February half-term week marks the half-way point of what so far has been a funny old season, with the weather blowing hot at cold. But right now we’ve got snow – lots of it coming down in France, Italy, Switzerland, and the southern half of Austria. Even Andorra and the rest of the Pyrenees are skiing at their best. As the second half gets underway, even the most reticent of tour operators are slashing prices…so get out there and get some!
Check for ski holiday deals on the websites of the major operators such as Crystal Ski, Inghams, Mark Warner, Neilson, and Ski World. It’s always worth having a look at what the ski specialist travel agencies – such as Sno, Snowfinders, Alpine Answers, Momentum Ski and Snow-Wise – have on offer at the moment.
And don’t forget to book your parking at least 24 hours before you go. I Love Meet and Greet has some great deals at Gatwick, Heathrow, Stansted, Manchester, Liverpool and Birmingham airports.
Fabulous February Skiing
Morzine from £849pp with VIP Ski
Savings of £100 are available across the VIP Ski chalet collection for arrivals on February 23. Rooms are available in Alpe d’Huez, La Plagne, Meribel and Val d’Isere. Prices start at £849pp at Chalet du Pre in Morzine (previously £1,119pp) including seven nights chalet board accommodation, return flights and resort transfers. Further information from VIP Ski.
Val d’Isere for £699pp with Alpine Elements
Spend the week starting February 23 at Chalet Fjord in Val d’Isere. The price is £699pp (was £950pp) and includes catered chalet-hotel accommodation, return flights from Gatwick to Geneva, resort transfers, and a £1 lift pass. More information available from Alpine Elements.
Mad March Offers
Peisey Nancroix for £443pp with Esprit Ski
Chalet Hibou is in Peisey-Nancroix in Les Arcs ski area, and is now available for £443pp. The chalet is designed with families in mind with spacious suites, a hot tub and sauna. The price is based on a family of four, (two adults and two children under 12) at £1,772 – travelling out on March 2 – and including return flights from Gatwick to Geneva, resort transfers, free wifi, free babysitting and seven nights catered accommodation. Esprit Classic Child Care is available from £209 for a week of exclusive ski lessons. Details from Esprit Ski.
Serre Chevalier from £324pp with Inghams
Stay seven nights in five-bedroom Chalet Amandier in the village of Villeneuve at Serre Chevalier. Catered accommodation costs from £324pp, which is a saving of £324pp, departing on March 29. The price includes return flights from Gatwick to Turin and resort transfers. Flights are also available from Cambridge (+£29), Birmingham (+£29), Manchester (+£39), Newcastle (+£39), Edinburgh (+£49). For more information visit Inghams.
Courchevel 1850 for £488pp with Ski Total
Chalet Plein Sud in Courchevel 1850 is now £488pp (was £976pp) travelling out on March 16. With a virtually ski-in ski-out location, this chalet is ideal for keen skiers. The price includes return flights from Gatwick to Geneva, resort transfers, free wifi, and seven nights catered accommodation. More information from Ski Total.
Peisey-Nancroix for £299pp with Mountain Heaven
Spend seven nights in Chalet La Laiterie at Peisey-Nancroix in Les Arcs ski area for £299pp (normally £499pp) for week starting March 22. There’s a spacious living area, large open fireplace, sauna and free wifi. As well as six en suite bedrooms, a private annexe is also available to sleep an additional six people. The price is for chalet board, with resort transfers included. More information from Mountain Heaven.
Megeve short break from £279pp with Stanford Ski
Apartments, catered chalets and hotels in lovely Megeve start at £490pp per week with resort transfers (flights are extra), or from £279pp for three nights in a catered chalet. There are also half-price lift passes for those staying in any catered chalet or self catered apartment between March 16 and April 5. On the week beginning March 30, there’s also 50% off children’s ski and boot hire. More details from Stanford Ski.
Kitzbuhel for £415pp with Thomson Ski
Spend a week half-board in four-star Hotel Jägerwirt in the attractive resort of Kitzbuhel for £415pp (save £160pp) departing March 29 from Newcastle to Salzburg with resort transfers. Further details are available from Thomson Ski.
St Anton from £349pp with Snowfinders
Spend the week beginning March 30 in lively St Anton – either at Chalet Freida for £409pp, Chalet Rosanna for £399pp, or Chalet Elfie for £349pp. All prices include flights, resort transfers and catered accommodation. For more details visit Snowfinders.
Claviere for £419pp with Crystal Ski
Stay for seven nights half board at three-star Hotel Miramonti in Claviere in the Milky Way ski area for £419pp (saving £50pp). The departure date is March 9 from Gatwick to Turin, with resort transfers included. Further information from Crystal Ski.
Courchevel 1550 short breaks from £582pp with Skiweekends
Take a short break in Courchevel 1550, staying in three-star Hotel Les Flocons, which has been run by the Aubert family since 1967 and has a cosy restaurant and bar decorated in classic Savoyard style. Prices start at £582pp including four nights half board, return flights and resort transfers. Details are available from Skiweekends.
Verbier short stays from 500chf with CK Verbier
Several three-night short stays are on offer in popular Verbier, all of them including chalet half board. The dates are Sunday to Thursday March 9–13 (four nights) either in Chalet Fontanet or Gentianes which both are now 20,000chf (reduced by 1,000chf) for a whole chalet – or 500chf per person based on 10 people sharing. More information is available from CK Verbier.
Sainte-Foy from £745pp with Premiere Neige
Book a seven-night holiday in Sainte-Foy and children under five years of age can stay for free. There’s also one free creche place per family. As well as these deals, kids under seven years ski for free in the resort. Family ski packages start at £745 per adult, based on two adults and one child sharing a room. Note that the offer excludes the weeks beginning March 29/30 and April 5/6. More details from Premiere Neige.
April Ski Holiday Deals
Valloire from £233pp with Peak Retreats
Save 15% on accommodation and you’ll also receive a 2-for-1 lift pass offer. The deal is for seven nights self-catering at the comfortable Les Fermes du Planet chalet-apartments in good-value Valloire. The price is now from £233pp including return Eurotunnel crossings, and there’s free wifi and an on-site wellness area. Apartment sizes range from two bedrooms (sleeping six) to five bedrooms (sleeping 12), with the price above based on five people sharing a two-bedroom apartment for the week starting April 5. Information from Peak Retreats.
Tignes from £435pp with Erna Low
There’s 15% off the accommodation price for a week starting April 5 at L’Ecrin des Neiges in convenient Tignes. It now costs £435pp (reduced from £512pp) for accommodation only; £467pp (reduced from £544pp) to include return Eurotunnel crossings with Free FlexiPlus upgrades; or £719pp (reduced from £797pp) to include return London-Geneva flights with private taxi transfers. Prices are based on six adults sharing a three-bedroom/eight-person apartment. Visit Erna Low for further details.
Avoriaz apartment from £781 with Pierre & Vacances
Free child lift passes are on offer when adults book accommodation and lift passes with Pierre & Vacances this April (including the Easter school holiday dates). The offer is available at nine resorts including Avoriaz, La Plagne, Tignes and Val d’Isere. Prices start at £781 for an entire one-bedroom apartment (sleeping four people) at Residence Les Crozats in Avoriaz, arriving on April 12 for seven nights. Further details from Pierre & Vacances.