It’s fireworks night and to celebrate we’ve brought you a whole Catherine Wheel of ski deals, including those for Christmas and New Year. Just make sure you get one of these cracking deals before anyone else does!
Most of the major operators have ski holiday deals available throughout the winter, and it’s also worth having a look at what the ski specialist travel agencies have on offer.
Don’t forget to reserve your airport parking at least 24 hours before you go – this is especially important during peak holiday periods. If you’re flying from Gatwick, Cophall Parking has some offers just for Welove2ski viewers.
Montgenevre from £126pp with Peak Retreats
Located at the foot of the Chalvet slopes, four-star Hameau des Airelles is 200m from the Chalvet cable-car and 500m from the resort centre. Facilities include an Ô Pure Spa. Seven nights self-catering is from £126pp (was £141pp) including return Eurotunnel crossings with a free upgrade to FlexiPlus. Book before November 20 to save up to 15% on the accommodation price for selected weeks. Price based on December 16 arrivals, with five people sharing a two-bedroom apartment (sleeps six). Bookings: Peak Retreats.
Obergurgl from £948pp with SNO
Save over £200 and ski some of the first tracks of the season from four-star Hotel Alpina in Obergurgl. Reduced from £1,177pp to £948pp, a week’s stay includes Gatwick flights, transfers and seven nights half board, departing on December 9. The hotel has an indoor swimming-pool and the Alpina Mar Spa. Bookings: SNO.
La Tania from £205 with Erna Low
There’s a 30% saving on seven nights for a family of four, including Eurotunnel Flexiplus return tickets staying at Le Christiana in La Tania. This two-bedroom apartment sleeps six to seven people and costs £821 (was £1,078). You can ski from the door to Les Folyeres piste, which is 50m from the property. The holiday commences December 16. Bookings: Erna Low.
Les Arcs short break from £499pp with Ski Total
Take a short break to kick-start your skiing this season. Spend four nights in Les Arcs departing December 15 where Chalet L’Ours Andin is available from £499pp. This price includes return flights from Gatwick to Geneva, resort transfers, free use of an indoor pool and chalet catered accommodation. Bookings: Ski Total.
La Plagne mid-December from £182pp with Ski Collection
Ideally located in the centre of Plagne Soleil, at an altitude of 2050m, three-star-superior Sun Valley offers wonderful views of the Tarentaise Valley. Seven nights self-catering from £182pp (saving up to £35pp, it was £217pp) including return Eurotunnel crossings with a free upgrade to FlexiPlus. Price based on December 16 arrivals, with five people sharing a two-bedroom apartment (sleeps six). Bookings: Ski Collection.
A White Christmas
Val d’Isere all-inclusive for £765pp with Alpine Elements
Spend seven nights at Chalet Fjord in Val d’Isere on the week commencing December 20. The cost is £765pp, which includes a local area lift pass and ski/board hire, chalet half board, flights and transfers. Bookings: Alpine Elements.
La Thuile from £230pp with Crystal Ski
La Thuile enjoys excellent conditions and amazing views of the Matterhorn, Monte Rosa and Mont Blanc, and long, wide runs. A week’s stay at the self-catering three-star Planibel Apartments are now from £230pp (save £350pp, based on four sharing) including flights from Gatwick to Turin and resort transfers. The price is for departure on December 24. Direct flights are available from all major UK airports. Book by November 6 to take advantage of the offer Bookings: Crystal Ski.
Kitzbuhel from £559pp Wth Inghams
Save £375pp in the resort of Kitzbuhel, which hosts its annual Advent Market until December 26. Market stalls draped in colourful lights sell crafts, glühwein and tasty Christmas treats! Chalet Linda sleeps 28–37 and is conveniently located six minutes’ walk from the Hahnenkamm gondola and ski school meeting point. Seven nights on a catered basis is now from £559pp, departing December 23, including return flights from Gatwick to Innsbruck and resort transfers. Bookings: Inghams.
New Year Celebrations
Champoluc for £699pp with Snowfinders
Celebrate New Year at catered Chalet Hotel Breithorn in Champoluc on the week starting December 30. The holiday now costs £699pp (it was £1,119pp, so that’s a saving of £420pp) including flights from Manchester, Gatwick or Edinburgh, and resort transfers. Bookings: Snowfinders.
Morzine from £1,800pp with VIP Ski
Save £199pp on a New Year’s stay at Club Alaska in Morzine. On six nights of the week guests mingle and dine together, enjoying a choice of dishes delivered by the chef and a team of hosts. Club Alaska has a friendly club-hotel atmosphere, but with the exclusive feel of a private chalet. It takes room-by-room bookings, with a maximum capacity of 16 people. A seven-night stay departing December 27 costs from £1,800pp (was £1,999pp, saving £199pp). Includes chalet catering, return flights and transfers. Bookings: VIP Ski.
Courchevel from £535pp with Esprit Ski
The piste-side Chalet Hotel Crystal 2000 in Courchevel 1850 has availability from £535pp for a week. Its facilities include an Adventure Soft Play Zone. The price is based on a family of four (two adults and two children aged two to ten years) from £2,139 (was £2,759, which is a saving of £620 per family) altogether, travelling out on January 14. Included are return flights from Stansted to Chambery, resort transfers, free baby listening, use of a sauna, and catered accommodation. Esprit Classic Child Care is available from £239 for a week of ski lessons. Bookings: Esprit Ski.
Les Menuires family break for £2,699 with Ski Famille
Book a luxury family ski holiday to the brand new Chalet Aigle, which sleeps 17 and is in a prime position overlooking the slopes of Les Bruyeres in the 3 Valleys. This chalet is ski-in-ski-out and is the perfect location for a family ski holiday. It now costs £2,699 for seven nights half board for a family of four for a week starting January 13. The price includes Gatwick flights and transfers. Regional flights can be arranged at a supplement. Bookings: Ski Famille.
Other Times of the Year
La Plagne for £399pp with Ski Beat
Chalet Laponia in Plagne 1800 sleeps up to nine people in four bedrooms. It was £529pp for a week, but is now £399pp half board, including Gatwick flights departing April 14 – making a saving of £130pp. There’s a minibus to take you to the slopes. Bookings: Ski Beat.
Tirol resorts by rail from £215pp
Skiers can now head to the Austrian Tirol with an overnight train journey, thanks to new sleeper trains from Austrian rail operator, OBB. The journey begins with a Eurostar to Brussels, followed by an ICE or Thalys train to Cologne, and then a NightJet sleeper train to the Tirol, where you will be close to an array of great ski resorts. Return rail fares for adults start from £215pp. Information: Snowcarbon.