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12 April 2017.

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School Holiday Skiing – Insider Tips for When To Go

gmw-blk-non-cmykOrganising a ski holiday when you’ve got kids can be far from relaxing. On top of deciding which resort to visit and finding the right accommodation, the last decision is arguably the biggest: when should you go?

Hopefully we’ve already given you some help with those first two conundrums. Now we’re here to help with the last – here’s our rundown of the advantages of skiing over some of the longer school holidays.

In case you missed it:

Christmas

The best present ever

Jingle all the way to the slopes for a Christmas with all the bells and whistles – festivities, Santa and glorious amounts of delicious food.

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Maria Alm looking festive at Christmas time.

You can get away with not cooking your Christmas meal – catered chalets and hotels serve festive meals on Christmas Day or Christmas Eve. You might even catch St Nicholas celebrations, which happen around Christmas in many European countries.

For a real winter wonderland, visit Finland and treat the kids to a Yule in Santa’s home country – and head out on a Reindeer Safari for a really magical Christmas adventure.

New Year

A firecracker start

Enter the year as you mean to go on – lively as a firework and surrounded by family.

You’ll see firework displays at many resorts for free, as well as enjoy daytime and evening events to celebrate the new year.

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New Year fireworks in Zell am See.

There’s no need to hold back on enjoying the treats on offer with the family – you’ll be burning some serious calories on the piste while friends back home are making post-binge resolutions.

Book a New Year ski holiday.

Half-term

The cool crowd

Half-term is one of the most popular times for families to go skiing and there are advantages to holidaying with the cool crowd.

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Arinsal, Andorra has some of the best ski schools out there.

There are child-friendly activities to keep the little ones entertained and because half-term falls in the middle of the ski season, you can usually count on heaps of snow.

It’s also a great time to make new friends, as there’ll be loads of other kids and families in resort.

Book a half-term ski holiday.

Easter

Swap eggs for an Easter adventure

With more sunshine, warmer temperatures and longer days, Easter skiing is sure to give your family that warm, fuzzy feeling.

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Pepi the penguin munching an Easter treat in Val Thorens.

You can cruise down the slopes while wearing light, comfy layers or linger outdoors on bluebird days – making snow angels or lobbing snowballs at each other.

The Easter break is often spread over 2 weeks which means the slopes can be quieter then some of the other school holiday dates.

Family Ski Deals

To help you on your way, we’ve got some great offers for family ski holidays next season, including £100 off all Crystal Childcare for Winter 17/18 holidays when you book before 24th April. So go ahead – check out our Winter 17/18 ski deals.

So there you have it – our top tips for choosing the best accommodation for your fantastic family getaway. If you’ve got any more questions or just want to keep up with everything ski, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter & Instagram and sign up to our mailing list – our emails are full of great stuff, and you’ll be the first to hear about all our best offers.

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