With children back at school and the new university academic year about to begin, it’s a sure sign that summer is over…and the ski season will be upon us in less than 12 weeks’ time. If you’re thinking about planning your ski holiday, then keep a close eye on this page.
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.
Obertauern from £753pp with Crystal Ski
There’s £100 off childcare all season plus buy-one-get-one-half price lift passes in 120 selected places to stay all season long. For example, save £80 for BOGOHP in Obertauern, where a week’s half board at four-star Hotel Schütz is now from £753pp including flights from Luton to Salzburg and transfers (price is for departure on December 23). Book by October 2 to take advantage of the offer. Direct flights available from all major UK airports. Bookings: Crystal Ski.
Tignes from £949pp with Esprit Ski
Spend a week chalet half board at four-star centrally-located Chalet Caribou in Tignes from £949pp (£3,799 for two adults and two children), departing on December 26. Chalet Caribou is conveniently located above the nursery slope, 50m from Ski Esprit’s Snow Club, making it the perfect location for a family stay. Price includes flights from Stansted to Chambery and resort transfers. Bookings: Esprit Ski.
£1 lift passes with Ski World
For a limited time only there are £1 lift passes on offer with selected chalet holidays. Departure dates featuring the offer include Christmas and New Year: December 23 and 30, January 6 and 13. This means you can make a saving of up to £243pp, depending on the resort and date. Not only that, but the offer can be combined with whole chalet discounts of up to £75pp, or group discounts of up to £100pp. For example, book a holiday to Lech for New Year, departing on December 30, and benefit from area lift passes (usually £244pp) for £1, and an additional £50pp off if you book a whole chalet. This would make a total saving of £293pp. Bookings: Ski World.
Val d’Isere from £803pp with Ski Independence
Save up to 20% and stay seven nights for the price of six at four-star Hotel L’Aigle des Neiges in Val d’Isere from £803pp, including savings of 15% when booked by October 31 and seven nights for the price of six (save 20% on half board bookings). The holiday is on a B&B basis, with SWISS flights from Heathrow to Geneva and shared return coach transfers, departing December 9. Bookings: Ski Independence.
Tignes for £819pp with SNO
Travel without baggage weight restrictions on a ski train holiday and save £100pp on the price of the package. Chalet Chardonnet in Tignes is available with train travel and transfers for £819pp (was £919pp). The cost includes chalet catering and is based on a week’s stay beginning January 20. You can also benefit from a buy 1-get-1-half-price lift pass offer. Bookings: SNO.
Tignes from £425pp with Peak Retreats
Stay seven nights at Kalinda Village from £425pp (it was £473pp) in the four-star apartments located at the foot of the eight-seater Boisses telecabine. Facilities include on-site shops/eateries, an indoor heated pool and O des Cîmes spa. Book before October 31 to save 10% on selected weeks. Price based on December 23 arrival, and includes standard Eurotunnel crossings with free FlexiPlus upgrades. Apartment prices are based on five people sharing a two-bedroom apartment (sleeps six) including transport. Bookings: Peak Retreats.
Ischgl Christmas from £1,349pp with Inghams
Four-and-a-half-star Hotel Brigitte is located close to Ischgl resort centre and combines modern comforts with tradition. There’s a lovely wellness area with indoor pool, steam room, saunas and beauty treatments. Stay seven nights half board, including Christmas dinner, from £1,349pp – which is a saving of £280pp. The price includes return flights from Gatwick to Innsbruck and resort transfers. The offer is valid for travel departing on December 23. Bookings: Inghams.
Morzine from £1,109pp with VIP Ski
Two striking new luxury apartments, Colibri Uno and the Colibri Penthouse, are within a stone’s throw of the Pleney telecabine in the heart of Morzine. The Colibri apartments are part of a designer chalet that has been converted from an old, disused cinema on the high street. Both apartments have four bedrooms at the quiet rear of the building, a wraparound balcony complete with a hot tub. Groups of eight to 12 can stay at the Colibri apartments, but the Penthouse is slightly bigger, occupying two floors. A week’s stay at Colibri Uno is from £1,079pp and a week’s stay at the Colibri Penthouse from £1,109pp, both arriving January 7. Price includes chalet board accommodation, return flights and transfers. Bookings: VIP Ski.
Avoriaz from £864pp with Ski Total
Stay a week at four-diamond Chalet Violetta from £864pp departing on February 18. Located on the edge of the piste, this ski-in-ski-out chalet is well located for early-morning skiers. As a purpose-built resort, Avoriaz offers an array of apres-ski activities, such as the Aquariaz indoor water-centre and a number of lively bars and clubs. Horse-drawn sleighs are the main transport in this car-free resort. Bookings: Ski Total.
Les Arcs from £480pp with Ski Collection
Stay seven nights at Chalet des Neiges Arolles in Les Arcs from £480pp (it was £408pp) in three-star superior, group-friendly apartments with doorstep skiing. Book before October 1 and get 15% off selected weeks. This price is based on March 31 arrivals, including standard Eurotunnel crossings with free FlexiPlus upgrades. Apartment prices are based on five people sharing a two-bedroom apartment (sleeps six) including transport. Bookings: Ski Collection.
Vaujany from £440pp with Ski Peak
You can now stay in the delightful Chalet Saskia in the little resort of Vaujany from £440pp half board (travel not included) on the early-season week commencing December 12. The chalet has some of the best cuisine in the Alps and is close to the cable-car whisking you into the giant Alpe d’Huez ski area. There’s also availability on the adults-only week starting on January 20, Bookings: Ski Peak.
Les Gets from £579pp with Ski Famille
Chalet packages are available from £579pp for seven nights including flights, transfers and half board accommodation. The price is based on Chalet Grand Mouflon in Les Gets from December 16. The operator is also offering its highest rate of child discount (including free places for children under 5) across all of its chalets for the weeks of December 23 and 30. This offer is available for a limited time only, so you are advised to call before the end of September. Bookings: Ski Famille.
St Martin de Belleville £200pp discount with The Alpine Club
Save £200pp on selected dates at three luxury mountain chalets in the authentic Savoie resort of St Martin de Belleville. One of the chalets, Chalet Abode, is available for individual room bookings during the winter, guaranteed adult only, so no need to share your holiday with other people’s children. The dates are January 7 and 14 and March 11 – the offer ends on September 30. Bookings: The Alpine Club.