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  • Can you do a "cheap" family ski holiday?
  • Premier Icon TroutWrestler
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    Serre Chevalier – 40 mins LOL!

    Premier Icon wrightyson
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    Thanks for all the advice, looks like it’s between 2000 and 3000 then which is a step too far this time for a struggling builder, it’d seriously limit what we could do in the summer hols.

    Premier Icon mugsys_m8
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    My top tip is to head small and local. Lift passes so much cheaper, somewhere to stay is much cheaper, supermarkets much cheaper etc etc. They are generally lower though which can be risky if booking ahead and no idea snow wise.

    Alternantively….I once headed to Val d’Isere to see friends who were stying there. I couldn’t find anyhwere for less than 100 euros per night for just me at short notice. I found a youth hostel 25km down the road which for 25 euros per person per night gave you breakfast, evening meal, dormitory style accomodation, evening meal and free shuttle bus to Val d’Isere or Tignes! Might be able to book family rooms.

    Hmmm < looks out of home office window.> “Oh look, there’s the alps, ” <turns head>. “Oh look there’s Grenoble Airport” 😀

    Premier Icon perthmtb
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    I used to go for some real cheap ski holidays when I lived in London. We’d drive through a day and night without stopping to get to the alps, stay in one of those French resorts designed for families where it’s just self catering appartment blocks rather than chalets & hotels. Didn’t have that chocolate box prettiness, but the skiing was just as good… and damn cheap!

    Premier Icon Bunnyhop
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    As TJ says above, have you considered Scotland? It may well be hit and miss with the conditions. However when the winds die down and there’s plenty of snow on the ground it could be an option for you.

    I had some of the best ever skiing this March on Nevis range, blue sky powder day, no lift queues and friendly folk all around.

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