We round up five of this week’s best ski holiday deals so you can head to the mountains for less
Element Ski Travel’s Snow Guarantee
Element take the risk out of December trips to Meribel |3 Vallées / David Andre
Element Ski Travel are taking the risk out of early-season skiing with a money-back guarantee on their early December trips to Méribel. If less than 50% of Méribel lifts are open they will give a 100% refund, and deliver a Raclette Grill to all affected guests so they can still enjoy the taste of the mountains. Element’s early season Méribel trips run on the 5-12 and 12-19 December for £390pp, and include flights, transfers and seven nights catered accommodation.
Pierre & Vacances’ Christmas sale
Stay in the pedestrianised Arc1950 this Christmas | Pete Webb
Pierre & Vacances’ latest sale is making Christmas in the French resort of Les Arcs look very tempting indeed. Seven nights arriving on 19 December for a one bedroom flat (sleeps four) in the 5* Premium Residence Arc 1950 Le Village accommodation has been knocked down from £1,936 to £1,334, a saving of 31%. The residences are based in the pedestrianised Arc 1950 with skiing from the doorstep, and there’s access to a luxury spa along with two pools, heated whirlpools, sauna, steam room and fitness room.
Ski Solutions’ 5* Canada
Save on a stay at 5* Fairmont Banff Springs
Ski Solutions have a great selection of early-bird deals on, but our pick of the bunch is a trip to Banff, Canada. You can save 30% on accommodation at the very swanky, 5* Fairmont Banff Springs, with a seven night stay including flights and transfers costing £1445 per person if booked by the 15 November. Bringing the brood? Perfect: kids ski for free. Departs 9 January 2016.
Crystal’s BOGOF lift pass deal
Small but perfectly formed Hemsedel is well worth a visit |Hemsedal.com/Kalle Hägglund
How does January in Norway sound? Good? How about with buy-one-get-one-free lift passes? Book a Crystal ski holiday to Norway departing January 2016 by 2 November and that’s exactly what you’ll get, saving up to £194. Resorts covered include Geilo and Beitostolen, but our pick of the deals is the Four-star Skarsnuten Apartments in Hemsedel from £480pp. If you’ve not heard of Hemsedel before, here’s a few reasons why it’s ace.
Ski Talini’s Boxing Day gift
Ski Talini take the stress out of Christmas ski trips|Via facebook.com/skitalini
Not so much a ski deal, just a really good idea. 26 December falls on a saturday this year, which for most Christmas week skiers means leaving resort on Boxing Day… Not so with Ski Talini, who are running their transfers on the 27 December instead. So after a full Christmas dinner and free flowing wine (great food is Talini’s speciality) on 25 December, you’ll have a full two days to recover. Prices for Christmas week are from £965 per person for 7 nights chalet accommodation in St Martin de Belleville.