LONDON, June 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
The 2011/12 ski season was one of the best in recent years, with record snowfall across much of Europe. Now, Monarch Airlines are giving snow sports fans the chance to enjoy the next winter season for even less.
Monarch will be adding Friedrichshafen, Munich and Grenoble flights to their European network this autumn, marking their first venture into the ski market. Alongside existing routes to Verona and Venice, these new destinations will offer skiers and snowboarders access to the best resorts across the Alps and Dolomites.
Munich flights will commence on 21st September from London Luton, Birmingham and Manchester airports, with the Friedrichshafen and Grenoble routes opening across the country shortly afterwards.
Monarch's affordable flight options will take British tourists directly to some of the best ski resorts in the world, from Les Deux Alpes in France and Zürs in Austria, to Zugspitze in Germany.
Les Deux Alpes
66.87 miles/ 1 h 34 mins from Grenoble Airport
Les Deux Alpes is a long and narrow village hidden in the southern Alps, and offers a remote escape from everyday life. Modern facilities are balanced with a traditional atmosphere for an exhilarating experience in comfortable surroundings. A six-day pass covers the slopes at La Grave, Serre-Chevalier and Alpe-d'Huez, which can be accessed quickly via helicopter. The higher slopes benefit from good snow from a glacier section, and offer spectacular views of the icy valleys.
75 miles/1 h 21 mins from Friedrichshafen Airport
Zürs is loved by winter sports enthusiasts from across the world, who visit this mountainous village every season to enjoy over 250km of piste. The 'Arlberg Ski Circus' lift pass also covers the neighbouring resorts of St. Christoph, Lech, Zug, Stuben, St. Anton, and Sonnenkopf. Gentle nursery slopes beside the village centre are ideal for beginners, whilst a series of challenging black routes will test more experienced skiers. Off-piste, the resort offers delicious après ski dining and lively nightlife.
95 miles/1 h 50 mins from Munich Airport
At 2100m, Zugspitze is not only the highest mountain in Bavaria - it's also the most snow-sure. This world-class resort is the crowning jewel of the Garmisch-Partenkirchen's ski area, and offers easy access to the famous Kandahar Olympic downhill run at Alpspitze. Experience skiers and snowboarders can enjoy cross-country routes across avalanche-safe backcountry, which benefits from snowfall from early autumn to late spring.
For more information contact Robert Foulkes atRobert.Foulkes@Monarch.co.uk, or on +44-(0)1582-398122
SOURCE Monarch Airlines