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Ski Specialist Sees Booking Boom

The growing number of low-cost airlines serving European ski resorts for the 2005/06 season has led to a 33% increase in early bookings, according to ski specialist Alpine Tracks, which is currently expanding its Portes du Soleil programme to meet demand.The company, which offers hotels and its own chalets in Europe and the USA, is already increasing its allocation in the key resort of Morzine by 20%, together with the expansion of its programme in Champoluc, Breckenridge and Geilo.Ê

  Duncan Gilroy, managing director of Alpine Tracks, said: “This season has seen airlines such as easyJet expand their winter flight programme into Geneva, resulting in an upsurge in demand for both chalet and hotel accommodation across our French resorts.Ê This has had a knock-on effect to other areas, with more customers than ever booking early to secure the right elements for their holiday.”

  Established in 1998 Alpine Tracks is a family owned ski and mountain holiday specialist providing high quality winter and summer holidays in France, Austria, Italy, Norway and the USA.Ê The company’s 2005/06 brochure includes chalets and small hotels in a range of resorts,  together with flexible ski breaks from three-days upwards.

  Gilroy added: “The availability of low-cost flight prices earlier in the season also allows customers to spread out the cost of the overall holiday - flights and accommodation can be booked well in advance, leaving more time to budget for items such as ski passes or new ski gear in the run up to departure.”