Deals Jan 31, 2016 | Welove2ski
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15 Half Term and Valentine’s Day Ski Deals

A surprising number of holidays still remain for half term and Valentine’s Day, so grab one as quick as you can.
Deals Jan 31, 2016 | Welove2ski
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A surprising number of holidays still remain for half term and Valentine’s Day, so grab one as quick as you can. Otherwise late February onwards is always a lovely time for a ski holiday – with the chance of warmer weather and, hopefully, some lunches sitting on the terrace of a mountain restaurant.

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.



Half Term

Gressoney from £1,579pp with Esprit Ski
A selection of family holidays are still available for half term, commencing on February 14, some of them especially for lone parents travelling with one child. The informality of a chalet holiday is great for like-minded adults to socialise and ski, and the dedicated childcare guarantees children can make friends and have fun. Availability includes Chalet Alpenblume in Obergurgl, Chalet Thebe in St Anton, Chalet Aventine in Les Gets and Chalet Renard in Peisey Les Arcs.

For example, Chalet Hotel Valverde in Gressoney is now £1,579 (2,077€) per adult, with children from £1,106 (1,455€) – that gives savings up to £828 (1,089€) per family. This includes flights, transfers and seven nights catered accommodation. Esprit Classic Child Care is available from £215 (283€) for the week. Bookings: Esprit Ski.

Meribel for £989pp with Snowfinders
Stay for a week chalet board at Chalet Alysson in Meribel for £989 (1,301€) per adult or £839 (1,103€) per child. It was £1,549 (2,037€). The departure date is February 13 and the well-located chalet sleeps 12-13 people and has a sauna. Flights and transfers are not included in the price, but can be arranged. Bookings: Snowfinders.

Val d’Isere from £2,000pp with VIP Ski
The Farmhouse is in a fabulous location in the very heart of Val d’Isere’s cobbled old town. Sleeping 12-14 guests, this chalet is a great choice for larger groups.
 Priced from £2,000 (2,630€) – down from £2,729 (3,589€) so there’s a saving £729pp (959€) – for a week’s stay on the week beginning February 14. Price includes catered accommodation, return flights from Gatwick, coach transfers.
 Bookings: VIP Ski.

Serre Chevalier from £995pp with Inghams
Serre Chevalier has an excellent range of slopes for beginners, intermediate and advanced skiers. As well as this there are plenty of other activities to choose from including tobogganing, an indoor swimming-pool and an ice rink – so it makes a great family half term destination. You can now stay for seven nights half board at Chalet Le Lodge from £995pp (1,309€), saving £662 (871€) per family based on two adults and two children sharing and departing February 13. The price includes return flights and resort transfers. Bookings: Inghams.

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Hexenwiese Theme Park at Soll. Photo: TVB SkiWelt.

Soll from £941pp with Crystal Ski
A week’s half board at the family-run three-star Hotel Gansleit in Soll is now going from £941pp (1,238€) – with family-sized triple and quad rooms available. This is a saving of £100pp (132€) on the week starting February 14, including flights from Gatwick to Salzburg and resort transfers. Direct flights are available from all major UK airports. Bookings: Crystal Ski.

Morzine for £690pp with iGoSki
Take a short break in Morzine, staying half board at the Ridge Hotel over half term. The trip is now £690pp (907€) for four nights with four days’ skiing, and includes flights, resort transfers, and chalet catered accommodation. Bookings: iGoSki.

Plagne Montalbert from £599pp with Ski Amis
Chalet Anniek is located in the village of Plagne Montalbert, one of the 10 villages which makes up the varied resort of La Plagne. It is a short walk from the pistes and village centre, sleeping up to 14 people in seven en-suite double and twin rooms; it also has a sauna and hot tub. Prices are now from £599pp (788€) for a week’s stay on chalet half board, starting on February 13. Bookings: Ski Amis.

La Tania from £238pp with Erna Low
Stay seven nights starting on February 13, from £238pp (313€), based on seven people sharing an apartment at Le Christiana in La Tania. The accommodation is right at the heart of the village, with the pistes just 50m away. Bookings: Erna Low.

Val d’Isere from £999pp with Ski Total
Chalet-Hotel Le Savoie in Val d’Isere has proved hugely popular with its first guests all giving it a 100% rating it as Excellent/Good. There’s still time to secure the last availability at a reasonable price – including space at half term. There’s half a case of Prosecco for every booking for most of the remaining dates this season. Prices range from £999pp (1,314€) to £2,114pp (2,780€) depending on travel dates and include return flights from Gatwick, Stansted, Heathrow, Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh, Manchester, East Midlands or Southampton airports. Also included are resort transfers, free wifi and seven nights catered accommodation. Bookings: Ski Total.

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Photo: © Agence Nuts/Megeve Tourisme

Before and After Half Term

Megeve for £595pp with Stanford Ski
There’s late availability for February 7, staying on a week-long break at the Chalet Sylvana in Megeve, now priced at £595pp (783€). There are also some special offers on three- or four-night breaks starting on a Sunday throughout February, with three nights for £280pp (368€) or four nights for £370pp (487€) staying in either chalet Sylvana or Hotel Chalet Rond Point. Note that flights are cheaper at the beginning of the week. A three-course meal with wine is included every night. Bookings: Stanford Ski.

Banff from £875pp with Ski Safari
Departing on March 14, you can stay for seven nights at the three-star Mount Royal Hotel in Banff in a standard room.
 Priced from £875pp (1,151€) including flights and transfers – this includes 15% off accommodation, one free night and 50% off shared transfers. Bookings: Ski Safari.

Flaine from £164pp with Ski Collection
Les Terrasses de Veret is set in the peaceful Flaine-Foret area of Flaine, at an altitude of 1600m. The residence is next to the Grand Vans chair-lift allowing ski-in ski-out access. Book by February 4 and get 20% off on the weeks starting March 12 and 19, April 2-16 inclusive. The prices start from £164pp (216€) based on seven night stays with four people sharing a self-catered apartment, including Eurotunnel crossings. Accommodation-only packages also available. Ski packs, insurance and transfers are also bookable. Bookings: Ski Collection.

Les Gets from £1,999 for a family of four with Ski Famille

Book a holiday at Chalets Bogart or Bacall in Les Gets on February 27 from £1,999 (2,629€) for a family of four, including flights and transfers. Stay in the picturesque ski resort in the Portes Du Soleil ski area, and enjoy a family-friendly holiday. Chalets are fully catered and professional in-chalet childcare is also available. Further details from Ski Famille.

Flaine apartment from £1,305 with Pierre & Vacances
Les Terrasses d’Hélios residence in Flaine offers incredible views of the Grand Massif mountains and great comfort in a warm, authentic atmosphere. A chair-lift gives direct access to the whole of the Grand Massif ski area. These spacious apartments have access to a well-being area including a heated indoor pool, sauna, hammam and whirlpool as well as a spa. From £1,305 (1,716€) – down from £2,211 (2,908€) so a saving of 40% – for a one-bedroom apartment that sleeps up to four people arriving February 20 or 27. Bookings: 
Pierre & Vacances.

Saint-Lary from £222pp with Pyrenees Collection
The Cami Real residence is ideally located in the centre of the village of Saint-Lary and 300m from both the cable-car and the Sensoria thermal spa centre. The nearest supermarket is a two-minute walk away. Book by February 4 and get 15% off on the weeks starting February 20 and 27. Prices start at £222pp (292€) based on seven nights with four people sharing a self-catered apartment, and including Eurotunnel crossings. Accommodation-only packages are also available, too. Ski packs, insurance and transfers are also bookable. Bookings: Pyrenees Collection.


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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