Starting to think about your ski holiday for next season? Winter offers are coming in now, so keep an eye on this page if you’re looking to grab a good ski deal. This week’s deals include buy-on-get-one-free lift passes, free equipment hire, and eight nights’ accommodation for the price of seven. But if you can’t wait for the season to start then why not book a last-minute summer holiday in the Alps for some hiking and cycling?
One for this Summer
Selva last-minute trip from £499pp with Inghams Lakes & Mountains
Selva Gardena in the Dolomites is a charming resort with a great range of outdoor activities, walking trails and excellent local cuisine. A seven-night stay on a bed and breakfast basis at four-star Hotel Aaritz is now on offer from £499pp, which is a saving of £260pp, and includes return flights from Birmingham to Verona and airport transfers. The package is valid for travel departing on August 29. Bookings: Inghams.
Whistler with direct flights for £1,694pp with Erna Low
There are some great deals in Whistler, ending on August 31. Pick of the offers is 40% off the luxurious, all-suite Westin Resort & Spa, which is in an excellent location in the village centre and at the foot of both Whistler and Blackcomb mountains. Seven nights from Monday January 21 is now £1,694pp in a Deluxe Studio Suite. The price includes direct flights from Heathrow with Air Canada, shared shuttle transfers and seven nights’ lodging on a room-only basis. Bookings: Erna Low.
La Plagne from £705pp and free equipment hire with SNO
Get free kit hire and 50% off your ski pass when you book Chalet Des Cimes in La Plagne on the week starting March 23. From £705pp, a seven-night stay includes Gatwick flights, transfers and chalet catering. The eight-person chalet is on Belle Plagne’s blue Roche De Mio piste and has access to a shared hot tub and sauna. Bookings: SNO.
Flaine in January from £103pp with Ski France
The purpose-built resort of Flaine, which is part of the expansive Grand Massif, is ideal for intermediate skiers and snowboarders. Stay at Résidence Les Terrasses de Veret, which is located in the centre of town, next to the Grands Vans chair-lift and the ESF ski school. The apartments have an indoor heated swimming-pool, outdoor hot tub and a communal living room. A week’s stay from January 5 costs from £103pp (£410 in total – it was £604 total, so that’s a saving of 32%) for a one-bedroom apartment sleeping four people. This offer is for accommodation-only, with travel at extra cost. Bookings: Ski France.
La Rosiere for eight nights for the price of seven at Christmas with Peak Retreats
Stay in family-orientated La Rosiere this Christmas, a family-orientated ski resort on the Italian border with lots of exciting new developments for this season. Cimes Blanches offers four-star, a spacious lounge with an open fireplace and an on-site O des Cîmes Spa Centre; all located close to the slopes, the main ski lift and ESF ski school meeting point. Eight nights are from £425pp (it was £467pp for seven nights) including return Eurotunnel crossings with a free upgrade to FlexiPlus. The price is based on five people sharing a two-bedroom apartment (sleeps up to six) arriving December 21. Bookings: Peak Retreats.
Champoluc chalet hotel from £799pp with Inghams
Champoluc is a traditional village located in the vast Monterosa ski area, and you can stay here for seven nights at the four-star Chalet Hotel de Champoluc on a catered basis (a full skiers’ buffet breakfast, afternoon tea and dinner with a choice of complimentary wines, and tea/coffee) from £799pp, saving £130pp, departing January 26. Price includes return flights from Gatwick to Turin and resort transfers. Regional flights available for an additional charge. Bookings: Inghams.
Morzine for £1,169pp and buy-one-get-one-free lift passes with VIP SKI
Colibri Uno and its neighbour Colibri Penthouse are part of a luxury chalet, which is on Morzine’s high street. Set close to the ski lifts, both apartments are well located and have four bedrooms each at the quiet rear of the building, each with a flat-screen TV and an en-suite bathroom. The wraparound balcony is complete with a hot tub. Colibri Uno sleeps up to 12 people and is priced at £1,169pp (down from £1,269pp saving £100pp) for a seven-night stay, with chalet-board accommodation, return flights from Gatwick, coach transfers, arriving January 13. Book by October 31 to save £100pp and to receive buy-one-get-one-free lift passes. A six-day adult Portes du Soleil lift pass costs £249pp. Bookings: VIP SKI.
New self-drive packages to France from £144pp
If you dislike flying and find it expensive, then you should try driving from UK to your preferred resort in France. Packages include accommodation for seven nights as well as tickets for the ferry from Dover to Calais. You can then get there at your leisure with an approximate eight to ten hour drive to the resort. Bookings: Skiworld.
Luxury Christmas in the French Pyrenees for €949pp
Stay seven nights in this beautiful chalet in the French Pyrenees, half board with a traditional Christmas meal with all the trimmings. Ski a choice of four resorts – Peyragudes, Val Louron, St Lary or Piau Engaly. Also included are six mornings of private tuition on- or off-piste ski or snowboard, plus one free entry to Balnea spa. Save €200, price reduced from €1,149 to €949pp and total exclusivity of the Chalet (12 maximum) now reduced from €11,000 to €9,000 (€750pp). Bookings: Ancient Post Avajan.