Late ski breaks & spring festival getaways

Get set for a fun start to the season with

All is not lost for sports enthusiasts still hoping to get in a bit of skiing or boarding this year. With fresh snow reported across Scandinavia, Austria and North America*, there’s still plenty time for a last minute ski break. For those in-the-know, the car-free Swiss village of Zermatt offers guaranteed snow, with a glacier allowing for skiing 365 days a year. So pack your poles and boards now and visit HomeAway Holiday-Rentals, where there are still tons of apartments in Sweden, Austria or Switzerland to choose from in upcoming weeks.

Alternatively, make the most of the glorious spring sunshine and head off for a fun festival getaway at home or away. The largest arts festival in England, Brighton Festival Fringe, will entertain visitors with over 700 events during the first three weeks of May. Or just a short hop away, the Prague Spring International Music Festival offers the opportunity to watch a great range of plays and concerts by renowned musicians between 12th May and 4th June.

Whatever takes your fancy this spring, on you’ll find over 200,000 holiday homes worldwide for all kinds of budgets and holidays.

*Source: Skiinfo

Prices quoted are per property per night and correct for May at time of going to press.

Luxurious minimalist ski apartment in Zermatt

2 BEDROOMS, SLEEPS 6 - Located in the village centre near shops, restaurants and bars, this modern, minimalist-style apartment features a spacious living area and fully equipped, open-plan kitchen. There are also two separate bathrooms; one with hydro-massage shower and sauna cabin, the other with whirlpool bath. Perfect for relaxing those sore muscles after a day on the slopes!  

From £141 per night

Spacious apartment with spa centre in Ötz Valley Mountains

2 BEDROOMS, SLEEPS 6 - This traditional-style chalet offers several apartments including one with two bedrooms, large kitchen, steam showers and a big, sunny balcony. Set in a peaceful location, it’s the ideal base for skiing, hiking and relaxing getaways. The on-site ‘Spa Oasis’ offers aromatherapy, sauna, infra-red cabin, regeneration showers and a fresh Tyrolean mountain-water spring.

From £96 per night. Breakfast available from €8.50pp

Two level loft, 30 metres from Old Town Square in Prague

1 BEDROOM, SLEEPS 6 - This romantic, two level attic apartment of 90m2 is perfect for both couples and small groups of friends. Wooden spiral stairs, floors and original timber ceilings, coupled with carefully furnishings combine to give the apartment a unique, chic atmosphere. This apartment offers the elegance of a historical building with the comfort of modern facilities at great prices for both long and short stays. 

From £105 per night

Pretty apartment in Regency house with shared patio in central Brighton

2 BEDROOMS, SLEEPS 6 - This is a lovely two bedroom apartment on the first floor of Ivy House, a privately owned Regency house in Kemp Town, central Brighton. The apartment is at a very short distance from the city centre and the sea so everything can be easily reached on foot. There is an outside patio which is only shared with two other apartment owners. Certified Four Keys / Highly Commended standard.

From £125 per night