We’re about to have a bitterly cold spell in the Alps, according to our most recent snow report, so make sure you wrap up warm and wear plenty of layers when you next go skiing. This has been a sensational season so far, and it’s set to continue that way.
Although avalanche danger is moderate at the moment, make sure you stay safe: take local advice, book a qualified guide, and have all the necessary equipment with you before even considering leaving the marked piste.
As well as taking a look at the dozen deals below, it’s also worth checking the websites of the major tour operators. Don’t forget to reserve your airport parking at least 24 hours before you go – this is especially important during peak holiday periods such as February and Easter. If you’re flying from Gatwick, Cophall Parking has some offers just for Welove2ski viewers.
Chamrousse Easter skiing from £111pp with Peak Retreats
Three-star Ecrin des Neiges is close to the Roche Beranger ski-lifts and the shops of Chamrousse. The resort is famous for being the setting for the Downhill in the 1968 Winter Olympics. The property is set in a sunny and south-facing position on the slopes, and facilities include an indoor heated swimming-pool and sauna, as well as free car parking. Seven nights are from £111pp (was £151pp) including return Eurotunnel crossings with FlexiPlus upgrade. Book before March 1 to save up to 40% on selected apartments. Price based on five people sharing a one-bedroom alcove apartment (sleeps up to six), arriving March 31. Bookings: Peak Retreats.
Val d’Isere in April from £232pp with Ski France
Four-star Alpina Lodge in Val d’Isere offers beautiful self-catered apartments with fully-equipped kitchens, and the main ski lifts and pistes are just 500 metres away. A week’s stay from April 14, costs from £232pp (£463 total, was £679 total – so a saving of 32%) for a self-catering studio apartment, sleeping two. Travel is not included. Bookings: Ski France.
Les Deux Alpes Easter trip for £931pp with SNO
Three-star Hotel Ibiza has a heated swimming-pool, gym and spa area and is positioned 300m from the ski lifts in Les 2 Alpes. A seven-night stay over the Easter holidays now costs £931pp (was £1,615pp – so saving over 40%). The holiday price is based on the week commencing March 31, and includes Gatwick flights, airport transfers and half board accommodation. Bookings: SNO.
Obergurgl family skiing from £537pp with Esprit Ski
Holidays to Chalet Verwall in Obergurgl are now from £537pp (was £882pp), and the chalet provides a real home-from-home for families – as well as slopes right outside the door. The chalet sleeps 29-35 people and the price is based on a family of four (two adults and two children aged two to ten years) from £2,149 (was £3,529). Travel out is on March 4, and the price includes return flights from Gatwick to Innsbruck, resort transfers, use of the sauna, free ski hosting and seven nights catered chalet accommodation. Esprit Classic Child Care is available from £239 for a week of ski lessons. Bookings: Esprit Ski.
Megeve spring skiing for £300pp with Stanford Skiing
You can now save money on a holiday to the lovely resort of Megeve from March 18 onwards, on both weeks and ski weekends, with Sunday to Wednesday in either catered chalet Sylvana or Chalet Hotel Rond Point for £300pp. In addition, the new self-catered Sporting apartments (semi-catered is an option for those who prefer not to cook) is £1,700 for the main Easter holiday week of April 1. Bookings: Stanford Skiing.
Flaine apartment or £780 with Erna Low
Save 20% on seven nights at the Les Terrasses d’Helios apartments in Flaine. A two-bedroom apartment for six people was £974.78, and is now £780, with departure on April 7. The five-star residence is located in a quiet spot amongst the trees and directly on the slopes. The facilities include an indoor heated swimming-pool, sauna and hammam. There is also ta small supermarket and ski hire shop on site, as well as the daily bakery delivery service. Flights or Flexi Eurotunnel available on request. Bookings: Erna Low.
Kitzbuhel in March from £635pp with Inghams
There’s a seven-night holiday on a catered basis available at three-diamond Chalet Linda in Kitzbuhel, from £635pp. The chalet has 14 bedrooms and the price represents a saving of £190pp, including return flights from Stansted to Innsbruck and airport transfers. The package is valid for travel departing on March 10. Bookings: Inghams.
Plan Peisey for £599pp and free kids’ lift passes with Ski Beat
A week’s catered chalet ski holiday at Chalet Bouquetin (sleeps 11) in Plan Peisey is £599pp (was £829pp so saving £230pp) including Gatwick flights and resort transfers. The same holiday from Manchester costs £599pp (was £849, saving £250pp). The chalet is 150m from the Vanoise Express lift, which links the resorts that make up France’s vast Paradiski area. Bookings: Ski Beat.
Arc 1950 apartment from £228pp with P&V
Save more than 20% on an Easter ski holiday staying at Arc 1950 Le Village, where the wide range of ski-in, ski-out accommodation has great access to the Paradiski area. Each apartment has a warm and cosy ambiance and good facilities. For those who wish to take a break from skiing, you can try one of the village’s free introductory sports sessions for the entire family or swim in one of the four pools. A seven-night stay, arriving April 7, in an apartment that sleeps up to four people, is priced from £228pp (£912 per apartment – it was £1,173 per apartment). Bookings: Pierre & Vacances.
Val d’Isere self-catered chalet for £3,950 with Fish&Pips
Imry is a lovely new chalet on the first floor of state-of-the-art apartment building Canadienne, in an area of Val d’Isere known as Little Alaska. The property is offered on self-catered week starting April 7. It now costs £3,950 (was £4,620) in total for the whole chalet sleeping six to eight people. Bookings: Fish&Pips.
Reberty in April from £975pp with Powder n Shine
On the week commencing April 7 you can stay at either Sapin de Reberty (sleeps 18) or Chalet Neve (sleeps 15-18) with 20% off the usual price. It now costs £860pp (was £1,075pp) for a week chalet half board. Chalet Flocon des Neiges (sleeps 15) also has 20% off and is now £780pp (was £975pp). All these chalets are in the pretty little village of Reberty set on the piste above Les Menuires. Travel is not included. Bookings: Powder n Shine.
Alpe d’Huez in late March from £884pp with Ski Total
Stay in Chalet Annalise (sleeps eight) in Alpe d’Huez from £884pp (was £1,024pp) travelling out on March 25. This stylish chalet is 150 metres from the nearest piste and has its own sauna and use of a hot tub. This price includes return flights from Stansted to Chambery, resort transfers, and seven nights chalet catered accommodation. Bookings: Ski Total.
Flaine Easter holiday from £266pp with Ski Collection
Three-star les Portes du Grand Massif offers group-friendly, large apartments in the Hameau de Flaine area, just over 2km from the resort centre and the bottom of the slopes. Facilities include indoor heated swimming-pool and fitness room, Jacuzzi, sauna, steam and massage room. Seven nights from £266pp (was £320pp) including return Eurotunnel crossings with FlexiPlus upgrade. Book before March 29 to save up to 20%. Price based on five people sharing a two-bedroom apartment (sleeps up to six) arriving March 31. Bookings: Ski Collection.
Tignes in March for £544pp with Snowfinders
Stay in Chalet Hotel Alpaka (sleeps 32) in Lac de Tignes, on the week starting March 10. The holiday now costs from £544pp (it was £699pp, so that’s a saving of £155pp), including flights from Gatwick and resort transfers. Bookings: Snowfinders.
Meribel Easter for £999pp with Mark Warner
Stay at traditional style Chalet Loden (sleeps 12) in Meribel for the week commencing April 8. Adults pay £999p (was £1,249pp) and children £949pp (was £1,159pp) chalet board, including flights (choice of Heathrow, Gatwick, Manchester or Birmingham) and resort transfers. Bookings: Mark Warner.
Summer and Next Season
Morzine in July from £55pp per night with VIP Chalets
Stay at the Colibri Penthouse, its first summer in Morzine. The property is a stone’s throw from the Pleney gondola in the heart of the authentic Alpine town. It is part of a new-build chalet, converted from an old, disused cinema on the high street. Whether the day has been spent mountain biking in Les Gets, hiking up to the cascade de Nyon, or sunbathing at Lake Montriond, you can look forward to spending time in the balcony hot tub taking in the view. A seven-night stay, from July 14 is priced from £55pp per night, for a minimum of three nights. Stays are self-catered, and a half-board upgrade available for an extra cost. Return flights and transfers extra. Bookings: VIP Chalets.
Banff in December from £773pp with Crystal Ski
Book a week’s stay at the three-star Bow View Lodge in Banff from £773pp (save £75pp based on four sharing) including flights from Heathrow to Calgary and resort transfers. The price given is for departure on December 8. Connecting flights available from all major UK airports. Bookings: Crystal Ski
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