To have a reasonable choice of where to stay, when and how to get there this winter it makes sense to book between now and November. Tour operators are offering some great ski deals this winter and we welcome the all-inclusive holiday trend – wonderful for families and those on a tight budget who want to know what they’re getting…without any hidden surprises.
If you’re prepared to leave booking until nearer the time you may save money – but be prepared for disappointment if you miss out on the holiday you want.
On this weekly post we feature our choice of the best ski deals available from a variety of tour operators. Make sure you also check out the offers pages on tour operator websites, and don’t forgot the likes of igluski.com, ifyouski.com, and Snowfinders. Check also our features on airline luggage allowances and driving.
Here are our top ten ski deals this week:
£218pp including a lift pass in Termignon with Peak Retreats
Stay at the three-star Les Balcons de la Vanoise, at the foot of the slopes in Termignon/Val Cenis. The price is from £218pp (was £239pp) for seven nights self-catering based on four sharing a two-bedroom apartment in January. Price includes Eurotunnel crossings for one car and passengers, and lift passes for the Termignon/Val Cenis ski area. Visit Peak Retreats for more information.
£459pp in Solden with Ski Total
Stay seven nights in Chalet Hotel Hermann in Solden, commencing December 16, for £459pp (was £599pp). The price includes Gatwick to Innsbruck flights, resort transfers, and seven nights’ catered accommodation. Other money-saving deals on offer are a 2-for-1 lift pass saving £185 per couple, 2-for-1 ski hire saving £145 per couple and three days’ free ski hosting. The total savings add up to £315pp. Visit Ski Total for details.
Fish&Pips 5% reduction in Meribel and Val d’Isere
There’s now a further 5% off the cost of a chalet in Meribel and Val d’Isere, with prices from £303pp (was £325pp). This is based on catered accommodation from December 8, with free-flowing wine and beer, but does not include flights or transfers. A Three Valleys or Espace Killy adult lift pass is also available for 115€, which is 40% off your ski pass. Bookings available on a sole occupancy and room by room basis. Details from Fish&Pips.
£100 discount in all chalets with VIP
Book before the end of October to save £100pp on seven dates throughout the season. The discount applies to bookings in all chalets for departures on January 6, 13, 20 and 27, February 3, March 17, and April 14. For example, seven nights from January 20 at the Hotel Monjola, St Anton is now £979pp (was £1079pp) and includes Gatwick flights, coach transfers, catered chalet accommodation. For more information contact VIP.
La Tania from £455pp with Alpine Elements
Stay in the Hotel Montana in La Tania, with a swimming-pool and spa facilities. It now costs £454.50, with an extra 10% discount (was £595pp). Free lift passes still available for some dates, including Christmas and New Year. Fly from Gatwick (other airports available) on December 16 for seven Nights, other dates are also available. Details from Alpine Elements.
Sainte Foy for £148pp with Erna Low
Save 15% on a week’s self-catering in Sainte Foy during February in the brand new L’Etoile des Cimes, sleeping six. The price is now £148pp (was £169pp) and includes return Eurotunnel crossings, departing February 2. More information from Erna Low.
Cervinia for £565pp with Crystal Ski
Spend a week in three-star Hotel Petit Palais in Cervinia, all-inclusive (breakfast, packed lunch, afternoon tea and cakes, evening meals and free drinks) for £565pp (saving £84pp), with departure on December 16 from Gatwick to Turin, and airport transfers. More details from Crystal Ski.
2 for 1 lift pass offer from CK Verbier
If you book either Chalet Kernow or Bella Coola in Verbier for the week commencing January 20, you will receive two lift passes for the price of one. You can save up to 2485CHF on Four Valleys six-day passes for a full group staying in Chalet Kernow (sleeps 14) and up to 1775 CHF off the price of lift passes for a full group in Bella Coola (sleeps 11). There’s also 25% off short breaks, such as staying in Chalet Kernow from Sunday March 10 to Tuesday March 12 at 9000 CHF. Further details from CK Verbier.
Pre-Christmas in St Anton at £1592 for a family of four
Chalet Pepi Gabl in St Anton is available for £398pp for the pre-Christmas week starting December 16. The chalet is next to the Nasserein gondola and within 50m of the home run. This is based on a family of four (two adults and two children aged two to ten years) at £1,592 (was £1,792). The price includes return Gatwick to Innsbruck flights, resort transfers, children’s ski hire, children’s evening clubs, babysitting every night, and seven nights’ catered chalet accommodation. Esprit Classic Child Care is available from £199 for a week of exclusive Esprit ski lessons. Go to Esprit Ski for details.
Save 20% with Ski Collection in Les Orres
Stay at the three-star Les Terrasses du Soleil d’Or, at the foot of the slopes with an indoor swimming-pool. Prices from £275pp (was £300pp) for seven nights self-catering based on four people sharing a two-bedroom apartment. Price includes Eurotunnel crossings for one car and passengers (free FlexiPlus upgrade) and lift passes. The deal is for January and bookings need to be made before October 15. Visit Ski Collection for details.