Christmas Day and New Years Day both fall on a Monday this year, making travelling out to the Alps over the festive period a lot better than it was last year, when Saturday changeover day fell on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. So go ahead…what’s to stop you booking a traditional White Christmas in the Alps? Or how about a quick break in early December, or perhaps you’d like to plan your spring ski trip now?
Don’t forget to reserve your airport parking at least 24 hours before you go – this is especially important during peak holiday periods whether in the summer or winter. If you’re flying from Gatwick, Cophall Parking has some offers just for Welove2ski viewers.
La Plagne for £1,999 for a family of four with Ski Famille
Spend a week at Chalet Delphine, which sleeps 22 and has a prime position overlooking the slopes of Plagne 1800. This chalet is ski-in-ski-out and is the perfect location for a family ski holiday. It now costs £1,999 for seven nights half board for a family of four for a week starting January 6. The price includes Gatwick flights and transfers. Regional flights can be arranged at a supplement. Bookings: Ski Famille.
Obertauern Christmas from £689pp with Crystal Ski
Obertauern is Austria’s only purpose-built resort, where you can ski to and from the door of most of its modern, chalet-style hotels – and then head out to sample the lively apres-ski in the resort centre. A week’s half board at the four-star Hotel Schutz is now from £689pp including flights from Gatwick to Salzburg and resort transfers (price given is for departure on December 23). Book by October 2 and get one lift pass half price (if you buy one adult price) – saving £81. Direct flights available from all major UK airports. Bookings: Crystal Ski.
Le Grand Bornand from £604pp with Peak Retreats
Stay seven nights at Village de Lessy in Le Grand Bornand from £481pp (it was £534pp), where the four-star self-catered apartments are close to both the slopes and the shops. Book before October 31 to save 10% on selected weeks including New Year. Prices based on five people sharing a two-bedroom apartment (sleeps six) arriving on December 30, and include standard Eurotunnel crossings with free FlexiPlus upgrades. Bookings: Peak Retreats.
Les Deux Alpes early trip from £327pp with Ski France
A week at Hotel Le Mottaret in Meribel during the Christmas holidays costs from £242pp half board (the price is for the week commencing December 16) – that’s £966 in total, with a Kids Go Free deal. On the same week, two adults and two children (age 17 and under) can stay half board at Hotel Ibiza in Les Deux Alpes from £327pp – £1,306 in total with the Kids Go Free deal. Both of these holidays are for two adults and two children age 17 years and under, with flights and transfers at extra cost. Babysitting is available on request. The Kids Go Free offer is also available with Ski France’s All-Inclusive deal, allowing families to enjoy unlimited snacks and drinks throughout the day. Bookings: Ski France.
La Rosiere spring skiing from £733pp with Esprit Ski
Visit the friendly resort of La Rosiere, where Chalet Belina is now from £733pp. This comfortable chalet is in a ski to the doorstep location and has spectacular views. The price is based on a family of four, (two adults and two children aged two to ten years) from £2,931 travelling out on March 11, and includes return flights from Stansted to Chambery, resort transfers, and seven nights catered accommodation. Esprit Classic Child Care is available from £239 for a week of ski lessons. Bookings: Esprit Ski.
Early skiing in France with Ski Amis
On the week starting December 16 you can stay at the tour operator’s chalets in La Plagne, Les Arcs, Les Menuires and La Tania from £299pp, fully catered – plus discounted ski passes. Further offers are available throughout December. Bookings: Ski Amis.
Ischgl early skiing from £699pp with Inghams
Ischgl opens early this winter – and you can ski there this December from £699pp. With a state-of-the-art lift system and great apres-ski, the resort is also known for its snow-sure intermediate ski area. The transfer is just 90 minutes from Innsbruck airport. Stay seven nights B&B at three-star Hotel Val Sinestra with a saving of £100pp. The price includes return flights from Manchester to Innsbruck and airport transfers. The package is valid for travel departing on December 16. Bookings: Inghams.
Reberty-les-Menuires early trip for £385pp with Powder N Shine
On the week commencing December 9 you can now stay in Chalets Neve, Sapin de Reberty, or Le Chamois – all in Reberty 2000 – at 30% off the usual price. The properties are all on the piste and the price is now £385pp for seven nights chalet board accommodation, instead of £550pp. Bookings: Powder N Shine.
Meribel Christmas for £669pp with SNO
Save over £300 off the brochure price in Meribel this Christmas. On the week beginning December 19, Chalet Les Arols Bleus is down from £1,013pp to £669pp, including Gatwick flights, resort transfers and seven nights chalet catering. The chalet sleeps 10 people and has a convenient free mini-bus. Bookings: SNO.
Val d’Isere for £578 with Erna Low
Stay seven nights at Chalet Skadi in Val d’Isere for £578pp. The spacious apartment has a fireplace, sleeps four, and includes Eurotunnel Flexiplus return travel. The property houses a spa with an indoor swimming-pool, hammam, and sauna as well as treatments by Cinq Mondes. The price for the whole apartment is reduced from £2,539 to £2,309. Bookings: Erna Low.
Courchevel in April from £1,129pp with VIP Ski
The brand-new Darkoum chalet contains three apartments of varying size: Darkoum Makan, Lama and Kalo. These apartments can be found just across the road from the Bellecote piste that winds into Courchevel 1850 centre, making them virtually ski-in, ski-out. The largest of the apartments, Darkoum Kalo has five bedrooms over two levels, sleeping up to 10 people. A seven-night stay is priced from £1,129pp, including chalet board accommodation, return flights from Gatwick, coach transfers to/from the resort on a holiday commencing April 15. Bookings: VIP Ski.
Solden spring trip from £958pp with Ski Total
Solden in the Austrian Tirol has guaranteed snow at impressive heights. This April you can stay in the traditional Chalet Hotel Hermann from £958pp, travelling out on April 8. Set 100m from the nearest red run, the property has lovely views of the village and is home to a wellness centre. This price includes return flights from Manchester to Innsbruck, resort transfers, free ski hosting and seven nights catered accommodation. Bookings: Ski Total.
Plan Peissey Christmas and New Year with Ski Beat
A week’s stay in Chalet Fleur de Neige in Plan Piesey over either Christmas or New Year has been reduced by £90pp for arrival on December 23 (was £999pp, now £909pp), and by £117pp for arrival on December 30 (was £1,299pp, now £1,182pp). Plan Peisey is in the Paradiski area, which is shared with La Plagne and Les Arcs. The price is for chalet half board and includes return Gatwick flights and transfers. Bookings: Ski Beat.
La Rosiere from £604pp with Ski Collection
Stay for seven nights at Le Lodge Hemera in La Rosiere from £604pp (it was £671pp). The four-star family-friendly self-catered apartments are in the resort centre with views across the Espace San Bernardo ski area. They are located 150m from the ski slopes, 50m from the ski hire shop and 100m from the ski school and lift pass kiosk. Book before October 31 to save 10% selected weeks including New Year. Prices based on five people sharing a two-bedroom apartment (sleeps six) arriving on December 30, and include standard Eurotunnel crossings with free FlexiPlus upgrades. Bookings: Ski Collection.