Deals Jan 24, 2016 | Welove2ski
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Last Chance For A Ski Deal Before High Season

Conditions are superlative across Europe so, if you still haven't booked a ski holiday, it's time to do so now!
Deals Jan 24, 2016 | Welove2ski
The SkiWelt area this week. Photo: © SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser Brixental.

Now’s your last chance to get a ski deal before the high season is upon us – and we even have a few for half term too. As you will have seen from our recent snow reports, conditions are superlative across Europe. So if you’re planning to ski off piste, remember to bring the correct safety equipment with you.

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.



Meribel family trip for £1,469 with Esprit Ski
Ski the 3 Valleys ski area based in Meribel. Stay in Chalet Hotel Alba which is in a piste-side location for £1,469 (1,941€) for a family of four – it was £3,489pp (4,610€). This price is based on two adults and two children under 12 years, travelling out on February 7 for one week, and includes return flights from Heathrow to Geneva (with free parking at Heathrow included), resort transfers, free babysitting, free wifi, use of steam room and whirlpool bath and seven nights catered accommodation. Esprit Classic Child Care is available from £215. Bookings: Esprit Ski.

Bad Hofgastein for £355pp with Crystal Ski
Stay in the four-star Aurora Apartments, which are new this season and in the centre of town of Bad Hofgastein, for £355pp (469€) – which is a saving of £200pp (264€) – based on four people sharing. The departure date is February 6 from Luton to Salzburg and including resort transfers. Direct flights also available from Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh, Manchester, Newcastle and Stansted at a supplement. Bookings: Crystal Ski.

Serre Chevalier from £499pp with Inghams
Ski the 250km of piste in Serre Chevalier with seven nights chalet catering at the 3.5 diamond Chalet Pyrene from £499pp (659€), saving £200pp (264€). The holiday departs January 30 and the price includes return flights from Gatwick to Turin and resort transfers. Bookings: Inghams.

Pas de la Casa apartment from £637 with Pierre & Vacances
New self-catered ski apartments provide skiers with the opportunity to ski in Grandvalira. The residence Pas de la Casa Princesa consists of four six-floor buildings, which have lovely views of the valley and are 200m away from ski-lifts.
Save 10% on holidays here, with up to 13% in the Easter holidays. 
Priced from £637 (842€) – down from £733 (968€) so a saving of 13% – for a week’s stay in a one-bedroom apartment which sleeps up to four people arriving March 26. 
Bookings: Pierre & Vacances.

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Bareges/La Mongie ski area this week.

La Mongie for £127pp with Erna Low
Stay seven nights at Residence Pic du Midi in La Mongie on a self-catered basis for £127pp (168€), which is a discount of 30% on the usual price. Situated close to the slopes, the residence also has an indoor swimming-pool, fitness room and sauna. The holiday departs ‪January 30 and the price is based on four people sharing. Bookings: Erna Low.

Courchevel 1850 for £688pp with Ski Total
Spend a week in Courchevel 1850, renowned for being one of the most stylish places in the Alps. Accommodation is in Chalet Jean Blanc for £688pp (909€) – it was £1,008pp (1,332€) – travelling out on February 7. Positioned in a prime location the chalet is 20 metres from the nearest piste and lifts. This price includes return flights from Heathrow to Geneva (with free parking at Heathrow included), resort transfers, free wifi and seven nights catered accommodation. Bookings: Ski Total.

Avoriaz from £849pp with VIP Ski
The No.3 Penthouse Suite in the centre of Avoriaz has three en suite bedrooms, two of which have additional bunk beds giving flexible and spacious accommodation for groups and families of 6 to 10. 
The suite boasts a fantastic location for families, being next to the slopes, the ski school meeting point, Tourist Office, Aquariaz indoor pool complex, drag lifts and ice rink. Priced from £849pp (1,172€) – down from £1,199 (1,584€) so a saving of £350pp (462€) – for a week’s stay arriving January 31. Price includes catered accommodation, return flights from Gatwick, coach transfers. Bookings:
 VIP Ski.

Whistler 12-night holiday from £1,089pp with Ski Safari
Book by January 31 and you can save £200pp (264€) in Whistler. A 12-night holiday starts from £1,089pp (1,439€) in a deluxe room at the four-star Aava Whistler, including flights and transfers. The price is based on March 24 departure. Bookings: Ski Safari.

La Tania short break for £404pp with iGoSki
Spend three nights with three and a half days’ skiing, at Hotel Montana in La Tania, on the week starting February 28. It now costs £404pp (534€) including flights, resort transfers, and half board accommodation. Bookings: iGoSki.

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Photo: © David Andre/OT Courchevel.

Half Term

La Plagne family trip for £3,999 with Ski Famille
On the week commencing February 13, you can stay at Chalet Nicole in Plagne 1800. The family chalet sleeps 20 and is available for half term at £3,999 (5,283€) for a family of four, including Eurotunnel Flexi Plus crossings or on an accommodation-only basis. The price includes flights from Gatwick and airport transfers and is of a chalet board basis. These holidays offer in-chalet child care. Bookings: Ski Famille.

Val d’Isere for £1,049pp with Alpine Elements
Stay for a week starting February 14 at Chalet Fjord in Val d’Isere. Gatwick flights, resort transfers and half board accommodation are all included for £1,049pp (1,386€). There’s two-for-one ski hire and kids ski for free. Bookings: Alpine Elements.

La Plagne from £413pp with Ski Collection
Ski La Plagne from £413pp (546€) and if you book now you’ll receive 10% off. Stay in Sun Valley residence located in the centre of Plagne Soleil, at an altitude of 2050m, offering lovely views of the Tarentaise Valley and doorstep skiing. Apartments are available on the weeks starting February 13 and 27. Prices based on seven nights, including Eurotunnel crossings. Accommodation-only packages also available. Ski packs, insurance and transfers also bookable. Bookings: Ski Collection.

Zermatt entire chalet from 23,550chf with Matterhorn Chalets
Chalet Ulysse is located across the road from the Winkelmatten children’s play park in Zermatt and is close to the Matterhorn Express gondola. It is available on a sole occupancy basis for the week starting February 13, on a fully catered basis, with all drinks. The price also includes a professional mountain guide or ski instructor. The chalet filled with up to eight guests is 23,550chf (£16,251), or for up to 12 guests it’s 32,200chf (£22,220). Children under nine years old ski for free, under 16s get a 50% reduction, and young people under 20 years old get 25% off the price of a local or international lift pass. Bookings: Matterhorn Chalets.

Cauterets from £166pp with Pyrenees Collection
Stay in Cauterets from £166pp (219€), if you book two consecutive weeks you’ll receive 10% off. A studio in Residence Le Lys sleeps four people and is in the heart of the village, close to the shops, bars and restaurants, yet 100m from the gondola that takes you to the slopes. Prices are based on seven nights, including Eurotunnel crossings. Accommodation-only packages are also available. Ski packs, insurance and transfers are also bookable. Bookings: Pyrenees Collection.


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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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