Whether in winter or summer, it’s hard to beat a week’s holiday in the mountains. If you can’t wait for the ski season to come around – and like the idea of keeping fit between seasons – then how about booking a holiday in the Alps or Pyrenees with some mountain biking, road cycling, hiking, horse-riding, playing golf, summer skiing…or just relaxing beside a lake or in a spa.
Below are some summer deals, and it’s worth bearing in mind that accommodation costs less at this time of year than during the ski season – with walkers’/bikers’ lift passes a fraction of the winter prices.
We have some early booking deals for next winter, too.
Don’t forget to reserve your airport parking at least 24 hours before you go – this is especially important during peak holiday periods whether in the summer or winter. If you’re flying from Gatwick, Cophall Parking has some offers just for Welove2ski viewers.
Summer in the Alps
Seefeld from £599pp with Inghams
Seefeld is brimming with Tirolean culture as music and festivals fill the summer calendar months. The town is pretty and has a small lake. It’s a 30-minute train ride to Innsbruck. Stay seven nights half board basis at the four-star Ferienhotel Kaltschmid from £599pp. This price represents a saving of £280pp and includes return flights from Manchester to Munich and airport transfers. The package is valid for travel departing on June 24. Bookings: Inghams.
Klosters for £994pp with SNO
Switzerland’s hiking trails are among the most scenic in the world, and Klosters has a whopping 700km of them. For the week beginning July 12, the four-star Hotel Silvretta Park costs £994pp including Heathrow flights, transfers and seven nights half board. The hotel has an indoor pool, saunas and relaxation rooms. Bookings: SNO.
Morzine short break from £700pp with VIP Chalets
Save up to £1,300 at Chalet Berger in Morzine this June. The chalet sleeps up to 10 people and provides oodles of living space, as well as treats such as a sunken hot tub on the outdoor terrace and a cinema room to relax in. In June, a three-night stay is priced from £700pp (down from £1,200pp, so a saving of £500pp). A seven-night stay the same month is priced from £1,500pp (down from £2,800 saving £1,300). Price is based on self-catering. B&B and half board options are also available. Bookings: VIP Chalets.
Le Grand Bornand from £239pp with Peak Retreats
Stay 14 nights at Village de Lessy from £239pp (was £312pp). The accommodation is in four-star self-catered apartments with spa, in the centre of Chinaillon. Many of the apartments have wonderful views of the Aravis mountain range. Price is based on July 8 arrival, and includes midweek ferry crossings from Dover to Calais. Apartment prices based on five people sharing a two-bedroom apartment which sleep six. Bookings: Peak Retreats.
Mutters from £495pp with Visit Tirol
Close to Innsbruck, four-star dasMEI Hotel has sleek bedrooms and fine dining, as well as spa treatments with a holistic approach based on the principles of traditional Chinese medicine. Located in Mutters in the Tirol, the wellness experience will certainly help bring body, mind and soul into balance. A seven-night stay costs from €573 pp and includes half-board accommodation. Other meals, flights and transfers are extra. Bookings: Visit Tirol.
St Anton from £603pp with Ski Total
Stay in St Anton and enjoy the new link to Lech that opened last season, making the area the largest ski area in Austria. Chalet Aitken is now from £603pp (was £628pp) travelling out on December 12. This chalet is in an excellent location five minutes’ walk from the resort centre and has a cosy interior with a log fire, and gorgeous views across to the Rendl ski area. This price includes return flights from Manchester to Innsbruck, transfers, free ski hosting, use of sauna and seven nights chalet catered accommodation. Bookings: Ski Total.
Les Saisies from £201pp with Peak Retreats
Les Saisies is a vibrant village which makes a great base for exploring L’Espace Diamant (192km of piste) and has a 125km nordic ski area. Stay for seven nights at Le Hameau du Beaufortain from £201pp (was £223pp) in four-star apartments with doorstep skiing. Price based on January arrivals, includes standard Eurotunnel crossings with free FlexiPlus upgrades. Apartment prices based on five people sharing a two-bedroom apartment which sleep six. Book before October 31 and get 10% off selected weeks. Bookings: Peak Retreats.
Les Gets family New Year from £3,779 with Esprit Ski
Spend a week in Chalet Karine in Les Gets from £945pp. Set in a quiet yet convenient location, the chalet is an attractive home from home for families. This price is based on a family of four, (two adults and two children aged two to ten years) from £3,779 travelling on the December 26, and includes return flights from Manchester to Geneva, transfers, use of sauna and hot tub and seven nights chalet catered accommodation. Esprit Classic Child Care is available from £215 for a week of ski lessons. Bookings: Esprit Ski.
Vaujany from £440pp with Ski Peak
Spend a week in the lovely Chalet Saskia in the small village of Vaujany, which is connected into the giant Alpe d’Huez ski area. The chalet is divided into separate halves, which sleep 10 people in each. The price is from £440pp for a week at the beginning of the season, starting December 12. Food is the speciality here, and the chalet is half board not including travel. Bookings: Ski Peak.
Christmas in Les Arcs from £470pp with Ski Collection
Car-free Les Arcs is located in the heart of an ancient stone pine forest, with easy access to the Paradiski ski area. Stay seven nights at Le Village from £470pp (was £587pp) with accommodation in four-star family-friendly ski-in ski-out apartments with a spa. Price based on December 23 arrivals and includes standard Eurotunnel crossings with free FlexiPlus upgrades. Apartment prices based on five people sharing a two-bedroom apartment which sleep six. Book before November 2 and get 20% off selected weeks. Bookings: Ski Collection.