If all those extra kilos from an excess of turkey and Christmas pudding are weighing on your mind, there’s no better solution than a healthy January skiing holiday with fresh mountain air and lots of exercise. However, your purse may feel a little overstretched at this time of year, so what better way to beat the January blues than by snapping up a ski bargain…
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 best ski deals for January…
Meribel from £495pp with Ifyouski
Stay seven nights half board at the 16-person Chalet Chardonnet in Meribel from £495pp – saving £404pp. The price is based on flights from Gatwick on January 12 and further information is available from Ifyouski.
Vail for £627pp with Crystal Ski
Spend a week self-catering in the East Vail Condos for £627pp (save £360pp) based on four people sharing. The departure date to Vail is January 30 from Heathrow to Denver with BA flights, and resort transfers. Go to Crystal Ski for more information.
Courchevel for £440pp with Ski Bluebird
Chalet Barragiste in Courchevel 1550 is available on January 12 for £440pp (normal price £599pp) with transfers, food and accommodation all provided. Visit Ski Bluebird for more details.
Chamonix for £489pp with Skiweekends
Spend four days wallowing in Chamonix’s famous powder and steeps, whilst staying in a hotel that features the lively Chambre 9 apres-ski bar. Departing on January 10, this holiday is now £489pp (£100 off) based on two people sharing, and including flights, transfers and breakfast. For more information visit Skiweekends.
Meribel from £395pp with Fish&Pips
Book a holiday this month and you’ll receive 10% off, plus a free full area Three Valleys ski pass (valued at 234€) for the group leader. Chalets are in Meribel Village and prices start at £395pp (reduced from £435pp) half board in Chalet Corblettes. The offer applies to bookings in all chalets in Meribel for departures in January only. For bookings visit Fish&Pips.
Cervinia from £429pp with Inghams
Stay half board at Chalet Hotel des Guides in Cervinia for seven nights from £429pp, saving £280pp. Departure is January 12 and the price includes return flights from Gatwick to Turin and resort transfers. The ski-in, ski-out chalet-hotel is located at the bottom of the main slopes in the heart of the resort. Flights are also available from Birmingham (£19), Manchester (+£29) and Edinburgh (+£49). For more information or bookings visit Inghams.
Verbier chalet and 2-for-1 lift pass with CK Verbier
There are 2-for-1 lift passes for bookings in either Chalet Kernow or Bella Coola in Verbier for the week commencing January 20. This could represent a saving of up to 1,775CHF in Bella Coola and up to 2,485CHF in Chalet Kernow. The operator is also offering short breaks in four properties during the following dates: March 10–12 (2 nights), March 15–17 (2 nights), and March 15–19 (4 nights). Visit CK Verbier for details.
Les Arcs from £399pp with Alpine Elements
Spend seven nights from January 13 in Les Arcs. The price is now from £399pp (which is a saving of £448pp) and includes Gatwick flights (other airports also available), transfers, and half-board accommodation. For more details visit Alpine Elements.
Oz-en-Oisans apartment from £197 with Lagrange Holidays
You can now save 10% on usual accommodation prices for all departures up to April 30, including February half-term and Easter – which is ideal for skiers restricted by school holiday dates. The price cut applies to all accommodation – from apartments and self-catered chalets to short break hotels, and prices start at £197 per apartment/per week accommodation-only (based on a studio sleeping two to three people in Les Couleurs Soleil, Oz-en-Oisans, for the week commencing March 23). For more information and bookings, visit Lagrange.
Mayrhofen from £515pp with Ski Solutions
It’s half-price for half term in Mayrhofen, with seven nights in four-star Chalet Stoanerhof, 200m from the Ahorn Gondola. Staying on a fully catered basis with flights from Gatwick and resort transfers costs from just £515pp on February 17, which is a saving of £514pp. More details from Ski Solutions.
Solden for £320pp with Skiworld
A 50% off sale is on now, with Chalet Paul Gruner in Solden going for half price at £320pp on April 6, including flights, transfers and chalet half board. There are plenty of other chalets at half price too, in February, March and April. And when they run out, there are others with 30% and 25% off. More details from Skiworld.