All that snow at home must surely make you wish you could ski on it – properly, with lifts and pistes – not just in your back garden or the nearest park? So, in case it’s whetted your appetite and you want to escape to the mountains, we’ve put together some deals for you.
This week I am in Jasna, Slovakia (with Jasna Adventures) where it is bitterly cold, and it’s a similar story in the Alps, so make be sure to wrap up warm and wear plenty of layers when you go skiing.
As well as taking a look at the 14 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.
Gressoney family trip from £1,589 with Esprit Ski
Stay seven nights on a chalet board basis in three-diamond Plus Chalet Hotel Valverde in Gressoney from £1,589 for a family of three (two adults and one child). Price includes return flights from Gatwick to Turin and transfers, departing on March 10. Bookings: Esprit Ski.
Courchevel in late March for £1,099pp with SNO
Two-person ski chalets are incredibly hard to find but Chalet Les Marmottes in Courchevel is an exception. It’s available for a seven-night stay beginning March 25, where the package including Gatwick flights, transfers and chalet catering has been reduced from £1,262pp to £1,099pp. Bookings: SNO.
Val d’Isere in mid-April from £242pp with Ski France
Located in the heart of the buzzing town of Val d’Isere, four-star Alpina Lodge offers beautiful self-catered apartments. Each one comes with a fully-equipped kitchen, television and Wi-Fi. A week’s stay, from April 14, costs from £242pp (£484 total, it was £679 total – so a saving of 29%) for a studio apartment, sleeping two people. Not including travel. Bookings: Ski France.
St Anton in March for £685pp with Snowfinders
Stay in the catered Chalet Hattie in St Anton, on the week starting March 11. The holiday now costs from £685pp (it was £1254pp), including flights from Gatwick and resort transfers. Bookings: Snowfinders.
Zermatt entire chalet from £9,230 with Matterhorn Chalets
Stay nights, starting March 17 at Chalet Ulysses in Zermatt, with daily housekeeping and breakfast, top quality in-chalet fine dining on four evenings with all drinks included. On sole occupancy for up to eight people (four twin/double bedrooms) it now costs 7,490chf (was 9,230chf); for up to 12 people (six twin/double bedrooms) it is now 9,990chf (was 13,850chf). Bookings: Matterhorn Chalets.
La Tania in March for £715pp with Alpine Elements
Stay in La Tania, where there is accommodation at Hotel Montana on March 25 for seven nights half board. The price is £715pp half board and the hotel has a pool, steam room, sauna and hot tub. Price includes flights and transfers. Bookings: Alpine Elements.
Val Thorens self-catering for £320pp with Erna Low
Stay seven nights in Val Thorens at the Chalet Hermine in a four-bedroom apartment for up to eight persons. It as £458pp and is now £320pp for the week beginning April 7 based on eight people sharing, but not including travel. Flights and transfers can be arranged at extra cost. Bookings: Erna Low.
Montgenevre early April from £169pp with Peak Retreats
Stay at four-star Hameau des Airelles in Montgenevre, 200m from the Chalvet cable-car and 500m from the resort centre. Facilities include a spa and a dedicated area for teenagers with sofas, a wide range of games, wifi, docks for smartphones/tablets and a laid-back vibe. Seven nights are from £169pp (was £199pp) including return Eurotunnel crossings with a free upgrade to FlexiPlus. Price based on five sharing two-bedroom apartment sleeping up to six arriving April 7. Bookings: Peak Retreats.
La Plagne in March from £999pp with VIP SKI
Groups of friends will love the ski-in, ski-out Summit View chalet in La Plagne, which provides great access to ski schools and ski shops. The Leman Suite sleeps eight and has a boutique-hotel ambiance. A seven-night stay at the Summit View Leman Suite, departing March 18, costs from £999pp (was £1,149pp, saving £150pp). Includes chalet-board accommodation, flights, and transfers. Bookings: VIP SKI.
Val d’Isere in April from £668pp with Ski Total
Stay seven nights on a chalet board basis in three-diamond Plus Xtra Chalet Champs Avalins in Val d’Isere. It now costs from £668pp (was £798pp) including return flights from Gatwick to either Chambery or Geneva, and transfers, departing April 15. Bookings: Ski Total.
Plan Peisey family Easter for £599pp plus free kids’ lift passes with Ski Beat
Just 150m from the Vanoise Express, which links La Plagne and Les Arcs in the vast Paradiski area, is the fully catered Chalet Bouquetin which is now £599pp (saving £230pp – it was £829pp). The price includes return Gatwick flights and transfers, and free lift passes for kids. The same holiday from Manchester costs £569pp, was £849pp, saving £280pp. Bookings: Ski Beat.
Verbier in late March from £749pp with Inghams
Head to Verbier for some late season skiing, and save £270pp staying at the four-diamond Xtra Chalet de Verbier departing March 24. The resort has some of the most challenging and exhilarating skiing in the Alps. Seven nights chalet catering is now from £749pp, saving £270pp. Price includes return flights from Manchester to Geneva, and resort transfers. Bookings: Inghams.
Flaine Easter from £389pp with Ski Collection
Stay in the four-star Le Centaure by Les Grandes Platieres cable-car in Flaine. Facilities include a spa with indoor heated swimming-pool, children’s pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, steam room and fitness room. Seven nights self-catering from £389pp (was £419pp) including return Eurotunnel crossings with an upgrade to FlexiPlus. Price based on five sharing a two-bedroom apartment sleeping up to six and arriving on March 31. Bookings: Ski Collection.
St Anton from £929pp with Mark Warner
Stay a week at Chalet Hotel Rosanna in St Anton, which is an adult-only property in a great location just off the pedestrianised main street in the heart of the village. The hotel is a five-minute walk from the ski schools and main lifts and the price is now £929pp half board. Bookings: Mark Warner.