The luxurious new eco-friendly La Source Lodge in Samoens, France is offering a €100 (£90) discount on bookings for guests who travel from the UK by rail, coach or in a shared-car.
A second, additional €50 (£45) discount has also been announced for bookings on weeks commencing Jan. 10, 17 and 31 and Feb. 7, 2010 available to all, no matter how you choose to travel there. For British guests, this brings the price down to £565 for adults (or £655 if they fly or drive alone) and £365 for kids.
The price for your stay in what has been named the "best eco lodge in the Alps" by the Sunday Times and "one of the finest chalets in Europe" by The Guardian, includes five three-course organic, mostly vegetarian, dinners with wine; five homemade afternoon teas and cakes with a healthy option; and seven wholesome organic breakfasts. A Geneva airport transfer or Cluse train transfer are also included as well as local taxes and VAT.
La Source opened early this year in the unspoiled French village of Samoens, linked by modern gondola in to the giant Grand Massif ski area, but also a short distance from the still larger Portes Du Soleil which offers 650 kilometres of trails spread between a dozen resorts on either side of the French-Swiss border.
Guests also receive three 20-minute pre-breakfast ski-yoga classes, use of the wood-fired hot tub, organic linen, towels and basic eco toiletries.
Solo skiers are especially welcome and will nearly always have an interesting crowd to hang out with. Competent off-piste skiers often end up coming along on adventures including walking over to the nearby Porte du Soleil, dropping in and going to have lunch with the local Canadian ski guru who owns a bar there. Alternatively local guide Didiercan lead you on the Pas de Sales classic off piste run and rappel down a 65-metre ice fall.
La Source employs a very experienced nanny for young children who charges €10 an hour for families.