Spring is approaching, and with that comes longer days and sunny lunches sitting on terraces outside mountain restaurants. March and April are great months to go skiing: the pistes are emptier than at many other times of year, and the warmer weather makes it a great time for learning to ski. Accommodation prices can be lower, too.
As well as taking a look at the 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.
Vaujany from £732 with Ski Peak
Save over £230pp at Chalet Saskia in Vaujany. The lovely alpine chalet has a brand news eight-person sauna and state-of-the-art hot tub on the terrace, as well as extremely high quality cuisine. The price offered is for half board for the weeks starting March 4 and 11. Group bookings receive further discounts. Bookings: Ski Peak.
Val d’Isere for £799pp with Le Ski
Spend a week at Chalet La Saulire in Val d’Isere for £799pp (it was £866pp) chalet half board on the week starting March 19. The price includes flights from Gatwick or Manchester, and resort transfers. The chalet is in an enclave with a few others, sleeps 14 people, and has a shared hot tub. Bookings: Le Ski.
St Anton whole chalet for 12,555€ with Kaluma
Stay for a week in Chalet Ariane in St Anton, where the lovely chalet has three en suite bedrooms and a spa area. On the week starting March 26 the whole catered chalet now costs 12,555€ (it was 15,625€). Travel is not included. Bookings: Kaluma.
La Rosiere from £449pp with Ski Beat
The operator has reduced the price of a week’s ski holiday in every one of their catered chalets, for every departure date, in 11 top French ski resorts, from now until the end of the season. Bookings must be made by March 2. Prices include chalet half board, return Gatwick or Manchester flights and resort transfers. For example, the offers represent a saving of £420pp on a week’s stay in La Rosiere at Chalet Papillon, now £449pp (it was £869pp) with departure from Gatwick on March 25. Manchester prices from £462pp. Bookings: Ski Beat.
Banff from £1,318 with SNO
A week’s stay in the fabulous Fairmont Banff Springs has been reduced from £1,536pp to £1,318pp – including flights from Heathrow and airport transfers departing March 8. The historic hotel in the Banff National Park has facilities including indoor and outdoor pools, the Willow Stream Spa and an ice rink. Bookings: SNO.
Morzine from £979pp with VIP Ski
Valdez Suite is a spacious apartment for four people that overlooks the high street in Morzine. Priced from £979pp (down from £1,079pp, so that’s a saving of £100pp) for a seven-night catered stay with return flights from Gatwick, and coach transfers, arriving March 12. Bookings: VIP Ski.
La Plagne from £849pp with Mark Warner
For March 19 departures, the operator has removed the Heathrow flight supplement, which is usually £35pp, so a week’s stay at Chalet Hotel Christina in La Plagne is now from £849pp and at Chalet Hotel L’Ecrin in Tignes from £999pp. Departures on March 26 have free child places at Chalet Hotels Val d’Isere, Aiguille Percee, Tarentaise, Berangere and Christina. This applies to a child sharing a twin room in an additional bed. Bookings: Mark Warner.
Les Gets short break for £419pp with Ski Weekends
Enjoy three days of skiing on this weekday package, which includes flights and transfers for £419pp starting on Monday March 13. The chalet sleeps 10 people and is in a quiet area of Les Gets. The ski bus stops right outside and it is a short stroll to the village centre. The chalet has a new sauna and Jacuzzi. Bookings: Ski Weekends.
Meribel from £414pp with Skiworld
For the week commencing March 18, stay at Residence Les Sentiers du Tueda in Meribel, which sleeps up to six people (with one separate bedroom). It now costs £414.38pp, saving £50pp. There are other reductions on dates right up to the end of the season, so those who have not yet booked can still bag good value holiday this season. Prices include Gatwick flights and resort transfers, and are based on full occupancy of apartments. Bookings: Skiworld.
Megeve from £550pp with Stanford Ski
There’s 20% off week-long ski passes and 10% off short breaks from April 3 in the lovely old town of Megeve. For example, a six-day family pass starts at £143 per adult and £115 per child (minimum four passes bought together including minimum two children). Prices on the week of March 26 are now £550pp in Chalet Sylvana. A few rooms are available on the week of April 2 in chalet-hotel Rond Point for £560pp. On April 9 it is £650pp in chalet Les Clochettes, £490pp in chalet-hotel Rond Point and £480pp in Sylvana. Prices are for catered accommodation but exclude flights and transfers. Bookings: Stanford Ski.
Cervinia from £599pp with Crystal Ski
A week’s bed & breakfast at two-star Hotel des Guides in Cervinia is now from £599pp – saving £160pp – including flights from Stansted to Turin and resort transfers departing on April 2. Direct flights are also available from Birmingham, Glasgow, Manchester and Gatwick. Bookings: Crystal Ski.
Les Arcs from £323pp with Ski Collection
There’s 10% off on the week of April 8, provided you book before March 3. The holiday is for seven nights self-catering at four-star slopeside Chalet des Neiges-La Cime des Arcs in Arc 2000 and costs from £323pp (was £354pp). Facilities include a swimming-pool, sauna, steam room and fitness room, bowling alley and restaurant. Price is based on five people sharing a one-bedroom alcove self-catered apartment (sleeps six) and includes Eurotunnel crossings from Folkestone to Calais, with FlexiPlus upgrades. Bookings: Ski Collection.
Lech for £918pp and free parking at Bristol Airport with Ski Total
Spend a week at Chalet Hotel Sonneck in Lech from £918pp (was £1,138pp) travelling on April 2. The traditional chalet hotel has its own indoor heated pool along with access to a sauna. This price includes return flights from Bristol to Innsbruck, resort transfers, and catered accommodation, plus free parking at Bristol Airport. Bookings: Ski Total.
Arc 1950 apartment from £1,427 with Erna Low
From April 15 there are both standard and superior two-bedroom apartments available in ski-in ski-out Le Village Arc 1950 from £1,427 and £1,548 respectively. The property in Les Arcs is great for a family of four looking to find some last-minute snow and the price includes a Eurotunnel pass for ski drive. Bookings: Erna Low.
Les Gets from £2,699 for a family of 4 with Ski Famille
Book to stay in Premier Select Chalet Les Chats Bleus in Les Gets on the week commencing April 1 for £2,699 for a family of 4 including a Eurotunnel Flexiplus crossings. The chalet sleeps 13 (including two family suites) and has an outdoor hot tub. Chalets are fully catered and professional in-chalet childcare is also available. Bookings: Ski Famille.
Kuhtai from £1,089pp with Inghams
Save more than £100pp at Alpen-Residenz Mooshaus in Kuhtai. The ski-in, ski-out accommodation at four-star Alpen-Residenz Mooshaus has a new heated outdoor pool. A week’s stay from April 8 costs from £1,089pp half-board, including flights from Gatwick to Innsbruck and resort transfers. Bookings: Inghams.
Les Carroz from £236pp with Peak Retreats
There’s 15% off the week starting April 1 in Les Carroz provided you book before March 12. Stay for seven nights self-catering at Leana from £236pp (it was £278pp). The newly built four-star apartments overlook the main village square. It’s a five-minute walk to the nursery slopes and the drag-lift connecting to the main gondola. Facilities include a swimming-pool, sauna, Jacuzzi and fitness room, plus the O des Cîmes spa. Price is based on five people sharing a one-bedroom alcove self-catered apartment (sleeps six) and includes Eurotunnel crossings from Folkestone to Calais, with FlexiPlus upgrades. Bookings: Peak Retreats.
Les Gets from £905pp with Esprit Ski
Stay at Chalet Monet in Les Gets from £905pp travelling out on April 2. This centrally located chalet is four minutes’ walk from the nearest piste and has an outdoor spa bath and sauna as well as a home cinema. This price is based on a family of four (two adults and two children aged two to ten years) from £3,615 and includes return flights from Heathrow to Geneva, resort transfers, and seven nights chalet catered accommodation. Bookings: Esprit Ski.
Morzine for £746pp and a free lift pass with Alpine Elements
Spend a week at Premium Chalet Charlie in Morzine for £746pp. The departure date is April 2. The price includes chalet half board, flights, transfers and a free lift pass. Children aged between 2-12 years old receive £50-£75 off. Bookings: Alpine Elements.