Welove2ski has been travelling around Austria’s Salzburgerland and Tirol this week, where conditions in the resorts of St Johann in Tirol, Soll and the Skiwelt, Saalbach and Zell am See have been excellent – ready for half term week. Don’t forget to reserve your airport parking at least 24 hours before you go – this is 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.
Verbier from £689pp with Inghams
You can now stay in the sophisticated resort of Verbier without the designer price tag. Seven nights chalet half board at the 4.5-diamond Chalet Hotel de Verbier, departing February 20, is now available from £689pp (888€), which is a saving of £300pp (387€). The price includes return flights from Bristol to Geneva and resort transfers. Bookings: Inghams.
Tignes for £708pp with Ski Total
Stay in the snow-sure resort of Tignes, where a week in Chalet Lys Martagon is now £708pp (912€) – it was £848pp (1,093€) – travelling out on February 28. Located a minutes’ walk to the nearest piste, this attractive chalet also has a sauna. The price includes return flights from Stansted to Chambery, resort transfers, free wifi and seven nights chalet catered accommodation. Bookings: Ski Total.
La Plagne family trip for £1,899 with Ski Famille
Ski in La Plagne and stay in Chalet Nicole on the week starting February 20 for £1,899 (2,447€) for a family of four, including flights and resort transfers. The price includes chalet half board as well as access to the in-chalet childcare. Bookings: Ski Famille.
from £1,429pp and free lift pass with VIP Ski
Stay at La Petite Ferme in Val d’Isere and you will get free lift passes worth £207 (267€) each. The chalet sleeps six to eight people and is tucked away behind the church in the heart of the old town. Prices are from £1,429pp (1,842€) for a week’s stay arriving February 28, including catered accommodation, return flights from Gatwick, coach transfers, and free six-day Espace Killy lift pass. If six adults book the whole chalet, for example, there will be six free lift passes worth £1,242 (1,601€) in total. Bookings: VIP Ski.
Families save £690 on a ski trip this February
Take the family to the village of Plan-Peisey, which is linked into the vast Paradiski area, along with the better-known resorts of Les Arcs and La Plagne. Stay in Chalet Renard for £447pp (576€); the comfortable chalet is in a central location and has spa facilities including an outdoor hot tub overlooking the valley. This price is based on a family of four, (two adults and two children under 12 years) at £1,788 – it was £2,475 (3,189€) – travelling out on February 28 for one week and includes return flights from Stansted to Chambery, resort transfers, free wifi and seven nights chalet catered accommodation. Esprit Classic Child Care is available from £215 (277€) for a week. Bookings: Esprit Ski.
Val d’Isere from £450pp with YSE Ski
Chalet La Moraine in Val d’Isere normally sleeps nine people but, if taken by one group, extra beds can be added – making it suitable for 12 people. This is a lovely conversion of an ancient chalet and costs from £650pp (838€) in a twin room, or £675pp (870€) for a single room. Extra beds (when one group books the whole chalet) are £450pp (580€). Prices here are for the week starting February 21 and include flights from Gatwick, resort transfers, chalet board accommodation and free ski carriage. Bookings: YSE Ski.
Saalbach from £613pp with Ski Miquel
There are some availability at chalet-hotel Christina in Saalbach, the excellent ski resort which now links with Fieberbrunn in Tirol from this season, making it the biggest ski area in Austria. The week starting March 19 now costs £613pp (790€) half board, including flights and resort transfers. There is also some availability on later weeks too. Bookings: Ski Miquel.
Albiez from £83pp with Peak Retreats
Book now and get seven nights in Albiez in the Savoie area of France from £83pp (107€) – it was £103pp (133€). Accommodation is in Le Hameau des Aiguilles, which is located a flat 300m walk from the lifts, ski school meeting point and the shops and restaurants in Mollard. Prices are based on five people sharing a self-catered apartment, including Eurotunnel crossings on the week starting March 26. Accommodation-only packages are also available. Ski packs, insurance and transfers are also bookable. Bookings: Peak Retreats.
Avoriaz apartment from £1,719 with Pierre & Vacances
Premium Residence L’Amara is a stylish residence situated close to the lifts, restaurants, bars and shops of the modern L’Amara area of Avoriaz. The residence has its own swimming-pool and access to the Aquariaz Leisure centre. Priced from £1,719 (2,215€) – down from £2,176 (2,804€) which is a saving of 21% – for a week’s stay on the week of March 6 in a two-bedroom apartment that sleeps six people. Bookings: Pierre & Vacances.
La Plagne and Les Arcs from £99pp and free lift pass with Ski Amis
On the week starting March 12, prices are now from £299pp (385€) plus a lift pass included in La Plagne, and on March 19 the same price and free lift pass for both La Plagne and Les Arcs. Bookings: Ski Amis.
Saint Lary from £85pp with Pyrenees Collection
Book now and you’ll get seven nights from £85pp (110€) – it was £114pp (147€) – staying at the Cami Real residence in Saint Lary. The property is located in the centre of the village and 300m from both the cable-car and the Sensoria thermal spa centre. Prices are based on five people sharing a self-catered apartment, including Eurotunnel crossings for the week starting March 26. Accommodation-only packages are also available. Ski packs, insurance and transfers are also bookable. Bookings: Pyrenees Collection.
Myrkdalen in Norway from £899pp and free lift pass with Ski Safari
Norway’s up-and-coming ski resort, Myrkdalen is a genuine 21st-century resort, as the first lift opened here in 2003. Beginner and gentle intermediate slopes make up most of the 28km of skiing. Book by February 17 to benefit from the free lift pass offer. Priced from £899pp (1,159€) for seven nights half board, based on two adults and two children sharing a family room at the four-star Myrkdalen Hotel. Price includes flights and transfers and the departure is March 27. Bookings: Ski Safari.
Isola 2000 from £113pp with Ski Collection
Book before February 15 and you’ll get seven nights from £113pp (146€) – it was £153pp (197€) – staying at Les Terrasses d’Isola, a recent development of self-catering ski apartments, built using wood and stone. Prices are based on five people sharing a self-catered apartment, including Eurotunnel crossings on the week starting March 26. Accommodation-only packages are also available. Ski packs, insurance and transfers are also bookable. Bookings: Ski Collection.