Crystal Ski Holidays introduces the ultimate Guide to the Mountain

Crystal Ski Holidays introduces the ultimate guide to skiing holidays for the 2014-15 season. ’Your Guide to the Mountain’ is a comprehensive 236 page guide, jam packed with winter holiday inspiration, covering an incredible 135 resorts worldwide.

Drawing on its 33 years of ski and snowboard holiday experience, Crystal believes this guide will be indispensable in helping customers to plan their perfect ski or snowboard getaway, whether this is their first winter break or their fifteenth.

Crystal caters for all types of ski and snowboard holidays, and customers will find the Guide bursting with inspiration and recommendations aligned to all levels of budget, experience and group size. Customers have plenty of choice at their fingertips, including five new resorts and four new flight routes. Suggestions given for similar resorts based on the one you are looking at, so you can be sure of finding a great match before you book.

Filled with large easy-to-read piste maps, at-a-glance highlights and colourful photos, the Guide makes picking the perfect resort not only fun but hassle-free.

The easy-to-navigate resort pages are interspersed with highly practical insider know-how covering all aspects of your winter holiday: including, a full guide to accommodation choices, ideas for first-timers, tips for budgeting, suggestions for travelling with young children, fun ideas for non-skiers, essential what-to-pack lists, details on the most snow-sure resorts and linked ski areas, plus many more top tips for making the most of your holiday, relevant to whichever resort you choose. From back country insights to Breckenridge, USA, to the après ski hot spots of Austria, to insider tips on family friendly resorts across Europe, the Guide does much more than just whet your appetite; it is a must-have tool for anyone planning their ideal holiday this winter.

The Guide’s extensive first-hand knowledge from Crystal in-resort teams means that when customers get up the mountain, they are one step ahead in knowing the best pistes to ski and when; the most fabulous places to eat and drink and what they should be paying; and the most exciting off-the-piste activities.

Not only that, but the Guide talks through options for pre-booking ski hire, ski school tuition, lift passes and even ‘hotel credit’ spending money – all aimed at ensuring customers are stress-free from the moment they arrive so they can truly relax and enjoy the best possible holiday experience.

The transition from inspiration to booking confirmation couldn’t be simpler – whether by phone, in store or online. Crystal has packed even more information on line at www.crystalski.co.uk, where the latest offers can also be found. It also offers customers access to a huge community of staff and customers via its social media networks on Facebook and Twitter.

FIVE NEW RESORTS

ANDORRA – La Massana. Linked to nearby Arinsal and dominated by towering peaks, this relatively new ski resort is the largest of the surrounding villages.
ü Magic Ski: wellness area, free Wi-Fi, next to ski lift.
ü Magic La Massana: wellness area, Irish pub, modern style hotel.

AUSTRIA – Maria Alm. One of Austria’s best-kept secrets, the pretty town of Maria Alm is part of the Hochkönig ski area with around 125km of piste to explore.
ü Lifetime Hotel Eder: traditional hotel with modern style, wellness area, Haute cuisine.
ü Hotel Gasthof Niederreiter: next to lift station, spa and wellness, friendly atmosphere.

AUSTRIA – Nauders. Nestled on the borders of Austria, Italy and Switzerland – ski three different countries from this Tirolean-styled resort.
ü Hotel Erika: ski bus nearby, indoor pool, free Wi-Fi, cosy and comfortable.
ü Alpin Art & Spa Naudererhof: stylish alpine hotel, local cuisine, relaxing wellness area.

FINLAND – Salla. North of the Arctic Circle, Salla has great beginner and intermediate skiing and is a top destination if you’re hoping to see the Northern Lights.
ü Revontuli Cabins: modern cabins, unlimited firewood, private sauna, drying cabinets.
ü Salla Log Cabins: wooden cabins, private sauna, and unlimited firewood.

ITALY – Kronplatz / San Vigilio. A pretty village in the heart of the Dolomites with easy access to the Sella Ronda ski circuit – Europe’s largest ski area.
ü Residence Clara: spacious, modern apartments, children’s playroom.
ü Sporthotel Exclusive: indoor pool, traditional and modern style hotel.

SEVEN NEW FLIGHTS

From Bristol to Innsbruck for Austrian resorts; Edinburgh to Toulouse for Andorra; Gatwick to Plovdiv for Bulgaria; Manchester to Kuusamo for Finland; Southampton to Chambery for France; Bournemouth and Cardiff to Geneva for France and Switzerland.

PRICES

Prices start at £329 per person (based on four sharing) for a week’s self catering at the two-star Sunotel Apartments in Flaine, France, including return flights from London Gatwick to Geneva and transfers departing on 10 January 2015.

For a family of four (two adults and two children) the starting price is from £955 at the Sunotel Apartments with flights and transfers.

Crystal Ski Plus (includes also lift pass, ski/board hire) prices start from £399 per person for a week’s self catering at the Le Domain de L’Arselle Apartments in Chamrousse, France, including return flights from London Gatwick to Geneva and transfers departing on 3 January 2015.

Your journey to the slopes starts here – get the inspiration and advice you need; get ‘Your Guide to the Mountain’ online at crystal.co.uk/brochure-order or come and speak to us face to face in one of our locations around the UK.

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020 8939 0726

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