Planning a ski holiday: School holiday dates for winter 2016/17

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 2016/17, 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 2016/17 - Main Scheme

Christmas & New Year School Holidays

Sat 17 Dec 2016 - Mon 02 Jan 2017 (starting earlier for some private schools)

February Half Term

Sat 11 Feb 2017 - Sun 19 Feb 2017 or Sat 18 Feb 2017 - Sun 26 Feb 2017 (please check before you book)

Easter School Holidays

Sat 01 Apr 2017 - Sun 16 Apr 2017, Sat 08 Apr 2017 - Sun 23 Apr 2017 or Sat 15 Apr 2017 - Sun 30 Apr 2017 (please check before you book)

Let's compare these dates to the 2016/17 French school holiday dates

France Christmas School Holidays

Zones A, B and C: Sat 17/12/2016 – Mon 02/01/2017 (same as UK and every other European country)

France February Half Term

Zone A: Sat 19/02/2017   Sun 05/03/2017
Zone B: Sat 11/02/2017   Sun 26/02/2017
Zone C: Sat 04/02/2017   Sun 19/02/2017

France Easter School Holidays

Zone A: Sat 15/04/2017   Mon 01/05/2017
Zone B: Sat 08/04/2017   Sun 23/04/2017
Zone C: Sat 01/04/2017   Mon 17/04/2017

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