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Increased Flight Availability - Ski Season 2017/18!

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Published by Yasmin on Mon, 07/03/2017 - 16:27

 

 

From the 2nd of December 2017, British Airways are increasing their number of flights to popular ski destinations, and for prices as little as £39 each way. The best part is that skis up to 190cm and 23kg are free with checked luggage; so there’s no need to worry about hidden fees!

With new flights from Heathrow to Grenoble, access to the French Alps has never been easier. Grenoble is at the foot of the French Alps so is in a prime location to access some of our favourite French Ski Resorts. BA has also added more flights from Heathrow, which includes them doubling the flights to Salzburg from two to four. In addition to this; they've added weekly flights to Innsbruck. You can book these flights through the Erna Low holiday booking system – keep an eye on our website for further updates!

British Airways Chief Commercial Officer has voiced the news: “Turin and Grenoble are within easy reach of some of the world’s best ski resorts so we’re excited to be adding them to our Heathrow network. Our ultra-low fares will get our customers a round-trip to some of the hottest and coolest destinations in Europe for less than £40 and they can also carry their skis for free as part of their checked baggage allowance.”

Re-timed flights to Calgary will result in travellers being able to catch the public transport connection to Canadian ski resorts. This includes resorts such as Banff, which is just two hours away. Additionally, connecting transport to Lake Louise is also just a two hour trip.

So, you’ve booked your flight – what are your resort options?

Flights to Turin

Montgenevre

This relaxed resort has a great snow record, plenty of annual sunshine and is great for families, beginners and intermediates. Home to 400km of Franco-Italian slopes and breath-taking landscapes, this location is perfect for enthusiastic skiers and nature lovers.

Transfer time from Turin: approximately 1h 30m

Flights to Grenoble

Alpe d’Huez

This top-quality resort is known for its excellent weather conditions and extensive facilities, both on and off the slopes. Situated in the Les Grandes Rousses ski area, the resort is home to 250km of slopes and glaciers up to 3330m.

Transfer from Grenoble: approximately 1hr 15m

 

Chamrousse

As well as being a former Olympic village, it is also one of the most accessible resorts in the French Alps. Being only a 30km drive from Grenoble, this resort is perfect for families; offering plenty of easy blue and green slopes.

 

Transfer from Grenoble:  approximately 45mins

With many French Alps ski resorts being a maximum of 3 hours away, you’re spoilt for choice! Not sure which location best suits your holiday needs? Our friendly and knowledgeable team here at Erna Low can help you make that decision. Contact us here.

Flights to Innsbruck

St Anton

This charmingly traditional resort is located in the Tirol region. As well as having great skiing, the resort is well known for its lively après ski. St Anton is mainly suited for intermediate and advanced skiers.

Transfer from Innsbruck: approximately 1hr 15m

 

Ischgl

From November to May, Ischgl guarantees ideal winter sport conditions from snow-seekers and party-goers. It is perfect for all abilities of skier, as well as first time skiers in the group.

 

Transfer from Innsbruck: approximately 1hr

 

Flights to Calgary

Banff

Banff is a lively little town, with spectacular high mountain scenery. With plenty of stuff to do on and off the slopes, this historic town also offers vibrant nightlife; including well known bars and additional attractions.

Transfer from Calgary: approximately 2hrs

Lake Louise

Lake Louise offers a stunning backdrop of picturesque mountains, glaciers and lakes. Even though it has a selection of shops, bars and restaurants, it is a small quieter village in comparison to the nearby town of Banff (don’t fret – there’s a shuttle service that links the two if you fancy a lively evening!).

Transfer from Calgary: approximately 2hrs

 

With the increased number of flights available to some of our favourite ski destinations, now’s the perfect time to book your family holiday, or even a short weekend break this winter. With the great flight deals on offer and a range of perfectly suited resorts for all; we’re here to make sure you have an unforgettable holiday. Find your 2017/18 winter holiday here!

 

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