Late autumn is here and the countdown carries on relentlessly towards winter…and the ski season! More and more ski deals are available each week, so don’t delay. Snap one up immediately!
Apart from the offers we’ve listed here, it’s also worth checking for 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.
There’s 20% off Meet and Greet parking at Gatwick and Stansted, when you book today using this promotional code: OCT2014. Make sure you sign up for a loyalty card first – then register its number before booking, so that your parking will count towards your ‘free park’.
Holidays With Sell-By Dates
Vail Resorts from £599pp with Ski World
There’s a flash sale of winter holiday deals to some of the world’s best resorts. Available for a limited time only, if you book a minimum of seven nights in Vail Resorts properties – for all departure dates – you’ll receive £100 off per person. The offer expires on November 3. Resorts include Vail, Breckenridge and Park City. Visit Ski World for more information.
French apartment from £368 with Lagrange
There’s a 12-day Christmas ski sale starting now, which gives you a chance to save on peak-season accommodation. The sale runs until November 9 and offers 25% discounts on self-catering accommodation for week starting December 20, with prices from £368 for an alcove studio apartment for a family of four. The sale includes accommodation in Samoens, Plagne-Villages, Arc 1600, and Valloire. Visit Lagrange for bookings.
Early December Deals
Tignes from £399pp with Alpine Elements
December ski deals start at £399pp for a half-board week at Hotel Le Pramecou in snow-sure Tignes. This holiday includes break fast and three course evening meals, transfers, and flights from Gatwick (other airports available). Lots of other high-altitude French and Austrian resorts are also available, including Les 2 Alpes, Meribel and La Plagne. More details from Alpine Elements.
Sainte Foy from £730pp with Premiere Neige
During Sainte Foy‘s opening week, catered prices start at £730pp, with free lift passes. Or you can book a self-catered property from £186pp, with four or more bedrooms, and get two free lift passes. The offer applies to the week commencing December 13/14. Other packages are also available for January and March. Go to Premiere Neige for bookings.
Les Deux Alpes for £538pp with Ski Total
For £538pp (was £838pp) you can stay at Chalet Loup Blanc in Les Deux Alpes for the week commencing December 14. The chalet has a sauna and outdoor covered plunge pool and is just a short stroll to the nearest ski lift. This price is based on two adults sharing and includes return flights from Stansted to Chambery, transfers, free wifi and seven nights catered accommodation. More details from Ski Total.
Norway from £174pp with Crystal Ski
The week before Christmas is the perfect time to be in Norway, you’ll have the slopes to yourself, great snow and a Christmassy atmosphere. A week’s stay at the three-star Bergo Cabins in Beitostolen is now from £174pp (based on four sharing) including Gatwick flights and transfers departing on December 14. Details from Crystal Ski.
Avoriaz apartment from £624 with Pierre & Vacances
For the week starting December 12, Rock On Ultimate will be landing in Avoriaz, with a week of mountain partying to launch the season. Among the festivities, Shaun White and his band Bad Things will be giving a free concert on December 13. Pierre & Vacances are offering 19% off holidays in the ski-in ski-out residence Atria-Crozats. It now costs from £624 (save 19% on the original £780) for a one-bedroom apartment sleeping four people for seven nights arriving December 12. In addition, flights start at £86 from Gatwick to Geneva with easyJet. Visit Pierre & Vacances for further details.
Les Gets for £364pp with Esprit Ski
A firm family favourite is Les Gets where Chalet Karine, with its sauna and hot tub, is now £364pp (was £499pp). The price is based on a family of four (two adults and two children under 12) at £1,456 travelling out on December 14 and includes return flights from Gatwick to Geneva, transfers, free wifi, and seven nights chalet catered accommodation. Esprit Classic Child Care is available from £215 for a week of exclusive ski lessons. Details from Esprit Ski.
A White Christmas
Courchevel from £480pp with Erna Low
Save 50% on accommodation in Courchevel when you stay seven nights half board at the Hotel New Solarium. The price includes return Eurotunnel crossings with free Flexiplus upgrades from £811pp (based on two sharing) and the departure date is December 20. The hotel has an indoor swimming-pool, complimentary wifi and easy access to the slopes. Return flights from London to Geneva, with return private transfers, are now from £480pp. Details from Erna Low.
Reberty-les-Menuires for £940pp with Powder N Shine
To make Christmas at Chalet Flocon des Neiges even more special, the operator is offering a limited edition Harrods teddy bear for every child who stays with them. These bears have become very collectable as they change every year. Adults will also receive a bottle of Laurent Perrier Champagne or a bottle of Chateauneuf du Pape per couple to drink during the stay or take home. The chef will provide chalet half board in Reberty-les-Menuires and for Christmas Day there’s a special surprise. Christmas week costs £940pp to include all meals with premium wines paired to each course and en-suite accommodation. More details from Powder N Shine.
French deals from £549pp with Ski Amis
There’s £150pp off remaining Christmas catered chalets in La Tania, La Plagne, Les Menuires and Les Arcs – with child prices available in some rooms. The holiday includes a traditional Christmas dinner and an excellent standard of catering throughout the week. Full details from Ski Amis.
Low Season Skiing
Meribel and Val d’Isere from 699pp with Fish&Pips
Save £200 on childcare in Meribel and Val d’Isere this January. T4 Nanny (childcare specialists) offer a full-day weekly childcare service for £550, saving £200. The offer is valid in Meribel and Val d’Isere for the weeks beginning January 10, 17, 24 and 31. Stay at Chalet Corblettes (sleeps eight) in Meribel Village, close to the piste and chair-lift. From £695pp for seven nights chalet board arriving on January 24. For more details visit Fish&Pips.
Les Deux Alpes from £549pp with Neilson
Early booking offers are available on winter breaks in France, Austria, Andorra, Italy, Bulgaria and Spain. Deals include two-for-one lift passes and free equipment hire, as well as half price children’s clubs. Alongside these deals, there are early booking savings of up to £150pp for ski breaks booked before November 30. For example, a one-week holiday for two costs £549pp based on two sharing, departing on March 21, including flights, transfers and half board. Neilson Hotel Le Crêt in Les Deux Alpes is a light and airy hotel with fantastic views of the surrounding mountains. It makes an ideal choice for those wanting the intimate buzz of a chalet with the space and added privacy of a hotel. The ski-lift is 50m away and the hotel is located in the resort centre. For more information visit Neilson.
Les Gets from £750pp with VIP Ski
This March, skiers at Altitude Lodge in Les Gets will be given the opportunity to star in VIP Ski’s latest chalet video. Altitude Lodge is a cosy yet spacious chalet that sleeps up to 29 people in great comfort. With ski-in ski-out access, a piste-side bar, two private lounges, cinema and a wet suite with sauna and massage room there’s everything the discerning skier could need to have a dream ski holiday. Prices from £750pp (saving £219pp on the usual price of £969pp) for a week starting March 22. Flights, transfers and chalet board catering are all included. Visit VIP Ski for more information.
All Season Offers
Seefeld from £729pp with Inghams
The Tirolean resort of Seefeld has gentle nursery slopes in the village centre and is a short transfer from Innsbruck. New to Skiing packages start at £210pp including six days (four hours) ski lessons, daily lift pass and six-day ski and boot hire. Seven nights half-board staying at the four-star Family Spa Resort Alpenpark is from £729pp, saving £230pp, including return flights from Gatwick to Innsbruck and resort transfers. To book visit Inghams.