There are still good bargains to be found during pre-Christmas and on the Christmas week itself. 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 early December from £166pp with Ski France
Save 45% when staying at the Alpina Lodge in Val d’Isere this December. The four-star residence offers a selection of comfortable and spacious self-catered apartments with fully-equipped kitchens. The property is located in the town centre, close to shops, bars and restaurants, and the main ski lifts are 500 metres away. A seven-night self-catered stay starting on December 1, is from £166pp (£332 total – it was £604 total, so a saving of 45%) per one-bedroom studio apartment that sleeps up to two people. Travel, lift pass and food are extra. Bookings: Ski France.
Avoriaz pre-Christmas from £1,199pp with VIP Ski
There are four new chalets in Avoriaz for the coming season: Ossetra, Kakisa, Kobuk, and Beluga. Chalet Beluga features a lift from the piste level to each of the six floors (sleeps 10-14). The chalet has an underground swimming-pool and hammam. A seven-night stay at Chalet Beluga, arriving December 16, is priced from £1,199pp including chalet-board accommodation, flights from Gatwick, and resort transfers. On top of this, you can save £100pp on January departures when booking before October 31. Bookings: VIP Ski.
Kuhtai family holiday from £3,489 with Esprit Ski
Esprit Ski’s ‘pop up’ resort for Easter is Kuhtai in the Austrian Tirol, which they are are aiming at slightly older children (aged five to 12 years old) with greater ski experience and keen to maximise their time on the slopes. Seven nights on a chalet board basis to Hotel Mooshaus is from £3,489 (was £5,799) for a family of four (two adults and two children), including return flights from Birmingham, Bristol, Gatwick or Stansted to Innsbruck, with resort transfers, departing on March 24. Bookings: Esprit Ski.
La Plagne Christmas from £599pp included in flash sale with Skiworld
There are big discounts on a range of resorts and properties, with the offer ending October 12. You can save up to £400pp on selected European chalets. Dates include Christmas, New Year and the week of January 12. Prices are as low as £499pp including flights, chalet board and transfers. One of the best deals is seven nights over Christmas in catered Chalet Chanterelle in La Plagne, departing December 22. This was £899pp and is now £599pp, saving £300pp. Bookings: Skiworld.
Sainte Foy in February for £289pp with Erna Low
There are some great offers for accommodation in Sainte Foy and the week of February 2 falls outside school holidays this year, so you can still get a 10% discount for bookings by October 31. Erna Low is also running the second of three weekly prize draws to win free Eurotunnel Flexiplus crossings if you book a self-drive package by Thursday October 4. Book four-star Les Fermes de Sainte Foy two-bedroom bedroom apartment including Eurotunnel Flexiplus crossings, staying seven nights from February 2 and available for £1,157 (or £289pp based on four people sharing). Bookings: Erna Low.
Samoens Christmas from £370pp with Peak Retreats
Stay in the pretty village of Samoens and ski the Grand Massif, with accommodation in the four-star La Reine des Pres apartments close to the Grand Massif Express gondola and five minutes’ walk from the main village square. Save 10% on apartments for the week commencing December 22. Seven nights self-catering from £370pp based on five people sharing a two-bedroom apartment (was £407pp for seven nights), including return Eurotunnel crossings with free upgrade to FlexiPlus. Book before October 31 to take advantage of this offer. Bookings: Peak Retreats.
Avoriaz from £759pp in late March with Ski Total
With a season that lasts long into April, Avoriaz’s high-altitude slopes offer skiers over 650km of piste for all levels. Stay seven nights chalet board in three-diamond-plus Chalet les Lauzes from £759pp (was £1,018pp). Price includes return flights from Gatwick, Newcastle or Glasgow to Geneva, and transfers or the option to travel independently, departing on March 25. Bookings: Ski Total.
Austria hotel and ski hire deal from £1,218pp with SNO
Various holidays to Austria include an offer to hire two sets of equipment (ski/snowboard plus boots) for the price of one. Departing on January 26, seven nights in Mayrhofen’s Elisabeth Hotel costs £1,179pp. Gatwick flights, transfers and half board catering are included in the package, as well as the rental deal. A five-star adult-only hotel, the Elisabeth has a bar and leisure area with a lovely indoor pool, saunas and a relaxation room. Bookings: SNO.
Avoriaz in January from £420pp with Inghams
There’s a seven-night holiday on a self-catering basis at the four-star Les Crozats Apartments in Avoriaz from £420pp based on six sharing an apartment. Price represents a saving of £150pp and includes return flights from Bristol to Geneva and airport transfers. The package is valid for travel departing on January 5. Bookings: Inghams.
Tignes-Le-Lac Christmas from £494pp with Ski Collection
The four-star Le Telemark apartments in Tignes-Le-Lac offer doorstep skiing and are close to the Chaudannes chair-lift. Facilities include an indoor pool, hot tub, sauna and steam room. Celebrate Christmas with 10% off apartments for the week commencing December 22. Seven nights self-catered from £494pp (was £543pp) based on five people sharing a two-bedroom apartment, including return Eurotunnel crossings with free upgrade to FlexiPlus. Book before October 31 to take advantage of this offer. Bookings: Ski Collection.
Saariselkä three-day break from £949pp with Santa’s Lapland
Take your children on a magical three-day break to Santa’s home in Saariselkä, staying at the four-diamond Santa’s Hotel Riekonlinna from £949pp including London and regional departures leaving on December 10. Price is based on a family of four (two adults and two children aged 2-11 years) and includes two nights half-board. The deal also includes all activities such as a private meeting with Santa, Elves and Igloo Fantasia and husky and reindeer sleigh-rides. The whole family will be provided with thermal clothing so you’ll be fully equipped. Bookings: Santa’s Lapland.