A shorter than usual list of offers for winter this week – but they are just too good to miss!
Meanwhile there are still plenty of offers for summer in the Alps – which makes a great alternative to a beach holidays for active people who fancy some hiking or mountain biking, golf, tennis or swimming in a crystal clear lake.
Don’t forget to reserve your airport parking at least 24 hours before you go – this is especially important during peak holiday periods whether in the summer or winter. If you’re flying from Gatwick, Cophall Parking has some offers just for Welove2ski viewers.
Summer in the Alps
Lake Fuschl from £742pp with Thomson Lakes
Enjoy a summer holiday at Fuschl with some gorgeous views of the turquoise waters. For Fuschl is one of the biggest lakes of the Salzkammergut and northern Salzburg. A week’s half board staying at three-star Hotel Stefanihof is now available from £742pp (was £882pp, so save 16%) including flights from Gatwick to Salzburg and resort transfers departing July 29. Bookings: Thomson Lakes.
Les Gets get fit from £455pp with VIP Chalets
Get fit in Les Gets this summer with a new open-air gym featuring a cross-trainer, rowing machine, cross-country ski simulator and abdominal boards, all while enjoying the lovely natural surroundings of the Ecoles Lake. Parents can relax whilst kids paddle and play on the waterslides nearby watched over by qualified lifeguards. Stay at the Altitude Lodge which has nine bedrooms (sleeping 18-29 people) including five family rooms each with flat-screen TVs and three with private outdoor hot tubs. A week’s stay in July costs from £455pp half-board. Return flights, transfers and food are at extra cost. Bookings: VIP Chalets.
Chatel from £402pp with Peak Retreats
Save £72pp on summer holidays in Chatel. The resort has a lively ambience and plenty of entertainment. Stay 14 nights during peak season at Les Chalets d’Angele from £402pp (was £474pp); the four-star apartments have an indoor heated pool and a spa, and are located a short walk from the village centre. The price is based on July 22 arrivals, including midweek ferry crossings from Dover to Calais. Apartment prices based on five people sharing a two-bedroom apartment (sleeps six). Bookings: Peak Retreats.
Württemberger Haus in the Austrian Tirol from 23€ per night
Situated at stage 20 of the Eagle Walk – a 413km trail that spans the whole length of the Austrian Tirol – the Württemberger Haus offers hikers a remote place to stay during the summer. The only way to reach the hut is by five-hour ascent on foot, either from Zams near Landeck or from Gramais or Madau in the Lechtal Valley. However, good climbers are rewarded with views across the valley and a refreshing alpine lake. Inside the hut, wholesome traditional cuisine is served and there are comfortable beds for the night. There is no wifi and limited mobile phone reception here, which could be an added bonus! One night at the Württemberger Haus from €23 per adult, from €19 junior (7-18 years) and from €16 for age 6 and under. Food is extra. Bookings: Württemberger Haus.
Winter Ski Deals
Les Arcs £1 lift pass with SNO
Save money by bagging a lift pass for a pound with selected chalets. Chalet Yves in the village of Arc 1800 is available with this deal for £697pp. The price includes Gatwick flights, airport transfers and seven nights chalet catering from January 13. Housed in a restored farm building, the chalet is positioned on the hillside, a short walk and ski from the Chantel chair-lift. Bookings: SNO.
St Martin de Belleville and free 3V lift passes with The Alpine Club
You’ve got to buy a ski pass, it’s just an expense of your ski holiday, except if you book one of The Alpine Club’s boutique chalets for Christmas. They are offering a free, 3 Valleys, 6-day lift pass when you book one of their lovely chalets in St Martin: Chalet Abode (sleeps 10), Chamois Lodge (sleeps 9) or The Ecurie (sleeps 8). Lift passes normally cost nearly 300€, so this is a huge saving. Offer expires July 31. Bookings: The Alpine Club.
Peisey Vallandry from £276pp with Peak Retreats
Peisey Vallandry is a great base for exploring Paradiski (the ski area that includes La Plagne and Les Arcs). Stay seven nights at Oree des Cimes from £276pp (was £307pp) – the four-star apartments have a spa and are by the Grizzly chair-lift. From here you can ski down a blue run to the Vallandry ski school meeting place and the Vallandry chair. Book before October 31 and get 10% off selected weeks. Price based on March 24 arrivals, including standard Eurotunnel crossings with free FlexiPlus upgrades. Apartment prices based on five people sharing a two-bedroom apartment (sleeps six). Bookings: Peak Retreats.
Les Deux Alpes from £678pp and win a £50 Ellis Brigham voucher with Ski Total
Stay in Chalet Loup Blanc in Les Deux Alpes from £678pp travelling on December 12. This superb chalet is at the heart of the resort, has a heated pool and a stylish and modern interior. The price includes return flights from Southampton to Geneva, transfers, use of sauna and seven nights chalet catered accommodation. Everyone booking a Ski Total holiday in July and August go into the draw to win 1 of 20 £50 Ellis Brigham vouchers. Bookings: Ski Total.
Flaine from £288pp with Ski Collection
Flaine is a car-free resort with a great snow record and a friendly ambience, ideal for families. Stay seven nights at Le Centaure from £288pp (was £320pp) in four-star ski-in ski-out self-catered apartments with an indoor pool and spa, located in the resort centre. Book before October 31 and get 10% off selected weeks. Price based on March 24 arrivals, including standard Eurotunnel crossings with free FlexiPlus upgrades. Apartment prices based on five people sharing a two-bedroom apartment (sleeps six). Bookings Ski Collection.
Les Gets from £925pp with Esprit Ski
Les Gets is a firm favourite with families, and you can stay in Chalet Aventine from £925pp. Set in a quiet yet convenient location, the chalet makes an attractive home from home. The price is based on a family of 4 (2 adults and 2 children 2-10 years) from £3699 (was £3,939), travelling on December 26, and includes return flights from Gatwick to Geneva, transfers, use of sauna and hot tub and seven nights chalet catered accommodation. Esprit Classic Child Care is available from £215 for a week of ski lessons. Bookings: Esprit.