Starting to think about your ski holiday for next season? Winter offers are coming in regularly 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 with road cycling, mountain biking, hiking, golf and myriad other activities – or just a bit of picnicking and relaxation in beautiful surroundings?
Schladming for £670pp with Crystal Summer
Stay for a week half board in three-star Hotel Kirchenwirt in Schladming, with a free all-inclusive card for the adventure pools, a glacier hike, taking a paragliding sampler course, all lifts and buses, kids’ adventure club with introduction to rock climbing, archery lesson, Wild West day, bread-making session, and a mining afternoon. It costs £670pp (947€), saving £175pp (247€), departing on August 22 from Manchester, Glasgow, Newcastle or Gatwick to Salzburg. Resort transfers are also included. Further details from Crystal Summer.
Serre Chevalier from 226€pp
You can ski and board the lovely resort of Serre Chevalier from €226pp per week. This special price includes self-catering accommodation (based on four people sharing) and a six-day ski pass for everyone. Getting here is easy, about eight hours by car from Calais; by rail direct to Briançon; and there’s a choice of airports: Turin, Grenoble and Lyon. Book your holiday with the English-speaking reservations team at the Serre Chevalier Tourist Office or online.
Easter apartment in Valloire for £375 with Lagrange Holidays
Book a week’s stay in the family-friendly resort of Valloire before August 24 and you’ll benefit from a 20% early booking discount on the cost of your accommodation. A one-bedroom alcove apartment sleeping up to six people in residence Les Chalets du Galibier is now £375 (530€) per apartment per week – it was £468 (916€) per week – plus a £30 (42€) booking fee, for the week commencing March 26. The price is based on accommodation-only. For more information and bookings, visit Lagrange Holidays website.
Val d’Isere from £419pp with Ski Total
Stay in Chalet Bonnevie in Val d’Isere from £419pp (592€) for eight nights for the price of seven. Set in Le Fornet, this charming chalet is approximately four minutes’ walk from the main Le Fornet cable-car directly into the Espace Killy ski area. The price includes return flights from Gatwick to Geneva departing December 5, resort transfers, free wifi and eight nights’ chalet board. Details from Ski Total.
St Anton family holiday for £3,679 with Esprit Ski
Chalet Pepi Gabl in St Anton is a great place to spend New Year as a family. Located 50m from the Nasserien gondola and five minutes walk from the town centre, the chalet has a residents’ bar. At New Year, departing December 27, a family of three (two adults and one child aged two to four years) is now £3,679 (5199€) including return flights from Gatwick to Innsbruck, resort transfers, free wifi, sauna and wellness area, free baby listening and seven nights’ chalet half board. Free children’s lift passes and equipment hire are also available. Esprit Classic Child Care is available from £215 (304€) for a week of exclusive ski lessons. More information from Esprit Ski.
Valmorel apartment from £1,756 with Peak Retreats
Stay a week in one of the large self-catered apartments in Valmorel this spring, where all children under ten years receive a free lift pass from March 26 until the end of the season. Ski-in, ski-out La Grange aux Fees contains luxurious apartments with modern facilities. There’s a private indoor heated swimming-pool, Jacuzzis, saunas, steam rooms and fitness room, as well as a kids’ paddling pool. Prices from £1,756 (2482€) based on up to ten people sharing a spacious four-bedroom apartment. Details from Peak Retreats.
Working a season for Esprit, Ski Total or Inghams is a good opportunity for people of all ages and develops a variety of skills, is a chance to improve your skiing or snowboarding by spending around five months living in the mountains. There is a great remuneration package available for all those who work a season, including a competitive salary, full board (or an allowance if not) accommodation, insurance, transport to and from the UK, holiday pay, commission on selected roles, local lift pass, equipment hire, one full day off per week, pre-season training, up to 10% discount for family and friends’ holidays. Working a season can be a one-off opportunity – or the start of a career through the management structure available overseas or in the head office in the UK. To apply visit Work A Season.