The season has got off to a dazzling start in the Alps, as you’ll have seen in our latest snow report, with a mixture of weather ranging from blizzards and freezing cold, to a few days of brilliant sunshine. The number of holidays available has gone down in recent years – there are still deals available, but you’ll have to shop around carefully for them.
To have a reasonable choice of where to stay, when to go and how to get there this winter, it makes sense to book as soon as you can.
In our weekly post we feature the top 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 best ski deals this week:
£299pp in Verbier with Powder White
Take advantage of the wonderful snow conditions with a last-minute stay in Chalet Pelicano in Verbier commencing December 15. The chalet has six bedrooms and is in one of the exclusive parts of the resort. Seven-nights chalet board is now available for £299pp (was £699pp). For details and reservations visit Powder White.
Val d’Isere from £368pp with Alpine Elements
The wide selection of snow saver deals across the French and Austrian Alps start at £368pp, which is a saving £365pp, and there’s a 50% discount on pre-booked ski and board hire. The deals are for seven nights from December 16 onwards, in resorts that include La Plagne, Val d’Isere, Tignes, Val Thorens, St Anton, La Tania, Chamonix, and Les Arcs. The price includes Gatwick flights, transfers and catered accommodation. Other airports are also available. Visit Alpine Elements for more information.
A white Christmas
St Anton from £999pp with Lagrange
Save up to £370pp, staying seven nights half board in the four-star Hotel Montjola in St Anton. The accommodation is five minutes’ walk from the centre of town, with a chauffeured shuttle service provided to the pistes. Gatwick flights and transfers are included, with departures on December 23. More details from Ifyouski.
La Rosiere for £400pp with Lagrange
Stay eight nights for the price of seven in La Rosiere, with accommodation
in a two-bedroom apartment that sleeps six people in Les Cimes Blanches. The week starts on December 21 and the price is £400pp accommodation-only. For more information and bookings, visit Lagrange.
Tignes from £799pp with Ski Solutions
Save up to £200pp staying in fully catered Chalet L’Armoise in Tignes. All the Christmas trimmings are included, as well as flights and transfers from £799pp departing Gatwick on December 23. Further details from Ski Solutions.
Courchevel for £350pp with Ski Bluebird
Spend £350pp on a four-night stay in Chalet Barragiste from December 22 to 26. The usual price is £869pp for the week. The holiday includes airport transfers, four-course meals every evening, cooked breakfasts, and afternoon tea. Go to Ski Bluebird for more details.
Obergurgl from £799pp with Inghams
Stay seven nights half board at the three-star Hotel Sportiv in Obergurgl from £799pp, saving you £426pp, and departing December 22. The price includes return flights from Stansted, Birmingham and Bristol to Innsbruck, resort transfers, free use of leisure facilities at the neighbouring Hotel Crystal and a Christmas gala dinner. Flights are also available from Manchester (+£19). For more information visit Inghams.
New Year celebrations
La Norma for £192pp with Erna Low
There’s 20% off the accommodation price in the good-value resort of La Norma in the Maurienne Valley. It now costs £192pp (reduced from £230pp) based on four people sharing a one-bedroom/four-person apartment in Les Chalets et Balcons de la Vanoise. The ski-drive holiday includes return Eurotunnel crossings with Free FlexiPlus upgrades. Accommodation is for seven nights starting December 29. Visit Erna Low for details.
Arabba from £782pp with Igluski
Stay for seven nights half board in chalet Elena in Arabba, departing December 30, with Gatwick flights and resort transfers. The price is from £782pp (was £1,022pp). Contact Igluski for further details.
Val Cenis for £183pp with Peak Retreats
Val Cenis is an authentic Alpine village where you can stay at the foot of the slopes in Les Alpages des Val Cenis. Prices are now from £183pp (was £308pp) for seven nights self-catering based on six people sharing a two-bedroom apartment over New Year. Price includes return Eurotunnel crossings with free FlexiPlus upgrades. Book now at Peak Retreats.
Winter Park for £580pp with Crystal
Stay at the three-star Winter Park Mountain Lodge, room only, for £580pp (saving £320pp) based on four people sharing. The departure date is January 2 with BA flights from Heathrow to Denver, and transfers included. Visit
Crystal Ski for further details.
Morzine for £490pp with Sno
Recover from Christmas at Hotel Viking in Morzine with a ski-in/ski-out half board hotel departing Birmingham January 5 was £750 and is now £490pp based on four people sharing. For further details and bookings visit Sno.
Val d’Isere for £499pp with Ski Total
Stay seven nights in Val d’Isere for £499pp (was £599pp) from January 6 in the Chalet Hotel Champs Avalins located three minutes from the closest lifts and pistes. The price includes flights from Southampton to Geneva (other departure airports available), transfers, and seven nights’ catered accommodation with Wifi. Go to Ski Total for details.
Isola 2000 for £113pp with Ski Apartments
There’s 20% off in Isola 2000, where a week from January 19 is now £113pp (reduced from £135pp) based on four people sharing a one-bedroom four-person apartment in Les Terrasses d’Azur. The accommodation is self-catering, accommodation only. Visit Ski Apartments for further information.
Obergurgl for £325pp with Esprit Ski
Chalet Alpenblume in Obergurgl is now £325pp (was £584pp) for the week commencing January 6. Price is based on a family of four (2 adults and 2 children under 12) at £1,300 (was up to £2,336). It includes return flights from Gatwick to Innsbruck, transfers, Wifi, babysitting, 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 more details.
February in the Alps
Val d’Isere for £760pp with Skiworld
There’s a £1 lift pass deal when you book any European chalet holiday departing on February 9 or 10. For example, Chalet Inoko in Val d’Isere including flights from Gatwick, transfers, chalet board and a full Espace Killy lift pass was £958pp and is now £760, which is a saving of £198pp. Visit Skiworld for bookings.