UK tour operator Ski Collection is offer clients travelling to the French Pyrenean resort of Cauterets in March and April a free airport transfer between Pau and Tarbes airport when flying in on the low cost carrier route from London Stansted airport.

Prices are from £256 for seven nights in a one bedroom apartment, sleeping up to four in Le Domaine des 100 Lacs (with swimming pool), through Ski Collection (0844 576 0175). Price is for accommodation - not per person - only. Self-drive packages with Eurotunnel are also available.

Cauterets has had an amazing snow season topping five metres (17 feet) of snow in mid-February following huge snowfalls of more than 160cm (five feet) which buried some of the resorts chairlifts, although the diligent resort staff dug these out overnight for skiers the next day. The resort received nearly three metres (ten feet) of snow in a week giving it one of the biggest bases in the world this season, and one of the biggest in its history.

The huge snowfall means the snow will be good well beyond the expected end of the season in mid-April, with the lifts running up to a snow sure 2500m.

Historic Pyrenéan spa town with a relatively new ski area located in a sunny bowl in the Cirque du lys. Après ski is mostly informal in hotels and bars. There are more than 60 restaurants, two discothèques and several first-rate restaurants. Other facilities include a casino, games rooms, squash courts, indoor tennis, and thermal baths.