Ski Deals Feb 6, 2015 | Welove2ski
Ski Deals

From Half Term to Easter: The Can’t-Miss Ski Deals

Ski Deals Feb 6, 2015 | Welove2ski
Skiing in St Martin de Bellveille. Photo: © The Alpine Club.

Yes, there is still some availability for half term! So if you fancy a break with your family, look no further than our deals below. Similarly, there’s plenty of space at Easter, so if you like the idea of sitting outside in the sun at lunchtime this is the time of year to choose. Alternatively go for one of the low season weeks when things will be a little quieter.

For more offers, check out the websites of operators such as Crystal Ski, Inghams, Mark Warner, Neilson, and Ski World. Consult specialist travel agencies, too – such as Sno, Snowfinders, Momentum Ski and Snow-Wise.

St Martin de Belleville for £895pp with The Alpine Club
Spend a week chalet board in St Martin de Belleville, where there’s a special offer for February 8. You can save £400pp on a luxury holiday in Chalet Abode. It’s now £895pp (brochure price £1,295pp) with fine dining chefs and alpine chic decor. Chalet Abode sleeps eight to ten people and can be booked by the room during adult-only shared holiday weeks. Price includes catered chalet accommodation, but excludes all travel. More information from The Alpine Club.

Half Term Availability

Soldeu apartment from £856 with Pierre & Vacances
There’s up to 20% off last minute-holidays, with Residence Andorra Bordes d’Envalira in the small hamlet of Bordes d’Envalira offering studios to apartments for eight people. The village is a five-minute car journey from Soldeu and the entrance into the Grandvalira ski area. Prices start at £856 (saving 20% on £1,070) based on a two-bedroom apartment sleeping five people arriving February 14 and staying for seven nights. Flights from Gatwick to Barcelona are currently £191 with Norwegian Airlines. Further details from Pierre & Vacances.

Ischgl half term for £1,249pp with Ski Total
There’s still availability in several Austrian chalets for a week’s skiing this half term. For example, charming Chalet Zita set in lively Ischgl is now £1,249pp (was £1,329pp) travelling out on February 15. The traditional chalet is right in the centre of the resort and three minutes’ walk from the nearest piste. This price includes return flights from Gatwick to Innsbruck, resort transfers, free wifi, and seven nights chalet catered accommodation. More details from Ski Total.

Meribel from £1,999pp with VIP Ski
Indiana Lodge, situated in the trees in Meribel‘s exclusive Dou du Pont enclave, sleeps ten and overlooks the centre of the village. The Lodge has a wrap-around terrace and each of the bedrooms and bathrooms has been individually themed. Seven nights costs £1,999pp (saving £350pp, down from £2,349pp), with children aged two to 12 years receiving a discount of £75, departing February 15. Included are return flights from Gatwick, coach transfers, and catered chalet board. For more information visit VIP Ski.

Spring Treats

Les Menuires from £349pp with Ski Amis
Chalets de Bettaix in Les Menuires are close to the piste and lift, with a hot-tub and sauna, costing from £249pp per week half board on selected dates in February and March (not school holidays). Chalet Anniek in La Plagne also has a sauna and hot-tub, as well as an upgraded premium service – with prices from £349pp per week half board during February and March. More details from Ski Amis.

Banff from £739pp with Ski Safari
Springtime in Banff is one of the best times to ski the area, with some of the best snowfall and avoiding the cold snaps that can put some skiers off the area. A seven night holiday staying in the three-star Mount Royal Hotel starts from £739pp room only, including direct flights and resort transfers in March. Visit Ski Safari for details.

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Banff Avenue. Photo: © Paul Zizka/Banff Lake Louise Tourism

Morzine from £499pp with Snowfinders
Spend a week at Chalet Flo in Morzine, departing March 21 and staying on a half board basis. The price is now £499pp (was £699pp) including Gatwick flights and resort transfers. Further details from Snowfinders.

La Plagne from £1,699 per family with Ski Famille
Great savings are now available in La Plagne, Les Gets and Reberty-les-Menuires in February and March. Prices are from £1,699 for a family of four in La Plagne, departing February 21, including Gatwick-Geneva flights and resort transfers. In-chalet childcare is also available six days a week. Visit Ski Famille for details.

Val d’Isere from £3564pp with Erna Low
Stay seven nights at Les Chalets du Jardin Alpin in Val d’Isere on a self-catered basis, including return flights from London to Geneva, with baggage, and shared transfers from the airport to resort from £364pp (based on six people sharing). The residence has doorstep skiing and the holiday departs February 28. More information from Erna Low.

Soll from £499pp with Inghams
The popular resort of Soll is ideal for beginners and intermediates, giving access to the large SkiWelt area. Throughout March, Inghams is offering free ski guiding to all guests. Stay seven nights half-board in the two-star Hotel Alpina from £499pp, saving £210pp, and departing March 14. Price includes return flights from Edinburgh to Innsbruck and resort transfers. For more information visit Inghams.

Val Cenis from £135pp with Peak Retreats
The three-star Les Alpages de Val Cenis is at the foot of the slopes at the end of the village of Val Cenis, 50m from the chair-lift. Facilities include an outdoor heated pool and spa. Book by February 15 to get 35% off a two-bedroom apartment sleeping four to six people on the week commencing March 28. Stay seven nights including Eurotunnel crossings from £135pp (was £186pp) based on five people sharing. More details from Peak Retreats.

Ski Deals Feb 6, 2015 | Welove2ski
Photo: © OT Grand Tourmalet.

Sainte Foy from £159pp with Ski Collection
Four-star residence Le Ruitor is 400m from the lifts and it is possible to ski back to the door. There is also a free shuttle-bus to take you to the ski lifts of Sainte Foy – ideal for tired children! Book now to save 20@ on a two-bedroom apartment sleeping six people starting March 28. Stay for seven nights, including Eurotunnel crossings from £159pp (was £189pp) based on five people sharing. More information from Ski Collection.

Alpe d’Huez for £499pp with Esprit Ski
Stay at Chalet Hotel Mariandre in Alpe d’Huez where a week now costs £499pp (was £602pp). The chalet-hotel is well located with a traditional interior, and the price is based on a family of four (two adults and two children under 12) at £1,996 (was £2,408) travelling out on March 1, and includes return flights from Stansted to Chambery, resort transfers, free wifi, free babysitting and seven nights catered accommodation. Esprit Classic Child Care is available from £215 for a week of exclusive ski lessons. Further details from Esprit Ski.

Bareges for £123pp with Pyrenees Collection
Offering easy access to the Pic du Midi Observatory and doorstep skiing to the Grand Tourmalet area, three-star Residence Pic du Midi has amazing views of the mountains and has recently been modernised. There’s an indoor heated pool and spa, and the residence is on the road leading up to the Col du Tourmalet pass – right beside the ski slopes. A shuttle bus (a 50-metre walk) takes you to Bareges resort centre and the slopes 300m away. Book before March 10 to save 10% on the accommodation price for seven nights starting March 28, including Eurotunnel crossings for two cars from £123pp (was £132pp) based on five people sharing. More details from Pyrenees Collection.

Les Deux Alpes buy-on-get-one-free lift pass with Ski World
When booking a holiday to Les Deux Alpes you can now buy one lift pass and get one free for departures on March 14 and 21 March. As well as this you can buy one Les Deux Alpes lift pass and get the second one half price for departures on March 28. For example stay in Chalet Les Rousses from £811pp (sleeps 16-18 people) on March 14. Further details from Ski World.


About the author

Felice Hardy

Felice was one of the founders of Welove2ski and regularly contributes, as well writing for a range of other publications including The Evening Standard, The Guardian, Conde Nast Traveller, Tatler, Harpers Bazaar, Country Life, BA Highlife and House & Garden. She started skiing at the age of three. She also enjoys hiking with her dogs and mountain biking in the Alps.

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