NEWS : Skiing on a Family Budget with SUNÊLIA VACANCES in France
By: Sunelia Vacances
Finding an affordable family ski holiday is a challenge, but Sunêlia Vacances (www.Sunelia .com/en) – the leading holiday village company in France – can help. Choose between 2 crowd-free French regions - Les Orres, between Briançon and Gap in the southern Alps, or Bussang in the Vosges mountains - for a hassle-free, fun winter holiday within a realistic budget. Prices start from less than £12 per person per night based on 4 sharing a self-catered chalet for one week, discounts for reservations made by mid-November.
High-altitude Les Orres in the Hautes-Alpes has 100km of sunny pistes (17 lifts reaching 2720m) including gentle nursery slopes, challenging black runs and, upgraded and extended for the 2019/20 season, a thrilling snow-park: Sunêlia Les Logis d'Orres offers 2-bedroom chalets (up to 4 people on a self-catered basis) from £320 per week. Alpine-style chalets and studios located 200m from the chair lift, offer views over the valley and Lake Serre-Ponçon. Facilities include an indoor heated pool, table tennis, restaurant, bar and Spa. Resort facilities include skiing/boarding, tobogganing, snowshoeing, skating, shops restaurants and bars. Special: ski the exciting Pousterle pistse, the only official downhill course in the southern Alps. Open 14thDecember to 22ndApril. Fly to Grenoble, Marseille or Turin – all within 2½-hours' drive. Or go by train to Embrun via Paris.
Alternatively the peaceful setting of Bussang in the unspoilt Vosges mountains welcomes first-timers and cross-country skiers and non-skiers alike. Sunêlia Domaine de Champé's chalets start from £650 per week. Closest of the uncrowded Vosges ski resorts is Larcenaire, only 2 miles from the park and an ideal learning environment (5 days of ski school and lift pass for £121) with snowshoeing and tobogganing also available. Extensive onsite facilities include an impressive Spa, in- and outdoor heated pools, gymnasium and a bar, restaurant and disco. Open from 30thNovember to October 2020. Fly to Basel (1¼-hours' drive).
Prices quoted above are based on January departures. For Christmas week prices are:
• Sunêlia Les Logis d'Orres, from £473 (sleeps 4 in 2 separate bedrooms) arriving 20thDecember
• Sunêlia Domaine de Champé, from £775 (sleeps 4 in 2 separate bedrooms), arriving 21stDecember
Sunêlia Vacances is known throughout France for its excellent locations, high-quality self-catered accommodation ranging from simple studio apartments to luxury designer lodges, great dining options and its friendly, feel-good ambience.