We still have a few last-minute deals to the Alps – a late April ski holiday is for people who don’t mind getting up bright and early to catch the best snow, and for those who like sitting in the sun at lunchtime. Just make sure you slap on plenty of high-factor sunscreen!
And if you fancy summer in the Alps…look no further.
Check out our features on The Best Austrian Resorts for Easter Skiing, The Best Swiss Resorts, The Best Italian Resorts, and The Best French Resorts for Easter Skiing and make sure you stay safe: take local advice and have all the necessary equipment with you before even considering leaving the marked piste.
We will be continuing our Deals page throughout the summer – with offers for next season as well as for summer hiking, biking and watersports in the Alps.
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. And when you arrive at your destination airport, whether it’s Geneva or elsewhere, Ski-lifts provides transfers to hundreds of resorts.
Last-minute spring skiing
Obergurgl from £399pp with Esprit Ski
Take your family to one of Austria’s highest and most snow-sure resorts. Attractive Chalet Alpenblume is close to the piste in Obergurgl and is now from £399pp. A family holiday is £1,599 based on two adults and two children aged two to ten years travelling out on April 16, and includes return flights from Manchester to Innsbruck, transfers, use of the sauna, free babysitting, free ski hosting and seven nights catered chalet accommodation. Esprit Classic Child Care is available from £215 for a week of ski lessons. Bookings: Esprit Ski.
La Rosiere from £131pp with Ski Collection
La Rosiere is recognised amongst the best for families in France, with access to a great ski area. Stay at Le Refuge from £131pp (was £199pp) in large self-catered apartments with great views. Save 40% on week starting April 15. Prices are based on five people sharing a two-bedroom apartment (sleeps six), including midweek ferry crossings from Dover to Calais. Accommodation-only holiday packages are also available. Bookings: Ski Collection.
Tignes from £719pp with Ski Total
Ski in the snow sure resort of Tignes, where Chalet Lys Martagon is now from £719pp (was £909pp) travelling on April 16. Located a minutes’ walk to the nearest piste, this attractive chalet also has a sauna. This price includes return flights from Edinburgh to Geneva, resort transfers, and seven nights chalet catered accommodation. Bookings: Ski Total.
Summer in the Alps
Kitzbuhel for walkers from £529pp with Inghams
With 1000km of marked walking trails, colourful old buildings, cobbled streets and a medieval walled town dating back to the 16th century, Kitzbuhel is a fascinating place to explore. A seven-night holiday half board at four-star Alpenhotel Kitzbühel is now from £529pp, which is a saving of £220pp, and includes return flights from Gatwick to Innsbruck and airport transfers. The package is valid for travel departing May 27. Bookings: Inghams.
Sainte Foy multi-sports from £93pp with Peak Retreats
Bordered to the south by the Isère River and to the north by the Italian border, Sainte Foy makes a great base for mountain biking, river rafting, rock climbing and hiking. Stay in Les Fermes de Sainte Foy from £93pp (was £103pp) – the four-star apartments are close to the shops, and have an indoor heated pool and underground bike storage. Prices are based on five people sharing a two-bedroom apartment (sleeps six), including midweek ferry crossings from Dover to Calais. Accommodation-only holiday packages are also available. Book before April 30 to get 10% off selected weeks. Bookings: Peak Retreats.
Arc 1950 family base for £136.50pp with Erna Low
Stay seven nights in a two-bedroom apartment (sleeps six) in Arc 1950 for £819 (it was £1,004.66). The resort offers a full programme of activities for children and every residence has its own outdoor pool. The holiday commences July 22. Bookings: Erna Low.
Seefeld biking and hiking from £455pp with Thomson Lakes
Guided mountain bike and hiking tours are regular organised activities on offer in Seefeld this summer. And when you’re tired from all the fresh mountain air, you can visit the hotel’s pool, sauna, whirlpool and gym. A week’s half-board at four-star Aktivhotel Veronika is from £455pp including flights from Gatwick to Innsbruck and resort transfers departing May 27. Direct flights available from all major UK airports at a supplement from £20. Bookings: Thomson Lakes.
Tignes for £815pp with SNO
Group leaders get a free lift pass with bookings of 15 people or more in over 200 chalets in the Alps next winter. These include Chalet Camille in Tignes, which is available on the week beginning January 6 for £815pp. Gatwick flights, transfers and chalet catering are included in the cost. The chalet is an 18-sleeper in Le Lavachet, 30m from the nearest slope. Bookings: SNO.