And if you are thinking ahead to next winter, we’re now getting in lots of early booking deals for holidays in the Alps.
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.
Summer in the Alps
Davos summer cycling with SNO
Self-catering holidays are one of the most cost effective ways to experience Switzerland’s iconic mountain roads by bike. Solaria Apartments in Davos have been reduced from £613pp to £467pp, for the week beginning August 30. The package includes Heathrow flights, airport transfers and seven nights in a two-room apartment. Bikes are provided as one of the apartment complex’s services, giving you the wherewithal to attempt the Graubünden parts of the Tour de Suisse – pedalling past mountain villages and under the beautiful bridges of the UNESCO protected Rhaetian Railway. Bookings: SNO.
Val Cenis from £206pp with Peak Retreats
Stay 14 nights at Les Balcons de Village from £206pp (was £248pp). The three-star self-catered apartments are within walking distance of Lanslevillard village centre of Val Cenis. Guests have free access to the pool, sauna and fitness room at the Centre des Glières leisure centre. Price based on September 19 arrivals, including midweek ferry crossings from Dover to Calais. Five people share a two-bedroom apartment sleeping six. Bookings: Peak Retreats.
Ski season deals
La Rosiere apartment for £325.25 with Erna Low
Two adults and two children can stay for seven nights at Le Chalet les Marmottons in La Rosiere for £325.25pp. The luxury residence is located 300m from the village centre and 350m from the slopes. Spa and pool facilities are free for guests to use at the sister residence Le Lodge Hermera. This two-bedroom apartment was £1,418 and is now £1,301 including Eurotunnel Flexiplus crossings. The holiday departs on March 31. Bookings: Erna Low.
Alpe d’Huez from £803pp with VIP Ski
Enjoy a mini luxury ski break and save £100pp. There’s an early bird short break offer at Chalet La Maison in Alpe d’Huez. The chalet sleeps up to eight people in an unbeatable ski-in ski-out location, a snowball’s throw from the resort centre. It has a wet suite with hot tub and sauna, as well as an open fire. A four-night stay is priced from £803pp (down from £903pp, so a saving of £100pp), including catered accommodation, return flights from Gatwick, coach transfers to/from the resort arriving Wednesday January 3. Bookings: VIP Ski.
Les Gets from £801pp with Ski Total
Stay in Les Gets, where Chalet Johmarons is now from £801pp travelling out on January 7. This chalet is located three minutes’ walk to the resort centre and has the use of an outdoor hot tub. The price includes return flights from Gatwick to Geneva, resort transfers, and seven nights chalet catered accommodation. Plus, anyone who books a holiday before August 31 from the new 17/18 Ski Total Main Edition brochure goes into the draw to win one of 20 £50 Ellis Brigham vouchers. Bookings: Ski Total.
Montgenevre from £178pp with Peak Retreats
Stay seven nights at family-friendly Hameau des Airelles from £178pp (was £197pp). The four-star apartments have an outdoor pool and spa facilities. They are located at the foot of the Chalvet slopes, 200m from the cable-car and 500m from Montgenevre centre. Book before September 30 to save 10% on selected weeks. The price is based on January 13 arrivals and includes standard Eurotunnel crossings with free FlexiPlus upgrades. Price is based on five people sharing a two-bedroom apartment sleeping six. Bookings: Peak Retreats.
Meribel from £597pp with Alpine Elements
The newly-renovated Chalet Cret de la Neige is spacious and enjoys beautiful views across the valley. The property sleeps 12 and is located in the smart La Gittaz area of Meribel. It offers half-board accommodation with all of the bedrooms en suite, along with a sauna and hot tub. The property is also close to the Olympique Telecabine. From £597pp with a half price lift pass, and you will save £50pp. Groups of six or more can save up to £125pp. The prices include flights and transfers. Bookings: Alpine Elements.
Val d’Isere for £949pp with SNO
Money-saving early booking offers include a free lift pass with selected luxury chalets. Chalet Klosters in Val d’Isere is available on the week beginning December 13 for £949pp. The price includes Gatwick flights, transfers, seven nights catered chalet accommodation and a chauffeur service. The chalet is in the sunny hamlet of Le Cret and has an outdoor hot tub and cinema area. Bookings: SNO.
La Rosiere from £169pp with Ski Collection
Spend seven nights at Le Refuge in La Rosiere from £169pp (it was £204pp) – the four-star family-friendly apartments have great views and are 250m from the slopes and nearest lifts. Book before September 30 to save 20% on selected weeks. The price based on January 13 arrival, and includes standard Eurotunnel crossings with free FlexiPlus upgrades for one car. The offer is based on seven people sharing a three-bedroom apartment sleeping up to eight. Bookings: Ski Collection.
Nassfeld from £545pp with Crystal Ski
Crystal Ski has added Nassfeld to their winter programme – it’s the largest resort in the southern Austrian region of Carinthia, close to the Italian and Slovenian borders. Scenic and sunny, it has a wide range of intermediate slopes, along with a selection of mountain huts for a delicious lunch. A week’s half board at the three-and-a-half Hotel Franz Ferdinand costs from £545pp including easyJet flights from Gatwick to Klagenfurt departing January 13, with resort transfers. The hotel has private ski stores with boot warmers for each room. Bookings: Crystal Ski.
Flaine from £217pp with Ski France
There’s up to 30% off ski accommodation for Christmas and January. You can choose between a wide selection of apartments and traditional chalets across the French Alps and make the most of the festive period surrounded by snow. For example, stay at the Alpina Lodge in Val d’Isere or Residence Les Terrasses de Veret in Flaine. A week’s stay at the Alpina Lodge from January 13 costs from £232.50pp (£465 in total, it was £665 – so a saving of 30%). A week’s stay at Residence Les Terrasses de Veret from December 23 costs from £217pp (£869 in total, it was £1,242 – so a saving of 30%). Food, flights, and transfers are at extra cost. Bookings: Ski France.
La Rosiere from £493pp with Esprit Ski
Ski in the family friendly resort of La Rosiere where Chalet Braconnier is now from £493pp. This chalet has a sauna, lovely views and a ski to the door location. The price is based on a family of four, (two adults and two children aged two to ten years) from £1,971 travelling on January 14, and includes return flights from Gatwick to Geneva, resort transfers, and seven nights catered accommodation. Esprit Classic Child Care is available from £215 for a week of ski lessons. Bookings: Esprit Ski.
Chamonix from £549pp and other BOGOF lift pass offer with Inghams
There’s a buy-one-get-one-free offer on all adult lift passes for new bookings made by August 31. This offer is available for departures on December 30, January 6, February 24, and March 17 to all resorts in Europe. For example, stay at Chalet Hotel Sapiniere in Chamonix from £549pp departing January 6, including return flights and transfers. Buy a whole area adult six-day lift pass for £250 and receive a second one free. Bookings: Inghams.