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This winter sees Inghams, the winter sport specialists celebrate their 75th anniversary and as part of their plans to celebrate, Inghams have a number of events planned for the forthcoming season.
From Bristol Airport Inghams offer direct ski flights to Toulouse-Andorra, Salzburg and Innsbruck-Austria, Sofia-Bulgaria, Kittila-Lapland and Geneva for both Swiss and French ski resorts. So whatever level of skier you are Inghams has the destination for you direct from Bristol.
Lapland in winter is a magical experience. A scenic winter wonderland located deep inside the Arctic Circle. Blanketed in snow from December to April, reindeer far outnumber people here, and snow-laden trees form bizarre sculptures in a vast silent landscape.
Inghams have offered holidays to Lapland since 1997 and operates a hugely successful programme which runs from the 6th of December 2009 to the 28th of February 2010. Over the last 12 years, Inghams has established a strong presence in Lapland with an extensive programme to the resorts of Levi, Yllas and Saariselka. Ideal for families with short transfer times of just 20 minutes to Levi and one hour to Yllas from the airport. The skiing is perfect for first time skiers or those looking to combine some skiing with other activities such as husky dog safaris or snowmobiling.
With a wide choice of accommodation on offer, guests can choose from a host of three and four star hotels to cosy idyllic high-quality modern log cabins with open fire places and private saunas as well as fully catered chalets, the perfect choice for a relaxing holiday.
Skiing- Lapland offers uncrowded snow-sure skiing that is perfect for families and first time skiers with special Learn to ski or snowboard packages available in all resorts with prices starting from £165 per adult and £143 for a child and includes a 7 day lift pass, 7 days equipment hire and 5 days tuition (Saariselka).
Snowmobile safaris- experience an exhilarating 25km ride through beautiful scenery, pine forests and frozen lakes. Snowmobiles are fun and easy to ride on your own or sharing with a passenger. Children either share with an adult or are towed in a snow-covered pod behind the guide. Prices start from £78 single or £50 two sharing, child £13 ( Levi).
Reindeer safari- meet Rudolph and his friends deep in their silent forest hideaway, hear about their way of life and enjoy a romantic reindeer-led sleigh ride for one and half kilometres across the snowy landscape. Prices start from £27 per adult and £18 per child (Levi).
Husky safari-visit our enthusiastic huskies in their scenic wilderness home then let them whisk you away through the sparkling winter landscape. Enjoy a two kilometre dog-sled ride Prices start from £35 per adult and £ £22 per child (Yllas).
In search of the Northern lights (Aurora Borealis)- considered to be one of the seven natural wonders of the world. Potentially, when skies are clear during the darkest months from December to April you might be lucky and witness the mesmerizing, swirling spontaneous light shows illuminating the night sky. Something you will never forget.
Other activities include Ice-fishing, Ice karting, Icelandic horse riding, Snowshoe walks and tobogganing.
In the resorts of Levi and Saariselka you can spend the night under the stars in a Thermal Glass igloo (book locally).
From the beginning of January you can visit the Famous Ice Hotel.
Visits to meet Santa
6 December to 02 January- Visit Santa at Santapark- enter Santa’s impressive underground grotto. Visit his Elves workshop and receive an Elf diploma, Post Office, Ice Gallery and Bakery with gingerbread decorating.
All season- Visit Santa’s Secret Hideaway-hidden deep in the forest. Candlelit and magical! Fun activities, private meeting with Santa, free photo opportunity and meet his reindeer.
Whichever time you choose to travel, Lapland offers a refreshingly different experience for families and couples alike, with direct flights from Bristol, short transfer times and the chance to visit Santa of course.
If you are looking for gentle well-groomed pistes, fun après-ski and value for money skiing, then Andorra is the right place for you.
Arinsal offers “All inclusive ski packs” with 6 day whole area lift pass, 6 day equipment hire and 6 days lunches from £185 per adult and £85 per child aged 6-11 years, helping you to budget for your holiday.
Well established as one of the best value destinations for beginners, Bulgaria’s resorts have enjoyed a ski transformation in recent years to offer modernised ski facilities and impressive new and refurbished accommodation.
With “Learn to ski packages” available from £126 per adult and £97 per child, this includes 6 days lift pass, ski and boot hire and tuition for 4 hours per day.
As one of Inghams’ most popular wintersport destinations, Austria’s mix of traditional villages and picturesque scenery has made it a long-standing favourite.
For first time skiers, book your holiday with Inghams and we’ll throw in the skiing for free!
In 2010 Freshers’ week will be running from 16th-23rd January 2010 and 20th to 27th of March 2010. Your lift pass, equipment hire and tuition is free in selected resorts- Alpbach, Ellmau, Obergurgl, Seefeld, Soll and Zell am See. This offer has a limited number of places and is on a first come first served basis to first time skiers only.
Justifiably the most popular destination for skiers from the UK. The ski areas here, are amongst the largest in the world, and typically provide efficient well linked lift systems that usually minimise time spent queuing.
In addition to the French run hotels, Inghams have a selection of catered chalets and Clubhotels offering buffet breakfast, afternoon tea and three courses dinners with FREE wine on 6 nights. Chalets can be booked exclusively for you to relax and unwind with family or friends.
The classic destination for your skiing holiday, Switzerland offers the perfect blend of fantastic skiing and snowboarding, atmospheric mountain restaurants, beautiful scenery and high standards of service and hospitality.
Verbier has a special 2 for 1 lift pass offer valid for departures on the 16/23rd of January 2010.
How to book
Visit www.inghams.co.uk or call into your local travel agent for more details on skiing with Inghams and any special offers that are available from Bristol International.
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