Winter in the Alps starts this weekend and, to herald the new season, there are some Black Friday deals you might really want to consider. We still have some offers for skiing at Christmas and New Year, too.
Most of the major operators have ski holiday deals available throughout the winter, and it’s also worth having a look at what the ski specialist travel agencies have on offer.
Don’t forget to reserve your airport parking at least 24 hours before you go – this is especially important during peak holiday periods. If you’re flying from Gatwick, Cophall Parking has some offers just for Welove2ski viewers.
Arc 1950 apartment for £1,548 in December with Erna Low
There’s now 30% off Prince des Cimes Private Apartment 4009 at Arc 1950. The offer is for seven nights starting on December 15 when the resort will be celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Les Arcs Film Festival with events taking place around the village. The price is now £1,548 (saving £560) for the whole apartment, which has three bedrooms and sleeps up to 10 people, and includes Flexiplus Eurotunnel crossings. There are also 20% discounts on other apartment types in Arc 1950 on the weeks starting December 15 and 22. Bookings: Erna Low.
Ischgl group deal from £459pp with Ski Total
Make the most of early season skiing in Ischgl, with seven nights at Chalet Hotel from £459pp departing December 16 from Gatwick or Manchester. This deal provides a saving of £320pp – plus the Black Friday discount of £25pp. The Chalet Hotel offers a superb location between two of the main ski lifts, the Silvrettabahn and the Fimbabahn, and features a wellness centre with sauna and steam room to relax in. Price includes chalet catering accommodation, flights and transfers. Bookings: Ski Total.
Val d’Isere pre-Christmas for £548pp with Ski Beat
Save £161 with Black Friday bargains include a saving of £161pp off a week’s skiing in Val d’Isere. Accommodation is at the comfortable Chalet Cristal, a short walk from the shops and bars of the resort centre, and close to the ski lifts. The reduced price of £548pp (it was £709pp) includes chalet catering, return Gatwick flights for the week commencing December 15 (Manchester is an additional £20) and resort transfers. Bookings: Ski Beat.
Zermatt luxury accommodation from 3,600chf with Matterhorn Chalets
On the week starting December 15 you can take a whole apartment at Chalet Ulysse in Zermatt for seven nights reduced to 3,600chf (sleeps four) or 6,600ch (sleeps eight). Alternatively there’s the entire chalet, with catering on four nights, reduced to 9,000chf (eight people) or 12,000chf (sleeps 12). All of these are for sole occupancy and don’t include any travel. Bookings: Matterhorn Chalets.
Courchevel in December from £1,200pp with VIP SKI
Chalet Founets Amont is a few steps from the Bellecote piste in Courchevel and blends traditional Savoyard character with contemporary Parisian elegance: exposed wooden beams, intriguing artefacts and a large living area with views of Le Signal. A seven-night stay from December 16 costs from £1,200pp (reduced from £1,349pp, so a saving of £149pp) including return flights, coach transfers and catered accommodation. Bookings: VIP SKI.
Tignes from £399pp with Mark Warner
More than just Black Friday, the operator has a whole week of offers available – such as saving £100pp on all ski holidays to resorts in France and Austria, on all dates this ski season. For example, seven nights at Chalet Hotel L’Ecrin in Tignes departing on December 9 is now from £399pp – using code WIPEOUT when booking online. The price includes flights and transfers, as well as chalet board accommodation. Book by 26th November 26 to take advantage of the offer. Bookings: Mark Warner.
SkiBro 50€/chf off bookings
Black Friday is turning white, with 50€/chf off bookings made before December 2 for ski school bookings and ski guides in resorts around the Alps. Enter the code WHITEFRIDAY at checkout to get 10€/chf off per hour booked on private lesson bookings, up to a maximum of five hours. The offer closes at midnight on the first Sunday of December. Information: SkiBro.
15% off all chalets and apartments with Consensio
To celebrate the oncoming snow there’s a one-off reduction on all available Consensio chalets and self-catered apartments for the following dates: chalets for the period January 13-20, apartments for the period February 2-9. The offer is for today only! Information: Consensio.
Gressoney Christmas from 574pp with Esprit Ski
Made up of two charming Italian villages, Gressoney is located at the heart of the Montersorea ski area which offers long runs, great mountain restaurants and accessible off-piste. Stay seven nights at Chalet Hotel Valverde from £574pp departing December 22 from Gatwick and regional airports. This deal provides a saving of £380pp – plus the Black Friday discount of £25 per adult. Chalet Hotel Valverde features on-site childcare and a convenient location just minutes from the village centre. Price includes flights, transfers and chalet catering accommodation with a Christmas gala dinner with champagne for the adults. Esprit’s childcare is available from £39 per day for children aged between 17 weeks and 12 years old. Bookings: Esprit Ski.
Flaine Christmas and New Year from £289pp with Ski Collection
Les Portes du Grand Massif is located in the Hameau de Flaine area, just over 2km from the centre of Flaine itself and the bottom of the ski slopes. The accommodation is composed of luxury south-facing self-catering apartments and chalets, which all have lovely views; facilities include an indoor pool and wellness area. Save 30% on apartments on Christmas and New Year when booked by November 30. For example, seven nights arriving December 22 is £289pp (was £394pp) based on five people sharing a two-bedroom apartment (sleeps up to six). A three-bedroom apartment (sleeps eight) arriving December 29 is £363pp (was £399pp) based on six people sharing. Both of these include return Eurotunnel crossings with a free upgrade to FlexiPlus. Bookings: Ski Collection.
Mayrhofen December luxury with equipment deal from £1,248pp with SNO
A seven-night stay in Mayrhofen’s beautiful Elisabeth Hotel has been reduced from £1,248pp to £814pp and comes with a 2-for-1 ski, snowboard and boot hire deal on the week starting December 15. The luxury adult-only hotel has a leisure area with a lovely indoor pool and spa facilities. The price includes Manchester flights, transfers and half board. Bookings: SNO.
San Cassiano pre-Christmas from £941pp with Inghams
There’s a seven-night early-season ski holiday on a half board basis at the four-star Hotel Diamant in San Cassiano, from £941pp based on three adults sharing a room. Price represents a saving of £435pp – plus the Black Friday discount of £25 – and includes return flights from Manchester to Innsbruck and airport transfers. The package is valid for travel departing on December 15. Bookings: Inghams.
Les Deux Alpes with kids go free from £493pp with Ski France
Ibiza Hotel in Les Deux Alpes offers spectacular views over the Ecrins National Park. Most rooms are south-facing with full-length windows and balconies featuring the original charm of the hotel with a modern twist. There’s an indoor swimming-pool and spa, and kids up to 18 years travelling with their parents can stay for free. A week’s stay, from December 12, costs from £493 per adult (£986 total – was £1,517 total, saving 35%) for a duplex suite sleeping two adults and two children. Kids Go Free offer valid throughout the winter. Bookings: Ski France.
Pre-Christmas chalets from £579pp with Le Ski
It’s time to fill up those last few spaces remaining in chalets before the end of the year, and Le Ski has made some great price reductions to do just that. The pre-Christmas week (December 16-23) is always a quiet time on the slopes and prices are now from £579pp at Chalet Le Bonheur in Courchevel. Other deals are also available in Val d’Isere and La Tania. Information: Le Ski.
Tignes in March from £329pp with Peak Retreats
The luxurious apartments at Kalinda are located at the foot of the Boisses gondola in Tignes – and you can ski back to the residence. Facilities include a good-sized indoor pool, a separate kids’ pool, Jacuzzis, saunas and a steam room. Save 10% on apartments from the week commencing March 9 until the end of the season, when booked by December 15. For example, seven nights in a two-bedroom apartment (sleeps up to six) is from £329pp (was £360pp) including return Eurotunnel crossings with a free upgrade to FlexiPlus. The price is based on five people sharing and arriving March 16. Bookings: Peak Retreats.