Imagine spending New Year’s Eve in the mountains, complete with fireworks and lots of fun apres-ski? Some of these last-minute offers might tempt you, but to have a chance of finding decent snow when you get there, make sure you aim for a high resort.
It’s also worth checking for offers on the websites of the major tour operators.
Don’t forget to reserve your airport parking at least 24 hours before you go – especially important during peak holiday periods. If you’re flying from Gatwick, Cophall Parking has some offers just for Welove2ski viewers.
Due to readers’ requests, 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.
New Year’s Eve In The Alps
Reberty from £700pp with Powder N Shine
There’s a reduction on the last remaining rooms and suite for the New Year week. Each of the company’s three catered chalets are in Reberty Village at 2000 metres, with immediate access to the slopes. Flocon des Neiges and Le Chamois are reduced from £1,400pp (1,918€) to £700pp (959€) and the remaining family suite in Sapin de Reberty is now £2,500 (3,426€). This is for one week’s chalet board, not including travel. More details from Powder N Shine.
Alpe d’Huez from £310pp with Crystal Ski
Les Balcons d’Aurea is a four-star residence in Alpe d’Huez complete with shops, restaurants and a spa with pool, as well as a private underground car park. There is ski-in ski-out access and the apartments are decorated in contemporary Alpine style. From £310pp (825€) – down from £489pp (670€), making a saving of £179pp (245€) for the week starting December 27. Includes flights from Luton and coach transfers. Visit Crystal Ski for more details.
Tignes from £549pp with Inghams
There will be fireworks in Tignes this New Year where you can stay for seven nights, half board in Chalet Hotel Le Dome. It costs from £549pp (752€), which is a saving £670pp (918€) departing December 26. Price includes return flights from Gatwick to Geneva and resort transfers. For more information or to book visit Inghams.
La Plagne family holiday for £2,499 with Ski Famille
See the New Year in at Chalet Nicole in Plagne 1800 for £2,499 (3,424€) for a family of four. Price includes half board, and access to in-chalet childcare. This package also includes a special New Year’s Eve dinner with free-flowing fizz and a New Year’s day lunch at a mountain restaurant. More information from Ski Famille.
Chamonix from £438pp with Butler and Lloyd
Stay for seven nights in a stylish four-bedroom chalet in Chamonix from £438pp (600€). The bedrooms are large and airy and can be made up as either a double or a twin. Located close to the nursery slopes of Les Chosalets, it is a convenient place to stay for families with small children. For more information visit Butler and Lloyd.
Later On In The Season
Courmayeur weekend for 455pp with Momentum Ski
Stay three nights B&B on January 21-24 at the centrally-located three-star Hotel Croux or three-star Hotel Centrale in Courmayeur. The price includes scheduled BA flights to Geneva, and resort transfers. The price for the holiday is £455pp (624€). More details from Momentum Ski.
Tignes family trip for £1,196 with Esprit Ski
Ski in the snow-sure resort of Tignes, staying at Chalet Charline for £299pp (410€) – it was £712pp (976€). The chalet is set in an attractive Savoyard building with a cosy interior. This price is based on a family of four, (two adults and two children under 12 years) at £1,196 (1,639€) – it was £2,848 (3,903€) – travelling out on January 3, and includes return flights from Southampton to Geneva, resort transfers, free wifi and seven nights catered accommodation. Esprit Classic Child Care is available from £215 (295€) for a week of exclusive ski lessons. Further details from Esprit Ski.
Flaine apartment from £494 with Pierre & Vacances
La Forêt residence is located at the top sector of Flaine, which is the highest resort in the Grand Massif ski area. Located 100m from the ski lifts, it comprises spacious apartments with in-house shops. Priced from £494 (677€) – down from £644 (883€), so that’s a saving of 23% – for a week’s stay in a one-bedroom apartment sleeping up to five people arriving January 23. For more information visit Pierre & Vacances.
La Tania for £419pp with Ski Total
Stay seven nights at Chalet James in La Tania in the 3 Valleys ski area for £419pp (574€) – it was £769pp (1,054€). The chalet is close to the main piste, which means that you can ski almost to and from the door. Departing Heathrow on January 3, this price includes return flights to Geneva, resort transfers, free wifi, and chalet half board. Visit Ski Total for bookings.
Zermatt for £874pp with Matterhorn Chalets
Chalet Binna is available on a sole occupancy basis for eight people for the catered price of £6,995 (9,586€) – that’s £874pp (1,198€) – for the week starting January 10, 17 or 24. This includes the services of a guide or an instructor. What’s more, there’s a lunch included at Restaurant Ritti, just above Furi. More information from Matterhorn Chalets.
Meribel from £900pp ith VIP Ski
Spread across three floors, Bellacima Lodge is great for groups and families. This five-bedroom luxury chalet has a lift, cinema, billiards room, hot tub and small swimming-pool. The lodge is in a good location, opposite O’Sullivans (formally Dicks Tea Bar), and five minutes’ walk from the centre of Meribel. The pistes at La Chaudanne are two minutes away using the chalet’s chauffeur service. The week is priced from £900pp (1,233€) – down from £1,429pp (1,958€), so that’s a saving of £529pp (725€) – for a week’s stay arriving January 3. Price includes catered accommodation, return flights from Gatwick, and resort transfers. For more information visit VIP Ski.