The season is almost upon us and we’re getting in the mood for Christmas…and skiing! There’s snow falling across the Alps and the official start of the ski season is less than a month away…so now is the time to pick up the phone or click through to the tour operators’ websites to book your holiday.
Most of the major operators have ski holiday deals available throughout the winter, and it’s also worth having a look at what the ski specialist travel agencies have on offer.
If you’re flying from Gatwick, don’t forget to reserve your airport parking at least 24 hours before you go. Cophall Parking has some offers especially for Welove2ski readers.
You should also contact tour operators direct if you want a quote that doesn’t include travel.
Avoriaz apartments from £1,076 with Erna Low
There’s 40% off the L’Amara Residence in Avoriaz for all bookings made by November 15. The price is now £1,076 – reduced from £1,793 – for seven nights. The apartment sleeps four people, is ski-in ski-out, and the holiday departs on December 10. Bookings: Erna Low.
Ischgl for £929pp with Inghams
Heavy snow is forecast in Ischgl, which is setting the resort up for a snowy season. Stay seven nights half board at four-star Hotel Seiblishof from £929pp, saving £219pp (that’s 19%) departing December 16. The price includes return flights from Gatwick to Innsbruck and resort transfers. Bookings: Inghams.
Tignes from £588pp with Ski Total
Get in early and enjoy a week pre-Christmas in contemporary Chalet Chamois in Tignes. The property has open-plan living/dining, big picture windows and a lovely sun-terrace, all within three minutes’ walk of the nearest lift. Stay seven nights from £588pp, which is a saving of £420 per couple. Travelling out on December 16, the price includes Heathrow-Geneva flights, resort transfers, free wifi and chalet half board. Bookings: Ski Total.
La Tania for £249pp with Ski Amis
Chalet Titania in La Tania is no reduced to £249pp from £389pp. The chalet sleeps 14-16 people and still has two twin rooms and one family suite available. There’s an outside hot tub and the chalet is close to the lifts and the village centre. The price is for chalet half board, no including any travel; a shared transfer is available at extra cost. Bookings: Ski Amis.
Belle Plagne from £1,799pp with Esprit Ski
Belle Plagne received almost half a metre of snow last weekend – it’s looking to be an excellent season. Stay in flagship Chalet Hotel Des Deux Domaines from £449pp. This Chalet Hotel offers the ideal family ski holiday with stylish, spacious rooms and excellent leisure facilities including a swimming-pool. This price is based on a family of four, (two adults and two children aged two to ten years) from £1,799 travelling out on December 16 and includes return flights from Heathrow to Geneva, resort transfers, free baby listening, free wifi, use of spa facilities including indoor pool and seven nights chalet catered accommodation. Esprit Classic Child Care is available from £215 for a week. Bookings: Esprit.
New Year’s Celebration
Megeve apartment over New Year for £1,300 with Stanford Ski
There’s up to 20% off week-long holidays in both the superior catered Chalet Les Clochettes and catered Chalet Sylvana over New Year’s Eve in Megeve. There are also four nights available at the newly acquired self-catered Chalet Centrale for a price of £1,300 from Friday December 30. The apartment itself is on the ground floor of the chalet and is approximately 60m2, with its own private entrance and spacious garden with terrace. Bookings: Stanford Skiing.
Les Deux Alpes from £749pp with Mark Warner
Some festive offers are still bookable until November 15. These include 50% off at the Chalet Hotel Berangere in Les Deux Alpes when you stay for nine nights over New Year. It now costs from £749pp chalet board including flights and transfers, and there’s the addition of a free €150 bar tab per room for the nine-night New Year breaks in France. Bookings: Mark Warner.
La Tania for £999pp with Snowfinders
Spend a week over New Year in Chalet Le Rabel in La Tania for £999pp – it is reduced from £1,496pp. The holiday commences on December 27 and the chalet has 16 rooms available. The chalet is two minutes from the piste and the village, and the price includes chalet half board, return Gatwick flights and resort transfers. Bookings: Snowfinders.
Tignes from £827pp with SNO
See in the New Year from the outdoor hot tub of your catered chalet. Nine nights at Chalet Anne-Marie in Tignes is now from £827pp (that’s a 45% discount, it was £1,490) departing on December 30. The price includes return Stansted flights, resort transfers and chalet board – and the package comes with a deal for up to 50% off skis, boots and snowboard hire. The nearest piste is 50m away. Bookings: SNO.
Meribel for £869pp plus ski hire and lift pass with Alpine Elements
There are now offers on ski hire, lift passes, and ski hold. For example, if you stay in Chalet Fleur Des Alpes, close to slopes in Meribel, there is BOGOF ski hire until November 15. A week is now £869pp (it was £1,246pp) for seven nights from December 27 to January 3. The price includes flights, resort transfers, and half board accommodation. Bookings: Alpine Elements.
La Plagne and Les Menuires family trip from £3,999 with Ski Famille
Chalet Delphine in Plagne 1800 is now £3,999 for a family of four and Chalet Aigrette in Les Bruyeres is now £4,499 for a family of four. The prices here are over the New Year week and include chalet board accommodation, flights and transfers. Bookings: Ski Famille.
St Anton 10-bedroom chalet with private flights for €82,375 with Kaluma
If you’re exclusively booking 10-bedroom Chalet Eden Rock in St Anton for half term you can book a private flight to go with it. With easyJet flights already over £800pp and BA flights at over £900pp, this is the opportunity to skip the crowds and enjoy some luxury. Any group exclusively booking the chalet will be able to select the departure airport nearest to them. Private airfields include Southend, Farnborough, Blackbushe, Oxford, Leeds, Bristol and Norwich. The price for exclusive use of Chalet Eden Rock over February half term, including private flights and transfers, is €82,375. And if you want to enjoy yet more luxury, you can book a helicopter transfer from Innsbruck to St Anton for an additional €2,800. Bookings: Kaluma.
Val d’Isere from £1,069pp with VIP Ski
Spend a week at Chalet Madrisah in Val d’Isere for £1,069pp – saving £200pp on the original price. The four-bedroom chalet is located in the small and exclusive hamlet of Le Cret, which overlooks the resort. The holiday starts on February 5 and includes chalet half board accommodation, flights and transfers. Bookings: VIP Ski.