Ski deals Nov 11, 2018 | Welove2ski
Ski Deals

The Top Ski Deals from Early December to Mid-January

We're counting down the days to the start of the ski season, which is now just two weeks away.
Ski deals Nov 11, 2018 | Welove2ski
Photo: (c) OT Samoens.

We’re counting down the days to the start of the season, which is now just two weeks away. Our newest offers also include some for Christmas…and a visit to Santa!

Most of the major operators have ski holiday deals available throughout the winter, and it’s also worth having a look at what the ski specialist travel agencies have on offer.

Don’t forget to reserve your airport parking at least 24 hours before you go – this is especially important during peak holiday periods. If you’re flying from Gatwick, Cophall Parking has some offers just for Welove2ski viewers.


La Plagne early skiing for £614pp with Ski Beat
Step out of the door and ski. Chalet Sorbier is just 30m from the Plagne 1800 chair-lift, accessing miles of world-class skiing. For those arriving on December 15, the price of a week’s fully-catered chalet holiday has been trimmed from £669pp to £614pp, including a £55pp saving. Chalet Sorbier is comfortable, convenient and the price includes return Gatwick flights and transfers. (Manchester departure £644pp, was £669, so a saving of £45pp). Bookings: Ski Beat.

Verbier in January from £678pp with Inghams
A seven-night holiday on a catered basis at the four-diamond Xtra Chalet de Verbier in Verbier is now from £678pp based on five adults sharing a room. Price represents a saving of £170pp and includes return flights from Bristol to Geneva and airport transfers. The package is valid for travel departing on January 5. Bookings: Inghams.

Tignes Christmas apartment for £2,349 with Erna Low
If you’re looking for a Christmas ski holiday then self-drive makes good sense as you can load up the car with Christmas food and even a few presents. Look for a high-altitude resort for the best chance of good snow – a great choice is four-star Residence La Ferme du Val Claret in Tignes, which has easy access to the Grand Motte glacier. You can still book a two-bedroom four-to-six-person apartment with Eurotunnel Flexiplus crossings for £2,349, departing December 22. Bookings: Erna Low.

Val d’Isere in early December from £186pp with Ski France
Stay at four-star Residence Alpina Lodge in Val d’Isere, which is part of the world’s highest extended ski domain, The property offers a selection of comfortable and spacious self-catered apartments located in the town centre, close to shops, bars and restaurants, with the main ski-lifts 500 metres away. A seven-night self-catered stay departing December 8, is priced from £186pp (£372 total – was £517 total, saving 28%) per one-bedroom studio apartment that sleeps up to two people. The price is for accommodation only. Bookings: Ski France.

Samoëns Christmas from £365pp with Peak Retreats
Apartments at La Reine des Pres residence are well located close to the Grand Massif Express gondola, and a five-minute walk from the main village square in Samoëns. This beautiful and unspoiled ski village offers easy access to the huge Grand Massif ski area (including Flaine) with a large beginners’ area and plenty of intermediate cruising. Facilities include an indoor pool and spa. Seven nights self-catering is now from £365pp (was £400pp) including return Eurotunnel crossings with a free upgrade to FlexiPlus. The price is based on five people sharing a two-bedroom apartment (sleeps up to six) arriving December 22. Bookings: Peak Retreats.

Les Gets December family skiing from £649pp with SNO
Family chalet Le Marjorie in Les Gets is available for £649pp on the week beginning December 15. Gatwick flights, transfers and chalet catering are included in the package. The chalet has family suites, a playroom, à la carte childcare and a ‘ski school assistant’ who helps children with the ski school run. Bookings: SNO.

St Anton in mid-December from £899pp with VIP SKI
Chalet Cristal, VIP SKI’s newest chalet in St Anton, is a five-minute walk from the Rendlbahn lift and ski hire shop where there’s access to boot warmers and ski lockers. The chalet’s open-plan design offers the great living space for a group. A seven-night stay, arriving December 16, costs from £899pp (reduced from £1,099pp, saving £200pp) and sleeps up to 14 people. Price includes seven nights’ chalet-board accommodation, a champagne reception on the first and last night, access to the sauna as well as flights from Gatwick and coach transfers. Bookings: VIP SKI.

Peisey-Vallandry in mid-January from £259pp with Ski Collection
L’Orée des Cimes in Peisey-Vallandry is a luxury residence positioned on the edge of the ski slopes of the Paradiski area, which is shared with Les Arcs and La Plagne. You can save 10% for the week commencing January 15, making seven nights self-catering from £259pp (was £283pp) including return Eurotunnel crossings with a free upgrade to FlexiPlus. Price is based on five people sharing a two-bedroom apartment (sleeps up to six). Bookings: Ski Collection.

Last-minute family trip from £2,066pp with Santa’s Lapland
Add some pre-Christmas magic to your children’s winter and save up to £800 in Lapland. Book an unforgettable break and stay at Santa’s Hotel Tunturi for two nights half board from £2,066 per family (based on two adults and two children, aged two to five years, sharing a room). Price represents a saving of £800 per family and includes return flights from Bournemouth to Ivalo and airport transfers, as well as a private meeting with Santa, a husky sled ride, reindeer sleigh ride, igloo experience and thermal clothing. The package is valid for travel departing on November 28. Bookings: Santa’s Lapland.


About the author

Felice Hardy

Felice's first job was at Vogue magazine and she then went on to become deputy editor of the Ski Club of Great Britain's magazine. Later she was (and still is) a travel writer touring the world for a huge variety of publications including The Guardian, London Evening Standard, Country Life, Conde Nast Traveller, Tatler, and BA Highlife magazine. She has co-edited 18 ski and travel guidebooks for Cadogan Guides, Debrett's and Which? Books. She has co-edited Welove2ski since 2008.

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