Some excellent holidays are still to be found, including one with 2-for-1 equipment hire, and two for half term. February is a popular time, due to the school break, but March is a great time to go – with quieter pistes and longer days. 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.
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Lech early February from £1,300pp with VIP SKI
Located on Lech’s main high street, Hotel Theodul offers luxury accommodation with easy access to the resort’s restaurants and bars as well being just a short walk from the main ski lifts. A recent addition to the hotel’s amenities is the heated outdoor pool. The 29 bedrooms are spread over three floors, all featuring en-suite bathrooms and flat screen TVs. A seven-night stay, starting February 2, costs from £1,300pp (reduced from £1,424pp, saving £124pp). Price includes return flights, transfers and chalet board catering. Bookings: VIP SKI.
Chamonix in March for £659pp and 2-for-1 equipment hire with SNO
Get 2-for-1 ski/snowboard and boot hire when you book La Folie Douce Hotel in Chamonix for the week beginning March 21. £659pp buys you a seven-night stay in a twin/double room with breakfasts, Gatwick flights and resort transfers included. This is the flagship hotel of the Folie Douce mountain bar with lively apres-ski, a large spa and two on-site restaurants. Bookings: SNO.
La Rosiere in April from £298pp with Peak Retreats
Stay at four-star self-catered residence Lodge Hemera in the heart of La Rosiere and a short walk to the ski-lifts. Facilities include a heated indoor pool with wellness area and spa. Seven nights in a two-bedroom apartment is from £298pp (based on five sharing) including return Eurotunnel crossings with free FlexiPlus upgrade on the week of April 11. Bookings: Peak Retreats.
Zermatt entire chalet from CHF14,900 with Matterhorn Chalets
Charming Chalet Ulysse in Zermatt provides an ideal base for a family ski holiday, with four double/twin bedrooms and an additional two rooms on the ground floor. Following a cancellation, the property is now available for seven nights commencing February 15, on either a catered or self-catered basis. Catered prices for this week have been reduced to (sole occupancy up to 8 persons) CHF14,900, or (sole occupancy up to 12 persons) CHF18,900. The chalet is also available on a self-catered basis for the week, with four-bedroom duplex for eight persons CHF8,900, and two-bedroom apartment for four persons at CHF4,200. Bookings: Matterhorn Chalets.
Les Menuires from £229pp with Erna Low
Save 30% on accommodation at four-star residence Le Hameau de la Sapiniere in Les Menuires. The popular chalet-style apartments are right next to the piste and come in various sizes, sleeping from four to 11 people. There is availability for the week of March 28 for seven nights in a two-bedroom/four-person apartment, including self-drive package with Eurotunnel Flexiplus crossings. The price is £229pp based on four sharing, full price is £1,198. Bookings: Erna Low.
Meribel early February from £599pp with Ski Beat
Chalet Daurel is a beautifully restored ancient barn, 10 minutes walk from Meribel. Departing on February 1, there’s a week’s stay for £799pp (was £929pp) with Gatwick flights and transfers, or £599pp self-drive. The price includes chalet half board accommodation. Bookings: Ski Beat.
La Plagne family trip from 31,889pp with Esprit Ski
There’s a seven-night ski holiday at the Hotel Des Deux Domaines in Belle Plagne from £1,889 per family (based on two adults and one child sharing), departing on February 23. Price represents a saving of £1,150 and includes return flights from Stansted to Geneva, airport transfers and seven nights’ accommodation on a full board basis. Childcare options at extra cost. Bookings: Esprit Ski.
Courchevel in February for £606pp with Ski Collection
The centrally-located apartments at Whistler lodge are spacious and well-designed, with all apartments offering wonderful views over the Courchevel valley. Facilities include access to the spa facilities at the sister property Residence le C. There’s 20% off the week commencing February 8 when booked by January 31. Seven nights in a two-bedroom alcove apartment – based on six sharing – is now £606pp (was 748pp) including return Eurotunnel crossings with free FlexiPlus upgrade on most dates. Bookings: Ski Collection.
Kitzbuhel with Fireball event from £575pp
The beautiful resort of Kitzbuhel in the Austrian Tirol is hosting the 10th edition of Fireball from March 12-15. The exclusive James Bond event pays homage to Ian Fleming, who lived in the town in the late 1920s, and comprises a cocktail party, a Blackjack tournament at the casino, a themed ski race and a gala dinner. It takes place two weeks before the new Bond movie No Time to Die hits cinemas. A five-night stay in at the five-star Tennerhof Gourmet & Spa de Charme Hotel, arriving March 11, is priced from £575pp B&B. Return flights and transfers extra. Information: Visit Tirol.
Val d’Isere in February from £458pp with Inghams
There’s a seven-night ski holiday on a catered basis at the four-star Chalet Hotel Champs in Val d’Isere, from £458pp. Price represents a saving of £452pp and includes return flights from Gatwick to Geneva and resort transfers. The package is valid for travel departing on February 8. Bookings: Inghams.
Meribel early February from £619pp with Ski Total
There’s a seven-night ski holiday on a catered basis at Chalet Isba in Meribel, from £619pp. Price represents a saving of £620pp and includes return flights from Gatwick to Geneva and airport transfers. The package is valid for travel departing on February 9. Bookings: Ski Total.
French Pyrenees half term for £500pp
Half term – the week of February 15 – is now available at L’Ancienne Poste Avajanin the French Pyrenees, with skiing in the resorts of Peyragudes, Val Louron and Saint Lary. The week is now on offer at the discounted rate of €6,500 (less than £500pp) for seven nights half board, with kids meals as required. Also includes alcohol and soft drinks, plus five mornings of private tuition by owner/instructor James Dealtry. The lodge sleeps 12 and a new gondola takes you from the valley floor directly into the resort. Bookings: L’Ancienne Poste Avajanin.