Fabulous wintry conditions herald the start of half term and, if you haven’t booked, you’ll still be able to find spaces in a range of resorts for the second week. After half term there’s always a big drop in prices, so it might be worth considering a sneeky spring ski trip.
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 latest ski holiday deals:
February half term
Saas Fee for £599pp with Ski Total
There are savings of £550pp on a February half term ski trip to Saas Fee. A week is now £599pp (was £1149pp) starting your holiday on February 17 at Chalet Hotel Ambassador with its heated indoor swimming-pool. The price includes flights from Southampton to Geneva, resort transfers, and catered accommodation with free Wifi. More details available from Ski Total.
Courchevel for £405pp with Erna Low
There’s 25% off accommodation in Courchevel 1650, with a week on offer for £405pp (reduced from £533pp) based on eight people sharing a four-bedroom apartment in Les Montagnettes Les Chalets de la Mouria. The self-catering, ski-drive price includes return Eurotunnel crossings with Free FlexiPlus upgrades. Departure is February 23 for seven nights with Erna Low.
Solden for £544pp with Igluski
Stay at Chalet Karl Riml in Solden for £544pp (was £1225pp) on the week starting February 17. The saving is well over half of the original price, and the chalet is close to the lifts and the lively town centre. The ski deal includes return flights and transfers from Gatwick and seven nights chalet board. Further details available from Igluski.
Courchevel for £700pp with Ski Bluebird
The week commencing February 16 is now going for £700pp, reduced from the original price of £1049pp, for a fully catered chalet holiday at Chalet Barragiste in Courchevel 1550. Resort transfers are also included. Further information available from Ski Bluebird.
France or Austria for £549pp with Alpine Elements
Various holidays are still available for the half term week, starting at £549pp including flights, transfers, and half board catering. The resorts with offers are La Plagne, Meribel, Val d’Isere, Morzine, Les Arcs, St Anton and Tignes. Departure is on February 17. Further information from Alpine Elements.
St Anton for £425pp with Esprit
Chalet Elfie in St Anton is available for £425pp (was £1159pp) for the week commencing February 17. The chalet offers superb family suites and has the added benefit of free Wifi. Price is based on a family of four (2 adults and 2 children under 12) at £1700 and includes ferry crossings and half board catered chalet accommodation. Esprit Classic Child Care is available from £199 for a week of exclusive Esprit ski lessons. More information from Esprit Ski.
Les Deux Alpes from £483pp with Peak Retreats
There’s 15% off accommodation in Les Deux Alpes for the week starting February 16. Stay in traditional style Cote Brune Hotel at the foot of the slopes. Prices from £483pp (was £568pp) half-board based on a family of four sharing, and including return Eurotunnel crossings with free FlexiPlus upgrade. Visit Peak Retreats for details.
Meribel luxury for £2242pp with VIP
The Taiga Lodge is the flagship chalet for VIP SKI in Meribel, with a premier location in the Dou du Pont enclave. There’s a hot tub, sauna and state-of-the-art home entertainment. From February 17 the chalet is now £2242pp for seven nights, down from £2492pp (a saving of £250pp). The price includes return flights with regional departures available, resort transfers and chalet board catering. For more information visit VIP.
Les Menuires for £545pp with Skiweekends
Ski-in ski-out Chalet Cleopatra in Reberty Les Menuires has a four-night weekend departing February 14 for £545pp (a saving of £200pp). The holiday includes chalet board, return flights with regional options and resort transfers. For more information visit Skiweekends.
Tignes from £363pp with Ski Collection
Save £1500 in the four-star Le Nevada in Tignes. The three-bedroom apartment sleeps eight and the building has spa facilities. The price was £550pp, and now starts at £363pp for seven nights self-catering based on eight people sharing. Departures are February 16, with return Eurotunnel crossings for one car and passengers. Visit Ski Collection for information.
Niederau for £479pp with Inghams
The traditional village of Niederau is a great choice for beginners and intermediates and its neighbour, Auffach is now linked into the Ski Jewel area with Alpbach. Seven nights half board in Hotel Austria is now from £479pp, saving £150pp, departing March 9. Price includes return flights from Gatwick to Innsbruck. For more information and bookings visit Inghams.
Zermatt from £1595pp with Ski Solutions
Stay seven nights half board for £1595pp in the delightfully quirky Hotel Alex in Zermatt. The price includes flights with Swiss from Heathrow on March 30, free ski carriage and Swiss Rail transfers from Geneva. This is a saving of £160pp. More information available from Ski Solutions.
Banff from £1095pp with Ifyouski
Seven nights chalet board at the four-star Caribou Lodge & Spa in Banff is now £1095pp including a six-day Tri-Area lift pass (save £250pp) provided you book before February 15. The package also includes return flights from Gatwick leaving on March 9, and resort transfers. Visit Ifyouski for more details.
Beaver Creek for £995pp with Crystal Finest
Stay in the four-star Pines Lodge, room only, in the family-friendly resort of Beaver Creek, Colorado. The price is £995pp (save £384pp) based on two sharing. Departure is from Heathrow to Denver on March 13 with return BA flights, and the price includes resort transfers. For more information visit Crystal Finest.
St Anton for £407pp with Skiworld
There’s a Flash Sale of Easter holidays with up to 40% off the original price. For example, Chalet Baren in St Anton is available for the week starting April 7. The price was £679pp and is now £407pp. Visit Skiworld for further details.
Easter in La Tania from £459pp with Ski Amis
The tour operator has saving of up to £140pp in three chalets in the family-friendly resort of La Tania in the Trois Vallees. For example, Chalet Lea and Chalet Morgane are both now £499pp (they were £639pp), and Chalet Christine is now £459pp (was £579pp). All prices are for a week half board starting on April 6. Visit Ski Amis for more details.
Flaine for 497€ with P&V Holidays
Benefit from the flash ski apartment sale, which runs from now until February 12. This includes savings of up to 40% on a range of resorts and apartments for the rest of the season. For example, the week starting April 13 at Les Terrasses d’Eos in Flaine includes a 30% discount on a classic one-bedroom apartment sleeping up to four people. This means that the price is now 497€ (was 710€). Visit P&V Holidays for more details.
…and what’s more…
The UK’s longest real snow slope, Chill Factore, is offering a money back guarantee on lift passes to skiers and boarders who haven’t visited before. So if you don’t enjoy the experience you’ll get your money back.
Visit Chill Factore for prices, times and other details.