The 2015-16 ski season will be over in a month’s time, but there’s still time to take advantage of the decent snow, especially up at 1800m or above, and on the north-facing slopes. Things are looking good for the the Easter holidays, with skiing conditions enjoyable everywhere, but the weather is changeable and spring is slowly beginning to creep up the mountain…
A few offers for summer in the Alps are beginning to come in and soon it will be time to start planning for next season. We will be continuing our Deals page throughout the summer – with offers for next season as well as for summer hiking, biking and watersports in the Alps.
Don’t forget to reserve your airport parking at least 24 hours before you leave – this is especially important during the peak holiday periods. If you’re flying from Gatwick, Cophall Parking has some offers just for Welove2ski viewers.
Due to readers’ requests, we now also 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.
Val Thorens from £599pp with Inghams
Hit the slopes of the high-altitude resort of Val Thorens and enjoy the spring conditions and stay for seven nights with catered accommodation at the three-diamond Chalet Amelie from £599pp (759€) – this is a saving of £230pp (291€). The holiday departs April 9 and the price also includes return flights from Gatwick to Geneva and resort transfers. Bookings: Inghams.
Les Gets from £1,499 for a family of three with Ski Famille
Book a holiday with Ski Famille staying in Chalet Bacall for a week starting April 2 for £1,499 (1,900€) for a family of three, including a Eurotunnel Flexiplus pass. Stay in Les Gets in the Portes du Soleil ski area and enjoy a family-friendly holiday, with chalets that are fully catered and professional in-chalet childcare also available. Bookings: Ski Famille.
Valloire apartment for £331 with Lagrange Holidays
You can now save 39% on a one-week holiday starting from April 2 at Les Chalets du Galibier apartments in Valloire. Located at the foot of the slopes and offering an on-site swimming pool, this residence is ideal for late-season family ski breaks. A one-bedroom apartment sleeping up to four people is now £331 (419€) per apartment per week – reduced from £526 (667€) per week – based on accommodation-only. Bookings: Lagrange Holidays.
Verbier from £1,099pp with VIP Ski
Chalet Tortin is a lovely chalet with breathtaking views from its wraparound balcony. It is a few minutes walk away from Verbier’s centre and a three-minute walk from the Medran lift, where VIP has ski lockers so you won’t have to carry skis to and from the chalet. Priced from £1,099pp (1,393€) – down from £1,239pp (1,570€) so that’s a saving of £140pp (177€) – for a week’s stay beginning April 3. Price includes catered accommodation, return flights from Gatwick, and coach transfers. Bookings: VIP Ski.
Austria and France short breaks for £399pp with Ski Total
New short breaks depart on April 10 for three nights, with flights from Gatwick, Edinburgh, Heathrow or Manchester. Four resorts are on offer for short breaks: Tignes, Val d’Isere, Les Arcs and Ischgl. Departing on Sunday, you will have Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday morning on the slopes, before getting a transfer to the airport on the Wednesday evening. For example, Chalet Alaska in Tignes is £399pp (506€) including return flights, resort transfers, free wifi, use of sauna and three nights chalet catered accommodation. Bookings: Ski Total.
Les Menuires for £299pp with Ski Amis
For the week starting April 16 you can stay half board at either Chalet Estelle, Fiora or Gabrielle (each of them sleep 12-16 people) in Les Menuires. The price is now £299pp (379€) – it was £569pp (721€), and there are discounted lift passes too. Flights are not included and resort transfers are an extra £80pp (101€) return. Bookings: Ski Amis.
Flaine short break for £352pp with Erna Low
Save 23% on a ski weekend in Flaine, staying three nights from April 7 for £352pp (446€) including return flights from Luton to Geneva with easyJet, resort transfers, three nights in a two-bedroom apartment at the Residence La Foret (based on four people sharing). Add in a three-day Grand Massif ski pass for £103pp (131€). The price is based on an early evening outbound flight, returning on the evening of April 10. Price excludes hold baggage and is based on four adults travelling. Bookings: Erna Low.
Val d’Isere apartment from £421 with Pierre & Vacances
The La Daille residence is located at the entrance to Val d’Isere. The three-star offers fully-equipped, comfortable apartments with views of the valley and the village. Its location at the foot of the slopes and near the lifts allows quick access to the ski area. Priced from £421 (533€) per apartment – down from £633 (802€), which is a saving of 33% – for a week’s stay in a self-catered apartment which sleeps up to four people arriving April 2. Bookings: Pierre & Vacances.
Morzine Health & Fitness week from £495pp with AliKats Mountain Holidays
Combines a love of the mountains with healthy living on a Health & Fitness week that runs from April 10-17. Prices are from £495pp (627€) for seven nights and include six days chalet catered service, yoga, Pilates, skiing sessions, and recovery massage. You can opt to add three guided trail-running sessions and choose a lighter, healthier menu with fresh fruit, veg, and plenty of superfoods. The price does not include travel, lift pass or equipment rental, and trail running is an optional extra at £75 (€105) for the three guided runs. Bookings: Alikats.
Meribel short break from £290pp and free Go-Pro with Madame Vacances
Meribel-Mottaret sits at the heart of the 3 Valleys and you can stay here for four nights and receive a free Go-Pro (worth £100 – 127€) when booking at the ski-in ski-out Hotel Le Mottaret this April. Four nights B&B starts from £290pp (367€). The offer is for the first 25 bookings for holidays before April 18. Bookings: Madame Vacances.
Summer in The Alps
Morzine and Les Gets from £70 per room per night with VIP Chalets
See the mountains from a new perspective this summer when travelling on the Fantasticable in the Portes du Soleil. This unusual zip-wire allows you to fly along, lying horizontally in a harness, at almost 100km per hour (60mph) at up to 240m above the hamlet of Plaine-Dranse. You can even travel in pairs, enabling couples to experience the views together. Stay for one night or more in either Alaska Lodge in Morzine or Altitude Lodge Les Gets. Prices per room start from £70 (89€) per night, and the whole chalet is from £165 (209€) per night. Bookings: VIP Chalets.
Chamonix from £399pp with Inghams
Springtime hiking in the mountains is a wonderful experience as the flowers are all out and the temperatures are warmer. The resort of Chamonix is a paradise for walkers and offers something for all abilities, from gentle routes to challenging hikes, all framed by Mont Blanc. Stay seven nights catered accommodation at the three-diamond Chalet Hotel Sapiniere from £399pp (506€) – saving £70 (89€) – departing on May 18. Price also includes return flights from Gatwick to Geneva, and resort transfers. Bookings: Inghams.
Whistler 11 nights from £869pp with Ski Safari
It’s well worth booking by April 30 to guarantee your ski holiday for January 2017, as there are some great prices. This deal starts from £869pp (1,101€) for 11 nights, based on two people sharing a studio in the little-known Le Chamois in Whistler which is a ski-in ski-out condo at the base of Blackcomb Mountain. The price includes flights from Gatwick to Vancouver, and resort transfers. Bookings: Ski Safari.