New Zealand is buried in Snow, temperatures in the Alps have touched 38C, and here at home we are basking in Wimbledon rain. Cheer up! The Longest Day is behind us and the nights will soon be drawing in. Although summer doesn’t seem to have happened, winter is just around the corner and now is the time to capitalise on a whole range of early booking deals for the coming season.
Free places in Sainte Foy with Premiere Neige
Fill a 10-person catered chalet (The North Face, The South Face, Grand Solliet or Chalet Alexandria) in Sainte Foy and one person will go free. Or fill a 16-person catered chalet (The Peak or La Marquise) and two people go free. The offer excludes the weeks commencing December 21-22 and 28-29, February 15-16 and March 29-30. This is a saving of up to £1625, and the price includes half-board accommodation with four-course evening meals and sommelier-selected wines. For further details contact Premiere Neige.
Big White for £1303pp with Ski Independence
Stay ten nights at the Stonegate Resort from £1303pp if you book by November 30. Brand new last winter, the luxury Stonegate Resort is in an ideal ski-in ski-out location in the heart of Big White village. Prices are based on four sharing a two-bedroom condo with Air Canada flights from Heathrow to Kelowna and shared transfers. You can also get a nine-day lift pass for the price of seven days (£295 per adult) when you book by November 30. All kids 6-12 years receive a free lift pass (minimum four days) with every paying adult. For more details visit Ski Independence.
Plagne 1800 with Lagrange Holidays for £470 per apartment
Book an apartment in the ski-in ski-out Lagrange Prestige Les Chalets Edelweiss in Plagne 1800 before August 5 to save 15% on the accommodation cost. A one-bedroom apartment sleeping up to four people is now £470 per apartment per week starting January 11, based on accommodation-only. That’s a saving of £83 on the usual weekly prices. For more information or to book your accommodation, visit Lagrange Holidays.
Cervinia for £963pp with Snowfinders
Stay seven nights for £963pp (was £1294pp) for an all-inclusive holiday on March 30 staying full board in four-star Hotel Cervinia, with unlimited drinks, bars snacks, lift passes, tuition, ski guiding, childcare, non-ski activities, leisure facilities, and return Gatwick flights. More information available from Snowfinders.
20% early booking discount with Scott Dunn in Val d’Isere
Eagle’s Nest arguably has the best views of any alpine chalet. It is spread over four floors and sleeps 12 people. With everything you would expect from a luxury chalet including an indoor swimming-pool, outdoor hot tub, sauna and steam room. One week in Eagle’s Nest in Val d’Isere costs from £1,680pp for seven nights including a 20% early booking discount, based on 12 adults sharing. The price includes a private chef, host, in-resort driver service, private transfers, but does not include flights. Further details from Scott Dunn.
Le Grand Bornand with up to 20% off lift passes with Peak Retreats
If you book before October 31 you will receive a 20% discount on lift passes when staying in Le Village de Lessy in Le Grand Bornand. This means that a lift pass will now cost £114pp instead of £142 for adults and £82 instead of £103 for children under seven years old. For more information visit Peak Retreats.
CK Verbier’s Christmas discounts in Verbier
There’s 20% off bookings for the Christmas week commencing December 22. There will be Michelin trained chefs, exquisite service, and gifts for all guests. For example, Bella Coola chalet was 60,000CHF and is now reduced to 48,000CHF. For more details go to CK Verbier.