Winter is almost here and less than two months to the start of the European ski season. Which means that now is the time to seriously begin researching where you want to go for your ski holiday, if you haven’t done so already. Several of the Alpine glaciers have now opened for the autumn, as you will see from our snow report, which certainly helps to whet the appetite for what’s to come this winter.
Apart from the offers we’ve listed below, most of them for the Christmas week, it’s also worth checking for ski deals on the websites of the major operators and having a look at what the ski specialist travel agencies have on offer at the moment.
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.
Les Gets from £799pp with Ski Famille
Celebrate Christmas on the slopes and receive savings of up to £230pp (312€) and child reductions of up to 50% on a selection of chalets in Les Gets, La Plagne and Reberty 2000. For example, Chalet Le Marjorie in Les Gets is now £799pp (1082€), saving £200pp (271€), on the week of December 19. All packages include flights and transfers, along with a traditional Christmas dinner and a visit from Father Christmas. Further details available from Ski Famille.
Mayrhofen from £658pp with Inghams
Stay seven nights at the new Chalet Tirol close to the main ski-lift in the heart of Mayrhofen. It now costs from £658pp (891€) – a saving of £150pp (203€) departing December 19. Price includes return flights from Gatwick to Innsbruck and resort transfers. For more information visit Inghams.
St Anton for £649pp with Ski Total
Spend Christmas in St Anton and save £230pp. A week in Chalet Elfie is now £649pp (879€) – it was £879pp – travelling on December 20. This chalet has a cosy wood-burning fireplace. This price includes return flights from Gatwick to Innsbruck, transfers, free wifi, sauna and seven nights chalet catered accommodation. Information from Ski Total.
Valmorel from £201pp with Peak Retreats
On the week of December 19 you can now stay B&B in Hotel du Bourg in family-friendly Valmorel from £201pp (272€) – it was £302pp (409€). There’s one free child place to every two adults sharing plus family lift pass deals available. Hotels based on seven nights excluding transport. Information from Peak Retreats.
Geilo for £759pp with Ski Safari
Geilo has great appeal for families looking for unintimidating and uncrowded slopes, English-speaking instructors and first-rate childcare. Stay in a family room at Vestlia Resort, close to the slopes and with a large indoor play area and family pool. The holiday departs on December 20, for seven nights and prices start from £759pp (1028€) half board (pay for six nights and stay for seven), based on two adults and two children, including flights and transfers. Book by October 9 to take advantage of this offer. Visit Ski Safari.
La Rosiere from £2,479 per family with Esprit Ski
A family four can enjoy Christmas week from £2,479 (3358€) at the Chalet Arnica in La Rosiere. This family price for two adults and two children (aged 2-11) includes return flights from Gatwick to Geneva departing December 20, resort transfers, free wifi, and seven nights catered accommodation. More details from Esprit Ski.
Megeve from £590pp with Stanford Skiing
For Christmas week (departing December 20) at the Hotel Rond Point and Chalet Sylvana in Megeve prices have now dropped to £590pp (799€), and at superior Chalet Les Clochettes prices have dropped to £900 (1219€)! For half term (February 14) there are discounts £50 (68€) off usual prices at Chalet Hotel Rond Point and Chalet Sylvana – prices now start at £670pp (907€) per week. More information from Stanford Skiing.
Tignes for £598 with Alpine Elements
Spend Christmas week at Chalet Hotel Pramecou in the snow-sure resort of Tignes for £598pp (812€) – it was £1001pp (1359€). The holiday departs on December 20 and includes flights, transfers and half board catering. Further details from Alpine Elements.
Other Holiday Dates
Val d’Isere studio from £337 with Pierre & Vacances
Save 24% at Residence La Daille with uninterrupted views over the valley. Priced from £337 (456€) – that’s a saving of 24% – stay for a week from November 27. Yes, you read that correctly…Val d’Isere‘s season starts early! Accommodation is a studio for four people. For more information visit Pierre & Vacances.
Peyragudes from £80pp with Pyrenees Collection
Stay in Les Jardins de Balnéa on the week of December 12 from just £80pp (108€). The modern residence is located in Peyragudes 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. Price includes Eurotunnel crossings and is based on five sharing. More details from Pyrenees Collection.
La Tania for £494 with Ski Amis
There’s now a 10% discount on holidays to Chalet Morgane in La Tania. The fully catered chalet (sleeps 12) is located 200m from the nearest lift, piste and village centre. There is free wifi and and an outside hot-tub too. As an example, the price for a standard twin room on January 16 half board is now £494pp (669€) – it was £549pp (744€). More details from Ski Amis.
La Plagne for £859pp with VIP Ski
The Leman Suite in La Plagne enjoys an enviable location – a balcony overlooks the slopes, and an internal lift just outside the apartment’s front door takes you down to piste level. The chalet sleeps eight in four bedrooms. Priced at £859 (1163€) – down from £959pp (1299€), so a saving of £100 (135€) – when arriving on January 10. You can also get benefit from the buy-one-get-one-free lift pass offers. For more information visit VIP Ski.
Val Thorens for £358pp with Erna Low
Stay seven nights at Chalet Altitude Val Thorens on a self-catered basis, including return flights from London to Geneva and shared resort transfers. The price is now £358pp (485€) – a discount of 10% – based on six people sharing on the week starting March 12 and the residence is 150m from the slopes and features an indoor swimming-pool. To take advantage of this offer, book by October 31. Further details from Erna Low.