Recent seriously cold weather may have made getting to work difficult, and you might be fed up of wearing winter woolies, but it does mean plenty of snow on the slopes for ski addicts. Most resorts across Europe received some fresh snow last weekend (5cm in Val d'Isére), giving a good cover of powder snow with more expected this weekend. With temperatures set to drop once again, the outlook is good for some fantastic conditions on the pistes.
If you’re prepared to get your ski gear together in a rush, check out the lastminute.com website. They’re offering some great deals, with up to 50% of ski holidays for the remaining two weeks of January, in their ‘Happy Winter Sale’. Amazing resorts include 3* Bulgaria from £189, 3* France from £119 and 3* Andorra from £149. It’s almost as cheap as staying at home!
And the great thing is, there are offers to Europe's top ski resorts from many local UK airports so you don’t necessarily have the hassle of getting to London. For example Manchunians can fly from Manchester to Bulgaria or Austria for seven nights self-catering from £169, with holidays from Leeds and Newcastle to Austria or France starting at the same price. Ski holidays to France and Bulgaria from Birmingham and Nottingham are even cheaper, with prices starting at £149. Or if you’re from Glasgow and fancy a trip to the Slovenian slopes, you’ll find a deal from £209.
So prepare your credit card, pack your gear and get ready to hit the pistes!