If you are one of the many who always wanted to ski, but for some reason just never had time to do it, or you hesitated as you thought it will cost too much, then now is the time to book your free learn to ski package with Crystal Ski. But you need to be quick as the number of free places is limited. This great offer from Crystal Ski massively reduces the cost of venturing into the sport we all love so much.

Today, Crystal Ski is launching its 2012/13 programme with winter sports holidays to three continents, 12 countries and 135 ski resorts as well as over 300 free ‘First-Time’ packages to 16 resorts which includes tuition, equipment and lift pass (see attached document for more details).

Also new are the following offers, valid in selected resorts/accommodation, all season:

–    Hotel credits: book selected hotels in France and get a hotel credit of up to €150 per adult to spend in the hotel bar or restaurant. Alternatively, buy a €100 credit for £43.50 (or €200 for £87) in selected Italian hotels, making drinks half price.

–    Ski pack bundles: pre-book your lift pass, ski/board hire or ski carriage from £143 in one ski pack bundle and save up to £182.

–    Free lift pass: Veysonnaz (Switzerland); La Clusaz and Chamrousse (France).

Early booking offers:

►   Save 1/3 on lift pass and ski/board hire (or ski carriage) if booked together – save up to £122 per person (Zermatt). Selected accommodation; not available New Year and February half term week. Book by 23 Aug.

►   20% discount on lift pass and ski/board hire (or ski carriage) if booked together – save up to £68 per person (Grindelwald). All other accommodation in Europe except Finland and Russia. Book by 6 Sept.

►   2for1 lift pass offer in Mont Tremblant, Jasper (Canada) and Borovets, (Bulgaria). Selected weeks only Tremblant and Borovets, Jasper all season. Book by 31 Aug and 15 Nov respectively.

►   Up to £230 off per person and free breakfast at The Village in Breckenridge, Colorado. Selected weeks only. More price reductions in hotels in North America available. Book by 1 Nov.

►   Crystal Ski PLUS package offers great value, is easy to book, and skiers have more time on the slopes. Price from £449 and includes flights, transfers, local lift pass, ski/board hire or ski carriage, a week self-catering/half board/full board and in-resort service. Available all season. Book by 30 Nov.

Crystal continues to offer accessible ski holidays for people with disabilities in the Crystal Adaptive programme – a selected range of resorts and accommodation across Europe and the USA in partnership with the charity Disability Snowsport UK.

The Crystal Riders’ Lodge in Val Thorens and Tignes has been a big success last winter and is featured again in next winter’s programme. Each of the lodges have their very own Snow Guru – an expert on all things snow and social – as well as spacious lounges, log fires, modern ski-themed art on the walls, comfortable, stylish bedrooms and a few additional perks including an in-house bar*, flat screen TV, X-Box 360 + Kinect, iPod docks, loads of games and DVDs.

Also new for 2012/13:

►     Ski Jewel ski area combines Alpbach and Wildschönau Valleys in the Austrian Tirol into one connected ski area offering 145km of pistes served by 47 lifts. Six day pass costs £179.

►     Flights: Liverpool to Salzburg for Austrian and Slovenian resorts and Leeds Bradford to Geneva for ski resorts in Switzerland and France.

►     Winter wonderland packages in Slovenia

►     Twin centre holidays combining Christmas markets and skiing

►     More all inclusive accommodation: half board, daily packed lunch, unlimited beer, wine and soft drinks from 5pm in ten hotels and seven chalets.

For families, Crystal Ski offers:

–      free lift pass for children up to 15 years in all Ski Welt resorts (Austria); over 30 resorts offer reductions on children’s ski packs;

–      hundreds of free children places all season;

–      reduced price lift pass for seniors in over 35 resorts.

Prices to Europe start from £325 per person including flights from London Gatwick to Geneva, transfers and 7 nights self catering at the two-star Sunotel Apartments in Flaine/Les Carroz, France, departing on 5 Jan 2013.

To North America prices start from £695 including flights from Heathrow to Montreal, transfers, 7 nights’ bed and breakfast at The Country Inn & Suites in Mont Tremblant, Canada, including all airport taxes departing 23 Jan 2013.

Crystal Specialist Reservation Service 0871 231 2256


What’s Hot in Ski – Crystal Winter 2012-13– end –


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