With St Valentine’s Day on the horizon, now could be the time to book a romantic stay in the Alps. Pick a cute resort like Saas Fee or somewhere chic like Courchevel – and you’re halfway there. If you can’t wait, there’s still availability for the rest of January and early February – before the busy half term week of February 17.
Check for deals on the websites of the major operators like Crystal Ski, Inghams, Mark Warner, Neilson, and Ski World. It’s also 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.
The prize for the most affordable holiday goes to the two-star Club Hotel Les Airelles in Les Deux Alpes. It has 18 bedrooms and the nearest lift is 100m away. To stay here costs £199pp for the week starting January 18 (other weeks from £305pp). The price includes half board catering, and Gatwick flights and resort transfers.
Late January and Early February Breaks
Sainte-Foy luxury for £711pp with Premiere Neige
Join an adults-only Ski Safari Week on January 18 or 25 with the world-class skiing of Sainte Foy. Accommodation is in the luxury South Face where there’s now 10% off, making it £711pp for a week. The price includes scheduled inter-resort transfers to Tignes and La Rosiere. More information available from Premiere Neige.
La Plagne for 239pp with Alpine Elements
There’s a last-minute ski week available at Chalet Colette in Plagne 1800 for £239pp including flights and catered chalet accommodation. Other weeks also available. Further information from Alpine Elements.
Reberty Les Menuires from £375pp with Ski Famille
Stay at Chalet Katie 1 & 2 in Reberty les Menuires on the week starting January 25, and it will now cost from £375pp based on family of three or four. The offer includes free high quality child care, catered chalet and resort transfers, but not flights. For further details visit Ski Famille.
La Clusaz for £366pp with Peak Retreats
Stay a week in the four-star Les Grandes Alpes with its spa area and pool in the traditional resort of La Clusaz. It now costs £366pp self-catering, including return Eurotunnel crossings, based on five people sharing a two-bedroom apartment (sleeps six) on the week commencing February 1. More details from Peak Retreats.
Whistler from £1999pp with Scott Dunn
A seven-night stay at the Four Seasons Whistler is now available from £1,999pp based on a room-only stay in a Superior Room, with return international BA flights (Heathrow – Vancouver) and private transfers included. This price includes a 25% saving when booked by January 31 and is valid for travel in early March.Further details from Scott Dunn.
La Plagne for £279pp with Thomson Ski
For eight days skiing take the Eurostar to the French Alps, spending seven nights in Plagne 1800, staying at the three-star Plagne Lauze apartments. The price is now £279pp (save £120pp) – based on four people sharing. Departure date is January 24 from London St Pancras by Eurostar overnight service to Bourg St Maurice, with resort transfers included. Information from Thomson Ski.
Saint-Lary apartment from £357 with Pierre & Vacances
The Pyrenees is a great alternative to the Alps and has benefitted from good snow over the last few months. The Pierre & Vacances Residence Les Rives de l’Aure has recently been renovated and is in the typical Pyrenean village of Saint-Lary-Soulan. Prices for seven nights – arriving on February 1 – start from £357 for a one-bedroom apartment sleeping up to five people (down from £509), which is a saving of £152. For more information visit Pierre & Vacances.
Les Arcs for £499pp with Ski Total
Stay for a week at Chalet Monte Bianco in Arc 2000 for £499pp (was £735pp) travelling out on February 2. Superbly located 100m from the nearest lift, this chalet shares a heated indoor pool and sauna. The price includes return flights from Heathrow to Geneva, resort transfers, free wifi and seven nights chalet catered accommodation. There’s also discounted parking at Heathrow for £19 for the week. More details from Ski Total.
Val d’Isere luxury for £899pp with VIP Ski
Stay in great comfort in Val d’Isere, where Chalet Davos features a cinema room, mountain-view hot tub and a games room. The chalet is situated in the exclusive Le Cret area of the resort overlooking the centre, with a private chauffeur on call. Spend seven nights starting January 26 from £899pp, down from £1,249pp (that’s £350pp off). The price includes return flights from Gatwick (regional departures are also available), resorts transfers and chalet board catering. For more information visit VIP Ski.
Short break in Morzine or Brides-les-Bains from £229pp with Skiweekends
There are savings of up to 28% on short breaks to Brides-les-Bains (in the valley beneath Meribel) and Morzine on January 23 and 30. Travelling by overnight coach gives you three days skiing in the 3 Valleys or Portes du Soleil with two hotel nights. Prices start from £229pp (down from £319pp) half board at Club Hotel Verseau in Brides-les-Bains including coach travel. Prices for Club Chalet Gourmets in Morzine start at £249pp (down from £339pp) including chalet board catering. To benefit from the deal, quote SKIJAN when booking. For more information visit Skiweekends.
Free picnic and transfers with CK Verbier
With a 20cm snowfall in town this week, Verbier is looking up. And CK Verbier is offering complimentary private luxury return transfers for up to eight passengers for the remaining dates in January staying at their chalets Bella Coola, Gentianes or Fontanet. This can equate to savings of 1,460CHF. As well as this, on the remaining January weeks they are offering a free snow picnic with home-made food served with champagne in a fabulous setting. Further details from CK Verbier.
Valentines Day in the Alps
Saas Fee from £549pp with Inghams
Book a seven night stay in the pretty village of Saas Fee, with its magnificent views and the perfect spot for a romantic St Valentine’s Day. Half board accommodation at three-star Hotel Park starts at £549pp, saving £340pp and departing February 8. The price includes return flights from Gatwick to Geneva and resort transfers. Flights are also available from Manchester (+£39), Birmingham (+£29), Exeter (+£29), Bristol (+£29), Leeds-Bradford (+£39), Newcastle (+£39), Glasgow (+£59) and Edinburgh (+£49). For more information visit Inghams.
Peisey Nancroix for £349pp with Mountain Heaven
Chalet La Laiterie in Peisey Nancroix, below Les Arcs, is now available at £349pp (was £499pp) chalet board, with transfers included, from now until February 8. There’s a spacious living area, large open fireplace, sauna and free WiFi. Six en suite rooms and a private annexe for six are available, and it’s a short walk to the main chair and Vanoise Express for easy access to the Paradiski area. Details from Mountain Heaven.
Flaine for £255pp with Ski Collection
There’s 15% off the four-star Les Terrasses d’Eos, which is ski-in ski-out in the snow-sure and convenient resort of Flaine. It now costs £255pp (was £294pp) for seven nights self-catering including return Eurotunnel crossings, based on five people sharing a two-bedroom apartment (sleeps six) for the week commencing February 8. Further information from Ski Collection.
St Anton for £325pp with Esprit Ski
Even parents with small kids deserve to stay somewhere special for Valentine’s Day! It now costs £325pp for a week, plus free child care worth £514. That’s a discount of over £2,000 per family staying at Chalet Pepi Gabl in the attractive resort of St Anton. The chalet has large family rooms and suites, the ski lift next door, and its own spa facilities. The price is now £325pp (was £719pp) for seven nights based on a family of four (two adults and two children under 12 years) at £1,300 and includes catered chalet board, free wifi, free nursery care and children’s club (worth £514) and a free baby-listening service. Departure is from Gatwick on February 9. More information from Esprit Ski.
Passo Tonale for £435pp with Crystal Ski
Spend a week half board at three-star Hotel Eden in the good-value Italian resort of Passo Tonale. It now costs £435pp (save £270pp) with a departure date of February 8 from Gatwick to Verona, with resort transfers included. For bookings and further information contact Crystal Ski.
Val d’Isere for £182pp with Erna Low
There’s 30% off the accommodation price in popular Val d’Isere, where it now costs £182pp (reduced from £261pp) based on six people sharing a two-bedroom six-seven person apartment in Les Balcons de Bellevarde. The price is for seven nights accommodation-only starting February 8, and doesn’t include travel. Details from Erna Low.
Courchevel 1850 for £693pp with Flexiski
Spend seven nights half board in four-star Hotel Saint Louis for £693pp (save £495pp) in the smart resort of Courchevel 1850. Departure date is February 9, and the holiday is accommodation only. Flights and transfers can be booked individually. More details are available from Flexiski.
Solden from £539pp with Skiworld
A week at Hotel Garni Sunshine in Solden commencing February 2 is now £539pp (was £647pp) The operator is also offering other deals to a new range of Austrian hotels in St Anton, Lech and Mayrhofen. Prices include flights from Gatwick and airport transfers. More information from Skiworld.