Sadly, following the massive rise in the value of their currency, there isn’t a bargain Swiss holiday here this week. But back in the eurozone we have some great offers. Uncertainty over snow cover means there’s even some availability over half-term. With a big dump forecast for this weekend, now is a good time to book.
Here are some of the latest ski deals available. 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.
Alpe d’Huez studio from £490 with Pierre & Vacances
There are savings of up to 20% on French ski holidays booked before January 21. The sale covers trips booked between January and April in the Residence L’Ours Blanc, located in the heart of Alpe d’Huez. The price is £490 (saving 20% on £613) for a four-person studio, based on a seven-night stay arriving March 14. Flights from Gatwick to Geneva are currently priced at £63 with easyJet. Further details from Pierre & Vacances.
La Rosiere for £220pp with Esprit
Spend a week with your family in the resort of La Rosiere where a week at Chalet Valentine is now £220pp (was £624pp). The chalet is one minute from the nearest ski lift. This price is based on a family of five (2 adults and 3 children under 12) at £1,099 (was £3,122) travelling on February 1 and includes return flights from Gatwick to Geneva, resort transfers, free wifi and catered accommodation. Esprit Classic Childcare is available from £215 for a week of exclusive ski lessons. Details from Esprit Ski.
Megeve for £580pp with Stanford Ski
A few rooms are available on the week commencing January 25 in catered chalet Sylvana and chalet hotel Rond Point in Megeve, with £100 off, so they’re down to £580pp for the week – excluding flights. A few rooms are also available for short breaks as well – also in the superior catered chalet Les Clochettes and self-catered Les Clochettes. Check Stanford Ski website for more details.
St Anton from £599pp with Supertravel
Stay in the atmospheric chalet Haus Christoph (sleeps eight people), tucked away among the pine trees in St Anton. The chalet is located by a main run leading into the resort centre. A week’s stay at Haus Christoph starting February 1 costs from £599pp (saving £400pp), including accommodation on a chalet-board basis. More information from Supertravel.
Val Thorens for £396.50 with Erna Low
Save 15% on accommodation in Val Thorens, where you can stay seven nights at the Residence Cheval Blanc on a self-catered basis for £396.50pp (based on four people sharing). The price includes return flights departing London to Geneva on February 7, with baggage included, and shared transfers from the airport to resort. The residence offers direct access to the slopes and access to spa facilities. Further information from Erna Low.
Courchevel luxury chalet for €7,650 with Alp Leisure
Brand new Chalet Dulcis Casu in Courchevel Le Praz is available for the week commencing January 25 for 50% off the entire booking. There’s a swimming-pool, hammam, Jacuzzi, private chef, masseur, and chauffeur service. The chalet sleeps 12 adults or 14 if including children. The offer is €7,650 on an a la carte basis (usual price is €15,300). Visit Alp Leisure for further details.
Flaine for £499pp with Ski Total
Chalet Marmot in the popular resort of Flaine is now £499pp (was £779pp) for a week departing February 1. The chalet is modern Scandinavian-style and ideal for groups of friends, and the exclusive minibus service ensures you get directly to the lifts every morning. The price includes return flights from Gatwick to Geneva, resort transfers, free wifi and seven nights catered accommodation. Visit Ski Total for more details.
Val d’Isere for £1,395pp with Le Chardon Mountain Lodges
Spend the week starting January 18 at Le Chardon in Val d’Isere. The property sleeps 20 people, and this is the only opportunity to stay in the flagship chalet of Le Chardon Mountain Lodges on a shared basis rather than sole occupancy. The offer includes luxury chalet accommodation, six nights’ catered chalet board and an in-resort chauffeur service until 2am. An in-house masseur is also available. Further information from Le Chardon.
Alpe d’Huez apartment for £4,825 with Ski Collection
Take the whole of luxury three-bedroom apartment in Le Cristal de l’Alpe (sleeps six to eight people) in Alpe d’Huez for £4,825 on the half term week starting February 14. Facilities include free access to Le Centre Ô des Cimes Spa d’Altitude with its indoor heated swimming-pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, steam room and fitness room. The deal also includes Eurotunnel crossings. Details from Ski Collection.
Brides-les-Bains for £499pp with Skiweekends
There’s £100pp off the price of a week’s skiing – it was £599pp and is now £499pp for six days’ skiing over half term, departing February 14 by coach from Victoria. Accommodation is half board staying at the three-star Hotel Verseau or two-star Hotel Belvedere in Brides-les-Bains below Meribel. Book online at Skiweekends.
Val d’Isere from £1,159pp with VIP Ski
From its position in a small hamlet overlooking the main resort, Chalet Davos in Val d’Isere provides a secluded getaway. Chauffeured vehicle service ensures easy access to the resort and lifts. The smart chalet features an indoor/outdoor hot tub looking out onto the mountain, a cinema room and balconies. Prices start from £1,159pp on March 22, including return flights from Gatwick, resort transfers, chalet board catering and champagne reception. For further information visit VIP Ski.
Last-minute skiing from £1,495pp with Scott Dunn
For keen skiers seeking a last-minute trip to the Alps but who don’t have enough people to fill an entire chalet, Scott Dunn has introduced Ski Weeks packages in St Anton, Courchevel and Val d’Isere. These are on selected weeks in January and February, where groups of four or more can enjoy an entire chalet (sleeping between four and 14 people). For smaller parties of three or less, there is the option to share. For example, stay seven nights for £1,495pp including return flights from London, resort transfers and chalet board. Valid on departures from January 18 or 25, February 1 or 8. More information from Scott Dunn.