Snow is thick on the ground and skiing conditions couldn’t be better for Christmas in the Alps. If you haven’t organised anything for the big day why not squeeze in a quick trip – it may even work out cheaper to go skiing than to stay at home! It’s certainly less of an effort than slaving over a hot stove. The recent snow bodes well for later trips, too, and tour operators have some great deals in their January sales.
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:
A couple for Christmas
Les Menuires from £359pp with Skiweekends
Have a white Christmas departing on December 22 to a half board chalet in Reberty Les Menuires. It now costs from £359pp for four nights, with flights included. Details from Skiweekends.
Les Deux Alpes for £508pp with Sno
Stay at Hotel La Brunerie in the lively resort of Les Deux Alpes – all-inclusive board basis from Manchester for the week starting December 22. It was £1,032pp and is now £508pp based on two people sharing. Further details and bookings from Sno.
New Year celebrations
Livigno for £829pp with Igluski
See in the New Year at ski-in Hotel Gimea in Livigno. Departure is December 29 for a week half board, with flights from Manchester and transfers. The proce is now from £829pp (was £1009pp). Bookings through Igluski.
Flaine for £327pp with Ski Collection
Stay at the conveniently located La Foret, with doorstep skiing and two onsite restaurants, from £327pp (was £359pp) for seven nights self-catering, based on five people sharing a one-bedroom south-facing apartment for week starting December 29. Price includes return Eurotunnel crossings with free FlexiPlus upgrades. Visit Ski Collection for details.
The January Sales
Courmayeur for £565pp with Mark Warner
Spend a week in Chalet Hotel Cristallo in Courmayeur for £565pp (saving £85pp), departing Gatwick on January 13. Price includes return BA flights, seven nights half board, resort transfers and ski hosting. Price is based on two people sharing. For bookings or more information contact Mark Warner.
Meribel from £395pp and a free ski pass with Fish&Pips
There’s 10% off the whole booking and a free Three Valleys area ski pass (valued at 234€) for the group leader. Prices start from £395pp (reduced from £435pp) in Chalet Corblettes in Meribel Village on a fully catered service. The offer applies for bookings in all F&P chalets in Meribel for departures in January only. Contact Fish&Pips for more details.
Serre Chevalier for £272pp with Erna Low
It’s 40% off the accommodation price in Serre Chevalier, where a week starting January 5 is now £272pp (reduced from £392pp) based on two people sharing a Studio 2 person apartment in Residence L’Adret. The self-catering, ski-drive price includes return Eurotunnel crossings with Free FlexiPlus upgrades. Details from Erna Low.
Verbier luxury from 583CHFpp per night with CK Verbier
Chocolate-box pretty Le Ti chalet in Verbier is now available from January 5 – 13 Jan (7 or 8 nights) or from January 5-9 (4 nights) for 21,000CHF, including luxury chalet board service. At full occupancy that works out at 583CHF per person, per night. Further details from CK Verbier.
Kaprun for £499pp with Inghams
A week half board at Chalet Mara in Kaprun (with skiing also available in neighbouring Zell amd See) was £629pp and is now £499pp (so a saving of £130pp), departing 12 January 12. The price includes return flights from Gatwick and resort transfers. For more information visit Inghams.
Les Gets from £431.10 with Alpine Elements
Stay for a week in Chalet Jean Claude in Les Gets from £431.10pp (saving £250pp). Includes Gatwick flights departing January 6, resort transfers and half board. Alternative airports available and lots of other offers in resorts including Val d’Isere, St Anton, and La Plagne. Go to Alpine Elements for details.
Beaver Creek for £849pp with Crystal Finest
Stay at the five-star Westin Riverfront Hotel in the lovely little resort of Beaver Creek, for £849pp (save £336pp) room only, based on four people sharing. The departure date is January 5 from Heathrow to Denver with BA, and transfers included. Visit Crystal Finest for information.
£759 for an apartment in Les Arcs with PV Holidays
Stay at Pierre & Vacances Premium Residence Le Village in Arcs 1950 with a saving of £189pp. Departures on January 12, priced at £759p, down from £948. The price is for an apartment that sleeps four. For more information visit PV Holidays.
Alpe d’Huez for £499pp with Ski Total
Take an early January ski trip to Alpe d’Huez, where a week is now £499pp (was £719) from January 13 in Chalet Christian. The price includes flights from Gatwick to Chambery, resort transfers, and chalet catered accommodation with Wifi. More details from Ski Total.
Megeve from £790pp with Ski Solutions
Stay seven nights B&B at Hotel La Prairie, just 450m from the main lifts in Megeve. Includes flights from Heathrow on January 19, ski carriage and private transfers based on four people sharing. This is a saving £75pp. Details from Ski Solutions.
Les Menuires for £127pp with Ski Apartments
There’s 30% off in Les Menuires, where it now costs £127pp (reduced from £181pp) based on five people sharing a two-bedroom five/six person apartment at Les Valmonts. The price is for accommodation only for the week starting January 7. Visit Ski Apartments for bookings.
St Anton from £575pp with Ifyouski
Stay seven nights at the fully catered Chalet Pia, 650m from the main Gampen and Galzig lifts in St Anton – with flights from Gatwick on January 13 inclusive of transfers. That’s a saving of £173pp. Further details from Ifyouski.
Les Arcs for £350pp with Esprit Ski
Stay for a week at Chalet Machu Picchu in Arcs 2000 for £350pp (was £593pp) from January 13. The price is based on a family of four (2 adults and 2 children under 12) at £1,400 (was up to £2,372). This includes return flights from Southampton to Geneva, transfers, Wifi, babysitting, and catered chalet accommodation with children’s high tea. Esprit Classic Child Care is available from £199 for a week of exclusive Esprit ski lessons. More details from Esprit Ski.
Courchevel from £349pp with Powder White
On the week starting January 5 you can save £450pp on a seven-night fully-catered chalet holiday at Chalet Nid d’Aigle in Courchevel 1650. The price was £799pp and is now £349pp. The traditionally built chalet has six en-suite bedrooms as well as an open fire. For reservations visit Powder White.