We’re still getting in lots of lovely summer mountain deals so, if you can’t wait for the ski season to come around, you could try some cycling or MTB, hiking, golf and myriad other activities – or just a bit of relaxation in the healthy mountain air.
Due to reader demand, we now have our ski holiday prices in euros (with the exchange rate correct at the time of writing), although you should contact tour operators direct for a quote that doesn’t include travel from the UK.
Summer in The Alps
Seefeld from £449pp with Inghams
Situated above the Inn Valley 10 miles from Innsbruck, Seefeld is a large bustling village offering something for everyone, with walking to suit all levels. Stay seven nights half board at the three-and-a-half star Hotel Alpina from £449pp (565€), which is a saving of £189pp (238€). Price includes return flights from Gatwick to Munich and resort transfers, departing June 25. Bookings: Inghams.
Morzine from from £450pp with VIP Chalets
July 23 will see the resort become the finale of the second-last stage of the famous Tour-de-France in Morzine. The backdrop of rolling hills and mountains will be the perfect accompaniment to some world-class cycling. Not only will the Tour be passing through Morzine, but two weeks before, you can also take part in the renowned Etape du Tour on July 10. Each year, this event allows amateur cyclists the chance to ride the same route as the pro riders of the Tour de France, on closed roads. There are minimum three-night stays during the key stages of the competition, with prices from £450pp (566€) on July 8-10, and prices from £600pp (755€) on July 21-23. Bookings: VIP Chalets.
Ljubjana tour from £499pp with Freedom Treks
Although the Lipizzaner horse is closely associated with the Spanish Riding School of Vienna, its breed actually dates back to 16th-century Slovenia. This is just one of the many discoveries you will make on the Emerald Route cycling tour, which begins in the capital city of Ljubljana before heading through flat marshland and mountain scenery to the coastal town of Piran. Taking place over seven days, and covering 147 miles, on this easy-going cycling tour you’ll experience the folk culture, traditional music and local cuisine. From £499pp (628€) for seven nights B&B, staying in a selection of two-star and three-star properties, and including daily luggage transportation. Departs daily until October. Flights not included. Bookings: Freedom Treks.
Val Cenis for £150pp with Peak Retreats
Stay for 14 nights at Les Balcons en Haut in Val Cenis for £150pp (189€), which is a saving of £130pp (164€). The residence is extremely well located at the end of Lanslevillard village, with fields and mountains behind it, and the holiday starts on July 16. Bookings: Peak Retreats.
Kitzbuhel from £432pp with Thomson Lakes
Stay for a week half board at the four-star Hotel Jaegerwirt in Kitzbuhel. The Hahnenkamm gondola is an easy walk away. From £432pp (544€) – which is a saving of 40%. The departure is June 25 from Gatwick to Salzburg, with resort transfers included. Flights also available from all major UK departure airports. Bookings: Thomson Lakes.
Morzine for £309pp with Erna Low
Stay seven nights in a two-bedroom four/six-person apartment at L’Aiglon de Morzine including return Eurotunnel crossings with free Flexiplus upgrades. The price is £309pp (389€) based on a family of four. Morzine is lovely in the summer with lots of outdoor activities, and the holiday departs on July 9. Bookings: Erna Low.
St Anton family holiday for £4,282 with Esprit Ski
Take a nine-night holiday over New Year, departing December 30, to St Anton – with accommodation in attractive Chalet Pepi Gabl at £4,282 (5,401€) – it was £5,110 (6,430€) – for a family of four. At the foot of the Nasserein gondola this chalet features family bedrooms and suites plus a spa area. An added bonus of St Anton is that this season new cable-cars will link to neighbouring Lech with no more need for buses. The holiday price is based on a family of four (two adults and two children aged five to eight years) and includes return flights from Gatwick to Innsbruck, resort transfers, free wifi, free baby listening and catered chalet accommodation. Childcare is available from £293 (370€) for eight half days. Bookings: Esprit Ski.
La Rosiere from £215pp with Ski Collection
Book before October 31 and get 10% off a week’s holiday staying at
Les Cimes Blanches in La Rosiere. It now costs from £215pp (271€) on the week starting January 7 – it was £239pp (301€). This recently-built luxury residence is a located in the Quartier des Eucherts area, close to the ski slopes and has wonderful views. Bookings: Ski Collection.
Flaine from £528pp with Erna Low
Save 10% at the ski-in-out five-star Residence Les Terrasses d’Helios in snowsure Flaine. It mo costs from £528pp (666€) instead of £607pp (766€), departing December 31 for one week, based on four people sharing a one-bedroom apartment including flights from Gatwick to Geneva and private transfers. Flexible stays can also be organised from anything seven to ten days. Bookings: Erna Low.
Val d’Isere from £1,879pp with Ski Total
This New Year stay at the heart of Val d’Isere, in the five-diamond platinum-rated Chalet Hotel Le Savoie. The property offers a choice of spacious bedrooms and suites, a spa area with indoor pool, whirlpools, saunas and a steam room all free of charge. Experience the New Year in style with a nine-night break costing from £1,879pp (2,370€) – it was £2,219 (2,799€) – saving £340pp (429€). The price includes flights from Southampton to Geneva and private resort transfers. Bookings: Ski Total.