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20% discount from Pierre et Vacances for half term and Easter across all French ski areas.


 

The first thing to decide on, after the no-brainer of choosing to take a ski holiday, especially with the great conditions across the Alps and the Pyrenees, is how exactly you're going to do it.

The options are seemingly endless...

  • Traditional chalet stay
  • All-inclusive
  • Hotel
  • Chalet-hotel
  • Self-catered apartments
  • Self-catered chalets
  • Igloo

But you know what you need, and if it's self catering, we're here to help out a little.

Self catering means your own space and schedule, the chance to save money and eat simple, as well as hunker down and have a much needed night-in while in resort.

Or not...

The beauty is, it's up to you.

Holidaying this way offers the best of both worlds.

PlanetSKI stayed in a Pierre et Vacances apartment on a recent indepednent trip to Les Arcs so for the full details check out this earlier story:

And our editor, James Cove, spoke to Cathy Rankin from Pierre et Vacances about the changes to the self-cetaring ski holiday:

Freedom and privacy, hotel-like facilities and cheaper booking prices.

Premium Residence  in La PlagnePremium Residence in La Plagne

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The French love it this way.

Pierre & Vacances is one of the leading companies to make it all happen out in the mountains.

Whether it's the Alps or the Pyrenees, moreover booking a spring ski trip can save you 20% on some last minute deals.

We've picked here, out of many, many options, just six self-catered holidays this season.

For all the destinations where you can ski in France and Andorra, staying with the experts of self-catering Pierre & Vacances, visit the website here.

For the discounts and deals, see more here: Pierre & Vacances ski deals this winter season.

Let's take Les Carroz-d'Arâches, The Grand Massif. 

The Premium residence Les Fermes du Soleil is a 4* residence in an authentic lively mountain ski village.

Premium why?

It has an indoor pool and Deep Nature Spa® relaxation space, with a sauna, hammam, etc.

If you have little ones with you, try out the "La Souris Verte" nursery (from 3 months to 3 years) - to give you time to enjoy that free spa.

Right now it has 20% saving down to £1,164 from £1,454.

Go for 7 nights from Monday 11th March - Monday 18th March.

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How about a five-star residence in the fantastic Portes du Soleil?

Avoriaz is one of the most unique resorts in the mountains and the accommodation is almost exclusively Pierre & Vacances.

(So do check out the range of apartments available, aside from this next one).

L'Amara is your luxury residence at the foot of the slope.

It has a heated pool and a Deep Nature® spa in the residence, as well as being ski in ski out.

Stay for 7 nights from €2,738 from Saturday 16th - 23rd March.

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At the other end of the scale, head to Andorra, to the resort of Grandvalira in the Pyrenees.

2-star residence Residence Pas de la Casa Princesa is just 200m from the lifts.

The resort is a lively one and it's great for good times, for not a lot of money.

Andorra is also a paradise for shoppers and fans of après-ski.

Costs from €1,065 for seven nights from Saturday 16th March - 23rd March.

Self Catering Pas de la Casa Princesa, AndorraSelf Catering Pas de la Casa Princesa, Andorra

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Looking for something in February?

Travel Saturday 16th to 23rd February for £1,643.

That's to the southern Alps, to Serre Chevalier, France.

Residence L'Alpaga is mere yards away from the ski lifts and ski school.

From €1,643 for 7 nights from Saturday 16th February to 23rd February.

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Over in Spain Hôtel Himalaia in Baqueira is an exciting option.

Baqueira Beret is the Catalonia resort and the hotel is found at the very foot of the slopes.

The hotel features a spa with water jet pool, a miniclub, a bar and two restaurants.

Breakfast is also included in the price of your accommodation, which is...

Costs from €3,310 - down from €3,458 - for 7 nights from Thursday 21st to 28th February.

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Residence Plagne Lauze in the Paradiski in France is our sixth 'best pick'.

It's a 3-star option in La Plagne, and the residence has an outdoor heated pool with a panoramic view.

It was built to resemble a Savoy village, and is surrounded by pine trees.

Then there's the entire Paradiski to explore, with the resorts of Les Arcs, La Plagne and Peisey Vallandry.

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We've picked here, out of many, many options, just six self-catered holidays this season.

For the discounts and deals, see more here: Pierre & Vacances ski deals this winter season.

Pierre et VacancesSee you out there

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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