easyJet, one of Europe's leading low-cost airlines, has launched new routes from London to the French airports of Lyon and Grenoble in time for the new ski season.

London Luton will see the return of services to Grenoble, which will commence Dec. 13, 2008. Fares are available now from £27.99 including tax one way.

The airline is also launching a new route from London Gatwick to Lyon, which will begin service Oct. 3, 2008. Fares are available now from £25.99 including tax one way.

Both Grenoble and Lyon Airport are popular arrival points for ski and snowboard enthusiasts heading to the French Alps for the world-famous areas of the Three Valleys, Espace Killy, and Gran Massif.

Grenoble offers easy access to Alpe d'Huez, Brides-les-Bains, Les Deux Alpes, Meribel and Valmorel, and many more, all within 1.5 hours of the airport.

Visitors flying into Lyon can head to Chamonix, Courchevel, Serre Chevalier, Val Thorens, Les Menuires, Montegenevre, and Avoriaz, all within 2.5 hours of the airport.

Another new easyJet route set to be popular with skiers is London Luton to Turin, offering easy access to the Italian Alps.