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 up one 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. And if you’re flying then don’t forget to reserve your airport parking at least 24 hours before you go – this is especially important during peak holiday periods. If you’re travelling from Gatwick, Cophall Parking has some offers just for Welove2ski viewers.
Cortina d’Ampezzo mid-December for £499pp with Ski Total
Stay seven nights at four-diamond Chalet Hotel Parc Victoria in the beautiful and traditional resort of Cortina d’Ampezzo from £499pp, departing on December 16, which is a saving of £140pp. Chalet Hotel Parc Victoria has lots of character and is well situated with the nearest lift, the Faloria cable-car, a six-minute walk away. Price includes chalet catering accommodation, flights and resort transfers. Bookings: Ski Total.
La Rosiere December skiing for £796pp with Ski Beat
One of the operator’s most popular chalets, due to its compact size, is Chalet Papillon 4 in La Rosiere. The traditional chalet-style village has everything close by, including doorstep skiing and a link to La Thuile in Italy. A week’s stay has been reduced by £145pp for arrival on December 15, it was £941pp and is now £796pp including return Gatwick flights, transfers, and chalet half board. The same holiday from Manchester was £961pp and is now £816pp. Bookings: Ski Beat.
Christmas and New Year
Les Houches Christmas from £390pp with Peak Retreats
Apartments at Le Hameau de Pierre Blanche is Les Houches are located in a quiet setting at the foot of Mont Blanc and surrounded by panoramic views. Facilities include indoor heated pool and spa. Save 10% on apartments for the week commencing December 22, when booked by October 31. Seven nights are from £390pp (was £429pp) including return Eurotunnel crossings`with a free upgrade to FlexiPlus. Price is based on five people sharing a two-bedroom apartment sleeping up to six. Bookings: Peak Retreats.
La Plagne Christmas for £559pp with Erna Low
Top pick for ski-in ski-out self-catered apartments is Les Granges du Soleil in La Plagne, which has an on-site indoor swimming-pool, spa facilities, and a restaurant with sunny terrace to relax at the end of the day. Save 10% on the Christmas week, and book a self-drive package for a family holiday. Seven nights in a two-bedroom four- to six-person apartment including Eurotunnel Flexiplus crossings is now £559pp on the week of December 22, based on four people sharing. Early booking discounts end on October 31. Bookings: Erna Low.
Megeve Christmas from £580pp with Stanford Skiing
There’s £100pp off Christmas prices on the week starting December 23, staying in catered chalet-hotel Sylvana and Rond Point. This brings prices to a very reasonable £580pp, so why slave over a hot stove when you can let professional chefs take the strain? Megeve is especially beautiful at that time of the year, with Santa Claus visiting his grotto on Christmas Eve, ice sculptures, fairy lights, carols, Christmas trees and vin chaud, not to mention the skiing. There’s also £150pp off New Year prices in the same properties, with flexible arrival dates – arriving either Wednesday December 26, Thursday 27 or Sunday 30. All prices exclude flights. Bookings: Stanford Skiing.
EU resorts over New Year from £567pp Skiworld
Get up to 50% off selected chalets in European resorts this winter for dates in December and January, including Christmas and New Year. Resorts include Alpe d’Huez, Courchevel, La Plagne, Les Arcs, Les Deux Alpes, Meribel, St Anton, Tignes, Val d’Isere and Val Thorens. The prices start from £567pp for a catered chalet, flights, transfers and accommodation. One of the biggest savings in the sale is 50% off Chalet Lores in Val d’Isere, departing on December 29, saving a huge £725pp. Bookings: Skiworld.
January and February Skiing
Tignes in January from £749pp with SNO
The Anne-Marie is a Savoyard-style chalet in Tignes with a hot tub on its sun terrace. For access into the Tignes-Val d’Isere ski area, the nearest slope is 50 metres away. On the week starting January 6 a stay here has been reduced from £998pp to £749pp. The price is for seven nights and includes Gatwick flights, airport transfers and chalet catering. Bookings: SNO.
Avoriaz in January from £440pp with Inghams
There’s a seven-night stay on a self-catering basis at the four-star Les Crozats Apartments in Avoriaz costing from £440pp based on six people sharing an apartment. The price represents a saving of £160pp and includes return flights from Manchester to Geneva, and airport transfers. The package is valid for travel departing on January 12. Bookings: Inghams.
Tignes in January from £275pp with Ski Collection
Situated at the heart of Tignes 1800, Kalinda luxury apartments give easy access to the area’s varied ski terrain. Wind down after a day on the slopes in the indoor pool and spa and you can save 10% on apartments for the week commencing January 5, when booked by October 31. Seven nights from £275pp (was £300pp) including return Eurotunnel crossings with a free upgrade to FlexiPlus, based based on five people sharing a two-bedroom apartment (sleeps up to six). Bookings: Ski Collection.
Obergurgl family February from £1,129pp with Esprit Ski
Save up to £795 per family in Obergurgl during BAT (Baby and Toddler) Weeks. The resort is one of the 14 where Esprit is offering BAT weeks. Seven nights at Chalet Alpenblume is now from £1,129 per adult, departing February 10. Only a couple of minutes from the nearest piste and with the option of three guest apartments with particularly spacious accommodation, the chalet is perfect for the whole family. Price includes flights, transfers and chalet catering. Esprit offers the only childcare here, and it’s available from £39 per day for children aged 17 weeks to 12 years old. Bookings: Esprit Ski.