In the Alps we’re getting closer to the start of the ski season, in Whistler they’re wallowing in it, and Thanksgiving in the USA means that almost every resort has something open for the holiday. As you will see from our snow report, the mid-range forecast in Europe is looking promising, too. So don’t forget to grab yourself one of the early ski deals: you can still see in the New Year in the mountains, take an early December break, or opt for a quiet January week where you can be sure of uncrowded slopes.
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:
Skiweekends sale finishes 6pm on Monday
The operator is currently holding a four-day sale – this includes Club Hotel Verseau in Brides les Bains below Meribel, where the Christmas week now costs £294pp (was £369pp) half board with coach travel. Other ski deals are also available. Visit Skiweekends for more details.
From £200pp pre-Christmas in La Rosiere with Ski Collection
The brand new MGM Le Lodge Hemera (sleeps six) is located in the heart of La Rosiere village and close to the slopes. Seven nights self-catering in a ski apartment costs from £200pp (saving 10%) if you book by December 15 for departure on March 16. The price includes return Eurotunnel crossings. Visit Ski Collection for details.
All-inclusive December deals with Alpine Elements from £645pp
A selection of all-inclusive ski deals are available until December 3. They are for seven nights and available on selected dates. Destinations include the Trois Vallees, Espace Killy, Paradiski, and resorts in the Tirol. You will pay from £645 (saving £400pp) with everything included: flights, transfers, catered accommodation, lift pass and ski hire. For more information on resorts and dates available contact Alpine Elements.
Skiworld’s Val d’Isere deal from £299pp
Stay in Chalet Inoko in Val d’Isere from £299pp on December 15. The price £545pp so a saving of £246pp. Alternatively, why not try Whistler for 14 nights at Chalet Whistler Mountain House on December 15 for £1,179pp. It was £2,015pp so a saving of £1,305pp. Visit Skiworld for further details.
Courchevel in December from £494pp with Ifyouski
Stay seven nights at the Chalet Trois S (sleeps 14) with views over the Vallee de Bozel and a ski-in, ski-out location in Courchevel. Half board with wine is from just £494pp, flying from Gatwick on December 15 and includes transfers. Details from Ifyouski.
£161pp pre-Christmas in Samoens with Peak Retreats
Stay at the MGM La Reine des Pres (sleeps six) located close to Samoens village in the giant Grand Massif ski area. Seven nights self-catering costs from £161pp (a saving of 10%) if booked by December 15, with departure on January 5. The price includes return Eurotunnel crossings. Go to Peak Retreats for further information.
Les Menuires early trip with Erna Low from £135pp
There’s 40% off accommodation price in Les Menuires, with the week from December 8 now costing £135pp (reduced from £205pp) based on six people sharing a three-bedroom ski apartment in Les Chalets de l’Adonis. The price is for self-catering, ski-drive, and includes one return Eurotunnel crossing with Free FlexiPlus upgrade. Bookings through Erna Low.
A New Year’s break
£899pp in Lech at New Year with Ski Total
Take a New Year ski trip in Lech for £899pp (was £1149pp). Stay for seven nights half board from December 30 in Chalet Hotel Sonneck, with its indoor heated swimming-pool, and free wifi. The price includes flights from Gatwick to Innsbruck (other departure airports available), transfers. Further details from Ski Total.
Niederau from £669pp with Inghams
Spend New Year’s Eve in lively Niederau, where a new cable-car links the ski area with neighbouring Alpbach – more than doubling the amount of skiing. Seven nights half board at Hotel Harfenwirt costs from £669pp (saving £176pp) departing December 29. The price includes flights from Gatwick or Birmingham to Innsbruck, resort transfers and a New Year gala dinner. Flights are also available from Bristol (+£39) and Manchester (+£19). For more information visit Inghams.
Skiing around Salt Lake City with Crystal from £1,144pp
Ski all the areas close to Salt Lake City in Utah, staying 14 nights B&B at the three-star
Comfort Inn and you’ll now pay £1,144pp (save £140pp) based on four people sharing. Departure is December 29 from Heathrow to Salt Lake City via Boston, with transfers included. Details from Crystal Ski.
£1,549 per apartment in Serre Chevalier with Lagrange
Save £381pp on New Year ski breaks to Serre Chevalier by booking before November 30. A two-bedroom apartment sleeping up to six people in Le Hameau du Rocher Blanc is now £1,549 per apartment per week (was £1,930/apartment/week) for the week commencing December 29, based on accommodation-only. For more information and bookings, visit Lagrange Holidays.
Low season January
Meribel for £625pp in January with Sno
Stay for a week half board in four-star Chalet Sandy in Meribel, flying from Gatwick on January 5, where it now costs £625pp (was £816pp). Further information available from Sno.
Alpe d’Huez for £189pp with Ski Apartments
Spend a week in Alpe d’Huez for £189pp (reduced from £224pp) based on five people sharing a 5-6 person apartment in Les Bergers. Departure is January 12. Visit Ski Apartments for more details.
January in Saas Fee from £449pp with Esprit
Chalet Hotel Annahof in Saas Fee is now £449pp (was £699pp) for the week commencing January 13. The ski deal is based on a family of four (two adults and two children under 12) at £1,799 (was up to £1,957). The price includes return flights from Southampton to Geneva (other flights available), transfers, three days ski hosting, Wifi, babysitting, and seven nights’ catered chalet-hotel accommodation. Esprit Classic Child Care is available from £199 for a week of exclusive Esprit ski lessons. Further information from Esprit Ski.
Les Coches for £425pp with Alpine365
There’s £200pp off at Chalet Epicea in Les Coches, Paradiski, for the week starting January 5. It was £625pp and is now £425pp, and you’ll receive a six-day Paradiski Unlimited lift pass for price of a local La Plagne lift pass – which is a saving of 40€pp. The price includes seven nights half board but not travel. Details from Alpine365.
Zermatt in January from £850pp with Ski Solutions
Stay seven nights B&B in the popular Hotel Perren in Zermatt and it will cost from £850pp including Heathrow flights, ski carriage and Swiss Rail transfer. The cost includes a room upgrade and is based upon departures on January 5. Information from Ski Solutions.