There’s still time to book yourself a week of spring skiing. As well as taking a look at the deals below, it’s also worth finding out what the ski specialist travel agencies have on offer, such as SNO, Snowfinders and Ski in Luxury. Most of the major tour operators have ski holiday deals available throughout the winter, too.
Make sure you pack plenty of sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat to wear if you’re having lunch on a terrace at lunchtime.
Don’t forget to reserve your airport parking at least 24 hours before you go – this is especially important during peak holiday periods such as February and Easter. If you’re flying from Gatwick, Cophall Parking has some offers just for Welove2ski viewers.
Les Deux Alps for £429pp with Ski Total
Make the most of the highest skiable glacier in the French Alps and a mix of varied runs and off-piste opportunities by skiing in Les Deux Alpes. Stay seven nights at the four-diamond-plus Chalet Loup Blanc from £429pp, which is a saving of £740pp, departing March 30 from a choice of Birmingham, Bristol and London airports. This offer can also be combined with Ski Total’s group discount deal for one guest in seven to go free. Chalet Loup Blanc features an outdoor covered plunge-pool and a location close to popular Venosc Square. Price includes chalet catering accommodation, flights and resort transfers. Bookings: Ski Total.
Tignes Le Lac from £777pp with SNO
Stay for seven nights at Chalet Carmen in Tignes from March 30. Packages start at £777pp (reduced from £1,246pp) with chalet catering, Gatwick flights and resort transfers included. The Savoyard-style property in Le Lac is a new-build, sleeping six people, with a private sauna, and is 140m from the slopes. Bookings: SNO.
Meribel for £579pp with Ski Beat
Close to the nightlife, the skiing and the centre of Meribel, Chalet Renardeaux is an excellent base from which to ski the vast mileage of the 3 Valleys. There’s a private sauna too. Now there’s a £290pp saving for departure on April 6, and the price of £579pp (was £869pp) includes return Manchester flights (Gatwick + £70pp), resort transfers and fully catered accommodation. Bookings: Ski Beat.
Les Arcs for £349pp with Esprit Ski
Located in a secluded snow-sure bowl, Les Arcs guarantees late-season skiing thanks to the Glacier du Varet offering skiing well into April. Stay seven nights at Chalet Matterhorn (Altitude Residence) in Arc 2000 from £349pp for a family of four – which is a saving of £700pp – departing March 31 from Birmingham, Bristol, Manchester, Newcastle and London airports. Chalet Matterhorn has an indoor swimming-pool and sauna, with the nearest lift 100m from the door. Price includes flights, transfers and chalet catering accommodation. Esprit’s Childcare is available from £349 for six full days for children aged between 17 weeks and 12 years old. Bookings: Esprit Ski.
Megeve from £285pp with Stanford Skiing
Prices on short breaks and ski weekends now start at £285pp for a three-night break from Sunday in catered chalet/hotels Rond Point and Sylvana in Megeve. These prices extend into school holidays, and a week’s break during the Easter holidays is now £500pp (excluding flights and transfers). There are good prices in the self-catered apartments as well. There’s also an offer on ski passes from March 30, with nearly 50€ off an adult six-day pass and discounts for three- and four-day passes as well. There is half-price ski and boot hire for children from now onwards. Bookings: Stanford Skiing.
St Martin de Belleville for £329pp with Peak Retreats
Stay in four-star Chalet Violet in attractive St Martin de Belleville. The property is 100m from the ski school meeting point and the gondola linking to the 3 Valleys. This recently-built spacious chalet has four bedrooms all ensuite, a fully equipped kitchen, dining and living area with fireplace. Facilities also include a terrace with an outdoor Jacuzzi. You can now save 40% on the weeks commencing April 6 and 13. Seven nights is £329pp (was £510pp) based on eight people sharing. The price includes return Eurotunnel crossings with a free upgrade to FlexiPlus for two cars. Bookings: Peak Retreats.
Val d’Isere from £1,064pp with Inghams
There’s a seven-night ski holiday on a catered basis available at the five-diamond Chalet Hotel & Spa Le Savoie in Val d’Isere, from £1,064pp in January 2020. Price includes return flights from Gatwick to Chambery, and airport transfers, as well as £50 off per couple and two-for-one ski/board and boot hire when you pre-book your lift pass (whilst stocks last). Bookings: Inghams.