It’s a countdown to the ski season now, with the first lifts opening in 11 weeks’ time. So, if you’re starting to plan your ski holiday, you’ll need to keep a close eye on this page. Meanwhile, we have one last offer for an autumn holiday in the Alps.
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.
Lauterbrunnen last-minute autumn deal for £909pp with SNO
Seven-nights at the Hotel Wengener Hof, commencing September 18, has been reduced by over £200. It now costs £909pp (was £1,120) fo a half board stay with Gatwick flights and resort transfers. The four-star hotel has a wellness and fitness centre, and from here you can easily reach the resorts of Wengen and Murren. Bookings: SNO.
Val d’Isere from £700pp with VIP SKI
Stay at Chalet Madrisah, part of a small private hamlet built on the sun-drenched knoll of Le Cret, in Val d’Isere. It has an ambiance of an old stone village with present-day comfort, from the smooth stone fireplaces, weathered oak floors and seasoned timbers, to the cool contemporary styling. The chalet has a wet suite with hot tub and sauna. A seven-night stay, starting December 1, at Chalet Madrisah costs from £700pp (reduced from £809pp, saving £109pp or 13%). Price includes chalet-board catering, return flights from Gatwick and transfers. Bookings: VIP SKI.
Obergurgl family Christmas from £7,116 with Esprit Ski
A seven-night Christmas ski holiday at Hotel Alpina Deluxe in Obergurgl from £7,116 per family (based on two adults and two children sharing a Junior Suite). Price represents a saving of £50 and includes return flights from Gatwick to Innsbruck departing on December 21, airport transfers and seven nights’ accommodation on half board. Bookings: Esprit Ski.
Arêches Beaufort from £163pp with Peak Retreats
Set between 730m and 2300m, Arêches-Beaufort is a typical Beaufortain village in the heart of the Savoie, 20km from Albertville. With a great snow record, and 50km of slopes Arêches-Beaufort offers an array of different options for all levels and interests, including beginners area, snowpark, cross-country trails, and snowshoeing. Stay at La Clé des Cîmes a four-star residence that opened in December 2018, 400m from the resort centre. Facilities include indoor pool and wellness area. There’s 20% off the weeks commencing January 4, 11, 18, 25 – when booked by October 31. For example, seven nights in a two-bedroom apartment is £163pp arriving on January 4, based on five sharing (was £192pp) including return Eurotunnel crossings with free FlexiPlus upgrade. Bookings: Peak Retreats.
Banff for £713pp with SNO
Save over £500 a head on a trip to Banff’s Bow View Lodge, departing January 29. Seven nights stay packaged with Heathrow flights and resort transfers is down from £1,219pp to £713pp. The Bow View has a central location, right next to the bus stop that serves Banff’s 3 ski areas. Guests have use of the leisure and fitness facilities in the neighbouring Banff Park Lodge hotel. Bookings: SNO.
Christmas in Val’Isere £398pp apartment with Erna Low
Residence Les Balcons de Bellevarde in La Daille is great value and is located 200m from the funicular, offering access to the snowsure skiing in both Val d’Isere and Tignes. Book a self-drive package – fill the car with Christmas gifts – including Eurotunnel Flexiplus crossing and seven nights accommodation from December 21 in a one-bedroom four- to five-person standard apartment for £398pp based on four people sharing (full price £482pp). Offer expires September 25. Bookings: Erna Low.
Fernie from £909pp with Inghams
A seven-night holiday on a self-catering basis at the four-star Lizard Creek Lodge & Condos I the Canadian resort of Fernie is now from £909pp based on six adults sharing. Price represents a 15% discount on the accommodation price. Also included are return flights from Heathrow to Calgary and airport transfers. The package is valid for travel departing on January 17. Bookings: Inghams.
Meribel Christmas for £624pp with Ski Collection
Meribel has access to 600km of piste and is made up of five villages. Newly added is Residence l’Hevana in Meribel Centre, opening Christmas 2019. The apartments are 100m from the village centre and 500m from the Chaudanne (the main lifts and ski school meeting point). Facilities include access to the indoor pool and wellness area, children’s area, restaurant, tea room, bar and terrace. There’s 20% off the week commencing December 21 when booked by September 25, so seven nights in a two-bedroom apartment is £624pp (was £768pp) based on five sharing and including return Eurotunnel crossings with free FlexiPlus upgrade on most dates. Bookings: Ski Collection.
Santa’s Lapland family visit from £3,925pp
There’s a four-day break on the Santa’s Magic programme, departing from Aberdeen on December 6, costing from £3,925 per family (based on two adults and two children under five sharing – including one child place). This includes a pre-departure personal letter to Santa Claus, return flights, airport transfers, half board accommodation, thermal clothing, magical winter activities such as husky sledding and a reindeer sleigh ride, and an unforgettable private family meeting with Santa. Bookings: Santa’s Lapland.
La Plagne and Les Menuires £200pp off with Ski Amis
Great deals to be had in Ski Amis catered chalets this season. There’s £200 per adult off in Chalets Nadine and Anniek in La Plagne and Chalets de Bettaix in Les Menuires. 15% off Christmas week in La Tania catered chalets. Information: Ski Amis.
Innsbruck City Pass from £156pp
Make the most of the SKI plus CITY Pass Stubai Innsbruck, in the Austrian Tirol Between October 1 and May 10 you can make the most of skiing, snowboarding, tobogganing, swimming, culture, shopping and sightseeing, with just one ticket – the SKI plus CITY Pass. With it, explore 13 skiing areas in the Stubaital and around Innsbruck comprising 308km of slopes, 111 lifts, eight resorts with night skiing and/or tobogganing, culture and sightseeing, swimming-pools and on-site transport. The SKI plus CITY Pass Stubai Innsbruck costs from €175 / £156pp (including two nights’ stay in a holiday apartment), free use of all ski buses and Sightseers Innsbruck and 25% off night-time trips with participating mountain railway operators. Children born in or after 2012 can use the lift facilities free of charge when accompanied by a paying parent. Information: Austrian Tirol.