This is the page to bookmark if you’re looking to find a good offer for the winter ahead – but if you can’t wait for the season to start then there’s still time to book a last-minute summer holiday in the mountains with road cycling, mountain biking, hiking, golf and loads of other activities – or just relaxing in lovely Alpine surroundings.
Last-Minute Summer Breaks
Kitzbuhel castle accommodation for £699pp with Inghams Lakes
Enjoy a week in the luxurious Hotel Schloss Lebenberg in Kitzbuhel. The former castle has a spa, rooftop pool, sauna, steam room and gym. Stay seven nights half board from £699pp, saving £130pp departing September 10. Price includes return flights from East Midlands to Salzburg and resort transfers. Bookings: Inghams.
Morzine activity holiday for £582pp with Alpine Elements
On the week starting August 28 you can stay at Chalet Timeris in Morzine. The property has five bedrooms and a hot tub, and is a couple of minutes’ bike ride from the main village centre. The price includes flights (London airports), transfers, and half board. There’s a free multi activity pass, free active clubs for kids, bike hire and pro bike experience, plus a free pedestrian lift pass. Bookings: Alpine Elements.
Val Thorens for £37pp with Pierre & Vacances
You can enjoy a last-minute August bank-holiday break in the mountains, staying at the newly-renovated Residence Le Tikal in Val Thorens. Prices are from £37pp (£223 total) for a three-night stay in an apartment that sleeps up to six guests, arriving August 26. Return flights are available from London to Geneva from £120pp with easyJet. Bookings: Pierre & Vacances
Banff from £979pp with Ski Independence
There’s a countdown to August 31, during which time you can book seven nights at the three-star-plus Banff Aspen Lodge in the resort of Banff from £979pp, including a 20% discount and complimentary daily breakfast. There’s also up to 45% off lift passes, children up to 12 years old can ski and rent equipment for free. Bookings: Ski Independence.
Val d’Isere and Tignes short breaks from £499pp with Mark Warner
New to their winter ski programme this year are four- and five-night New Year ski trips. Mark Warner has introduced these short breaks alongside their current nine-night New Year celebrations, to open up shorter holidays for families. Accommodation is in Chalet Hotel Moris and Chalet Hotel Val d’Isere in the heart of Val d’Isere, the Chalet Hotel Aiguille Percee in Tignes le Lac and Chalet Hotel L’Ecrin in Tignes Val Claret. Five-night breaks run from December 30 to January 4, the four-night break is January 4-8. The lead-in price is £699pp for five nights or £499pp for four, both including half board, Gatwick flights and resort transfers. Bookings: Mark Warner.
St Anton short breaks from £300pp with VIP Ski
Those short on time can still squeeze in a ski holiday with an early season short break. For £100pp per night for a minimum stay of three nights, head to St Anton between December 12-19 for a minimum stay of three nights. Price excludes travel to and from the resort so that you can opt for travel times and prices that work for you. Bookings: VIP Ski.
Tignes Christmas for £305pp with Peak Retreats
Book before October 31 to get 15% off Christmas skiing. For example, six nights are now £305pp at Santa Terra in Tignes (save £265). These four-star apartments are in a quiet location with easy access to the resort’s amenities and apres-ski, and 200m from the Sache gondola. There is unlimited complimentary access to the private spa area with its indoor heated swimming-pool, children’s pool area, Jacuzzi, steam room, sauna and fitness room. The holiday is for the week commencing December 24. Prices are based on five people sharing a two-bedroom apartment, including transport. Accommodation-only packages also available. Bookings: Peak Retreats.
Meribel 9 nights for £629pp with Alpine Elements
On the week commencing December 18 stay for 9 nights with an extra 5% off and a second person going for half price. For example, a holiday at Chalet Le Grange (sleeps 12) in Meribel on half board, including flights and transfers, costs £629pp. Bookings: Alpine Elements.
Courchevel New Year for £859pp with Inghams
Courchevel 1950 is the hot spot for New Year and you can stay here for seven nights, chalet catering including a New Year celebration meal at three-diamond Chalet Verdons from £859pp, saving £340pp departing December 30. Price includes return flights from Gatwick to Chambery and resort transfers. Bookings: Inghams.
Arc 2000 apartments from £737 with Lagrange Holidays
Book before September 30 to save 15% on stays between December 12 and 23, January 7 and February 11 at Les Chalet des Neiges – Les Arolles in Arc 2000. This high-standard residence is located at the foot of the slopes, and offers an on-site swimming pool, sauna and bakery service. Prices start from £737 per apartment per week, based on accommodation-only. Bookings: Lagrange Holidays.
Meribel Christmas for £379pp with Ski Collection
Book before November 2 to get 20% off Christmas skiing in Meribel. Stay seven nights for £379pp at Les Crets (was £473pp). These four-star apartments are located in Meribel Mottaret, overlooking the Tuéda Lake, and offer doorstep skiing. Facilities include a children’s play area, lounge area, underground parking and free Wifi in the apartments. The holiday is for seven nights week commencing December 24. Prices are based on five people sharing a two-bedroom apartment, including transport. Accommodation-only packages also available. Bookings: Ski Collection.
Aspen from £1,415pp with Ski Safari
New for next ski season in Aspen, children up to 12 years of age now receive a free lift pass when they take rentals out for the same period. Plus, you can enjoy up to 30% off stays and free room upgrades. Stay at the four-star Sky Hotel to make the most of the area. A 10-night holiday here from March 21 costs from £1,415pp B&B, including flights (London to Aspen) and transfers. Bookings: Ski Safari.
Courmayeur from £2,300pp with Butler & Lloyd
Bespoke family-travel specialists offer hotels in Courmayeur and Val Thorens. For example, Grand Hotel Courmayeur is close to the town centre and features modern bedrooms, a large indoor pool, a gym and a relaxing spa. A private shuttle bus takes you to the lifts each day and children’s clubs are on site. There’s also a chartered private return flight from Farnborough airport to Geneva during half term and Easter, to take the stress out of flying. The Happy Families Programme to Courmayeur (February 11-18 / March 25 to April 1 / April 1-8) is priced from £2,300pp (£9,200 total) for a family of four (two adults and two children), and includes half-board accommodation, return flights and coach transfers. Bookings:
Butler & Lloyd.