After the spring-like weather of much of December and January it looks like conditions are now improving and that winter is finally back on track. France, Switzerland and the Arlberg in Austria are due to get most of the new snow so, with that in mind, how about booking a week away? Here is a host of new deals to entice you:
Check also for ski deals on the websites of the major operators like 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.
January and Early February
Brides-les-Bains from £279pp and free local lift passes with Skiweekends
Join a coach holiday for a short ski break on a budget. Departing London/Kent on January 30, the three-day trips to a choice of the Club Hotel Verseau in Brides-les-Bains below Meribel, or the Club Chalet Gourmets in Morzine start from £279pp. Savings of £120pp are available due to the free local lift pass offer. Prices include return coach travel and half board accommodation. For further information or to book visit Skiweekends.
Alpe d’Huez for £750pp with Skiworld
Skiworld is running a £1 lift pass sale starting at 9am on January 27. You’ll be able to book a catered chalet holiday in the sale and you could get your lift pass for £1 – a limited number of lift passes will be released each week. Prices start at £510pp including a lift pass. A sample saving is Chalet Friandise in Alpe d’Huez starting March 22 including an area lift pass. The price was £1058pp and is now £750pp (a saving of £308pp) with flights from Gatwick and airport transfers included. Details from Skiworld.
Bad Hofgastein for £430pp with Crystal Ski
Stay for a week half board in five-star Hotel Salzburger Hof in Bad Hofgastein for £430pp (save £210pp) – departing February 1 from Gatwick to Salzburg, with transfers also included. More information is available from Crystal Ski.
Les Arcs area for £349pp with Mountain Heaven
Spend a week at Chalet La Laiterie in Peisey Nancroix below Les Arcs for £349pp (was £499pp) chalet board for the remaining weeks of January and up to and including February 8. The chart has a spacious living area, large open fireplace, sauna and free wifi. There are six en suite rooms and a private annexe sleeping six. Resort transfers are included. Further details from Mountain Heaven.
Weekend in Madesimo from £440pp with Momentum Ski
Madesimo has amongst the best snow this season and you can take advantage of the superb conditions for four nights half board arriving on January 29 from £440pp. Accommodation is at the two-star Albergo K2 and the price includes flights between London and Milan Malpensa with car hire. For more information or to book visit Momentum Ski.
La Plagne from £929pp with VIP Ski
The Lugano Suite in La Plagne is part of the Summit View collection of chalets overlooking slopes. A convenient lift inside the building takes you directly to the ski school meeting place and ski hire shop. Prices start from £929pp, down from £1,129pp, making a saving of £300pp. The price is for the week starting February 2, and includes return flights from Gatwick, resort transfers and chalet board accommodation. For more information or to book visit VIP Ski.
Belle Plagne apartment from £758 with Pierre & Vacances
Belle Plagne has a cosy family ambience thanks to its car-free status. Residence Le Quartz is at the foot of the slopes with a piste running outside the front door. Prices for seven nights arriving on February 1 start from £455, down from £758, for a one-bedroom apartment sleeping four people. For more information or to book visit Pierre & Vacances.
Les Menuires for £299pp with Ski Amis
Spend a week at Chalets de Bruyeres in Les Menuires from February 1 and you will pay £299pp (was £569pp) for full chalet catering. The chalet is ski-in ski-out. More details and bookings from Ski Amis.
Les Gets from £399pp with Ski Famille
On February 8 you can spend a week at Chalet Negritelles in Les Gets from £399 per adult and £299 per child, based on a family of four sharing. The ski deal includes free in-chalet childcare, chalet catering and resort transfers. Flights are not included. More details from Ski Famille.
La Plagne from £405pp with Alpine Elements
Ski Chalet Colette in La Plagne is on offer from £405pp (a saving of £319pp) on the week starting February 2. The holiday includes half-board catering. Other resorts with offers include Val d’Isere, La Tania, Morzine, Les Arcs, Tignes, and Sainte Foy. All of these deals include Gatwick flights, but regional airports are available too. Contact Alpine Elements for further details.
Half Term and Later February
Luxury chalet for four from £3690 with Ski Verbier
There’s up to 50% off for a week’s stay in some of Verbier‘s most luxurious chalets. The ski offer also includes a special four-course meal with champagne on Valentine’s Day. For example, Chalet Petit Baroque, a short walk from the Medran main lift station, is now from £3,690 per week (saving £2,665) for four people. The chalet has an open fire and a spacious living area. More information from Ski Verbier.
Tignes for £395pp with Thomson Ski
Fancy eight days skiing in Tignes with travel by Eurostar? You can self-cater in the three-star Val Claret Apartments for £395pp (save £100pp) based on four people sharing. The departure date is Friday February 21 returning the following Sunday. Travel is from St Pancras by Eurostar overnight to Bourg St Maurice, with transfers included. Further details from Thomson Ski.
La Rosiere from £415pp with Ski Collection
Save £300pp on seven nights self-catering at the four-star Le Refuge in La Rosiere. The price is now from £415pp (was £452pp) based on eight people sharing a three-bedroom apartment and including return Eurotunnel crossings with free Flexiplus upgrades for one car and passengers. The offer is for the half term week starting February 15. More information from Ski Collection.
Val Thorens for £533 with Erna Low
There’s 10% off the accommodation price at Residence L’Oxalys in Val Thorens. The price is now £533pp (reduced from £592pp) based on eight people sharing a four-bedroom apartment for seven nights commencing February 15. The ski-drive price includes return Eurotunnel crossings with Free FlexiPlus upgrades. More details from Erna Low.
La Tania for £749pp with Le Ski
You can now save £250 per child with a free creche place on the week starting February 23 in La Tania. Stay in Chalet Le Rabel for £749pp while professional nannies look after your little ones from 9am to 5pm, pick them up from ski school for a healthy home-cooked lunch in the purpose-built creche. Visit Le Ski for further information.
Avoriaz from £615pp with Ski Independence
There’s a 10% discount on the four-star Residence L’Amara in Avoriaz, with seven nights from £615pp for the week of February 15. The price is based on six people sharing a two-bedroom apartment on a self-catering basis and includes one return Eurotunnel crossing. Alternatively you could fly from Luton from £1081pp or from Liverpool from £1057pp. Further details from Ski Independence.
Obergurgl for £249 with Esprit Ski
Family-run Chalet Alpenblume in Obergurgl is one minute from the piste and is now available for £249pp based on a family of four (two adults and two children under 12) at £999. Travel is out on February 9, and the holiday includes return Gatwick-Innsbruck flights, 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.
Avoriaz for £599pp with Ski Total
Stay in traffic-free Avoriaz where a week at Chalet Les Lauzes is now £599pp (was £819pp), travelling out on February 9. The attractive wooden chalet is on the slopes and a two-minutes walk from the resort centre. The price includes return flights from Southampton to Geneva, airport transfers, free wifi, use of sauna and seven nights chalet catered accommodation. Further information from Ski Total.