With just a week to go until half term, ski resorts are in prime condition and there’s still some availability…if you know where to look. The only worry remaining is whether the snow will stop falling and allow the sun to come out!
Check for more ski 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.
Half term skiing in Val d’Isere with Esprit
Take a February break to snow-sure Val d’Isere, where Chalet Hotel Ducs de Savoie is now £999pp (based on a family of four at £3,996) travelling out on February 16 for seven nights and including return flights from Edinburgh to Geneva, resort transfers, free babysitting, free wifi, and catered accommodation. Esprit Classic Child Care is available from £209 for a week of exclusive ski lessons. Further information from Esprit Ski.
La Tania and Les Menuires from £519pp with Ski Amis
Still available for half term is a double en suite room at Chalet Balkiss in La Tania, which was £919pp and is now £599pp – saving £320. There’s also space in Chalet Hayley in Les Menuires – where a double en suite room was £779pp and is now £519pp – saving £260pp. More details from Ski Amis.
Courchevel from £899pp with Le Ski
There’s free childcare on the week starting February 23 – saving £500 for a family with two children. The creche is purpose-built and staffed by professional qualified nannies and the lead-in holiday price is £649pp. As well as this, there are last-minute half term places for £899pp in Courchevel 1650 and £999pp in Val d’Isere. More information from Le Ski.
Gressoney for £959pp with Crystal Ski
Spend half term at three-star Hotel Gressoney in St Jean with half board accommodation. The price is £959pp (save £110pp) and departure date February 16 from Stansted to Turin with resort transfers. Bookings through Crystal Ski.
Val d’Isere from £1999pp with VIP Ski
Spend an extra day on the slopes at half term with a late return flight on February 23. There is also the chance to save up to £450pp when staying at the Bellevarde Lodge in Val d’Isere. Prices start from £1,999pp (saving £450pp) and include seven nights chalet board accommodation, return flights from Gatwick and resort transfers. Departure is February 16. Further details From VIP Ski.
Brides-les-Bains from £279 per couple with Skiweekends
Save up to £279pp when booking a weekend skiing departing on the next two Thursdays – February 6 and 13 February. The holidays include return coach travel whisking skiers from London or Kent on Thursday evening to Brides-les-Bains, near Meribel to begin skiing on Friday morning. The coach then departs France on Sunday evening arriving into London early on Monday. Prices start from £279 per couple travelling (saving £139.50pp) and include half board at three-star Hotel Verseau and return luxury coach travel. Details from Skiweekends.
Val d’Isere and Val Thorens apartments from £1259 with Pierre & Vacances
Savings of 20% are available for the half term week, arriving on February 15. Prices in Val d’Isere at the Residence Les Balcons de Bellevarde start from £1,259 (saving £397/previously £1,653) for seven nights in a one-bedroom apartment sleeping four people. Prices in Val Thorens at the Residence Le Machu Pichu start from £1,052 (saving £350/previously £1,402) for seven nights in a one-bedroom apartment sleeping four. Visit Pierre & Vacances for more information.
La Plagne from £999pp with Ski Famille
Stay the week starting February 15 at Chalet Nicole in Plagne 1800. The newly refurbished chalet is three minutes walk to the slopes. Price is from £999 per adult, £899 per child, based on family of four sharing. The offer includes free child care, catered chalet and resort transfers, but not flights. Contact Ski Famille for details.
This is the less busy time to go if you don’t need to stick to school holiday dates.
Baqueira-Beret from £299pp with Ski Miquel
Spend a week in Baqueira-Beret in the Spanish Pyrenees (pictured above), which has had some of the best snow conditions of any resort this winter. It now costs £299pp chalet half board from March 1, including flights and transfers. Further details from Ski Miquel.
Les Arcs for £599pp with Ski Total
Stay in the high-altitude resort of Arc 2000 where Chalet Panda now £599pp (was £799pp) travelling on February 23. The price includes return flights from Southampton to Geneva, transfers, free wifi, use of an indoor pool and seven nights catered accommodation. Details from Ski Total.
La Plagne from £344pp with Ski Collection
Spend a week at four-star luxury Carlina residence, which is ski in/ski out with the option to add on breakfast and dinner service. The ski-drive price is from £344pp based on 10 sharing a five-bedroom apartment with return Eurotunnel crossings. Details from Ski Collection.
Verbier luxury from 1460pp with Ski Independence
Stay in the sumptuous five-star Hotel W in Verbier and you’ll receive one free night when you book by February 28. Four nights B&B is now from £1460pp or seven nights B&B from £2360pp. Prices include Swiss flights from Heathrow to Geneva (including free ski carriage) and first class Swiss Rail transfers, based on two sharing a Cozy Room, departing on March 16. Further details from Ski Independence.
La Plagne for £190pp with Erna Low
There’s 20% off the accommodation price in Plagne 1800 on March 15 where it is now £190pp (reduced from £238pp) based on four people sharing a one-bedroom five/six-person apartment in Residence Edelweiss. The self-catering, ski-drive price for the week includes return Eurotunnel crossings with Free FlexiPlus upgrades. Information from
La Rosiere from £127pp with Peak Retreats
Save 25% on Easter accommodation in La Rosiere, staying at four-star Les Balcons for seven nights from £127pp (was from £157pp). The price is based on five people sharing a two-bedroom apartment (sleeps seven) with return Eurotunnel crossings, and the weeks are March 29 to April 12. Visit Peak Retreats for details.