For the best chance of bagging a real bargain, now is the time for skiers and snowboarders to book their next winter holiday.
With the dust settling on the 2018/19 ski season and summer in the air companies are beginning 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.
The latest deals
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.
Book early and save
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.