Spring is approaching, and with that comes longer days and sunny lunches sitting on terraces outside mountain restaurants. Meanwhile, it’s been snowing in France – with more to come – and arriving in the eastern Alps too. It looks like decent snow seems to be assured for the near future.
Having said that, our first offer for next season has just come in! It might seem a long way off, but early booking means even more value for money.
Don’t forget to reserve your airport parking at least 24 hours before you go – this is especially important during the peak holiday periods such as Easter. 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.
Obergurgl entire family trip from £1,799pp with Esprit Ski
For departures on March 6 or 13 stay in a catered chalet or Chalet Hotel with savings of up to £791 (1,104€) per family. Prices are for a family of four (two adults and two children aged 2-11 years) and include flights, transfers and seven nights chalet catered accommodation. Esprit Classic Child Care is available from £215 (273€) for a week. For example, on March 6 staying at family-friendly Chalet Verwall in Obergurgl it now costs from £1,799 (2,283€) – it was £2,379 (3,019€). Bookings: Esprit Ski.
Saas Fee from £699pp with Inghams
Saas Fee is a charming, traffic-free village with breathtaking views of the surrounding glaciers. Stay seven nights half board at the three-star Hotel Park from £699pp (887€), saving £170pp (216€), departing March 5. Price includes return flights from Manchester to Geneva, and resort transfers. Bookings: Inghams.
Meribel from £679pp with iGoSki
Book an end of season ski trip in Val d’Isere from £729pp (925€) and Meribel from £679pp (862€) – both are for seven nights half board. The price includes return Gatwick flights, resort tranfers, lift pass and ski/snowboard hire with departure on April 10. There’s a choice of three chalets: Chalet Fleur des Alpes or Chalet La Grange in Meribel, or Chalet Tuteliere in Val d’Isere. Bookings: iGoSki.
Avoriaz whole apartment from £374 with Pierre & Vacances
Stay in residence Saskia Falaise, which is located at the entrance to the pedestrian resort of Avoriaz. This ski-in ski-out property is near to the Aquariaz, the largest water park in the mountains. Or you can pamper yourself in the Deep Nature® Spa by Algotherm, which is 200m from the building. Priced from £374 (475€) – a saving of 43% – for a week’s stay in a studio apartment that sleeps up to four people arriving April 2. Bookings: Pierre & Vacances.
Flims from £1,995pp with Powder Byrne
Stay at Hotel Adula in Flims and enjoy a free night. The price is from £1,995pp (2,532€) half board with seven nights for the price of six. It includes return flights, private transfers, in-resort shuttles, and ski guiding. Babysitting can be arranged at extra cost with PB staff. Bookings: Powder Byrne.
Isola 2000 from £240pp with Ski Collection
There’s 25% off seven nights in Isola 2000 based on two people sharing at Les Terrasses d’Isola in Isola 2000 from £240pp (305€) on March 12 – it was as £320pp (406€). The recent development of 115 self-catering ski apartments is spread over two buildings, both built in traditional style from wood-and-stone. The price includes Eurotunnel crossings, but accommodation-only packages are also available. Ski packs, insurance and transfers also can be arranged. Book before February 29 to take advantage of the offer. Bookings: Ski Collection.
Val d’Isere whole chalet for £13,800 with Le Chardon Mountain Lodges
On the week starting March 13 stay at Chalet Bergerie in Val d’Isere, which sleeps 12 + 1. It now costs £13,800 (17,512€) – over 40% discount on the original price – for the fully catered chalet with five-star service, in-resort chauffeur until 2am and an open bar. In-house massage is an optional extra. Bookings: Le Chardon Mountain Lodges.
Tignes for £875pp with Butler & Lloyd
Stay in the lovely Hotel Taos in Tignes, which has discounted by 30% in April onwards. For example, on April 9 you can now stay for £875pp (1,110€) – it was £1,195 (1,516€) – based on two adults and two children staying half board in a family suite and including flights and private transfers. Bookings: Butler & Lloyd.
Aussois from £106pp with Peak Retreats
There’s 25% off a seven-night holiday on March 12 in Aussois based on six people sharing a two-bedroom apartment at Les Flocons d’Argent from £106pp (135€) – it was £142pp (180€). The ski-in ski-out residence is located at the foot of the slopes, opposite the snow kindergarten and the ski school meeting point. The price includes Eurotunnel crossings and accommodation-only packages also available. Ski packs, insurance and transfers also bookable. Bookings: Peak Retreats.
Saint Lary from £156pp with Pyrenees Collection
There’s 50% off seven nights in Saint Lary on the week starting March 12 and staying at The Cami Real residence from £156pp (198€) – it was £312pp (296€) based on two people sharing an apartment. The property is located in the centre of the village and 300m from both the cable-car and the Sensoria thermal spa centre. Prices include Eurotunnel crossings, but accommodation-only packages also available. Ski packs, insurance and resort transfers can also be arranged. Book before March 3 to take advantage of this offer. Bookings: Pyrenees Collection.
Verbier luxury for £1,950pp with Ski Verbier Exclusive
No.14 is available in Verbier or the week of April 3 for £1,950pp (2,475€) – saving £250pp (317€) and includes seven nights’ accommodation, 24-hour chauffeur service, in-chalet ski equipment fitting, pre-dinner drinks and canapés followed by a four-course dinner with drinks. Lift passes, equipment hire, childcare, airport transfers and in-chalet masseuse service can be all arranged at an additional cost. Ski school, private guiding, heli-skiing, parapente and dog-sledding can also be arranged. Bookings: Ski Verbier Exclusive.
Flaine from £489pp with Ski Total
With its 265km of pistes, Flaine is the ideal resort for all levels of skier. Stay seven nights in the pretty Scandinavian-style Chalet Marmot with its views over the ski area from £489pp (621€) – it was £769pp (976€). The holiday departs on March 13, and the price includes return Birmingham to Chambery flights, resort transfers, free wifi, and chalet half board. Bookings: Ski Total.
Peyragudes from £29.50pp with Erna Low
Seven nights’ accommodation in Les Hauts de Peyragudes is now from £29.50pp (37€) – yes, that’s correct – on April 2. With picturesque views, the property is 600m from the thermal baths and the town centre of Peyragudes. The price is based on a one-bedroom + cabin/six person apartment. Bookings: Erna Low.
Meribel from £425pp with Fish&Pips
Some of the tour operator’s catered chalets in Meribel have been discounted by up to £200pp (254€), with prices from £425pp (539€). Self-catered properties now have prices from £195pp (247€). Bookings: Fish&Pips.
Les Gets entire family trip for £2,999 with Ski Famille
Ski in the family-friendly resort of Les Gets at Select Chalets Grand Mouflon or Petit Mouflon on April 2 for £2,999 (3,806€) for a family of four, including flights and transfers. Price also includes chalet half board as well as access to in-chalet childcare. Bookings: Ski Famille.
Val d’Isere for £1,200p with VIP Ski
Save over £350pp (444€) at Grand Choucas, a contemporary chalet-apartment in the very centre of Val d’Isere, which sleeps up to eight guests. A week’s stay from March 13 is priced at £1,200pp (1,523€) – down from £1,559pp (1,978€). The price includes catered accommodation, flights from Gatwick, and coach transfers. Bookings: VIP Ski.
Steamboat from £1,550pp with Ski Safari
Save 30% on holidays to Steamboat for Christmas 2016 – it’s a great option for that time of year as the skiing is diverse and this is a ski town with a genuine Wild West flavour. A 10-night holiday departing December 16 staying in the four-star Steamboat Grand starts from £1,550pp (1,967€), including three free nights and a free room upgrade. Prices are based on four people sharing a one-bedroom condo and include flights and resort transfers. Bookings: Ski Safari.