Although the official start to the ski season is fast approaching and snow is already covering the Alps and Rockies at altitude, it’s not too late to search out a bargain holiday, including some for Christmas.
Most of the major operators have ski holiday deals available, 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 – especially important during peak holiday periods. 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.
Val d’Isere entire apartment from £399 with Pierre & Vacances
Save over £100 at Residence Les Balcons de Bellevarde in Val d’Isere. These self-catering apartments are directly facing the slopes with the main Funival ski lift at La Daille only 200m away. A regular bus service operates to and from the town centre until the early hours. Priced from £399 (553€) per apartment not including travel, which is down from £524 (726€), this means a saving 23% for a week’s stay starting November 27. For more information visit Pierre & Vacances.
Les Gets whole family holiday for £1,499 with Ski Famille
Head out to the mountains on December 12 and pay £1,499 (2,078€) per family of four at Chalet Bacall in Les Gets. Make the most of shorter queue times, reduced price lift passes and quieter runs, as well as having a great value family holiday. Other chalets here, and also in La Plagne, are fully catered with in-chalet childcare isalso available. More details are available from Ski Famille.
Morzine three night stay from £290pp with iGoski
Grab a cheeky pre-Christmas ski break staying at the Ridge Hotel in Morzine – close to the Super Morzine gondola. The dates are December 17-20, flying from Luton to Geneva. The stay is for three nights but you will have three and a half days’ skiing. The price is £320pp (444€) including flights, resort transfers, and half board accommodation. Further information can be found at iGoski.
Val d’Isere for £508pp with Ski Total
Stay at Chalet Pomme de Pin in Val d’Isere for £508pp (704€) – it was £789pp (1,094€) travelling out on December 13. This well located chalet is 100m from the Le Fornet cable-car and you can ski back to within 50m of the property. The price includes return flights from Gatwick to Geneva, resort transfers, free wifi and seven nights chalet catered accommodation. More details from Ski Total.
A White Christmas
Lauterbrunnen for £499pp with Ski Miquel
Spend a week at Chalet Hotel Rosa in Lauterbrunnen for £499pp (692€) – it has been reduced from £646pp (896€) on the week starting December 19. Lauterbrunnen is convenient for skiing both Wengen and Murren, but prices are considerably lower here. Further information is available from Ski Miquel.
Courchevel for £331pp with Erna Low
For those looking for a spot of pre-Christmas skiing, spend three nights staying at Hotel New Solarium in Courchevel for £331pp (459€) – there’s a 40% discount – half-board, provided you book before November 30. The hotel has an indoor swimming-pool, lovely views and easy access to the pistes. The holiday departs December 21. Further details from Erna Low.
Meribel luxury for £1,400pp with VIP Ski
A few minutes stroll from the centre of town, this Meribel chalet offers comfortable accommodation for 12 people in six en suite bedrooms. The price is £1,400pp (1,941€) – down from £1,719pp (2,383€), making a saving £319pp (442€) – for the week beginning December 20. This includes return flights from Gatwick, coach transfers, and chalet half board. For more information visit VIP Ski.
St Anton for £677pp with Alpine Elements
Spend a week at Chalet St Martin in St Anton, the premium nine-bedroomed chalet comes complete with a sauna and wellness suite. For the week commencing December 20 the price is now £677pp (939€) – saving £200 (277€) including flights, transfers and half board catering. Further details are available from Alpine Elements.
Les Gets whole apartment for £770 with Lagrange
Book by November 15 to benefit from 25% off the Christmas week of December 19-26. This is in selected apartments at Les Fermes Emiguy in the family-friendly resort of Les Gets. A one-bedroom alcove apartment sleeping up to six people is now £770 (1,067€)/per apartment/per week (was £1,019 (1,413€)/per week), based on accommodation-only. For more information and bookings, visit Lagrange Holidays.
La Rosiere £1,855 whole family deal with Esprit Ski
Stay in Chalet Camelia in La Rosiere for £1,855 (2,572€) – it was £3,684 (5,107€) for a family of four (two adults and two children under 12 years) travelling out on December 20. The price includes return flights from Stansted to Chambery, resort transfers, free wifi, and seven nights chalet catered accommodation. Esprit Classic Child Care is available from £215 (298€) for a week of exclusive ski lessons. Details from Esprit Ski.
La Villa from £727pp with Inghams
Spend a relaxing Christmas at the 4.5 diamond Chalet Hotel Al Pigher in La Villa in the Dolomiti Superski area. The resort is the smaller neighbour of Corvara and San Cassiano. Stay seven nights chalet board from £727pp (1,108€) – saving £239pp (331€) – departing December 19. The price includes return flights from Stansted to Innsbruck, resort transfers, Christmas dinner and festivities. For more information or to book visit Inghams.
Post-Christmas Ski Holidays
Aussois from £104pp with Peak Retreats
Stay in the Clos d’Aussois, built in typical mountain style with extensive use of wood and stone. The residence is composed of a large chalet housing 19 spacious apartments. It now costs from £104pp (144€) – it was £115pp (159€) – on the week starting January 2. The price is based on five people sharing, including Eurotunnel crossings. Accommodation-only packages are also available. Ski packs, insurance and transfers are bookable, too. More details from Peak Retreats.
Courchevel for £599pp with Snowfinders
Stay in Courchevel La Praz for £599pp (830€) – it was £799pp (1,108€) departing January 9. Accommodation is half board in Chalet Jardin d’Angele, a free-standing chalet with spa facilities and good access to the slopes. The price is for catered accommodation only. Flights and transfers can be arranged to suit individual requirements. Further information is available from Snowfinders.
Les Arcs from £270pp with Ski Collection
Chalet des Neiges La Source des Arcs is a set of brand new luxury apartments on the slopes in Arc 2000. Book before November 21 to receive 15% off on the following dates: January 2, 9, 16 and 23. The price is now from £270pp (374€) – it was £317pp (439€) – based on five people sharing, and including Eurotunnel crossings. Accommodation-only packages are also available. Ski packs, insurance and transfers are also bookable. More details from Ski Collection.
Peyragudes from £90pp with Pyrenees Collection
Stay seven nights for £90pp (125€) on the week of January 2 in a modern residence located in the beautiful Louron Valley. It is ideally located near to Balnea thermal spa and between Peyragudes and Val Louron ski areas, each just a short drive away. The price is based on five people sharing, including Eurotunnel crossings. Accommodation-only packages also available. Ski packs, insurance and transfers are also bookable. More information from Pyrenees Collection.
Cervinia from £329pp with Crystal Ski
Save £448pp (621€) for a week’s all-inclusive drinks and catering at the three-star Petit Palais Hotel in Cervinia. The new price is from £329pp (456€) including flights from Manchester and resort transfers, departing February 20. Direct flights available from other regional UK airports are available at a supplement. Further details can be found at Crystal Ski.