Now that it’s getting colder in the Alps, everyone’s thoughts are turning to snow and skiing. The race is on in Colorado to see which resort opens first, but at home it’s time to think about those pre-Christmas and Christmas trips while there are some good early ski deals available. To have a reasonable choice of where to stay, when to go and how to get therethis winter, it makes sense to book between now and November when we have deals flowing into our office daily.
In our weekly post we feature the pick of the 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 ifyouski.com, igluski.com, Ski Solutions, and Snowfinders. Check also our features on airline luggage allowances and driving.
Here are our top ski deals this week:
Ski Collection holidays in Paradiski from £534pp
If you book before October 31 you can save 20% on Christmas holidays in the Paradiski area. Stay at the four-star Savoyard Les Nereides in Belle Plagne, which offers doorstep skiing. Prices start at £534pp (was £609pp) for seven nights, self-catering based on four people sharing a one-bedroom apartment. Price includes Eurotunnel crossings for one car and passengers with free FlexiPlus upgrade and lift passes. Visit Ski Collection for more information.
£509pp to Ischgl with Ski Total
Spend seven nights in Chalet Hotel Abendrot, Ischgl, from December 16 for £509pp (was £729pp). The property is 50m from the nearest piste and boasts a spa area. This price includes flights from Gatwick to Innsbruck, transfers, three days ski hosting and seven nights’ catered accommodation with Wifi and complimentary wine with dinner. Details from Ski Total.
Free January lift passes with Scott Dunn in Val d’Isere
There’s a free area lift pass, two days’ free guiding and 50% off ski hire in Val d’Isere chalets for departures on January 20 and 27. Beginners will receive lessons and rental for only €275. The offer is for whole and shared chalet bookings. Prices from £1,615pp for seven nights from January 20 in Chalet Nepenthe (based on six people sharing). The price includes chalet half board accommodation, BA flights, return transfers, ski pass, two days’ guiding and half price ski hire. Visit Scott Dunn for bookings.
Christmas in Alpe d’Huez with Inghams from £699pp
Spend a week half-board in Chalet Hotel Les Cimes (with a special Christmas day menu) in Alpe d’Huez from £699pp, saving £100pp, departing December 22. Price includes a 150€ bar credit for couples to use during their stay, return flights from Gatwick to Geneva and resort transfers. Flights are also available from Stansted (+£25) and Manchester (+£39). For more information and booking visit Inghams.
Fish&Pips Meribel and Val d’Isere chalets from £299pp
For the week starting December 8, all the tour operator’s chalets in Meribel and Val d’Isere will start at £299pp. As well as this 5% off the cost of the chalet, a Three Valleys or Espace Killy adult ski pass for six days will be 115€ (40% off). For example, Chalet Corblettes is an eight-bed chalet in Meribel Village is £299pp (reduced from £325pp) half-board. Bookings available on a sole occupancy and room by room basis. Offer is valid until November 30 and for week of December 8 only. Details from Fish&Pips.
Breckenridge with Crystal for £985pp
The four-star Village at Breckenridge is now £985pp (save £160pp, plus £258 for a two-for-one lift pass), based on four people sharing. The departure is January 16 from Heathrow to Denver, with airport transfers included. For further details contact Crystal Ski.
Les Coches for £120pp with Erna Low
For the week commencing January 12 you can self-cater at Le Hameau du Sauget, sleeping four, for £120pp (was £140pp). The price includes return Eurotunnel crossings with free FlexiPlus upgrades. Bookings need to be made before October 31. Visit Erna Low for details.
Verbier chalet for 125,000€ with CK Verbier
The four-bedroom Bella Coola in Verbier is available for the Christmas week commencing December 22, and over New Year. This could be ideal for a group wanting a longer stay, since guests have the option of extending their New Year or first week of January stay by one day. For example it costs 125,000€ for the whole chalet (27% off the original price) from December 30 until January 8, with chalet half-board. There’s also a 2-for-1 lift pass for bookings at Bella Coola or Chalet Kernow for the week starting January 20. Further details from CK Verbier.
Les Gets from £496pp with Skiweekends.com
Stay four nights half board at the Club Chalet La Cognee in Les Gets from December 22 for just £496 per person. Children up to 12 years old receive a 15% discount when sharing a room with two adults. The price includes return flights from Heathrow. For more information visit Skiweekends.com.
Courchevel 1650 for £279 with Powder White
Book by October 26 and save 30% on pre-Christmas chalet holidays with Powder White. Seven-nights chalet half-board at Le Misti in Courchevel 1650 was £399pp and is now just £279pp. Flights and transfers can be arranged upon request. Details from Powder White.
£183pp with Peak Retreats to Le Grand Bornand
Seven nights self-catering from December 5 in the four-star residence Le Village de Lessy in Le Grand Bornand with a swimming-pool, sauna, steamroom and Jacuzzi is available from £183pp (was £200pp) based on five people sharing two bedrooms and includes a FlexiPlus Eurotunnel crossing for one car and passengers. Book before October 31 to receive 10% off. Further details from Peak Retreats.
£1799 for a family of four with Esprit to Belle Plagne
Chalet Hotel des Deux Domaines in Belle Plagne is now available for £1,799 (was £2,226) for family of four (two adults and two children aged 2-12 years) for the pre-Christmas week starting December 16. Skiing is virtually to and from the door, there’s also an indoor swimming-pool, spa centre, Wifi, and baby listening every night. The price includes return flights from Southampton to Geneva (other airports available), transfers and seven nights’ catered accommodation. Esprit Classic Child Care is available from £199 for a week of exclusive Esprit ski lessons. More information from Esprit Ski.
Steamboat from £969pp at half term with Skiworld
You can now spend the half term week, commencing February 16, at the Steamboat Grand Resort for £969pp with children skiing, eating and renting equipment free of charge. Was £1,443 per child before the saving. The new price includes direct flights with US Airways to Denver, resort transfers, and accommodation in a one-bedroom condominium. This is a free upgrade from a hotel room, with one free night, based on two adults and two children sharing. For more details visit Skiworld.