After the rain, snow. The Welove2ski snow forecast for Tuesday, January 15 may not be predicting vast quantities of the white stuff, but it is suggesting snow is going to fall at very low levels. Which means that the thaw is over. And it’s time to check out our weekly Deals page to see if anything can tempt you now – or maybe a bit later in the season.
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 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 best ski deals:
Avoriaz apartment for £699 with P&V Holidays
Residence Electra in Avoriaz is a recent addition to the Pierre & Vacances portfolio in the resort. It is situated 600m away from the highest waterpark in Europe, Aquariaz, and an escalator links the residence to the heart of the resort. A one-bedroom apartment, ideal for a family of four, is now £699 for seven nights (which is a saving of £245) for arrivals on January 27. For more information or to book visit P&V Holidays.
Obergurgl for £519 with Inghams
Obergurgl is one of the most snowsure resorts in the Alps, with a season that runs from December until May. Stay in the traditional three-star Hotel Sportiv on the ski slopes and you’ll enjoy free access to the extensive new spa and leisure facilities at Hotel Crystal. Seven nights half board is now from £519pp (was £639pp) departing January 26. The price includes return Gatwick-Innsbruck flights, resort transfers, and a weekly children’s activity programme. For more information visit Inghams.
Courchevel for £749pp with Mark Warner
Stay for a week in Chalet Hotel Dahu in the chic resort of Courchevel for £749pp (a saving of £155pp), with departures on January 27. The ski deal includes return flights from Manchester, seven nights half board, resort transfers and ski hosting. Regional departures are also available from Birmingham, Gatwick and Heathrow. There is an in-house creche with childcare at extra cost. For bookings or more information contact Mark Warner. http://www.markwarner.co.uk/ski-holidays/courchevel/chalethotel-dahu
Tignes for £675pp with Skiworld
There are some great ski deals in Tignes, along with a Buy-One-Get-One-Half-Price lift pass deal. For example on January 26, Chalets Dominique (which sleeps 16) is now £675pp (was £885pp). On the same week, the BOGOHP area lift pass was £199pp but you’ll now get two for £298.50. Further details from Skiworld.
Les Coches for £375pp with Alpine365
Save £250pp at traditional Chalet Epicea in Les Coches in the Paradiski area for the week starting January 12. The price is now £375p (was £625pp and you’ll be able to join in the celebrations for Montchavin-les Coches’ 40th anniversary on January 17. The ski deal includes seven nights half board, not including travel. The chalet has a hot tub and huge open fire. More details from Alpine365.
Cortina for £499pp with Ifyouski
You will save £326pp on seven nights half board at Hotel Barisetti in Cortina d’Ampezzo, including flights (no extra charge for regional flights) and resort transfers. The new price is from £499pp, with departures from the UK on January 26. Further information on this ski deal from Ifyouski.
A February break
St Anton for £699pp with Ski Total
There are savings of £385pp on a February trip to St Anton, with a week now £699pp (was £1,084) from February 10 in Chalet Inge, a contemporary chalet complete with wellness area. The price includes flights from Gatwick-Friedrichshafen, transfers, and catered accommodation. Contact Ski Total for further details.
Pas de la Casa from £595pp with Igluski
Spend seven nights half board in the family-run Hotel Cal Ruiz at Pas de la Casa. Flights are from Gatwick, and resort transfers are included. The price is now from £595pp (was £829pp) departing on February 17. Details from Igluski.
Flaine from £331pp with Ski Collection
Stay in a three-bedroom ski apartment (sleeps eight) in the purpose-built resort of Flaine on the week commencing February 16. Accommodation is in the four-star Le Centaure and costs from £331pp (was
£369pp) to include return Eurotunnel crossings. More information available from Ski Collection.
Courchevel from £791pp with Ski Bluebird
For the weeks starting February 9 and 16, there’s a 12% discount at ski-in ski-out Chalet Barragiste in Courchevel 1550. The price for the week of February 9 is £791pp (was £899pp) and on February 16 it’s £924pp (was £1049pp). If the chalet is booked in full, the operator will throw in ski passes for kids. The price includes half board accommodation and resort transfers. Further details from Ski Bluebird.
Saas Fee for £450pp with Esprit Ski
Chalet Hotel Annahof in Saas Fee is now £450pp (was £608pp) for the week commencing February 3. The price is based on a family of four (2 adults and 2 children under 12) at £1,799 (was up to £2,519) including return flights from Southampton to Geneva, transfers, and babysitting. Esprit Classic Child Care is available from £199 for a week of exclusive Esprit ski lessons. More information from Esprit Ski.
Les Houches for £189pp with Erna Low
There’s 30% off accommodation at Les Houches in the Chamonix Valley, where a week self-catering starting March 2 now costs £189pp (reduced from £257pp), based on six people sharing a two-bedroom/six-person ski apartment in Les Balcons d’Anaite. The ski-drive price includes return Eurotunnel crossings with Free FlexiPlus upgrade. Bookings through Erna Low.
Saint-Gervais from £199pp with Peak Retreats
Book by January 22 to save 22% on the week starting February 23. The price was £246pp and is now from £199pp for seven nights self-catering in a two-bedroom ski apartment (sleeps six), and includes return Eurotunnel crossings. Details from Peak Retreats.
Les Deux Alpes for £710pp with Crystal Ski
Stay at three-star Hotel Brunerie, all-inclusive (all meals and apres-ski drinks), for £710pp (save £240pp) in Les Deux Alpes. Departure is from Gatwick to Grenoble on March 9, with transfers included. The hotel also runs a kids club at extra charge. Details from Crystal Ski.
Alpe d’Huez from £587pp with Ski Solutions
Stay for seven nights half board at Chalet Louisa in Alpe d’Huez from £587pp (saving £252pp) including Gatwick flights departing March 23 and resort transfers. The chalet sleeps 16 and has a hot tub and sauna. Information from Ski Solutions.
Serre Chevalier for £111pp with Ski Apartments
There’s 35% off a week’s self-catering at L’Alpaga ski apartments in Serre Chevalier. Provided bookings are made by January 21, it will now cost £111pp (reduced from £176pp) based on four people sharing a one-bedroom 4/5 person apartment from March 30. Further details available from Ski Apartments.