Now that the festivities are over, why not recapture the holiday mood by finding a ski deal to your favourite resort – or perhaps trying somewhere you’ve never been before? Most of the major operators have deals available and it’s 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.
St Martin de Belleville for £880pp with The Alpine Club
There’s a discount of £295pp on a seven-night stay at boutique Chalet Abode in St Martin de Belleville on January 12. The usual price is £1175pp, with the new price now £880pp. This is an exclusive adult-only shared chalet week, guaranteed to have no children! The price includes fully catered chalet board, but excludes travel. There’s also a chauffeur on demand and a six-course taster menu with paired wines on six nights. More information from The Alpine Club.
Les Coches from £395pp with Alpine365
Stay a week half board in Chalet Chamois, which is ski-in ski-out in the La Plagne area, with four en suite bedrooms, a professional chef, and a hot tub. It now costs £395 (down from £695pp) to stay here from January 11. Alternatively, stay in Chalet Pisteside – also fully catered, ski-in ski-out, with four en suite rooms, a professional chef, and a hot tub – either from January 11 for £425pp (was £795pp) or on January 25 for £595pp (was £875pp). Flights are not included. Visit Alpine365 for details.
Chamonix for £255pp with Alpine Elements
This last-minute ski week begins on January 12 at the Hotel BDN in Chamonix, located two minutes’ walk from the ski slopes in the centre of the vibrant town. The hotel has a boutique-style bar and brasserie. The holiday is £255pp (was £595pp) and includes flights, transfers and three-course dinners. More details available from Alpine Elements.
Val d’Isere single rooms for no supplement with YSE
Holidays to La Maison du Rocher in the exclusive Village du Crêt area of Val d’Isere include cooking by one of the resort’s top chefs, a Land Rover shuttle to and from the slopes, and a sauna. This season two of the split-level bedrooms are considered singles, but without a single supplement, and you can also ask a friend to share for half-price. From £575 to £1725pp per week half board, depending on the date. For further details, visit YSE Ski.
Zermatt from £699pp with Inghams
Zermatt combines high-altitude skiing with a lively apres-ski scene, and you can currently spend seven nights half board at the four-and-a-half star Hotel Alpenhof from £699pp (saving £196pp) departing January 18. The price includes return flights from Gatwick to Geneva and resort transfers. For more information visit Inghams.
Alpe d’Huez for £499pp with Ski Total
Spend a week in the bustling resort of Alpe d’Huez, which has over 75 green and blue runs, as well as the longest black run in the world. Recently-renovated Chalet Philippe is now £499pp (was £240pp) travelling out on January 19. The stylish chalet is 150m from the piste and has its own sauna and use of a hot tub. The price includes return flights from Southampton to Geneva, transfers, free wifi and seven nights chalet catered accommodation. More details from Ski Total.
Val d’Isere luxury from £799pp with VIP Ski
Val d’Isere‘s quirky Farmhouse chalet is at the heart of the Old Town in the world famous resort. Departures on January 19 have discounts of up to £320pp, with prices starting at £799pp (down from £1,119pp) to include return flights from Gatwick, resort transfers and chalet board catering. For more information and bookings visit VIP Ski.
Val Cenis from £148pp with Peak Retreats
Stay seven nights in the unspoilt village of Val Cenis on January 25, self-catering at the three-star-superior Les Alpages de Val Cenis from £148pp (was £184pp). The price is based on five people sharing a two-bedroom apartment and includes return Eurotunnel crossings. Visit Peak Retreats for further details.
La Thuile for £185pp with Thomson Ski
Stay in the four-star Planibel Apartments in the Italian resort of La Thuile, with cross-border skiing to La Rosiere. A week now costs £185pp (save £200pp) based on four people sharing a self-catering apartment. The departure date is January 19 from Gatwick to Turin, with resort transfers included. Further details from Thomson Ski.
Grimentz apartment for £1049 with Mountain Heaven
Stay at Chalet La Lievre in the lovely old village of Grimentz for £1049 per apartment (was £1499) for the week starting January 25. This new penthouse duplex apartment sleeps up to 10 people and is located by the piste and lift station. It is spacious with five bedrooms: two doubles, two twin/doubles and a bunk room. Further details from Mountain Heaven.
Les Arcs for £425pp with Crystal Ski
Stay for a week half board at the four-star Hotel L’Aiguille Rouge in Arc 2000, where it now costs £425pp (save £270pp) for the week commencing January 25. Flights are from Manchester to Chambery, with resort transfers included. More information from Crystal Ski.
La Plagne one-bedroom apartment from £489 with Pierre & Vacances
Residence Plagne Lauze comes complete with a swimming-pool and is in the heart of family-friendly La Plagne and the ski area of Paradiski which this year celebrates its 10th anniversary. Prices start from £489, down from £651, for the whole of a one-bedroom apartment that sleeps up to five people for a week, arriving on January 25. Travel not included. For more information visit Pierre & Vacances.
February and March Holidays
Meribel from £549pp with Powder White
You can now benefit from savings of £100pp plus a free local ski pass for fully-catered chalet bookings – giving a saving of up to £373pp. This offer is available for holidays on the week starting February 8/9. Rooms can be taken on an individual basis or the entire chalet can be booked. Chalet Sabaudia in Meribel is now £549pp (was £649pp) fully catered with a free seven-day adult ski pass worth £266pp. There are also savings in Verbier and Courchevel 1650. Visit Powder White for more information.
La Clusaz luxury from £1804pp with Peak Retreats
Stay seven nights half-board on March 15 at the five-star luxury Au Coeur du Village in the traditional village of La Clusaz. It now costs from £1804pp (was £2104pp) based on two people sharing a Privilege Suite and including return Eurotunnel crossings. To take advantage of the offer, bookings need to be made by January 31. Further details are available from Peak Retreats.
Val d’Isere chalets with free flights through Scott Dunn
There are free BA Euro Traveller flights from Gatwick when booking one of the operator’s six large chalets in Val d’Isere on the weeks starting on March 2, 16 and 23. The six chalets include brand new Chalet Genepy (sleeping up to 12), the iconic Chalet Le Rocher (sleeping up to 14) and award-winning Eagle’s Nest which is renowned for offering the first indoor swimming-pool in a private chalet. The offer is valid for bookings between now and March 22. Further details from Scott Dunn.
Les Arcs for £200pp with Erna Low
There’s 45% off the accommodation price in Arc 2000, where it now costs £200pp (reduced from £333pp) based on 10 people sharing a five-bedroom 10/12 person apartment in Le Chalet des Arolles. The self-catering, ski-drive price includes two return Eurotunnel crossings with Free FlexiPlus upgrades. Accommodation is for seven nights starting March 29. More details from Erna Low.
Saas Fee for £249pp with Esprit Ski
Stay for a week at Chalet Hotel Annahof in the pretty little traffic-free resort of Saas-Fee. The property has access to spa bath, sauna and steam room facilities and is in a ski-to-the-door location. It now costs £249pp for a week departing January 12. This price is based on a family of four, (two adults and two children under 12) at £996 and includes return flights from Southampton to Geneva, resort transfers, 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.
La Plagne from £425pp with Ski Famille
Chalet Nicole is a newly refurbished property is three minutes’ walk from the slopes in Plagne 1800. It now costs from £425pp for a week starting January 18, based on a family of four. The offer includes free child care, chalet catering, Gatwick-Lyon flights and resort transfers. For more details contact Ski Famille.
Morzine from £299pp with Ski Weekends
The Club Chalet Gourmets in Morzine makes a great weekend base. Using the promotional code coach70 you can save £70 on weekend bookings departing London or Kent either on January 16 or 23. The coach holiday includes travel over the Thursday night arriving in the resort on Friday for three days skiing and two nights in the chalet, before an overnight coach journey home on Sunday arriving back in the UK for Monday morning. Using this special offer, prices start from £299pp. For more information visit Ski Weekends.
Verbier luxury chalet from 17,500CHF with CK Verbier
There are free private return transfers for up to eight passengers staying at chalets Bella Coola, Gentianes or Fontanet in Verbier this month, which can equate to savings of 1,460CHF. Other offers include January short stays (including dinner each of the three nights) from Sunday 12 to Wednesday 15 – staying at Chalet Fontanet or Gentianes for 17,500CHF (or 5,833CHF per night). There are also reduced rates for the week starting February 2 in Les Esserts, Fontanet and Gentianes with up to 10% off. Visit CK Verbier for more details.