Temperatures are dropping in the Alps and Rockies, with autumn moving steadily towards winter. It won’t be long until we wake up to snow-covered slopes and bracing mountain air, so now is the time to book your ski trip – if you haven’t done so already!
Apart from the offers we’ve listed below, also check for ski 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, Momentum Ski and Snow-Wise – have on offer at the moment.
Kirchdorf in January from £374pp with Crystal Ski
If you book your ski holiday to a choice of 29 resorts by October 20 you can save up to £252pp with a Buy-One-Get-One-Half-Price-First-Time-Ski offer. This is for holidays that depart between January 10-18 and March 14-22. For example, a week’s half-board at Sportpension Mountain High in Kirchdorf costs from £374pp including Gatwick flights (or Luton or Stansted) and airport transfers departing January 10. Kirchdorf is located between St Johann in Tirol and Waidring/Fieberbrunn. A week’s First Time Ski pack (which includes lift pass, equipment hire and tuition) costs £264pp, with a saving of £132 for the second person. Further details on the offer from Crystal Ski.
Montgenevre from £225pp with Peak Retreats
There’s a 10% early bird saver to the brand new four-star Le Napoleon apartments in the offbeat resort Montgenevre in the giant Milky Way ski area. The building also houses a swimming-pool and spa. The ski-drive package for seven nights self-catering now starts at £225pp (was £250pp). This is a saving of over £100pp based on five people sharing a two-bedroom apartment, including Eurotunnel crossings. Book by October 31 to take advantage of the offer, and visit Peak Retreats for details.
Whistler in January from £1,317pp with Erna Low
Save up to 45% on Whistler accommodation prices, and there are some great lift pass and equipment rental offers, too. For example it now costs £1,317pp for seven nights on the week commencing January 10, staying in the Fairmont Chateau Whistler – that’s a saving of £500pp. The price includes direct BA flights and resort transfers. Visit Erna Low for more details.
Les Arcs in December from £589pp with Esprit Ski
Book a holiday to the high-altitude resort of Arc 2000, where a week staying in Chalet Machu Picchu commencing 14 December is now £589 per adult (was £649) with free child places available. The price includes half board accommodation, return flights from Southampton to Geneva, resort transfers, free wifi, use of the swimming-pool and sauna – plus free ski and boot hire for children. Esprit Classic Child Care is available from £215 for a week of exclusive ski lessons. Go to Esprit Ski. for further information.
Morzine in March from £1,109pp with VIP Ski
Those flying from Manchester now have £100 off their holiday to Morzine when they book an Easter holiday departing March 29. Located in the Portes du Soleil ski area, Morzine is a traditional village where VIP Ski has a selection of cosy chalets. These include Chalet Kenai, Little Lumi and Chalet Nevada which are all new for the 2014-15 winter season. Prices for a week start from £1,109pp (saving £100pp) for chalet board accommodation, with flights from Manchester to Geneva and resort transfers. Departure is on March 29 with accommodation in Chalet Kenai. For more information visit VIP Ski.
Flaine apartment in December from £666 with Pierre et Vacances
Save 15% at the new five-star Residence, Les Terrasses d’Helios, in Flaine Montsoleil. The residence is ski-in-ski-out, and there are 119 light and airy apartments with retro furniture and traditional Alpine charm. There’s also a Deep Nature Spa with treatment rooms and an indoor swimming-pool. The price is now from £666 (down from £783) for the whole one-bedroom apartment – based on four people sharing it for seven nights from December 13. Stansted-Geneva flights start at £67pp with easyJet. Visit Pierre et Vacances for more details.
Les Arcs half term from £603pp with Ski Collection
You can save over £200 during February half-term, staying in the four-star Le Village in Arc 1950 – which is ideal for families. The ski-drive price for seven nights self-catering, including Eurotunnel crossings, is now from £603pp (was £665pp). The price is based on four people sharing an apartment for the week starting February 14. Book by November 4 to take advantage of the offer, by contacting Ski Collection.
Tignes in December from £689pp with Ski Total
Chalet Anne-Marie in Tignes-Le-Lac sleeps 22-26 people and is now £689pp (was £739pp) when travelling out on the December 14. You can ski to within 50m of the chalet, and there’s an outdoor hot tub. The price includes return flights from Southampton to Geneva, resort transfers, free wifi and seven nights catered chalet accommodation. More information from Ski Total.
Saint Lary Christmas from £133pp with Pyrenees Collection
Save 30% on a Christmas trip when you stay seven nights in the three-star superior Cami Real in Saint Lary in the French Pyrenees. It now costs from £133pp (was £190pp), which is a saving of over £250. The price is based on five people sharing an apartment on the week starting December 20, and the ski-drive price is from £168pp including Eurotunnel crossings. Book by October 2 to take advantage of the offer. More details from Pyrenees Collection.
December chalets from £249pp with Ski Amis
Prices have now been reduced on remaining chalets in Les Menuires, La Tania and Les Arcs for the week starting December 13. They now start at £249pp for a week fully catered in locations on or close to the pistes with en-suite, hot-tubs and electric boot warmers. Reduced price ski passes are on offer for the opening week as well. Full details from Ski Amis.
Les Arcs apartments from £694 with Lagrange Holidays
There’s a 10% ski early booking discount valid on bookings at 14 selected Lagrange Prestige and Confort+ residences in the French Alps and Pyrenees for stays commencing January 3 to February 7 and March 7 to May 9. For example, a two-bedroom apartment sleeping up to six people in ski-in ski-out residence Le Roc Belle Face, at the entrance of Arc 1600, is now £694 per apartment for the week of March 28 accommodation-only. To take advantage of the offer, bookings need to be made by October 17. More information from Lagrange Holidays.
Pre-Christmas Lapland from £2,517 per family
Meet the man himself this Christmas in the forests of Lapland. Stay in Hotel Kieppi for two nights for £2,517 for a family of four (two adults and two children). Travelling on December 7 from Gatwick, this price includes a private family snowmobile safari to find Santa Claus, a husky sled ride and reindeer sleigh ride, a visit to the elves, a range of snow and ice activities, a gift for all children and half board accommodation including a gala dinner. More information available from Santa’s Lapland.