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7 Post subject: Single Parent holiday 2012-13  PostPosted: Jan 13, 2012 - 02:15 PM



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Hi all, Im thinking about going away next season with my son, aged 8. Mum isnt into the winter sports scene like me, and the baby is to young right now! lol

Just wondered if anyone knows any good places, or best booking agent for this kind of trip? I know crystal ski offer discounts for single parents but I cant really see this so called discount.

There must be other parents in my position who have been abroad before.

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Post subject: RE: Single Parent holiday 2012-13  PostPosted: Jan 13, 2012 - 05:43 PM



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Budget , resort ideas etc will be helpful , where you are in uk , for cheaper flights etc , then several on here will be glad to offer helpa nd advice

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Post subject: RE: Single Parent holiday 2012-13  PostPosted: Jan 13, 2012 - 09:56 PM



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not on a tight budget, but not luxury lol. France would be nice. Ive only done Andorra and going to Pas with a mate in march.

Luton town.

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Post subject: RE: Single Parent holiday 2012-13  PostPosted: Jan 13, 2012 - 10:05 PM



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P&V website good for accomodation in France.

easyJet to Geneva, room for 2, job done!
 
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Post subject: RE: Single Parent holiday 2012-13  PostPosted: Jan 13, 2012 - 10:24 PM



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Well done that man - bet your lad is mega excited? Can't wait to do this myself with mine Smile

There are a few family-oriented TOs that I've seen over the years, but I suppose you lad is going to be out with you so care services and what not.

Resort-wise I could imagine Les Gets would be ideal because it has a lot of cruisey blues and a good selection of beginners slopes. I went with Alpine Elements to LG and had a great time - basic accommodation, not the ritz, but it served its purpose as somewhere to eat and sleep. There were a couple of families on our flight with kids ranging from babies to teens who all came back saying they really enjoyed the resort.

Probably worth googling family ski holidays or something and working from there.... Smile
 
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Post subject: RE: Single Parent holiday 2012-13  PostPosted: Jan 14, 2012 - 09:09 AM



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cheers for you help guys, im looking on P&V now,

Lets Gets sounds like a good option, yeh he will be sking with me, hes pretty good for his age.

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I took Jake to Sauze d'oulx, Italy, about 6 times when he first started, big area part of the milky way, not sure now, but free lift passes for kids (reason I went) its pretty cheap, shortish transfers from Turin, we went by train to Oulx then got a taxi to resort. One trip i slipped a rep (from one of the large operators) a few euros and got a coach from the airport to the resort. Its not the prettiest of resorts, but we had some good trips there.
I've always travelled independently but a few tour operators go there.
The Italians are great with kids, the kids like the food and its quite easy for kids to pick up a few words of Italian.

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Try Mark Warner. I've only used them for summer holidays, but I can't recommend them highly enough. Not the cheapest but the service is fantastic and they specialise in families & kids. They take the kids to & from the lessons, feed them & have great child care.

I took my 2 (7 & 11) to Lapland last Jan and they loved it. The nursery slopes at Yllas are excellent and it's very quiet (only 3 in their lesson group).
 
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Know quite a few single parents and generally they have to pay the first child as an adult unfortunately on a package holiday, I would look at booking separately for everything and see if it works out cheaper. I know Austria do a free kids pass if they are under 10 if there is a full paying adult.

Ditch the France idea and go for Austria......of course I'm not biased in any way Very Happy
 
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If you're driving, then Morzine, Les Gets... If you're flying then you have a wider choice. I took my daughter snowboarding a few years back to Morzine although we flew and hired a car at half term and stayed in a 4* hotel. Cost me a small fortune, but well worth it.

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