There’s nothing healthier than spending a week relaxing in the fresh mountain air. Read a book, sit in the sun, wallow in a spa, take a lift or walk for a picnic or lunch in a mountain restaurant…or maybe try something a bit more strenuous? How about some cycling or MTB, hiking, golf and myriad other activities – or just a bit of relaxation among gorgeous surroundings?
Also see our advice on keeping fit between ski seasons and the best resorts for summer skiing for tips on where to go over the next few months.
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
Saalbach spa break from £294pp with Thomson Lakes
Stay seven nights half board at the four-star Berger’s Sporthotel in Saalbach. The hotel’s La Vie spa has an indoor pool, water jets, underwater massage and music, special light effects with colour changes and relaxation area – all included in the price. Food is highly rated and you’ll have a good selection of local dishes to try throughout your stay – although if you prefer, the menu also offers international cuisine and can cater for vegetarians too. From £294pp (224€) – a saving of 48% – departing on June 18 from Gatwick to Salzburg, including resort transfers. Flights also available from all major UK departure airports. Bookings: Thomson Lakes.
Les Arcs apartment for £969pp with Erna Low
It now costs £969pp (737€), which is a 20% saving, for seven nights in Arc 1950, departing July 30 and including return Eurotunnel crossing with Flexiplus upgrades. This is based on a two-bedroom six-person standard apartment. Bookings: Erna Low.
Les Gets golf and hiking from £117 per night with VIP Chalets
VIP is offering 10% off all of their summer accommodation throughout June and July. For example, Altitude Lodge is a nine-bedroom lodge-hotel in Les Gets, which sleeps up to 29 people in a mix of double and family rooms. After an action-packed day of biking, hiking or the other activities on offer, you can relax in the outdoor hot tub or the wet suite with sauna. Altitude Lodge is 400m from a golf course which many rate as one of the most scenic there are, with lush green fairways and the glorious backdrop of Mont Blanc. A stay in Altitude Lodge is from £117 (89€) – down from £130 (99€), so that’s a saving of 10% – per night based on two sharing with half-board accommodation for a minimum of three nights. Bookings: VIP Chalets.
Pas de la Casa apartment from £298 with Pierre & Vacances
The Pas de la Casa Princesa residence is situated in the heart in the village of Pas de la Casa, at 2000m. It comprises four buildings of six floors, offering superb views over the valley. Located between Spain and France, Andorra is a duty free shopping destination. Priced from £298 (227€) per apartment – down from £399 (304€), so a saving of 25% – for a seven-night stay in a one-bedroom apartment for four people arriving June 18. Bookings: Pierre & Vacances.
Soll relaxation week for £379pp with Inghams
The four-star Hotel Postwirt in the heart of Soll dates back to the 13th century and is full of Austrian charm. It has a leisure area with sauna, steam room, relaxation room and heated outdoor pool. Stay seven nights half board from £379pp (288€), which is a saving of £392pp (298€), departing June 4. Price includes return flights from Gatwick to Innsbruck and resort transfers. Bookings: Inghams.
La Tania chalet holiday from £313pp with Madame Vacances
Located in the heart of La Tania, Les Chalets de la Tania are perfect for those wanting the flexibility of a self-catered summer holiday. Inside, each of the chalets (sleeping eight to 10 people) is decorated in traditional Savoyard style, with large fireplaces and wood-and-stone interiors. The resort has a post office, bakery, supermarket, and a selection of restaurants and bars open in summer. Or jump on the free shuttle bus to the Aquamotion Centre in Courchevel, with its swimming-pools, slides and indoor ‘rivers’. From £313pp (238€) – down from £329pp (250€) – for seven nights in a four-bedroom chalet that sleeps up to eight people, arriving June 18. Bookings: Madame Vacances.
Samoens from £215pp with Peak Retreats
La Reine des Prés is a four-star self-catered residence with an indoor pool, and very convenient for skiing Samoens and the linked Grand Massif area. The apartment sleeps four to six people and the weekly price of £215pp (164€) includes Eurotunnel crossings for one car. The holiday start date is January 28. Bookings: Peak Retreats.
New Year in Val d’Isere and Tignes from £1,199
There’s a saving of £200pp (152€) and a buy-one-get-one-half-price lift pass offer in Val d’Isere and Tignes. Stay eight nights with chalet catering, including a New Year celebration meal with Champagne at the four-diamond Chalet Isabelle in Tignes from £1,199pp (913€), including a saving £100pp (76€) on bookings made before May 31 and a free night’s stay worth £100pp (76€) departing December 30. The holiday includes return flights from Gatwick to Chambery and resort transfers. The offer is valid on adult Espace Killy lift passes only and must be booked at least one week prior to departure, and is valid for seven days. Bookings: Inghams.
Alps d’Huez New Year for £1,068pp with Ski Total
Stay in Alpe d’Huez over New Year, with accommodation in Chalet Annalise for £1,068pp (813€) – it was £1,308pp (996€) – travelling out on December 30, and receive nine nights for the price of seven. There is also 50% off ski hire. This stylish chalet is 150 metres from the nearest piste and has excellent facilities including its own sauna and use of a hot tub. This price includes return flights from Stansted to Chambery, resort transfers, free wifi and nine nights chalet catered accommodation. Bookings: Ski Total.
La Rosiere from £215pp with Ski Collection
Stay seven nights from £215pp (164€) – it was £239pp (182€) – at four-star Les Cimes Blanches in La Rosiere. This is a recently-built luxury ski residence located in the Quartier des Eucherts area, close to the ski slopes and offering wonderful panoramic views. The self-catered apartment sleeps four to six people and the price includes Eurotunnel crossings for one car on the week of January 7. Bookings: Ski Collection.
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