February half-term for most children is about a month away. You may think it’s far too late to book a ski trip, but ski expert Iglu Ski can still find snow-loving families the right holiday.
Iglu Ski have five to tips to grab a top family ski trip for half term now:
- Be flexible on the resorts you are open to
As long as the resort shortlist includes a few choices, Iglu Ski can help. Apart from the big well-known ski resorts, there are plenty lesser-known resorts which will offer an incredible family trip. Be prepared to book a resort you don’t necessarily see on Ski Sunday, and explore somewhere new.
Iglu Ski suggests this gem in the Dolomites – 7 nights from £2,043 per person half board based on three sharing at the 3* Hotel Fratazza, San Martino Di Castrozza, Italy, departing Glasgow (+£188 Manchester; +£198 Bristol; +£188 Birmingham) on February 10, 2024 and including transfers. San Martino Di Castrozza
- Be open about how to get to resort
Think outside the box about where to fly from and be prepared to accept a second choice airport. Iglu Ski has 18 UK airports to fly from all across the UK for half term. Whilst lots of flights will sell out or become more expensive closer to the departure date, there are other ways of getting to resorts. 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.
Iglu Ski offers 7 nights from £1,932 (was £2,107) per person half board based on two sharing at the 3.5* Hotel Ibiza, Les Deux Alpes, France, departing either Birmingham (-£31 Exeter or Manchester; +£294 London Gatwick; +£168 Glasgow; +£221 Stansted; +£294 Edinburgh; +£168 Bristol; +£32 East Midlands) on February 10th, 2024 and including transfers. Regional Flying
- There are some child discounts left, if you head to Finnish Lapland
There are still some discounts for children for half term. For example a week from Sunday February 11th in Saariselka, Finland is still available and children will benefit from a £335 per child discount on the adult price, when sharing a family room.
Iglu Ski recommends 7 nights from £1,549 per adult; £1,214 per child half board based on four sharing at the family-friendly 4* Holiday Club Spa Hotel, Saariselka, Finland, departing London Gatwick (+£20 Manchester; -£250 Bristol) on February 11th, 2024 and including transfers. Child discounts
- Consider a new ski country
For families who haven’t skied for some time, the news is that there are more ski countries than ever to choose from. Don’t ignore the increasingly popular countries of Bosnia & Herzegovina, Norway and Finland. North America is also still an option, with good flight-inclusive packages to Banff and Jasper, Canada on offer for half term.
Iglu Ski suggests a week for three in Bosnia & Herzegovina. 7 nights is from £1,463 (was £1,495) per person B&B based on three sharing an apartment with balcony at the 3* Aparthotel Phoenix, Bjelasnica, Bosnia & Herzegovina, departing from London Gatwick on February 11th, 2024 and including transfers. Bosnia for families
- Choosing to self-cater will provide many more opportunities
Most ski resorts offer a good range of self-catering apartments which opens up a huge amount of choice for families or even groups of teachers. Costs can be very attractive, even at this late stage before half term.
Iglu Ski suggests 7 nights from £890 per person self-catering based on four sharing at the 2* Manzano Apartments, Pas de la Casa, Andorra, departing from Edinburgh (+£156 London Gatwick; +£156 Manchester; +£188 Bristol; +£198 Birmingham) and including transfers.
Managing Director, Iglu Ski, Simon McIntyre said: “While it’s late to commit to a ski trip for this half term, the current amazing snow conditions are too good to miss. We are receiving lots of enquiries from hopeful families, who have just decided to get away for half term. What’s more, Valentine’s Day falls in the middle of the week, so it’s a wonderful week to get away and celebrate with our loved ones.”