13 Ways to Save Money on your Ski Holiday | Welove2ski
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13 Ways to Save Money on a Ski Holiday

13 Ways to Save Money on your Ski Holiday | Welove2ski
Photo: © Christoffer Sjostrom/Le3Vallees
What a great ski deal! Winter is almost here, and as you’ll have seen on our most recent snow report, resorts are opening up throughout the US Rockies…with oodles of snow, Whistler is opening five days early, and in Europe, there’s already great snow on the glaciers of Austria and Switzerland as well as good skiing still on the Grande Motte glacier.

If you’re looking to have a white Christmas, deals for the week are continuing to flood in, along with some for early December and February half term. To have a reasonable choice of where to stay, when to go and how to get there this winter, it makes sense to book as soon as you can.

In our weekly post we feature the top ski deals available from a variety of tour operators. Make sure you also check out the offers pages on tour operator websites, and don’t forgot the likes of ifyouski.com, igluski.com, Ski Solutions, and Snowfinders. Check also our features on airline luggage allowances and driving.


Here are our best ski deals this week:

Christmas skiing

Skiworld’s Christmas week in Meribel for £529pp
Stay in Chalet Fleur des Alpes in Meribel from 22 December, which was £719pp and is now £529pp (so a saving of £190pp). Plus they’re also offering 2-4-1 lift passes for all Swiss and selected USA chalets over the period. Visit Skiworld for further details.

A white family Christmas with Esprit for £625pp in Tignes
Stay seven nights at Chalet Corniche in Tignes for £625pp (was £979pp) half board for the week commencing December 23. Price is based on a family of four (2 adults and 2 children under 12) at £2500 (was up to £3916). The price includes a Christmas dinner, return Southampton-Geneva flights (other flights available), transfers, three days ski hosting, Wifi, and babysitting. Esprit Classic Child Care is available from £199 for a week of exclusive Esprit ski lessons. Go to Esprit Ski for details.

Val d’Isere at Christmas for £223pp with Ski Apartments
There’s 30% off in Val d’Isere at Christmas, on the week starting December 22. The price is now £223pp (reduced from £318pp) based on four people sharing a one-bedroom, five-person apartment at La Jardin de la Balme. The offer is for
accommodation only, with further details available from Ski Apartments.

Ski Amis to La Tania for £459pp at Christmas
Two chalets in La Tania have offers over Christmas for the week starting December 22: Chalet Christine was £579pp and is now £459pp, and Chalet Lea was £639pp and is now £509pp. The price is for seven nights half board. Further details from Ski Amis.

Grab some early December skiing

Skiweekends to Brides les Bains from £219pp
Stay half board at Club Hotel Verseau in Brides les Bains below Meribel and you will pay last year’s prices. Travel is by coach departing December 7 with three days’ skiing. Further details from Skiweekends.

Chatel in December from £293pp with Peak Retreats
Stay a week at the brand new MGM Les Chalets d’Angele in Chatel, with its indoor pool, Jacuzzis, saunas, spa and fitness room. Book before December 15 and save 10% – the price is now from £293pp (normally £321pp) for seven nights self-catering based on four people sharing a two-bedroom apartment for the week starting March 30. The price includes Eurotunnel crossings for one car and passengers, with free FlexiPlus upgrade. Visit Peak Retreats for details.

£399pp in Meribel with Ski Total
Take an early ski trip to Meribel for £399pp (was £639pp), staying seven nights half board from December 16 in Chalet Matterhorn, with its complimentary minibus service, log fire and outdoor hot-tub. The price includes flights from Southampton to Geneva (other departure airports available), and resort transfers. Information from Ski Total.

December in Flaine for £350pp with Ski Collection
Brand new MGM Le Centaure, situated in Flaine, is ski-in ski-out with easy access from Geneva. Book before December 15 and save 10%. The price now starts at £350pp (normally £385pp) for seven nights self-catering based on four people sharing a two-bedroom apartment for the week of March 30. The price includes Eurotunnel crossings for one car and passengers, with free FlexiPlus upgrade. For more details visit Ski Collection.

St Anton in December for £395pp with Sno
A huge discount is available at Chalet Alpenheim in St Anton the week before Christmas. It was £758pp, and is now £395pp based on two people sharing and including return Gatwick flights departing December 15. More information from Sno.

Peace and quiet in low season January

January in Banff with Ski Solutions from £815pp
Save 25% and get a free room upgrade at the four-star Caribou Lodge & Spa in buzzing Banff. The £815pp price is based on seven nights room only, with flights, free ski carriage and lounge access at Gatwick based on four people sharing. The offer is available for all January departures. More information from Ski Solutions.

£312pp in Mayrhofen with Inghams
Stay for seven nights B&B in the Mayrhofen Snow Houses, with flights departing from Gatwick on January 5 and also including resort transfers. The price is now £312pp and was £559pp, so that’s a saving of £247pp. Visit Inghams for more details.

Half term breaks

Free half term lift passes with Ski Bluebird
There are free ski passes for children when Chalet Barragiste in Courchevel is booked in full for the half term weeks of February 9 or 16. The week costs £1049pp half board including airport transfers and the use of two Go Pro cameras which children can take out skiing. More details from Ski Bluebird.

Half term in Meribel for £898pp – and kids ski free – with Powder White
Book by November 30 and kids can ski for free. For example, seven nights half board from February 16 at Chalet Christiane in Meribel Mottaret now costs £989 per adult and £890.10 per child. All kids receive free ski equipment hire and a free local six-day ski pass, worth up to £218 per child. Children also receive a 10% discount on their chalet bookings. For reservations visit Powder White.

About the author

Felice Hardy

Felice was one of the founders of Welove2ski and regularly contributes, as well writing for a range of other publications including The Evening Standard, The Guardian, Conde Nast Traveller, Tatler, Harpers Bazaar, Country Life, BA Highlife and House & Garden. She started skiing at the age of three. She also enjoys hiking with her dogs and mountain biking in the Alps.

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