After the magnificent end-of-season bonanza the snow line is finally retreating to the glaciers. The flowers, along with hikers and bikers are reclaiming the slopes. There are lots of summer deals available, but it’s not too early to book for next winter. Here’s our pick of the green and white deals…
Summer in the Alps
Ellmau for £499pp with SNO
The Wilder Kaiser region has some spectacular footpaths, and you can spend a week hiking them for under £500pp. Seven nights in Ellmau’s Pension Claudia now costs £499pp, including Gatwick flights and half board on the week beginning June 24. The hotel offers guided hikes with different tours on different days of the week. Bookings: SNO.
Samoens from £278pp with Peak Retreats
You can now save £61pp on summer holidays to Samoens, with 14 nights in July staying in four-star La Reine des Pres apartment from £278pp (it was £339pp). There’s an in-house spa, and the property is a short walk from the village main square. Apartment prices are based on five people sharing a two-bedroom apartment (sleeps six). Price based on July 8 arrival and includes midweek ferry crossings from Dover to Calais. Bookings: Peak Retreats.
Niederau from £489pp with Inghams
The village of Niederau and its surroundings offer sensational walking terrain and free use of all lifts, plus an outdoor. Stay seven nights half board at the three-and-a-half-star Hotel Austria from £489pp. Price represents a saving of £248pp and includes return flights from Gatwick to Innsbruck and airport transfers. The package is valid for travel departing on June 10. Bookings: Inghams.
Morzine short break from £800pp with VIP Chalets
Chalet Kaila is situated bang in the centre of Morzine and has lovely views from the outdoor hot tub. There’s also a sauna, and flat screen TVs in all the rooms. Four en suite bedrooms sleep up to ten people. A three-night stay in June is priced from £800pp (down from £1,080pp, so a saving of £280pp). Seven nights the same month is now from £2,000pp (down from £2,520pp, so saving £520pp). The price is for self-catering, but B&B and half board are also available. Bookings: VIP Chalets.
Early booking for next winter
La Rosiere from £238pp with Peak Retreats
Stay seven nights at the four-star Cimes Blanches apartments in family-friendly La Rosiere from £238pp (it was £264pp). Apartment prices are based on five people sharing a two-bedroom apartment (sleeps six), and the holiday price is based on a January arrival, including standard Eurotunnel crossings with free FlexiPlus upgrades. Book before October 31 and get 10% off selected weeks. Bookings: Peak Retreats.
Courchevel 1850 from £644pp with Ski Total
Courchevel 1850 is renowned for being one of the most stylish haunts in the Alps, and you can stay Chalet Hotel Coq de Bruyère from £644pp (was £669pp) travelling out on December 12. The excellent chalet hotel is two minutes from the centre and provides skiing to the doorstep. This price includes return flights from Heathrow to Geneva, transfers, and seven nights chalet catered accommodation. Bookings: Ski Total.
Morzine Christmas from £458pp with Erna Low
Leave the Christmas stress behind and spend a week in Morzine at the four-star Residence L’Aiglon de Morzine which has ith a spa, sauna and treatments available. It’s been reduced from £2,034 to £1,831, saving £203, and sleeps four (two adults and two children). Flights and transfers can be arranged on request, with the holiday start date December 23. Bookings: Erna Low.
Heavenly from £1,254pp with Crystal Ski
The rooms at MontBleu Resort Casino and Spa are colourful, with contemporary décor and many with lake or mountain views. It’s under a 10-minute walk from the Heavenly gondola. The hotel houses restaurants and shops, nightclubs, the Onsen Salon & Spa and Ashiatsu massage treatments. A week’s stay costs from £1,254pp including flights from Heathrow via San Francisco to Reno departing January 10. Bookings: Crystal Ski.
Tignes for £560pp with Alpine Elements
Spend a week in Tignes, travelling out on December 13 and staying half board in Hotel Hants de Toviere. It now costs £560pp B&B including flights from London and airport transfers. There’s also a half price lift pass and half price ski/board hire. Group discounts are available for six people or more. Bookings: Alpine Elements.
Gressoney family New Year for £3,875 with Esprit Ski
Stay in the idyllic village of Gressoney, in the heart of the Monterosa ski area, from £969pp. Chalet Hotel Valverde provides an excellent location adjacent to the main ski lift and four minutes’ walk to the village centre. This price is based on a family of four, (two adults and two children aged two to ten years) at £3,875 travelling out on December 30, and includes return flights from Gatwick to Turin, transfers, free baby listening, spa area with sauna, steam room and hot tub, and seven nights catered accommodation. Esprit Classic Child Care is available from £215 for a week of ski lessons. Bookings: Esprit Ski.
Peisey Vallandry from £251pp with Ski Collection
Peisey Vallandry is situated halfway between Les Arcs and La Plagne, a perfect base for exploring the Paradiski ski area. Seven nights at L’Oree des Cimes is from £251pp (was £279pp) in four-star family-friendly apartments that offer doorstep skiing. The price here is based on a January arrival and includes standard Eurotunnel crossings with free FlexiPlus upgrades. Apartment prices are based on five people sharing a two-bedroom apartment (sleeps six). Book before October 31 to get 10% off selected weeks. Bookings: Ski Collection.
Val d’Isere and Tignes buy-one-get-one-half-price lift pass with Inghams
There’s a lift pass offer in Tignes And Val d’Isere, which applies to six-day adult area, lift passes and is pre-bookable up to two weeks prior to departure. Departure dates where the offer is valid include January 20 and 27, February 3, March 10 and 17. The offer also applies to those who have already booked their holiday in either resort for next winter. Bookings: Inghams.