With the 2018/19 ski season rapidly approaching we wanted to give you our top 5 points to help you book a successful holiday.
1. Which weeks to book next ski season?
This year‘s booking patterns are really no different to what we would expect; the peak weeks are selling well and although there is still some availability for New Year, Half Term and the Easter weeks, your choice will be limited as many of the popular resorts and chalets have already been booked.
If you can go at Christmas as opposed to New Year you can certainly book some great chalets at reasonable prices. January is always a good time to go skiing, as the slopes are not busy and the conditions are generally great, albeit you will require an extra layer.
The week before half term is also a great week for adult groups as it never sells well and there are always plenty of bargains. Late February or early March is a very popular time of the season, so we recommend booking early to get your choice of resort and chalet. Mid-March weeks are generally weeks that you can pick up a late deal. Keep an eye on our Chalet Deals closer to the time.
If you prefer the warmer weather and a chance of a tan on the slopes then the week starting 7/8 April seems to be the main Easter week. If you can escape the weeks before or after you will make considerable savings on your holiday. Always travel high for the best snow conditions this late in the ski season!
2. New Season, Try a New Resort
The resorts our clients consistently book are without doubt some of the best resorts in the world; Val d’Isere, Courchevel, Meribel, Chamonix, Verbier, Zermatt, , St Anton, Lech, Madonna di Campiglio, and Selva Val Gardena. These resorts have everything from great skiing, excellent après ski, superb accommodation with spectacular scenery, however I suspect many of you have been there, done that and are wondering where else to go. We have the answers, hidden gems, incredible views and something for everyone!
Alpine Answers resorts to try in 2018/19
- France St Martin de Belleville, Morzine, Serre Chevalier
- Italy La Thuile, Gressoney
- Austria Kitzbuhel, Saalbach
- Switzerland Grimentz, Engelberg
3. If you want to impress!
We have some fabulous Luxury Chalets and Hotels that will most definitely take your breath away and make you want to come back year after year.
Great Luxury Chalets and Hotels for 2018/19 Ski Season
- Hotel Chedi, Andermatt
- Chalet Perla , Cortina d’Ampezzo
- Chalet Maldeghem, Klosters
- Hotel Les Airelles, Courchevel
- Chalet Shemshak Lodge, Courchevel
4. Something for the weekend?
The weekend ski break has become an ever popular choice with our clients over the years. There is no better way to get some extra bounce in your step, as the buzz of a weekend stays with you for a few days after you return back to your desk or normal routine. We have some great places to stay that are convenient to the airports as well as the slopes. If you are thinking of getting away for a few days let us know and we can help you no matter what your budget is.
Here are our top ski weekend destinations
- France Morzine, Chamonix, St Martin de Belleville
- Italy Courmayeur, Alagna, Madonna di Campiglio
- Switzerland Flims, Laax, Andermatt, Engelberg
- Austria St Anton, Kitzbuhel
5. Want to take the family skiing?
There can be no doubt that one of the best family holidays is a ski holiday. Enjoying the sport together is so much fun and seeing your children progress as they get older is incredibly rewarding. A large portion of our clients are families, so we know this market well and have a dedicated Child Friendly Chalets section. Whether you have first timers who need special attention or teenagers who want to tear it up we have something for you.
These are our favourite family places to stay
- Club Med Valmorel
- Chalet Rabel, La Tania
- Chalet Hotel Pepi Gabl, St Anton
- Altitude Lodge, Les Gets
- Chalet Eva, Reberty