For a last-minute trip to the Alps, here’s where to find a great skiing deal for April. The 2016-17 ski season will be over in a month’s time, but there’s still time to take advantage of the decent snow, especially up at 1800m or above, and on the north-facing slopes.
Check out our features on The Best Austrian Resorts for Easter Skiing, The Best Swiss Resorts for Easter Skiing, 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.
A few offers for summer in the Alps are beginning to come in and soon it will be time to start planning for next season. 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.
Val Cenis from £170pp with Peak Retreats
Stay seven nights at Les Alpages de Val Cenis from £170pp. The three-star apartments in Val Cenis are located at the foot of the slopes in Lanslebourg, 50m from the Pre Novel chair-lift, the lift pass office and the ski school meeting point. The village centre and shops are 500m away. Price is based on five people sharing a two-bedroom self-catered apartment (sleeps six) on the week commencing April 1 and includes Eurotunnel crossings with free Flexiplus upgrade. Bookings: Peak Retreats.
Les Gets family trip from £1,399 and free Manchester Airport parking with Esprit Ski
Visit Les Gets this April, where Chalet Karine is now available from £349pp. Set in a quiet yet convenient location, the chalet makes an attractive home from home for families. The price is based on a family of four, (two adults and two children aged two to ten years) from £1,399 travelling out on April 2, and includes return flights from Manchester to Geneva, resort transfers, use of sauna and hot tub and seven nights chalet catered accommodation. Esprit Classic Child Care is available from £215 for a week of ski lessons. Free parking is on offer at Manchester Airport. Bookings: Esprit Ski.
Avoriaz for £132pp with Erna Low
Stay seven nights at Residence Saskia Falaise in Avoriaz in a studio for up to four people with a 40% discount. A studio is now £528 (it was £880) with departure on April 1. Flights and transfers or Eurotunnel are available on request. Bookings: Erna Low.
Les Gets from £1,999 for a family of four with Ski Famille
Book a holiday staying in Chalet Grand Mouflon on April 1 for just £1,999 for a family of four including Eurotunnel Flexiplus crossings. Stay in the picturesque ski resort of Les Gets and enjoy the family-friendly chalet complete with a rooftop hot tub. Chalets are fully catered and professional in-chalet childcare is also available. Bookings: Ski Famille.
Les Deux Alpes from £779pp with Mark Warner
On the week commencing April 9 you can stay at Chalet Hotel Berangere in Les Deux Alpes from £779pp. This includes flights, resort transfers, chalet board accommodation (single, family and interconnecting rooms available), an evening creche service, and childcare during the day at an extra cost (from 4 months to 12 years). Bookings: Mark Warner.
Val d’Isere from £479pp with Inghams
A seven-night holiday on a catered board basis at the three-and-a-half-diamond Chalet Les Dolomites in Val d’Isere is now from £479pp. Price represents a saving of £570pp and includes return flights from Birmingham to Chambery, and airport transfers. The package is for travel departing on April 1. Bookings: Inghams
La Plagne from £1,799 for a family of four with SNO
Stay in Deux Domaines chalet-hotel in Plagne Bellecote on the week beginning April 16 from £1,799 for a family of four. The price includes Gatwick flights, resort transfers and seven nights chalet catering. The property has an indoor pool, wellness area and outdoor hot tubs. There is free evening baby listening and you can add all-day on-site childcare or lessons as well. Bookings: SNO.
Ischgl from £499pp and free Manchester Airport parking with Ski Total
Catch some late season skiing this April with a great deal in Ischgl. Stay in the modern Chalet Hotel Abendrot from £499pp (was £1,239pp), travelling out on the April 2. It is set in a superb location one minutes’ walk from the resort centre and three minutes’ walk to the main Silvrettabahn lifts. This price includes return flights from Manchester to Innsbruck, resort transfers, use of wellness area, free ski hosting and seven nights catered accommodation. Free parking is also on offer at Manchester Airport. Bookings: Ski Total.
Vaujany from £499pp with Ski Peak
On the week commencing April 8 there is still availability at both Chalet Rostaing and Chalet Dibona in Vaujany at £499pp (reduced from £655pp). The price includes chalet half board. Bookings: Ski Peak.
Les Gets for £353 with Ski Weekends
There’s a saving of 25% on April 3 departures to three-star Chalet La Cognee in Les Gets. It is now £353pp (it was £471pp), with no single supplement, three nights’ accommodation and three days’ skiing – perfect for a quick snow fix before the Easter weekend. Bookings: Ski Weekends.
Les Arcs from £195pp with Ski Collection
Stay seven nights at Chalet de l’Ours in Arc 2000 from £195pp. The four-star apartments are 100m from the nearest ski slopes and ski lift. The village centre and ski school are a five-minute walk away. Price based on five people sharing a two-bedroom self-catered apartment (sleeps six) on the week commencing April 15 and includes a Eurotunnel crossings with free Flexiplus upgrades. Bookings: Ski Collection.
Summer in The Alps
Alpbach from £399pp with Inghams
Surrounded by meadows and forests, the pretty village of Alpbach has maintained all its traditional charm. It’s also a good place for hiking and biking this summer. Stay seven nights B&B at the two-and-a-half-star Haus Edelweiss from £399pp, based on four people sharing. The price represents a saving of £170pp and includes return flights from Gatwick to Innsbruck and airport transfers. The package is for travel departing on May 27. Bookings: Inghams.
Morzine from £721pp and free activity packs with Alpine Elements
Stay for a week at Chalet Austin in Morzine from £721pp (based on the week starting June 25) and you will receive free Activity Packs this summer, worth up to £355pp. These include three days hire of mountain and road bikes, white water rafting and kayaking sessions, a walkers’ lift pass, half day guided walk or hike, half day guided bike ride, and a kids club for aged 4 to 16. The holiday includes half board accommodation, flights and transfers. Bookings: Alpine Elements.
Niseko from £1,195pp with Ski Safari
Japan’s ski resorts often receive more snow than anywhere else in the world, and they also boast some of the world’s best tree skiing. On the western edge of Hokkaido, Niseko ranks among Japan’s finest ski resorts. Made up of four interlinked ski areas (Hirafu, Niseko Village, Annupuri and Hanazono), is has an average of 14 metres of the light, dry snowfall per season. An eight-night stay with one night at Sapporo Airport Hotel and seven nights in the three-star Hirafu Apartments costs from £1,195pp staying in a three-bedroom apartment with six adults sharing. The offer is based on January 19 departures and includes flights and transfers. Book by March 31 to take advantage of the offer. Bookings: Ski Safari.