Starting to think about your ski holiday for next season? Winter deals are beginning to come in now, so keep an eye on this page if you’re looking to find a good deal. And if you miss the mountains but can’t wait for the ski season to start then why not get fit for skiing and book a late summer holiday in the Alps with road cycling, mountain biking, hiking, golf and myriad other activities – or just a bit of picnicking and relaxation in beautiful surroundings?
Summer in The Alps
Kitzbuhel for £684pp with Crystal Summer
Spend a week half board at three-star Bruggerhof Wellness and Sporthotel in Kitzbuhel. The small hotel is set in its own gardens close to Lake Schwarzsee. There is an indoor swimming-pool, sauna, whirlpool, steam room and fitness room, as well as free bike hire (extra charge for e-bikes), and free use of the 18-hole mini-golf course and tennis courts. It now costs £684pp (985€) – saving £150pp (216€) – departing August 12 from Manchester or Gatwick to Innsbruck, including resort transfers. Further details from Crystal Summer.
Alpe d’Huez family trip from £1,517 with Esprit Sun
Alpe d’Huez is renowned for fabulous road and mountain biking opportunities. Take the children from £1,517 (2185€) for a family of three, which is a saving of £100 (144€). Price includes flights, resort transfers, seven nights’ chalet board accommodation, and five days free morning and evening childcare for three to ten year olds. Price is based on two adults and one child (aged two to five years) in the Chalet Hotel Mariandre, departing Gatwick or Luton on August 5. Visit Esprit Sun for further details.
Mayrhofen from £365pp with Thomson Lakes
A week’s B&B at three-star Hotel Gluck Auf in Mayhofen is now £365pp (526€) – a saving of £200pp (288€). The hotel is a few minutes’ walk from both of the gondolas and is within easy reach of the resort centre. Departure is July 22 from Manchester or Gatwick to Innsbruck, with resort transfers included. Direct flights from other UK main airports are also available. More information from Thomson Lakes.
Courchevel from £1,699pp and free ski boots from Supertravel Ski
From December, stay at ski-in ski-out Chalet Montana, in Courchevel 1850. It has a games room, a wellness suite, a home cinema and entertainment system, and a 4×4 chauffeur service to the main lifts. Supertravel has partnered with The Boot Lab, which has a wide selection of top-of-the-range ski boots. Every guest who books a week’s stay in Chalet Montana, from January 24 to 31 or March 6 to 13 will be professionally fitted with a new pair of ski boots that are ideal for recreational skiers. A week’s stay at Chalet Montana (sleeps 12), commencing January 24, costs from £1,699pp (2447€), including ski boots and chalet-board accommodation. Alternatively, a week, commencing March 6 is from £2,599pp (3744€) also with the boot bonus. Book by October 1 to take advantage of the offer. Further details from Supertravel Ski.
Flaine from £509pp with Ski Total
Stay for seven nights half board in the Scandinavian-style Chalet Marmot with spectacular views over the Flaine ski area from £509pp (733€). Departing from Heathrow on December 13, this price includes return flights to Geneva, resort transfers, and free wifi. Further details from Ski Total.
La Clusaz ski apartment from £2,078 with Lagrange
Book a week’s holiday in La Clusaz by September 30 and you’ll benefit from 10% off the usual accommodation prices in Les Grandes Alpes apartments any time next winter. This even includes Christmas, New Year, February half-term and Easter. For example, a two-bedroom apartment sleeping up to six people is £2,078 (2993€) for the week commencing February 13, which is a saving of £257 (370€). For bookings and more information, visit Lagrange Holidays.
Squaw Valley from £2,399pp with Ski Safari
Squaw Valley is located on the north shore of Lake Tahoe and is a family-friendly resort. It has recently been linked with Alpine Meadows, making an even larger ski area. Five-star Resort at Squaw Creek is a luxury hotel built near North Lake Tahoe town and has spa facilities, a range of restaurants, and Sandy’s Pub for apres-ski. Prices for 10 nights in December start from £2,399pp (3455€) B&B in a Valley View Suite, including return Heathrow flights and transfers. For more information visit Ski Safari.
Alpe d’Huez from £989pp with VIP Ski
There are five chalets to choose from at Le Village in Alpe d’Huez. Prices for seven nights on the week commencing December 13 start from £989pp (1425€) including return flights from Gatwick, resort transfers, seven nights catered chalet accommodation and daily newspapers. To book online visit VIP Ski.
Cauterets from £119pp with Pyrenees Collection
Stay at Le Domaine des 100 Lacs in Cauterets, Hautes-Pyrenees, arriving December 18 for eight nights (pay for seven – get one free). The large residence is located in the upper area of the spa town of Cauterets, 500m from the Lys cable-car and 1km from the village and spa centres. A two-bedroom apartment sleeping six people for eight nights now starts at £119pp (171€) with free FlexiPlus Eurotunnel ticket upgrades. Further information from Pyrenees Collection.
Meribel Christmas apartment from £1,495 with Pierre & Vacances
Pierre & Vacances premium residence Les Fermes de Meribel houses spacious apartments in Meribel, which have fully equipped kitchens. All apartments have balconies and there’s a Deep Nature Spa and indoor pool. When booked early, a week’s stay starts from £1,495 (2153€) – saving 21% – down from £1,895 (2730€) for a one-bedroom apartment sleeping five people for seven nights, arriving December 20. For more information visit Pierre & Vacances.
Chatel for £392pp with Erna Low
Stay seven nights at Chalet d’Angele in Chatel on a self-catered basis, including return Eurotunnel crossings with Flexiplus upgrades for £392pp (565€). That’s 10% off the original price, based on four people sharing. Situated in the village of Chatel, the residence has an indoor swimming-pool, sauna, whirpool and fitness room. Departure is December 19, but you’ll need to book before October 30 to take advantage of the offer. Details from Erna Low.
Les Menuires and Paradiski from £375pp with Ski Amis
There’s 25% off holidays on March 5, 12 and 19 if you book before July 31. Prices start at £375pp (540€) in a selection of catered chalets in Les Menuires and the Paradiski resorts – all with en-suite facilities and hot tubs. This offer applies for groups of four people or more booking any of these chalets during the offer period. The offer is, of course, subject to booking the lift passes. For more information visit Ski Amis.
Children go free in Val d’Isere this Christmas
This year, Val d’Isere will take away some of the financial strain that comes with Christmas, by offering free accommodation for children under 12 over the period, when staying in the same room as their parents. The offer is available in several hotels catering for all budgets. On top of this, for every adult hiring ski equipment and buying a lift pass, one child receives both hire and their lift pass free. For bookings contact Val d’Isere Tourist Office