The ski season is almost upon us. Well, not quite, but the Colorado Rockies have had a sprinkling of the white stuff. And, as you will have seen in our recent snow report, skiing is still on offer on the Hintertux glacier although the summer skiing season has come to an end on the glaciers in Whistler, Les Deux Alps and Cervinia. With all that in mind, you may think it’s time to snap up a bargain and get your winter trip booked.
And, if you’re flying from Gatwick, don’t forget to book 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 from the UK.
Last of the Summer Offers
Mayrhofen hike for £399pp with Inghams Lakes & Mountains
Can’t wait of the winter? Spend a week hiking the four local valleys around Mayrhofen, or hop on the old-fashioned steam locomotive to explore the surrounding areas. Stay seven nights with chalet catering at the 3.5-diamond Chalet St Lukas from £399pp, saving £119pp, and departing September 17. Price includes return flights from Birmingham to Innsbruck and resort transfers. Bookings: Inghams.
Serre Chevalier from 217€ for apartment and lift pass
Serre Chevalier with its tree-lined pistes at altitudes of between 1200-2800 metres, is offering some early ski deals at the moment. For example, the weeks of December 10-17 is from €217pp, January 7-28 from €279pp, March 11 to April 2 from €220pp. The prices include a self-catering apartment and a six-day lift pass, which means your accommodation is almost free. Bookings: Serre Chevalier Reservations.
Les Gets family Christmas for £2,199 with Esprit Ski
Spend a family Christmas in Chalet Justine in Les Gets for £2,199 (was £3,334) for a family of four. Set in a quiet yet convenient location, this chalet makes an attractive home from home. The price is based on a family of 4, (2 adults and 2 children under 11 years) travelling out on December 23 and includes return flights from Gatwick to Geneva, resort transfers, free wifi, use of sauna and hot tub and seven nights chalet catered accommodation. Esprit Classic Child Care is available from £215 for a week, with ski lessons. Bookings: Esprit Ski.
Les Arcs luxury short break from £627pp with Erna Low
The new Taj-I-Mah in Arc 2000 opens December 2016 and is the first five-star hotel in the resort. Stay here for three nights from £627pp, with easyJet flights from Gatwick to Geneva, hold luggage and private transfers for four people staying in a family room. Departure is December 17. Bookings: Erna Low.
Solden for £530pp with Ski Total
Stay in Chalet Hotel Hermann in Solden for £530pp (was £550pp) travelling out on December 9. This traditional Chalet Hotel has great views of the village, and there is also a relaxing wellness centre. The price includes return flights from Gatwick to Innsbruck, resort transfers, free wifi, 3 days free ski hosting and seven nights catered accommodation. Plus if you book your ski rental though Ski Total you’ll receive 15% off the price. Bookings: Ski Total.
Val d’Isere from £969pp with VIP Ski
Save £100pp on weeks commencing January 2, 8, 15, 22 and 29. Groups of up to eight people can stay at Chalet Madrisah in Val d’Isere which has four bedrooms and a wet suite with hot tub and sauna. A seven night stay is priced from £969pp (down from £1,069pp) with chalet catering and return flights from Gatwick, transfers to/from the resort. Bookings: VIP Ski.
Hochsolden from £562pp with Crystal Ski
Stay in the intimate village of Hochsolden, set above Solden at 2090m. Prices are from £565pp for a week’s bed & breakfast at Pension Ferdinand, departing January 7 or 14 from Gatwick and including airport transfers. Crystal is also partnering the Altitude Festival and offers a week’s half board at four-star Fun & Spa Hotel Strass from £562pp with flights from Gatwick to Innsbruck and resort transfers, departing December 10, or for £692pp including wristband (entrance to all shows). Altitude wristbands will also get you one-day access to the nearby Hintertux Glacier. Bookings: Crystal Ski.
Cauterets apartment from £174 with Lagrange
Book before September 29 to save 20% on stays between January 7 and February 4, and March 4 and April 29 in selected accommodation at Le Domaine des 100 Lacs in Cauterets in the French Pyrenees. Offering on-site facilities including a heated swimming-pool and nursery, this self-catering residence is an ideal base for family groups. Prices start from £174 per apartment per week, based on accommodation-only. Bookings: Lagrange Holidays.
Avoriaz from £536pp with Pierre & Vacances
The five-star luxury L’Amara residence in Avoriaz is a south-facing building comprising five buildings connected by heated arcades. It offers a magnificent view of the Morzine valley and ski-in-ski-out access to the Portes du Soleil ski area. After a day on the slopes, use the heated indoor pool, paddling pool and spa. From £536pp (£2,142 per apartment, down from £2,709 so a saving of 20%) in an apartment for up to four people arriving December 17. Get one child’s Portes du Soleil lift pass for free when one adult buys an adult lift pass. Bookings: Pierre & Vacances.
Obergurgl luxury short break from £957pp with Flexiski
Flexiski has introduced Obergurgl to its programme and will offer short-stay holiday options. Prices start from £957pp for four nights’ half board at five-star Hotel Hochfirst, including flights from Gatwick and private transfers. Bookings: Flexiski.
Alpe d’Huez from £339pp with Madame Vacances
Save 10% at Hôtel Le Christina in Alpe d’Huez. The hotel has a ski-in ski-out location in the heart of the resort known for it’s large ski area. It offers both bed & breakfast and half board options. Priced from £339pp (down from £379pp, so a saving of 10%) for a seven-nights’ B&B in a double room, arriving January 14. Bookings: Madame Vacances.