It’s just over a month between now and the beginning of the European ski season. So if you haven’t started doing your holiday research already, now is the time to get going!
Apart from the offers we’ve listed below, most of them still for the Christmas week, it’s also worth checking for ski deals on the websites of the major operators and having a look at what the ski specialist travel agencies have on offer at the moment.
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 readers.
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.
Early Season Skiing
Val d’Isere from £750pp with Mark Warner
Stay seven nights half board at Chalet Hotel Le Val d’Isere departing on December 13, which now costs from £750pp (1005€) – saving £209pp (280€). This includes flights, and resort transfers. There is also kids’ club and a free drop-in evening crèche. Further details from Mark Warner.
Les Arcs from £548pp with Pierre & Vacances
Save 23% when staying in residence Les Alpages de Chantal on the hillside of Arc 1800. Seven night’s accommodation in a one-bedroom apartment sleeping up to three people starts from £548 (735€) – down from £712 (954€), arriving on December 11. For more information visit Pierre & Vacances.
Courchevel for £4,073 per chalet with Powder White
Stay for the week commencing December 12 at Chalet Chloe in Courchevel 1850, which is now £4,073 (5459€) per chalet fully catered – it was £4,792 (6423€) per chalet. This ski deal gives a saving of £719 (964€) per chalet, with flights and transfers arranged on request. For reservations visit Powder White.
Val d’Isere from £579pp with VIP Ski
Early-season ski clinics are available for those who’d like to perfect their skills ready for their next holiday, from £579pp (776€) excluding travel. Stay seven nights in catered chalet accommodation in Val d’Isere, with three or five days’ ski clinic available on the weeks commencing November 29, December 6 and 13. For more information visit VIP Ski.
Morzine short break for £525pp with iGoSki
Stay four nights with three or four days skiing (depending on flight choice) in Morzine departing on December 23, and staying at The Ridge Hotel with a special gala menu. The price is now £525pp (704€) half board, including flights, transfers, AND £1 (1.34€) local lift pass. Further details from iGoSki.
La Rosiere family Christmas for £1,799 with Esprit Ski
Stay in La Rosiere for seven nights in Chalet Schatzi for £1,799 (2,411€) – was £2,675 (3,585€) for a family of three (two adults and one child under 12 years) departing December 20. Price includes return Gatwick-Geneva flights, and transfers. Esprit Classic Child Care is available from £215 (288€) for a week of exclusive ski lessons. Visit Esprit Ski for information.
La Clusaz from £603pp with Peak Retreats
Stay half board at Hotel Alpen Roc in La Clusaz from £603pp (808€), with eight nights for the price of seven on the week commencing December 19. The chalet-style hotel is in the village centre, 150m from the lifts and ski school. Price is based on five people sharing, including Eurotunnel crossings. Bookings and information from Peak Retreats.
Saint Martin de Belleville chalet for £10,995 with The Alpine Club
The Ecurie, sleeps eight, is now £10,995 (14,737€)- saving £4,365 (5,851€) – the brochure price was £15,360 (20,587€), and Chamois Lodge, sleeps nine, is now £10,995 (14,737€) – saving £4,000 (5,361€) – the brochure price £14,995 (20,098€). The holiday price includes half board accommodation, and an on-demand chauffeur service. Excludes all travel. More information from The Alpine Club.
Meribel for £769pp with Ski Total
Spend a week in Meribel, staying in Chalet Le Mélèze Doré for £769pp (1,031€) – it was £1,039pp (1,393€) and travelling out on December 20. This price includes return flights from Gatwick to Geneva, and resort transfers. Further information from Ski Total.
La Plagne for £758pp with Erna Low
Stay at Hotel Araucaria in Plagne Centre for £758pp (1,016€) on a B&B basis. The hotel is ski-in ski-out and 150m from the centre of resort. There’s a wellness centre complete with sauna, steam room, Jacuzzi and indoor swimming-pool. Flights are from Luton to Geneva, departing December 19. Price also includes transfers. More details from Erna Low.
Mayrhofen from £569pp with Inghams
Stay seven nights, chalet catering, including a traditional Christmas dinner at Chalet St Lukas in the traditional resort of Mayrhofen, from £569pp (763€) – a saving of £300pp (402€) departing December 19. The chalet has an in-house sauna. Price includes return flights from Stansted to Innsbruck and resort transfers. For more information, visit Inghams.
La Plagne from £275pp with Ski Collection
Spend Christmas at The Aspen residence in La Plagne from £275pp (369€), which is now eight nights starting December 18 for the price of seven.The large Savoyard style chalet is constructed in traditional wood and stone and divided into 48 self-catering ski apartments. Price based on five people sharing, including Eurotunnel crossings. Details from Ski Collection.
New Year and January Breaks
Geilo for £749pp with Crystal Ski
Spend a week half board in the Four-star Vestlia Resort, in Geilo, for £749pp (1,004€) – saving up to £186pp (249€). The hotel is just by the lifts and ski school and has two spa areas. Departure dates are throughout January from Gatwick to Fagernes, with transfers included. Details from Crystal Ski.
Courchevel from £1,839pp with Supertravel
Save 20% at Chalet Montana (sleeps 12) in Courchevel 1850. Located in a prime position by the Bellecôte piste, the chalet also benefits from having a Jacuzzi. Arriving February 7, a week’s stay costs from £1,839pp (2,462€) including champagne reception on arrival, 4×4 chauffeur service and full-chalet board – it was £2,299pp (3,078€). Flights and transfers are extra. Book by October 31 to take advantage of the offer. Details from Supertravel.
La Plagne and Les Gets with savings of up to £200pp with Ski Famille
Welcome in the New Year and receive savings of up to £200pp (268€) and child reductions of up to 50% on selected chalets in Les Gets and La Plagne. All packages include flights and transfers, along with a special New Year’s Eve menu. Further details available from Ski Famille.