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CRYSTAL 2016/17 GUIDE IS OUT
Tuesday July 12, 2016 - Email this article to a friend

The UK's largest ski tour operator has new resorts, new flights, rail service transfers in Switzerland & much else besides. Just don't call it a brochure!

Crystal calls it 'Your Guide to the Mountain'. 

It dropped the word 'brochure' a few years ago as it sees it as old-fashioned and prefers a more factual and inclusive approach.

But, whatever the tour operator calls it, there are some mouth-watering offerings ahead for the season of 2016/17.

Including some prices freezes post-Brexit.

It runs to 220 pages with 129 ski resorts across the world and departures from 24 UK airports, St Pancras and Ashford rail stations as well as numerous ferry points.

WHAT'S NEW?

Four resorts: Sun Peaks in Canada; Levi and Ylläs in Finland; Hochsölden in Austria.

See here for earlier articles on PlanetSKI about the addition of Sun Peaks and the appearance of Hochsölden.

Crystal also has Direct flights from London Heathrow to Salt Lake City with Delta Airlines for Park City Resorts - see here for an earlier PlanetSKI article on the new route which could become a game-changer.

Other new flights include London Gatwick to Kittila with Thomson Airways for Levi and Ylläs; Aberdeen to Geneva with Easyjet and Norwich to Chambery with FlyBE.

Then there's  Crystal childcare in the Hotel La Brunerie, Les Deux Alpes. A Pepi Penguin nursery during the school term and a Whizz Kids Club for children aged 4-11 during school holidays.

And for those that prefer to ski and snowboard in Switzerland transfers from Geneva and Zurich airports to all Swiss ski resorts next winter will be by train instead of coach.

In Switzerland train is THE best way to travel in our opinion at PlanetSKI.

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Then there are a series of special offers and discounts available at the moment:

- 2-for-1 lift passes - save up to £333* per person.

Available in all European resorts for departures December 2016. Book by 20 July 2016. *Zermatt

- 1/3 off 'bundles'* - save up to £123 per person.

Available in all resorts in Andorra, Austria, France, Italy and Switzerland for departures December 2016 and January 2017, Thomson Airways flights only. Book by 3 August 2016. *bundle: lift pass, ski/board hire or ski/board carriage sold together.

- Crystal Ski Plus packages from £479* per person.

Includes flights, transfers, local lift pass, ski/board hire or ski carriage, a week's self-catering. Book by 30 November 2016. * Les Village du Bachart Apartments, Chamrousse, France, 7 Jan 2017, four sharing.

- Free child places throughout the season. Free ski equipment for children in over 60 resorts if an adult pre-books the same.

- Hotel Credit of up to €100 per adult in selected hotels. Book by 28 September 2016

- Lift-pass inclusive packages in Engelberg, La Clusaz and Chamrousse.

For all the details then see here.

See here for the main PlanetSKI news page with all the latest stories from the world of snowsports.

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