offering a vast selection of winter sports holidays across the globe.
TIP1: Exploring Lesser-Known Resorts for a Unique Experience
Iglu Ski encourages flexibility in choosing ski resorts. While famous destinations have their charm, lesser-known resorts often offer equally remarkable experiences. For instance, the 3-star Hotel Fratazza in San Martino di Castrozza, Italy, is a hidden gem in the Dolomites, promising a week of enchantment from £1,230 per person, half-board. A family chalet in the lesser-known, lovely resort of Les Gets in France at the 5-star Club Altitude Lodge will cost from £2,521 per person.
TIP2: The Journey is Part of the Adventure
Getting to the resort can be an adventure in itself. Iglu Ski advises considering alternative airports or different modes of travel like self-drive or train journeys, which add an eco-friendly twist to the trip.Skiing families can choose to self-drive, gaining maximum space and convenience for all the kit for the week; or take the train for an alternative and more environmentally-friendly way to get to the Alps. 7 nights at the 5* Résidence L’Hevana, Méribel, France, can cost from £1,909 per person. The 3.5-star Hotel Ibiza in Les Deux Alpes, France, is accessible via various UK airports, with a week’s stay starting from £1,880 per person.
TIP3: New Skiing Destinations in 2024
2024 is the year to explore new ski destinations. Countries like Bosnia & Herzegovina, Norway, Finland, and North America are emerging as popular choices. Iglu Ski highlights a special offer in Bosnia & Herzegovina, with a week at the 3-star Aparthotel Phoenix in Bjelasnica starting from £1,130 per person, including breakfast. A week in Bosnia & Herzegovina’ 4-star Wellness & Spa Hotel Nomad, Bjelasnica, will set you back £1,340 (was £1,763) per person, half board. There is a 2-for-1 lift pass offer available. For those seeking an adventure across the Atlantic, Canada’s Banff, Lake Louise, and Jasper present exciting options.
TIP4: Try Self-Catering Skiing Holidays
Self-catering accommodations open up a realm of possibilities, often at attractive prices, even at this late stage before half term.
A week in Austrian 5* Residenz Drachenstein, Niederau, costs from £1,618 per person including a lift pass. Iglu Ski’s pick in Bansko, Bulgaria, offers a week at the 3-star Apartments Winslow Elegance for just £453 per person, making it a budget-friendly option for families or groups.