10 reasons to book now for great ski holiday offers this winter

10 reasons to book now for great ski holiday offers this winter

INCLUDING early-booking deals and some Christmas crackers!

By
Anne Gorringe

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Booking early can provide cracking deals

1. Save 25% on your ski holiday to Val Thorens, staying for five nights B&B in 4 star Hotel Le Val Thorens, bed & breakfast, provided you book by October 1. That's a saving of £340. At a height of 2300m, Val Thorens in the Three Valleys ski area is the highest ski resort in Europe. It's a great place if you're looking for early season snow and has ski runs to for all abilities. Flights, transfers and extras can be booked to suit individual requirements. Call 020 8939 0864 for more information. Offer excludes New Year break and February half term i.e. between 26 Dec – 8 Jan and 13 Feb – 4 March. However, it does include the pre-Christmas week. www.flexiski.com

2. Get a cut-price lift pass and a voucher to spend at your hotel on a January trip to Les Arcs 1600, France with Crystal Ski. Stay at three star Hotel La Cachette for nine days of skiing, travelling with Eurostar. It's an excellent central location, one minute from the slopes, and half-board is included. The hotel has a panoramic restaurant with sunny terrace, bar and free wifi, sauna and fitness room, with an extra charge for beauty treatments. Superb family facilities, providing all essential equipment for babies and toddlers.

Price per person £654 &(saving £100 each) based on two sharing. Additional offers: �150 hotel credit per adult plus 'buy-one-get-one-half-price' lift pass, saving another £103. Departure dates: throughout January from London's St Pancras or Ashford to Bourg St Maurice and transfers. Flights from all major UK airports also available. Tel: 020 8939 0726; www.crystalski.co.uk

3. Enjoy an extra day for free when you book an early season week in Val d'Isère. Pay for seven nights and get an eighth for free, working out at £53 each a day. Offer from Ski Total, staying at Chalet Bonnevie for £419pp for 5-13 December. Set in Le Fornet, one of Val d'Isère's most picturesque areas, the chalet is approximately four minutes walk from the main Le Fornet cable-car directly into the Espace Killy ski area.

Price based on two adults sharing and includes return flights from Gatwick, transfers, free wifi and eight nights' accommodation with chalet board including buffet breakfast, afternoon tea and four-course evening meal with complimentary wine. Plus, if you pre-book your equipment with Ski Total. you receive a 50% discount on hire. Tel: 01483 791 933 skitotal.com

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Save 25% on your ski holiday to Val Thorens if you book before October 1

4. Get away for a short, three-night break in Val d'Isère, travelling between 29 November and 13 December with VIP SKI from just £129 per person per night. Price excludes flights and transfers so that guests can opt for local, more convenient airports. However, VIP SKI can arrange flights for guests, if required. The resort lies in the L'Espace Killy, the highest extended ski area in the world meaning snowfall is practically guaranteed. Call 0844 557 3119. visit www.vip-chalets.com

5. Early bird offers from VIP SKI include a free lift pass with a Christmas seven night break at a chalet in Morzine. Look forward to mince pies served up on Christmas Eve when you return from the slopes Price of £1399 each on a Christmas week's stay starting 20 December. The chef at VIP Club Alaska Chalet serves up a canapé reception and free wine each evening. Call 0844 557 3119. visit www.vip-chalets.com

6. Take the family skiing in January to La Rosiere where its motto is "The Resort Where Children Are Royalty". Skiing in this family-friendly resort in the French Alps at Chalet Braconnier costs just £599 per adult, with free child places available. The chalet has offers a sauna, stunning views and a "ski to the doorstep" location.

January 10 price includes return flights from Southampton to Geneva, transfers, free wifi and seven nights catered accommodation with cooked breakfast, afternoon tea, children's high tea and four-course dinners with complimentary wine. Esprit Baby and Toddler savers are available this week with half price Nursery and children clubs plus a bundle of other goodies. Tel: 01483 791900 espritski.com

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A three-night break between 29 November and 13 December in Val d'Is�¨re from �£129

7. Save £200 per child on a February half-term deal in Courchevel 1850. A champagne reception greets you on arrival on February 14 at the Chalet Founet Aval, which sleeps eight and comes complete with log fires, a sauna and breathtaking mountain views. Price for the week from £2,499 per child and £2,699 per adult including 4×4 chauffeur service and full chalet board. Flights/transfers are extra. Book before October 1 for the child reduction with Supertravel Ski. Tel: 020 7962 9933, www.supertravel.co.uk/ski

8. Mingle and make friends in Meribel. Social skiers will enjoy VIP SKI's selection of CLUB chalets which are reserved by the room. The chalet CLUB Pierre in Meribel has 9 bedrooms, sleeping up to 18. A week's stay in this warm, convivial chalet from 13th December costs £759 down from £959 saving £200. The CLUB Chef offers a more flexible menu plan and choice of dishes. Call 0844 557 3119 www.vip-chalets.comÂ

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Courchevel 1850

9. Book now if you're keen to go in search of the Northern Lights and stay at cosy cottage (with sauna) plus a cabin in the wilderness. Five percent discount on bookings made before October 31 travelling with Artisan Travel's on their Jeris – Winter cottage adventure. Offer open to trips departing January to April. Price includes six nights' accommodation (two sharing), most meals, flights (London), activities, guide and cold weather clothing. Tel: Artisan Travel on 01670 785085, www.artisantravel.co.ukÂ

10. Stay in the enchanting, traditional Austrian resort of St Anton. VIP SKI has two chalets and one hotel which are an ideal location for skiers of all abilities with its varied terrain and fantastic snow reliability. Short breaks of 3-5 nights to this charming ski resort start from £129 per person per night from 6 – 13th December. Or, stay a full week and experience a luxury holiday for less in Hotel Montjola, paying £729 per person instead of £929 saving £200. When booked a week later, a 7 night stay here costs £1519 per person. Call 0844 557 3119. visit www.vip-chalets.com

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