You don't have to be a teacher or parent of a young child to go skiing during the school holidays. The mountains are magical during Christmas and New Year with parties, fireworks displays and celebrations going on in nearly every resort (for more information read our see Christmas & New Year Insider's Guides).
Half term holidays offer a great opportunity to replace the usual doom and gloom of the UK in February with mountain air, fresh pistes and maybe even the odd vin chaud or two (we won't tell anyone if you don't!).
Going away at Easter will ensure more daylight hours and warmer temperatures. It's also the time of year for some fantastic mountain festivals*. If you're looking for more great reasons to go skiing, take a look a this great Insider's Guide.