As you have probably just packed away your skis for another year, booking a ski holiday for next season is possibly not something that is at the forefront of your mind. Although, for groups (particularly those travelling on peak weeks) now is the ideal time to lock in your ski holiday for next season. To encourage early bookings, many ski tour operators are offering incentives ranging from free lift passes to free childcare and also multiple free places depending on group sizes.
From all the offers available at the moment, here is a round-up of our top five early booking offers for the 2013/2014 ski season…
Chalet Marmau, La Tania, France
Offer: free childcare and free lift passes on selected dates in January and March 2014
Chalet Marmau is located just above the ski resort of La Tania and has amazing views down into the Courchevel Valley. Designed with families in mind, Marmau offers a wide range of room configurations and best of all, the excellent crèche is located inside the chalet.
Best option for large groups of friends
Chalet Annapurna II, Tignes, France
Offer: 2-4-1 on lift passes in January + free places
Tignes has come a long way over the last decade to smarten up its appearance (especially Tignes Le Lac) and it now provides a great value location to explore the huge Espace Killy ski region. The Chalet Annapurna II in Tignes Le Lac is one of the best with its ski in / ski out location and modern wellness facilities. It’s certainly well worth snapping up if it is available (and on offer).
Best option for skiing in USA
Chalet Pioneer, Breckenridge, Colorado
Offer: Stay 14 nights in December and only pay for 10
Having been to Breckenridge last season, I would return in a heartbeat – and that would be based on the customer service alone. The snow record in this fabulous resort is one of the best in North America and it has terrain that is suitable for all skiing abilities. However, the service provided by everyone – from the chambermaids to the guys at the lift stations – is just faultless. Our Top Tip: Book yourself into the Chalet Pioneer and find out what all the fuss is about.
Best option for anyone looking for an idyllic and traditional chalet
Chalet Paloma, Courchevel 1650 (Montriond), France
Offer: free full area ski pass for all guests staying Christmas week and throughout January
If going skiing conjures up thoughts of staying in a traditional chalet and relaxing in an outdoor hot tub, before settling in for the night in front of a roaring fire, then do not look any further than Chalet Paloma. Perfectly cosy and quaint – this is the ideal chalet to be spending a white Christmas in.
Best option for those who want everything
Chalet Maison, Alpe d’Huez, France
Offer: £100 off for all guests staying in January and selected weeks in February and March
So often someone will call requesting a modern ski in / ski out chalet close to the centre of resort which must also have hot tub and fireplace. Oh – and it also must be in a high resort which is less than 2 hours from an airport and caters for all skiing abilities. Of the 1,138 chalets that we sell this criteria automatically cancels out 1,134 chalets. Fortunately, one of the options remaining is the delightful Chalet Maison which ticks all of these boxes.
Please do not delay in your booking process as most of the above offers will expire before the end of May. Avoid disappointment and call the Alpine Answers office. T: 020 7801 1080.