Last minute ski holiday over New Year??

(12 Posts)
BoffinMum Fri 29-Nov-13 23:28:29

I have spent the evening trying to find a ski holiday departing just after Christmas for a week, preferably in the Alps, but the only thing I can find are megabucks holidays. I was wondering if anyone has any inspiring ideas about unusual Alpine places to go with reasonably priced hotels? I'll be taking DC1 (15, good skier) DC2 (12, beginner) DC3 (ski refusenik) and DH (Beginner, wants to spend a lot of the holiday sleeping apparently).

Ragusa Sat 30-Nov-13 23:20:12

New Year is the absolute peak week of the season for most euro ski hotels unfortunately. Very many of them will be full. But am sure it is doable. I would definitely ditch tour ops amd opt for independent - it sounds as if you don't need childcare which makes things easier.

I would start by looking at flights - see where you can get to reasonably and go from there. Some handy but usually cheaper airports are: Linz ( eastern salzburgerland); nuremberg - bit further out but ditto; Zurich is sometimes not too bad price-wise; possibly verona or Venice treviso for dolomite resorts; Munich for salzburgerland and tyrol; Klagenfurt for Carinthia. With 5 bodies flights is going to be a major cost.

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Ragusa Sat 30-Nov-13 23:25:31

Sorry posted to soon...

If you could self-cater this would open up your options further - I think it's going to be tricksy to find the (presumably) two hotel rooms you need.

Beware of cheapie packages to scandinavia at New year / Christmas - it's cold, dark, and not liable offer much yo your non-skiers unless they're into dusky walks smile

BoffinMum Sun 01-Dec-13 11:48:57

I have found something reasonable near Salzburg - is it only Ryanair that fly there from the UK? I think it is?

Ragusa Sun 01-Dec-13 16:59:48

I think germanwings or airberlin also do; Jet2 go from mids and northern airports. BA go direct, monarch probably do also. Plus easyjet too.

worrisomeone Sun 01-Dec-13 20:32:49

What did you find near Salzburg? I'm also looking so keen to hear. Thanks!

BoffinMum Sun 01-Dec-13 21:34:58

Check out the Kinderhotels in Bavaria.

BoffinMum Mon 02-Dec-13 22:20:24

Right, all booked! Got Ryanair flights with luggage and seat reservations, hotel transfers, 2 large double hotel rooms with full board for the kids, full day childcare for DC3, ski courses, and generous half board for us for £3500, which I think is pretty competitive. I am beside myself with excitement.

Ragusa Tue 03-Dec-13 08:23:49

Oooh, whete to?

BoffinMum Tue 03-Dec-13 21:31:20

Border of Bavaria and Austria.

Ragusa Tue 03-Dec-13 21:47:31

lovely. Oberstdorf or Ehrwald/ Lermoos area?

BoffinMum Wed 04-Dec-13 08:39:34

Don't want to out self!

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