The season is almost upon us and we’re getting in the mood for Christmas…and skiing! The glaciers at Tignes, Cervinia, Saas Fee and St Moritz all up and running, along with eight in Austria including Solden, Kaprun and Hintertux. Obergurgl opened yesterday.
Meanwhile, in Colorado there’s been heavy snow, as you’ll see from our latest snow report, and the future is looking good in both Californian and Canada, with resorts opening early.
Don’t forget to reserve your airport parking at least 24 hours before you go – especially important during 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.
La Rosiere family trip for £1,799 with Esprit Ski
Stay in the family-friendly resort of La Rosiere with seven nights in Chalet Schatzi for £1,799 (2,548€) – it was £2,197 (3,112€) for a family of four (two adults and two children under 11 years) departing December 13. The chalet is located at the foot of the slopes and has a spacious interior with family suites and rooms. The price includes return flights from Gatwick to Chambery, resort transfers, free wifi, free babysitting and chalet board. More information from Esprit Ski.
Hinterglemm from £319pp with Inghams
Make the most of early savings in Hinterglemm this winter with a 2-for-1 saving. Seven nights chalet catering at four-diamond Chalet Hotel Pinzgauerhof is from £319pp (452€), saving £499pp (707€) and departing December 12. The price includes return flights from Gatwick to Salzburg and resort transfers. For more information or to book visit Inghams.
St Anton for £850pp with Kaluma
Newly refurbished for the 2015-16 season, Chalet Montfort (sleeps 24) in St Anton is now available on a room by room basis, allowing smaller groups, couples or families to enjoy it instead of having to book an entire chalet. The private chef will be preparing a full Christmas dinner. Prices are now £850pp (1,204€) chalet board including flights. More details from Kaluma.
Zermatt from £1,620pp with Matterhorn Chalets
How about a free six-day international lift passes (that’s including Cervinia) staying in Chalet Ulysse in Zermatt on the week commencing December 19? A party of eight will receive four free passes and a party of 12 will receive six free passes. Chalet Ulysses costs from £1,620pp (2,291€) including a free mountain guide and gourmet catered meals. More information from Matterhorn Chalets.
Selva for £669pp with Ski Total
Stay at Chalet Soldanella in Selva which is part of the Sella Ronda ski area for £669pp (948€) – it was £719pp (1,019€) travelling out on December 19. The chalet has comfortable modern furnishings and is in a ski-to-the-door location. This price includes return flights from Gatwick to Innsbruck, resort transfers, free wifi and seven nights chalet catered accommodation. Further information from Ski Total.
Obergurgl from £762pp with Crystal Ski
Stay for a week half board at the four-star Hotel Alpenaussicht in Obergurgl, from £762pp (1,080€) – save £210pp (298€) including flights from Gatwick and transfers departing December 19. Direct flights available from all major UK airports. Further details from Crystal Ski.
St Anton for £1,529pp with Supertravel
Stay a short walk from St Anton’s bustling town centre at the recently-refurbished Chalet Nimbus (sleeps 10). The penthouse chalet comes complete with a steam room, sauna and heated outdoor pool. A week’s stay commencing December 20 now costs £1,529pp (2,166€), including a free lift pass, complimentary driver service to and from the slopes, and chalet board accommodation. More details from Supertravel.
New Year and other January Ski Deals
La Plagne for £1,028pp with Alpine Elements
Spend New Year at Chalet Gemeux in La Plagne, on the week beginning December 27. The half board property sleeps 34, has a sauna, and is 100m to the nearest lift. The price is now £1,028pp (1,456€) – that’s a saving of £420pp (595€) – including flights, resort transfers and a free lift pass. More information from Alpine Elements.
Les Gets family trip for £3,999 with Ski Famille
Spend a week in Les Gets starting December 26 for £3,999 (5,666€) for a family of four in Chalet Negritelles. You’ll enjoy a special New Year’s Eve menu with free-flowing fizz as well as a New Year’s Day lunch at a lovely mountain restaurant. Chalets are fully catered and in-chalet childcare is also available. Further details available from Ski Famille.
Les Carroz from £238pp with Peak Retreats
Stay at Les Chalets de Jouvence in Les Carroz from £238pp (337€) in low season January. The residence is located at the foot of the slopes, giving access to the Grand Massif area and the new Zone Oasis snowpark. Prices are for seven nights, based on four people sharing and including Eurotunnel crossings. Accommodation-only packages are also available. Ski packs, insurance and transfers also bookable. Information from Peak Retreats.
Les Arcs for £385pp with Erna Low
Stay seven nights staying at Le Village, Arc 1950, on a self-catered basis for £385pp (545€) – a saving of 20%. The charming residence has two swimming-pools, spa facilities and ski-in ski-out access. The price is based on six people sharing – and the holiday starts on December 26. To take advantage of this offer, you’ll need to book before November 30. Visit Erna Low for details.
Courchevel from £433pp with Ski Collection
Stay at Les Chalets du Forum in Courchevel 1850 from £433pp (613€) in off peak January. The apartments are located in the heart of the resort, next to the Forum shopping mall and close to the ski lifts, ski hire shop and ESF ski school. New in Courchevel Moriond this season is the Aquamotion waterpark. Prices are for seven nights, based on four people sharing and including Eurotunnel crossings. Accommodation-only packages are also available. Ski packs, insurance and transfers also bookable. Details from Ski Collection.
Alpe d’Huez apartment for £387 with Pierre & Vacances
Horizons d’Huez is in the quiet Passeaux area of Alpe d’Huez, 50m from the nearest lift. The comfortable and functional apartments have a balcony. Priced at £387 (548€) – down from £500 (708€) for a week’s stay in a one-bedroom apartment sleeping four people, arriving January 2. For more information visit Pierre & Vacances.
Font Romeu from £60pp with Pyrenees Collection
Ski the Catalan Pyrenees, staying at Le Domaine de Castella in Font Romeu from £60pp (85€) on the week starting January 9. The accommodation is located 300m away from the centre of Font-Romeu and its numerous shops. Prices are for seven nights, based on four people sharing and including Eurotunnel crossings. Accommodation-only packages are also available. Ski packs, insurance and transfers also bookable. Further details from Pyrenees Collection.
Avoriaz for £789pp with VIP Ski
The new luxury No 1. Penthouse Suite is in the centre of Avoriaz, next to the piste and overlooking the ski school meeting point. With three en suite bedrooms, one with an extra bed in a quirky private alcove, the penthouse suite sleeps 6-7 people. Priced at £789pp (1,118€) – down from £989pp (1,401€) on January 10, including catered accommodation, return flights from Gatwick, coach transfers. For more information visit VIP Ski.
Free lift pass and ski hire with Ski World
Book a ski holiday in one of the selected catered chalets in resorts that include Val d’Isere, La Plagne, Zermatt, St Anton, Meribel, and Val Thorens, departing January 9 or 10 – and everyone on the booking will receive a free lift pass and free ski hire. The offer applies to selected catered chalets and must be booked by November 30. More details from Ski World.
Park City 10-day trip from £1,985pp with Ski Safari
The Park City and Canyons new connection by high-speed gondola, creates the largest single ski area in the USA, with more than 7,300 acres of skiable terrain. There’s a 30% discount plus an extra £100pp (142€) off a holiday here when you book selected accommodation with an Epic Season Pass. Stay 10 nights in a one-bedroom suite in four-star Sundial Lodge from £1,985pp (2,812€), including a seven-day pass, 30% off, plus £100 (142€) credit, flights and transfers. Book by November 20 to take advantage of this offer. Details from Ski Safari.