Late autumn is here, the clocks have gone back, 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!
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.
Tignes single skiing for £649pp with Ski Total
Chalet Les Arolles for just £649pp (902€) with no single supplement to pay. So a single skier can benefit from a twin room for no extra charge, whether travelling alone or part of a group on December 13. Arolles is a recently renovated chalet two minutes’ walk from the nearest lift, with a rustic style interior. This price includes return flights from Southampton to Geneva, resort transfers, free wifi and seven nights chalet catered accommodation. Details from Ski Total.
Val d’Isere from £699pp and free lift pass with VIP Ski
Get a free lift pass when you stay at The Farmhouse in Val d’Isere. The Farmhouse is a 200-year-old building with metre thick walls and next to the church in the centre of the resort. Sleeping 12-14, there is a choice of five twin bedrooms all en suite or a studio room with double bedroom, living room, bathroom and child’s bunk beds. It is now from £699pp (971€) for a week’s accommodation arriving December 6, including half board meals, flights, resort transfers and a lift pass worth over £180pp (250€). For more information visit VIP Ski.
Sainte Foy luxury chalet for £1,250pp with Premiere Neige
Stay seven nights and you’ll pay for six when you book any of the following catered chalets in Sainte Foy: The North Face, The South Face or Grand Solliet. You’ll also receive one free childcare place and a seven-day lift pass for the price of six. The holiday begins on December 18 and is half board but without travel. For example, five-bedroom South Face is now £1,250pp (1,737€) or £11,875 (16,503€) for the chalet with one free night on Friday December 18. Further details from Premiere Neige.
Arc 1600 apartment from £969 with Lagrange
Provided you book by November 2 you’ll be able to save 15% on Christmas stays (December 19-26) at accommodation Les Fermes de Samoens in Samoens, Residence Aspen in Plagne Villages, Les Chalets Edelweiss in Plagne 1800, Le Roc Belle Face in Arc 1600, Residence Cybèle in Brides-les-Bains and Les Chalets du Galibier in Valloire. For example, a one-bedroom alcove apartment in the ski-in ski-out Le Roc Belle Face in Arc 1600 is now £968 (1,347€) per apartment/per week – it was £1,134 (1,576€) per apartment/per week. For more information and bookings, visit Lagrange Holidays.
Les Gets family of four for £1,799 with Esprit Ski
Family chalets are now on a discount which ends on October 31. There are savings of up to 45% on many holidays, including a family Christmas in Les Gets with the tree, turkey (and sprouts) plus a visit from Santa all lined up. Chalet Martine is on sale for £1,799p (2,500€) – it was £2,608 (3,624€) – for a family of four, (two adults and two children under 12 years) travelling out on December 20, and includes Gatwick to Geneva flights, resort transfers, free wifi, use of sauna and hot tub, and seven nights chalet catered accommodation. Esprit Classic Child Care is available from £215 (299€) for a week of exclusive ski lessons. Details from Esprit Ski.
Saint-Lary from £157pp with Pyrenees Collection
There’s 25% off for Christmas in the Pyrenees when you stay one week commencing December 19. The price is now from £157pp (218€) – it was £209pp (290€). The Cami Real residence in Saint-Lary is 300m from both the cable-car and the Sensoria thermal spa centre. The price is based on five people sharing, including Eurotunnel crossings. Accommodation-only packages are also available. Ski packs, insurance and transfers also bookable. Book before November 14. More details from Pyrenees Collection.
Serre Chevalier family skiing from €1336
Ski Serre Chevalier this Christmas from €1336 (£817) per family. This price includes seven nights in self-catering accommodation for two adults and two children under 18 years of age. Six-day lift passes are also included in the offer price. Book online at Serre-chevalier.com
New Year Celebrations
Les Arcs for £600pp and free Eurotunnel with Erna Low
Stay seven nights at Le Village, Arc 1950 on a self-catered basis, including free Eurotunnel crossings with Flexiplus upgrades. The village is ski-in, ski-out and offers an indoor swimming-pool, sauna and Jacuzzi. The price is £600pp (834€) based on four people sharing and departure is December 26. To take advantage of the offer, book before 5pm on October 31. More details available from Erna Low.
La Rosiere for £630pp with Snowfinders
A week half board at Chalet Aster in La Rosiere is now £630pp (876€) – it was £750pp (1,042€), departing December 26. This based on sole occupancy of the 10-person chalet, which is a short walk to the main lift. Travel is not included. Further information from Snowfinders.
Chamonix for £755pp with iGoSki
When you depart 27 December for a seven-night New Year holiday in Chamonix, it will now cost you £755pp (1,049€). This is including Gatwick-Geneva flights, resort transfers, and half board accommodation in Chaumier Lodge. Further information available from iGoSki.
La Plagne Montchavin from £449pp with Ski Amis
On the week starting December 19 there’s now up to £430pp (598€) off the original holiday price. For example, four-bedroom Chalet Dolomites is ski-in ski-out in Montchavin and now costs £449pp (624€) chalet board – or £4,350 (6,045€) for the entire property, not including any travel. For more details visit Ski Amis.
Low Season January
Flaine from £969pp with Inghams
Stay in Hotel Terminal Neige Totem in Flaine, which has new owners and has received a complete refurbishment. The family-friendly resort has extensive skiing in the Grand Massif ski area. Stay seven nights, half board from £969pp (1,347€) departing January 2. Price includes return flights from Gatwick to Geneva and resort transfers. For more information or to book visit Inghams.
Whistler 10-day trips from £1,289pp with Ski Safari
Book by November 15 and enjoy savings on accommodation, lift tickets, rentals and activities in Whistler. A 10-night holiday at the five-star-plus Four Seasons Whistler starts from £1,289pp (1,791€) – saving 45% per person, based on four people sharing and including flights and transfers. Departure is in January. Visit Ski Safari for information.
Val Thorens from £360pp with Ski Collection
There’s 15% off luxury apartments in Val Thorens when you stay for seven nights in The Koh-I-Nor. It now costs from £360pp (500€) – it was £423pp (588€) – between January 9 to 29. To take advantage of the offer, book before November 21. The impressive modern residence has doorstep skiing. The price is based on seven nights, five people sharing, including Eurotunnel crossings. Accommodation-only packages are also available. Ski packs, insurance and transfers also bookable. More information from Ski Collection.
…and The Rest of The Season
Les Deux Alpes from £389pp with Peak Retreats
Stay seven nights from £389pp (541€) – it was £432pp (600€) – at Alpina Lodge in Les Deux Alps on the week starting March 5. There is easy access to the slopes and the locations is ideally situated for the apres-ski. Book before November 30. The price is based on five people sharing, including Eurotunnel crossings. Accommodation-only packages are also available. Ski packs, insurance and transfers also bookable. Further details from Peak Retreats.
Avoriaz apartment from £1,344 with P&V Holidays
Save 21% in Premium Residence L’Amara, which is situated close to the lifts, restaurants and shops of the recently developed L’Amara area of Avoriaz. The residence has its own swimming-pool and access to the Aquariaz Leisure centre, which is Europe’s highest water park. Prices for seven nights accommodation start from £1,344 – saving £362 (503€), so down from £1,706 (2,371€) – for a one-bedroom apartment for up to four people, arriving April 16. Details from P&V Holidays.
Tignes all-terrain courses free with Snoworks
Six free ski All-Terrain courses with six free airport transfers are being given away for the week starting October 31 in Tignes Val Claret. The ski courses are worth £300 (417€) are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Anyone receiving these free courses must book their holiday through Snoworks and stay in Chalet Hotel l’Ecrin, operated by Mark Warner, which costs £320pp (445€) half board in a shared room. You need to be competent on red runs whatever the conditions, as well as able to ski easy black runs. Flights to Geneva must coincide with operator’s transfer times, but are not included in the price. Details available from Snoworks.
Crystal BOGOF equipment deals
If you book your ski holiday by November 2 to any of the operator’s European resorts, you qualify for a Buy-One-Get-One-Free (BOGOF) ski or snowboard equipment saving you up to £165pp (229€). There are regional departures from all mayor UK airports, childcare, ski tuition for beginners through to those perfecting their technique. To book online visit Crystal.