Don’t despair, the season is far from over – we’ve got a couple of months still go! The sun is out and the snow’s so good at altitude that Cortina d’Ampezzo and Val Thorens have just become the first resorts to extend their season into May. We expect others to follow their lead – and there are plenty of great deals still to be had.
Check also for ski holiday deals on the websites of the major operators such as Crystal Ski, Inghams, Mark Warner, Neilson, and Ski World. It’s always 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.
Have a look at our guide to the best resorts for spring skiing for tips on where to go. And don’t forget to book your parking at least 24 hours beforehand – especially in the high-season Easter holidays. I Love Meet and Greet has some great deals at Gatwick, Heathrow, Stansted, Manchester, Liverpool and Birmingham airports
St Anton for £424pp with Ski Total
Stay in St Anton and discover the extra 66km of piste recently added to the Arlberg lift pass. Attractive Chalet Helvetia is now £424pp (was £849pp) for a week, travelling out on March 30. The chalet is one minute’s walk from the nearest lift and has a light and airy interior. The price includes return flights from Gatwick to Innsbruck, transfers, free wifi, free ski hosting, and seven nights chalet catered accommodation. Further details from Ski Total.
Val d’Isere from £1,100pp with VIP Ski
You can save up to £319 when travelling to Val d’Isere on March 30. Aspen Lodge is situated in the centre of the resort with the slopes, restaurants and bars close by. There is a communal reception area in the Aspen building, complete with cinema screen and pool table. Prices start from £1,100pp (saving £419pp, previously £1,519pp) to include seven nights chalet board, return flights from Manchester (Gatwick also available) and resort transfers. More details from VIP Ski.
Meribel from £525pp with Fish&Pips
Chalet Le Corblettes in Meribel Village is now available from £525pp (saving £220pp). It sleeps eight and is located in Meribel Village 70m from the high-speed Golf chair-lift and Lapin piste. The chalet is also a two-minute walk to the hub of Meribel Village with its great bar, bakery and handy supermarket. The price includes: seven nights chalet board accommodation and private minibus transfers. Departure is March 22. Further details from Fish&Pips.
Flaine from £181pp with Erna Low
There’s 25% off the accommodation price at Les Terrasses d’Eos in Flaine. It’s now £181pp (reduced from £242pp) accommodation only; £229pp (reduced from £290pp) to include return Eurotunnel with Free FlexiPlus upgrades; or £417pp (reduced from £477pp) to include return flights from London to Geneva and shared taxi transfers. The prices are based on four people sharing a one-bedroom/four-person superior self-catered apartment, for seven nights commencing March 29. Bookings are available through Erna Low.
Tignes from £449pp with Inghams
Stay for seven nights in the high-altitude resort of Tignes, which currently has fantastic snow conditions. Accommodation is half board in Chalet Camille from £449pp, saving £350pp, departing March 22. Price also includes return flights from Gatwick, Stansted and Manchester to Geneva with resort transfers. Flights are also available from Birmingham (+£29) and Edinburgh (+£49). For more details visit Inghams.
Les Arcs apartment from £810 with Pierre & Vacances
Save over £200 at The Premium Residence Le Village in Arc 1950, which is amongst the finest self catering ski properties in the Alps. Prices start at £810 for a one-bedroom apartment sleeping four people, arriving on March 29 (saving £202, previously £1,012). Further information from Pierre & Vacances.
Gressoney for £324pp with Esprit Ski
A week in the village of Gressoney is now £324pp. Chalet Hotel Valverde provides an excellent location adjacent to the main ski lift and four minutes’ walk to the village centre. The price is based on a family of four, (two adults and two children under 12) at £1,296 travelling on March 22, and includes return flights from Gatwick to Turin, transfers, free wifi, free babysitting, free ski hosting and seven nights catered accommodation. Esprit Classic Child Care is available from £209 for a week of exclusive ski lessons. Book now to receive one free Snow Club place saving a further £199. Details from Esprit Ski.
Vaujany from £749pp with Ski Peak
Spend the week starting March 30 or April 6 in British-run Hotel Rissiou in Vaujany or at Chalet Rostaing in the neighbouring hamlet of La Villette – both for £749pp (£165pp and £275pp off the brochure price). All of these holidays include return Gatwick-Grenoble flights and transfers. More information from Ski Peak.
Val Cenis for £170pp with Peak Retreats
Save 25% in Val Cenis on the week starting April 12. Accommodation is in three-star superior Les Alpages de Val Cenis – at the foot of the slopes, with wifi, a pool and wellbeing area. Seven nights self-catering including return Eurotunnel crossings is now £170pp based on five people sharing a two-bedroom apartment. More information from Peak Retreats.
Vail for £1,169pp with Crystal Ski
Spend seven nights self-catering in the three-star East Vail Condos for £1,169pp (save £100pp) – based on four sharing the apartment. The departure date to Vail is April 16 from Heathrow to Denver, with resort transfers included. For further information visit Crystal Ski.
St Anton from £750pp with Mark Warner
Spend seven nights from April 6 at Chalet Hotel Schweizerhof in St Anton from £750pp (save £250pp) or from £635 per child. There’s also a free Arlberg lift pass worth £204. Included in the price are Gatwick-Friedrichshafen flights, resort transfers, chalet board accommodation. The friendly, spacious chalet hotel is situated in the quiet hamlet of Nasserein, on the edge of St Anton. Details from Mark Warner.
Courchevel for £399pp with Mountain Heaven
Spend the week half board at Chalet Emilie in Courchevel Le Praz, which is now £399pp (was £999pp) commencing April 12. The price includes transfers. Chalet Emilie was new for 2013-14 and is fitted out to the highest standards with an open fireplace, outdoor hot tub, and wifi throughout. It is located 100 metres from the main lift and village centre. Further details from Mountain Heaven.
Flaine for £305pp with Ski Collection
Save £150 in Flaine on the week starting April 5. Accommodation is in four-star Le Centaure, which is ski-in ski-out with free wifi, pools and on-site spa. Seven nights self-catering including return Eurotunnel crossings is now £305pp, based on five people sharing a two-bedroom apartment. Further details from Ski Collection.
Verbier luxury chalet from 475chf with CK Verbier
Take a four-night break in lively Verbier from Sunday March 16 to Thursday March 20, which is inclusive of full CKV service and dinner on three nights. Stay in Chalet Gentianes for 19,000chf (or 475chf per person/per night based on 10 people sharing). For further information and bookings visit CK Verbier.
Les Menuires from £346pp with Skiweekends
Solo skiers can travel for less by saving on single supplements on mid-week breaks. The offer is valid on holidays to any of Skiweekends’ properties in Morzine, Reberty and Les Menuires, Les Gets, Courchevel and Brides les Bains, travelling by air. Prices start at £346pp based on travel to Chalet Sapiniere in Les Menuires on March 24 (saving £50pp, previously £396pp). The price includes three nights chalet board accommodation, return flights and transfers. More details from Skiweekends.
Val Thorens weekend for £285pp with Flexiski
Stay for three nights B&B at four-star Hotel Le Val Thorens for £285pp (save £50pp), with the short break commencing on March 30. Flights, and transfers to Val Thorens can be booked individually. Further information from Flexiski.
Morzine from £399pp with Skiology
There’s 20% off a week at Chalet George in Morzine, where it is now £560pp (was £700pp) on the week commencing April 6. Long weekends are also available on April 2 or 3, with three nights for £399pp or four nights for £437pp. In Les Carroz, Chalet La Roche is now £555pp for a week starting April 6, with long weekends also available from April 2 or 3 at £299pp for three nights, or £333pp for four nights. Further details from Skiology.