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Ski holidays: 2007/2008 brochure preview

The number of Britons taking a skiing holiday continues to increase year-on-year.

As the 2007/8 season approaches, we look at what’s on offer in the latest ski brochures to hit the racks.

 

Crystal

The Ski Brochure

New for 2007/08:

  • Serfaus and Zell am Ziller, Austria
  • Levi and Yllas, Finland
  • Chamrousse, France
  • Cavalese, Italy
  • Nendaz, Switzerland
  • Ski weekends in Austria and France
  • Accommodation at the Icegloo Village in Austria
  • Family express transfers

They say: “With Crystal, you not only have more destinations to fly to, you have more UK departure airports to choose from.”

We say: The ultimate guide to skiing around the world, with great choice for all abilities at competitive prices.

Lead-in: £245 per person for seven nights’ self-catering accommodation at the three-star Konaci Apartments in Kopaonik, Serbia, including flights and transfers.

Contact: 0870 160 6040 | crystalski.co.uk

 

Thomson

Thomson - Ski and Snowboarding brochure 2007/8Ski and Snowboarding

New for 2007/08:

  • Chamrousse and Val Cenis, France
  • Salla, Finland
  • More offers of complimentary lift passes, kids places and free equipment for young skiers

They say: “We are offering more added value for our clients, combined with a top selection of resorts.”

We say: The brochure has a more modern and upmarket look while retaining prices that will help agents’ sales.

Lead-in: £199 per person for seven nights’ self-catering accommodation at L’Escale Holiday Homes in Le Grand Bornand, France. Price includes flights
and transfers.

Contact: 0870 606 1470 | thomsonski.co.uk

 

Inghams

Inghams - Ski and Snowboard brochure 2007/8Ski and Snowboard

New for 2007/08

  • Furano, Japan
  • Les Houches, France
  • Baqueira, Spain
  • Beret and St Johann, Austria
  • Free ‘Meet the Pistes’ service in 23 resorts
  • ‘Piste to Powder’ one to five-day clinics in eight resorts (from £48 per person)

They say: “Our new resorts and packages for this winter have been greatly influenced by what our clients have told us”.

We say: A new, easy look combined with a huge choice of resorts makes this a must-have brochure.

Lead-in: From £254 per person for seven nights’ self-catering at the Malina Village, Borovets, Bulgaria, including flights and transfers.

Contact: 020 8780 4444 | inghams.co.uk/ski

 

First Choice

First Choice - Snowsports and Snowsports Families brochure 2007/8Snowsports/Snowsports Families, December 2007 to April 2008

New for 2007/08:

  • Berwang and Fieberbrunn, Austria
  • Lake Bled, Slovenia
  • Premier Luxury selection of A-list properties
  • Fourteen-night holidays
  • Accommodation-only options
  • Kids Academy at the Hotel Snow Princess in Ylläs, Lapland

They say: “Our customers choices are being driven by quality, comfort and more than just skiing.”

We say: Two-in-one brochure, with a selection of family-friendly resorts on the flipside, makes this a good choice for kids learning to ski.

Lead-in: £249 for seven nights at the Vitranc Apartments in Kranjska Gora, Slovenia, including flights and transfers.

Contact: 0870 900 2120 | firstchoice.co.uk/ski

 

Neilson

Neilson - Ski and Snowboard brochure 20078Ski and Snowboard

New for 2007/08:

  • Galtür, Austria
  • Kicking Horse, Canada
  • Pregelato and Versciaco, Italy
  • Ylläs and Levi, Finland
  • El Tarter, Andorra
  • Six chalets in Sweden, Norway and France
  • A 14-day ski and rail safari in Canada
  • Heli-skiing in the Columbia Mountains.

They say: “Some 189 properties have child prices of up to 45% for two to 11-year-olds sharing a room with two paying adults.”

We say: Competitive prices on a range of resorts for first-timers and families to ski regulars and groups.

Lead-in: £305 per person for seven nights’ self-catering at the Saaga Apartments in Ylläs, Finland, including flights and transfers.

Contact: 0870 333 3347 | neilson.co.uk

 

Club Med

Club Med - Ski Villages brochure 2007/8Ski Villages

New for 2007/08

  • Renovated family ski village at Avoriaz, France
  • Refurbished Deux Alpes Village
  • Club Med Pyjamas Club evening childcare for kids aged four months to eight years

They say: “We had a big response to the winter preview programme so we have already had a high level of ski bookings for winter 2007/08.”

We say: Comprehensive brochure that will appeal to parents who want top skiing in family-friendly resorts.

Lead-in: From £699 per person for seven nights’ full-board at Arcs Altitude, France, including flights, transfers, ski passes, and group ski, snowboard or cross-country lessons.

Contact: 08453 676 767 | clubmed.co.uk

 

Panorama

Panorama - Ski and Snowboard 2007/8Ski and Snowboard

New for 2007/08

  • La Massana, Andorra
  • Bansko, Bulgaria
  • Group discounts at all properties

They say: “This is our widest programme yet, with free lift passes on selected accommodation and free child places available all season.”

We say: Good selection of resorts, added-value offers and low prices make this perfect for skiers on a budget.

Lead-in: £245 per person for seven nights’ self-catering at the Apartments Fausto’s in Vivigno, Italy, including flights and transfers.

Contact: 0870 750 5060 | panoramaholidays.co.uk

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