The 2015-16 ski season has already ended in some of the lower villages – but maybe you still have time to fit in one final trip to a high-altitude resort? A late April ski holiday is for people who don’t mind getting up bright and early to catch the best snow, and for those who like sitting in the sun at lunchtime. Just make sure you slap on plenty of high-factor sunscreen!
Offers for summer in the Alps are coming in now, and we will be continuing our Deals page throughout the summer – including summer hiking, biking and watersports in the Alps. Whenever new offers come in for next season we will publish them on this page as well.
Don’t forget to reserve your airport parking at least 24 hours before you leave. If you’re flying from Gatwick, Cophall Parking has some offers just for Welove2ski viewers.
Due to readers’ requests, we now also have our ski holiday prices in euros (with the exchange rate correct at the time of writing), although you should contact tour operators direct for a quote that doesn’t include travel from the UK.
Plagne 1800 family trip for £1,799 with Ski Famille
Ski in the family-friendly resort of La Plagne and stay in Select Chalet Nicole on April 9 for £1,799 (2,229€) for a family of four including Eurotunnel crossings. Price includes chalet board accommodation as well as access to in-chalet childcare. Bookings: Ski Famille.
Val d’Isere from £899pp with VIP Ski
Bellevarde Lodge Muscat is a stone-and-timber chalet on the edge of the Santons piste in Val d’Isere. Built using genuine old timbers from a dismantled farmhouse, it has charm and character. The vaulted sitting room has an open fireplace, floor to ceiling windows from which to enjoy the view. Priced from £899pp (1,114€) – down from £1,119pp (1,386€) so a saving of £220pp (273€) – for seven nights catered accommodation beginning April 17, including return flights from Gatwick and coach transfers. Bookings: VIP Ski.
La Plagne short break for £410pp with Skiweekends
On the week starting Monday April 11 you can stay for three nights – with three days’ skiing – at the three-star Chalet Belle Neige in La Plagne. The holiday is chalet half board with return flights and resort transfers included. The price is now £410pp (508€) – it was £560pp (694€). Bookings: Skiweekends.
Courchevel apartment from £763 with Pierre & Vacances
In the heart of Courchevel 1850, close to La Croisette area and the shopping gallery in the rue du Commerce, the Chalets du Forum put the resort’s entertainment and services within easy reach. The four-star residence contains spacious and comfortable apartments, and it is located 100m from the slopes. Priced from £763 (945€) – down from £1,311 (1,624€) so that’s a saving of 41% – for a week’s stay in a one-bedroom apartment that sleeps up to four people arriving April 16. Bookings: Pierre & Vacances.
Vaujany apartment from £159 with Madame Vacances
Located in the Alpe d’Huez ski area, Madame Vacances’ apartments in Residence Valmonts, Vaujany are a great place to stay for families who want an end-of-season ski holiday. The apartments all have balconies. Priced from £159 (197€) per apartment – down from £269 (333€) so that’s a saving of 40% – for a seven-night stay in a two-bedroom apartment that sleeps up to four people, arriving on April 16. Price also includes a free session in the sauna or steam room. Parking is available in the resort. Bookings: Madame Vacances.
Summer in The Alps
Champoluc walking for £539pp with Inghams
Enjoy exceptional walking in one of the Monte Rosa’s most beautiful resorts. Champoluc has lovely scenery, lakes, mountains, and glacier-topped peaks. Stay seven nights chalet catering at the four-diamond Chalet Hotel Breithorn from £539pp (668€), saving £100pp (124€) departing on June 22. The price includes return flights from Gatwick to Milan, and resort transfers. Bookings: Inghams.
Les Arcs spa week for £302pp with Erna Low
Spend a week in Arc 1950 for £302pp (based on a family of four), including Gatwick-Geneva flights and car hire. Le Village is made up of eight Savoie-style buildings each with its own unique décor. The intimate pedestrian village faces Mont Blanc and each residence is a minutes’ walk from all the resort’s facilities. There’s free use of the spa with its steam rooms, saunas, Jacuzzis and outdoor swimming-pools (one is an indoor/outdoor pool). For some extra luxury you can relax in the Deep Nature Spa, which is designed like a big cosy cave with a bubble pool, relaxation room, sensory showers, sauna, steam and various treatment rooms. Bookings: Erna Low.
La Plagne tree-climbing week from £62pp
A three-hour tree climbing session in La Plagne costs from £20 (25€) per adult and £17 (21€) per child (groups of up to eight people, minimum age of seven years) including harness, ropes and an expert guide. Add on a night’s stay in a hammock from £28pp (35€) – the minimum age is 10 years. Tree-climbing sessions and stays in the hammocks are only available from 2-4 August. Food not included, but Le Canada restaurant is nearby. For more information, visit L’Ecorce Sensible. A one-week stay in an apartment in Champagny-en-Vanoise costs from £62pp (€79pp) based on four people sharing. Return London-Geneva flights cost from £102pp with easyJet.
Morzine cycling from £450pp with VIP Chalets
July 23 this year will see Morzine become the final location of the second last stage of the 3,519km race. The route then finishes in Paris after a flight to the capital. Not only will the Tour be passing through Morzine but, two weeks before this stage, you can join the 15,000 cyclists on the Etape du Tour. This is a chance to ride the same route as the pro riders of the Tour de France on closed roads. There are minimum three-night stays during the key stages of the competition, with prices from £450pp (557€) between July 8 and 10 and prices from £600pp (743€) between July 21 and 23. Bookings: VIP Chalets.