If you are planning to take a family ski holiday this season it's good to be aware of British and French (and beyond) school holidays. If you're travelling as a family there will be more planned activities and events during this time. But if you're travelling as a couple or a group of friends, booking outside of these dates means you can make the most of fewer people on the slopes. 

We've put together the dates below to help make planning your ski holiday that little bit easier.

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UK School Holidays 2017 - 2018

Christmas & New Year School Holidays
18/12 - 05/01 (although some private schools' holidays begin sooner)

February Half Term 
12/02 - 23/02 (1 week in this period)

Easter School Holidays 
26/03 - 13/04 (2 weeks in this period)

French School Holidays 2017 - 2018

Christmas Holidays in France
All 3 zones are off for Christmas from 23/12 - 08/01 

February Half Term in France
Zone A: 10/02 - 25/02
Zone C: 17/02 - 04/03
Zone B: 24/02 - 11/03

Easter School Holidays in France 
Zone A: 07/04 - 22/04
Zone C: 14/04 - 29/04
Zone B: 21/04 - 06/05 

School holiday dates for the whole of Europe can be found on School Holidays Europe.

Zones include the following cities:
A: Caen, Clermont-Ferrand, Grenoble, Lyon, Montpellier, Nancy-Metz, Nantes, Rennes, Toulouse
B: Aix-Marseille, Amiens, Besançon, Dijon, Lille, Limoges, Nice, Orléans-Tours, Poitiers, Reims, Rouen, Strasbourg
C: Bordeaux, Créteil, Paris, Versailles

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School Holiday Dates for 2018 - 2019

UK School Holidays 2018 - 2019

Christmas Holidays
24/12 – 04/01 

February Half Term Holidays
18/02 – 03/03 (1 week in this period)

Easter Holidays
08/04 – 26/04 (2 weeks in this period)

French School Holidays 2018 - 2019

Christmas Holidays 
All 3 zones are off for Christmas from 21/12 – 06/01.

February Half Term Holidays in France
Zone B: 09/02 – 24/02
Zone A: 16/02 – 03/03
Zone C: 23/02 – 10/03

Easter Holidays in France
Zone B: 06/04 – 22/04
Zone A: 13/04 – 28/04 
Zone C: 20/04 – 05/05

Peak Dates 2018 - 2019

Christmas skiing 
22nd December 2018 (most European countries are on holiday this week too).

New Year skiing 
29th December 2018 (most European countries are on holiday this week too).

Half term week skiing 
16th and 23rd February 2019 (this will be one of the main weeks for the whole of France plus other European countries).

Easter skiing 
6th and 13th April 2019 (some cross-overs with parts of Europe).

 

Where to next?
Book now for winter 2019