Whether in winter or summer, there is nowhere nicer to spend a week than in the mountains. If you can’t wait for the ski season then why not book a holiday in the Alps with cycling, hiking, golf and myriad other activities – or just a bit of relaxation in beautiful surroundings?
Activity programme in Belle Plagne from £525pp with Inghams
Grab yourself a last-minute bargain to the five-star Chalet Hotel Des Deux Domaines, located in the pretty village of Belle Plagne. The chalet is a good option for couples, families and singles, offering a free daily activity programme which includes cookery lessons, a day trip to Lake Annecy, guided mountain walks and a chance to try white-water rafting on the Isere river. From £525pp for seven nights catered accommodation (saving £136pp) departing July 9, including return flights from Gatwick to Geneva and resort transfers. Regional airports are available for an additional supplement. For more information and bookings visit Inghams.
Maurienne Valley week for £70pp with Peak Retreats
Stay at Le Clos Vanoise residence in the traditional village of Bessans, on the doorstep of the Vanoise National Park in the heart of the Maurienne Valley. It now costs £70pp for seven nights self-catering, including ferry crossings, based on five people sharing a two-bedroom apartment (sleeps six) on the week starting August 23. Accommodation-only packages are also available. More details from Peak Retreats.
Luxury cycling for £990pp in Sainte Foy with Premiere Zest
There’s a road bike holiday on August 9-16 for £990pp luxury chalet half board at The Peak in Sainte Foy, with a spectacular five days’ of guided rides at different levels – whether you are a beginner or want to push yourself. Included are drinks and snacks, support vehicle, and bike maintenance. Bike hire is extra and singles are welcome. Alternatively there is an Alpine pilates holiday on August 23-30 to improve your core strength while enjoying the mountains. Details from Premiere Zest.
Avoriaz summer apartment from £505 with Pierre & Vacances
Save up to 32% on summer holidays to Avoriaz staying at the five-star Residence L’Amara in the recently developed L’Amara area of the resort with new restaurants, bars and shops. The residence has its own swimming-pool and spa, and is close to Aquariaz – Europe’s highest waterpark featuring natural tropical vegetation and temperatures, a central pool area with a gentle flowing river, and climbing walls. Prices start from £505 (previously £749) for seven nights in a one-bedroom apartment for four-five people arriving on July 5. For more information visit Pierre & Vacances.
Lake Garda cycling from £319pp with Inghams
The new Gardone and Saló guided cycling tour starts on the shores of Saló in Italy and continues along the lake, passing through the old town of Polpenazze and the nature park of Lake Sovenigo. The tour level is moderate and it can be booked locally for £35pp. Stay from £309pp for four nights catered accommodation at the four-star Chalet Hotel Galeazzi, (saving £309pp) departing August 23. The price includes return flights from Southampton to Verona and resort transfers. Regional airports are available for an additional supplement. For more information visit Inghams.
Can’t Wait for Winter
Vail from £1875pp with Ski Independence
Save £765pp on a week in Vail which is now from £1875pp (was £2640pp). The accommodation is at the famous Lodge at Vail with shared airport transfers and return flights from Heathrow to Denver. To take advantage of this offer, the holiday must be booked by September 1. The offer comes hot on the heels of Vail Resorts’ recent announcement of resort improvements for next winter, including multiple express chair-lifts and restaurants, room renovations and a one-of-a-kind snowmaking upgrade designed to automatically refresh snow surfaces throughout the season. For more information on the offer visit Ski Independence.
Morzine Christmas from £697pp with Alpine Elements
Book a Christmas ski week from £697pp staying at the Ridge Hotel in Morzine. Flights depart from Gatwick, although other airports are also available. Catering is on a half board basis, with a special Christmas Day menu. There are additional child and group discounts available with this offer, which can save a family of four £200. For more details visit Alpine Elements.
La Plagne and Reberty with Ski Famille
Book a Ski Famille chalet in La Plagne or Reberty 2000 before the end of July and you can save £100 per adult and £200 per infant for the weeks of February 7 or 21. The price is now £969 per adult and £199 per infant, including flights and transfers. Child discounts also apply. Chalets are fully catered and professional in-chalet childcare is also available. Further details from Ski Famille.
Flaine New Year from £434pp with Ski Collection
Book by November 4 to save 10% in Flaine over New Year. Stay at the brand new, ski-in ski-out Les Terrasses d’Helios for seven nights self-catering on the week starting December 27. The price is now from £434pp (was £479pp) including Eurotunnel crossings. The three-bedroom apartment sleeps eight. Accommodation-only packages are also available. More details from Ski Collection.
Val d’Isere from £839pp with VIP Ski
Chalet Madrisah is part of a small private hamlet at Le Cret in Val d’Isere, it sleeps eight and has an open fireplace and a central staircase. The chalet is a ten-minute walk to the centre and a chauffeured vehicle service is available daily to take you to and from the piste. Seven nights chalet board start from £839pp (was £939pp) and if you book January 18 and not only will you get £100 off per person but you will also get a BOGOF Espace Killy lift pass too. Price includes return flights from Gatwick and coach transfers. For more information visit VIP Ski.
Samoens from £96pp with Peak Retreats
Early bookers can save 20% in Samoens, staying seven nights self-catering at Les Fermes des Samoens. It now costs from £96pp (was from £119pp) based on five people sharing a two-bedroom apartment (sleeps six), including Eurotunnel crossings. Book by August 11 to take advantage of this offer. Accommodation-only packages also available. Further information from Peak Retreats.
Verbier for £919pp with Snowfinders
Centrally-positioned Chalet Hotel de Verbier in the lively resort of Verbier is now £919 per adult, £269 for the first child and £771 for the second child for seven nights in a family room starting on April 7. The price includes Stansted-Geneva flights, transfers, and two-for-one ski hire. More details from Snowfinders.
Val d’Isere for £745pp with Fish & Pips
Book into the conveniently located Apartment Santons Solaise (sleeps six) in Val d’Isere and you’ll receive an early booking offer of £745pp (reduced from £795pp) chalet board for the week commencing January 10. Half price ski passes are also available (saving a further £100). This offer extends to all F&P properties in Meribel and Val d’Isere and for all January weeks – and it’s valid until the end of August. For more details visit Fish & Pips.