As you will see from our latest snow report, the covering in the north-western Alps is now deep and crisp and even, with over a metre of new snow in some places – and there’s more forecast for Monday, with Switzerland and western Austria getting as much as France. There are still plenty of December and January offers – and several Christmas deals too, including a week in glitzy Aspen and a week in the Hameau du Kashmir which one of the best new properties in the Trois Vallees.
In our weekly post we feature the top ski deals available from a variety of tour operators. 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:
Levi in Lapland from £499pp with Inghams
Get in the festive spirit and stay in the North Star Chalets in a quiet forest location, close to the resort centre. Seven nights half board start at £499pp (saving £300pp) departing December 16. The price includes return flights from Gatwick to Kittila and resort transfers. Flights are also available from Manchester (+£39). For more information visit Inghams.
La Rosiere for £100pp with Ski Apartments
There’s 50% off in La Rosiere, with a week costing an enticing £100pp (reduced from £200pp) based on 10 people sharing a five-bedroom apartment in Chalet Altitude Le Refuge from December 15. Go to Ski Apartments.
Lech with Ski Total for £299pp
Stay at Chalet Hotel Sonneck in Lech for seven nights from December 8, with an indoor heated swimming-pool, free wifi and a cosy log fire. You will pay £299pp which is a saving of £230pp, and the price includes flights from Gatwick to Innsbruck (other departure airports available), transfers, and seven nights’ half board. Go to Ski Total for information and bookings.
Skiology’s Morzine offers from £379pp
There’s still availability in Morzine staying at Chalet George on the week commencing December 16 at £379pp, as well as a week over New Year where the price is now £779pp (it was £879pp). Travel is not included.
La Plagne for £599pp with VIP
The Annecy Suite at Summit View in La Plagne is available for the week beginning December 16, for £599pp (down from £869pp). The half board chalet is in a fabulous position overlooking the slopes, and prices include flights and resort transfers. For more information visit VIP Chalets.
Brides Les Bains for £339pp with Skiweekends
Ski for six days in Brides Les Bains, which is in the valley below Meribel, for £339pp with return coach travel going out on December 15. Accommodation is in three-star Club Hotel Verseau and ski passes are available on a buy-one-get-one-free basis. Further information from Skiweekends.
Christmas is coming
Aspen for £955pp with Skiworld
Spend the Christmas week in Chalet Rio Grande from December 19. The price was £1,675pp, and is now £955pp, so there’s a saving of £720pp. The convenient one-stop flights are from Heathrow direct into the local Aspen airport with a 10-minute transfer. The price includes chalet half board and a gala Christmas celebration. More details available from Skiworld.
Val Thorens for £411pp with Erna Low
There’s 30% off accommodation at Christmas in Val Thorens, staying in Le Hameau du Kashmir, which many consider to be the best new accommodation in the French Alps. The holiday now costs £411pp (reduced from £568pp) based on four people sharing a two-bedroom apartment. The ski-drive price includes return Eurotunnel crossings with a Free FlexiPlus upgrade. Accommodation is for seven nights starting on December 22. Go to Erna Low for details and bookings.
Six-person chalet in Courchevel for £3,600 with Ski Bluebird
It’s 20% off the Christmas week (commencing December 22) at Chalet La Grange in Courchevel St Bon. The six-person chalet is now £3,600 half board instead of the original £4,494 and comes with chauffeur service throughout the valley. Go to Ski Bluebird for more details.
French Alps from £494pp with Alpine Elements
It now costs from £494pp (saving £266pp) for Christmas with all the trimmings – including a gala Christmas meal – in the Trois Vallees, Portes du Soleil, Paradiski, Espace Killy, and Chamonix. The deals includes Gatwick flights (other airports available), transfers, and half board accommodation. Departure is on December 23 for seven nights. Visit Alpine Elements for more information on these ski deals.
See in the New Year in Canada
Whistler for £1,589pp with Crystal Ski
Stay a wonderfully long 14 nights at the ski-in ski-out Fairmont Chateau Whistler, room only, for £1,589pp (save £220pp) based on four people sharing. The departure date is December 29 from Heathrow with Delta Airlines to Vancouver, and transfers are included. Go to Crystal Ski for details and bookings.
January low season breaks
Megeve with Stanford Skiing for £399pp
Spend the week starting January 6 at Chalet Sylvana in the attractive Medieval resort of Megeve, which now costs only £399pp (was £480pp) half board. The price includes an accompanied skiing programme on three mornings and Sunday morning scheduled transfers from Geneva. Visit Stanford Skiing for further information.
Flaine with Ski Collection for £215pp
Stay in the brand new MGM-built four-star Le Centaure in Flaine, with ski-in ski-out access. Prices are now from £215pp (was £234pp) for seven nights self-catering, based on four people sharing a two-bedroom apartment in January and including return Eurotunnel crossings. Book with Ski Collection before December 15 to make this saving.
Nendaz short break for £595pp with Ski Solutions
Stay four nights in Hotel Le Deserteur in Nendaz from £595pp B&B (saving £45pp). The resort is close enough to Verbier to enjoy the party vibe, but far enough to avoid it if you want! The price includes return flights with Swiss from Heathrow on January 10, ski carriage and car hire. Further details from Ski Solutions.
Saas Fee family holiday from £400pp with Esprit
Stay at Chalet Hotel Annahof in the pretty village of Saas Fee for £400pp (was £699pp) on the week commencing January 13. The price is based on a family of four (two adults and two children under 12 years) at £1,600 (was up to £1,957). It includes return flights from Southampton to Geneva (other flights available), transfers, three days ski hosting, Wifi, babysitting, and seven nights’ catered chalet hotel accommodation. Childcare is available from £199 for a week of exclusive Esprit ski lessons. More information from Esprit Ski.
Le Grand Bornand from £228pp with Peak Retreats
Spend a week at the MGM-built four-star Le Village de Lessy in the offbeat resort of Le Grand Bornand, complete with a private swimming-pool and spa facilities. Prices are now from £228pp (was £249pp) for seven nights self-catering, based on four people sharing a two-bedroom apartment in January and including return Eurotunnel crossings. Book with Peak Retreats before December 15 to benefit from this ski deal.