It’s just three weeks until the official start to the European ski season and some resorts are already up and running, but it’s still not too late to look for a bargain holiday. Most of the major operators still have deals available and it’s worth having a look at the ski specialist travel agencies such as Sno, Snowfinders, Alpine Answers and Snow-Wise.
Whistler for £989pp with Ski Independence
Stay at the three-star-plus Tantalus Lodge in Whistler for £989pp – which is seven nights for the price of five. The accommodation is room-only in a two-bedroom condo, based on four people sharing and including Gatwick flights and shared transfers. To take advantage of this offer, bookings must be made by November 15. Further details from Ski Independence.
St Anton for £899pp with Supertravel
With its own private lift to take guests directly from the slopes, three-bedroom Chalet Mooserwirt is a stylish-chalet apartment in St Anton. Savings are available on bookings made by December 1, for departures on December 15, with prices starting from £899pp (saving £200pp) per week based on six sharing. This includes chalet board accommodation, return flights and transfers. Go to Supertravel for more details.
Les Gets for £343pp with Esprit
Spend seven nights from December 15 in Chalet Karine in family-friendly Les Gets for £343pp (was £518pp). The price includes return flights from Heathrow to Geneva, transfers, free wifi, free babysitting, and seven nights catered accommodation. Esprit Classic Child Care is available from £209 for a week of exclusive ski lessons. More information from Esprit.
Sauze d’Oulx from £559pp with Inghams
Enjoy a Christmas ski and spa break in Sauze d’Oulx, which is part of the enormous Milky Way ski area. Four-star Grand Hotel Besson is close to the rustic old town and has a spa area with salt water pool. Stay seven nights half board from £559pp, saving £200pp, departing December 21. Price includes return flights from Gatwick to Turin and resort transfers. Flights are also available from Birmingham (+£25) and Manchester (+£35). For more information visit Inghams.
Les Saisies for £306pp with Erna Low
There’s 10% off accommodation in Les Saisies. The price is now £306pp (reduced from £335pp) per week based on four people sharing a two-bedroom four/six-person apartment in Le Hameau du Beaufortain. The price includes return Eurotunnel crossings with Free FlexiPlus upgrades with departures on March 29. Further details from Erna Low.
Christmas apartment in Serre Chevalier for 1301€
Serre Chevalier is offering family ski deal for Christmas and February half term. Book seven nights self-catering from 1301€ and your family (2 adults + 2 children) will also receive six-day lift passes for free. Further details from Serre Chevalier Tourist Board.
Up to 35% off in Verbier with CK Verbier
There’s 20% off in sumptuous chalet Bella Coola over Christmas and as much as 35% off the normal prices for the week commencing January 5. Special January 10-day stays (inclusive of full CKV service and dinner on nine of the 10 nights) will cost 59,500CHF for the whole of either Chalet Fontanet or Chalet Gentianes. For more details contact CK Verbier.
Avoriaz for £558pp with Ski Total
Stay in Avoriaz and save £100pp at Chalet Les Lauzes, which is now £558pp (was £658pp) with departures on December 15. Located right on the slopes, it also has a sauna. The price is based on two adults sharing and includes return flights from Heathrow to Geneva, transfers, free wifi and seven nights catered accommodation. Further information available from Ski Total.
£969pp and discount lift passes in Val d’Isere with VIP Ski
Six-day lift passes are being offered at £125pp for those staying in Val d’Isere on December 15. This a £100 saving when booked with VIP ahead of arrival in the resort. One of the chalets can be booked by the room with a flexible meal plan. Prices for seven nights arriving on the December 15 start at £969pp chalet board. This includes return flights from Gatwick and resort transfers. For more information visit VIP Ski.
£719 for a studio in the 3 Valleys with Pierre & Vacances
There is a whole range of discounts available on self-catered accommodation when booked before November 27. Dates on offer include the school holidays. For a Christmas break, Val Thorens is a great location, with Residence Les Temples du Soleil starting from £719 for a studio apartment sleeping four, with arrival on December 21. For more details and bookings visit Pierre & Vacances.
Sainte-Foy from £586pp with Premiere Neige
There’s up to 10% off Chalet Alexandria in Sainte-Foy, with self-catered availability over Christmas. There’s also one catered property available over half term. The newly-renovated chalet sleeps 8-10 and is available in January from £586pp. It’s conveniently located 80m from the chair-lift. Further information from Premiere Neige.
Whistler from £007pp with Flexiski
Save up to 35% at The Fairmont Chateau Whistler where seven nights in January is now from £1007pp (saving of £534pp). Flights, transfers and extras are all booked separately. Further details from Flexiski.
Les Arcs for £416pp with Ski Apartments
There’s 10% off in Arc 2000 where it now costs £416pp (reduced from £463pp) based on six people sharing a three-bedroom six/eight-person apartment in Les Chalets des Arolles. This is on a self-catering, accommodation-only basis starting February 22 and must be booked by December 15. Contact Ski Apartments.
Free massage in Val d’Isere with Le Ski
There’s a free 30-minute massage with Pamper Off Piste for anyone booking into the following Val d’Isere chalets on either February 2 or 9 – Bellevarde, Saulire, Bel Air, Roc Merlet, Grand Casse and La Face. You can add to the massage with any of their other beauty or massage treatments and receive a 10% discount. Book by November 29 to tke advantage of the offer. Further details from Le Ski.