For a spring trip to the Alps, here’s where to find a last-minute skiing deal. The 2016-17 ski season will be over in less than a month’s time, but there’s still time to take advantage of the snow, and enjoy those long lunches on a sun terrace.
Check out our features on The Best Austrian Resorts for Easter Skiing, The Best Swiss Resorts, The Best Italian Resorts, and The Best French Resorts for Easter Skiing and make sure you stay safe: take local advice and have all the necessary equipment with you before even considering leaving the marked piste.
A few offers for next winter are starting to come in so you could even begin planning for next season. We will be continuing our Deals page throughout the summer – with offers for next season as well as for summer hiking, biking and watersports in the Alps.
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. And when you arrive at your destination airport, whether it’s Geneva or elsewhere, Ski-lifts provides transfers to hundreds of resorts.
Les Bruyeres from £2,699 for a family of four with Ski Famille
Book a holiday in Premier Select Chalet Le Corbeau in Les Bruyeres-Les Menuires on April 8 for £2,699 for a family of four, including Eurotunnel Flexiplus crossings. Stay in this high-altitude resort and enjoy the family-friendly chalet complete with hot tub, cinema room and pool table. Chalets are fully catered and professional in-chalet childcare is also available. Bookings: Ski Famille.
Val Thorens for £204pp with Erna Low
There’s a saving of 30% on accommodation in Val Thorens for the week starting April 15 – a two-bedroom four/six-person apartment at Chalet Altitude is now £1,228 including Eurotunnel crossings with Flexiplus upgrades. Bookings: Erna Low.
La Rosiere from £459pp with Esprit Ski
Chalet Dahlia in La Rosiere is now available from £459pp. This popular chalet is 150m from the nearest lift and you can ski directly back to the chalet at the end of the day. This price is based on a family of four, (two adults and two children aged two to ten years) from £1,835, travelling out on April 9. The price includes return flights from Edinburgh to Geneva, resort transfers, and seven nights catered accommodation. Esprit Classic Child Care is available from £215 for a week of ski lessons. Bookings: Esprit Ski.
Meribel from £849pp with VIP Ski
Celebrate Easter at VIP CLUB Pierre in Meribel. The chalets are reserved by the room, creating a friendly atmosphere and a great place to meet other families and like-minded skiers. The south-facing terrace and hot tub enjoy uninterrupted views across Meribel Valley, perfect for making the most of sunny afternoons and a complimentary beer or two. The chef offers a flexible menu plan and choice of dishes, together with a canapé reception on six nights. Priced from £849pp for seven night’s chalet board accommodation from April 16, with return flights from Gatwick and resort transfers. Bookings: VIP Ski.
Zermatt chalet from 5,950chf with Matterhorn Chalets
Two chalets in Zermatt are available for departure on April 16: Chalet Binna which sleeps eight to nine people and has a hot tub and sauna for 9,950chf self-catered (catered from 14,950chf), or Chalet Meisters for six people (the chalet offers the closest thing to ski-in ski out in the resort) for 5,950chf self catered or 8,950chf catered. Bookings: Matterhorn Chalets.
Vaujany from £499pp with Ski Peak
On the week starting April 8 there’s still availability in Vaujany, at £499pp in Chalet Rostaing and from £655pp in Chalet Dibona. Both are with half board accommodation, but travel is not included. Bookings: Ski Peak.
Flaine from £125pp with Ski Collection
Stay seven nights at there three-star Superior Le Panoramic from £125pp (was £149pp). The property is in the heart of Flaine Forêt, next to the Grands Vans ski-lift and 100m from the resort escalators. The price is based on seven people sharing a two-bedroom self-catered alcove apartment (sleeps eight) on the week commencing April 8 and includes Eurotunnel crossings from Folkestone to Calais, with free upgrades to FlexiPlus. Bookings: Ski Collection.
Kuhtai from £899pp with Inghams
A short 40-minute transfer from Innsbruck airport, the ski-in ski-out resort of Kuhtai is great for families and intermediates. You can now stay there for seven nights half board at four-and-a-half star Alpen-Residenz Mooshaus from £899pp, which is a saving of £390pp. Price includes return flights from Edinburgh to Innsbruck and resort transfers, departing on April 8. Bookings: Inghams.
Avoriaz from £540pp with Ski Total
Aim high this April for a late-season ski trip to traffic-free Avoriaz. Stay in Chalet Violetta from £540pp (was £1,049pp) travelling out on April 9. This attractive accommodation is located right on the slopes. The price includes return flights from Edinburgh to Geneva, resort transfers, use of sauna and seven nights chalet catered accommodation. Bookings: Ski Total.
Aussois from £79pp with Peak Retreats
This summer spend seven nights at Les Flocons d’Argent in Aussois from £79pp (was £99pp). The three-star self-catered apartments are located 400m from village centre. There is a restaurant and a shop both within the residence, as well as a mini-market, boulangerie and a snack-bar within 200m. Apartment prices based on five people sharing, including midweek ferry crossings from Dover to Calais. Bookings: Peak Retreats.
Lech for £256pp with SNO
Groups of ten or more can get BOGOF lift passes over half term at the legendary Sporthotel Lorünser (the Jochun family have hosted movie stars and royalty over the years) in Lech. For the week beginning February 10 the cost is £2563pp including Gatwick flights, resort transfers and full board accommodation. Bookings: SNO.
Val d’Isere from £294pp with Ski France
Those after a self-catered ski holiday should head to the four-star Alpina Lodge in Val d’Isere. Located 500 metres from the ski lifts, each apartment features a fully-equipped kitchen. A week’s stay, during the 17/18 ski season, in a self-catered studio apartment (sleeps two) costs from £294pp (£587 total, was £646 total – saving 10%). This is without any travel. Book by 30 June 30 to take advantage of the offer. Bookings: Ski France.