It’s a countdown to the ski season now, with the first lifts opening in 10 weeks’ time. So, if you’re starting to plan your ski holiday, you’ll need to keep a close eye on this page.
Don’t forget to reserve your airport parking at least 24 hours before you go – or even further in advance during peak holiday periods. If you’re flying from Gatwick, Cophall Parking has some offers just for Welove2ski followers.
Peisey-Les Arcs Christmas chalet and free lift pass from £936pp with SNO
Get a free 6-day ski pass when you book a seven-night package to Chalet Pascale over Christmas or New Year. The property in Peisey (near Les Arcs) has nine bedrooms, a sauna and a terrace hot tub. On the week beginning December 22, a catered stay with Gatwick flights and resort transfers costs from £936pp. Bookings: SNO.
Corvara short breaks from £850pp with Snowfinders
Stay half board at Hotel Col Alto in the lovely resort of Corvara, with short breaks available from £850pp or full weeks from £1,049pp for a full week, including Gatwick flights. The hotel has a spa and wellness centre offering an indoor pool, sea-salt water Jacuzzi, Turkish bath, Finnish sauna, ice fountain, hydromassage foot bath Kneipp trail, heated relaxation beds, water beds and a gym. The hotel restaurant caters for all dietary requirements including vegan and gluten-free. Bookings: Snowfinders.
Ischgl January skiing from £949pp with Inghams
Situated 90 minutes from Innsbruck, Ischgl combines traditional, Tyrolean charm with an urbane, glitzy atmosphere. There’s a seven-night stay on a half-board basis at four-star Hotel Jagerhof from £949pp (saving £160pp) and includes return flights from Gatwick and airport transfers. The package is valid for travel departing January 5. Bookings: Inghams.
La Tania in January from £125pp with Ski France
Les Chalet de la Tania are self-catered, semi-detached chalets in La Tania, built in keeping with traditional Savoyard style and featuring elegant stone and wood interiors and fully-equipped kitchens. As well as skiing, there’s ice-skating, snowshoeing, hiking and ice-climbing readily available, as well as the Aquamotion swimming and leisure centre a short drive away. A seven-night stay at Les Chalet de la Tania, from January 5, costs from £125pp (£1,246 total – it was £1,780 total, so a saving of 30%) based on 10 people sharing a five-bedroom chalet. Apartments include fully-equipped kitchens and fire places. Flights and transfers cost extra. Bookings: Ski France.
Avoriaz half term apartment for £4,521 with Erna Low
There’s a special offer on luxury apartments in Avoriaz, where you can save £500 at February half term. A two-bedroom apartments sleeping up to six people at L’Amara is £4,521 per apartment on the week starting February 16 (full price £5,024, and the discount is £502). Avoriaz has easy access from Geneva airport and one of the shorter drive times from Calais. The village is car-free and all the accommodation is ski-in ski-out, with a swimming-pool, spa, and creche on site. Bookings: Erna Low.
Meribel Christmas chalet for £899pp and free lift pass with Skiworld
Stay for seven nights in Chalet Natalia II in Meribel, which sleeps 14 people. Natalia II has an open-plan lounge/dining area with patio doors leading to a balcony with stunning valley views. Enjoy being in a central location about 250 meters from the Mottaret lifts or about 100 metres from a blue piste. This price of £899pp (save £223pp) is based on flying from Gatwick on December 22, including transfers and lift pass. Bookings: Skiworld.
Val d’Isere post-New-Year Health & Wellness from £1,449pp with VIP Ski
This Health & Wellness retreat is designed for the health-conscious skier, with discounted massages and treatments from Ski Physio, and daily yoga sessions for all levels. Working with NutritionMe, VIP has designed a healthier menu option for the week, with fresh ingredients. You can also tailor-make the menu with advice from a nutritionist who stays at the chalet. Based at ski-in ski-out Bellevarde Lodge (sleeps 12) in Val d’Isere, you can enjoy the indoor pool and spa complex or relax in the outdoor hot tub. The Health & Wellness retreat is from £1,449pp arriving on January 6. Price includes Gatwick flights, resort transfers and seven nights’ catered accommodation – including healthy snacks to take up the mountain. Book before October 31 to take advantage of the offer. Bookings: VIP Ski.
More flights to Innsbruck in the Austrian Tirol
Travelling to the Austrian Tirol will now be even easier with British Airways, easyJet and Laudamotion increasing the number of flights to Innsbruck for the ski season. From December 9, BA will run daily flights from Heathrow to Innsbruck, bar Wednesday, as well as twice daily at weekends, with return flights from £66pp. easyJet is introducing a new flight from Manchester to Innsbruck, every Sunday from December to March, with return flights from £58pp. Laudamotion (owned by Ryanair) has launched two new flights: one from Stansted to Innsbruck every Sunday, and the other from Dublin to Innsbruck every Saturday. Innsbruck is close to some of the Tirol’s best resorts such as St Anton, the Stubai Valley and Mayrhofen. Information: Visit Tirol.