Welove2ski has just spent three days in Verbier where conditions were nothing short of superb. This proved to be a real bonus for the 200 competitors of the City Ski Championships, which has moved to the resort for the first time.
And more snow is due to fall throughout the Alps – meaning that now is a great time to book a spring ski trip.
Don’t forget to reserve your airport parking at least 24 hours before you go – especially important during peak holiday periods. 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.
La Plagne from £349pp with Ski Amis
There’s a choice of holidays to La Plagne including a week starting February 13 in Chalet Anniek from £599pp (778€), from February 20 from £349pp (454€), or a week from February 27 from £349pp. All are half board. Bookings: Ski Amis.
Les Gets family holiday for £2,599 with Ski Famille
Stay in chalets Bogart or Bacall in Les Gets on February 27 for £2,599 (3,378€) for a family of four, including flights and transfers. Price includes half board, as well as access to in-chalet childcare. Bookings: Ski Famille.
Val d’Isere from £599pp for Revise & Ski with Ski Total
Don’t miss out on an Easter ski holiday just because your children are about to sit their exams. Book into any of the tour operator’s chalets of chalet-hotels in Val d’Isere this Easter, and sign your pre-exam children into a unique scheme in partnership with Tutor House tuition agency.
The revision sessions, aimed at GCSE, AS and A2 students as well as for Common Entrance, are run by experienced tutors, and cover exam techniques and revision topics for a wide range of subjects. Students work in formal lessons for 22½ hours per week, allowing plenty of time for relaxation, and fun on the slopes during the day. Given the choice of staying at home for intense revision, or balancing revision with skiing, this provides teenagers with a perfect balance. Chalet Hotel Champs Avalins, is available on all three Revise & Ski weeks at £599pp (778€) on March 20, £799pp (1,0382) on March 27 and £699pp (908€) on April 3. Prices include return flights from Southampton to Geneva, resort transfers, and seven nights catered accommodation. The revision sessions are booked directly with Tutor House and cost £500 per child for 5 x 4½ hour sessions. Bookings: Ski Total.
Vars apartment from £1,213 with Pierre & Vacances
The L’Albane residence is located 200 metres from the centre of Vars (with skiing linked to Risoul), a family-friendly resort in the Hautes Alpes. The residence features wooden architecture and offers functional, comfortable apartments with magnificent views of the forest and slopes. Its location at the foot of the slopes allows you to put your skis on as soon as you’re outside the door.
A heated outdoor pool is available for relaxing after a day on the slopes. The resort’s children’s clubs are located 50m metres away, making this a prime location for family holidays. From £1,213 (1,576€) – down from £1,543 (2,005€) so there’s a saving of 21% – for a one-bedroom apartment sleeping up to five people arriving February 13. Bookings: Pierre & Vacances.
Meribel from £1,600pp with VIP Ski
Situated in the trees on the exclusive Dou du Pont estate in Meribel, Indiana Lodge overlooks the centre of the village. After a long day of skiing, you can soak in the outdoor hot tub and relax in the chalet’s sauna. Priced from £1,600 (2,079€) – down from £2,879 (3,742€) so it’s a saving of £1,279 (1,662€) – for a week’s stay arriving February 14. Price includes catered accommodation, return flights from Gatwick, coach transfers. Bookings: VIP Ski.
Les Coches from £169pp with Peak Retreats
Stay seven nights in La Marelle from £169pp (220€) – it was £241pp (313€) – on the week starting March 5. The residence is in a good position with easy access to the slopes in Les Coches. All prices are based on five people sharing a one-bedroom self-catered apartment, including Eurotunnel crossings. Accommodation-only packages also available. Ski packs, insurance and transfers are also bookable. Bookings: Peak Retreats.
La Rosiere family trip for £1,885 with Esprit Ski
Ski in the family friendly resort of La Rosiere after the half term rush is over and save £410 per family. Chalet Braconnier is now £1,885 (2,450€) – it was £2,295 (2,983€) – per family. The chalet has a sauna and a ski to the door location. The price is based on two adults and two children under 12 years, travelling out on February 28, and includes return flights from Stansted to Chambery, resort transfers, free wifi and seven nights catered accommodation. Esprit Classic Child Care is available from £215 (279€) for a week. Bookings: Esprit Ski.
Peyragudes from £99pp with Pyrenees Collection
Stay seven nights in Les Jardins de Balnéa at Peyragudes from £99pp (129€) – it was £110pp (143€) – starting March 5. The modern residence is located in the beautiful Louron Valley and is located near the Balnea thermal spa and between Peyragudes and Val Louron ski areas, each just a short drive away. All prices based on five people sharing a self-catered apartment, including Eurotunnel crossings. Accommodation-only packages also available. Ski packs, insurance and transfers also bookable. Bookings: Pyrenees Collection.
Meribel for £989pp with Snowfinders
Stay at Chalet Alysson in Meribel for £989pp (1,285€). The child price is £839 (1,090€) – it was £1,549pp (2,013€). Departure date is February 13 and the accommodation is chalet half board in the seven-bedroom property. The well-located chalet also has a sauna. Flights and transfers can be arranged at extra cost. Bookings: Snowfinders.
Panorama from £1,209pp with Ski Safari
Panorama in British Columbia has gorgeous views, an excellent snowfall record, and ski-in ski-out convenience. The skiing is particularly good for intermediates, and it is a good place to try heli-skiing for the first time. Departing on February 29, for a 10-night holiday to the four-star Upper Village Condos staying in a studio, with prices starting from £1,209pp (1,571€). Price includes a discount of up to 25% and is based on four people sharing, including flights and transfers. Book by February 15 to take advantage of the offer. Ski packs, insurance and transfers also bookable. Bookings: Ski Safari.
Courchevel from £885pp with Mark Warner
Stay from April 3 for seven nights at Chalet Hotel Dahu and it will cost you from £885 (1,150€) per adult and £771 (1,002€) per child. This includes flights, resort transfers, half board accommodation, and lift pass collection service. Bookings: Mark Warner.
Les Saisies from £237pp with Peak Retreats
Stay seven nights from £237pp (203€) on the week starting March 26 in the undiscovered resort of Les Saisies. There’s a new leisure centre with pool here, too. All prices based on seven nights, with five people sharing a self-catered apartment, including Eurotunnel crossings. Accommodation-only packages also available. Bookings: Peak Retreats.
February 7, 2016hertsman
Looking at the Peak Ski offer for 5 people in a one-bedroomed apartment, I was taken aback with the packing-in that would be required. When I looked at their web-site however, I was pleasantly surprised to see that the available area (m2) is given and that is quite rare and Peak Ski should be applauded for that.