It is never too early to start thinking about next year's family ski holiday. If you are planning to take your family away on the French Alps slopes next winter 2017/18, you may well need to book with consideration of the British and French (and beyond) school holidays. To help make advance planning easier, Ski Collection have put together the dates for you below.


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)

Let's compare these dates to the 2017/18 French school holiday dates...

French School Holidays

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 the School Holidays Europe site.

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

Peak Dates

Christmas skiing 
23rd December 2017 (most European countries are on holiday this week too) 

New Year skiing 
30th December 2017 (most European countries are on holiday this week too) 

Half term week skiing 
10th February 2018 (this will be one of the main weeks for the whole of France and other European countries) 

Easter skiing 
31st March 2018