Post half-term prices have dropped like a stone and – as you’ll see from our latest snow report – the sun is beginning to gather strength and conditions are very good across most of the Alps at the moment. So if you’re booking a spring skiing holiday you’re in luck. Aim high whenever you can to be sure of good snow conditions.
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.
St Jean d’Arves from £57pp with Erna Low
There’s 30% off the accommodation price at Les Chalets des Marmottes in St Jean d’Arves in the Maurienne Valley, where it now costs £57pp (reduced from £71pp) for accommodation only. Alternatively it’s £89pp (reduced from £104pp) to include return Eurotunnel crossings with Free FlexiPlus upgrades, or £260pp (reduced from £275pp) to include return flights from London to Geneva with private taxi transfers from the airport to the resort. Prices are based on six people sharing a one-bedroom + cabin six-person self-catered apartment for seven nights commencing March 15. More information from Erna Low.
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 a 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 for an additional six people. The price is for chalet board, with resort transfers included. More information from Mountain Heaven.
Zermatt for £850pp with Supertravel
There’s 50% off chalets for bookings made by February 24. For example, Chalet Hörnli in Zermatt is available on the week commencing March 23 for £850pp (six sharing). The price includes seven nights’ accommodation on a chalet-board basis. Flights and transfers are extra. Further details from Supertravel.
Courchevel, La Tania or Val d’Isere from £2130 for four with Le Ski
On the Easter holiday week of April 13 there’s 25% off for groups of four booking into any Le Ski chalet in Courchevel 1650, La Tania and Val d’Isere – so you’ll be paying for just three places. It now costs from £2,130 chalet board for a group of four adults, Gatwick flights and transfers inclusive. There’s an additional £35pp to pay for Manchester flights. More information from Le Ski.
Obergurgl for £669pp with Esprit Ski
You can now stay in attractive, family-run Chalet Alpenblume in the high-altitude village of Obergurgl for £669 per adult (was £729). The price is based on a family of four (two adults and two children under 12 years) at £1,799 for the whole family travelling out on March 16. This includes return flights from Gatwick to Innsbruck, resort transfers, free wifi, use of the sauna, free babysitting, free ski hosting and seven nights catered chalet accommodation. Esprit Classic Child Care is available from £209 for a week of exclusive ski lessons. Details from Esprit Ski.
Les Arcs apartment from £1007 with Pierre & Vacances
Discounts are available in Arc 1950 with over £400 savings on one-bedroom apartments. Prices start at £1,007 for seven nights in a one-bedroom apartment at the Premium Residence Le Village sleeping four people (previously £1,438), arriving in the resort on March 8. Travel is not included. Information from Pierre & Vacances.
Galtur from £489pp with Inghams
Stay in the peaceful village of Galtur, located high in the Paznaun valley near Ischgl. The resort is a good choice for families and mixed-ability groups. Spend seven nights half board at four-star Hotel Fluchthorn from £489pp on the week commencing March 22, with a saving of £489pp. The price includes return flights from Gatwick to Innsbruck and resort transfers. Flights are also available from Stansted (+£19), Southampton (+£39), Bristol (+£39), Birmingham (+£39), Manchester (+£39), Leeds-Bradford (+£49) and Edinburgh (+£59). For more information visit Inghams.
Avoriaz for £399pp with Ski Total
Spend the week at Chalet Perce Neige in purpose-built Avoriaz for £399pp (was £799pp), travelling out on March 16. The high-standard accommodation is located right on the slopes, two minutes’ walk from the resort centre. The price includes return flights from Southampton to Geneva, resort transfers, free wifi and chalet catered accommodation. For more information visit Ski Total.
Les Arcs for £429pp with Crystal Ski
Stay seven nights half board in family-friendly four-star Hotel La Cachette in Arc 1600 for £429pp (saving £330pp). Departure is on March 22 from Gatwick to Geneva, with airport transfers included. More details from Crystal Ski.
Val d’Isere from £899pp with VIP Ski
Last-minute savings of £400pp are available on holidays to convenient Aspen Lodge in Val d’Isere. The lodge is right on the main street with all the best apres-ski and the slopes just as short stroll away. Prices start at £899pp (previously £1,299pp) and include seven nights chalet board, with return flights and transfers. Departure is on March 2. Book the holiday with VIP Ski.
Zell am See for £369pp with Thomson Ski
Spend a week half board in four-star Hotel Daxer in the attractive lakeside resort of Zell am See for £369pp (save £180pp). There is easy access from here to the Kitzsteinhorn glacier with its year-round snow. Departure is on March 22 from Gatwick to Salzburg, with airport transfers included. Further information is available from Thomson Ski
Val Cenis from £243pp with Peak Retreats
Stay seven nights at four-star Les Chalets de Flambeau in the resort of Val Cenis. The apartments have private pools, free wifi and an on-site spa. From £243pp to include return Eurotunnel crossings and one free adult six-day Val Cenis ski pass per apartment. There’s also one free child ski pass when another adult in the party buys a six-day pass. The offer applies to the weeks of March 29 and April 1 and is based on five people sharing a two-bedroom apartment. Bookings need to be made by March 14. Further details from Peak Retreats.
Brides-les-Bains from £199pp with Skiweekends
There are savings of up to £100pp on holidays to Brides-les-Bains, in the valley below Meribel and linked by the Olympe gondola. These are both for weekend and week long breaks with luxury coach travel included. Prices for a week departing April 12 start at £199pp (previously £299) for five nights half board at Club Hotel Verseau with luxury coach travel from London/Kent to the resort. A weekend break departing April 17 starts at £229pp (previously £279pp) for two nights half board at Club Hotel Verseau with luxury coach travel from London/Kent to resort. Details from Skiweekends.
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 information from Stanford 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 further details visit Snowfinders.