The leaves are falling off the trees and the countdown carries on towards winter…and the ski season. Lots of ski deals are available on this page every week, and there’s still availability for Christmas and New Year, so be quick and snap up one of these offers!
Most of the major operators have ski holiday deals available throughout the winter, and 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.
Plagne 1800 from £622pp with Ski Beat
Step out of Chalet Sorbier in La Plagne and ski, for the property is just 30m from the Plagne 1800 chair-lift. At the end of the day you can ski right back, or down into Plagne centre. Leave on the first departure of the season on December 16 and save £50pp, with a week’s stay in Chalet Sorbier now £622pp (it was £672pp). Alternatively, spend Christmas there departing December 23, now £803pp (was £979pp). Both include chalet half board, return Gatwick flights and resort transfers. Bookings: Ski Beat.
Meribel with butler and maid from £562pp with Ski France
Chalet Iona is a completely rebuilt and refurbished chalet offering peace, space and spectacular views. Opening its doors in December, the chalet features six en-suite bedrooms, a dining area with a hand-made oak table seating up to 20, and a living area with an open fire. Next door is an annex called Chalet India (sleeps up to four people), which is ideal for grandparents or extra friends. Throughout the stay, the dedicated butler cooks breakfast, lights the fires, provides morning and evening transport to Meribel-les-Allues, prepares skis and boots and keeps the chalet in top working order. A week in Chalet Iona with Chalet India costs from £562pp (£10,112 total) for 18 people on December 9. The price includes supper on the first evening, welcome provisions, breakfasts, butler and daily maid service, and grocery collection. Other meals, return flights, transfers, lift pass and ski hire extra. Bookings: Ski France.
Christmas in the Alps
St Martin de Belleville whole chalet for £12,395 with The Alpine Club
Save 20% off a Christmas holiday when you book the stylish Chamois Lodge in St Martin de Belleville – which sleeps nine guests – for a week starting Wednesday December 20. It now costs £12,395 (brochure price £15,495) for the whole chalet, half board, and the offer expires October 31. Bookings: The Alpine Club.
Ax les Thermes from £466pp with Skiweekends
There’s a seven-night break in Ax les Thermes, including flights and transfers departing December 21. The accommodation is B&B at two-star Hotel la Grande Cordée Ax-les-Thermes for £466pp, based on a family room (1 double, 1 bunk bed – 2 adults/2 children). Enjoy Christmas on the slopes and relax for apres-ski in the lovely thermal spa in resort. Bookings: Ski Weekends.
Meribel family trip for £2,138 with Mark Warner
Families can save up to £1,059 by taking advantage of the free child place offer. The family-friendly resorts in France include Meribel, where Chalet Hotel Tarentaise has availability on the week starting December 24 (it has some triple rooms). Two adults go for £1,069pp and one child free of charge, making a total of £2,138 (was £3,197 – so a saving of £1,059). The holiday includes return flights (Gatwick, Heathrow, Manchester and Birmingham), resort transfers, chalet board accommodation, evening childcare, and Christmas celebrations. Bookings: Mark Warner.
Avoriaz apartment for £2,604 with Erna Low
Save over £1,000 at Christmas by staying seven nights at L’Amara Residence in Avoriaz. The large apartment has access to an indoor pool and spa – wth the price for two adults and two children (apartment sleeps six) now £2,604. It was £3,719.74, so that’s a saving of 30%. The residence also has its own nursery for ages 3-16 years. The holiday starts on December 23 and include return Eurotunnel Flexiplus crossings. Bookings: Erna Low.
Les Menuires Christmas family trip for £3,599 with Ski Famille
Spend Christmas in Les Menuires, where brand new Chalet Faucon sleeps 17 and has a prime position overlooking the slopes of Les Bruyeres in the 3 Valleys. The chalet is ski-in ski-out and now costs £3,599 for seven nights half board for a family of four for on the week starting December 23. The price includes Gatwick flights and resort transfers. Regional flights can be arranged at a supplement. Bookings: Ski Famille.
Val d’Isere for £801pp plus free lift pass and half price rental with Alpine Elements
Spend Christmas at Hotel Gelinotte in Val d’Isere, travelling out on December 20 and staying for seven nights half board. The price is now £801pp including a free lift pass and half-price ski hire. The chalet is located close to slopes, has a swimming-pool, sauna and steam room, and a ski and boot room with dryer. Flights and transfers are included in the price. Bookings: Alpine Elements.
Meribel luxury from £1,750pp with Fish&Pips
Save £250pp over Christmas in Meribel, staying in the new five-star Chalet Cerf Rouge. The property sleeps up to ten people in five beautifully furnished and individually-styled bedrooms featuring super-king ‘Hypnos’ beds. The chalet has a private outdoor hot tub and a hammam for relaxing after a day on the mountain. Stay seven nights arriving December 24 from £1,750pp (saving £250pp) on a chalet-catered basis. Bookings: Fish&Pips.
New Year Celebrations
Vaujany from £756pp with Ski Peak
There are five rooms left in Chalet Rostaing (the chalet sleeps 12 altogether) in the pretty little village of Vaujany over New Year at £756pp, and the whole of Chalet Dibona (sleeps 6) is available for Christmas at £1,770 on a self-catered basis. Chalet Rostaing can be either catered or self-catered. There is a linen and cleaning charge starting at €125, depending on the chalet you’re staying in. Bookings: Ski Peak.
Sainte Foy from £497pp with Ski Collection
There’s now 10% off New Year skiing in Sainte Foy. Located at the foot of the slopes, the family-friendly Les Fermes de Sainte Foy has an indoor heated pool, hot tub, sauna, steam room, fitness room and an on-site Ô des Cimes Spa. Seven nights here are now from £497pp (savings of up to £55pp, it was £552pp), including return Eurotunnel crossings and a free upgrade to FlexiPlus. This is based on five people sharing a two-bedroom apartment that sleeps six. Book before October 31 to make this saving on selected weeks, including New Year. Bookings: Ski Collection.
Westendorf from £828pp with Inghams
Stay seven nights half board in the four-star Hotel Jakobwirt at Westendorf in the Austrian Tirol, from £828pp. Price represents a saving of £410pp and includes return flights from Edinburgh to Innsbruck and airport transfers. The package is valid for travel departing on December 30. Bookings: Inghams.
Reberty-les-Menuires family holiday from £2,998 with Powder N Shine
On the week commencing December 30, Chalet Le Chamois in Reberty-les-Menuires sleeps 15 and has 11 beds left, staying on a half board basis. One family suite now costs £5,826 for four guests, twins and doubles are £2,998 for two guests in each, and there’s a triple for £4,497 for three people. All January weeks currently have 10% off. Bookings: Powder N Shine.
Les Arcs in January from £474pp with Esprit Ski
Spend a week in the high-altitude resort of Arc 2000, home to some of the longest runs in the French Alps. The attractive, traditionally-styled Chalet Monte Bianco is now from £474pp and provides an excellent location with the nearest lift only 100m away. This price is based on a family of 4, (2 adults and 2 children 2-10 years) at £1,895 travelling out on January 21, and includes return flights from Gatwick to Geneva, resort transfers, use of swimming pool and sauna and seven nights chalet catered accommodation. Esprit Classic Child Care is available from £239 for a week of ski lessons. Bookings: Esprit Ski.
Meribel in January from £719pp with Ski Total
Stay in the picturesque, snow-sure resort of Meribel, where Chalet Lys Blanc is now from £719pp travelling out on January 7. The charming chalet has spacious bedrooms and a log fire. This price includes return flights from Stansted to Chambery, resort transfers, and seven nights chalet catered accommodation. Bookings: Ski Total.
Spring and Half Term
Les Deux Alpes for £869pp with SNO
Ski Les Deux Alpes for the week commencing March 3 and save 30% off the cost of your hotel. Hotel Ibiza in the centre of resort is down from £1,259pp to £869pp, with the cost including half board, Stansted flights and resort transfers. The hotel has a pool and spa area, and is known for its funky decor. Bookings: SNO.
St Gervais half term from £283pp with Peak Retreats
There’s 5% off February half-term skiing at St Gervais in the Evasion Mont Blanc. Located by the main gondola accessing the large ski area and about 800m from the bustling resort centre, south-facing Grand Panorama enjoys great views over Mont-Blanc. Seven nights from £269pp (was £283pp) based on five people sharing a two-bedroom apartment that sleeps six, including return Eurotunnel crossings. Book before November 15 to benefit from this offer on selected weeks. The price is based on February 10 arrivals. Bookings: Peak Retreats.
Other Times of Year
Alpe d’Huez from £1,019pp with VIP SKI
Ski-in ski-out Chalet Le Manoir in Alpe d’Huez sleeps 12 and accepts room-by-room bookings with children and infants welcome on all dates. A seven-night stay is priced from £1,019pp and includes return flights from Gatwick to Grenoble, coach transfers and accommodation on a chalet-board basis. Chartered flights from Manchester are an extra £50pp and scheduled flights are also available from Birmingham, Bristol and Luton (supplement may apply). Bookings: VIP SKI.