If you have school-aged children and feel you must go skiing right now, there’s still a chance to grab a ski deal for half term! As you will have seen from our recent snow reports, snow has been falling at altitude across the northern Alps. It’s even started snowing in the Dolomites this morning, so there should be plenty of snow when you go.
We’ve also included some spring skiing deals here, and an early deal for 2018!
As well as taking a look at these deals below, it’s also worth checking the websites of the major tour operators. Make sure you stay safe: take local advice and have all the necessary equipment with you before even considering leaving the marked piste.
If you’re flying from Gatwick, don’t forget to reserve your airport parking at least 24 hours before you go. Cophall Parking has some offers especially for Welove2ski readers.
Tignes from £699pp with Ski Beat
For half term holidays departing February 18, there are Gatwick departures to Tignes from £699pp with a 30% (£300pp off) saving. The old price was £1,449pp. Accommodation is in the traditional Chalet Edelweiss. All holidays include return flights from Gatwick or Manchester, airport transfers, and chalet half board. Bookings: Ski Beat.
Meribel for £1,400pp with Snowfinders
Spend a week at Chalet Bellacima Lodge in Meribel for £1,400pp – it was £3,079pp. The departure date is February 12 and accommodation is on a chalet board basis with en suite twin/double rooms re still available. The property has an outdoor hot tub, cinema and billiard room. The price includes return flights from Gatwick and resort transfers. Bookings: Snowfinders.
St Anton from £839pp with Ski Total
Take your teenager this half term to discover the world-famous resort of St Anton. The brand new Arlberg link between St Anton and Lech gives it 305km of downhill skiing with 87 lifts and cableways. Accommodation is in Chalet Rosanna and costs from £839pp (was £1,469pp) travelling out on February 12. The chalet is three minutes’ walk from the resort centre, with a traditional interior and a welcoming open fire. This price is based on one adult and one child aged 13-17 sharing a room, and includes return flights from Manchester to Innsbruck, resort transfers, free ski hosting, and seven nights chalet catered accommodation. Bookings: Ski Total.
Val d’Isere for £795 with Alpine Elements
Spend a week starting February 12 at Chalet Fjord in Val d’Isere, staying half board with flights and transfers included. The chalet is close to the slopes and has a sauna too. The price is now £795pp (was £1,291pp). Bookings: Alpine Elements.
Obergurgl single parent with child holiday from £1,999 with Esprit Ski
Looking for a single parent ski deal for this February half term? Stay at the family-run Chalet Alpenblume in Obergurgl from £999pp. The price is based on a family of two (one adult and one child aged two to ten years) and costs from £1,999 travelling out on February 12. This includes return flights from Manchester to Innsbruck, resort transfers, use of the sauna, free babysitting, free ski hosting and seven nights catered chalet accommodation. Esprit Classic Child Care is available from £215 for a week. Bookings: Esprit Ski.
La Plagne family trip for £1,000 with Ski Famille
Spend half term week in Chalet Delphine in Plagne 1800. It sleeps 20 and has a dedicated playroom, modern fixtures and fittings, and a hot tub overlooking the piste. The holiday now costs £1,999 for seven nights half board (saving over £3,000) for a family of four on the week starting February 18. The price includes Gatwick flights and transfers or Eurotunnel Flexiplus crossings. Flights from other airports can be arranged at a supplement. Bookings: Ski Famille.
Mayrhofen from £559pp with Crystal Ski
A week’s bed & breakfast at two-star Ski Area Guesthouse in Mayrhofen is now from £559pp (save £300pp) including flights from Gatwick to Innsbruck and resort transfers. The price given is for departure on February 18. Bookings: Crystal Ski.
Courchevel from £1,500pp with VIP Ski
Those staying at Chalet Founets Amont in Courchevel will be surrounded by intriguing artefacts, exposed beams and traditional Savoyard character. The spacious chalet sleeps up to 11 guests and boasts a sauna that can turn itself into a steam room. Priced from £1,500pp (down from £1,899pp, so a saving of £399pp) for a seven-night stay arriving February 19. Price includes return flights from Gatwick, resort transfers, and seven nights’ chalet-board accommodation. Bookings: VIP Ski.
Cervinia from £699pp with Inghams
Cervinia is one of the highest resorts in the Alps and offers excellent skiing in both Italy and Switzerland. Book a seven-night holiday on a catered board basis at three-and-a-half-diamond Chalet Hotel Dragon from £699pp. Price represents a saving of £600pp and includes return flights from Manchester to Turin and airport transfers. The package is valid for travel departing on February 11. Bookings: Inghams.
St Anton from £745pp with Flexiski
The popular Amalien Haus in St Anton is ideal for families with older children or teachers looking to escape this half term. A three-night stay is now from £745pp (saving £140pp) on a chalet-catered basis. Price includes return flights from London and rail transfers. The holiday starts on February 16. Bookings: Flexiski.
Later Season Skiing
Innsbruck for £541pp with Ski Weekends
With The Jump starting this weekend, here’s some Austrian ski inspiration! Ski for three days mid-week, staying at the centrally-located four-star Hotel Grauer Baer in Innsbruck half board from £541pp. The offer includes a lift pass for the ski areas at Axamer Lizum (40km of slopes) and Patscherkofel/Igls (20km of slopes), and also flight and transfers. Departs Monday February 27. Bookings: Ski Weekends.
Les Arcs from £714pp with Erna Low
Stay seven nights at four-star Edenarc in Arc 1800 with ski-to-the-door access, views of Mont Blanc and the Tarentaise Valley, from £714pp, saving up to £356pp. The price is based on two adults sharing a one-bedroom apartment (sleeps up to four). Add a Flexiplus Eurotunnel ticket for only £220 return for complete flexibility to and from resort. Departure is February 25. Bookings: Erna Low.
La Clusaz from £156pp with Peak Retreats
Book before March 1 to stay seven nights self-catering in four-star residence Mendi Alde in La Clusaz, which now costs from £156pp (it was £195pp). The property is less than five minutes’ walk from the village centre and is connected to Bossonnet lifts by footbridge. Prices are based on five people sharing a two-bedroom self-catered apartment (sleeps six) on the week commencing March 25. Prices include a Eurotunnel crossings from Folkestone to Calais, with FlexiPlus upgrades. Accommodation-only packages are also available. Bookings: Peak Retreats.
Festivals in Solden and Obergurgl
Solden and Obergurgl are both known for their snow reliability, and from April 6-7, Solden celebrates the end of the season with the Electric Mountain Festival, and from April 9-24 Obergurgl-Hochgurgl will be taking part in the Firn, Fun & Fire event which is a weekly programme with free activities such as yoga, ski mountaineering and live music. A week’s stay at Apartment Isak costs from £647pp room only. Transfers, meals, ski pass and ski hire are extra. Return flights London to Innsbruck cost from £84pp with Monarch. Bookings: Visit Tirol.
Les Arcs from £214pp with Ski Collection
When booked before March 1 you can stay for seven nights self-catering at Edenarc from £214pp (it was £258pp). The four-star family-friendly Edenarc is a ski-in ski-out residence in the bustling resort of Arc 1800. Prices are based on five people sharing a two-bedroom self-catered apartment (sleeps six) on the week commencing March 25 and include a Eurotunnel crossings from Folkestone to Calais, with FlexiPlus upgrades. Accommodation-only holiday packages are also available. Bookings: Ski Collection.
Verbier entire chalet for 12,000chf with Ski Verbier Exclusive
Take a short break at Chalet Les Attelas in Verbier, which has six bedrooms. It now costs 12,000chf for three full days, from March 12 to 16. The chalet has a sauna and steam room, an outdoor hot tub, and there’s a 24-hour driver service. Includes chalet half board, all drinks including wine, spirits and champagne; travel is not included. Bookings: Ski Verbier Exclusive.
St Martin de Belleville 264€ pp
Stay seven nights in St Martin de Belleville over the Easter week from 264€ pp including a 3 Vallees lift pass, and a special pass to see the museum and have a tour of the old village. The offer is for the week starting April 15. Bookings: St Martin de Belleville Tourism.
Early Bookings for 2018
Avoriaz all-inclusive 2018 for £1,013pp with SNO
There’s currently 15% off all Club Med deals for the 2017/18 season, including this bargain in Avoriaz: the week beginning January 10, 2018 currently costs £1,013pp, including flights from Heathrow, airport transfers, lift pass, group ski/snowboard lessons, and food and drink on an all-inclusive basis (even a free bar). Bookings: SNO.