You’re probably counting the days to the start of the season, which is now almost upon us. We still have some offers for skiing at Christmas which, with snow outside the door, sizzling log fires and plenty of vin chaud or hot chocolate means a ski holiday is one of the best family Christmases you could have – and it makes a romantic break for couples, too.
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.
Christmas and New Year
Plan Peisey chalet for £799pp with Ski Beat
For arrivals on December 22 there’s £120 off the price of a week’s stay at Chalet Bouquetin in Plan Peisey, with skiing on the doorstep and 150m from the Vanoise Express to link to the vast La Plagne ski area. The price of £799pp (was £919pp) includes return Gatwick flights (Manchester is an additional £20pp), resort transfers, chaleqt half board and a traditional turkey Christmas dinner. Bookings: Ski Beat.
Meribel family holiday for £884pp with Esprit Ski
Brand new to Esprit Ski’s portfolio this season, Chalet Hotel Alba, located in the heart of Meribel, is the perfect place to spend Christmas in the snow. Stay seven nights at the four-diamond-plus property from £884pp (a saving of £130pp), departing December 23. Chalet Hotel Alba features a large sun terrace with mountain views, as well as a sauna, steam-room and indoor whirlpool. Price includes flights, transfers, chalet catering and a Christmas gala dinner with champagne. Bookings: Esprit Ski.
Sauze d’Oulx hotel stay from £649pp with Inghams
A seven-night Christmas ski holiday on a half board basis at the three-star superior Hotel Hermitage in Sauze d’Oulx is now from £649pp. Price represents a saving of £270pp (29%) and includes return flights from Gatwick to Turin and airport transfers. The package is valid for travel departing on December 22. Bookings: Inghams.
Belle-Plagne self-catering from £380pp with Ski Collection
Stay at Les Balcons de Belle Plagne, which is located at the foot of the slopes of Belle Plagne. The residence is a five-minute walk from the resort centre that provides bars and restaurants with live music for apres-ski entertainment. Facilities include an indoor pool and spa. Seven nights arriving December 22 costs from £380pp (it was £418pp) 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). Book before November 28 to take advantage of the offer. Bookings: Ski Collection.
St Martin de Belleville New Year from £620pp with Peak Retreats
The four-star residence Les Chalets du Gypse in St Martin de Belleville is located right on the slopes with a wonderful view of the village. The new eight-person gondola whisks you to the ridge overlooking the Meribel valley. Facilities including an indoor pool, hot tub, sauna and steam room. Seven nights, arriving December 29, in a two-bedroom apartment is from £620pp (was £722pp) 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: Peak Retreats.
Val d’Isere chalet for £851pp with SNO
Packages to Chalet Madeleine in Val d’Isere have been discounted by over £600pp on the week beginning January 12. It now costs £851pp (reduced from £1,483pp) for a seven-night stay complete with chalet catering, Gatwick flights and airport transfers. The chalet sleeps 12 to 14 people and has an outdoor hot tub, open fire and underfloor heating. Bookings: SNO.
Sainte Foy self-catering from £203pp with Erna Low
If you’re looking for a week of powder skiing away from the crowds this January, then Sainte Foy is great value for money. Residence L’Etoile des Cimes is a popular spot at the foot of the slopes and currently has an extra 10% off accommodation for selected dates – the self-drive package includes Eurotunnel Flexiplus crossings, with arrival on January 19. Seven nights, based on four people sharing a one-bedroom four-person apartment is now £203pp. Bookings: Erna Low.
Val d’Isere penthouse suite from £1,050pp with VIP SKI
Located in the heart of Val d’Isere, the Aspen Lodge Penthouse Suite 8 occupies the top floor of the propertyLodge and sleeps up to eight people across four en-suite bathrooms. The interior incorporates modern sophistication with traditional elegance, and the high street is just outside the door. There are three on-site hot tubs located at the rear of the property. A seven-night stay starting January 6, costs from £1,050pp (reduced from £1,239, saving £189pp). Price includes flights and transfers. Bookings: VIP SKI.
Flaine self-catering from £109pp with Ski France
The purpose-built resort of Flaine, which is part of the expansive Grand Massif, reaches 2500 metres and usually stays open until late April. Residence Les Terrasses de Veret is located in the centre of town, next to the Grands Vans chair-lift. The property has an indoor heated swimming-pool, outdoor Jacuzzi and a fireplace in the communal living room. A week’s stay, from January 5, costs from £109pp (£436 total – was £606 total, so a saving of 28%) for a one-bedroom apartment sleeping four. This is accommodation-only. Bookings: Ski France.
Val d’Isere all-inclusive for £851pp with Skiworld
The Ski-All-In holiday gives total transparency of what a holiday will cost. Substantial discounts are on offer when you buy a ski holiday, lift pass and ski hire all at the same time – meaning that prices of lift passes and ski hire won’t be subject to fluctuation in exchange rates. You can save massive amounts (up to £588pp off) by booking ski-all-in – for example, staying at Chalet Madeline in Val d’Isere, departing January 12, for 7 nights will now cost £851pp. Bookings: Skiworld.
Meribel chalet for £849pp with Ski Total
Book seven nights at the luxury platinum five-diamond Chalet Isba in Meribel from £849pp (a saving of £160pp), departing January 6. Located minutes from the nearest piste and featuring a home cinema, billiard room, sauna and outdoor hot tub with mountain views, the price includes chalet catering, flights and resort transfers. Bookings: Ski Total.
Half Term and Other Times
Val d’Isere half term chalet for £35,230 with Chardon Mountain Lodges
Until Friday November 23, Chalet Mistral in Val d’Isere, which sleeps 14 in seven en suite bedrooms, is available at a 30% reduction. It’s available from February 17 to 24 for £35,230 including chalet half board, reduced from £50,330 for the whole property. The chalet is ski-in ski-out and its many luxury features include two hot tubs, a cinema room and a treatment room. Travel is not included. Bookings: Chardon Mountain Lodges.
Whistler in March from £1,239pp with Ski Independence
Save up to 50% on accommodation in Whistler, plus receive complimentary upgrades from shared to private transfers and complimentary Fresh Tracks tickets. Seven nights at the five-star Westin Resort & Spa is now from £1,239pp (including savings of 50% on lodging), including flights with Air Canada and private (upgraded) transfers. Departure date is March 21. Bookings: Ski Independence.
Les Gets, Les Menuires and La Plagne up to 50% off with Ski Famille
There will be large savings on existing offer prices, running from 9am on November 19 to 4pm on November 24. White Wednesday family ski savings apply to chalets in four Ski Famille resorts. Save up to an additional £500 in Les Bruyeres and Reberty 2000 (Les Menuires) or up to an additional £300 in Les Gets and La Plagne. The largest discounts offer families of four a week in a catered chalet in Les Gets from £1,699 including Gatwick flights and transfers or Eurotunnel FlexiPlus tickets. Flights from regional UK airports are available at a supplement. Bookings: Ski Famille.