Late autumn is here, the clocks have gone back, and the countdown carries on towards winter…and the ski season! Lots of ski deals are available on this page every week, and there’s still availability for the Christmas period, so be quick and snap up one of these offers!
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.
La Rosiere from £399pp with Esprit Ski
Stay in the friendly resort of La Rosiere this December where a week at Chalet Arnica is from £399pp. This popular chalet has lovely views and access to a sauna. The price is based on a family of four, (two adults and two children aged two to ten years) from £1,599 together, travelling out on December 16. The price includes return flights from Heathrow to Geneva, transfers, free wifi and seven nights catered accommodation. Esprit Classic Child Care is available from £215 for a week. Bookings: Esprit Ski.
Zermatt for £530pp with Ski Weekends
Departing from Luton on Thursday December 15, you can enjoy four and a half days’ skiing in car-free Zermatt. Stay at three-star Hotel Elite and the price includes flights, transfers and B&B accommodation. The same package is available over Christmas for £576. Bookings: Ski Weekends.
St Anton from £560pp with Ski Total
Ski in St Anton and take advantage of the new lift to Lech, making this the largest ski area in Austria. A week at stylish and well-located Chalet Thebe is now from £560pp (was £660pp) travelling out on December 16. The price includes return flights from Gatwick to Innsbruck, transfers, free wifi, free ski hosting, use of luxury spa bath and sauna and seven nights chalet catered accommodation. Bookings: Ski Total
A White Christmas
St Anton for £764p with SNO
Buy one holiday and get the second half price when you book into Chalet Karla in St Anton for Christmas. Seven nights departing from Gatwick on December 20 costs £764pp, including resort transfers and chalet catering. The offer also applies to a number of other chalets in the resort, and also in Val d’Isere. The Karla is a modern chalet-apartment with a sauna, about a ten-minute walk from the village centre. Bookings: SNO.
Plan Peisey for £649pp with Ski Beat
The cost of a week’s ski holiday this Christmas at the Chalet Alpaca in Plan Peisey (in the shared La Plagne and Les Arcs ski area) has been reduced by one third, saving £320pp. Efficient snowmaking and a good snow record ensure a snow-safe holiday, and there’s chalet board cuisine. The week’s holiday is now £649pp – it was £969pp – with return Gatwick flights and resort transfers. Departure date is December 24. Bookings: Ski Beat.
Les Gets family holiday from £2,999 with Ski Famille
Stay in a choice of chalets in Les Gets this Christmas. The selection includes Chalet Le Marjorie, where a week chalet board costs £2,2999 for a family of four commencing December 23. Other chalets are still available over this period in La Plagne, Reberty and Les Bruyeres. The price includes flights and transfers. Bookings: Ski Famille.
Termignon for £190pp with Peak Retreats
Save 30% when booking seven nights in Termignon for £190pp (it was £255pp) staying at Les Balcons de la Vanoise. The three-star self-catered apartments have lovely views of Vanoise National Park and are located at the foot of the slopes, a short walk from the resort centre. The price is for the week commencing December 24. Apartment prices are based on five people sharing a two-bedroom self-catered apartment (sleeping six), including Eurotunnel crossings with free FlexiPlus upgrades. Bookings: Peak Retreats.
La Plagne nine nights from £499pp with Alpine Elements
Stay from £559pp for nine nights, with short breaks of five nights also available from £499pp over Christmas and New Year. The Christmas week deal is for holidays starting on December 18. For example, nine nights at Chalet Gemeaux in La Plagne costs £599pp – it was £749pp. Holidays include flights and transfers, half board accommodation, and many of them also include BOGOF ski hire. Bookings: Alpine Elements.
St Anton chalet for €16,800 with Kaluma
You can now stay in your own eight-person chalet with four ensuite double/twin bedrooms in St Anton over Christmas. There is shared use of the Eden Rock spa area with its indoor swimming-pool, sauna, steam room, massage room and fitness room. The holiday starts on Friday December 23 and the price includes lift passes, return transfers from Innsbruck, chalet catering and one day’s private ski guiding. Bookings: Kaluma.
Les Arcs for £413pp with Ski Collection
Book before November 2 to save 20% on seven nights in Arc 1950 – the price is now £413pp (it was £506pp) staying at the ski-in ski-out Le Village. The four-star self-catered family-friendly apartments are located in the heart of the village and have an outdoor heated swimming-pool and spa facilities. The price is for the week commencing December 24. Apartment prices are based on five people sharing a two-bedroom self-catered apartment (sleeping six), including Eurotunnel crossings with free FlexiPlus upgrades. Bookings: Ski Collection.
January and Beyond
Val d’Isere from £1,199pp with VIP Ski
Situated in the very heart of Val d’Isere, Chalet Bel Sol is a beautifully-designed chalet with two terraces that provide views of La Face piste and the resort’s ice rink. The property sleeps up to eight people in four bedrooms. Priced from £1,199pp (down from £1,299pp, so a saving of £100pp) for seven nights’ half-board, including return flights from Gatwick and resort transfers, arriving January 8. Bookings: VIP Ski.
Saas Fee from £499pp with Inghams
Pick up a bargain and enjoy skiing in Saas Fee for under £500. The village is home to the world’s highest revolving mountain restaurant and has a new indoor swimming-pool and wellness area, the Aqua Allalin. Stay seven nights half board at three-star Hotel Europa from £499pp, saving £110pp, and departing January 14. The price includes return flights from Gatwick to Geneva and resort transfers. Bookings: Inghams.
From Tremblant to Mexico from £1,727pp with Ski Safari
You can now combine a snowy holiday at Tremblant in Quebec with a sunny holiday to Cancun in the Mexican Riviera this winter. The attractive pedestrianised village has lots of bars and restaurants, plus a range of accommodation to suit all budgets. After skiing, you can travel on to Cancun where the winter air and sea temperatures average 25 degrees centigrade. A 14-night combined holiday in Tremblant/Cancun costs from £1,729pp including seven nights B&B at the three-star-plus Holiday Inn Express in Tremblant, seven nights B&B at four-star-plus NYX Hotel Cancun, return flights and resort transfers. The trip departs on January 21 and to take advantage of this price you need to book by November 15. Bookings: Ski Safari.
Flaine apartment in April from £89pp with Pierre & Vacances
Residence La Forêt in Flaine has spacious, contemporary apartments located 100 metres from the ski lifts at the upper end of the resort. The hotel has a children’s area, and there are shops and restaurants nearby. Priced from £89pp (or £447 per apartment, down from £591 so a saving of 24%) for a seven-night self-catered stay in an apartment that sleeps up to five people, arriving April 16. Bookings: Pierre & Vacances.