With just seven weeks until the official start to the European ski season and snow already falling across the Alps and Rockies, surely now is the same to look for a bargain holiday?
Most of the major operators still have early booking ski deals available, and it’s also worth having a look at what the ski specialist travel agencies have on offer – such as Sno, Snowfinders, Alpine Answers and Snow-Wise.
Val d’Isere at Christmas for £833pp with Esprit Ski
Take a festive break to snow-sure Val d’Isere, where Chalet Hotel Ducs de Savoie is now £833pp (based on a family of four at £3,3333) travelling out on December 22. This includes return flights from Southampton to Geneva (other airports available), resort transfers, free babysitting, wifi, and seven nights catered accommodation. There is also a free lift pass on offer for children (5-13 years) with each adult pre-booking an Espace Killy lift pass. Esprit Classic Child Care is available from £199 for a week of exclusive ski lessons. Details from Esprit Ski.
Vail from £1469pp with Ski Independence
Save up to 60% on lodging in Vail on selected dates, plus a £200 discount per booking and $200 resort credit – provided you book by November 15. Prices start from £1469pp B&B staying at the four-star Lodge at Vail. More information is available from Ski Independence.
Avoriaz from £119pp with Ski Apartments
There’s 20% off in Avoriaz, with one week starting at £119pp (reduced from £149pp) based on six people sharing a one-bedroom + cabin/six-person apartment. The price is for accommodation only and is for the week commencing March 15. For further details and bookings visit Ski Apartments.
Montgenevre from £330pp with Erna Low
15% has been taken off the accommodation price in Montgenevre, where it now costs £330pp (reduced from £381pp) based on four people sharing a one-bedroom/four-person apartment in Le Hameau des Airelles. The price is for seven nights self-catering starting February 15 and includes return Eurotunnel crossings with Free FlexiPlus upgrades. To benefit from the offer, bookings need to be made by October 31 through Erna Low.
Les 2 Alpes from £713pp with Ski Total
Renard Bleu and Loup Blanc in Les 2 Alpes both have their own heated plunge pool and are now on offer for £713pp (was £813pp) for the week of January 5, when there is also a 2-for-1 deal on pre-booked lift passes and ski equipment (saving an additional £294 per couple). The price includes return flights from Gatwick to Chambery (other airports available), resort transfers, free wifi and seven nights chalet board accommodation. For more details visit Ski Total.
Morzine from £475pp with Alpine Elements
There’s an extra 10% off a range of chalets and hotels, some even including a free lift pass. This means that somewhere like the Ridge Hotel in Morzine has seven nights from January 5 for £475pp. The half board price includes flights from Gatwick (Manchester also available), and resort transfers. Visit
Alpine Elements for details.
Val Cenis for £176pp with Peak Retreats
Stay in Le Criterium residence in the attractive resort of Val Cenis – perfect for families as it is located at the foot of the slopes and near the ski school meeting point. You can now save 10% with prices from £176pp (was £196pp) for seven nights self-catering, based on four people sharing a two-bedroom apartment. The price includes return Eurotunnel crossings and the offer is valid when you book at least three months in advance. More details from Peak Retreats.
Les Arcs from £733 with P&V
The Premium Residence in Arc 1950 has ski-in ski-out accommodation ranging from two-bedroom studios to six-person/two-bedroom apartments. The residence also features a Deep Nature Spa by Cinq Mondes. Arriving on December 14 for seven nights, you can stay in a one-bedroom classic apartment sleeping up to four people, which starts at £733 (down from £814, so a 10% discount). For more details visit P&V.
La Tania from £249pp with Ski Amis
On the first week of the resort’s winter season – December 14 – La Tania holidays now start from £249pp fully catered, staying in Chalet Christine. For more information and bookings contact Ski Amis.
St Anton from £989pp with VIP Ski
There is £100 off per person on seven dates from January to April. A few examples include St Anton where you can stay in contemporary chalet Haus Hochkar. The saver week price of £989pp is for seven nights from January 12 including chalet board catering, return flights from Gatwick and resort transfers. For more information and other options visit VIP Ski.
La Rosiere apartment for £255pp with Ski Collection
Stay in four-star Les Cimes Blanches, which is located close to the slopes in La Rosiere. A five-bedroom apartment (sleeps 10) is now £255pp (was £281pp) based on eight people sharing for seven nights self-catering on the week starting January 4. Price includes return Eurotunnel crossings. Details from Ski Collection.
Val d’Isere offer with Le Ski
You can now obtain two free places if you fill one of the Cacholet chalets for 14 in Val d’Isere – meaning you pay for just 12 people. The tour operator is running a special offer on the weeks of February 2 and 9, March 9 and 16 with the chalets Bellevarde, Roc Merlet, Saulire and Bel Air – all of which have access to an outdoor hot tub and free WiFi. Further information from Le Ski.
Free lift pass offer for Livigno
To qualify for a free lift pass in Livigno, you need to spend at least four nights in a hotel or seven nights in an apartment at the beginning of the season. The offer runs from December 1-20 and from April 5 to May 1. For more information visit Livigno‘s website.
Lift passes from £1 in French resorts with iGOSKi
You can now buy a lift pass for £1 with three- and four-day ski and snowboard holidays in Morzine, Les Gets, La Tania and Chamonix. This means a saving of £113 on a comparable three-day lift pass. Visit iGOSKi for more details.