Ski holidays in French and Swiss Alps for less

With terms like ‘credit crunch’ and ‘higher cost of living,’ ski holidays this winter are beginning to look like a luxury. But is there a way to still get your fix of snow without hurting your bank balance?

Erna Low Ski Holidays ( says “yes!”  British and travelers from all over the world can get a snow fix without breaking the bank.   Save considerably on your ski holidays by going on self-drive, self catered packages, rather than wasting your money on typical extravagant catered or all-inclusive chalet vacation options.

Save on winter ski holidays by using self-catering accommodations

Arc 1950Let’s do some of the math – and you’ll be able to see why self-drive and self-catered ski holidays can help you save on your winter vacation expenses.  

For example, for a family of 4 from the UK, a catered chalet including all flights and transfers in the Arc 1800 ski resort in the French Alps would set you back over £3000 or $4800. But, if you book the same accommodations on a self-catered basis with a return Eurotunnel crossing with Free FlexiPlus upgrade, factor in food*, tolls and petrol and you could save over £885 or $1400.  Other comparisons of similar accommodation showed the savings could be even more – over £2000 or $3200 in some instances.

“Self catered apartments are no longer what they used to be – with brand new luxury developments such as the 4* resort of Arc 1950, new top class residences and high quality renovations by companies such as Pierre et Vacances, you can find everything from a cozy studio apartment to a luxury 10+ person chalet-style apartment with free access to swimming pools, saunas and hot tubs,” says Becky Borrow, Head of Sales, Erna Low.

So this is the winter, consider taking a drive down to the French or Swiss Alps or the nearest ski resorts in Canada or the US to save on the high costs of flights.  

From the French Alps to the Swiss Alps!

Swiss AlpsWith an average journey time of 10/12 hours from the UK, the Alps are not as far away as they may seem – allow for check in times, waiting for your luggage, getting to and from airports at either end and flying doesn’t necessarily get you there any faster.  Plus, with our FREE upgrade to the Eurotunnel FlexiPlus ticket, you have the flexibility and comfort of travelling in your own car and taking the journey at your own pace if you’re traveling from the UK.   

Switzerland is rising quickly up the popularity ladder amongst Erna Low’s faithful clients since the introduction of several new, top quality apartment complexes in the Swiss Alps.  With a growing number of beautifully appointed, self catered residences, skiers are making the leap from the traditional French resorts over the border to Swiss resorts such as Champery, Laax and Nendaz.

After 76 years in the industry, Erna Low is committed to offering the highest quality holidays at the lowest prices and its knowledgeable and friendly sales team will find something to suit everyone’s requirements. With a superb selection of accommodations and resorts, great discounts available on non-peak dates and the flexibility to allow you to book as much or as little as you need, maybe this is the year to give self catering a try!  

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