One of the editors of Welove2ski was in Flaine a few days ago, and the snow was pretty good there – especially high up and in the local Flaine ‘bowl’. If you’re thinking of fitting in a last-minute break to the Alps, look no further than this page for a great skiing deal and, with some holidays including free rooms, lift passes and ski hire for children aged up to 18 years. This Easter could be a great time to go and enjoy the slopes.
Don’t forget to reserve your airport parking at least 24 hours before you leave – this is especially important during the peak holiday periods. If you’re flying from Gatwick, Cophall Parking has some offers just for Welove2ski viewers.
Due to readers’ requests, we now also have our ski holiday prices in euros (with the exchange rate correct at the time of writing), although you should contact tour operators direct for a quote that doesn’t include travel from the UK.
Morzine from £539pp with Alpine Elements
The tour operator has six family ski deals from £539pp with kids skiing for free in Morzine and St Anton. This is for children aged up to 15 years who will receive a free lift pass and ski equipment for the week, saving up to £218 (280€) per child. For example, you could book a week at Chalet Hotel Ridge in Morzine – with two hot tubs and a shuttle to the Pleny lift. Departure is April 3, kids ski for free, and the cost is £539pp (692€) including Gatwick-Geneva flights, transfers and half board hotel catering. Bookings: Alpine Elements.
Grindelwald from £888pp with Inghams
The family-run Hotel Spinne offers high-quality cuisine and facilities in a central location on Grindelwald‘s main street. It has wonderful views of the Eiger and surrounding mountains and has good facilities including a small wellness area. Priced from £888pp – down from £1,028 (1,320€) so a saving of £140 (180€) – for seven nights’ half board accommodation arriving March 26 and based on a maximum occupancy of three people sharing. Price also includes return flights from Edinburgh, resort transfers, free access to the resort swimming-pool and skating rink, as well as a free weekly curling evening. Bookings: Inghams.
Flaine whole apartment from £448 with Pierre & Vacances
Premium Residence Terrasses d’Hélios in Flaine has views of the Grand Massif mountains and a nearby chair-lift gives direct access to the whole of the ski area. The spacious apartments have a balcony or terrace and there is access to a wellbeing area with a heated indoor pool, sauna, hammam, whirlpool and the Deep Nature Spa® area. Everything you need is on site: from ski hire and a mini-market, to a nursery that cares for children every day except for Saturday. Priced from £448 (575€) – down from £784 (1,007€), so that’s a saving of 42% – for a week’s stay in a self-catered apartment that sleeps up to four people arriving on April 9. Bookings: Pierre & Vacances.
Lech for £719pp with Crystal Ski
Three-star Hotel Bergheim in Lech has good half board food and offers easy access to the skiing. The price is now £719pp (723€), which is a saving of £150pp (193€). Departure is April 2 from Gatwick to Innsbruck, with resort transfers also included. Bookings: Crystal Ski.
Val d’Isere luxury from £1,300pp with VIP Ski
Chalet Farmhouse is a spectacular farmhouse conversion in the heart of Val d’Isere’s cobbled old town. Sleeping 12-14 people, this is a great choice for larger groups. Priced from £1,300 (1,670€) – down from £1,669 (2,143€) so that’s a saving of £369 (474€) – for a week’s stay beginning on April 3. Price includes catered accommodation, return flights from Gatwick, and coach transfers. Bookings: VIP Ski.
Les Deux Alpes from £309pp with Madame Vacances
Hotel Ibiza in Les Deux Alpes offers free hotel stays, free lift passes and free ski hire for children aged up to 18 years this Easter. Located in the heart of one of the Alps’ most snow-sure resorts, the skiing terrain is varied. The hotel has a hot tub and indoor swimming-pool. Priced from £309pp (397€) – down from £539pp (692€) so that’s a saving of 42% – for a seven-night stay at Hotel Ibiza on the week commencing April 4. Bookings: Madame Vacances.
Les Saisies from £209pp with Peak Retreats
Stay eight nights from April 9 (until April 17 instead of 16, at no extra cost) at Le Hameau du Beaufortain in Les Saisies from £209pp (268€) – normally it would be £239pp (307€). The property is located 2km from the resort centre, in a quiet forest setting with lovely views and doorstep skiing. This MGM-built residence is a hamlet of seven chalets containing a total of 126 apartments. Apartment prices based on five people sharing, including transport. Bookings: Peak Retreats.
Ischgl from £619pp with Ski Total
Spend a week half board at Chalet Hotel Abendrot in lively Ischgl for £619pp (795€) – it was £899pp (1,155€). The property has a modern interior and is situated between two of the main ski lifts, the Silvrettabahn and the Fimbabahn (both under 400m away). Departure is from Gatwick (other airports available) on April 10, and resort transfers are also included. Bookings: Ski Total.
La Plagne entire apartment from £479 with Erna Low
Stay seven nights in La Plagne 1800 at Residence Plagne Lauze from £479 (615€) per apartment. The apartment sleeps up to five people and Eurotunnel is available as add-on. There is access to a sauna and lovely outdoor swimming-pool and the holiday departs April 2. Bookings: Erna Low.
Morzine from £549pp with Butler & Lloyd
Grand Sapin is in a great location in Morzine, just six buildings and a road away from the Super Morzine lift, and a stroll from the bars (such as the popular wine bar Coup de Coeur), shops and restaurants. The chalet has six bedrooms and a large living area with floor-to-ceiling windows. Priced from £549pp (705€) – down from £699pp (898€), so that’s a saving of £150pp (193€) – arriving on April 3 for seven nights’ stay in catered accommodation. Bookings: Butler & Lloyd.
Peisey-Vallandry for £299pp with Ski Amis
Spend a week in the high-altitude resort of Peisey-Vallandry in the Paradiski area which includes Les Arcs and La Plagne. A week half board commencing April 2 is now £299pp (384€) – it was £599pp (769€) – staying half board at Chalet Sernoz, which sleeps 14-16 people. Travel is not included but can be arranged at extra cost. Bookings: Ski Amis.
Meribel for £495pp with Fish&Pips
There is still some availability in several of the tour operator’s chalets in Meribel, including the Chalet Le Christophe for the week starting April 9. Having recently been refurbished and with a new TV room, the chalet looks fabulous. A perfect location for the keen skier; you can’t get much closer to the slopes. You can stay here for £495pp (635€) – reduced from £650pp (834€). Bookings: Fish&Pips.
Val d’Isere from £201pp with Ski Collection
Stay seven nights at Les Balcons de Bellevarde in Val d’Isere on the week starting April 16, with 10% off. It now costs from £201pp (258€) – it was £234pp (301€). The residence is located in La Daille area and faces the ski slopes, offering doorstep skiing. Apartment prices are based on five people sharing, including transport. Bookings: Ski Collection.
Zermatt for £645pp with Matterhorn Chalets
Stay seven nights fully catered at Chalet Ulysses in Zermatt on the week commending April 9. The chalet sleeps eight people and is located five minutes’ walk from the Matterhorn Express gondola. The price is £645pp (828€) not including travel. Bookings can be made for the whole chalet or on a room by room basis. Bookings: Matterhorn Chalets.
Summer in The Alps
Seefeld cycling from £399pp with Inghams
May is a great month to explore the Tirol by bike. Inghams is offering weekly cycling tours based in Seefeld, which include gentle routes through woodland paths and flower meadows to a challenging descent from the Seefeld Plateau down into the Inn Valley. Stay seven nights half board at the 3.5-diamond Hotel Alpina from £399pp (512€) departing May 14. Price includes return flights from Gatwick to Innsbruck and resort transfers. Bookings: Inghams.