It has been a troublesome start to the ski season, with some resorts having to delay opening, and reports of poor conditions in lower altitude resorts over the Christmas and New Year holidays. Adding to these woes, Swiss Francs are no longer linked to the Euro, causing prices on the Swiss pistes for everything from ski hire to a vin chaud to increase by 30% overnight. However, with over 40cm of fresh powder this week, All Chalets are reporting the ski season has finally kicked into gear. With conditions now too good to miss, All Chalets is offering alternatives to Switzerland’s expensive pistes. —
All Chalets have recommended that holidaymakers look for large resorts with a good selection high altitude runs to ensure facilities can make up for the environmental shortfall. They also recommend finding better value in France and Austria, where users can more easily book in Euro or Sterling to get better rates.
With more than 3 months left in the season and plenty of quality skiing all over Europe, All Chalets anticipates a sudden rush in bookings as skiers who had given up on this year are now looking to hit the slopes in March before it’s too late. Fortunately however, the lack of snow until now has created a discount bubble in Austrian and French ski resorts such as Meribel that these holidaymakers can take advantage of.
The marketing manager of ski chalet specialist allChalets.com had the following comments, “I would agree that there has been a lack of snow in the first few weeks of the season. On the plus side this means that many ski chalets and apartments are now discounted and you can pick up a ski holiday at bargain prices elsewhere while Switzerland spikes. We would recommend trying one of the reliable high altitude Austrian resorts like St Anton and Ischgl or booking a ski holiday in one of the big resorts in France such as Meribel, Val d’Isere Tignes or Chamonix.”
About All Chalets: All Chalets is an online ski accommodation portal that focuses on ski chalets and apartments in Europe’s top ski resorts. They offer a wide range of chalets and apartments with something on offer for all budgets. Choose from catered ski chalets or simple self-catering apartments.
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