As you will have seen from our snow reports, we’ve had some big dumps in the Alps throughout November, with some little snowstorms and flurries too. The result is that snow depths are great for this time of year. Don’t delay in bagging a bargain – there’s still availability at Christmas, too. Most of the major operators have ski deals available and it’s worth having a look at the ski specialist travel agencies such as Sno, Snowfinders, Alpine Answers and Snow-Wise.
Meribel for £595pp with Fish & Pips
Spend seven nights full board in Chalet Aurigny in Meribel for £595pp (saving £50pp). The price includes six days fully catered service and private minibus transfers. Departure is December 14. As well as this, there are ski deals on a six-day ski pass which is now 100€ (£83) for both Espace Killy and Three Valleys (saving of £125), free packed lunches six days a week (worth £60), and 20% off ski/board hire with Snowberry in Val d’Isere or Slide Candy in Meribel. These are all valid for catered chalets on the weeks commencing December 7 and 14. Contact Fish & Pips for information.
Three resorts for £699pp with VIP Ski
There are savings of up to £190pp on trips arriving in Morzine on December 15. Dakota Lodge is now £699pp (down from £839pp), which is a saving of £140. As well as this, Refuge Boua in Meribel is now £749pp (down from £869pp), and Haus Hochkar in St Anton is £799pp (down from £989pp). All prices are for seven nights including Gatwick flights, transfers and chalet board catering. For more information visit VIP Ski.
Free lift passes in Livigno
How about some tax free Christmas shopping? When booking either four nights in a hotel or seven nights in an apartment between December 1 and 20, there is a free lift pass on offer. For more information an ski deals in the resort visit the Livigno website.
Les Menuires for £168pp with Erna Low
There’s 30% off the accommodation price in Les Menuires where it now costs £168pp (reduced from £227pp) on December 14 based on six people sharing a three-bedroom six-person apartment in Les Chalets de L’Adonis. The self-catering, ski-drive price includes return Eurotunnel crossings with Free FlexiPlus upgrade. Visit Erna Low for details.
Val d’Isere chalet for £2290 with Powder White
Chalet Aquilina in Val d’Isere is now £449pp on December 7. There’s ski-in, ski-out access and the chalet is positioned between the Solaise and Bellevarde main lifts. Seven nights fully catered is now £449pp based on six sharing or it’s £2,290 per chalet if self-catered. Further details from Powder White.
Saas Fee from £699pp with Inghams
Save £180pp in the picturesque village of Saas Fee where seven nights half board at three-star Hotel Europa is now £699pp, saving £180pp. Departure date is December 21 and the price includes return Gatwick-Geneva flights and resort transfers. Flights are also available from Birmingham (+£29), Bristol (+£29), Cambridge (+£29), Manchester (+£39), Newcastle (+£39), Glasgow (+£59) and Edinburgh (+£49). For more information visit Inghams.
Beitostølen in Norway for £345pp with Crystal Ski
Self-cater at the three-star Bergo Apartments (half board option also available) for £345pp (save £210pp) for one week based on four people sharing. Departure is from Gatwick to Fagernes on December 21, and transfers are also included. Further details from Crystal Ski.
Meribel for £132pp with Ski Apartments
Save 20% in Meribel Mottaret, where it now costs £132pp (reduced from £165pp) based on four people sharing a Studio 4-person apartment in Le Hameau du Mottaret on December 21. This is for one week self-catering without any travel included. Bookings need to be made by December 15. Details from Ski Apartments.
Brides les Bains from £649pp with Skiweekends
There’s 25% off short breaks over the Christmas period to the Three Valleys. Three-star Hotel Verseau is situated in Brides Les Bains, linked to Meribel by cable-car. The hotel is half board with three-course dinners accompanied by wine. Prices for three-night holidays departing December 23 fare from £487pp, down from £649pp. Price includes flights and transfers. For more information or to book visit Skiweekends.
Les Deux Alpes for £589pp with Thomson
Stay for a week half-board at three-star Chalet Grand Tetras in Les Deux Alpes for £589pp (save £210pp) – with departures on December 21 from Gatwick to Grenoble, resort transfers included. Further information is available from Thomson Ski.
Avoriaz for £499pp with Ski Total
Stay in chalet Perce Neige in Avoriaz for £499pp (was £769pp) travelling out on January 5. This high-standard accommodation is located right on the slopes and two minutes’ walk from the resort centre. The price includes return flights from Southampton to Geneva, transfers, free wifi, use of sauna and seven nights chalet catered accommodation. Further details from Ski Total .
Val Thorens from £329pp with Ski Collection
Book by January 15 and you can stay seven nights self-catering at Chalet des Neiges Hermine in Val Thorens. The accommodation has doorstep skiing and costs from £329pp (was £362pp) based on five sharing a two-bedroom apartment. The offer includes return Eurotunnel crossings and departure is April 5. More information from Ski Collection.
Gressoney for £325pp with Esprit Ski
Stay seven nights in the village of Gressoney for £325pp chalet board. Chalet Hotel Valverde is adjacent to the main ski lift and four minutes’ walk to the village centre. The price is based on a family of 4, (2 adults and 2 children under 12) at £1299 (family of 3 can travel for £999) travelling on January 5, and including return Gatwick-Turin flights, transfers, as well as free wifi, babysitting and ski hosting. Esprit Classic Child Care is available from £209 for a week of exclusive ski lessons. Go to Esprit Ski for details.
Val Cenis from £248pp with Peak Retreats
Save 15% in Val Cenis, staying seven nights self-catering on February 15 at four-star Les Balcons de Val Cenis Village. The price is now from £248pp (was £292pp) based on five people sharing a two-bedroom apartment. The offer includes return Eurotunnel crossings. Book by December 2 to take advantage of the offer. More details from Peak Retreats.
Verbier chalet for 59,5000CHF with CK Verbier
There’s a January 10-day special in Verbier, inclusive of the full CKV service and dinner on nine of the 10 nights. The holiday dates are January 5-15 either at Chalet Fontanet or Gentianes (sleep 12 each), both for 59,500CHF. Shorter stays are also available. Contact CK Verbier for further details.
Free night in Val Thorens with Scott Dunn
Scott Dunn guests booking Koh-I-Nor, Val Thorens‘ newest and highest luxury hotel, will receive their first night free when arriving on a Sunday for a minimum four night stay. The offer is bookable until April 13, except for the dates between December 21 and January 8 inclusive. More information available from Scott Dunn.
Les Gets for £301pp with iGoSKi
Three nights in Chalet Jean Claude, near the Pleney lift in Les Gets is now £301pp. This includes Gatwick flights and half board catering. Other regional airports are also available, as are many other dates. The iGOSKi programme is flexible, with Sunday to Wednesday, Wednesday to Sunday, and Thursday to Sunday holidays. Details from IGoSKi.