As we head towards the last month of the ski season, you will see more and more offers that include great bargains such as free lift passes and half-price childcare – these are often on top of a holiday discount price.
For more offers, check out the websites of operators such as Crystal Ski, Inghams, Mark Warner, Neilson, and Ski World. Consult specialist travel agencies, too – such as Sno, Snowfinders, Momentum Ski and Snow-Wise.
Due to reader demand, we now have our ski holiday prices converted into 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.
Val Thorens apartment from £500 (691€) with Pierre & Vacances
Newly refurbished residence Le Machu Pichu is on the slopes of Europe’s highest resort, Val Thorens. With modern decor that retains its alpine charm, it’s ideal for a family getaway. The apartments have a sports-shop, mini mart and bar on-site. Prices from April 11 start from £500 (691€) – that’s a saving of 19%, down from £625 (864€) for a one-bedroom apartment sleeping four people for seven nights. Flights from Luton to Geneva start at £51 (70.50€) with easyJet. For more information visit Pierre & Vacances.
Montgenevre from £238pp (329€) with Peak Retreats
Save £300 on a two-bedroom apartment in Montgenevre that sleeps six for the week of March 28. Four-star Residence Chalet des Dolines is now from £238pp (329€). and is located at the foot of the Chalvet side slopes, 150m from the Chalvet cable car. There is also a snow kindergarten and children ski school meeting point next to the residence. Price is for seven nights, five people sharing, including Eurotunnel crossings. Details from Peak Retreats.
Val d’Isere apartment for £1,658 (2292€) with Erna Low
Save 30% on accommodation in Val d’Isere, with seven nights staying at the residence Les Chalets du Jardin Alpin for £1,658 (2292€) on a self-catered basis (£276pp – or 382€ – sleeps six) including one return Eurotunnel crossing with free upgrade to Flexiplus. The newly-refurbished residence offers direct access to the slopes and great views. The holiday departs March 28. Details from Erna Low.
Kirchberg from £599pp (828€) with Inghams
The village of Kirchberg is a cheaper alternative to its famous neighbour Kitzbuhel, but with the added benefit of still being able to ski the same mountain. Stay seven nights half-board at the four-star Hotel Rosslwirt from £599pp (828€), saving £230pp (218€), departing April 4. Price includes return flights from Gatwick to Innsbruck, resort transfers and wine with dinner. For more information visit Inghams.
Paradiski and 3 Valleys from £299pp (413€) with Family Ski Company
There’s a discount for the last week of our season (April 11) across properties in Ardent (Portes du Soleil), Reberty Village (Three Valleys) and Les Coches (Paradiski). The catered chalets, designed and operated for families, are now available for £299 (413€) per adult (reduced from £619 – or 856€) and £199 (275€) per child (reduced from £519 – or 717€). Childcare must be booked with Family Ski Company to qualify for this offer. Details from Family Ski Company.
La Toussuire apartment from £369 (510€) and free child lift passes with Lagrange
Stay in La Toussuire, part of the extensive Les Sybelles domain, where there’s 20% off seven night stays on March 28 and April 4 in selected apartments at three high-standard Lagrange Prestige properties – Les Hauts de Comborciere, L’Ecrin des Sybelles and Les Balcons des Aiguilles. The properties all have an indoor pools and wellness areas, and are close to the resort centre and lifts. Prices start from £369 (510€) per apartment per week, based on accommodation-only.
On these dates when you buy one full price six-day adult Les Sybelles lift pass you’ll receive one child (5-11 years) six-day pass free – book lift passes at the same time as booking accommodation to take advantage of this offer. Information from Lagrange.
Alpe d’Huez for £387 (535€) and half-price childcare with VIP Ski
When families book their ski holiday there will be free childcare in several resorts. For the week of April 12 there’s half-price childcare in Alpe d’Huez, saving families up to £387 (535€). A week’s stay in Chalet La Chappelle with two children, departing April 12, would cost £1,049 (1450€) per adult, and £974 (1346€) for children under 12 years, with parents saving up to £387 (535€) on childcare. Prices for childcare usually start at £525 (726€) for any eight hours between 8am and 8pm during your stay for one child. Price includes chalet board, flights from Gatwick and resort transfers. For more information visit VIP Ski.
Couchevel 1550 from £1,495pp (2067€) with Scott Dunn
For skiers seeking a last-minute Easter trip to the Alps but who perhaps can’t find enough people to fill an entire chalet, here’s the solution: Ski Weeks package available at Chalet Le R in Courchevel 1550. The chalet sleeps up to 12 and has floor-to-ceiling windows, Scandinavian-inspired interiors and a wellness area. Stay seven nights for £1,495pp (2067€) including return flights from London, transfers and chalet half board on the Ski Weeks offer. Valid for travel on April 5. No child discounts available (infants pay flight taxes only). Groups of four or more (excluding infants) will be given sole occupancy in the chalet. More details from Scott Dunn.
Free children’s lift passes worth £154 (213€) in Val d’Isere
There are free children’s lift passes, worth £154 (213€), with each adult pass purchased in Val d’Isere. The offer is valid from April 4 to May 2 and will include one free Junior pass (for children aged 5-13) with every adult six-day Espace Killy pass. The lift passes offer access to the full Espace Killy area, which has 300km of varied terrain for all abilities. A six-day, adult Espace Killy pass costs £193 (267€), with savings of £154 (213€) for each free junior pass. Visit Val d’Isere Tourist Office for more information.
Arc from £207pp (286€) with Ski Collection
There’s 30% off the weeks starting March 28, April 11 and 18, with self-catered accommodation in Arc 2000 from £207pp (286€) based on the week starting April 11, for seven nights, with five people sharing including Eurotunnel crossings. Chalet des Neiges – Cimes des Arcs is on the slopes and close to the lifts, making it possible to ski back to the residence. The apartments are all modern, comfortable and well equipped. For more information visit Ski Collection.
Zermatt from £539pp (745€) with Matterhorn Chalets
Stay in catered Chalet Ulysse, which still has some availability for Easter, from April 3, 4 or 5, at £559pp (773€) for seven nights half board. After Easter, starting April 12 it’s £539pp (745€) for seven nights half board. Further details from Matterhorn Chalets.