Crystal Ski Holidays 2023/2024
Cheap Ski Holidays With Crystal Ski
As one of the most popular ski tour operators in the UK, Crystal Ski offers a wide range of skiing holidays (and snowboarding holidays) to resorts throughout Europe and beyond. From budget friendly options like Andorra and Italy, to once in a lifetime escapes to Canada, the USA and Japan, there is plenty to choose from for your next ski holiday in 2023 and 2024. Better still, being part of the TUI Group, their flight inclusive package holidays are ABTA and ATOL protected.
Popular Ski Resorts With Crystal Ski
Guide To Crystal Ski
Part of the TUI Group of holiday brands, Crystal Ski holidays offers winter sports holidays to more than 120 resorts around the world, including popular destinations like France and Austria, as well as lesser known resorts like Finland and Japan.
Utilising both TUI Airways flights and other airlines like British Airways, during the ski season, you can fly from many regional airports including Edinburgh, Newcastle, Bristol and Manchester, giving you more options to get away in winter.
Flight and accommodation packages are ABTA and ATOL protected and usually include shared coach transfers from the airport to your resort. Seats and at least 20kg of check-in luggage is normally included as standard as well.
There are a number of extra bits and peices you'll probably want to add on to the cost of your holiday. Snowboard and ski carriage costs extra if you want to take your own, and you'll need lift passes too, which are usually cheaper when booking in advance. Other extras you can also organise include equipment hire which can be picked up locally, and if you're new to the sport, or you want to improve your technique, ski school can also be added on.
When booking far enough in advance (usually at least 12 weeks), and your the package includes flights with TUI, you can often secure your holiday with a low deposit of £100 per person. This gives you the flexibility to pay off the remaining balance monthly or over time, which can be great for family ski holidays or group holidays involving lots of people, and you need to get everyone's money together.
The Crystal Snow Promise
Just like on a summer beach holiday, the weather doesn't always play ball, which is why there's the Crystal Snow Promise. If in the 4 days before you travel, less than 10&percent; of runs are open, or your ski school lessons have been cancelled because of no snow (or a lack of snow), you can change your holiday fee free to another date. You can also upgrade to the Crystal Snow Promise Extra, which costs a little more, but gives you even more options for fee free changes close to departure. Additional terms and conditions apply.
There are many ways to save on your next Crystal Ski holiday with anything from discount codes to destination savings, depending on the time of year. For the best chances of saving money and snapping up a bargain, you should try and be flexible about where and when you go.
For example, at the start and end of the ski season, the snow quality might not be as good as peak times like January and February, making late November, early December and April much quieter times. That means the airlines and resorts are keen to fill their seats and rooms and could be discounts.
Crystal Ski discount codes are sometimes available, however, usually any promo codes are available and visible on the website as you browse. These can be anything from generic money off amounts, to destination or departure date specific offers.
Free Child Places
You can save money on a family ski holiday too with free child places which are also sometimes available with Crystal. Usually this is only to the biggest destinations, and with TUI flights as they better control over the costs involved. One free place is available with two full paying adults on selected ski packages.
Popular Ski Destinations
There are over 120 ski resorts to choose from, ranging from the more budget friendly like Bulgaria, to those once-in-a-lifetime ski experiences in Lapland. Here are a few of the popular ones:
Despite having slopes across two main ski areas, Andorra isn't always the first place that comes to mind for your perfect ski holiday but can have some great, budget-friendly deals. Places like Arinsal is ideal for beginners, so if it's your first trip and you don't want to spend a fortune, take a look at the cheaper options here.
France is the ideal all-rounder. With gorgeous alpine resorts and self catering chalets, there are plenty of accommodation options, and the resorts can vary from lively areas with great apres-ski and nightlife, to quieter resorts for a more relaxed vibe. Some of the most popular places to stay include Val Thorens, Les Deux Alpes, or if you want to enjoy views of Mont Blanc, head to Chamonix. You might find you'll fly into Geneva in Switzerland, to access some of the French Alps.
The Austrian Alps have long been a favourite for skiers and snowboarders looking for charming alpine villages and excellent family-friendly options. The slopes are at a lower altitude here but that doesn't stop the snowmaking machines.
As one of those bucketlist ski destinations, Canada is home to the Rocky Mountains, where you'll find the bulk of the options, like Lake Louise and Banff, but a closer option to Vancouver is Whistler. Over on the east coast, Mont Tremblant can be a great option in Quebec if you'd prefer to avoid the long flight times.
Places like Breckenridge and Vail in Colorado are some of the most popular areas to visit, however, you can also enjoy the piste in other parts of the USA like New England and California. Expect to pay premium prices though, as it can be much more costly to ski in America than Europe.
Types Of Ski Holiday
Whether it's your first ski trip, looking for a singles ski week, or you're a seasoned pro and you're heading out for one of the fantastic snow sports events, Crystal Ski holidays can help you get there, with a variety of options available.
Accessible Ski Holidays
If you or your group have additional needs or require adaptive equipment, don't fear. From helping organise airport assistance and airport transfers, to offering wheelchair accessible accommodation, equipment hire and lessons, Crystal Adaptive has you covered. Simply give them a call for support and advice in this area.
Family Ski Holidays
Ski holidays with kids are such a magical experience, so it's important to pick a family friendly resort and hotel. In certain resorts like Alpe d'Huez and Flaine in France, and La Thuile in Italy, Crystal Childcare is available between certain dates. Dates vary between resort so always check before you book. With a Pepi Penguin Nursery and Beanie Bear Club, when they aren't skiing, the kids will have a blast off the slopes. Plus there are children's ski schools, so you can be off doing your own thing too.
Luxury Ski Holidays
For a special occasion, upgrading to a luxury ski holiday is the perfect way to enjoy those extra little touches. Take a look at the Crystal Ski Finest Range for luxury hotels with spa treatments, outdoor pools, fine dining and much more.
Like summer holidays, there's nothing quite like having everything included, which is why an all inclusive ski holiday can be a great option, especially if you're watching your pounds. Along with your flights, accommodation and airport transfers, you'll get all meals included (in some places this might be a packed lunch), as well as selected drinks at meal times. Don't forget to add on things like lift passes and lessons.
Of course, it's not all about the skiing. Crystal offers snowboarding options too, with snowboard hire and snowboarding lessons. Some resorts also have snowboard parks so make sure to check them out before you book.