Thrifty Travelling: Study Break Snow!

Feeling inspired after all the Winter Olympics action in Pyeongchang? Think you have what it takes to be the next Mikaela Shiffrin? A number of tour operators are offering last minute ski deals during study week that may just take your fancy!

*Prices valid as of 21/02/2018, based on four people sharing.

Travel Dates: 10th – 17th March

Residence Plagne Lauze ***

This three-star hotel, Residence Plagne Lauze, is located in Plagne 1800, La Plagne in the French Alps. With an outdoor heated pool and sauna, Residence Plagne Lauze is on the more luxurious side of most alpine accommodation! 7 nights self-catering accommodation, direct flights from Dublin and transfers to and from Lyon airport will set you back €358 per person. This excludes ski pass (€250) and ski and boots rental (€85).

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Tour available with DirectSki, for more information see:

https://www.directski.com/ski/france/plagne_1800/residence_plagne_lauze
Ribasol Ski & Mountain Park ****

Located in Arinsal and Pal, Andorra, Ribasol Ski & Mountain Park is a four-star self-catering apartment complex with excellent reviews on Tripadvisor. Offering spacious apartments with free Wi-Fi, the complex is ski-in ski-out – the nearest lift less than a minute away! Arnisal and Pal is on the smaller side but is perfect for beginner skiers – advanced skiers may take note that there are only 5 black slopes available. The resort offers an ‘improver ski bundle’ that includes lift pass, ski and boot hire and 5-day ski school for €335. 7 nights self-catering accommodation including direct flights from Dublin to Perpignan and return transfers to the resort is €379 with DirectSki.

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Tour available with DirectSki, for more information see:

https://www.directski.com/ski/andorra/arinsal_and_pal/ribasol

Kolpinghaus Apartments ***
Kolpinghaus apartments are located in Kitzbühel, Austria, a mere 2-minute walk from the village centre. The nearby local ski bus stop will transport you to all of the major lifts in the Kitzbühel/Kirchberg region, which is home to numerous black and red slopes – ideal for more experienced skiers. For those looking to relax after a long day on the slopes, the complex is home to a pool, sauna and Jacuzzi. Topflight Holidays are offering 7 nights self-catering accommodation, return flights from Dublin to Salzburg, transfers to and from the resort and a 20kg bag allowance for €409. Economy skis and boots are an additional €159 and lift passes start at €266.

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Tour available with Topflight Holidays, for more information see:

https://www.topflight.ie/ski-breaks/pkg/austria/kitzbuhel/kolpinghaus_apartments

Travel Dates: 11th – 18th  March
Planibel Apartments ***

Head to the Planibel apartments in La Thuile Italy which boasts ski-to-the-door access and is located right next to the resort’s lifts, gondola and ski school! Crystal Ski are offering 7 nights accommodation in these self-catering apartments, return direct flights from Dublin to Turin (including a 20kg baggage allowance) and return airport transfers by coach for €277. A 6-day lift pass and standard skis and boots rental pack is an additional €307.

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Tour available with Crystal Ski, for more information see:

https://www.crystalski.ie/package/italy/la-thuile/planibel-apartments/dub/20180311/7n/a4/c0/i0/s10/


Ciara Landy – LifeStyle Editor

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