Val Thorens has already opened, Val d’Isere is opening this coming weekend, and others will follow. The ski season is upon us. This week’s deals include the pre-Christmas and Christmas weeks. 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.
Avoriaz in January from £488pp with Erna Low
Ski in January and save 20% on luxurious ski apartments. Residence L’Amara in Avoriaz has spectacular views across the valley and direct access to the pistes of Les Portes du Soleil, and you can unwind at the end of the day in the indoor pool and spa. Book a self-drive package for seven nights from January 11, with a two-bedroom six-person apartment and Eurotunnel Flexiplus crossings for £488pp – a saving of over £100pp. This is based on four sharing, with a total price £1,952, (full price was £2,377). Bookings: Erna Low.
Val d’Isere mid-December from £1,99pp with SNO
Seven nights in Val d’Isere’s Avenue Lodge Hotel has been reduced by over £600 from £1,813pp to £1,199pp. Departing on December 14, the cost covers half-board accommodation, Edinburgh flights and resort transfers. The five-star hotel is in the centre of the resort and has a bar, indoor pool and spa facilities. Bookings: SNO.
Champoluc Christmas for £789pp with Ski Total
Spend Christmas Day in Champoluc, staying in Chalet-Hotel Breithorn, a traditional hotel which has been beautifully restored and modernised. You’ll be able to experience the 150km Monterosa ski area with its uncrowded slopes and good-value restaurants. The holiday starts on December 21, with flights from Gatwick or Manchester. The price is now £789pp half board (was £1,099). Bookings: Ski Total.
Val Thorens in February for £699pp with Ski Beat
There’s a Black Friday saving of £280pp off a week’s stay in Chalet Renne in Val Thorens. After a day on the slopes, return to the chalet for a sauna or swim, homemade cakes with tea, to be followed by hearty evening meals. The holiday departs on February 8 and now costs £699pp (was £979pp) including seven nights fully catered accommodation, return Gatwick flights (Manchester + £20pp) and transfers. Bookings: Ski Beat.
Samoens at Easter for £228pp with Peak Retreats
Samoens is a rural village set amid forest in the large Grand Massif ski area. There’s a small traffic-free centre and traditional-style bars and restaurants. Stay in the four-star apartments at les Chalets des Layssia, 50m from the Grand Massif Express gondola. Facilities include free access to the indoor pool and wellness area, Ô des Cîmes Spa (treatments payable). There’s 10% off the weeks commencing March 7, 14, 21, and 28, as well as April 4, 11, and 18 – when booked by December 15. Seven nights in a two-bedroom apartment is £228pp based on five sharing (was £248pp) including return Eurotunnel crossings with free FlexiPlus upgrade on most dates. Bookings: Peak Retreats.
Tignes in January from £459pp with Inghams
Choose a seven-night ski holiday on a self-catering basis at the ski-in ski-out Village Montana Apartments in Tignes, from £459pp based on six sharing. Price represents a saving of £190pp and includes return flights from Gatwick to Geneva and airport transfers. The package is valid for travel departing on January 18. The operator has partnered with Huski, the food and drink delivery service that delivers oven-ready meals direct to all Inghams apartments in France. So you can take advantage of the value and flexibility of self-catered ski holidays, but without the hassle. Save 10% on Huski deliveries when you book. Bookings: Inghams.
Val d’Isere in late February from £502pp with Ski Collection
In Val d’Isere stay at the four-star Les Chalets du Jardin Alpin, located in a tranquil setting of the La Legettaz area at the foot of the Solaise ski slopes. There’s a regular shuttle to the resort centre. Facilities include free access to the spa with sauna and steam room, covered parking, and a bakery delivery service (payable). There’s 10% off the week commencing February 29 when booked by December 14. Seven nights in a two-bedroom apartment is £502pp based on five sharing (was £552pp) including return Eurotunnel crossings with free FlexiPlus upgrade on most dates. Bookings: Ski Collection.
Alpe d’Huez in early February from £1,469pp with VIP SKI
Alpe d’Huez is one of France’s oldest ski resorts with vast nursery slopes and plenty of terrain for advanced and expert skiers. Chalet Le Manoir sleeps 12 and offers the ultimate in ski-in ski-out convenience. Located at the top of the town and next to all the main DMC lifts, the property accepts room-by-room bookings and welcomes families of all ages. There is a choice of twin or double rooms with balcony and en-suite facilities. The chalet also includes a hot tub and sauna. A seven-night stay, starting February 9, costs from £1,250 pp (reduced from £1,469pp, saving £219pp). Price includes flights from Gatwick, transfers and chalet catering. Bookings: VIP SKI.