Photo: (c) OT Val Thorens.
As you can see from our latest snow report, conditions in the Alps are now quite spring-like, and you’ll need to be especially vigilant off-piste. Across the northern Alps, in particular, the avalanche risk is now considerable, so don’t even think about skiing the back country without an experienced local guide to help keep you safe.
If you fancy some spring skiing, take a look at our latest ski deals below – and 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 the Easter holidays. If you’re flying from Gatwick, Cophall Parking has some offers just for Welove2ski viewers.
Meribel from £895pp – and exclusive Welove2ski offer – with Fish&Pips
There are four rooms left in the lovely Cerf Rouge in Meribel for March 18, and also the whole chalet on April 1. The price for March 18 is at £895pp (reduced from £1,560pp) and April 1 at £1,250pp (reduced from £1,950pp). The tour operator is offering 10% off these chalet half board prices as a Welove2ski exclusive (mention Welove2ski when enquiring/booking). Bookings: Fish&Pips.
Les Arcs apartment for £1,382 and free child lift pass with Erna Low
Stay seven nights in La Cime des Arcs for £1,382 for two adults and two children in a two bedroom four- to six-person apartment; it was £1,974, so you’ll be saving 30%. Located at the foot of the pistes and in the main square of Arc 2000, the property offers easy access to the Paradiski ski domain and the ESF meeting point. The residence comprises 57 bright and modern apartments, a fitness room, sauna and indoor swimming-pool. In addition, when you buy two adult lift passes you get one child ski pass free that week. The holiday departs April 7. Flights or self-drive with Eurotunnel Flexipass are available on request. Bookings: Erna Low.
Peyragudes for £399pp and kids ski free with Ski France
The modern resort has ski-in ski-out accommodation perched on the side of the mountain at Peyragudes in the French Pyrenees. An apartment sleeping up to four people from March 31 is now from £319pp in Residence Les Adrets de Peyragudes, plus children ski for free with every adult ski pass purchased. There’s an indoor swimming-pool at the residence, or alternatively you can take a short drive/transfer down to the village of Loudenvielle where there’s the Balnea spa. Bookings: Ski France.
Jasna at Easter from £498pp with Jasna Adventures
There are seven nights for the price of five (the equivalent of £119pp discount) in a family room in The Dragon’s Lair in Jasna. The chalet features a full-time chalet host, Jacuzzi, sauna, bar, and is eight minutes from the lifts via a private transfer service. An Easter week package is from £498pp (was £616pp) including B&B accommodation, lift passes, ski hire, airport transfers and an Easter egg hunt for the kids. Bookings: Jasna Adventures.
Obergurgl in late March from £789pp with Crystal Ski
A week’s half board at three-star Mühle Resort Residenz in the high resort of Obergurgl is now from £789pp (save £460pp) including flights from Gatwick to Innsbruck and resort transfers. The price given is for departure on March 24. Direct flights are available from all major UK airports. Bookings: Crystal Ski.
Courchevel mid-March from £649pp with Le Ski
You’ll have to hurry to grab one of the few Gatwick flights left, but there are still some seats with BA from Manchester to Chambery on March 18, the closest airport to the French Alps. There is availability in both Chalet Le Bisolet (was £982pp) and Maurilisa (was £916pp) in Courchevel 1650 at £649pp for seven nights chalet half board including those flights and airport transfers. Bookings: Le Ski.
Reberty in April from £492pp with Powder n Shine
Stay in the sweet little hamlet of Reberty set on the piste above Les Menuires on the week of April 7, where it now costs £860pp (was £1,075pp) in both Sapin de Reberty or Chalet Neve, £780pp (was £975pp) in Flocon des Neiges. On the week starting April 14 stay in Sapin de Reberty and Chalet Neve for £519pp (was £649pp), or Flocon des Neiges for £492pp (was £615pp). The prices all include chalet half board but not travel. Bookings: Powder n Shine.
Val Thorens in late March for £708pp with SNO
Stay in the high resort of Val Thorens, where you can save £234pp on a seven-night holiday in Chalet Leo, departing March 24. Including chalet catering, Stansted flights and transfers, the package now costs £708pp (was £942pp). The chalet is positioned in the Balcons area, about 200m from the pistes. Bookings: SNO.
La Plagne Easter for £599pp and free kids’ lift passes with Ski Beat
There’s a week’s holiday starting April 7 for £599pp, saving £280pp, (it was £879pp) with accommodation at Chalet Arpette in Plagne 1800, 75m from the chair-lift and pistes. The price is for chalet half board, return Gatwick flights and transfers, and free lift passes for kids. The same holiday from Manchester costs £599pp, was £899pp, saving £300pp. Bookings: Ski Beat.
Sainte Foy from £150pp and free childcare with Peak Retreats
Stay in the three-star Superior Etoile des Cimes, which is located in the heart of Sainte Foy by the foot of the slopes. There’s free on-site childcare for half-days at The Kids Club (4-10 years) and The Teens Club (11-17 years). Facilities include an indoor heated swimming-pool, an Aqua Relation area and Ô Pure Spa. Seven nights are now from £150pp (was £190pp) including return Eurotunnel crossings with free upgrade to FlexiPlus. Price based on five people sharing a two-bedroom apartment (sleeps up to six) arriving April 7. Bookings: Peak Retreats.
Tignes in April from £899pp with Mark Warner
Spend the week of April 8 at Chalet Hotel Aiguille Percee in Tignes Le Lac where it now costs from £899pp for adults or from £879pp for children. The property is a stone’s throw from the slopes and ski school. The modern accommodation provides a selection of different rooms types suitable for all sizes of party. The price includes return charter flights from Gatwick, Manchester or Birmingham, resort transfers, chalet board accommodation, and evening childcare. Bookings: Mark Warner.
Val d’Isere in late March from £599pp with Ski Total
Ski conditions are expected to be fantastic towards at end of the month, so why not book seven nights on a chalet board basis at three-diamond Chalet Champs Avalins in Val d’Isere, which is now from £599pp? The chalet is located just 50 metres from La Daille slopes and the price includes return flights from Manchester to Chambery and transfers, departing March 25. Bookings: Ski Total.
Vaujany self-catered chalets from £468pp with Ski Peak
There’s 30% off the remaining catered weeks in Vaujany. For example on March 17 you can stay in Chalet Rostaing from £468pp (was £669pp) and on April 7 in Chalet Saskia for £658pp (was £939pp). There’s also 20% off all remaining weeks in Chalet Dibona. Travel is not included. Bookings: Ski Peak.
Courchevel this Easter from £1,500pp with VIP SKI
Chalet Fournets Amont has high timbered ceilings, large windows, and traditional and sumptuous furnishings. A seven-night stay from April 1 costs from £1,500pp (was £2,309pp, saving £809pp) for a chalet sleeping 11. Price includes half-board accommodation, flights, and resort transfers. Bookings: VIP SKI.
La Plagne in April from £174pp with Ski Collection
Spend a week at the Superior Sun Valley, which is located in the centre of Plagne Soleil at an altitude of 2050m. Situated on the slopes, with facilities including a spa with an indoor heated swimming-pool, Jacuzzi, sauna and steam room. The price is now from £174pp (was £217pp) including return Eurotunnel crossings with free upgrade to FlexiPlus, based on five people sharing a two-bedroom apartment (sleeps up to six) arriving April 14. Bookings: Ski Collection.
Mayrhofen with Snowbombing festival from £389pp
The festival takes place from April 9 to 14 this year. Famous for its adrenaline-fuelled snowboarding and crazy partying, the annual Snowbombing festival will take over the resort of Mayrhofen in the Austrian Tirol, with leading DJs, club nights and live acts performing. Think igloo raves, enchanted forest parties and underground tennis-club-turned-supper clubs. The 2018 line-up includes Liam Gallagher, Pendulum and Dizzee Rascal. A five-night stay, from April 8, is priced from £389pp and includes a festival wristband and five nights’ B&B accommodation. Return flights, transfers and other meals are extra. Information: Visit Tirol.
Summer in the Alps
Morzine from £50pp per night with VIP Chalets
Chatel’s Fantasticable in Portes du Soleil is a long zip wire that sends you gliding 240 metres high over a scenic valley. Reaching speeds of up to 60mph, the zip-line provides a great source of adrenaline. Stay nearby in the year-round resort of Morzine, where chalets are from £50pp per night for a minimum of three nights. Price is based on June 30 departures; stays are self-catered and a half-board upgrade is available for a supplement. Return flights and transfers cost extra. A ride on the Fantasticable is from €36 and it is open from June 27 to September 7. Bookings: VIP Chalets.