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Skiing Bargains: From Val d’Isere in December to Ischgl in April

There are still ski bargains to be found during the Christmas and New Year weeks, as well as a growing number in January.
Deals October 14, 2018 | Welove2ski
Photo: (c) OT Val d’Isere/Andy Parant.

Savvy skiers who book now can still find deals during the Christmas and New Year weeks, as well as a growing number in January. If you’re flying then 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 travelling from Gatwick, Cophall Parking has some offers just for Welove2ski viewers.



Val d’Isere mid-December from £248.50pp with Ski France
Stay at four-star Résidence Alpina Lodge in Val d’Isere this December. It offers a selection of comfortable and spacious self-catered apartments with fully-equipped kitchens. The residence is ideally located in the town centre, close to shops, bars and restaurants, and the main ski lifts are only 500m away. A seven-night self-catered stay, departing December 15, is priced from £248.50pp (£497 total – was £690 total, saving 28%) per one-bedroom studio apartment that sleeps up to two people. This is accommodation only. Bookings: Ski France.

Santa’s Lapland from £949pp for Manchester/Newcastle departures
Whisk your children off to meet Santa in the Finnish town of Saariselkä before Christmas. Santa’s Lapland has exciting activities for children of all ages, and a three-day package costs from £949pp departing from Manchester or Newcastle on December 12. You’ll stay at Santa’s Holiday Hotel Club with its wonderful indoor pool. Included is a husky sleigh-ride and a chance to play with the elves in Igloo Wonderland, as well as visit Santa’s Igloo filled with ice sculptures. Other activities including a reindeer sleigh-ride and crazy golf, you go by sleigh in search of Santa, and there’s a private meeting with the man himself. Prices are based on a family of four, and include flights, airport transfers, two nights half board, thermal clothing and all the above activities. Bookings: Santa’s Lapland.


Meribel Christmas from £1,049pp with Esprit Ski
Stay seven nights at Chalet Hotel Alba in Meribel from £1,043 departing on December 23 to enjoy Christmas on the slopes. Situated just above the main resort hub, you can ski in and out via a connecting ski bridge making slope access quick and painless, and perfect for families with young children. The hotel is equipped with sauna, steam room and indoor whirlpool, an is a free short bus service into the resort centre. On Christmas day all Esprit chalets host a special dinner with a visit from Santa Claus who has a gift for every child. Price includes flights, transfers and chalet catering accommodation. Esprit’s Childcare is available from £39 for children aged between 17 weeks and 12 years old. Bookings: Esprit Ski.

New Year

Tignes in January from £243pp with Erna Low
Book by October 31 and you’ll get 15% off accommodation in January at Residence Altaviva in Tignes. This brand new ski-in ski-out residence located in Tignes 1800 offers spacious, modern apartments and on-site facilities include indoor pool, spa and restaurant with south facing terrace. Book a self-drive package including Eurotunnel Flexiplus upgrade from £243pp (based on four sharing a one-bedroom four-person apartment, for seven nights from January 5. Bookings: Erna Low.

Chamonix New Year from £813pp with Peak Retreats
Celebrate New Year in the lively mountain town of Chamonix. Four-star Le Cristal de Jade apartments are next to the Aiguille du Midi cable-car and 200m from the centre of town. Save 10% on apartments for the week commencing December 29. Seven nights self-catering from £813pp (was £899pp) including return Eurotunnel crossings with a free upgrade to FlexiPlus. The price is based on six people sharing a three-bedroom apartment (sleeps up to eight). Book before October 31. Bookings: Peak Retreats.

Val d’Isere during January from £1,179pp with VIP SKI
The Farmhouse is a gorgeous property located in the heart of Val d’Isere; it sleeps 10 people in five en-suite bedrooms. There’s an underground spa-suite complete with a small counter-current pool and a hammam. If you book before October 31, you can get a seven-night stay, arriving January 6, from £1,179pp (down from £1,279pp) including chalet-board accommodation, flights from Gatwick, and coach transfers. Bookings: VIP SKI.

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Val Thorens New Year from £978pp with SNO
You can now save over £300 on selected chalet packages over New Year’s week. For example, a seven-night stay in Chalet Taureau, Val Thorens has been reduced in a flash sale from £1,355pp to £978pp. Departing on December 29, the package comes with Gatwick flights, airport transfers and chalet catering. The chalet sleeps six and is 200m from the nearest piste. Bookings: SNO.

Les Deux Alpes New Year from £474pp with Ski Collection
The luxury apartments at Goleon Val Ecrin in Les Deux Alpes have great facilities including a spa with sauna and steam room. They are 50m from the Petit Aiguille slope that leads to the nearest lifts 80m below the residence. Celebrate New Year with 10% off apartments for the week commencing December 29. It’s now from £474pp (was £522pp) for seven nights, including a return Eurotunnel crossing with a free upgrade to FlexiPlus. The price is based on five people sharing a standard two-bedroom alcove apartment (sleeps up to six people). Book before October 31 to take advantage of this offer. Bookings: Ski Collection.

Val d’Isere in January from £539pp with Inghams
Stay seven nights on a self-catering basis at the Les Verdets Apartments in Val d’Isere from £539pp based on four sharing an apartment. Price represents a saving of £50pp and includes return flights from Gatwick to Chambery and airport transfers. The package is valid for travel departing on January 12. Bookings: Inghams.

Spring skiing

Ischgl in April for £1,099pp with Ski Total
Explore Ischgl’s extensive pistes, which ensure there is skiing to suit and challenge all abilities. Seven nights at the five-diamond Chalet Hotel Abendrot is now from £1,099pp (saving £370pp) departing April 7. Hotel Abendrot is situated between two of the main ski lifts, the Silvrettabahn and the Fimbabahn. At the end of the ski day a red run brings you within 50m of the door. Price includes chalet catering, flights, and resort transfers. Bookings: Ski Total.

About the author

Felice Hardy

Felice's first job was at Vogue magazine and she then went on to become deputy editor of the Ski Club of Great Britain's magazine. Later she was (and still is) a travel writer touring the world for a huge variety of publications including The Guardian, London Evening Standard, Country Life, Conde Nast Traveller, Tatler, and BA Highlife magazine. She has co-edited 18 ski and travel guidebooks for Cadogan Guides, Debrett's and Which? Books. She has co-edited Welove2ski since 2008.

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