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Ski Deals: From Christmas in the Alps to a Half Term Chalet

There is still time to book a sneaky December trip...or even Christmas or New Year in the Alps.
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Photo: (c) OT Val Thorens.

There is still time to get your family and friends together for a wonderful Christmas or New Year in the Alps. Remember, too, that the week after New Year sees less crowded pistes, so if you book then you can enjoy a more peaceful break.

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 flying from Gatwick, Cophall Parking has some offers just for Welove2ski viewers.


Val d’Isere early skiing for £349pp with Snowfinders
Get some early skiing in snow-sure Val d’Isere, staying at catered Chalet The Lodge on the week starting December 16. The holiday now costs from £349pp (it was £698pp, so that’s a saving of £349pp), including flights from Gatwick and resort transfers. Bookings: Snowfinders.

Les Gets December family trip for £1,499 with Ski Famille
On the week commencing December 16, a family of four can stay at Chalet Marjorie in Les Gets for £1,499. The newly refurbished chalet has a hot tub, steam room and dedicated playroom close to the heart of the resort. The price includes Eurotunnel crossings and is a saving of up to £467. Prices are based on a family of four in this catered chalet, including Gatwick flights and transfers. All holidays offer access to in-chalet childcare. Bookings: Ski Famille.

Meribel-les-Allues butler-service chalet from £460pp with Ski France
Known by the locals as the last chalet in the village, Chalet Iona (sleeping up to 14 people) is a completely rebuilt private chalet situated in its own orchard in Meribel-les-Allues. Next door is an annex for four called Chalet India, which is ideal for grandparents or extra friends. Throughout your stay the dedicated butler cooks breakfast, lights the fires, provides morning and evening transport to Meribel, and prepares skis and boots. Seven nights’ chalet-board costs from £460pp (£8,284 total) based on 18 people sharing. The price includes complimentary supper on the first evening, welcome provisions, breakfast every morning, services of the butler, daily maid service, grocery collection and wifi. Other meals, return flights, and airport transfers are extra. Bookings: Ski France.

Flaine short break for £286pp with Ski Weekends
On the week commencing December 18 you can stay at Chalet Flaine in Flaine or £286pp (it was £386pp). The price is for three nights half-board, including chalet accommodation, flights and resort transfers. The chalet sleeps ten people and is located in the Scandinavian-style Hameau de Flaine, set high above the resort centre. The village has its own ski hire shop, supermarket, a bar and restaurant, and you can ski down to Flaine or take a shuttle bus from here. Bookings: Ski Weekends.

La Clusaz Christmas apartment for £1,047 with Erna Low
Stay seven nights in a two-bedroom apartment in the new Mendi Alde residence in La Clusaz. It was £1,395, and is now £1,047 (saving £261.75pp) departing on December 23. This four-star property has an indoor swimming-pool and there is a covered passageway leading from the residence directly to the Bossonet lift for accessing the slopes. The village centre is five minutes’ walk. Bookings: Erna Low.

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Chalet Le Chamois, Reberty-les-Menuires.

Reberty-les-Menuires New Year for £899pp with Powder N Shine
There’s availability in Chalet Le Chamois in Reberty-les-Menuires on the week of December 30. The chalet sleeps up to 18 people and has availability in a double room, a quad room and a bedroom sleeping five people. There’s a sauna and hot tub and the property is ski-in ski-out. The price is now £899pp chalet half board, reduced from £1,499pp which is a saving of £600pp. Bookings: Powder N Shine.

La Rosiere in January for £399pp with Ski Beat
Departing on January 6, there’s a saving of £250pp on a week’s skiing in the family-friendly resort of La Rosiere. A week’s ski holiday was £649pp and is now £399pp, including chalet half board, return Gatwick flights and resort transfers. Accommodation is in Chalet Papillon, which has two saunas and is 75m from the slopes. Bookings: Ski Beat.

Val Thorens in December from £599pp with Ski Total
Ski in the world-famous 3 Valleys area this December with a visit to snow-sure Val Thorens. A week at Chalet Catherine is now from £599pp (was £889pp) travelling out on December 12. The chalet has sensational views and is in one of the best positions in the resort, with skiing to and from the door. The price includes return flights from Manchester to Geneva, transfers, sauna, and chalet catered accommodation. Bookings: Ski Total.

Arc 2000 December trip from £150pp with Ski Collection
Chalet de l’Ours four-star apartments are 100m from the nearest ski slope and lift, offering doorstep skiing. The centre of Arc 2000 and the ski school is five minutes away. The group-friendly apartments offer free access to the wellness centre at adjacent Chalet Altitude. Seven nights now cost from £150pp (was £221pp) including return Eurotunnel crossings with a free upgrade to FlexiPlus. Book before December 15 to save 40% on the accommodation price for the week beginning December 16. Price based on five people sharing a two-bedroom apartment (sleeps six). Bookings: Ski Collection.

La Plagne entire half term chalet for £10,000 with Ski Amis
Spend half term at Chalet Nadine on the week starting February 10. The premium service catered chalet sleeps 13 people in six en-suite bedrooms, and has a hot-tub. The property is in a great location in the centre of the village of Montchavin, close to the piste and two lifts for quick access to the Vanoise Express, La Plagne and the whole Paradiski area. This is a full chalet offer for £10,000 – it was £12,000 – for bookings made before December 15. Bookings: Ski Amis.

Whistler last-minute from £1,890pp with SNO
A last-minute seven-night stay at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler has been reduced by over 50% from £4,541pp to £1,890pp. The price includes Heathrow flights and resort transfers, departing December 9. The fabulous five-star hotel has doorstep skiing onto Blackcomb Mountain, five restaurants and the Vida Spa. Bookings: SNO.

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Chateau Fairmont Whistler. Photo: (c) Fairmont Hotels.

Zell am Ziller short break from £399pp with Inghams
There are now some new early January short breaks to Zell am Ziller in the Austrian Tirol. Departing on Tuesday January 2 for five nights (returning Saturday January 7), accommodation is in three-star Hotel Kirchenwirt from £399pp, including flights from Gatwick to Innsbruck, airport transfers and half board accommodation. The Zell am Ziller, Gerlos and Königsleiten ski areas join to form the Zillertal Arena, which offers 143km of slopes connected by 52 lifts. Bookings: Inghams.

La Plagne Christmas from £899pp with VIP Ski
The Summit View Lucerne Suite in La Plagne sleeps 12 and has a boutique-hotel ambience. Groups will love this ski-in ski-out chalet, which provides great access to ski school and equipment hire, with a lift up to the luxurious suite. The slopes are right outside the chalet. A seven-night stay at the Summit View Lucerne Suite, departing December 20, costs from £899pp (was £1,399pp, saving £500pp) and includes half-board accommodation, flights and transfers. Bookings: VIP Ski

La Rosiere in January from £184pp with Peak Retreats
The ski-in ski-out four-star Les Balcons apartments are in the Quartier des Eucherts area of La Rosiere with a few shops, bars, restaurants and mini-market. There’s a spa area with Jacuzzi, sauna and steam room. Seven nights are now from £184pp (was £199pp) including return Eurotunnel crossings with a free upgrade to FlexiPlus. Book before January 30 to save up to 10% on the accommodation price for selected weeks. Price based on January 13 arrivals, with five people sharing a two-bedroom apartment (sleeps six). Bookings: Peak Retreats.

Courchevel 1850 January family trip from £1,489 with Esprit Ski
Stay in Courchevel 1850, which is one of the most stylish resorts in the Alps. Piste-side Chalet Hotel Crystal 2000 is now available from £373pp (was £580pp) The property has plenty of family facilities, including an Adventure Soft Play Zone. This price is based on a family of four, (two adults and two children aged two to ten years) from £1,489 (was £2,319) travelling out on January 7, and includes return flights from Stansted to Chambery, transfers, free baby listening, sauna, and seven nights catered accommodation. Esprit Classic Child Care is available from £239 for a week of ski lessons. Bookings: Esprit Ski.

Val d’Isere self-catered chalet from £3,450 with Fish&Pips
You can now save 10% on self-catering holidays to Val d’Isere staying in the new luxury Chalet Imry. The self-catered property is centrally located in the resort and has been designed and furnished in contemporary alpine style. The four-bedroom chalet comfortably sleeps six to eight guests. Prices start from £3,450 for the whole chalet (£431pp based on full occupancy) including linen and towels and F&P concierge service. Based on January arrivals. Bookings: Fish&Pips.


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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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