Six great reasons to ski happy with Madame Vacances this winter

To celebrate its 25th anniversary of helping snow lovers create lifelong memories, Madame Vacances is offering independent travellers everything they need to enjoy a relaxing snowy break.

So, whether skiers are looking to treat the family, get away with friends or enjoy a romantic long weekend, the French ski accommodation specialist’s hand-picked selection of ski-in ski-out hotels, cosy chalets and self-catered apartments should keep everyone more than happy.

  1. New: Kids ski free: Families can enjoy an early Christmas gift this festive season, with children under 18 entitled to a free snow escape on the same basis as their parents this winter, whether on a B&B, half board or all-inclusive basis. And Madame Vacances is even throwing free ski hire for the under 18s into the bargain. Anyone enjoying an Alpine adventure to the high altitude resorts of Méribel-Mottaret and Les Deux Alpes before 28 December can take advantage of this family-friendly offer when staying in two of the operator’s most well-located properties; the recently renovated ski-in, ski-out Hotel Le Mottaret and the stylish Hotel Ibiza, complete with family suites and an indoor pool. To ‘unwrap’ the promotion simply quote code KIDS when booking. Prices for a family of four taking advantage of this offer at the Hotel Ibiza start from £458 (£114.50pp). The price is for 7 nights’ B&B, arriving 10 December.
  2. Goodbye changeover day: Unlike many ski operators, Madame Vacances encourages customers to choose how many days they would like to holiday in a destination as well as what day it would suit them most to arrive. So it’s goodbye changeover day jams and ski lift queues and hello to better-value flights and winter-snow holidays exactly the way each individual holidaymaker wants them, whether travelling for two or 20 nights.
  3. Flexible payment options: To help spread the cost of holiday-planning, the independently-owned holiday company is offering customers the chance to pay in three instalments – for no extra charge. Simply put down 15% of the holiday cost at the time of booking, with the second 15% instalment not due until two months before travel, and the balance a month before arrival, it’s never been easier to plan a well-deserved break.
  4. 26 snow-sure resorts across Europe: Madame Vacances’ local knowledge ensures they can match travelling style, budget and ski experience to the place that’s perfect for each customer. With over 25 incredible resorts to choose from across the Alps, from the legendary après-ski entertainment of Méribel and Les Deux Alpes to the family-friendliness of lesser-visited resorts such as Isola 2000 and Les Orres, beginner snow bunnies and powder junkies alike are in the best possible hands.
  5. Hassle-free ski holidays: Whether travelling by plane or train, the French operator can help ease guests into the holiday spirit by arranging transfers from Chambery, Lyon, Geneva and Grenoble with its MV Transport transfer service. And, with child seats and free ski or snowboard equipment transfer available, its flexible style is sure to get ski holidays off to the best possible start. Then, once they arrive, Madame Vacances’ dedicated in-resort staff are on hand 24/7 to deliver a stress-free time on the slopes.
  6. Prestigious portfolio for every budget: With an enviable mix of well-appointed ski-in, ski-out hotels, great value self-catered apartments and the Alps’ most inviting chalets, guests have four hotels, 11 chalet complexes and 23 holiday residences to choose from in prime resorts. This means skiers keen to take over their own en-suite chalet, such as the spacious new eight-bedroom Les Chalets de Méribel – which sleeps 15 in the heart of the resort with breath-taking views across the Three Valleys ski area – are just as well taken care of as families. And, for those in need of winter-holiday inspiration, Madame Vacances’ local experts have 25 years of experience helping match customers’ style, budget and ski experience to their perfect property and resort. Prices for a seven-night stay from 17 December in Les Chalets de Meribel start from £4,109. With the chalet sleeping 15 people, this equates to £273.93pp.

To enjoy the children ski free offer (quote KIDS when booking) or for more information call Madame Vacances on 01273 358 071 or visit