If you thought it was too late to book for half term, you’d be wrong. A number of enticing ski deals are still available and finding accommodation isn’t a problem. Flights may be harder to come by, but offers are available for those prepared to pack up their car and go. If you can travel before or after this popular week, there’s plenty of availability.
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.
Meribel for £1,019pp with VIP Ski
You can now save £270pp at the newly-renovated Refuge Boua in Meribel. The chalet is on the piste next to the Chaudanne lift and ski school meeting point. Prices start from £749pp (saving £270pp/originally £1,019pp) for seven nights chalet board accommodation, return flights from Gatwick and resort transfers. Details from VIP Ski.
Tignes from £599pp with Inghams
Stay seven nights at Chalet Chardonnet in Tignes on a catered basis from £599pp, saving £230 per person, departing February 8. Price includes return flights from Gatwick to Geneva and resort transfers. Flights are also available from Cambridge (+£29), Birmingham (+£29), Leeds-Bradford (+£39), Manchester (+£39), Newcastle (+£39), and Edinburgh (+£55). For more information visit Inghams.
Selva for £499pp with Ski Total
Stay in Selva in the Dolomites, which has had some of the best snow in Europe this winter. Seven nights in the traditional Chalet Brigitte is now £499pp (was £719pp) travelling out on February 9. The price includes return flights from Gatwick to Innsbruck, transfers, free wifi, free ski hosting and seven nights chalet catered accommodation. More information from Ski Total.
Meribel and Val d’Isere from £595pp with Fish&Pips
For the week starting February 9 there are discounts in both Meribel and Val d’Isere with prices starting at £595pp (reduced from £759pp) for full chalet board. Half price area ski passes are also on offer, providing a saving of over £100pp. As well as this there’s 20% off ski hire with Snowberry or Slidecandy when booking online. Bookings are available on a single occupancy basis, by the room or for the whole chalet. Flights and transfers are not included. More information from Fish&Pips.
La Plagne from £300pp with Alpine Elements
On the weeks starting February 2 and 9 there’s a discount on Chalet Hannah in La Plagne, which brings the price down to £300pp (February 2) and £346pp (February 9). This includes seven nights catered chalet accommodation, Gatwick flights and resort transfers. Further details from Alpine Elements.
Meribel for £549pp with Powder White
Stay for the week commencing February 8 at Chalet La Grange De Marie in Meribel, which is now £549pp on a fully catered basis (was £899pp). This ski deal means a saving of £350pp, with flights and transfers arranged on request. For reservations visit Powder White.
Half Term Week
Val Thorens for £360pp with Powderbeds
There’s a three-bedroom self-catering apartment available at Chalet de La Lombarde in Val Thorens for a week from February 15. It sleeps up to eight people and costs £360pp (was £450pp). Travel is not included in the price. Further details from Powderbeds.
Brides-Les-Bains for £429pp with Skiweekends
Stay for a week in Brides-les-Bains below Meribel, with travel by coach departing the UK on February 15 and arriving back on February 21 after five days’ skiing. The accommodation is half-board in Hotel Belvedere, with the price at £429pp. Further details from Skiweekends.
El Tarter apartment for four from £675 with Pierre & Vacances
The recently opened Residence El Tarter in the Soldeu-Grandvalira area has brand new modern apartments sleeping from four to eight people and is 400m from the nearest lift in the large ski area. Prices from £675 (saving £289) for seven nights in a one-bedroom apartment sleeping four people arriving on February 15. Travel not included. Details from Pierre & Vacances.
Gressoney for £959pp with Crystal Ski
Stay in the unspoilt village of Gressoney-St-Jean in the impressive Monterosa ski area from February 16. Half-board in the three-star Hotel Gressoney, with flights and transfers included, now costs £959pp. More information from Crystal Ski.
Livigno for £737pp with Neilson
It now costs £737pp to stay B&B at Hotel Garni Francescato in the duty-free resort of Livigno for a week from February 15. The price includes Manchester flights and resort transfers. More details are available from Neilson.
Val d’Isere for £1,300pp with Le Ski
From February 16 you can spend a week at catered Chalet Roc Merlet in the popular resort of Val d’Isere. Flights, transfers, and half-board accommodation are all included. The price was £1,618pp and is now reduced to £1,300pp. Visit Le Ski for more information and bookings.
La Norma for £440pp with Erna Low
Spend a week in the little-known village of La Norma in the good-value Maurienne Valley, where a two-bedroom self-catering apartment sleeping six costs £440pp, including Flexiplus Eurotunnel crossings. Further details are available from Erna Low.
Cauterets for £165pp with Ski Collection
A week’s stay in Cauterets in the French Pyrenees, commencing February 15, now costs £165pp staying in three-star Le Domaine des 100 Lacs. The two-bedroomed apartment sleeps five people and the price includes Flexiplus Eurotunnel crossings. More information from Ski Collection.
Bardonecchia for £949pp with Thomson Ski
A week half board in the typically Italian resort of Bardonecchia now costs £949pp. The price is for half-board stays in the three-star Hotel des Geneys, with flights and transfers included. Bookings and further details from Thomson Ski.
Le Grand Bornand for £425pp with Peak Retreats
Stay in the Lake Annecy resort of Le Grand Bornand for £425pp for a week starting February 15. Accommodation is in a two-bedroomed self-catering apartment sleeping five people in the four-star Le Village de Lessy. There’s a shared swimming-pool and spa, and Flexiplus Eurotunnel crossings are included in the price. Further information from Peak Retreats.
…and After Half Term
Courchevel for £699pp with Mountain Heaven
Spend a week at Chalet Jardin d’Angele in Courchevel Le Praz for £699pp (was £1,199pp) on the week starting February 22. The accommodation is chalet board, with resort transfers (but not flights) included. Chalet Jardin d’Angele is located 100m from the village centre and there’s an indoor hot tub, sauna and steam room. For the week commencing March 22, the price for the same chalet is just £499pp. Details from Mountain Heaven.
Saas Fee for £499pp with Esprit Ski
Stay in Chalet Hotel Annahof in Saas Fee, with access to spa facilities and skiing to your doorstep. The price is now £499pp travelling out on March 9, based on a family of four (two adults and two children under 12) at a total of £1,999. This includes return flights from Southampton to Geneva, resort transfers, free wifi, babysitting, ski hosting and seven nights catered accommodation. Esprit Classic Child Care is available from £209 for a week of exclusive ski lessons. Details from Esprit Ski.
Whistler from £1,410pp with Ski Independence
You can stay in Whistler from £1,410pp with bookings made by February 28 in order to receive this 50% accommodation saving. The price includes flights with Air Canada from Heathrow to Vancouver, shared airport transfers and seven nights in a Deluxe Studio Suite at the five-star Westin Whistler Resort for two people on a room-only basis, departure date is March 10. Further information from Ski Independence.
Les Gets from £699pp with Ski Famille
On the week starting February 22 you can stay at Chalet Marjorie in the centre of Les Gets in the Portes du Soleil from £699 per adult and £599 per child, based on a family of four sharing. The offer includes free in-chalet childcare, chalet catering, resort transfers, but not flights. Details from Ski Famille.