With snow falling in the Alps, and low temperatures too, now is a great time to book an early-season ski holiday. This week’s deals include three that are place pre-Christmas. As well as looking through the deals below, it’s also worth seeing 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.
Don’t forget to reserve your airport parking at least 24 hours before you go – or even further in advance during peak holiday periods. If you’re flying from Gatwick, Cophall Parking has some offers just for Welove2ski followers.
Livigno in mid-December from £1,149pp with SNO
Special offers are available on a number of ski hotels in Italy, including the Lac Salin Spa & Resort in Livigno. A seven-night stay here comes with a free lift pass on the week beginning December 14. With half board, Gatwick flights and resort transfers included, packages start at £1,149pp. The four-star hotel is positioned opposite the pistes and is home to the popular Mandira spa. Bookings: SNO
Ischgl in early December from £599pp with Ski Total
There’s a seven-night ski holiday on a catered basis at Chalet Hotel Abendrot in Ischgl from £599pp. Price represents a saving of £210pp and includes return flights from Gatwick to Innsbruck and airport transfers. The package is valid for travel departing on December 7. Bookings: Ski Total.
Vaujany in March for £131pp with Peak Retreats
Vaujany has a good snow record and benefits from above average sunshine in a beautiful setting with the Oisans massif to the west and the Ecrins national park to the east. Stay in the three-star self-catered apartments at La Cascade-Les Epinettes at the foot of the cable-car and a short walk to the resort centre. As well as offering magnificent views, the residence has a reception lounge, outdoor parking, ski lockers, and a spacious leisure area with indoor pool, sauna and steam room. There’s 20% off the week commencing March 28 when booked by November 11. Seven nights in a two-bedroom apartment is £131pp based on five sharing (was £152pp) including return Eurotunnel crossings with free FlexiPlus upgrade. Bookings: Peak Retreats.
Vegan ski holidays in France from £739pp with Ski Beat
Bookings from guests on vegan, vegetarian and other diets are at an all-time high. To respond to the demand, Ski Beat has introduced Vegan Ski Weeks for the 2019-20 season. The vegan ski weeks include Chalet Alpaca in Plan Peisey on December 21, Chalet Cristal in Val d’Isere on December 28, Chalet De La Mine 1 in Plagne 1800 on January 11, Chalet Gentiane in Plan Peisey on January 25, and Chalet Papillon 6 in La Rosiere on January 25. For an example of prices, Chalet de la Mine in Plagne 1800 is £739pp half board on January 11. Bookings: Ski Beat.
Tignes in mid-December for £374pp with Erna Low
Last chance to save, when booking by November 12 to save 10% on accommodation at the fabulous four-star Residence Le Nevada, the perfect spot for an early season trip, right in the heart of high-altitude Tignes Val Claret with easy access to the glacier skiing. There’s a self-drive package for seven nights from December 14, including a two-bedroom, four- to six-person apartment. This includes Eurotunnel Flexiplus crossings and now costs £1,493 (or £374pp) based on four people sharing. It was £1,631. Bookings: Erna Low.
St Christoph in February from £999pp with VIP SKI
Part of the vast Arlberg ski region, St Christoph is a traditional village with incredible views up to the Galzig mountain. It shares a ski area with neighbouring St Anton, Lech and Zurs. The new Hotel Arlberg offers luxury ski-in ski-out accommodation moments from the St Christoph and Arlenmähder chair-lifts and sleeps 42-70 in 19 spacious rooms and three large suites across three floors. There’s a sauna, too. A week’s stay from February 2, costs from £999pp (was £1,124pp – saving £125pp) including return flights from Gatwick, coach transfers and catered accommodation. Bookings: VIP SKI.
La Plagne in January for £183pp with Ski Collection
La Plagne is made up of several villages such as Plagne 1800, Belle Plagne, Plagne Centre and Plagne Soleil. Stay in the three-star-superior apartments at Sun Valley in the centre of Plagne Soleil. The property offers wonderful views of the Tarentaise Valley and are situated on the slopes to offer doorstep skiing. Facilities include a pool table, spa with indoor heated pool, hot tub, sauna and steam room. There’s 15% off the weeks commencing January 4, 11, 18 and 25 when booked by November 15. For example, seven nights in a two-bedroom apartment based on five sharing is now from £183pp (was £207pp) on January 4, including return Eurotunnel crossings with free FlexiPlus upgrade. Bookings: Ski Collection.