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SkiWeekends launch winter programme that includes new Austria region and more than 40 new hotels

SkiWeekends, the short break and flexible stay specialist, has launched over 40 new properties for this winter season, whilst also opening up new destinations such as Carinthia (Austria) and Les Gets (France).

It’s part of a large expansion that includes growing alongside its sister brand, Flexiski.

For the first time, SkiWeekends is operating a chalet in the French resort of Les Gets, popular with families and convenient short breaks for skiers looking to experience the huge Portes du Soleil area, with an hour’s transfer from Geneva Airport. Chalet Marjorie is in the centre of the resort and can sleep up to 37 guests on a half-board catered basis.

The region of Carinthia in southern Austria has been added too, with three resorts offering a variety of choices for skiers and snowboarders, including the dedicated ski touring only resort of Innerkrems and Bad Kleinkirchheim, the home of Austria’s most famous skier, Franz Klammer, who celebrates his 70th birthday this December. Heiligenblut, also added, is well-known for its steep and deep freeride terrain.

At the very end of last season, SkiWeekends introduced the ski areas of Myrkdalen and Voss, located in the west of Norway, close to the airport of Bergen. The region has one of the best snow records in Europe and offers skiing for all levels from beginners to experts looking for powder snow and ski touring experiences.

Ski instructor guru Warren Smith, based in Verbier, Switzerland, has teamed up with SkiWeekends to provide top level coaching through the Warren Smith Ski Academy, for guests of SkiWeekends through the season, tailored to the short breaks on offer as well as longer stays. Courses are suitable for skiers that can already handle red runs with confidence and above, including the Supergroup courses for skiers looking to push their limits on the famous off-piste terrain that Verbier offers.

Managing Director of SkiWeekends, Dan Fox, said: “We are really busy now, especially with all the recent snowfall we are seeing. We have added an extra 38 chalet beds to cope with demand. We’ve added more than 40 new hotels and have seen real growth in those bookings, helped by the very attractive rates we are offering for both shared and private airport transfers”.

More info and booking: www.skiweekends.com, 023 8020 6971





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