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For some ski holidays the customer has to adapt to fit in with the schedule of a holiday. Not so at Pierre et Vacances as the customer goes first. NEW

With Pierre & Vacances' new flexible arrival dates, short stays and add-on packages and services, holidaymakers can now create a tailor-made holiday for themselves.

Fed up with early morning departures that have to be on a Saturday or Sunday?

Pierre et Vavances is offering flexible arrival dates and times with a whole host of additional things you can have or not have as you see fit.

Flexibility is the key with the customer first and foremost.

You can tailor your holiday to suit your budget and get exaclty what you want.

They can also discover Pierre & Vacances' Premium range as well as the competitively priced Residence range with two new apps for adults and children.

P&V is a French accomodation specialist that has offerings at pretty much all the major resorts in the French Alps and the Pyrenees.

See here for an earlier PlanetSKI feature on the company:

Now, holidaymakers can select exactly which dates work for them, how long they wish to stay and decide whether they would like to cook for themselves or dine at the surrounding alpine restaurants on pre-booked discounted meal packages.

They can have their ski lessons, ski rental, lift passes and childcare booked before they travel and can even save money by booking them early.

Pierre & Vacances holidays have never before been so well-adapted to its customer desires.

More information can be found here on Pierre & Vacances.

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Flexible arrival dates and shorter minimum stays

Pierre & Vacances' customers are no longer restricted to Saturday to Saturday departures.

Instead, excitable skiers can opt for early season short breaks, to get their ski legs back at the start of winter, or they can arrange an extended ski holiday to maximise their time on the slopes.

As well as holidaymakers being able to save money on budget flights and trains that are available mid-week, the flexibility that Pierre & Vacances offers guests is ideal for those who are too busy or restricted on holiday time to ski for a whole week.

Since not everyone works a Monday to Friday week and not everyone has children's school holidays to work around.

Pierre & Vacances has modified the holiday time to suit all of its customers.

And, with self-employed workers now representing 15.1% of all people in work in the UK, there is a growing demand for holidays that are more adaptable.

Upgrade your stay with Pierre & Vacances extra services and packages

Pierre & Vacances, the number one provider of holiday residences, resorts and hotels across France, continues to innovate its offering of services to ensure that guests have the most comfortable and convenient stay possible.

A variety of catering options are available so that guests can adapt their holiday in Pierre & Vacances' residences.

When guests make their booking, they can opt for half-board or bed and breakfast packages (half-board priced from 36€ / £31 per person per day, half price for children under 11 and free for children younger than four).

They can also choose to have their apartments cleaned during the week and their beds made.

The range of extra services and packages that are available increases the flexibility for guests to ensure their holiday works for them.

The following extras are also available:

Formule Hôtelière

Guests who want to keep their apartment clean and tidy throughout the entirety of their stay, but prefer to spend more time on the slopes, can opt to have their beds made and their apartments cleaned everyday from 18 € / £16 per person per day.

Formule B&B

This package includes daily cleaning, beds made and a daily breakfast buffet. Priced from 19.5€ / £17 per person per day.

Breakfast Fauchon

To get the morning off to a good start, guests can indulge on a gourmet Fauchon breakfast, popular with Parisians delivered straight to the apartment.

Priced from 5.3€ / £4.5 per person per day.

Pierre & Vacances Ski Packs

Skiers can save time and money when they book their lift passes, ski rental and lessons with their accommodation.

The ski passes that guests book online will be available in the residence reception when they arrive, so guests can get up and head straight to the pistes instead of queuing at the Tourist Office on the first morning.

Skis, boots and helmets will be ready and waiting in the ski shop when guests arrive and there will be no need to queue for lessons either.

The 5% reduction applies throughout the whole winter season in Avoriaz and in all areas if booked outside French school holidays.

Those booking lift passes and equipment rental can save up to 25%.

Kids Ski Packs

While parents head off to explore the resort, they can entrust their children with Pierre & Vacances' carefully chosen team of ski instructors.

Children aged five to 11 years old will be looked after from 9am to 5pm, having ski lessons and other engaging afternoon activities with lunch included.

Priced at 296€ per week with the Village des Enfants in Avoriaz.

Coming soon: Teen Ski Packs

Following the success of Kids Ski Packs when they were introduced last year, Pierre & Vacances are developing a similar package for teenagers.

After their ski lessons, teenagers will be able to take part in their own après-ski activities, meeting fellow teen skiers while they try out the luge, laser shooting, bowling and other entertainment.

Full details and package prices to be released soon.

Post-Ski Pampering

We all need a bit of TLC after a few days on the slopes and Pierre & Vacances Deep Nature packages provide just that.

Guests can have a 25 minute exfoliating body scrub, a 50 minute Deep Nature Immersion body massage and a 25 minute facial treatment.

This wellness package is priced from £132.

Discover Pierre & Vacances' Secrets with Two New Apps

Two new apps for adults and children are available to download for free on android and apple smartphones and tablets.

Both apps allow families to get the most out of their holiday with Pierre & Vacances by seeing what is available around the residences and resorts.

Les Aventures d'Happyz is an entertaining app for children with puzzles and games to try as well as recipes from the region surrounding the residences.

Children can use the camera on their phone or tablet to scan for the hidden objects in the interactive treasure hunt around the village and residence.

Planet Pierre & Vacances is an informative app which is not only available to customers, but those interested in a holiday with Pierre & Vacances as well.

Before the holiday, users can browse Pierre & Vacances' residences and holiday villages to see what is available.

The app will direct users to the relevant page on the website to book their holiday or add extra services and packages to their booking which customers can access by entering their booking reference number.

Useful information such as directions to the residences, the receptions' contact details and opening hours, maps and piste maps are all available and, once downloaded, can be accessed offline.

More information can be found on Pierre & Vacances' website.

Otherwise have a look at the following Pierre Et Vacances Ski Deals below for March and April 2018:

SAVE 22% AT ARC 1950 LE VILLAGE, ARC 1950 Le Village at Arc 1950 provides a wide range of ski-in, ski-out accommodation with great access to the Paradiski area, which encompasses Les Arcs, La Plagne and Peisey-Vallandry. A 7 night self-catered stay at an apartment that sleeps up to four people, arriving 8 April 2018, is priced from £217 pp / £869 per apartment (was £1,119 per apartment, saving 22%).

SAVE 24% AT RESIDENCE LES TERRASSES D'EOS, FLAINE Les Terrasses d’Eosoffers ski-in, ski-out apartments with stunning views over the valley. A 7 night self-catered stay at an apartment that sleeps up to four people, arriving 8 April 2018, is priced from £130 pp / £520 per apartment (was £682 per apartment, saving 24%).

SAVE 24% AT RESIDENCES LES TEMPLES DU SOLEIL, VAL THORENS  Residence Les Temples du Soleil in Val Thorens makes a fantastic choice for groups and families.
A 7 night self-catered stay at an apartment that sleeps up to four people, arriving 8 April 2018, is priced from £124 pp / £495 per apartment (was £652 per apartment, saving 24%).

SAVE 22% AT RESIDENCES LES FERMES DE MERIBEL, MERIBEL Les Fermes de Méribel is a tranquil retreat with warm Savoyard décor and timbered ceilings; a beautiful residence to return to after a long day on the slopes.  A 7 night self-catered stay at an apartment that sleeps up to five people, arriving 1 April 2018, is priced from £258 pp / £1,288 per apartment (was £1,642 per apartment, saving 22%).

SAVE 22% AT LES FERMES DU SOLEIL, LES CARROZ D'ARACHES Les Fermes du Soleil is located in Les Carroz, the beautiful and buzzing heart of the Grand Massif ski area.A 7 night self-catered stay at an apartment that sleeps up to six people, arriving 25 March 2018, is priced from £926 per apartment (was £1,190 per apartment, saving 22%).

SAVE 19% AT RESIDENCE ATRIA-CROZATS, AVORIAZ  The 4* Atria-Crozats is a set of three ski-in, ski-out residences in the cliff-top resort of Avoriaz, where horse-drawn sleighs race around the pedestrianised streets at an altitude of 1,800 m.  A 7 night self-catered stay at an apartment that sleeps up to five people, arriving 25 March 2018, is priced from £204 pp / £1,020 per apartment (was £1,251 per apartment, saving 19%).

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