If you’ve been following our website regularly, you’ll know that conditions are still excellent in the Alps, following the return of decent wintry weather last week that was more like January than late March. An incredible 130cm fell in La Thuile in Italy, 120cm in Serre Chevalier in France, with between 30cm and 80cm elsewhere in the Alps.
To have a reasonable choice of where to stay, when to go and how to get there this late in the season, you’ll need to book right away. 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 holiday deals:
Morzine for £449pp with Alpine Elements
The Ridge Hotel in Morzine is now £449pp for a week, saving you £428pp. The holiday is half board from March 31 and the hotel is a few hundred metres from the Super Morzine lift, ready to whisk you into the heart of the Portes du Soleil. Many other French and Austrian resorts are also available on these dates. Flights depart from Gatwick, with other airports available. Further information from Alpine Elements.
St Anton for £519pp with Ski Total
Chalet St Martin in the delightful resort of St Anton is now £519pp (was £889pp) for seven nights starting March 31. The St Martin offers attractive accommodation with a sauna and outdoor hot-tub, plus free wifi for its guests. The price includes return Gatwick-Innsbruck flights, resort transfers, and seven nights’ catered accommodation. More information from Ski Total.
Les Arcs for £279pp with Ski Collection
Stay seven nights at the four-star Chalet Altitude in Les Arcs, with free access to the indoor heated swimming-pool. Prices are now from £279pp (was £385pp) based on five people sharing a two-bedroom apartment. This includes return Eurotunnel crossings with free Flexi Plus upgrade, for the week starting March 30. Visit Ski Collection for details.
For more ideas of where to go, see our feature on Easter skiing.
Tignes from £499pp with Inghams
With its high altitude and excellent snow record, Tignes is a great option for a late break. Stay seven nights in catered accommodation at Chalet Chardonnet from £499pp, which is a saving of £310pp, with departures on April 6. The price includes return flights from Gatwick to Geneva and resort transfers. For more information and bookings visit Inghams.
Alpe d’Huez for £183pp with Peak Retreats
Stay at the ski-in, ski-out residence Chalets des Neiges in the heart of Oz-en-Oisans in the Alpe d’Huez ski area. Prices are now from £183pp (was £246pp) for seven nights, based on five people sharing a two-bedroom apartment. The package includes return Eurotunnel crossings with free FlexiPlus upgrades, departing on the week starting April 6. Visit Peak Retreats for further information.
Val d’Isere for £319pp with Igluski
This season, Val d’Isere has enjoyed some of the best skiing conditions in years and there’s a catered chalet holiday here from £319pp, departing April 6 and staying in two-star Chalet Inoko. The price includes flights and transfers from Gatwick and seven nights’ chalet board. Details from Igluski.
Obergurgl for £539pp with Crystal Ski
Stay seven nights half board at the four-star Hotel Austria in the high little ski village of Obergurgl. The price is now £539pp (save £60pp), with the departure date on April 13 from Gatwick to Innsbruck on Thomson Airways, and transfers also included. Further details from Crystal Ski.
Courchevel from £450pp with Ski Bluebird
On March 30 you can spend a week at Chalet Barragiste in Courchevel 1550 for £450pp (was £799pp). On April 6 you can stay there from £400pp (was £749pp), and there’s 30% off lift passes as well. The price does not include travel. The chalet is ski-in ski-out and has a hot tub. Further information from Ski Bluebird.
Flaine for £120pp with Erna Low
There’s 20% off the accommodation price in snowsure Flaine, where you now pay £120pp (reduced from £145pp) based on four people sharing a one-bedroom / six-person apartment at Home International Apartments for the week starting April 13. The self-catering, ski-drive price includes return Eurotunnel crossings with Free FlexiPlus upgrade. Further details from Erna Low.
Morzine for £899pp with VIP
The popular resort of Morzine has access to the Avoriaz ski area, so snow is not an issue this late in the season. A week here including return Gatwick flights, resort transfers and chalet board catering is now £899pp at a choice of Dakota Lodge (discounted by £120pp) or Alaska Lodge (discounted by £150pp). Four other Morzine chalets also offer discounts of more than £100pp. For more information visit VIP.
Zurs from £1732pp with Powder Byrne
There’s an exclusive introductory offer of seven nights for the price of six on the week starting April 6, giving a new price from £1732pp half board, including return flights and private transfers. Accommodation is in the family-friendly Arlberghaus Hotel, a two-minute stroll to the ski lift and close to the nursery slopes. Details from Powder Byrne.
Meribel for £500pp with Esprit Ski
Cèdre Blanc in Meribel is now £500pp (was £799pp) for the week commencing April 7. The newly refurbished chalet has its own sauna and a complimentary minibus service to the lifts. Price is based on a family of four (two adults and two children under 12) at £2,000. The price includes Gatwick flights, resort transfers, and half board catered chalet accommodation. Esprit Classic Child Care is available from £199 for a week of exclusive Esprit ski lessons. More details are available from Esprit Ski.
Verbier from £475pp with Ifyouski
Stay for seven nights chalet board at the three-star Chalet Thomas in the lively resort of Verbier and you will save £370pp. The new £475pp price includes flights and transfers, with departures from Gatwick on April 6. The chalet sleeps eight people. More information from Ifyouski.
Courchevel for £399pp with Powder White
Spend Easter at Chalet Toscano in Courchevel 1650 for £399pp (a saving of £300pp). The eight-person chalet has a superb location with easy access to the lifts. Price is for the week starting April 6 and includes seven nights fully catered chalet board. Further details and bookings through Powder White.
La Rosiere for £232pp with Ski Apartments
There’s 30% off in La Rosiere, where the week starting April 6 is now £232pp (reduced from £332pp) based on eight people sharing a four-bedroom eight- to ten-person apartment in Chalet Altitude Le Refuge. The price is for self-catering, accommodation only. Further details from Ski Apartments.
Les Arcs for £149pp with Pierre & Vacances
There’s an offer for a week in a one-bedroom classic apartment in the Premium Residence Le Village at Arc 1950 for £594. This represents a saving of £148 from the previous price of £742. The apartments sleep four comfortably, so the price works out at £149pp. For more information or to book visit Pierre & Vacances.
Long weekend in Pila from £635pp with Ski Solutions
Stay four nights half board – Thursday to Monday – at the lovely three-star Hotel La Chance in Pila. The price includes return flights with Swiss from Heathrow departing April 4, ski carriage, and car hire from Geneva. This is a saving of £50pp. Further information is available from Ski Solutions.
Brides les Bains from £299pp with Skiweekends
Depart on March 28 for a weekend break in the Three Valleys – or leave on March 31 for a week-long break by luxury coach, now from £299pp. Accommodation is in three-star Club Hotel Verseau in Brides Les Bains, linked into the Meribel ski area by cable-car. For more information visit Skiweekends.