Saturday 3 December 2016

Top 10 ski deals for 2016/17 - make the most of those snowy slopes!

Ski Special

Nicola Brady

Published 17/10/2016 | 15:04

The second and third weeks of January are among the cheapest for skiing holidays
The second and third weeks of January are among the cheapest for skiing holidays

Hitting the slopes this year? Check out Nicola Brady's pick of the ski deals!

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1. Pas de la Casa, Andorra

Directski.com has seven nights' self-catering in Andorra for just €425pp, including flights and transfers, as well as a 50pc discount on a lift pass. Travel is on January 15, based on four people sharing.

2. Les Arcs, France

Topflight has seven nights in Chalet Bouquetin, chalet board, for travel on January 14, priced at €849pps. See topflight.ie.

3. Söll, Austria

Grand Hotel, Zell am See
Grand Hotel, Zell am See

Crystalski.ie has a week in Austria, B&B, from €499pp, departing on January 7.

4. Avoriaz, France

A great car-free resort for beginners, Avoriaz is also home to Aquariaz, a tropical water park. A week in a self-catering apartment including lift passes starts at €324.50pp, without flights, based on four sharing from December 10, on pierreetvacances.com.

5. Alpe d'Huez, France

Travelling alone? No problem. Friendshiptravel.com runs ski 'houseparties' for single skiers, with no supplement. A week with flights, transfers and chalet board accommodation starts at €1,144pp.

6. Val d'Isere, France

Snag an early season deal with Highlife.ie from November 27. You'll get seven nights in a serviced chalet, transfers and chalet board from €660pp (flights not included but can be organised upon booking).

7. Sauze D'Oulx, Italy

Chalet Artemis in St Anton
Chalet Artemis in St Anton

Head to Italy with crystalski.ie, with a week half-board from €599pp, departing next January 8.

8. Zell am See, Austria

Leaving from the North? Skimcneill.com has a week departing Belfast on January 14, including half-board accommodation at the four-star Grand Hotel, reps and transfers, for £799pp (€913pp approx.).

9. Gstaad, Switzerland

If you want a gorgeous hotel (and dreamy spa) with great slopes nearby, Le Grand Bellevue (bellevue-gstaad.ch) is a great option. Rooms start at around €570, half-board, and lift passes can be organised.

10. St Anton, Austria

If there's a gang of you, look to Scott Dunn for luxurious catered chalets. A week at Chalet Artemis costs from €2,320pp, including flights and private transfers. See scottdunn.com.

NB: Chalet Board typically includes breakfast, afternoon tea and dinner with wine and beer. All prices subject to availability.

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