Spring skiing means longer days, warmer weather, emptier pistes, and you’ll hopefully be able to sit outside in the sun for lunch or a drink. Our offers here include skiing combined with music festivals, ski-touring, and a competition to win a short break ski holiday.
Don’t forget to reserve your airport parking at least 24 hours before you go – this is especially important during the peak holiday periods such as Easter. 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.
Seefeld from £499pp with Inghams
With many activities for skiers and non-skiers alike, Seefeld makes a great all-round winter holiday destination. Stay here for seven nights half board at the Hotel Karwendelhof from £499pp, saving £330pp and departing on March 19. The price includes return flights from Birmingham to Innsbruck and resort transfers. Bookings: Inghams.
Pas de la Casa apartment for music festival from £496pp
The party resort of Pas de la Casa in Andorra is hosting a three-day music festival on March 17-19. Innovation in the Snow is the latest offering by the DnB events company, Innovation, and festival goers can save over 35% staying at the new Pas de la Casa Princesa. This residence consists of four six-floor buildings, which offer ski-in ski-out access. One week starts from £496pp – down from £819pp so that’s a saving of 39% – in a one-bedroom apartment sleeping four people and arriving on March 13. Bookings: Pierre & Vacances.
Zermatt ski-touring week for £1,490pp with Matterhorn Chalets
Escape from the crowds on a week’s ski-touring around Zermatt with a qualified guide, choosing a different touring route each day and coming back to a lovely chalet with gourmet food in the evenings. Based in Chalet Ulysse, the trip starts on April 9 and is fully catered for £1,490pp including guide fees. Bookings: Matterhorn Chalets.
Val d’Isere entire chalet for £13,800 with Le Chardon Mountain Lodges
Spend the week of March 13 at Chalet Bergerie in Val d’Isere. The chalet sleeps 12 + 1 and now costs £13,800 (over 40% discount). It is fully catered with a five-star service, an in-resort chauffeur until 2am and an open bar. In-house massage is an optional extra. Bookings: Le Chardon Mountain Lodges.
St Anton for £799pp with Ski Total
Stay at Chalet Elfie in the fabulous resort of St Anton for £799pp – it was £879pp – travelling on March 27. The chalet has a cosy interior complete with wood-burning fireplace. This price includes return flights from Manchester to Innsbruck, resort transfers, free wifi, free ski hosting, use of sauna and seven nights’ chalet catered accommodation. Bookings: Ski Total.
Reberty-les-Menuires from £1,300pp with Powder N Shine
The remaining places at Chalet Sapin de Reberty have been reduced from £1,300pp to £750pp for the Easter week of March 26. The catered chalet has a professional chef and two chalet hosts. In addition to a sauna, the chalet also has indoor and outdoor hot tubs. It is ski-in, ski-out in Reberty, with the ski room opening directly onto the piste and the ski school located opposite. Bookings: Powder N Shine.
Meribel for £700pp with Alpine Elements
Departing March 27, you can spend a week at Chalet La Grange in Meribel. The comfortable chalet sleeps 12 people, and you can very nearly ski to the door. It costs £700pp with kids skiing for free, including flights from a choice of airports, resort transfers and chalet board catering. Bookings: Alpine Elements.
Serre Chevalier from £359pp with Erna Low
Stay seven nights at L’Alpaga from £359pp, which is a 30% reduction on the original price. Located in the centre of Villeneuve, the apartments have been built in typical local style. The nearest ski lifts are 200m from the residence and the shops are about 50m away. The price is based on two adults and two children sharing a one-bedroom four/five-person apartment. easyJet Flights from Gatwick to Turin are also included, as well as four pieces of hold luggage. Departure is on March 26. Bookings: Erna Low.
Alpe d’Huez entire family holiday from £1,799 with Esprit Ski
A week at Chalet Hotel Mariandre in Alpe d’Huez now costs from £1,799 – it was £2,069 – for a family of four (two adults and two children aged 2-11 years) flying from Gatwick on March 20. Prices include flights, resort transfers and chalet board accommodation. Esprit Classic Child Care is available from £215 for a week. Bookings: Esprit Ski.
Zermatt from £2,548p with Powder Byrne
Stay at the smart Hotel Schweizerhof in beautiful Zermatt and enjoy a 10% reduction on accommodation, as well as a dine-around option for Easter. The price is from £2,548pp half board including flights, resort transfers, in-resort shuttles, ski guiding, and the possibility of babysitting with PB staff. Bookings: Powder Byrne.
Les Menuires from £349pp with Ski Amis
Chalet Flora is in a ski-in ski-out location by the Bruyeres gondola in Les Menuires. It sleeps 12-16 people in en-suite twin and family rooms and has an outside hot-tub. Prices now have been cut on all remaining beds until the end of the season. For the week starting March 19, the price is from £349pp – it was £679pp. This doesn’t include flights but there are shared or private minibus transfers from Grenoble, Geneva and Chambery airports at rates starting from £80pp return. Bookings: Ski Amis.
Plagne 1800 whole family trip for £2,499 with Ski Famille
Ski in the family-friendly resort of La Plagne and stay in Premier Select Chalet Delphine on the week starting April 9 for £2,499 for a family of four, including flights and resort transfers. The price includes half board accommodation, as well as access to in-chalet childcare. Bookings: Ski Famille.
Selva Val Gardena for £275pp with Crystal Ski
Spend a week at the two-star Wiesenheim Apartments in Selva for £275pp – saving £279 or 50% – based on four people sharing on the week commencing March 19. This no-frills accommodation is a stone’s throw from the slopes and perched above the village centre, with the Nives ski lift a five-minute walk away. The apartments have spacious bathrooms, fully-equipped kitchens and comfortable living spaces. Flights are from Gatwick to Verona, and the price also includes resort transfers. Direct flights also available at a supplement from Birmingham, Edinburgh, and Manchester. Bookings: Crystal Ski.
Val d’Isere from £1,300pp with VIP Ski
Chalet Farmhouse, a lovely farmhouse conversion, is at the heart of Val d’Isere’s cobbled old town. Sleeping 12-14 people, this chalet makes a great choice for larger groups. It is available from £1,300pp – down from £1,669pp so that’s a saving of £369pp – for a week’s stay beginning April 3. Price includes chalet catered accommodation, return flights from Gatwick and resort transfers. Bookings: VIP Ski.
Megeve from £440pp with Stanford Skiing
There is 10% off week-long holidays and a further 10% off for children under 18 staying at catered chalets in Megeve from April 3 onwards. For example, prices now start at £440 per adult and £395 per child for the week commencing April 10. As well as this there is 10% off all short breaks and ski weekends from March 20 onwards, with prices now starting from £280pp, and 50% off children’s and juniors’ ski and boot hire during the Easter holidays. Megeve Jazz Festival takes place from March 24 to 28, and it is a free event. Bookings: Stanford Skiing.
Morzine entire chalet for £6,750 with Butler and Lloyd
The four-bedroom Nest is located in a quiet hamlet outside Morzine and there is a private chauffeur to take you up to the Ardent lift within five minutes. After skiing you can relax in the chalet’s outdoor hot tub and sauna, which are hidden away in the garden. Priced at £6,750 – down from £8,250 – this is a saving of £1,500 for the whole chalet sleeping eight people fully catered for seven nights, arriving March 19. Bookings: Butler and Lloyd.
Win tickets to the Verbier Impulse Festival
Verbier is launching a brand-new music and sports-oriented event, the Verbier Impulse – Music & Ski Festival. The Lodge Clapham has teamed up with the resort to offer a two-day trip for two people including flights, accommodation, ski pass and tickets to the festival, which takes place over two weekends: April 9-10 and 15-16.
To win tickets to this event, diners at The Lodge can take part in a ski-themed quiz every Tuesday evening throughout March. Each winner is entered into the competition, with a one-in-four chance to win a ski holiday during this season’s festival. Quiz evenings are priced at £35pp which includes a fondue, pudding, a welcome drink, and entry into the quiz. The Quiz runs on March 1, 8 15 and 22 from 7.30pm. Bookings: The Lodge Clapham.
Whistler from £1,449pp with Ski Safari
Whistler has some of the best early booking skiing offers around, where you can receive a discount of up to 60% off accommodation and 70% discount off lift passes for 2016-17. Book by March 31 and receive a 60% discount on a 10-night stay at the fabulous slopeside Fairmont Chateau Whistler, which is a saving of up to £1,500pp. Prices start from £1,449pp, including flights and resort transfers. It makes sense to book any extras now, with savings of up to 70% on lift tickets. Discounts are also available on rentals, lessons, camps and some non-ski activities. Bookings: Ski Safari.