Anyone booked for 2013 yet?

(32 Posts)
SkiBumMum Wed 20-Jun-12 13:10:01

Despite having a million jobs to do I am being tempted in by early offers. Am I mad?!

JumpJockey Tue 27-Nov-12 18:26:35

Have booked a week with Snowfocus - dd1 is just 4 so will be out on skis and it's our last chance before the school holiday price hike kicks in. Am massively excited, it looks lovely and the ski guiding/nannying/ski school for kids is such a nice combo. Not cheap, but we've had a few years off so allowing ourselves an indulgence smile

VivaLeBeaver Mon 26-Nov-12 19:17:04

Tiredfeet, take your swim stuff with you. Val disere has a lovely pool.

SantyClaws Mon 26-Nov-12 19:12:38

Lake Louise et al are open for business if anyone's feeling like a pre Christmas jaunt to Canada!

TiredFeet Mon 26-Nov-12 17:53:15

just booked! Val d'isere in early January! taking a toddler though so doubt I'll get much skiing in (will take it in turns with family to look after him) but will still be good to be back. If anyone has any tips on good activities with a todder they would be very welcome...

MrsSalvoMontalbano Tue 23-Oct-12 13:31:40

booked courchevel in january, getting the skis out tonite, just to stroke them..grin

French Alps for a week at New Year (staying the the valley near Les Orres and Risoul), so will probably ski at different places.

And then at Easter, we may be going to Austria with families from the children's school. That will be a lovely change, and it is a great deal!

Roll on the snow! Would be nice than grey drizzle....

MummaMinnie Wed 17-Oct-12 20:34:19

Morzine in December and Whistler in February. Can't wait! :-) I just hope I can get into my salopettes blush

ACVC Tue 09-Oct-12 19:46:18

We have just booked to go back to Whistler for two weeks at Easter. We got a great early booking special price if we booked by November 15th. I have always thought it was a bit early to book for Easter however from previous experience the snow has always been excellent here in March and April.

We have a 6 and 3 year old. We find the standard of accommodation and ski tuition outstanding. We have a two bedroom self catering apartment at First Tracks in Creekside - the children's ski school also leaves from here which is why we prefer staying here.

Our 3 year old will learn to ski this coming spring - previously we had put her in to the Whistler Blackcomb Creche and on other days we had a babysitter.

We booked with a company called Cold Comforts they have an office in Whistler - www.cold-comforts.com. They have been very helpful in arranging the children's lessons and giving us local advise on arrangements for creche, suitable family friendly accommodation etc. It was great to know that everything had been arranged prior to our arrival so we did not have a chaotic start on day one. I have always dealt with a girl called Sophie who lives in Whistler at Cold Comforts she also has an infant so it gives me alot more confidence with her advise and knowledge.

We cannot wait to get back!

PatriciaHolm Mon 01-Oct-12 16:22:33

Just booked flights, car and ski school for new year! (don't need to book accommodation) this marks the start of the winter countdown for me!

hillyhilly Mon 01-Oct-12 14:34:47

Olivermoliver - we went to la Tania last year it was fantastic, I couldn't recommend new generation ski school highly enough. (For all age ranges)

singlevillagemum Mon 01-Oct-12 08:26:07

IwishIcould sorry for late response, been trying to wean self of MN addiction!
Used Ski Collection for self-catering, Easter prices are very very good and the included Eurotunnel flexi-pass makes life so easy. We use one of the small high resorts - La Joue da Loop but they have a lot of different choices.
Have decided to miss out on Feb half term now but have booked a short new year break to try out La Bresse, no idea if it will work with snow cover, but the gite was so cheap and they were doing £26 ferry crossings so even if it's a bust I won't be too bothered.

UniS Sun 30-Sep-12 19:11:20

Booked now, I should say. I'm not telling you all to book now, that would be rude.

UniS Sun 30-Sep-12 19:10:48

Book now. Peisey in Late Jan with esprit... I shall wave pombears at you if you are there too. Or at least I shall if pom bears are dairy free, if not then it'll be mini party rings.

MagicalWonderMutt Sun 30-Sep-12 18:41:25

IwishIcould - where is your small Austrian resort? We've being going to the same small Austrian resort for the 5 years now and I love it! Already booked for next year smile

Doshusallie Sun 30-Sep-12 18:31:38

We booked in March 2012 for March 2013, same resort, Tignes. Can't wait. grin

ChippyMinton Mon 10-Sep-12 17:25:44

I am sitting here with a big grin across my face as I've just booked a cheeky week in January just for me smile Haven't been for ages, so thought why not? Only Bulgaria but cheap as chips (i expect the food will be 50% chips!).

Off for a power walk now, to try and get fit in 14 weeks hmm

Pecker20 Sun 09-Sep-12 18:27:34

I am starting to think about booking for January but we have a baby this time as well as our 5 year old. He did amazingly well in Morzine at 3.5 so want to keep it up with him. Heard pros and cons about Mark Warner, they are expensive for starters.

Olivermoliver Sat 08-Sep-12 20:31:44

Booked La Tania for Easter last night, first ski holiday ( where he will actually ski) for DS who will have just turned 5. Both excited and scared at the prospect of him on skis!

IWishICouldThinkOfAFabName Thu 06-Sep-12 22:08:23

Hi Singlevillagemum - please could you let me have the name of the company that offered you such a good deal for Easter and resort ?
We are booked for half term but still need to book tunnel ( was waiting for DS age 12 to get his timetable to work out what lessons he will miss if we leave on the Friday).
After 10 years of lovely catered chalets out of school hols in the French Alps we are self catering for the first time in Feb half term. Off to a small village in Austria that supposedly should not be too busy at half term - we will wait and see.

MrsGuyOfGisbourne Wed 01-Aug-12 10:47:19

Am so tempted to book now we are back from summer hols grin but as both dc are goign on school ski trips this year, doens't leave much leeway for us to go as a family.

Mummyinthedark Wed 18-Jul-12 22:59:53

We booked quite a while back. Morzine over new year. DSs ask more about how long to skiing than about upcoming summer hols!

VivaLeBeaver Tue 17-Jul-12 22:27:08

I need ideas of Companies to go with. Dd is now 11 and after 11 years of Esprit we need an alternative.

BeachMum3 Tue 17-Jul-12 22:25:02

We booked almost as soon as we got back (in March) with Family Ski Company to Les Coches and got a really good deal - definately recommend booking early - we have been with FSC 4 times now and have always had an excellent time - consistently good smile, also the flights were cheaper too which was a double bonus!

snowmummy Tue 03-Jul-12 20:20:01

Also booked to get the free child places.

slalomsuki Sat 30-Jun-12 16:46:59

Have booked Saas Fe with Esprit for Christmas as there are 5 of us.

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