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.
School Holiday Dates for 2019/20
UK School Holidays 2019/20
23/12 – 03/01
February Half Term Holidays
17/02 – 21/02 (1 week in this period)
06/04 – 17/04 (2 weeks in this period)
French School Holidays 2019/20
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 A: 18/04 – 04/05
Zone B: 15/04 - 02/05
Zone C: 20/04 – 06/05
Peak Dates 2019/20
21st December 2019 (most European countries are on holiday this week too).
New Year skiing
28th December 2019 (most European countries are on holiday this week too).
Half term week skiing
15th and 22nd February 2019 (this will be one of the main weeks for the whole of France plus other European countries).
5th and 12th April 2019 (some cross-overs with parts of Europe).
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