To have a reasonable choice of where to stay, when to go and how to get there this winter, it makes sense to book as soon as you can. It’s not too late to search out the bargains and, apart from the ski deals we’ve listed below, it’s also worth checking for offers on the websites of the major tour operators and ski specialist travel agencies.
And don’t forget to book your airport parking at least 24 hours before you go. If you’re flying from Gatwick, Cophall Parking has some offers especially for Welove2ski readers.
Due to readers’ request, we now also have our ski holiday prices in euros (with the exchange rate correct at the time of writing), although you should contact tour operators direct for a quote that doesn’t include travel from the UK.
Val d’Isere family holiday from £1,239 with Esprit Ski
Stay for a week at Chalet Hotel Ducs De Savoie in Val d’Isere from £1,239 (1692€) for a family of three (two adults and one child aged five to ten years). The property has a traditional interior with spacious family rooms. Departing December 13, the package includes return flights from Gatwick to Geneva, resort transfers, half board accommodation, free wifi, and free babysitting. Esprit Classic Child Care is available from £215 (294€) for a week of exclusive ski lessons. Book through Esprit Ski.
Val Cenis from £260pp with Peak Retreats
For every two adult lift passes bought, one child (aged 5-11 years) will receive a free lift pass in Val Cenis. This applies to the week of December 19, staying in Les Alpages and costs from £260pp (355€). The residence is located at the foot of the slopes at the end of the village of Lanslebourg, with an outdoor heated pool and is 50m from the Pre Novel chair-lift, the lift pass office and the ski school. The price is based on five people sharing a two-bedroom apartment including Eurotunnel crossings. Further details from Peak Retreats.
Meribel from £221pp with Ski Collection
Stay eight nights for the price of seven on the week of December 12 (stay the night of December 11 for free). Accommodation is in Les Crets in Meribel Mottaret from £221pp (302€), instead of £253pp (345€). The residence overlooks the Tuéda Lake and offers doorstep access to the slopes. The price is based on five people sharing a two bedroom apartment including Eurotunnel crossings. More information from Ski Collection.
La Rosiere from £278pp with Erna Low
La Rosiere enjoys stunning views and superb off-piste slopes. Stay for seven nights at Les Balcons de la Rosiere on a self-catered basis, including return Eurotunnel crossings with a free Flexiplus upgrade for £278pp (380€), based on four people sharing. The residence has an authentic, traditional style paired with the convenience of modern facilities, including a wellness centre and spa facilities. Departure is December 19, and to take advantage of the offer you must book before September 29. Bookings through Erna Low.
Val d’Isere for £1,019pp and free lift pass with VIP Ski
Bellevarde Lodge is a traditional stone-and-timber chalet situated on the edge of the Santons piste in Val d’Isere. The vaulted sitting room has an open fireplace, floor-to-ceiling windows, and a terrace hot tub. All guests staying here will also have access to VIP Ski brand new indoor swimming-pool and spa complex next to the chalet Departing December 13, the chalet is priced at £1,019pp (1391€) and includes a free lift pass. Bellevarde Lodge has six bedrooms and sleeps 12 people. Includes all meals and return Gatwick flights. For more information, visit VIP Ski.
Font Romeu from £188pp with Pyrenees Collection
Ski Font Romeu in the Catalan Pyrenees and stay eight nights for the price of seven (the week of December 19, stay December 18 for free). Accommodation is in Le Pic de l’Ours and costs from £188pp (257€), instead of £215pp (294€). The residence is in the heart of the resort near the shops, restaurants and bars, 20m from the ski school and the gondola. The price is based on five people sharing a two-bedroom apartment including Eurotunnel crossings. More details from Pyrenees Collection.
Ski and pilates in St Christoph from £769pp with Inghams
For guests staying at the Chalet Hotel St Christoph on the weeks commencing February 27 and March 5 there’s a complimentary one-hour Pilates class each evening on Monday to Friday for all abilities. The classes will focus on core stability and flexibility. The property is ski-in ski-out in St Christoph, with an indoor pool and sauna. Stay here for seven nights half board from £769pp (1050€) including flights from Gatwick to Friedrichshafen airport with resort transfers. For more information visit Inghams.
Val d’Isere for £360pp with iGOSKI
There’s a three-night ski break on January 10 to 13 staying at Chalet Tuteliere in Val d’Isere for £360pp (495€), which is a saving of £80pp (110€), which includes Gatwick-Geneva flights, resort transfers and catered accommodation. More information is available from iGOSKI.
Park City from 1,265pp with Ski Safari
Book by Monday August 31 to save up to 40% on accommodation and £125pp on lift passes in Park City, staying for 10 nights B&B at the four-star Sundial Lodge, Canyons Village – now from £1,265pp (1727€). Alternatively save 60% on accommodation and 68% on lift passes in Whistler, when staying 10 nights at the five-star-plus Four Seasons Resort Whistler from £1,479pp (2019€). Request a quotation online at Ski Safari.
Alpe d’Huez apartment from £557 with Pierre & Vacances
Located in the quiet Passeaux area of Alpe d’Huez, this residence allows easy access to the main ski runs and the resort centre. The comfortable and functional apartments all have balconies. Prices from £557 (761€), down from £721 (985€) so a saving over £150 (205€) for a seven night stay in a one-bedroom apartment sleeping four people. For more information, visit Pierre & Vacances.
Meribel for £399pp with Alpine Elements
Stay seven nights at Chalet La Grange in Meribel-Chandon, five minutes from Meribel centre, for £399pp (544€) on December 13, which is a saving of £150pp (204€). The price includes half board, return flights and resort transfers, plus 50% off ski/board hire. Groups of six or more get up to £100pp (136€) off. Further details from Alpine Elements.
Lift Pass Deals
BOGOHP lift passes with Crystal
If you book by September 9 to any of the 106 resorts in Europe for holidays departing in December, January and February (excluding half-term), you qualify for a Buy-One-Get-One-Half-Price (BOGOHP) lift pass saving you up to £141 (193€) for example it’s in Zermatt, £105 (143€) in Les Arcs and £103 (141€) in St Anton. And if you travel in a group of 10 and more, all group members will receive a BOGOHP lift pass if you book your ski holiday by September 30 to selected accommodation. To book visit Crystal Ski.
Vail Resorts season lift pass for £490pp
Provided you buy before September 7, you will receive a big discount on the Vail Epic lift pass for the entire season. The Epic Pass offers access to unlimited skiing over 32,000 acres at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin in Colorado, Park City in Utah, Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood at Lake Tahoe, Perisher in Australia for the 2016 season, Afton Alps in Minnesota, Mt Brighton in Michigan, and up to five free consecutive days when staying at in-resort accommodation in Verbier. The price is now £490 (669€) for adults and £254 (347€) for children.
For people looking to take only one ski trip during the 2015-16 winter season, the Epic 4-Day provides four days of unrestricted access to Vail Resorts in Colorado, Utah and Lake Tahoe. At just over £766 (1046€) for a family of four, the Epic 4-Day is a 35% savings compared to lift tickets. Details from Snow.com