At Welove2ski we’ve already started our season’s skiing this week – in Tignes, Val d’Isere and in Ischgl. In all three it’s been snowy up at altitude but mild below and in the villages, as you’ll see from our latest snow report. These conditions are not unusual for November, but if you’re searching for a deal now you could choose one of the ones below which offer skiing at altitude. There’s still time for an early December break, or you could opt for a quiet January week where you can be sure of uncrowded slopes.
To have a reasonable choice of where to stay, when to go and how to get there, it makes sense to book as soon as you can. Search out some bargain ski deals and, apart from the offers we’ve listed below, it’s also worth checking for offers on the websites of the major operators such as CrystalSki, 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, Momentum Ski and Snow-Wise – have on offer at the moment.
Belle Plagne family holiday for £1,499 with Esprit Ski
There’s a new skiing deal in a family suite at the five-diamond rated Chalet Hotel Des Deux Domaines in Belle Plagne. It now costs £1,499 (was £2,526) for a family of four, departing January 11. The holiday price includes flights, transfers, and seven nights’ catered accommodation. Esprit classic child-care starts from £215 per child. Further details available from Esprit Ski.
Les Arcs from £371pp with Erna Low
Spend seven nights at La Cime des Arcs in Les Arcs on a self-catered basis, including return flights from London to Geneva, with baggage, and shared transfers from the airport to resort from £371pp based on six sharing. The residence has direct access to the slopes and great facilities including a swimming pool, fitness room and sauna. Departure is January 3, book before December 31. Visit Erna Low for details.
Madesimo from £325pp
When you book a hotel, B&B or apartment for more than two nights before December 27 or after March 22 (including Easter) you will receive a ski pass (worth up to £139 for six days) absolutely free. Prices for the two-star Hotel Arlecchino, in the heart of the Madesimo and in prime position for access to the slopes, start from just £325pp for seven nights half board. Visit Madesimo Tourism for more information.
Courchevel from £1,599pp with Supertravel
Spend seven nights’ chalet-board at Chalet Montana (sleeps 10) in Courchevel 1850 from £1,599pp (save £322pp). The luxurious chalet enjoys a prime position right by the Bellecote piste. Starting the week of January 11, the holiday includes a free Courchevel lift pass, free private transfers from Geneva Airport, champagne reception on arrival, and chalet half board. Flights cost extra. Book by November 30 to take advantage of this offer. Details from Supertravel Ski.
Whistler from £2,795pp with Scott Dunn
The Four Seasons Resort in Whistler offers great luxury and is just a minute from the slopes and village. You can now stay for seven nights B&B from £2,795pp based on two sharing a Deluxe Room, including return BA flights and private transfers. Price includes a saving of up to 25% – that’s £854pp – for bookings made by January 31. This is valid for stays between December 20 and April 5. Find out more from Scott Dunn.
Val Thorens apartment from £580 with Pierre & Vacances
Residence Les Temples de Soleil has direct access to the slopes in Val Thorens and is close to the resort’s lively centre. The offer starts at £580 (saving 20% from £725) for a one-bedroom apartment for four people, for seven nights accommodation from January 3. Flights from Southend to Geneva start from £99pp with easyJet. Visit Pierre & Vacances for more details.
La Rosiere from £113pp with Peak Retreats
Stay seven nights at Le Refuge four-star apartments in the friendly resort of La Rosiere with a 55% discount if you book before December 2. This is for the week starting December 13, staying in a three-bedroom apartment sleeping six to eight people. Le Refuge is a south-facing Savoyard-style residence located in Les Eucherts area, 250m from the slopes. Further information is available from Peak Retreats.
Val d’Isere from £1,269pp with VIP Ski
Stay at the very convenient Aspen Lodge Suites in Val d’Isere this February for a week with VIP Ski’s Master Sommelier Xavier Rousset. You will also will be invited to an exclusive wine tasting evening in Xavier’s acclaimed 28-50 bar and restaurant in Mayfair, London. Holiday prices start from £1,269pp for seven nights chalet board, with flights and resort transfers. For more information visit VIP Ski.
Meribel from £299pp with Fish&Pips
There’s a saving of over £50pp in all remaining catered chalets for December 6. For example, stay in Chalet Arbe in a convenient spot in Meribel Village close to the piste and chair-lift. It sleeps six in three en-suite bedrooms. Seven nights chalet board is £299pp (reduced from £350pp) on December 6. Bookings are also available by the room. For more details visit Fish&Pips.
Christmas in France from £415pp with Alpine Elements
Book before December 3 and you’ll save a further £75pp off the week starting December 20. Included are flights, resort transfers, half-board accommodation, and a traditional Christmas dinner. Prices start at £415pp and the offer includes resorts such as Tignes, Meribel, Val d’Isere, La Plagne, Morzine, St Anton, La Tania and Les Arcs. Accommodation is in chalets and hotels. For more information go to Alpine Elements.
La Plagne from £605pp with Ski Independence
Stay week at Hotel Vancouver in Plagne Soleil, where it now costs from £605pp half board departing January 17, including easyJet flights from Gatwick to Geneva and airport transfers. This is a saving of up to 15% by booking early. The good value hotel is a great place for families, with ski-in ski-out access, an indoor pool and spa area. More information from Ski Independence.