Get rid of those post-election blues by booking yourself a summer week in the Alps…It’s worth noting that accommodation costs less at this time of year than during the ski season – with walkers’ and bikers’ lift passes a lot cheaper than the winter prices.
And if you are thinking ahead…then scroll down the page to see our early winter deals in France, Italy and Canada.
Don’t forget to reserve your airport parking at least 24 hours before you go – this is especially important during peak holiday periods whether in the summer or winter. If you’re flying from Gatwick, Cophall Parking has some offers just for Welove2ski viewers.
Summer in the Alps
Selva from £649pp with Inghams
Selva is located at the head of the spectacular Gardena Valley in the Dolomites. An extensive lift system gives access to high-altitude hiking routes, or stay low to explore the valleys and forested trails. Stay seven nights half board at the four-star Hotel Linder from £649pp. Price represents a saving of £320pp and includes return flights from Gatwick to Verona and airport transfers. The package is valid for travel departing on July 15. Bookings: Inghams.
Ischgl for £619pp with SNO
If the Silvretta High Alpine Road is on your road cycling bucket list, make the most of 20% + discounts on Ischgl holidays departing this month. For the week beginning June 24, Hotel Post is available at £619pp (was £784pp) including Gatwick flights, transfers and half board. The four-star hotel has a 1000m2 spa with a sauna area and indoor pool. Bookings: SNO.
Morzine from £40pp per night with VIP Chalets
Enjoy a last-minute holiday for £40pp per night at Chalet Kenai (sleeps six) in Morzine. The chalet has an open-plan living/dining area and a balcony. Bikers, hikers and those who simply want to make the most of the mountain air, can enjoy lots of adventure options in this resort in summer. The price is based on two people sharing for a minimum of three nights in June, with serviced self-catering. Half board is also available. Bookings: VIP Chalets.
Sainte Foy from £256pp with Peak Retreats
Save £54pp on summer holidays in Sainte Foy, where 14 nights in July and August at Etoile des Cimes starts from £256pp (it was £309pp). The four-star self-catered apartments have spa facilities and are in the heart of Sainte Foy village centre. The price based on July 29 arrival, and includes midweek ferry crossings from Dover to Calais. Apartment prices are based on five people sharing a two-bedroom apartment (which sleep six). Bookings: Peak Retreats.
Alpbach walking tour from 10€ with Ski Tirol
Capture 360° views over the Tirolean landscape when trekking in Alpbach. Situated at the foot of the Gratspitz mountain, the region offers more than 900km of hiking trails and paths for walkers. Climb the Wiedersbergerhorn, venture across the Tiefenbach Gorge, or explore family-friendly routes along the Brandenberg River. You can also join a sunrise hike, where you board the gondola before hiking up the Wiedersberghorn mountain (2127m high) for 45 minutes and waiting for the first rays to appear. Depending on the time of the year, it can be witnessed between 5.30am and 7am (the lifts start running between 4am and 5.30am accordingly). Round off the experience with breakfast at Gasthof Hornboden. The tour costs from €10pp and walkers must register at the Alpbachtal Seenland Tourist Office the day before.
Whistler 10-night trip for £1,690pp with Erna Low
There is a saving of up to 50% plus a free room upgrade for bookings made before August 31 at the five-star Fairmont Chateau in Whistler. This offer is from £1,690pp for 10 nights from January 22, based on two sharing. Included are direct flights from Heathrow to Vancouver with Air Canada, shared shuttle transfers and 10 nights’ lodging on a room-only basis. Bookings: Erna Low.
Val Cenis from £209pp with Peak Retreats
Located in the heart of the Haute Maurienne region, Val Cenis borders the Parc National de la Vanoise. Seven nights at the four-star Les Chalets de Flambeau apartments is now from £209pp (was £232pp). The property is located at the foot of the ski slopes by the Pre Novel chair-lift and the ski school meeting point. Book before October 31 and get 10% off selected weeks. Price based on any Saturday arrival in January, includes standard Eurotunnel crossings with free FlexiPlus upgrades. Apartment prices are based on five people sharing a two-bedroom apartment (which sleep six). Bookings: Peak Retreats.
Gressoney from £522pp with Esprit Ski
Book your ski holidays this June in order to take advantage of the best early booking prices and loyalty bonus; the Winter 17/18 Preview Brochure pricing will expire 30th June 30. The Esprit Loyalty Bonus gives a 5% discount to those on their third or fourth Esprit holiday, and a 10% discount for families on their fifth Esprit holiday or more. For example, stay in Gressoney in the Monterosa ski area, from £522pp. Chalet Hotel Valverde is adjacent to the main ski-lift and four minutes’ walk to the village centre. This price is based on a family of four, (two adults and two children aged two to ten years) at £2,089 travelling out on January 8, and includes return flights from Manchester to Turin, transfers, free baby listening, spa area with sauna, steam room and whirlpool hot tub, and seven nights catered accommodation. Esprit Classic Child Care is available from £215 for a week of ski lessons. Bookings: Esprit Ski.
Bourg St Maurice from £202pp with Ski Collection
Bourg St Maurice benefits from excellent access to Les Arcs and the Paradiski ski area. Seven nights at the four-star Le Coeur d’Or apartments are from £202pp (was £224pp), close to the Eurostar train, the funicular and the town centre. Book before October 31 to get 10% off selected weeks. Price based any Saturday arrival in January, includes standard Eurotunnel crossings with free FlexiPlus upgrades. Apartment prices are based on five people sharing a two-bedroom apartment (which sleep six). Bookings: Ski Collection.
Vaujany from £440pp with Ski Peak
Spend a week at the lovely Chalet Saskia in the unspoilt little resort of Vaujany, which shares the Alpe d’Huez ski area. One week is from £440pp half board based on December 12 arrival and doesn’t include travel. Bookings: Ski Peak.