Easter Skiing Special

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This Easter, The Sloaney Travel Team will be reporting live from the slopes, so check out our Instagram, Twitter and Facebook pages for some action from the piste. Ahead of our 2024 Easter Skiing Special, we are previewing some of the activity that is taking place across Europe in the resorts over the coming weeks, including some last minute availability for those who are keen to book a trip…

Pictured: Chalet Iona, Le Villard, Les Allues, Méribel Valley is lovely for Easter Skiing holidays

Last minute availability in luxury chalets by Purple Ski

Purple Ski, the premier luxury chalet operator, is delighted to reveal its chicest chalets across the French Alps, all with availability this Spring. Springtime sees the Alps at their best – with sunny blue skies and plentiful snow – and those in search of a ski break at short notice can take full advantage of Purple Ski’s sensational offers, with up to 30% off selected dates.
Offering an exceptional portfolio of the finest luxury catered ski chalets across Méribel, Courchevel and Val d’Isère, each chalet within the Purple Ski collection – sleeping from eight up to 15 people – has been carefully hand-picked and offers first-class facilities and distinctive personality.
Guests of Purple Ski will enjoy a freshly prepared breakfast and afternoon tea each day and an extravagant four-course dinner six evenings out of seven, exquisitely prepared by a private chef. Fine chateau and domaine-bottled wines and unlimited champagne are also on offer to tantalise palettes.
All chalets have access to a full team of staff, daily housekeeping, an in-chalet ski and boot fitting service and a private chauffeured minibus, as well as a dedicated concierge service to cater to every guest’s wish. From organising private airport and helicopter transfers to restaurant reservations, ski lessons to childcare and the unique experiences which make a holiday extra special.

Set in its own secluded orchards, Chalet Iona offers unparalleled views across 13 pretty villages and settlements – stretching towards the Vanoise National Park and the magnificent Grand Bec mountain. With an open plan layout that is perfect for large groups and multi-generational families, Iona also has an annexe property for use – Chalet India – and can also be joined with Chalet William, and thus accommodating up to 20 guests in total.

A seven-night stay at Chalet Iona, Méribel starts from €20,152 (£17,244*) on a catered basis. For more information and to book, please visit

Spring skiing in Zermatt

Locals attest that March and April are the best months for spring skiing in the Matterhorn Ski Paradise (above Zermatt), Europe’s highest ski area. These months offer perfect snow conditions, well-groomed pistes and ample rays of spring sunshine. Visitors can unwind with a drink on a sunny terrace before heading back down to the car-free village. Zermatt has plenty of places to enjoy for those wanting to enjoy Easter skiing in Switzerland.

Family skiing in the Italian Alps

Courmayeur Mont Blanc, nestled in the Italian Alps, is thrilled to introduce the return of Family Easter Ski Week, scheduled to run from 25th March to 1st April 2024, tailored for children aged 4 to 13. Teaming up with Momentum Experiences and Archy Events, the premier ski destination, just 90 minutes from Geneva and Turin airports, has curated a week-long itinerary for families over the Easter holidays. From ski instruction and kids’ clubs to high-end cuisine, parents can relish moments of tranquillity while their children partake in an array of activities on and off the slopes. 

The resort works especially well for this incredible family experience, due to the compact area of the slopes as well as the children’s slopes being accessible for non-skiers too. Courmayeur’s Hotel Maison St Jean offers cosy and laid-back accommodations, complemented by a spacious swimming pool and rejuvenating spa facilities, ideal for families to unwind after an eventful day. Archy Events, renowned for its imaginative children’s programmes, has crafted an entertaining week for youngsters of all ages, collaborating with leading ski experts Momentum Experiences, known for orchestrating flagship events at the resort.

Ski and Chill in Val d’Isere

Making the most of its long season and impressive snowfall, there is no better place for Easter skiing than the picturesque French resort of Val d’Isère. With long sunny mornings and milder temperatures, the village is welcoming guests late into the season with Ski & Chill’, a full programme of cultural, musical and sports activities running from 13th April to 5th Mayalongside unmissable discounts such as 40% off ski passes from April 20th if you book your stay through Val d’Isère Réservation. Meanwhile, if you want to end the season on a high on the 27th of April partygoers can head to the iconic Folie Douce for a legendary apres-ski session with Paul Kalkbrenner, the award-winning musician and one of techno’s biggest stars. Paul will be playing on the terrace for an afternoon filled with sunshine, dancing and celebration, finishing the apres-ski season in true style!