It’s snowing! In Val Thorens (where one of our editors has been staying in the ski-in ski-out Hotel Altapura) and elsewhere in the Trois Vallees it’s been snowing constantly for 24 hours and it doesn’t look like stopping any time soon. It’s the same story in Val d’Isere and elsewhere in the Alps (see our Snow Forecast for more details).
It’s all good news for half term, and if you haven’t made up your mind yet you’ll be pleased to hear that oodles of offers are still available. And for those who aren’t tied to the school holidays, prices drop by as much as 45% after half term.
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 Go Ski ifyouski.com, igluski.com, Ski Solutions, Sno, and Snowfinders. Check also our features on airline luggage allowances and driving.
Here are our 16 best ski holiday deals:
Val Thorens for £413pp with Erna Low
There’s 20% off accommodation in Val Thorens. A week now costs £413pp (reduced from £509pp) based on six people sharing a two bedroom four/six-persons apartment in the luxury Le Hameau du Kashmir from February 16. The self-catering, ski-drive price includes return Eurotunnel crossings with Free FlexiPlus upgrade. Further details from Erna Low.
Zermatt for £999pp with Inghams
Seven nights catered accommodation at four-star Chalet Mazot in Zermatt is now from £999pp (was £1199pp), departing February 16. Price includes return flights from regional airports including Manchester, Bristol and Belfast to Geneva and resort transfers. The resort offers free lift passes for children up to nine years and free child ski and boot hire when two adults pre-book. For more information or bookings visit Inghams.
France or Austria for a £646pp saving with Alpine Elements
Save £646pp or more with this late deal in various chalets and hotels in France and Austria. The holiday includes flights, transfers, half board catering and the resorts are La Plagne, Meribel, Val d’Isere, Morzine, Les Arcs, St Anton and Tignes. Departure is from Gatwick on February 10, with other airports available. Further information from Alpine Elements.
St Christoph from £693pp with Ifyouski
Seven nights chalet board at four-star Chalethotel St Christoph, with doorstep skiing straight into St Anton and the Arlberg ski area, is now available from £693pp – saving £476pp. The price includes flights and transfers, with departure from Gatwick on February 9. Visit Ifyouski for more information.
Grindelwald from £1807pp with Powder Byrne
Fly from Heathrow on February 16 and enjoy four nights’ accommodation in Grindelwald, with three full days skiing. Airport transfers are included, as well as a return flight on Wednesday afternoon. Prices from £1807 per adult half board at Hotel Belvedere (was £2540pp). Powder Byrne Yeti programme for three days costs £351. Further details from Powder Byrne.
Solden from £829pp with Ski Solutions
A week’s chalet board in the friendly three-star Chalet Karl Riml in the lively resort of Solden is now available from £829pp, which is a saving of £220pp. The price includes flights from Gatwick departing on February 17, and transfers from Innsbruck. For more information contact Ski Solutions.
Les Menuires from £299pp with Ski Collection
Save £1000 staying for a week at Le Hameau de la Sapinière in Les Menuires, with its doorstep skiing. Accommodation in a four-bedroom alcove apartment that sleeps 12 – it was £399pp and is now available from £299pp based on 10 people sharing. The price includes return Eurotunnel crossings for one car and passengers. More information from Ski Collection.
Tignes for £459pp with Crystal
Stay in three-star Hotel Tignes 2100 in Tignes with half board accommodation, flights from Gatwick or Stansted, and resort transfers included. Departure is February 9 for a week, and the price is £459pp (was £909pp – so a saving of £450pp). More details from Crystal.
Les Arcs for £649pp with Ski Total
There are savings of £390pp on a February ski trip to Arcs 2000. A week is now £649pp (was £1039pp) from February 10 in Chalet L’Ours Blanc. The price includes flights from Gatwick to Geneva, resort transfers, and seven nights’ catered accommodation with free Wifi. Further information and bookings at Ski Total.
Brides les Bains for £350pp with Skiweekends
A midweek break is a good half term solution at short notice and, provided two people travel, there’s a saving of £100. Travelling out on Tuesday February 19 by coach, the trip includes four days on the slopes with three nights at Hotel Belvedere in Brides Les Bains, with Meribel and the rest of the Three Valleys easily accessed. The hotel is half board with prices now £700 for two travelling (was £399pp). For more information visit Skiweekends.
St Anton for £499pp with Powder White
Save £600pp on a week starting February 10 at Chalet Levett in St Anton. The new price is £499pp and the nine-bedroom chalet is available on a room-by-room basis, with stunning views and in a great position just minutes from the Nassereinbahn gondola. The price includes fully-catered chalet board. More details from Powder White.
Courchevel for £900pp with Ski Bluebird
The week starting February 16 is now £1049pp half board (usually £1049pp), with free lift passes for kids and teachers thrown in too. This is for full chalet catering at ski-in ski-out Chalet Barragiste in Courchevel 1550. Transfers are included to and from the airport. Further details from Ski Bluebird.
Meribel for £1519pp with VIP
Indiana Lodge is an exclusive property in the Dou du Pont area overlooking the centre of Meribel. The chalet has a sauna and hot tub. Seven nights arriving February 10 is £1519pp half board, with return flights from Gatwick and resort transfers included. There’s a free lift pass that saves over £200 on the adult prices. For further details and bookings visit VIP.
Val Thorens for £249pp with Ski Apartments
There’s 25% off in Val Thorens, with a week commencing February 16 going for £249pp (reduced from £333pp) based on four people sharing a one-bedroom four/five-person apartment in Les Temples du Soleil. The price is for accommodation onyl. More information from Ski Apartments.
More in February and March
Tignes £1999 family deal with Esprit
Chalet Corniche in Tignes is now £500pp (was £804pp) for the week commencing February 24. The chalet is modern and spacious with a sauna, steam room and hot tub. The price is based on a family of four (2 adults and 2 children under 12) at £1999 (was up to £3212) and includes return flights from Southampton to Geneva, transfers, free Wifi, and seven nights’ half board with children’s high tea. Esprit Classic Child Care is available from £199 for a week of exclusive Esprit ski lessons. Details from Esprit Ski.
Peisey-Vallandry for £631pp with Igluski
A week half board at Chalet Chamois with its five en suite bedrooms is £631pp on the week starting March 9, reduced from £789pp. This includes Gatwick to Lyon flights. Peisey-Vallandry ski area is linked to both La Plagne and Les Arcs. Further details an bookings at Igluski.