It’s been snowing like fury across Europe, with the best snow in Austria in the east. The whole of the Alps expects more snow by the end of the coming week. Hopefully that should put you in the mood for skiing! Meanwhile, most of the major operators still have ski holiday deals throughout the winter, with plenty of availability for Christmas and New Year. It’s also worth having a look at what the ski specialist travel agencies have on offer.
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.
Avoriaz New Year apartment for £3,400 with Erna Low
Save over £1,300 on seven nights for a family of four (two adults, two children), starting December 30 in the Residence L’Amara in Avoriaz. The two-bedroom apartment was £4,758, and is now £3,400, with the price including Eurotunnel Flexiplus tickets. The property is ski-in ski-out in the Amara district of the resort. There is an indoor swimming-pool, sauna, steam room, Jacuzzi and fitness room, whilst massages and treatments can be booked at the in-house spa. Bookings: Erna Low.
Courmayeur Christmas from £499pp with Mark Warner
Spend a week at Chalet Hotel Cristallo in the attractive resort of Courmayeur, departing on December 24. Adults holiday costs from £499pp, with children from £449pp. The price includes half board accommodation, return flights, resort transfers, and evening childcare. Bookings: Mark Warner.
Courchevel 1850 in April from £249.50pp with Ski France
Save more than 50% when staying at Hotel Courchevel Olympic in Courchevel 1850. Last season, the property went through a dramatic transformation and offers a welcoming lounge and bar and renovated bedrooms with stylish and vibrant décor. A week’s stay on B&B starting April 7 costs from £249.50pp (it was £505pp). Transfers, ski hire, lift pass and other meals are extra. Return flights cost from £120pp with Swiss. Bookings: Ski France.
Solden pre-Christmas with Ski Total
Solden in the Austrian Tirol has guaranteed snow on its glaciers, so it’s a good early-season choice. Stay in traditional Chalet Hotel Hermann from £341pp (it was £641pp) travelling out on December 12. Set 100m from the nearest red run, the property has great views of the village and has a wellness centre. The price includes return flights from Gatwick to Innsbruck, resort transfers, free ski hosting and seven nights catered accommodation. Bookings: Ski Total.
Les Arcs Christmas for £499pp with Ski Amis
Spend Christmas in Peisey Vallandry, which shares a ski area with Les Arcs. The holiday commences on December 23 with a week at catered Chalet Sermoz, where you’ll save £250pp – it was £749pp and is now £499pp. On top of this, you can buy two adult ski passes and get one child pass free, plus free Dover-Calais ferry crossings for self-drive. Bookings: Ski Amis.
Les Menuires family trip for £2,999 with Ski Famille
On the week starting January 6 you can stay half board at Chalet Faucon in Les Bruyeres-Les Menuires. This brand new chalet makes a great base for skiing families. It costs £2,299 for a family of four including Gatwick flights and transfers, which is a saving of up to £1,186. Bookings: Ski Famille.
Obergurgl in December from £478pp with Crystal Ski
Obergurgl is Austria’s highest parish, and is known for having some of the most snow-sure skiing in Europe. A week half board at three-star Hotel Muhle Resort Residenz is now from £478pp (save £220pp), including flights from Gatwick to Innsbruck and transfers (the price given here is for departure on December 9). Direct flights are available from all major UK airports. Bookings: Crystal Ski Holidays.
Val d’Isere from £1,389pp and free ski hire with VIP Ski
There’s free Gold Ski Hire at Chalet Davos in Val d’Isere on selected dates. The chalet for eight is located in a small private hamlet, fusing the ambiance of an old-stone property with contemporary comforts and technology. There’s a basement cinema and inside/outside sunken hot tub. It’s a ten-minute walk to the centre and a short ride to the piste by chauffeured vehicle. A seven-night stay departing March 18 costs from £1,389pp and includes seven-nights’ half-board, flights, transfers and ski hire. Free ski hire is valid on stays beginning January 28, February 25, March 11 and 18. Bookings: VIP Ski
La Rosiere in January for £478pp with Ski Beat
On the week starting January 6 you can stay at Chalet Papillon (sleeps 10-13) in La Rosiere for £478pp (it was £599pp – so it’s a saving of £121pp). The price includes Gatwick flights and resort transfers. Bookings: Ski Beat.
Wengen in January from £679pp with Inghams
Book a seven-night holiday half board at the three-star Hotel Belvedere in Wengen from £679pp. The price represents a saving of £322pp and includes return flights from Edinburgh to Geneva, as well as airport transfers. The package is valid for travel departing on January 13. Bookings: Inghams.
Vaujany New Year for £756pp with Ski Peak
Chalet Rostaing in the little resort of Vaujany is available for the New Year week commencing December 30 for £756pp – which is 20% off the brochure price. The chalet sleeps 12-17 people and is also available on a room-by-room basis. Bookings: Ski Peak.
Morzine short break for £543pp with Alpine Elements
On January 3 you can stay four nights chalet half board for £543pp. Chalet Austin is in Morzine and has a hot tub and panoramic views. The chalet sleeps eight people and a shuttle bus takes you to the slopes five minutes away. The price includes flights and transfers. Bookings: Alpine Elements.
Alpe d’Huez New Year from £697pp with Esprit Ski
See in the New Year at Alpe d’Huez where Chalet Hotel Mariandre is now from £697pp (it was £1,115pp). The price is based on a family of four (two adults and two children aged two to ten years) at £2,789 (it was £4,459). The holiday commences on December 26, and includes return flights from Gatwick to Chambery, resort 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.
Saalbach all-inclusive from £989pp with SNO
Save over £800pp at the Alpinresort Sport & Spa in Saalbach, which now costs £989pp (originally it was £1,793pp) for the week beginning December 23. The price includes Gatwick flights, airport transfers and all-inclusive food and drink. The four-star hotel is located in the centre of resort and has a three-floor dedicated spa area. Bookings: SNO.
Morzine December short break for £409pp with iGoSki
On the week of December 15-18 stay three nights half board for £409pp at Hotel Hermine Blanche. The traditional Savoyard-style chalet has a swimming-pool, Jacuzzi and sauna. It is close to the centre of Morzine, its lifts and slopes. Flights and transfers from Liverpool to Gatwick are included. Bookings: iGoSki.
Val d’Isere in January from £795pp with Fish&Pips
Chalet Killy is a luxury eight-bed apartment chalet conveniently located in Val d’Isere 200m from the slopes and a few minutes’ walk to the town centre. Half board prices start at £795pp this January (a saving of £100pp) and include seven nights accommodation. The holiday starts on January 14. Transfers are not included, but can be arranged. Bookings: Fish&Pips.