Skiing dopers - please help!

My family are going skiing in Les Gets (French Alps) in Feb next year (15th-21st). I really want to go but can’t afford the £1200 package they’re on.

Do any of you guys know of any cheap hostels in the area? Or more broadly, any advice on how to have a budget skiing holiday in the French Alps?

Any (sensible!) ideas would be much appreciated!

P.S. I can’t ski so would probably want to factor in some basic instruction. Would snowboarding be cheaper?