Some excellent holidays are to be found, both before and after February half term. After three weeks of blue skies, more snow has fallen across a wide swathe of the Alps. It’s not a lot, but enough to freshen the rock hard pistes. The sunshine has returned, and hopefully we can expect more snow to come towards the end of this month.
As well as looking through the deals below, it’s also worth seeing what the ski specialist travel agencies have on offer, such as SNO, Snowfinders and Ski in Luxury. Most of the major tour operators have ski holiday deals available throughout the winter, too.
By the way, we’ve just been included – in first place – in The Good Web Guide’s best sites for skiing.
Mayrhofen from £655pp with Inghams
Get into the party spirit at one of Austria’s hippest spots, the White Lounge Igloo Village located in the resort of Mayrhofen. Sip cocktails in the ice bar, chill with friends in an igloo or dance the night away to live DJs at the weekly party nights which run every Tuesday throughout January and February. There’s a seven-night ski holiday on a half-board basis at three-star Hotel Strolz from £655pp. Price represents a saving of £270pp and includes return flights from Gatwick to Innsbruck and airport transfers. The package is valid for travel departing on January 26. Bookings: Inghams.
Meribel apartment for £2,532 with Erna Low
Save 20% at the brand new five-star residence L’Hevana in Meribel Centre. Located in the heart of the resort for easy access to the skiing as well as the shops, bars and restaurants, these luxurious apartments also benefit from an indoor pool and spa facilities. Book a self-drive package including two-bedroom six-person apartment for seven nights from February 29 and return Eurotunnel Flexiplus crossings for £2,532 in total (£633pp based on four sharing), saving over £500. The full price was £3,100). Bookings: Erna Low.
Zermatt luxury from CHF14,000 with Matterhorn Chalets
Chalet Ulysse in Zermatt sleeps from eight to 12 people and is now available for the week of February 15. For seven nights they’ve been reduced to CHF14,000 (sole occupancy for up to eight people) or CHF18,000 (sole occupancy up to 12 people. Self catered options are also available. Bookings: Matterhorn Chalets.
Avoriaz from £599pp with SNO
Departing on January 25, a seven-night stay in the Hotel Les Cimes du Soleil in Avoriaz has been discounted from £971pp to £599pp, saving over 35%. The package includes half board catering, flights from Gatwick and resort transfers. The ski-in ski-out, three-star hotel has two on-site restaurants, a games room and a bar. Bookings: SNO.
Champoluc from £477pp with Ski Total
Stay in the four-Diamond-Plus Chalet Hotel Breithorn from £477pp. Located in the traditional resort of Champoluc with 150km of uncrowded piste, there’s also an abundance off-piste opportunities. Relax after a long day on the slopes in the hotel’s wellness area, complete with a whirlpool, sauna and steam room. The chalet-hotel sleeps 62-76 people. Bookings: Ski Total.
Val d’Isere for £869pp with Ski Beat
Depart February 8 and head to Val d’Isere, noted for its exceptional snowfall, miles of perfectly groomed pistes, attractive traditional chalets, glamorous shopping, bars and energetic nightlife. There’s a £150 saving on a week’s stay at the homely Chalet Cristal, 150m from the lifts, so it’s now £869pp (was £1,019pp). The holiday includes return flights from Gatwick or Manchester (+£20) and seven nights accommodation. Bookings: Ski Beat.
Courchevel from £484pp with Ski Collection
The stylish resort of Courchevel is made up of six villages each with its own unique ambience. Skiers have access to 600km of piste across the ski area, with plenty of choice for all abilities. Stay in Residence Aspen Lodge, a four-star luxury property offering 15 beautifully appointed apartments in a central location of Courchevel Moriond. Situated 50m from the local bars, shops and restaurants and the nearest lifts 150m away, these apartments make a good base. There’s 20% off the week commencing March 14 when booked by January 31. Seven nights in a three-bedroom apartment is £484pp (was £595pp) including return Eurotunnel crossings with free FlexiPlus upgrade, based on six sharing. Bookings: Ski Collection.
Morzine from £1,229pp with VIP SKI
Regarded by many as the most beautiful building in Morzine, The Manoir breaks from traditional Savoyard design, with metre-thick stone walls and high ceilings. It was built in 1790 and served as home to the local Notary for two centuries. Having been refurbished, the interior retains influences of its rich history with the addition of luxurious, contemporary amenities such as walk-in showers, roll-top baths and a cinema room. A seven-night stay at The Manoir costs from £1,229pp (reduced from £1,329pp, saving £100pp) on a chalet board basis. Price includes flights and transfers. Bookings: VIP SKI.
Obergurgl from £2,769 per family with Esprit Ski
There’s a seven-night ski holiday at Chalet Hotel Alpenblume in Obergurgl from £2,769 per family (based on one adult and one child sharing), departing January 25. Price represents a saving of £830 and includes return flights from Gatwick to Innsbruck, airport transfers and accommodation on a catered basis. Childcare is extra. Bookings: Esprit Ski.
Les Saisies from £228pp with Peak Retreats
The village resort of Les Saisies in the Espace Diamant ski area is close to Mont Blanc, which ensures good snow cover. This charming resort is perfect for families and mixed ability groups with a range of slopes for beginners to experts. The recently built four-star apartments at les Chalets des Cîmes enjoy one of the best ski-in ski-out locations in the resort and great mountain views. Facilities include free access to child and teen clubs, indoor heated pool and wellness area with sauna, hot tub, and hammam. There’s 10% off the week commencing March 21, so seven nights in a two-bedroom apartment is £228pp (was £248pp) including return Eurotunnel crossing with free FlexiPlus upgrade. Price is based on five sharing. Bookings: Peak Retreats.
SkiFit Yoga Workshop
Join YogaTonicUK and Crystal Ski Holidays for a free SkiFit workshop taking place on Saturday January 25 at Milton Keynes Snozone from 10-11am, to include yoga, cardio fitness and meditation, suitable for all ages from seven years. There is a maximum of 40 places and each attendee will also be offered a half price online SkiFit package of their choice from YogaTonicUK. Bookings: YogaTonicUK.