Snowsports enthusiasts can currently save up to 30% on Christmas accommodation and up to 25% when booking lift passes and equipment rental in advance with Pierre & Vacances.

Clients concerned about the delayed start to last year’s winter can rest assured that they can claim their money back with the company's snow guarantee, which allows holidaymakers to cancel their holiday five days before departure and receive a full refund in the event there is not enough or too much snow.

The guarantee is restricted to ski areas located above 1,500m and to departures between December 19 and April 9, 2016.

As an example of prices, a seven-night stay in a one-bedroom apartment (sleeping four) at the five-star Arc 1950 Le Village costs from £1,334 (down from £1,936 saving 31%) based on a December 19 arrival.

Meanwhile, the operator has partnered up with La Folie Douce to bring a party package to the slopes. Currently available in four destinations (Val Thorens, Val d'Isere, Alpe d'Huez and Meribel), the ‘Folie Douce’ package costs 70 euros per person and includes Folie Douce goodie bag and accessories, two meals and some drinks at La Folie Douce bar. A new family package and kids' ski programme have also been introduced.

A ‘liberty pack’ offers five-star childcare services in selected Premium resorts and residences (Flaine, Avoriaz and Arc 1950), where children aged two-13 are looked after by a team of professionals who will introduce them to a range of indoor (creative arts, music workshops) and outdoor (snowshoe walks, Olympics, igloo building) activities.

Packages cost from 80 euros for the week and include six childcare sessions of three hours each. Packages that include ski instruction are also available for children aged five -11 in a selection of resorts, with packages costing from 284 euros including ski school, lunch and a selection of activities.

To book or for further information visit or call 0870-026 7145.

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