When the skies clear after some of the biggest January storms in the past two decades, anyone heading for the Alps in the coming weeks will be in for a real treat. I had some of the best skiing in memory last week in Val d’Isere and am heading off to St Martin de Belleville tomorrow…hopefully for more of the same.
We have lots of half term deals this week – ranging from an apartment in Canazei to a chalet in La Plagne.
Don’t forget to reserve your airport parking at least 24 hours before you go – this is especially important during peak holiday periods. If you’re flying from Gatwick, Cophall Parking has some offers just for Welove2ski viewers.
Val d’Isere chalet in early February from £699pp with SNO
Stay in Val d’Isere’s Chalet La Saulire, which has been reduced from £1,029pp to £699pp for a week’s stay travelling out on February 4. Flights from Gatwick, airport transfers and chalet catering all come included in the cost, and guests have access to an outdoor hot tub. Bookings: SNO.
Alpe d’Huez from £413pp in February with Ski France
Set in a quiet area, approximately 500 metres above the Bergers area of Alpe d’Huez, Les Chalets de L’Altiport contains chalets sleeping up to 16 people in each, with their own terrace complete with a private sauna or hot tub. Each chalet is decorated in traditional Savoyard style, with large fireplace, wood and stone interior, an open-plan living area and a modern kitchen. A week’s stay from February 17 costs from £413pp (£4,960 total, it was £7,086 total – so a saving of 30%) for a five-bedroom chalet sleeping 12. Flights and transfers are at extra cost. Bookings: Ski France.
Canazei half term from £880pp with Crystal Ski
A week at three-star Residence Casa in Canazei is now from £880pp (save £10pp based on four people sharing) including flights from Gatwick to Verona and resort transfers. The price given is for departure on February 10. Direct flights are available from all major UK airports. Bookings: Crystal Ski.
Mayrhofen hotel in February from £999p with Inghams
Stay seven nights half board at four-star Sport Hotel Strass in the traditional Tirolean resort of Mayrhofen from £999pp, which is a saving of £170pp. The holiday commences on February 17, including return flights from Gatwick to Innsbruck and resort transfers. Bookings: Inghams.
Val Thorens in early February from £315pp with Ski Collection
Spend a week a the south-facing three-star Les Balcons de Val Thorens, which are located on the slopes some 500m from the resort centre. Facilities include an on-site mini supermarket with bakery, bar with a panoramic terrace, a spa, indoor pool, Jacuzzi, sauna and fitness room. A six-bedroom apartment is now from £315pp (was £348pp) including return Eurotunnel crossings with a free upgrade to FlexiPlus. Price is based on 14 people sharing a six-bed apartment (sleeps 14) arriving February 3. Book before January 30 to save 10% on selected weeks. Bookings: Ski Collection.
Tignes chalet in February for £598pp with Snowfinders
Stay in the catered Chalet Francois, on the week starting February 3. The holiday now costs from £598pp (it was £998pp, so that’s a saving of £400pp), including flights from Gatwick and resort transfers. Bookings: Snowfinders.
La Plagne half term for £2,899 for a family of four with Ski Famille
Spend a week in Chalet Delphine, a cosy chalet sleeping up to 20 people, which is set beside the pistes in the family-friendly resort of Plagne 1800. It now costs £2,899 for seven nights for a family of four, including flights and transfers departing on February 17. Regional flights can be arranged at a supplement. Bookings: Ski Famille.
La Rosiere chalet in early February from £528pp with Skiworld
Four-star Chalet Beretta in La Rosiere sits 400m from the nearest lift and ski school meeting points. The accommodation is spacious and finished to a high standard, with a wood-burning stove, two saunas and a balcony with lovely views of neighbouring Les Arcs. A week’s chalet board, departing February 3, is now £528 (saving £353pp). The price includes flights from Gatwick to Grenoble and transfers. Direct flights available from all major UK airports. Bookings: Skiworld.
Val d’Isere half term from £1,589pp with Esprit Ski
There’s further availability at half term with extra flights from Gatwick to Grenoble. Stay at Chalet Hotel Ducs De Savoie in Val d’Isere from £1,589pp. This extremely central chalet hotel has a traditional interior with spacious family rooms. The price is based on a family of four, (two adults and two children aged five to ten years) from £6,359 travelling out on February 11 and includes return flights, transfers, free baby listening and seven nights catered accommodation. Esprit Classic Child Care is available from £239 for a week of ski lessons. Bookings: Esprit Ski.
Vaujany half term apartment from £261pp with Peak Retreats
Stay seven nights in three-star Le Crystal Blanc apartments that are located towards the top of the little resort of Vaujany, 500m from the Alpette cable-car. The facilities include an indoor pool, steam room, fitness room and free covered car parking. The price is from £261pp (was £313pp) including return Eurotunnel crossings. Price based on four people sharing a one-bedroom apartment (sleeps four) arriving February 10. Book before February 8 to save 20% on selected apartments for February half term. Bookings: Peak Retreats.
Cauterets apartment £1,008 with Erna Low
Stay seven nights at Le Domaine de 100 Lacs at Cauterets in the French Pyrenees. An apartment sleeping four people including Eurotunnel Flexiplus crossings is now £1,008 (£252pp). The apartments have great views over the village and are located about 1km from the resort centre and approximately 500m from the Lys cable-car which gives direct access to the ski area. The chalet-style residence has a half-covered heated swimming-pool with hot tub. Bookings: Erna Low.
Tignes half term from £1,623pp with Ski Total
There’s extra availability at half term with flights from Gatwick to Grenoble. Stay in Chalet Hotel Rosset in Tignes, where prices are from £1,623pp travelling out on February 11. This well located property is one minutes’ walk from the nearest lift and has views across the lake. This price includes return flights, transfers, and seven nights chalet catered accommodation. Bookings: Ski Total.
Val d’Isere chalet in February from £999pp with VIP SKI
Chalet Klosters sleeps eight and is perched just above central Val d’Isere, with the bars and shops a ten-minute walk away, and a dedicated chauffeur service to and from the slopes each day. The chalet has timbered oak floors and marble bathrooms, and there’s in-chalet ski and boot fitting. A seven-night stay is priced from £999pp (was £1,369pp, so it’s a saving of 27%) arriving January 28. Price includes chalet catering, return flights and transfers. Bookings: VIP SKI.
…and for 2018-19!
For early bookers, some very generous child reductions are available for chalets and hotels. Some resorts are offering the youngest child a free holiday and there are further reductions of 5%, 10% or 25% off other children’s holidays. These are phone-in only offers, and can be tied in with group offers. Information: Alpine Elements.