Get More Winter with the Biggest and Best

STORY BY Patrick Thorne

Crystal Ski Holidays, Britain’s largest ski holiday company with more than 30 years’ experience, is there to make sure you get the most out of your winter. They’re all about giving you support with easy access to their expertise and knowledge before, during and after your holiday, should you need it.

That’s because the team behind Crystal are just as passionate about skiing as you are, and love the mountains just as much as you do. It’s all part of the reassurance they offer.

Crystal is offering holidays to a remarkable 126 resorts across 13 ski countries this winter. They also offer a huge range of accommodation styles – from half-board hotels to catered chalets and B&Bs for you to choose from. In fact, all this choice means you can design your holiday to suit you – with as much or as little input from Crystal as you like


Crystal have created a free app to help you make the most of your time on the mountain. Their free-to-download Crystal Ski Explorer app is packed full of useful information written and created by their team. Features include piste maps, snow conditions, a ski route planner on the slopes, live lift info in some top resorts and a six-day weather forecast so you can plan your week ahead. It’s like having the mountain in your pocket.

Equally, before you fly out or when you’re in resort, you can get in touch with Crystal staff via phone, email or Twitter at any time. If the ski season is underway, most of the resorts have reps based there, contactable 24/7, in case you need anything during your trip or just a bit of advice or information before you’ve even booked.


All their holidays include flights, accommodation and transfers, and they can organise all ski extras too, including lift passes, ski and snowboard equipment and tuition at the best prices, again making your holiday the best value and as stress-free as possible for you. In short, you create your holiday with Crystal, rather than Crystal creating it for you.

Some people still gamble on the insecurity of travelling independently because they think they’ll pay less, but that’s rarely the case when you factor in all the little bits that make up your overall ski holiday cost.

For example, Crystal offer some great-value bundles that roll up some in-resort aspects of your holiday into one low-priced package which you can pre-book, both saving money overall and locking in the price in pounds sterling. These include great deals on your lift pass combined with standard skis or snowboard rental.


If you’re new to skiing, Crystal offer a ski or board package which includes everything you need to get on the mountain. That’s six days of ski or board hire, and boots, your ski or snowboarding tuition and your lift pass for one low price. You simply add your first-time ski or board package on the Extras page when booking your holiday.

There’s a similar deal with the same aspects included (which could otherwise cost many hundreds of pounds if you tried to book separately in some resorts) if you are an improver and are no longer a first-time skier or boarder but want to improve your skills. It also includes tuition, rentals and lift pass and is also very competitively priced.

Finally, it’s important to know that Crystal’s holidays are accessible to all ages and abilities, whether you’re a first-timer or a seasoned pro, and with flights from 22 UK airports you don’t need to go far to start your holiday either.

New Destinations This Winter


Crystal are constantly on the search for the best places to ski, and this season they have introduced three new resorts to discover. This winter new options include family-friendly Vemdalen and Åre in the beautiful, unspoilt landscape of Sweden, and Heavenly on the California-Nevada state line above Lake Tahoe in the USA.

Get more winter at or call 0208 6103135










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