Starting to think about your ski holiday for next season? Winter offers are coming in now, so keep an eye on this page if you’re looking to find a good ski deal. And if you miss the mountains but can’t wait for the season to start then why not book a last-minute summer holiday in the Alps? It makes a good alternative to beach holidays for active people who like the idea of some hiking or mountain biking, golf, tennis or swimming in a cool clear lake.
Don’t forget to reserve your airport parking at least 24 hours before you go – this is especially important during peak holiday periods whether in the summer or winter. If you’re flying from Gatwick, Cophall Parking has some offers just for Welove2ski viewers.
Summer in the Alps
Wengen from £785pp with Inghams
The traffic-free village of Wengen lies on a sunny, sheltered terrace below the Jungfrau, Mönch and Eiger mountains. You arrive in the town by mountain railway and there are some delightful walks through pine forests and meadows. A seven-night holiday half board at the three-star Hotel Falken is now from £785pp, which is a saving of £154pp and includes return flights from Gatwick to Geneva and rail transfers. The package is valid for travel departing on September 9. Bookings: Inghams. www.inghams.co.uk/lakes-mountains-holidays
Montgenevre from £219pp with Peak Retreats
Stay for 14 nights at Chalet des Dolines from £219pp (was £282pp). The four-star apartments are within walking distance of Montgenevre village centre. Facilities include a lounge with open fireplace, an indoor heated pool and O des Cîmes spa. The price is based on September 19 arrival, including midweek ferry crossings from Dover to Calais. Apartment prices based on five people sharing a two-bedroom apartment (sleeps six). Bookings: Peak Retreats.
Saint Lary 3-day driving trip from 278€ with Pyrenees Trip
Spend three days and three nights B&B in Saint-Lary, Cirque de Gavarnie, and Lourdes, with a Grands Sites pass to the Pic du Midi (access to the summit by cable-car) and Cauterets-Pont d’Espagne (with parking, a cable-car ride from Puntas and a chair-lift to Lac de Gaube), two-hour sessions in two spa centres: Balnéa and Les Bains du Rocher spa. Bookings: Pyrenees Trip.
St Anton from £999pp with VIP Ski
Spend a week at Hotel Montjola in St Anton, where a week’s stay from January 7 costs from £999pp (save £100pp). The price includes half-board, return flights from Gatwick and coach transfers. Bookings: VIP Ski.
Val d’Isere for £461pp with Alpine Elements
Stay four nights from January 4 half board at Chalet Fjord in Val d’Isere. It now costs £461pp, with £50 off the holiday and a group discount saving of between £50pp and £125pp six or more people. The chalet is located in the centre of town, close to the slopes, and has a sauna. Flights and transfers are included. Bookings: Alpine Elements.
Les Arcs from £480pp with Ski Collection
Spend seven nights at Chalet des Neiges Arolles from £480pp (was £408pp). The three-star, group friendly apartments have doorstep skiing. Book before October 1 and get 15% off selected weeks. Price based on March 31 arrivals and includes standard Eurotunnel crossings with free FlexiPlus upgrades. Apartment prices based on five people sharing a two-bedroom apartment (sleeps six). Bookings: Ski Collection.
Val Thorens all-inclusive from £1,226pp with SNO
Save over £200 on all-inclusive bookings at Club Med Val Thorens Sensations. The price is now £1,226pp (was £1,443pp) for the week beginning April 15, including all food and drink, lift pass and group lessons (or guiding for more advanced skiers and snowboarders). Val Thorens is the highest resort in Europe, which is perfect for late season skiing and the hotel has a spa and climbing wall. Bookings: SNO.
Tignes from £549pp with Esprit Ski
This January, spend a week in the snow-sure resort of Tignes, where the conveniently located Chalet La Grande Motte is now available from £549pp. The property is full of traditional alpine character with huge picture windows that look out over the lake. This price is based on a family of 4, (2 adults and 2 children aged 2-10 years) at £2,198 travelling out on January 7 and includes return flights from Gatwick to Geneva, resort transfers, and seven nights catered accommodation. Esprit Classic Child Care is available from £215 for a week of ski lessons. Bookings: Esprit Ski.
Les Arcs apartment for £3,520 with Erna Low
Stay seven nights in snow-sure Arc 2000 for Christmas (also available for Easter). Chalet Altitude is a four-bedroom apartment for 8-10 people with free access to a wellness centre including a swimming-pool and sauna. It’s ideal for two families, and you can fill your car with food and presents and enjoy a Christmas holiday on snow. It was £3,886, but is now £3,520 (or £440pp when sleeping 8) – including Eurotunnel Flexiplus returns, departing December 23. Bookings: Erna Low.
Tignes from £425pp with Peak Retreats
Stay seven nights at Kalinda Village in Tignes from £425pp (it was £473pp). The four-star apartments are located at the foot of the eight-seater Boisses telecabine and the facilities include on-site shops, restaurants, an indoor heated pool and a spa. Book before October 31 to save 10% on selected weeks. The holiday is for December 23 arrivals, including standard Eurotunnel crossings with free FlexiPlus upgrades. Apartment prices are based on five people sharing a two-bedroom apartment (sleeps six). Bookings: Peak Retreats.
Meribel from £498pp with Ski Total
Spend a week in Meribel, staying at charming Chalet Castor in the tranquil Mussillon district from £498pp. Travel out is on December 12. This rustic chalet has a warm ambience with whitewashed stone walls and classic furnishings. The price includes return flights from Gatwick to Chambery, resort transfers, and seven nights chalet catered accommodation. Plus, any guest who books a Ski Total holiday from the new brochure before August 31 goes into the draw to win one of 20 Ellis Brigham vouchers for £50. Bookings: Ski Total.