Crystal Ski – what’s cool in winter 2013/14

Crystal Ski is launching its 2013/14 brochure today with winter sportsholidays to three continents, 13 countries, 132 ski resorts and departures from 21 UK airports.

Ÿ   New: Beitostølen, Geilo, Hemsedal in Norway

Ÿ   Free WiFi in all chalets

Ÿ   Free first-time ski or board

Ÿ   Childcare recommended by Crystal in 22 resorts

  Crystal endorses 70 family hotels, chalets and apartments 

Ÿ   13 new flight routes

New country and resorts

Norway is new in the brochure as are three resorts: Geilo, a traditional “chocolate-box” village at the heart of Norway’s winterland region with ski areas on both sides of the valley. It offers 40 pistes to suit mainly intermediate and beginner skiers, several snow parks and over 220km of cross country tracks.

Hemsedal, renowned as the biggest ski area in Norway with an excellent snow record, offers a huge diversity of terrain, some convenient slope-side lodging and good children’s nursery slopes.

The small resort of Beitostølen located in the Jotunheimen National Park offers a well planned and efficient lift network, a high quality English speaking ski school and gentle, confidence building slopes for families, beginners and low intermediates. There is plenty for children from the Ski Fun Land to the special sledge lift, mini-snowmobiles, husky sledding and floodlit night skiing.

Free WiFi in Crystal chalets

New this winter, Crystal will provide free WiFi throughout all 80 chalets across Europe. At a Crystal chalet, you’ll find a friendly, welcoming atmosphere as well as a big breakfast, afternoon tea with homemade cakes, three-course evening meals with unlimited house wine, comfy lounge areas, TV and DVD player, games and handpicked chalet hosts to ensure our guests get the best possible service.

Free first-time ski or board packages – NEW: also available for children*

Snap up one of the limited number of free packages, available in 11 resorts, during selected weeks in January and March. Includes tuition, equipment hire, lift pass for the week. Book by 15 November.

Ÿ   Austria: Seefeld and St Johann/Tirol

Ÿ   Bulgaria: Borovets and Pamporovo*

Ÿ   Canada: Whistler

Ÿ   Italy: Selva, Sauze D’Oulx, Sestriere and Pila

Ÿ   Finland: Ruka*

Ÿ   Norway: Beitostølen*

Ÿ   Slovenia: Bled and Bohinj*

No more excuses …

Prices from £1155 for a family of four first-time skiers or boarders including: flights, transfers, 7 nights half board at the Hotel Snezhanka with indoor pool in Pamporovo, Bulgaria, lift passes, lessons, equipment hire, departure 11 January.  A M A Z I N G.

Childcare recommended by Crystal in 22 resorts

Crystal understands that travelling as a family can create extra pressure and the aim is to try and make the experience as smooth as possible every step of the way. In addition to the all-encompassing Crystal run childcare in seven resorts, Crystal recommends 22 resorts across seven countries to families requiring childcare and 70 family hotels, chalets and apartments with child-friendly facilities including family bedrooms, early dinner options, and leisure facilities as well as close to slope locations.

Special early booking offers for 2013/14:

 2 for 1 lift passes in all resorts in Europe– saving up to £222*

Offer is valid for departures between 18 Jan-9 Feb and 15–30 March 2014 inclusive. Book by 21 August. *Selva

Ÿ   Ski pack bundles – save up to £187

Pre-book your lift pass, ski/board hire or ski carriage from £158 (Claviere) in one ski pack bundle and save up to £187*. Selected resorts and selected dates. *based on St Johann first-time board package. Book by 21 August.

Ÿ   ‘Hotel credit’ in 42 hotels

Book selected hotels in Andorra, Austria, Bulgaria, France, Italy, Slovenia or Switzerland and get hotel credit of up to €100 per adult to spend in the hotel bar or restaurant. Book by 30 September.

Ÿ   Crystal Ski PLUS – 10% more choice

Great value and easy to book: prices from £429 (based on four sharing a Chamrousse Apartment, France, departure 11 January 2014). Ski Plus includes flights, transfers, local lift pass, ski/board hire or ski carriage, a week self-catering/half board/full board, in-resort service. Book by 30 November.

 

Ÿ   ‘Fill-a-chalet’ offer

Book a ski chalet for a minimum of 10 people and receive half price local lift pass. Book by 30 September.

All above offers are combinable with our group discounts.

As always Crystal Ski features lots of offers:

Ÿ   Nearly 1000 free children places across every departure date;

Ÿ   Lift pass inclusive packages in La Clusaz and Chamrousse and free ski equipment for children in over 60 resorts if an adult pre-books the same;

   Discounts at six indoor snow centres in the UK

Prices start at £335 per person (based on four sharing) for a week’s self catering at the Residence Sunotel in Flaine/Les Carroz, France, including return flights from London Gatwick to Geneva and transfers departing on 29 March 2014.

Reservations: 0871 231 2256 and www.crystalski.co.uk  

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