The 2014-15 ski season will be over in a few weeks – and has already ended in some of the lower resorts – but maybe you still have time to fit in one final trip to the slopes? Most of these offers are for Val d’Isere, which closes on May 3, but whether you choose this high-altitude resort or another that’s equally lofty, a late ski holiday will still be a lot of fun.
We are now starting to receive offers for summer in the Alps, too – so if you can’t tear yourself away from the mountains even when there’s no snow on them…then keep your eye on this page!
Val d’Isere family holiday for £312pp (431€) with Esprit
Stay in Chalet Hotel Ducs De Savoie set in Val d’Isere for £312pp (about 431€) – it was £649pp (about 896€). The chalet-hotel has a traditional interior with spacious family rooms. This price is based on a family of four, (two adults and two children under 12 years) at £1,248 (1,723€) – was £2,596 (3,585€) travelling out on April 12 for one week and includes return flights from Gatwick to Geneva, resort transfers, free wifi, free babysitting and seven nights catered accommodation. Esprit Classic Child Care is available from £215 for a week of exclusive ski lessons. Further information from Esprit Ski.
Reberty-les-Menuires from £241pp (333€) with Skiweekends
Save £100pp (about 138€) on high-altitude late season skiing to the 3 Valleys. April ski breaks are now £241pp (about 333€) when you stay up at 2000m in catered chalets at Reberty-les-Menuires. The price includes flights (with a hold bag), resort transfers and catered accommodation. Visit Skiweekends for more details.
Val d’Isere for £493pp (681€) with Ski Total
Stay in Chalet Lo Soli in Val d’Isere for £493pp (about 681€) – was £683pp (about 943€) travelling out on April 19 for one week. Lo Soli is a traditional 16th-century building set amongst the stone cottages of Le Laisinant, with a blue run from Solaise just behind the chalet. The six-man Le Laisinant high-speed chair is 70m from the door. The price is includes return flights from Gatwick to Geneva, resort transfers, free wifi and seven nights chalet catered accommodation. Details from Ski Total.
Ischgl for £1,309pp (1,807€) with Erna Low
Stay seven nights at Hotel Fliana in Ischgl on a half-board basis, including return flights from London to Innsbruck, with baggage included, and shared resort transfers for £1,309pp (about 1,807€). The centrally-located hotel has a stylish interior with indoor swimming-pool, spa, and an apres-ski bar. The holiday departure is April 18. Further information from Erna Low.
Val d’Isere chalet holiday from £5,400pp (7,456€) with Scott Dunn
Save up to 20% with the end of season offer at Chalet Genepy in Val d’Isere. You’ll have in-resort drivers and the optional use of Scott Dunn’s nanny service caring for children aged four months and above. Stay seven nights at Chalet Genepy from £5,400pp (about 7,456€) for a family of four on a shared basis, with travel out on April 19 and including chalet board accommodation. Price includes a saving £1,455pp (about 2,009€) but excludes travel. Details from Scott Dunn.
Les Coches self-catering from £108pp (149€) with Peak Retreats
Ski the Paradiski area, staying at Les Coches near La Plagne. It now costs from £108pp (about 149€) staying a week in four-star accommodation – that’s a 15% saving on the week starting April 18. Les Chalets de Wengen enjoys an ideal location 200-400m from the lifts and the ski school meeting point. The self-catered apartments are built in the typical mountain style with extensive use of wood and stone. More details from Peak Retreats.
Val d’Isere self-catering from £257pp (355€) with Ski Collection
Ski Val d’Isere from £257pp (about 355€) with 50% off self-catered accommodation in Les Chalets du Jardin Alpin. The newly refurbished four-star residence is located in tranquil La Legettaz area, at the foot of the Solaise slopes 800m from the resort centre. There is a free shuttle bus to the resort centre throughout the day. Further information from Ski Collection.
Summer in the Alps
Ellmau Alpine Sports Week from €335 (£259)
For summer 2015, the Wilderkaiser region is offering a special Alpine Sports Week, where guests can participate in six types of sport for €99pp (about £72) – it’s normally €358pp (about £259). For the week starting June 20, the resorts of Soll, Ellmau, Scheffau and Going provide the perfect base for an active summer break. You’ll be able to try new sports under expert instruction – such as the Via Ferrata, mountain biking, the High Rope Garden course, canyoning or trail running. A seven-night holiday in Ellmau starts from €335 (about £243) for a double room on a B&B basis. Flights are available with easyJet to Innsbruck from Gatwick. For more information visit Wilderkaiser Tourism.
Seefeld active holiday from £399pp (551€) with Inghams
Spring is the ideal month to visit the pretty mountain village of Seefeld, a great place for walkers who can explore the hiking trails that lead through the spectacular Inn Valley. Stay seven nights half board at Hotel Alpina from £399pp (about 551€), saving £150pp (about 207€), departing May 16. Price includes unlimited beer, wine and soft drinks with your evening meal, along with afternoon tea and a daily packed lunch, return flights from Gatwick to Innsbruck and resort transfers. For more information visit Inghams.
…and Here’s One For Next Season
Val d’Isere from £739pp (1,020€) with VIP Ski
For the 2015-2016 season, there will be an indoor swimming-pool, gym and spa complex at Bellevarde Lodge (sleeps 12) and Club Bellevarde (sleeps 24) in Val d’Isere. Club Chalets are reserved by the room and allow the opportunity to mix with like-minded skiers and families in a larger chalet environment. Bellevarde Lodge is next to Club Bellevarde. Prices for Club Bellevarde start at £789pp (about 1,090€) and Bellevarde Lodge starts at £739pp (about 1,020€) chalet board for seven nights, including flights from Gatwick and resort transfers. For more information visit VIP Ski.