For a last-minute trip to the Alps, here’s where to find a great post-Easter skiing deal. The ski season is going strong and there’s still time to take advantage of this season’s copious snow.
You might even find some delicious spring snow, but make sure you stay safe: take local advice and have all the necessary equipment with you before even considering leaving the marked piste.
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.
St Martin de Belleville boutique chalets for £650pp with Ski Talini
Choose from one of the two boutique owner-run chalets, Chalet des Anges and Chalet Polaris, in the charming 3 Valleys resort of St Martin de Belleville. They both have beautifully-appointed bedrooms, spacious living rooms and a catered service which includes little extra treats such as prosecco on tap. The price for the week starting April 8 has been reduced from £905 down to £650pp, travel not included. Bookings: Ski Talini.
Val d’Isere chalet for £799pp with SNO
Save £170pp on a seven-night holiday in Val d’Isere’s Chalet Klosters, which has been reduced from £969pp to £799pp for the week beginning April 15. The package includes flights from Gatwick, transfers and chalet catering. The eight-person chalet has an outdoor hot tub and is located ten minutes on foot from the resort centre. Bookings: SNO.
Ischgl in April from £599pp with Ski Total
Ischgl and the neighbouring Swiss resort of Samnaun link to form the Silvretta Arena, one of Austria’s largest and most picturesque ski areas. You can stay seven nights on a chalet board basis at five-diamond platinum Chalet Hotel Abendrot from £599pp. The chalet-hotel is one of 10 platinum properties offering that extra ‘wow’ factor. Price includes return flights from Manchester to Innsbruck and resort transfers, departing on April 8. Bookings: Ski Total.
Meribel doorstep skiing from £410.50pp with Ski France
Stay at three-star Hôtel Le Mottaret, with doorstep skiing in the centre of Meribel-Mottaret. Based in the heart of the 3 Valleys at 1750m, with a ski hire shop next to the hotel and ski instructors who meet clients in the lobby, there is also a free shuttle bus that connects to vibrant Meribel Centre. The hotel rooms have all been renovated and the lounge bar extended, meaning more space for socialising. Outside is a terrace with Jacuzzi, and a lower terrace that is home to Café del Mott, a barbecue restaurant for an affordable lunch with live music. A week’s stay, from April 8, costs from £410.50pp (£1,642 total – was £2,418 total, saving 32%) for a superior-plus family room for four with a Kids Go Free offer. Return flights and transfers are extra. Bookings: Ski France
Les Menuires apartment for £822 with Erna Low
Save 30% at Les Chalets de l’Adonis in Les Menuires, where a two-bedroom four-to-six-person apartment is now £822 (it was £1,174) on the week of April 7. Les Chalets de l’Adonis comprises two attractive chalet-style buildings and is located in the Bruyeres district, 300m from the shops and restaurants. The residence is ski-in ski-out and there’s an indoor heated swimming-pool, sauna, steam room, a communal lounge with fireplace and pool table. Bookings: Erna Low.
La Plagne chalet for £439pp with Skiworld
With quintessential French charm, plus a sauna and en suite rooms as standard, ‘Grade 4’ Chalet Charmant in La Plagne is now available for £439pp (saving £527pp) when you book a seven-night catered holiday departing April 7. Prices include flights from Gatwick and resort transfers. Bookings: Skiworld.
Val d’Isere for £804pp and half-price lift pass with Alpine Elements
On the week starting April 15, stay for seven nights half board for £804pp at the pretty Hotel Gelinotte which has a pool, sauna and steam room. Based in the centre of Val d’Isere, the half board hotel is 200m to the slopes. Price includes flights and transfers as well as a half-price lift pass. Bookings: Alpine Elements.
St Anton in April from £649pp with Inghams
Stay in St Anton and save 44% on a ski holiday. A seven-night holiday on a catered basis at the four-diamond Chalet Gampen is now from £649pp. Price represents a saving of £520pp and includes return flights from Gatwick to Innsbruck and airport transfers. The package is valid for travel departing on April 7. Bookings: Inghams.
Gressoney family holiday from £1,399pp with Esprit Ski
Made up of two charming Italian villages, Gressoney is at the centre of the fantastic Monterosa ski area which offers families lovely long runs, great mountain restaurants and accessible off-piste opportunities. Stay seven nights on a chalet board basis at three-diamond-plus Chalet Hotel Valverde in from £1,399 for a family of three (was £2,569) and from £1,769 for a family of four (was £3,309) – both are for two adults and two children aged 2-10 years. Price includes return flights from Gatwick to Turin and resort transfers, departing on April 7. Bookings: Esprit Ski.
Meribel in mid-April for £429pp with Ski Beat
On the week starting April 14 you can stay for seven nights, saving £340pp from Manchester or £280pp from Gatwick. A week’s fully catered chalet holiday is now £299pp, saving £70pp, (was £369pp) with accommodation at Chalet Renardeaux in Meribel. The price includes return Manchester flights and resort transfers. The same holiday from Gatwick costs £429pp, (was £549pp). Bookings: Ski Beat
Summer in the Alps
Samoens three weeks from £336pp with Peak Retreats
Stay three weeks for the price of two at three-star Les Fermes de Samoens, which is located 800m from Samoens village centre, 400m from the nearest shops and 200m from the bike tracks. Facilities include two swimming-pools, a lounge with an open fire, a pool table and tea-making facilities, sauna and steam room and car parks. 21 nights self-catering from £336pp (was £448pp) based on five people sharing a two-bedroom apartment (sleeps six) including standard return midweek ferry crossing. The holiday arrival date is August 4. Bookings: Peak Retreats.
Alpe d’Huez from £125pp per night with VIP Chalets
This year, the Tour de France returns to Alpe d’Huez and those staying in the resort can watch competitors as they climb the legendary 21 hairpin bends up the valley. Avid fans will be in a fantastic location to try some cycling in the local area themselves and, after a day out in the sun, you can relax at Chalet Chateau, which is located close to the action. A stay here is priced from £125pp per night, for a minimum of three nights. Price is based on a holiday starting July 14. Stays are self-catered, and a half-board upgrade is available at further cost. Flights and transfers are extra. Bookings: VIP Chalets.
Les Deux Alpes from £649pp and free child places with Mark Warner
Holidays are now on sale for the 2018/19 ski season and prices start from £649pp, which is a saving of up to £250pp on the brochure price. For example, Chalet Hotel Berangere in Les Deux Alpes is now from £649 for adults and £529 per child for the week of January 6. Mark Warner are also offering free child places across selected dates at all their family-friendly hotels, saving up to £699 per child. Bookings: Mark Warner.
Meribel next January from £1,299pp with VIP Ski
Book your January 2019 ski holiday now and save £100pp staying in a two-bedroom chalet such as Chalet Yukon in Meribel. The contemporary chalet has privacy, high-end facilities and panoramic views. Located two minutes (by shuttle or private chauffeur) from the pistes around Chaudanne, the freestanding chalet is ideal for a small family or a group of friends. Split over two floors, there’s an open-plan living-dining area with ample space for four people. A seven-night stay is from £1,299pp (was £1,399pp, saving £100pp), for a January 6 stay. Price is based on four people sharing a two-bedroom chalet and includes chalet-board catering, return flights from Gatwick and coach transfers. Bookings: VIP Ski.
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