Flights and Transfers

There is a varied choice of flights departing from the main regional airports around the UK: Gatwick (LGW), Heathrow (LHR), Stansted (STN), Birmingham (BHX), Manchester (MAN), Bristol (BRS), Southampton (SOU) and Edinburgh (EDI). The exact flights available depend on the ski holiday operator in question.

Operators can sometimes buy in flights from other airports, when needed. In such cases, please be advised that we will require all group members' passport information at the time of booking. These types of flight reservations typically command a flight supplement.

Please check your relevant flight options with our dedicated Sales Consultants when booking your holiday.

Weekly Holiday Start-Dates

The majority of UK tour operators and chalet companies run their week from Saturday to Saturday or Sunday to Sunday. Some operators can also do weekend breaks or short breaks.

When special days like Christmas Day and New Year’s Day fall on the weekend, ski holiday operators move departure dates around so that holidaymakers don’t have to miss out on their celebrations. 

In 2016, Christmas Day will be on a Sunday and New Year’s Eve will be on a Saturday. To make travelling as easy as possible around these dates, operators have provided various departure dates and length-of-stay options for both festive periods.

Please call our Sales Team to find out what deals are currently available across these key dates.

Flight Tickets

Holiday operators usually send us the itineraries around 7-10 days before the departure date of the holiday. These will be sent on to the party leader's email address as soon as we have received them and checked that all the information on the itinerary is correct.

If you have booked a package holiday with charter flights included, please note that charter flight details are subject to change. This can include times, airlines and very occasionally destination airports.

Buying your own flights separately

If you want to book your own flights (and forego the tour operator's flights) you may also have to book your own transfers from the airport to the resort. Some operators do offer an independent travel discount when you arrange your own travel to the resort, and our sales staff will be able to discuss this with you in further detail when you are receiving your quote for your holiday. Some of our suppliers also offer properties without flights and/or transfers, leaving you free to arrange your own flights and/or transfers to resort.

Transfers: coach or private transfers

Package holiday prices typically include return airport transfers (between your overseas landing airport and your resort of choice), and transfers are normally by coach.

When the flight has landed and you have collected your bags and/or ski carriage from the baggage area, go through to the arrivals hall to find your uniformed Representative. They will welcome you and show you to the transfer coach that will take you to the resort.

Some operators can offer private transfers for the group if required; this would be at an extra cost to the group and is subject to availability.