As you will have read in our recent snow report, this weekend is seeing the start of cooler weather, and by Tuesday evening snow should be falling down to 300m. In other words, it’s going to be snowing all week everywhere in the Alps – so anyone on holiday there right now is in for a treat! Make sure you stay safe, though: take local advice and have all the necessary equipment with you before even considering leaving the marked piste.
If you’re feeling just a tiny bit jealous then why not grab yourself one of the many deals that are going at the moment? 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 Clusaz from £895pp with Ski Independence
Stay at the lovely Hotel Au Coeur du Village located in the heart of charming La Clusaz. Facilities include the extensive Cristal Spa, ski room, rental shop and the excellent Le Cinq restaurant. Price is now £895pp (1,190€) in a Junior Suite for four nights half board, including one free night, easyJet flights and private airport transfers, departing January 18. Bookings: Ski Independence
Reberty for £650pp with Powder N Shine
There is availability on the week starting January 16 in Chalet Flocon de Neige or Le Chamois – both for £650pp (864€) including a full six-day 3 Valleys lift pass worth £217 (289€). The free lift pass is also offered for those staying the same dates in Sapin de Reberty, where a week now costs £700pp (931€). All three chalets are offered on a half board basis, with chalet chefs who all have recent experience in Michelin-starred restaurants. There are indoor or outdoor hot tubs in each chalet. Bookings: Powder N Shine.
Plan-Peisey for £325pp with Esprit Ski
Take your family to the ski village of Plan-Peisey, beneath La Plagne and linked to the vast Paradiski ski area for a week. Stay in the stylish Chalet Renard for £325pp (432€) – it was £555pp (738€). This comfortable chalet is in a central location and has great spa facilities including an outdoor hot tub overlooking the valley. This price is based on a family of four, (two adults and two children under 12 years) at £1,299 (1,727€), travelling out on January 17. It includes return flights from Stansted to Chambery, resort transfers, free wifi and seven nights chalet catered accommodation. Esprit Classic Child Care is available from £215 (286€) for a week. Bookings: Esprit Ski.
Meribel from £745pp with Fish & Pips
Spend a week at Chalet Du Guide in Meribel, which is currently available from £745pp (991€) – down from £855pp, so a saving of £110pp (146€). The price includes six days full catering, access to the hot tub and private minibus transfers. The holiday departure is January 23. Bookings: Fish & Pips.
Les Gets family holiday for £1,599 with Ski Famille
Stay at Premier Select Chalet Les Chats Bleus in the family-friendly resort of Les Gets for £1,599 (2,126€) for a family of for on the week starting January 16. The price includes chalet half board on six days a week, and access to the in-chalet childcare. All packages also include flights and transfers. Bookings: Ski Famille.
Les Angles from £87pp with Pyrenees Collection
Ski the Pyrenean resort of Les Angles this season and you’ll receive 20% off the brochure price. A week is now available from £87pp (116€) based on five people sharing and apartment in the recently-built Le Clos des Fontaneilles, which is located 600m from the slopes and the resort centre, with an indoor heated pool with massage jets. The offer is available on the weeks starting January 23, April 2 and 9. All prices based on seven nights self-catering, including Eurotunnel crossings. Accommodation-only packages are also available; ski packs, insurance and transfers are also bookable. Bookings: Pyrenees Collection.
Val d’Isere for £325pp with Snowfinders
Spend a week half board at Chalet Gentianes in Val d’Isere for £325pp (432€) – it was £715pp (951€). The departure date is January 17 and the ski-in ski-out chalet sleeps eight people, with a sauna and steam room. Flights and transfers can be arranged at extra cost. Bookings: Snowfinders.
Les Arcs for £428pp with Ski Total
Stay a week at Chalet Koala in Arc 2000 for £428pp (569€) – it was £767pp (1,020€) – travelling out on January 17. The Koala is set in a convenient location three minutes’ walk to the nearest lift, with a warm and welcoming atmosphere, and has its own sauna and a shared swimming-pool within the residence. This price includes return flights from Stansted to Chambery, resort transfers, free wifi and seven nights catered accommodation. Bookings: Ski Total.
Zell am Ski from £419pp with Inghams
Stay in the attractive medieval town of Zell am Ski for seven nights half board at the Hotel Romantik. A week there now costs from £419pp (557€) – that’s a saving £410pp (545€) – departing January 16. The price includes return flights from Gatwick to Salzburg and resort transfers. Bookings: Inghams.
Val d’Isere for £999pp with VIP Ski
Chalet Davos is part of a small private hamlet built at Le Cret overlooking Val d’Isere. The ambience of an old stone village is combined with modern comfort and contemporary styling including handmade squashy sofas, goose down duvets and original art. There’s a basement cinema, an inside/outside sunken hot tub, and lovely views from the master bedroom with its four-poster bed. Priced at £999pp (1,328€) – down from £1,239pp (1,647€), with a saving of £240pp (319€) for a week beginning January 17. The price includes return flights from Gatwick, coach transfers, and chalet board accommodation. Bookings: VIP Ski.
Half Term Offers
Les Menuires for £266pp with Erna Low
Stay seven nights at Les Chalets de l’Adonis in Les Menuires on a self-catered basis for £266pp (354€). Situated very close to the slopes and just 300m from the nearest shops, bars and restaurants, the attractive chalet-style residence is a great option for families. You can benefit from a range of facilities including indoor swimming-pool, sauna, steam room, and a communal living area with a pool table. The holiday departs February 13 – and the price is based on six people sharing. Bookings: Erna Low.
La Plagne for £3,999 per family with Ski Famille
Chalet Nicole in La Plagne is now £3,999 (5,317€) per family on the week commencing February 13. For the same price you can also stay at Chalet Bacall in Les Gets or Chalet Eva in Reberty 2000. All prices are based on a family of four staying in a catered chalet, including Eurotunnel flexiplus crossings or accommodation-only. In-chalet child care is also available. Bookings: Ski Famille.
Peisey Vallandy apartment for £3,667 with Peak Retreats
Ski Peisey Vallandry, which is connected into the Paradiski area below La Plagne. You’ll receive £100 off a three-bedroom apartment that sleeps six to eight people on February 13. The price is £3,667 (4,875€) for the whole apartment – it was £3,767 (5,008€). Accommodation is in the four-star L’Oree des Cimes residence, located in Vallandry village, and offering doorstep skiing. From here you can ski down to the Vallandry ESF ski school meeting point via the easy Blue Barmont/Belvédère slope. All prices based on seven nights self-catering, including Eurotunnel crossings. Accommodation-only packages are also available; ski packs, insurance and transfers are also bookable. Bookings: Peak Retreats.
La Plagne from £879pp with Ski Amis
There’s a special half term offer staying at Chalet Anniek in La Plagne Montalbert on the week starting February 13. The chalet has seven en-suite bedrooms, a hot-tub and sauna, and is close to the village centre. A new gondola replaces the old chair-lifts this season and improves access times to the rest of the ski area. The holiday now costs from £879pp (1,169€). Bookings: Ski Amis.
Verbier luxury for £3,400pp with Ski Verbier Exclusive
There’s still a small selection of chalets available in Verbier for half term, starting on February 14, including in No.14 Verbier, which has 13 bedrooms. The price to stay here is £6,800 (9,041€) per room / or £1,700 (4,520€) per person, and Chalets Sherwood, Silver and Chouqui also have availability that week (see the operator’s website for their prices). In each one you will be looked after by a team of professional chefs, experienced chalet hosts, drivers and massage therapists. Bookings: Ski Verbier Exclusive.
February and March Trips
Alpe d’Huez from £580pp with Pierre & Vacances
Party in Alpe d’Huez with the new Folie Douce package. The festive season may be over but avid apres-skiers can save money on their ski trip when they reserve their place at the Folie with Pierre & Vacances. Currently available in four destinations (Val Thorens, Val d’Isere, Alpe d’Huez and Meribel) the package add-on costs £55.36pp and includes Folie Douce goodie bag and accessories, two excellent meals and some drinks at La Folie Douce bar. A week’s stay in Pierre & Vacances’ Residence Les Horizons d’Huez is priced from £580pp (771€) – down from £858pp (1,141€), so a saving of 32% – arriving February 20. Bookings: Pierre & Vacances.
Val Thorens apartment for £3,192 with Ski Collection
Ski the snow-sure resort of Val Thorens and save 15% on a three-bedroom apartment in Koh-i-Nor sleeping six people departing March 26. It now costs £3,192 (4,244€) – it was £3,722 (4,949€). Koh-i Nor is an impressive modern luxury ski residence located on the Plein Sud ski slope. Book before January 15 to take advantage of the offer. All prices based on seven nights self-catering, including Eurotunnel crossings. Accommodation-only packages are also available; ski packs, insurance and transfers are also bookable. Bookings: Ski Collection.
Laax from £1,045pp with Ski Safari
Stay in the four-star Hotel Signina, which has been renovated as part of the Rocks Resort development in Laax. The hotel is stylish, contemporary and modern with an excellent restaurant and a dine-around option to participating restaurants for those who are staying half board. When booked by January 13, this trip is priced from £1,045pp (1,389€) for five nights half board based and including a free four-day lift pass worth £193pp (257€). Departure is February 27. Bookings: Ski Safari.
Montriond from £595pp with Butler & Lloyd
Located in a quiet hamlet outside Montriond, this 200-year-old restored farmhouse is fully staffed, with a private chauffeur to take you up to the Ardent lift in five minutes, from where you can access the Avoriaz ski area and beyond. The Nest has four luxurious bedrooms and and outdoor hot tub and sauna, which are hidden away in the garden. Priced from £595pp (791€) based on eight people sharing the chalet on a fully catered basis for seven nights. Bookings: Butler and Lloyd.