February half-term is one of the most popular times for family ski holidays and there's plenty of reasons why; children are on their school holidays, the snow conditions are some of the best of the season and many resorts gear up to the occasion with lots of family-friendly events!
If you're looking to book a half-term ski trip, we recommend that you:
Take advice on where to go.
If you'd like to discuss where would be best for your family, call our team on 023 9289 0960 - they will be able to find the perfect resort for you. Look out for resorts which have the Famille Plus award. These resorts have high-quality facilities and activities especially aimed at families and children. When selecting a resort it's essential to consider the experience of your party. If you have very young or first time skiers, ensure you choose a resort with a brilliant nursery environment. Intermediate skiers will love wide cruisy blues and the more advanced need a varied terrain with potentially off-piste options. Finding resorts for mixed ability groups is something we excel at!
Get ski school booked up as soon as possible.
As soon as you know where you're going, get ski school booked up. All of your other extras - lift passes, equipment hire - can wait, but ski school does sell out at half-term. The morning sessions are in very high demand!
Driving allows you to take everything the kids like and need without having to worry about luggage allowances. Driving also ensures you avoid those hidden airline costs! We're all big fans of driving with the kids - the French roads are easy to navigate and you can stop (and shop!) before reaching the resort. You can even break the journey up with overnight stays and trips to areas of interest. Plus, it's nice to have a car so you can check out the other resorts in the area.
So, what are the conditions like at February half-term?
February sees some of the best conditions of the season, and the 2018/19 season was a joy! It really lived up to expectations and we've already had clients who travelled last February half-term book up for next season! Our advice would be to pack sun cream and plenty of layers - be prepared for sunshine and colder weather!
Here are some unedited webcam shots of February half-term 2019...
Val Thorens, 19th February 2019
Les Arcs, 20th February 2019
Tignes Le Lac, 20th February 2019
La Rosière, 20th February 2019
Ready to book your half-term ski holiday?
If you're thinking of taking a ski holiday in February 2020 to take advantage of the excellent mid-season ski conditions, do get in touch. You can book now for a super-low deposit of just £200 - that's per apartment, regardless of how many people!