French Alps debut as new destination from Cambridge for Winter 15/16


Leading tour operator Inghams adds the French Alps to its range of expanding holiday options from Cambridge International Airport.


Leading specialist and snow sport travel company Inghams has expanded its range of holidays direct from Cambridge International Airport.  New to the company’s Winter 2015/16 ski brochure is a weekly flight to the French Alps on Saturdays, from mid December 2015 to end of March 2016. 

The new direct winter flights to Chambery Airport take less than two hours from Cambridge and the airport is well located for world renowned ski areas including the ‘Paradiski’, ‘Espace Killy’ and ‘Three Valley’ ski areas.  With shorter transfer times to resorts and short check-in and waiting times at Cambridge, East of England skiers and snowboarders will enjoy more convenient travel to the French Alps as well as Ingham’s wide range of resorts and accommodation.

Resorts offered from Cambridge feature some of the best skiing and snowboarding in the world, from beginners’ level to intermediate and advanced, at Alpe d’Huez, Courchevel, La Plagne, La Rosiere, Les Arcs, Les Deux Alpes, Meribel, Tignes, Val d’Isere, and Val Thorens. 

A firm favourite for its excellent customer service, in-resort care and high quality holiday options, Inghams features an unsurpassed range of self-catering, bed & breakfast, half and full board hotel accommodation. Inghams also offers its own range of exceptional, exclusive catered chalet and chalet-hotel holidays which are ideal for couples, families and groups alike.  These properties offer great value-added benefits such as free WiFi, hearty skiers’ breakfasts, afternoon snacks and excellent four or five-course evening meals with complimentary wine. Most are also in perfect ski-in ski-out locations, offering the best slope-side access to the pistes. 

“Inghams is an excellent travel company and we’re delighted to see another new destination”, commented David Surley, head of business & route development at Cambridge International Airport.  “We know they’ll be delighting East England based customers from Cambridge this winter with an outstanding range of ski and snowboard holidays to the French Alps – home to some of the finest slopes and some of the most famous and popular snow-sport resorts, just a short flight away.”

Peter Moor of Inghams Holidays welcomed the new winter flights from Cambridge, saying “this is where Inghams excels; offering customers excellent, friendly service at convenient local departure points. Flying from Cambridge is both relaxing and enjoyable, it’s so easy to reach from all over East England with terminal-side car parking and none of the hassle.  Plus, with shorter resort transfers arriving at Chambery, the new flights are ideal for quick access to our many French Alps resorts and the fantastic skiing and snowboarding on offer.  We know this will be a popular option for Cambridge and East Anglian travellers and we’re very happy to be adding another new destination.”

Inghams’ outstanding added-value deals for this winter include “2-for-1” on ski and board hire on all chalet and chalet-hotel holidays booked by 30 September 2015, “2-for-1” on lift passes in Les Deux Alpes, “buy-one-get-one-half-price” lift passes in Tignes and Val d’Isere, or multi-resort lift pass upgrades in La Plagne and Les Arcs.  For ultimate extra value try a “ski-inclusive” holiday at the Hotel Le Mottaret in Meribel which offers free lift passes, free ski and board hire, free boot hire, free lunches and free wine with evening meals.

Holidays can be booked online at and through all major travel agents including Fred. Olsen Travel located in the terminal at Cambridge International Airport.  Prices start from just £458 per person 7 nights self-catering in Courchevel.  A 3-star hotel-based holiday starts from £668 per person 7 nights B&B in Courchevel, or from £698 per person half-board in Les Arcs or Tignes, departing in January or February 2016.  Ski-inclusive packages at the 4-star Le Mottaret in Meribel start from £1228 per person full-board.  Child discounts of up to 25% for children 2-11 years and up to 10% for children 12-17 years are available.

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