ski holidays suggestions for easter 2020 ?

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Posted 17th SepEdited by:"JessieWoody"
Hii

We have never done skiing before.. We were thinking that given school / office holidays is it possible to go to skiing in Easter holidays of 2020 ? Please suggest some options where we can book skiing for 10-13 April 2020..
We are family of 4 , kids age 3yrs and 9yrs.

Thanks a lot in advance
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it is normal to give an idea of group size & age.
Mr_Gus17/09/2019 18:32

it is normal to give an idea of group size & age.


yes apologies, updated the post.. family of 4, kids are age 3y and 9y.
Ok, the snow is coming in now, good start potential to a long european & n,american season.

Budget, self catering....

Self book, EasyJet.
look for Pierre vacances website, & the "riviere" (where we normally stay) these get way overcharged by holiday firms in winter.
HERE (map incorrect, its on the promenade du paradis) on the river).

Ask for a HIGH floor,with bathroom not limited for space under the eaves, take ear-plugs (asI advise for all ski holidays where drunken brits are concerned).

Fly to geneva, get a car to drop at chamonix train station (pre-booked ditto return, europcar pretty good) time is 90 mins from Geneva that time of year clear roads...

Or book a transport bus plenty about (pre-book)

the self catering apts are a few hundred metresfrom the main strip (not the centre) but with youngsters & on the cheap i'd recommend the fixed menu at "Le dru" just over the quiet train tracks, ..really good italian owned coffee shop & eats a few doors down on same side of street, microbrewery, ...THE BEST snowboard shop in Cham Zero-G.

The ice cream is crazy good! (chamon-ice) a good bribe for kids..

I can give you far more info if needed (we go summer & winter, will be there for xmas)..


Or if you want catered then the kids are a limiting factor...
Try looking at La Tania, not crazy nights, nor a town, ..(village on the slopes, good for beginners).

However there are plenty of dedicated chalets which are kid friendly.

Who is planning on doing what? (kids need parents nearby but not too close when learning, & their kit needs to be every bit as good as adults (warmth, mobility etc).

If you want a chalet deal for that duration expect to pay £1000's "speciality"
Edited by: "Mr_Gus" 17th Sep
4 days though... ouch, a week, you really need a week to make an impact & put the practise in. considering that say a flight from Luton @ 07.15 is 70+ minutes in the air (90 mins then), geneva is quick to get through mostly, luggage quick to carousel, if transport is "immediate" thats 90 mins to the door in cham.

So tired kids (early start) booking in to room 20 mins (they give you a key, check the room, 1 adult gets downstairs & pays any deposit on a card, ..make beds (bunks for kids, fold down for adults) ..if you do a cheap cham trip. ...it adds up in terms of tired vs exercise, (running against the clock) 7 days is "do-able" 4 inc travel is hardship esp as 1st timers new to snow.
Budget? Initially, skiing can be very expensive due to all the kit you need to buy plus lessons. 4 days isn't long enough as travel times can be lengthy, especially in April as you'll need to go to higher resorts for good conditions.
This is a very useful post as we're considering a break next year as well. What is the latest time of the year for skiing in Europe or surrounding areas.

The wife is keen on Canada but I'm concerned with the fact were beginners so might not get the most of the trip.
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