If it seems too early to be able think about next ski season, then how about some mountain biking? Or you could go hiking, road cycling, take part in some watersports, golf, tennis, get fit with Nordic walking, go horse-riding or try a new fun activity. Accommodation costs less than during the ski season and lift passes are a fraction of the winter price.
Take a look at our advice on keeping fit between ski seasons and visit our post about the best resorts for summer skiing for tips on where to go over the coming months.
If now isn’t too soon for you to start thinking about next winter, then we have an increasing number of early booking deals coming in for next winter, too. You might find yourself a real bargain…
Summer in the Alps
Saalbach for £569pp with SNO
Saalbach is one of the leading resorts in the Alps for MTB holidays, with 400km of trails. You can get over 30% off hotel packages this summer – for example on the week beginning June 10 Hotel Saalbacher Hof is down from £843pp to £569pp, including Birmingham flights, resort transfers and seven nights half board. The four-star hotel has a heated outdoor pool, spa and panoramic rooftop garden. Bookings: SNO.
Morzine from £65pp per night with VIP Chalets
The Manoir is brand new to VIP Chalets’ collection of luxury chalets in Morzine. Large groups of up to 15 can now stay in this grand chalet, which has mosaic floors, flagstone halls and towering ceilings, and can take in the wonderful views of Morzine from the hot tub. Priced from £65-75pp per night for a minimum stay of three nights half-board, arriving between June 3 and August 26. Bookings: VIP Chalets.
Zell am See from £543pp with Thomson Lakes
Kids love biking and when you’re tired from all the mountain air, the hotel has a pool, sauna, whirlpool and gym. Stay a week all-inclusive at four-star Hotel Der Waldhof in Zell am See from £543pp (family of three costs £1,629; save 30%) including flights from Gatwick to Salzburg and resort transfers, departing May 27. Direct flights available from most major UK airports at a supplement starting at £20pp. Bookings: Thomson Lakes.
Val d’Isere for £659pp with Alpine Elements
Take a break at Hotel Gelinotte in Val d’Isere on the week starting July 2. The property has a pool, sauna and steam room. On offer is a 100€ bar voucher, kids go half price, there’s a free active pack, 6-day bike hire, and a kids club. The price also includes London flights, resort transfers, seven nights half board. Bookings: Alpine Elements.
Megeve from 80€ per room per night with Stanford Ski
Perfectly located for a peaceful escape in Megeve, Chalet Sylvana is a short walk from the Rochebrune lift. Double/twin rooms are available from €80 per room per night B&B from July 15 until September 2. The town is a bustle in summer, with the shops, bars and restaurants open. Activities include golf, a high rope adventure course at Cote 2000, ice-skating, a climbing wall at the sports centre, fishing at Lac du Javen, hot air balloon rides, parapenting, tennis, and paintball. Bookings: Stanford Ski.
Saas Fee from £949pp with Inghams Lakes and Mountains
Saas Fee is a traffic-free resort which retains the charm of its rural past. The walking possibilities are endless and the free use of many resort lifts and local buses make it easy to explore the area. Stay seven nights half board at the four-and-a-half-star Hotel Schweizerhof Gourmet & Spa from £949pp. The price represents a saving of £180pp and includes return flights from Luton to Geneva and airport transfers. The package is valid for travel departing on June 21. Bookings: Inghams.
Innsbruck hosts the Crankworx World Tour
From June 21-25 the renowned mountain-biking tournament takes to the mountains of Innsbruck. Here, professional riders from across the world converge at the Mutteralm Park competing in multiple events, from Downhill, Enduro, Slopestyle and Dual Slalom to Pump Track Challenges. The number of spectators is expected to reach 10,000, creating a vibrant atmosphere in the heart of the Austrian Tirol. Entry is free for spectators. Bookings:
Arc 1950 for £475pp with Erna Low
Stay seven nights in ski-in ski-out Arc 1950 during February half term, with a saving of 10%. A spacious two-bedroom apartment for four to six people was £3,171 and is now £2,854 – all residences have their own pools and the resort offers a programme of activities for children during the week, as well as having a creche for little ones. The holidays is for accommodation-only on the week beginning February 10. Bookings: Erna Low.
Samoens from £202pp with Peak Retreats
Samoens is a rural valley village with excellent links to the huge Grand Massif ski area. Stay seven nights at Les Fermes de Samoens from £202pp (was £253pp) in three-star apartments. Price based on February 3 arrivals and includes standard Eurotunnel crossings with free FlexiPlus upgrades. Apartment prices based on five people sharing a two-bedroom apartment (sleeps six). Book before September 15 and get 20% off selected weeks. Bookings: Peak Retreats.
Tignes from £774pp with Buy-One-Get-One-Free Lift Pass from Ski Total
Spend a week in the snow-sure resort of Tignes and take advantage of a Buy-One-Get-One-Half-Price lift pass offer. Chalet Colombero is now from £774pp (was £799pp) travelling out on January 21. This comfortable and spacious chalet has spectacular views overlooking the lake. This price includes return flights from Gatwick to Geneva, resort transfers, and seven nights chalet catered accommodation. Buy-One-Get-One-Half-Price lift pass offer is for Adult Full Area 6 Day passes, available on selected dates and must be pre-booked. Bookings: Ski Total.
Val d’Isere family trip from £2,139 with A Buy-One-Get-One-Free Lift Pass Offer from Esprit
Spend the week at Chalet Hotel Ducs De Savoie in Val d’Isere from £2,139 for a family of four. There is also a Buy-One-Get-One-Half-Price lift pass offer available. This price is based on a family of two adults and two children aged two to four years 2-4 years, travelling out on January 21, and includes return flights from Gatwick to Geneva, and resort transfers, free baby listening and seven nights catered accommodation. Esprit Classic Child Care is available from £215 for a week of ski lessons. Buy-One-Get-One-Half-Price lift pass offer is for Adult Full Area 6 Day passes, available on selected dates and must be pre-booked. Bookings: Esprit Ski.
Vaujany chalets from £380pp with Ski Peak
Spend a week in one of the cute chalets in Vaujany. The unspoilt resort shares a lift system with much bigger Alpe d’Huez, directly accessible by a giant cable-car. Chalet Lucette (sleeps 8-11) and neighbouring Rostaing (sleeps 12-17) are both available from £380pp, whilst Saskia (sleeps 10 in each half) is from £440pp. All of them offer excellent half board cuisine; travel is not included. Bookings: Ski Peak.
Morzine from £549pp with Alpine Elements
On the week starting March 25 you can stay seven nights B&B at Hotel les Dents Blanches in Morzine for £549pp. The price includes flights and transfers, and the property has a hot tub. There is also a group offer for groups of six persons or more, saving you £50pp to £125pp. As well as this there are also half price lift passes available. Bookings: Alpine Elements.
Arc 2000 from £286pp with Ski Collection
Arc 2000 is the highest village in Les Arcs, located at the bottom of the Aiguille Rouge glacier. Stay for seven nights at Chalet des Neiges – Arolles from £286pp (was £329pp). The three-star apartments offer doorstep skiing. Price is based on January 27 arrivals and includes standard Eurotunnel crossings with free FlexiPlus upgrades. Apartment prices based on five people sharing a two-bedroom apartment (sleeps six). Book before October 1 and get 15% off selected weeks. Bookings: Ski Collection.
Ski World early bookings
Missed the April 30 deadline to qualify for our Early Booking Offers? No worries…all the operator’s early booking offers have been extended until May 15. Book a 2017/18 chalet holiday now and you can qualify for up to £150pp off, as well as Buy One Get One Free lift passes on selected dates and discounts of up to £100pp when booking a whole chalet for a group of 6-17 people – or group discounts of up to £150pp for 18+ people. Bookings: Ski World.
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