Summer is sadly over…but no need to feel sad about it since we can now start getting exited about the forthcoming ski season! If you’re still undecided on where and when to go on your ski holiday, here are a few ideas.
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.
White Christmas in the Alps
Reberty family trip for £3,299 with Ski Famille
Spend a week in Chalet Katie 1, which sleeps 11 and has a prime 3 Valleys position overlooking the piste in Reberty-les-Menuires. The chalet is ski-in-ski-out and now costs £3,299 for seven nights half board for a family of four for a week over Christmas. The holiday departs December 23. The price includes Gatwick flights and transfers; regional flights can be arranged at a supplement. Bookings: Ski Famille.
St Anton from £1,529pp with Inghams
Enjoy a festive break in St Anton and save £180pp. The Arlberg is now Austria’s largest interconnected ski area, and there’s a seven-night holiday half board at the four-and-a-half-star Hotel Post from £1,529pp, based on four people sharing. Price includes return flights from Gatwick or Birmingham to Innsbruck, and airport transfers. The package is valid for travel departing on December 23. Bookings: Inghams.
Cortina from £889pp with Ski Total
Stay seven nights chalet board at four-diamond Chalet Hotel Parc Victoria in Cortina d’Ampezzo from £889pp. The chalet hotel is full of character with an open fire and comfortable armchairs and sofas, making it the ideal place to spend Christmas with the family. Price includes return flights from Gatwick and resort transfers, departing December 23. Bookings: Ski Total.
Obergurgl from £640pp with Esprit Ski
Obergurgl is a great place for a family Christmas, with the Advent Market taking place on December 1-22 this year, lighting up the centre of the village with stalls selling everything from arts and crafts to mulled wine, punch and Christmas gifts. Stay seven nights chalet board at Chalet Verwall from £640pp (£3,199 for a family of five). Price includes return flights from Gatwick and transfers, departing on December 19. Bookings: Esprit Ski.
…and the Rest of the Ski Season
La Plagne from £1,056pp with SNO
Save money by booking all-inclusive when skiing as a family. Staying in Aime La Plagne costs from £1,056pp on the week beginning April 8, which for most British schools is the second week of the Easter Holidays. The price includes nearly everything you’ll need: food, drink (including alcohol for parents), hotel accommodation, flights from London City Airport, transfers, lift pass and ski or snowboard lessons or guiding. The only thing left to arrange separately is ski hire. Bookings: SNO.
Ischgl from £1,085pp and BOGOHF lift passes with Crystal Ski
Save £210 (£116 for buy-one-get-one-half-price lift pass and €100 hotel credit) in Ischgl. One week half board at the four-star Family Resort Seiblishof is now from £1,085pp including flights from Gatwick to Innsbruck, childcare, and transfers (price given is for departure on January 6). Book by October 2 to take advantage of the offer. Direct flights available from all major UK airports. Bookings: Crystal Ski.
Sainte Foy from £62pp with Peak Retreats
Spend seven nights at Etoile des Cimes from £162pp (was £180pp). The three-star self-catered apartments are at the foot of the slopes, in heart of the village. The price is based on five people sharing a two-bed apartment (sleeps six) arriving on January 13, and including Eurotunnel crossings with free upgrade to FlexiPlus. Bookings: Peak Retreats.
Val d’Isere from £1,069pp with VIP Ski
Chalet Bel Sol in Val d’Isere is full of character, with sumptuous sofas tucked away under timber beams and a giant chandelier above the dining table. The chalet sleeps six to eight with two balconies overlooking the pistes and the skating rink. Prices are from £1,069pp (down from £1,169pp, so a saving of £100pp) for a seven-night stay arriving on March 7. The price includes return flights from Gatwick, resort transfers, and seven nights’ chalet board accommodation. Bookings: VIP Ski.
La Plagne apartment for £1,086 with Erna Low
Stay seven nights at the four-star Residence Front de Neige in Plagne Villages. This two-bedroom apartment sleeps up to six people and was £1,235. It now costs £1,086 (or £271.50pp). Located in the heart of the area, it offers direct access to the slopes as well as the Telebus cable-car to Plagne Centre. There’s access to a spa area with an indoor heated swimming-pool, hot tub, and hammam. The holiday departs on January 13 and includes Eurotunnel crossings. Bookings: Erna Low.
Avoriaz from £400pp with Ski Collection
Stay seven nights at L’Amara in Avoriaz from £400pp (was £500pp). The four-star family-friendly apartments are located at 1800m and benefit from a ski-in ski-out position. Book before November 2 to save 20% on selected weeks, including Christmas and Easter. Price based on five people sharing a two-bedroom apartment (sleeps six) arriving on January 6, including Eurotunnel crossings with free FlexiPlus upgrades. Bookings: Ski Collection.