For the best chance of bagging a real bargain, now is the time for skiers and snowboarders to book their next winter holiday.
With summer in full swing ski companies have begun to advertise their best early-bird deals, rewarding those who can be organised enough to set a date for their next trip to the mountains. From huge discounts, flash sales, low deposits and free lift passes to deals on added extras such as free childcare and equipment, here’s our round-up of the best offers.
Deals and prices are subject to availability. This page is updated regularly with the latest deals at the top.
Crystal Ski Holidays is running a number of offers, including two-for-one lift passes, free child lift passes and £50 of childcare for next winter, all on selected holidays. A week’s self catering at Christmas at the three-star Coeur Des Ours Apartments in Les Deux Alpes costs from £719 per person. The price includes apartment accommodation, flights from Stansted and transfers, departing December 21 2019.
For self-catered Christmas
Peak Retreats is offering 15 per cent off Christmas trips to Samöens, France. A week in a four-star apartment, with pool and spa access, for five people costs from £364 per person. The price includes accommodation for five in a two-bedroom apartment and Eurotunnel crossing, arriving December 21 2019.
For extra details
Skiworld is offering the chance to save £100 per person when groups book an entire chalet. A week at Chalet Yves in Les Arcs, which sleeps seven, costs from £697 per person, saving £700 total. The price includes chalet board, flights and transfers, departing December 21 2019. If groups book a three-five star chalet they will receive a free upgrade worth £39 per person, which includes wine on arrival, cheese board and after-dinner treats.
For big savings
SkiLine is offering the chance to save up to £100 per person on Christmas, New Year and half term trips, until July 31. A week at Chalet Furka in Lech, which sleeps 14, costs from £1,214 per person. The price is based on the whole chalet being occupied and includes chalet board, flights from Gatwick and transfers, departing December 28 2019.
For all-in deals
Action Outdoors is offering a 5 per cent discount on all UCPA all-inclusive holidays booked between August 5 and September 10. It’s first trips of the season depart November 28 to snow-sure Val Thorens or Les Deux Alpes and costs from £277 per person. The price includes three nights full-board accommodation, lift pass and equipment hire. All packages are on sale August 5.
Esprit Ski has launched its holidays for next winter including a range of new hotels in Austria and France and its returns to offering six nights catering in its chalets. A week at Chalet Arnica in La Rosiere costs from £758. The price includes chalet board, flights from Gatwick and transfers, based on a family of four sharing a quad room, departing January 5 2020. Returning customers will receive between five and 10 per cent discount on their holidays.
For luxury self catering
Ski Collection is offering up to 20 per cent off trips to Méribel throughout the season. A week self catering at Residence l’Hevana, with pool and spa access plus kids area and restaurant costs from £351 per person. The price includes accommodation for five in a two-bedroom apartment and Eurotunnel crossing, arriving January 11 2020.
For big ski areas
SkiLine has a number of deals on holidays to some of the Alps’ biggest resorts next winter. Seven nights self catering at ski-in/ski-out Le Cheval Blanc apartments in Val Thorens costs from £334 per person. The price includes accommodation for four in a three-star apartment and flights from London Gatwick, departing January 11 2020.
Peak Retreats is offering 10 per cent off luxury half term holidays in St Martin de Belleville. Seven nights at four-star Chalet Violet with private hot tub and terrace costs from £726 per person. The price includes self-catered accommodation for eight people and Eurotunnel crossing for two vehicles, arriving February 15 2020.
Inghams has announced it has added Japan to its destination list for 2019/20. A five-night split-destination trip to Tokyo and Hakuba costs from £1,869 per person. The price includes bed and breakfast accommodation, flights from London Heathrow, transfers and lift passes, departing December 14 2019, February 29 2020 or March 7 and 14 2020.
Inghams is running a number of bolt-on offers including, 50 per cent off equipment hire or ski carriage when guests pre-book lift passes, free places and lift passes and private transfers for groups and free child places for families.
For chalet savings
Skiworld is running a sale with the chance to save up to £560 per person on its ski-all-in packages, that include lift passes and equipment hire, until Monday July 15. A week at Chalet Yves in Les Arcs costs from £726 per person, saving £360 each. The price includes chalet board, flights, transfers, lift pass and equipment hire or carriage, departing February 8 2020.
For self catering
Ski Collection is offering the chance to save 20 per cent off trips to Les Menuires on peak dates throughout the season. A week at Les Alpages de Reberty apartments, which has an indoor pool, spa, children’s play area costs from £277 per person. The price includes a week’s self-catered accommodation in a two-bedroom apartment for five people and Eurotunnel crossing, arriving April 11 2020.
For big groups
Skiworld is offering £100 off per person on group chalet bookings in any of its European resorts, with no date restrictions. A week’s stay at Chalet Leopold, which sleeps eight, in Meribel costs from £799 per person, saving £100 each. The price includes chalet board, flights, transfers, lift pass and equipment hire or carriage, departing March 14 2020. To qualify for the discount the entire chalet must be booked, this offer can be used in conjunction with other offers.
Esprit Ski is offering families the chance to save when they refer a friend. Guests will receive £100 towards a 2019/20 Esprit holiday for every family they introduce to book with them. The referred friend will also receive £50 towards their first holiday. There is no limit to the number of referrals and a unique booking code must be used to receive the saving.
For New Year
SkiLine has a number of discounts running on peak holiday dates. A week’s self-catered stay at Residence Les Horizons d’Huez in Alpe d’Huez over New Year costs from £693 per person, reduced from £746. The price includes accommodation for six people, flights from London Gatwick and transfers, departing December 28 2019.
For added extras
Crystal Ski Holidays has a number of special offers running, including BOGOF lift passes, plus reduced prices on packages for next winter. A week at the Radisson Blu Resort in Beitostolen in Norway costs from £470 per person. The price includes bed and breakfast, flights from London Gatwick and transfers, plus buy-one-get-one-free lift passes, departing January 19 2020.
Canadian Affair is running a summer sale with up to 40 per cent off ski hotel stays, plus an additional 10 per cent off early bookings. Seven nights room-only accommodation in Whistler costs from £1,355 per person, saving 40 per cent. The price includes accommodation, flights from London Heathrow and transfers. Book by June 14 to receive a further 10 per cent off.
For DIY festivities
Peak Retreats is offering the chance to save 15 per cent on Christmas trips to Val Cenis. A seven night self-catered stay at the four-star Chalet de Flambeau apartments costs from £358 per person, reduced from £413. The price includes accommodation for five in a two-bedroom apartment and return Eurotunnel crossing with free Flexiplus upgrade, arriving December 21 2019.
Ski Collection is offering the chance to save 10 per cent off trips to Alpe d’Huez and Les Menuires on dates throughout the season. A week at the four-star Cristal de l’alpe apartments in Alpe d’Huez, which has an indoor pool and spa, costs from £253 per person. The price includes self-catered accommodation for five in a two-bedroom apartment and return Eurotunnel crossing with free Flexiplus upgrade, arriving December 14 2019. A week at the four-star Les Clarines apartments 100m from the slopes in Les Menuires costs from £270. The price includes self-catered accommodation for five in a two-bedroom apartment and return Eurotunnel crossing with free Flexiplus upgrade, arriving January 4 2020.
For chalet holidays
Le Ski has a number of offers available on bookings made before July 31. Guests visiting its chalets in Val d’Isere, Courchevel or La Tania at Christmas or in January will receive a free six-day lift pass. There are free places for under sevens and half-price places for seven to 12 year olds available on date throughout the season. Loyal Le Ski visitors, who have booked three times or more with the operator, can also receive an additional 10 per cent off their holiday if they book again for next winter. All these offers apply to bookings made, with deposits paid before July 31 2019.
For peak dates
Ski Line has released prices for 2019/20 trips, including peak dates. A week’s New Year ski holiday in La Plagne costs from £673 per person. The price includes self-catered accommodation at La Licorne residence and flights from London Gatwick, departing December 28 2019. Seven nights during February half term at Hotel Les Fleurs in Morzine costs from £814 per person. The price includes half board, flights from Edinburgh, departing February 17 2020.
For big discounts
Skiworld is running early-booking discounts on trips to Canada, including chance to save up to 50 per cent on Whistler holidays. 10 nights at the Westin Resort and Spa in Whistler Village costs from £1,199 per person. The price includes accommodation, flights from transfers, departing November 30 2019. Bookings must be made by June 30 2019. Other deals to resorts such as Banff, Lake Louise and Panorama have varying deadlines.
VIP Ski is offering the chance to save £100 per person on early-bookings at the four-bedroom luxury Chalet Madrisah in Val d’Isère. A seven-night stay costs from £1,069 per person, saving £100 each. The price includes chalet board, flights and transfers, departing January 2020.
For visiting somewhere new
Ski Safari has a number of early-bird deals including lift passes. Skiers wanting to head across the pond can save up to 50 per cent on accommodation in Copper Mountain, USA, when they book a lift pass and stay at Copper Mountain Condos. A 10-night stay at the three-star Condos costs from £1,495 per person. The price includes accommodation for four adults, flights, nine-day lift pass and transfers or car hire. A little closer to home a seven-night stay at the three-star Larix hotel in Saas Fee, Switzerland, costs from £1,205 per person, an special early booking rate. The price includes bed and breakfast, flights, train transfers and six-day lift pass.
For a giant ski area
Peak Retreats is offering chance to save 10 per cent on trips to the Trois Vallées next season. A week’s stay at the four-star five-bedroom Chalet Rose, with its own outdoor hot tub, sauna, home cinema and games room, in Saint Martin de Belleville costs from £518 per person. The price includes self-catered accommodation for 14 people and FlexiPlus Eurotunnel crossing for three cars, arriving April 1 2020.
Crystal Ski Holidays is offering £150 off any Canadian ski holiday for next winter, using the code EARLY. Seven nights at the Canalta Lodge in Banff costs from £1,009, excluding discount. The price includes bed and breakfast and flights from London Heathrow, departing February 26 2020. There’s also free ski carriage with Air Canada flights.
For chalet holidays
Inghams has a number of offers currently running for early bookers, including free group places and two-for-one lift passes. There’s also chance to make the most of big discounts on trips to resorts all over the world. A week at Hotel Le Mottaret in Méribel costs from £1,548 per person, saving £320 each. The price includes full board, flights from London Stansted and transfers, departing January 25 2020. The operator is also bringing back six nights catering in all its chalets and chalet hotels, after a dramatic change to its model last season.
Alpine Elements has frozen its prices on 2019/20 ski holidays. A Christmas trip to Morzine staying at Chalet Flo costs from £761 per person, at a special early book rate. The price includes chalet board for six nights, flights from Gatwick and transfers, departing December 22 2019. Groups can also benefit from a number savings including two free places, free equipment hire and free lift passes.
For added extras
Iglu Ski is offering a number of deals for early-bookers, including two-for-one equipment hire when pre-booking lift passes on most deals, plus reduced prices. A week at Chalet Hotel de Champoluc in Champoluc costs from £774 per person. The price includes chalet board, flights from Gatwick and transfers, departing January 4 2020.
For all inclusive
Ski Line is offering up to 15 per cent off all inclusive ski holidays. Seven nights at Club Med’s La Plagne residence costs from £1,115 per person, reduced from £1,310. The price includes all meals drinks, lift passes, lessons, flights and transfers, departing January 12 2020.