Perfect pistes, cheese and wine-based après fun, and a snug log chalet. Sound good? Add a roaring log fire and a mug of hot chocolate to the mix and we bet you’re wishing you were there right now. So sling your salopettes in a suitcase and book a spontaneous ski trip with easyJet holidays. Escape the persistent drizzle of good old Blighty and firm up those ski thighs on the slopes. It’s what winters were made for.
Book a last-minute ski holiday to the French Alps and we’ll have you whizzing down an alpine slope within hours of leaving home. Hugely popular with piste-loving Brits, the French Alps have got the lot. Powdery slopes, superb facilities, a buzzing après-ski scene - and the French grub isn’t too bad either! The carb-loaded tartiflette will see you refuelled and ready for another day on the slopes. Night owls will want to head for Chamonix, where the nightlife gets suitably lively. Grenoble is for hikers and scenery lovers and Les Menuires is ideal for families. Alongside the assorted slopes, there’s a host of fun activities for when you’re ready to kick off your ski boots and try another winter sport.
Ditch the same old slopes and bag a last minute ski deal to Bulgaria instead. Skiers and snowboarders in the know flock to these slopes every winter. Partly for a change of scene, but also for the excellent resorts and off-piste action. Après-ski fans will be pleased to hear that Borovets is packed with lively bars, where karaoke fans can bust out a tune or join the chic slope set in the glam cocktail lounges. Families can head to Bansko, where everyone can relax and soothe aching ski legs in the thermal springs, before flinging themselves headlong into the snow sports action at Balkans Fun Park. Competitive dads (and mums!) will want to check out Shiligarnika piste where you can pit your wits against other skiers. Race to the finish and head to the nearest cosy tavern, where you can relive your moment of glory with fellow holidaymakers.
Whether you’re forever on the piste or this is your first time on the slopes, Austria has a resort just for you. Challenging black runs, forgiving nursery slopes and everything in between can be found in this ski-lover’s playground. And, if you’re keen to do some sight-seeing in between downhill runs, there are plenty of off-piste attractions to keep you entertained. Get some athletic inspiration in Innsbruck. Twice the host of the Winter Olympics, the town’s festooned with monuments charting sporting glory. A trip to Salzberg will no doubt see you - and your very own family vonn Trapp - singing your way round the filming locations for The Sound Of Music. Picture postcard Austrian villages, top-notch après ski and hearty Tirolean cuisine. With welcoming bars and restaurants never more than a snowshoe away, you may even be tempted to leave your skis at home.