There’s snow falling across the Alps and the official start of the ski season is just three weeks away…so now is the time to get on with it and book your holiday!
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.
If you’re flying from Gatwick, don’t forget to reserve your airport parking at least 24 hours before you go. Cophall Parking has some offers especially for Welove2ski readers.
You should also contact tour operators direct if you want a quote that doesn’t include travel.
Where to Go Before Christmas
Meribel family chalet for £562pp with SNO
Enjoy a week of family skiing and get back in time to spend Christmas at home. Morzine’s Chalet La Vielle Grange has been reduced by over 20% and is now from £562pp (was £718pp). The price is for holidays departing December 17 and includes Gatwick flights, resort transfers and chalet catering. The family-friendly chalet has a minibus to take care of the school run, ensuite rooms and a sauna. Bookings: SNO.
Courchevel 1850 short break for £537pp with Erna Low
Enjoy a four-day pre-Christmas break in Courchevel 1850, staying in the Chalets du Forum. Four people for four nights from December 14 to Sunday December 18 costs £537pp including return private transfer from Geneva airport. Bookings: Erna Low.
Les Arcs apartment from £326pp with Pierre & Vacances
The car-free village of Arc 1950 is home to five-star Premium Residence Arc 1950 Le Village, eight self-catered residences, each with a balcony or terrace, all of them ski-in ski-out. There’s the in-house Deep Nature Spa® by Cinq Mondes, which offers well-being treatments. Other facilities are heated whirlpools, fitness room, sauna, steam room, four heated outdoor pools and a heated indoor/outdoor pool. Priced from £326pp (£1,302 per apartment, down from £1,807 so a saving of 31%) for a seven-night stay in a self-catered apartment that sleeps up to four people arriving December 17. Bookings: Pierre & Vacances.
Christmas and New Year Holidays
Les Deux Alpes nine nights at New Year from £779pp with Mark Warner
There’s up to 50% off over Christmas and New Year, for example Chalet Hotel Berangere in Les Deux Alpes is now available for nine nights from December 30. The adult price starts at £779pp – it was £1,559 – so that’s a saving of 50%. Bookings: Mark Warner.
La Plagne nine-night Christmas for £596pp with Alpine Elements
Ski for nine days for the price of seven in La Plagne, arriving on December 18. It now costs £596pp half board at Chalet Gemeaux, which has a sauna and is 100 metres from the slopes. The price includes flights and transfers, 50% off ski and board hire. Groups of six or more get up to £100 off, and children 2-12 years get £50-£75 off. Bookings: Alpine Elements.
Les Deux Alpes nine-night New Year from £846pp with Ski Total
Save £700pp in Les Deux Alpes at New Year. Stay in Chalet Loup Blanc from £846pp (was £1,546pp) travelling out on December 30 – and you’ll have nine nights for the price of seven. This superb chalet is right in the heart of the resort, with its own heated swimming-pool. This price includes return flights from Gatwick to Chambéry, resort transfers, free wifi, use of the sauna and chalet catered accommodation. Add your lift passes and equipment at the time of booking and receive eight days for the price of six. Bookings: Ski Total.
Val d’Isere nine-night family New Year from £2,799 with Esprit Ski
Stay in the well located Chalet Hotel Ducs De Savoie in Val d’Isere from £699pp. The chalet hotel has a traditional interior with spacious family rooms. This price is based on a family of four, (two adults and two children aged two to ten years) from £2,799 travelling on December 30, with nine nights for the price of seven, and includes return flights from Gatwick to Geneva, resort transfers, free wifi, free babysitting and chalet board accommodation. Esprit Classic Child Care is available from £215 for a week of ski lessons. Add your lift passes and equipment at the time of booking and receive eight days for the price of six. Bookings: Esprit Ski.
Les Deux Alpes nine-night New Year for £779pp with Snowfinders
You can now stay nine nights in Les Deux Alpes for £779pp – the price was £1,559 – and there’s also the addition of a €150 per room bar tab. The departure date is December 30 with chalet board accommodation in Chalet Hotel Berangere. The price includes return flights from Gatwick and resort transfers. Bookings: Snowfinders.
Vemdalen Christmas from £1,245pp with Ski Safari
Vemdalen in Sweden has a reliable snow record and quiet slopes, ideal for young families and nervous skiers. New there this season is the chance to meet and feed reindeer, learn about the Sami people and enjoy a traditional meal cooked over a fire in a Sami house. A week learning to ski, with self-catering accommodation in the four-star Fallmoran Apartments over Christmas costs from £1,245pp for two adults and two children under 12 in two double rooms. The price includes return flights from London, resort transfers or car hire, six-day lift pass with ski rental and five days of ski school. The trip departs on December 22. Bookings: Ski Safari.
Trips Between January and April
Flaine apartments in February for £2,780 with Powder Beds
There is 10% off at Flaine Montsoleil Les Terrasses d’Eos in Flaine – two-bedroom apartments sleeping six people are now available for £2,780 for seven nights (£398 per night) arriving on February 11. Similar deals are also available in Avoriaz. Bookings: Powder Beds.
Cortina d’Ampezzo in January from £499pp with Inghams
This January in Cortina d’Ampezzo there’s a 32% saving (£230pp) on seven nights, with chalet catering at the four-diamond Chalet Hotel Parc Victoria. It now costs from £499pp, departing in January. Price includes return flights from Gatwick to Innsbruck, and resort transfers. Bookings: Inghams.
Aussois in March for £108pp with Peak Retreats
Book three months in advance and get 10% off. For example, seven nights in Aussois is now £108pp (it was £116pp) staying at Le Clos d’Aussois. The three-star self-catered apartments are built in typical mountain style with extensive use of wood and stone, and the residence is composed of a large chalet housing 19 spacious apartments, and a reception lounge with open fire. The price is based on the week commencing March 18. Apartment prices are based on five people sharing a two-bedroom self-catered apartment (sleeps six), including Eurotunnel crossing with free FlexiPlus upgrades. Accommodation-only packages also available. Ski packs, insurance and transfers also bookable. Bookings: Peak Retreats.
Alpe d’Huez in March for £1,099pp with VIP Ski
Chalet La Maison in Alpe d’Huez has a ski-in ski-out location, hot tub and sauna, and an open fire. Priced from £1,099pp (down from £1,199pp so a saving of £100pp) for seven nights’ catered accommodation, including return flights from Gatwick, resort transfers, arriving March 12. Bookings: VIP Ski.
St Anton in January from £590pp with Flexiski
Stay in the new Little Haus Chalet in St Anton and save up to £280pp. The accommodation is ideal for those looking for a plush contemporary base within easy reach of the town’s buzzing atmosphere. Little Haus sleeps up to eight people in four en suite bedrooms, which can be booked individually or as a group. Four nights from £590pp (saving £280pp) on a catered chalet basis. Price based on January arrivals and includes return flights with easyJet London to Innsbruck, and rail transfers. Bookings: Flexiski.
La Rosiere in April for £280pp with Ski Collection
Stay eight nights for the price of seven on selected weeks of the season. For example, eight nights in the centre of La Rosiere is now £280pp with the eighth night free. The brand new four-star Chalet Les Marmottons has lovely views across to Les Arcs on one side and the Tignes valley on the other. You can also book treatments at the O des Cîmes Spa centre at sister property, Lodge Hemera. The price is based on week commencing April 15. Apartment prices are based on five people sharing a two-bedroom self-catered apartment (sleeps six), including Eurotunnel crossing with free FlexiPlus upgrades. Accommodation-only packages also available. Ski packs, insurance and transfers also bookable. Bookings: Ski Collection.
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