Trawling the huge variety of ski deals out there can be time consuming. But finding the right one can also make your winter. Luckily, we’ve done some searching for you, so listen up. To have a reasonable choice of where you stay, when and how to get there this winter it makes sense to part with your money (or at least the deposit) between now and November. Even now, clever operators are offering some great ski deals. There’s also a growing trend towards the all-inclusive holiday – a godsend, especially for families or those on a tight budget who want to know what they’re getting…without any hidden extras.
Depending on early snow conditions, discounting begins in earnest in December and gathers pace closer to the departure date. If you’re prepared to gamble and leave booking until the last minute you may save a lot of money – but be prepared for disappointment if you miss out on the holiday you really want.
On this weekly post we will be featuring a regularly updated selection of the best ski deals available from a wide cross-section of tour operators. Make sure you also check out the offers pages on all 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 ten of the best ski deals we’ve found for you:
Christmas in Les Arcs for £659pp with Esprit
The pick of the ski deals on the web for families, Chalet Olympus in Les Arcs 2000 is now £659pp (was £684pp) for the Christmas week starting December 23. The price is based on a family of four (2 adults and 2 children aged 2-10) at £2636. It includes return flights from Southampton to Geneva (other airports available), transfers, three days ski hosting, swimming-pool access, babysitting one night a week and catered accommodation. Esprit Classic Child Care available from £199 for a week of exclusive Esprit ski lessons. Visit Esprit Ski for details.
Sauze d’Oulx for £591pp all-inclusive with Crystal Ski
Stay a week all-inclusive at the three-star Hotel Miravalle in Sauze, with breakfast, packed lunch, afternoon tea and cakes, evening meals and free drinks included in the price of £591pp (save £169 if you book a lift pass). Depart January 12 from Gatwick (or Bristol, Birmingham, Manchester, Doncaster/Sheffield, Glasgow) to Turin, with airport transfers. Visit Crystal Ski for details.
Val d’Isere for £499pp with Ski Total
Spend seven nights at Chalet Hotel Champs Avalins, Val d’Isere, commencing December 16. The price is now £499pp (was £599) and includes flights from Southampton to Geneva (other airports available), transfers, and catered accommodation. Information from Ski Total.
Les Carroz with Thomson for £276pp
A week self-catering in the Sunotel Apartments is now £276pp based on four sharing (save £50 per person) on January 5 from Gatwick (or Birmingham, Edinburgh, Exeter, Manchester, Newcastle) to Geneva, with airport transfers. For information go to Thomson Ski.
10% off and free ski passes with Fish&Pips
Book your skiing holiday to Meribel or Val d’Isere before September 30 and you will receive 10% off the whole booking and a free area ski pass for the group leader. The offer applies in all chalets for departures on December 8 and 15, January 12 and 19. Details from Fish&Pips.
Christmas in the French and Austrian Alps from £599pp with Alpine Elements
Save £450 on the brochure price of £1049pp for a week’s half-board, with a free lift pass. The offer applies to Morzine, Meribel, Chamonix, La Plagne, La Tania, Les Arcs, Les Gets, St Anton, Tignes, Val d’Isere and Val Thorens. Flights are from Gatwick on December 23. Go to Alpine Elements for more information.
January in the Three Valleys from £422.10pp and discounted lift-passes with Ski Amis
There’s a 10% discount on of all of Ski Amis’ catered chalets for January – for example Chalets de Bruyeres is now available from £422.10pp (was £469pp) for a week half-board. For those booking into one of their Three Valley chalets, there is also a 10% discount on adult lift passes, which means that a six-day pass has now gone from 245€ to 220.50€. To benefit from theses offers, contact Ski Amis.
£1297pp with Ski Independence in Breckenridge
It’s the most expensive of our selected ski deals, but you’re guaranteed trip to remember. You can now spend seven nights in the Village at Breckenridge from January 11 with a huge saving of £267pp. The price is for a standard king room with breakfasts and including BA flights and a shared CME transfer. Book with Ski Independence by November 1.
1065.14€ for an apartment in Serre Chevalier with Pierre & Vacances
Pierre & Vacances have launched their winter programme with an early booking saving of up to 20%. The offer also applies to apartments for families, including UK school holiday periods. For example, between December 31 – January 7 a one-bedroom apartment sleeping up to four people in Pierre & Vacances Residence L’Alpaga, in Serre Chevalier is reduced from €1202.86 to €1065.14.
Sainte Foy at New Year for £279pp with Erna Low
Save £63pp on a week’s self-catering in Residence Eco Le Ruitor, sleeping six. Includes return Eurotunnel crossings with Free FlexiPlus upgrade, departing December 29. For details visit Erna Low.