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THE PLANETSKI DEALS CLUB - Katie Bamber, Senior News Reporter
Saturday December 1, 2018 - Email this article to a friend

Simply THE best ski holiday offers out there and all in one place. Katie Bamber brings you our December edition. UPDATED & ROLLING...




Pre Christmas was fantastic for snow in the mountains.

With all the holiday rush and relaxation done, are you ready for a ski break?


Take a catered chalet short break from only £229pp

Chalet Chanterelle in La Plagne is available for a three night stay with a 16th January departure.

It includes your flights and accommodation, breakfast and dinner.

You just have to get your lift passes and skis once there.

Not bad...

And, it last snowed on 24th December, and we're keeping 'em crossed for more.
Les Balcons de Belle PlagneLes Balcons de Belle Plagne


  • All-inclusive deals, lift pass saves, last minute, family ski savings, top ten deals, groups, Europe or Canada?

    Whatever you're thinking, Ski Solutions most likely has you covered with dozens of each kind of deal and discount you can think of.

    Check out the already running January sales.

    It includes the likes of:
  • Ski Solutions January SaleSki Solutions January Sale


    Family travel specialist Esprit Ski has put its 2019/2020 programme on sale with early booking discounts of up to £100 per family.

    Those booking before the end of March 2019 will get a discount of £50.

    This will double for those who travel with the operator this year and rebook within 30 days of arriving home.

    Esprit Ski is also offering free children's equipment hire in all resorts when parents also pre-book skis/boards and boots.

    Previous Esprit customers get a loyalty discount of up to 10% next winter.

    Esprit SkiEsprit Ski


    Post Christmas to France

    So, if you’re planning a post Christmas ski trip consider these two offers to France from Igluski for 6th January departures.

    Chalet Bouchot in Meribel is available for sole-use at £649pp – saving £290pp 

    Chalet Hotel La Foret in Les Arc Peisey Vallandry at £495pp – saving £500 each! 



    Ruka, Finland - Under £300

    Crystal Ski Holidays is offering a week's half board at the four-star Ruka Suites from £266 per person when booked online.

    The price is based on two sharing and includes flights from Manchester to Kuusamo and transfers

    Quote for departure on 23 December 2018

    A real white Christmas dream.

    Direct flights available from Birmingham and London Gatwick airports.

    • 71% off over Christmas
    • Central location in resort
    • Private sauna
    Crystal SkiRuka














    Les Arcs 1800 with Erna Low

    Enjoy a quiet week on the slopes after the busy holiday weeks.

    Stay 7 nights in the ski in/out Residence Edenarc in Arc 1800 - with 25% off the accommodation for the ski week starting 12th January.

    A 1 bedroom 2/4 person was £911 - and is now £684;
    A 2 bedroom 4/6 person was £1,022 - and is now £767.

    Excellent facilities with restaurant on site, in house ski shop, bakery delivery and aqua centre.

    Read our editor's piece Going Independent here on his trip to Les Arcs this week.

    With this deal and his advice on how to travel, eat, ski and stay in resort without spending a fortune, get your ski holiday sorted this winter.

    Flexipass Eurotunnel or flights available on request.
    Residence EdenarcResidence Edenarc


    Best one we've found...

    £249 - Christmas week - La Plagne

    Hot tub, log fire, balcony chilling:

    This ski chalet is located right in the village centre of Montchavin, La Plagne.

    Want to know more? Visit the Ski Amis website

    Chalet DolomitesChalet Dolomites

    And seeing as we left this alone and took a long weekend, here are a handful of deals to jump on.

    Late, late deals that are sorely tempting for those already with Christmas plans...

    Brought to you by Destination Ski:

    Pas de la Casa
    December 23rd for 7 Nights
    Hotel Catalunya Ski
    Half Board Basis
    Flying from Manchester + transfers
    Based on 2 adults = £349pp    

    Val Thorens
    December 22nd for 7 Nights
    Chalet des Neiges 1
    Chalet Catering
    Flying from Edinburgh  + transfers
    Based on 2 adults = £407pp    

    December 22nd for 7 Nights
    Val Claret Apartments
    Half Board Basis
    Flying from London Gatwick + transfers
    Based on 2 adults 2 children = £447pp  

    Pas de la Casa

    Les Arcs
    December 22nd for 7 Nights
    Chalet Pascale
    Chalet Catering
    Flying from London Gatwick + Transfers
    Based on 2 adults = £499pp  

    Val Thorens
    22nd December, 7 Nights
    Chalet des Neiges 1
    Chalet Catering
    Includes lift passes and equipment
    Flying from Manchester + transfers
    Based on 2 sharing  =  £796pp

    For more on Destination Ski check out Ski Holidays, By Skiers

    Ski HolidaysSki Holidays


    With this year's ski season under way and snow falling in Europe, see below Crystal Ski's late deals for this winter.

    Move fast - they're out at the end of the week.

    The holidays here are quoted for Christmas week, 22nd December, 2018 for 7 nights.

    Les Deux Alpes, France - Under £600

    Crystal Ski Holidays is offering a week's half board at the three-star Hotel Le Brunerie from £579pp, when booking online.

    The price includes flights from Manchester to Chambery and transfers, but flights are available from all over UK.
    • 55% off over Christmas
    • Central location in resort
    • Indoor pool and sauna with fantastic views
    Serfaus, Austria - Under £800

    A week's B&B at the three-star Hotel Amadeus from £779ppm when booking online.

    Including flights from Edinburgh to Innsbruck and transfers, but direct flights available from all major UK airports.
    • 54% saving
    • Family friendly hotel
    • Wellness area with indoor pool
    Zell am See, Austria - Under £1,100

    A week's half board at the four-star 'our finest' Hotel Tirolerhof from £1,079pp, when booking online.

    Includes flights from London Gatwick to Salzburg and transfers.
    • 46% saving
    • One of the finest hotels in Zell am See
    • Indoor pool and spa
    Hotel Tirolerhofer, Zell am SeeHotel Tirolerhofer, Zell am See


    New Year holidays are now in our late deals, so you can celebrate in top New Year destinations for unbeatable value.

    Hurry though, these prices tend to last as long as midnight resolutions on New Year's Eve.

    Val D'Isère for best atmosphere
    From £999pp
    Saving £768pp
    Stay at The Lodge - the 4+ grade lodge gives a chalet feel and service with hotel amenities.
    It's just off the main street for effortless celebrations.
    Last snowfall: 40cm 9th Dec
    Snowfall next 9 days: 24cm


    Tignes for party-goers
    From £1,099pp
    Saving £528pp
    Stay at Ski Lodge Aigle
    Home to famous Tignes & French radio RTL2 'Pop-Rock Party', Tignes is the choice for those who want to celebrate all night long!
    Last snowfall: 30cm 10th Dec
    Snowfall next 9 days: 24cm

    La Rosiere for families
    From £829pp
    Saving £365pp
    La Rosiere's pride in being family friendly has earned it the 'Famille Plus' certification for top family resorts in France.
    Snowfall next 9 days: 23cm


    Chalet company Powder N Shine - based solely in the gorgeous village of Reberty above Les Menuires in Les3Vallees - releases its Super Savers in January to make you jump head first in the snow!

    There's up to 30% off and 2-4-1 ski passes.

    Off peak January weeks

    January 5th - 12th 2019

    Sapin de Reberty, Neve and Le Chamois:
    Save 30%
    Now €689pp + 2-4-1 ski passes!!!
    Original price €975 

    Flocon des Neiges:
    Save 30%
    Now €549pp + 2-4-1 ski passes!!!
    Original price €885

    Chalet Bruyeres:
    Save 30%
    Now €549pp + 2-4-1 ski passes!!!
    Original price €885

    January 12th - 19th 2019

    Chalets Sapin de Reberty, Neve and Le Chamois:
    Save 30%
    Now €683pp + 2-4-1 ski passes!!!
    Original price €975

    Flocon des Neiges:
    Save 30%
    Now €549pp + 2-4-1 ski passes!!!
    Original price €885 

    Chalet Bruyeres:
    Save 30%
    Now €549pp + 2-4-1 ski passes!!!
    Original price €885 

    January 19th - 26th 2019

    Sapin de Reberty, Neve and Le Chamois:
    Save 30% Now €683pp + 2-4-1 ski passes!!!
    Original price €975 

    Chalet Bruyeres:
    Save 30%
    Now €549pp + 2-4-1 ski passes!!!
    Original price €885

    Or call Francesca at Powder N Shine for availability on +44 (0)207 164 6356

    Jump head first into the snowDeals to make you jump head first into the snow



    Up To Half Price ski holidays in January for catered chalets and apartments
    La Plagne on 19th January for 7 nights self catered stay is £306pp.

    Includes return flights between Gatwick to Grenoble with transfers.

    Apartment Aspen, Plagne Village FranceApartment Aspen, Plagne Village France

    Les Deux Alpes on 19th January for a week costs from £317pp.

    Stay at the Alpina Lodge on a self-catered basis with flights from Gatwick and transfers.

    The Alpina Lodge, Les Deux AlpesThe Alpina Lodge, Les Deux Alpes

    Val Thorens in France for a week from 19th January for £333pp.

    L'Altineige Apartments are self-catered and that price includes flights and transfers.

    L'Altineige Apartments, Val ThorensL'Altineige Apartments, Val Thorens


    New Year skiing to celebrate the start of 2019?

    Snow sure skiing, at that...

    Val Thorens is looking great.

    And Erna Low has availability and great offers for self-drive ski holidays.

    Save 20% on accommodation at residence Le Machu Pichu, Val Thorens.

    It's a one-bedroom apartment for 4-5 people for 7 nights from 29th December.

    Pay £1,819 in total, which includes Eurotunnel Flexiplus crossing for one vehicle.
    Residence Le Machu PichuResidence Le Machu Pichu

    Residence Le Machu PichuResidence Le Machu Pichu


    Just 1 more week until Ski Amis greets its first guests for the 2018/19 winter season.

    For those still to book, check these late booking deals for this December and January!

    15th December
    La Tania £249
    Les Menuires £299
    Peisey Vallandry £399

    22nd December
    La Plagne £399 
    La Tania £499
    Les Menuires £599

    Ski AmisSki Amis Christmas week deals

    29th December 
    La Plagne £499
    La Tania £699
    Les Menuires £499
    Peisey Vallandry £549

    La Plagne £349
    La Tania £399
    Les Menuires £349

    Ski AmisSki Amis


    Definite deals of the day from Crystal Ski for Christmas skiing.

    ALPE D'HUEZ, FRANCE - Under £700

    A week's half board at the three-star Hotel Petit Prince from £679pp.

    Includes flights to Chambery and transfers, departing on 22nd December. 

    ZELL AM SEE, AUSTRIA - Under £250

    A week's bed & breakfast at the three-star Haus Edelweiss from £229pp.

    Includes flights to Salzburg and transfers, for departure on 15 December.
    • 64% saving
    • Finnish and bio sauna
    PASSO TONALE, ITALY - Under £650

    A week's half-board at the four-star Grand Paradiso from £637pp.

    Includes flights to Verona and transfers, for departure on 22 December.
    • 48% saving
    • New for winter 2018/19
    • Crystal childcare available
    Zell am See with CrystalZell am See - Haus Edelweiss


    Inghams has some Festive French Ski Deals.

    This one with a saving of £700pp this Christmas in Les3Vallees.

    Not only is it a favourite because of that huge saving.

    But also because it includes train travel.

    Inghams is offering a seven-night ski holiday on a half board basis at Hotel Olympic in Courchevel 1850, France.

    It costs £969pp.

    That includes return train travel from London St Pancras and resort transfers.

    The package is valid for travel departing on 22nd December, 2018.
    Here's a glimpse at PlanetSKI taking the snow train last year to the mountains:


    Whoopee - we've sourced some great deals to Canada at last...

    Mont Tremblant in January for £856pp.

    Are you from up north?

    This holiday from SNO includes flights from Newcastle, departing 23rd January.

    Transfers are included, along with 7 nights B&B in the Homewood Suites by Hilton.

    The property is positioned on the main square of the popular family resort, and has an outdoor hot tub and sauna.

    7 nights in Sun Peaks costs £947pp.

    Stay in the Nancy Greene's Cahilty Hotel & Suites, flying out from London Heathrow on 27th March.

    The slope-side property has hot tubs, saunas, a bar and a restaurant.

    Ski in world-renowned Whistler for £1,204pp.

    7 nights in the Whistler Peak Lodge, Heathrow flights and transfers on the week beginning 23rd March.
    Whistler LodgeWhistler Lodge

    Ski Away January Blues

    Skiworld has launched a flash sale for its catered EU and US chalets.

    There's up to 50% off to get you out there starting the new year off right.

    Skiing y'all...

    EU & USA Resorts: 
    • Breckenridge (Colorado)
    • Vail (Colorado)
    • Courchevel
    • La Plagne
    • La Rosiere
    • Les Arcs
    • Mayrhofen
    • Meribel
    • St Anton
    • Tignes
    • Val D'Isere
    • Val Thorens
    • Les Deux Alpes
    • Tignes      
    Departure dates: 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th and 30th January 2019        

    What's included:
    • return flights
    • transfers
    • accommodation
    • chalet board
    The best catered chalet deal is Chalet Panoramique in La Plagne, departing on the 5th January 2019 for 7 nights for £441 per person, saving £441 per person.

    Once the busy Christmas and New Year period is over, a catered chalet stay is exactly what you might need.

    ... Relaxing with some wine (or in the hot tub) while someone else does the cooking.
    Ski Chalet France Panoramique living roomSki Chalet France Panoramique living room


    Destination Ski, a new company for PlanetSKI, has come onto our scene with some great discounted ski breaks.

    During peak dates, and all...

    A Christmas favourite is the 3* Hotel Totem in Flaine, a stylish hotel (and resort) combining modern with vintage.

    £899pp, flying from Gatwick.

    Want to take the family away during February half term (17th February 2019)?

    Pay £914pp going to Arinsal in Andorra for seven nights.

    This is staying in the 4* Hotel Ushuaia, which is ski-in-ski-out, includes half board, as well as lift pass and ski rental.

    Or escape to the Alps at New Year to the ultimate celebration destination:

    Val d'Isere

    Stay at the foot of the slopes in a 3* plus chalet with full catering for £991pp.

    For high altitude at the end of March, head to Val Thorens and stay in a great self-catering chalet.

    With sole occupancy of the chalet - 8 sharing - is £566pp.
    Destination SkiDestination Ski deals of the week

    Zenith Holidays has an offer to Alpe d'Huez in France during Christmas.

    Chalet Maya is on offer for the week starting 22nd December.

    Maya is £529pp and there's an added lift pass offer: Buy-1-lift-pass-get-a-2nd-for-£50
    Catered chalet, for a 7-night stay is just £529pp during Christmas week.

    Dining at Chalet MayaDining at Chalet Maya





















    Are you ready to pack and go?

    Small chalet company Ski Amis took home Gold at the British Travel Awards. 

    "We couldn't have done it without your support", Ski Amis says.

    "So we have some discounts on us!"

    Sale ends Sunday 9th December at 17:00
    Visit the Ski Amis website here, after taking a peek at the prices and resorts below:

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    Zenith Holidays has a discount on Chalet Clautre in Montgenevre, France to stay from 15th December for a week's skiing.

    Stay in this alpine lodge, which is ski-in ski-out, for £390pp.

    There are only 2 rooms left, so shoop shoop...

    Chalet Clautre with Zenith HolidaysChalet Clautre with Zenith Holidays














    Resorts around the France-Switzerland-Italy borders are expecting some of the greatest snowfalls, including Zermatt, Cervinia and Chamonix.

    To celebrate Iglu Ski has set up some deals to these snow-expectant ski resorts.

    Nice eh?

    So, here they are, or here are a few we will feature - for the full range visit the Iglu Ski site here.

    All these deals include flights, transfers and accommodation.

    Chalet Daniel in La Rosiere, France

    22nd December - 7 nights


    Chalet DanielChalet Daniel

    Lech in Austria is expecting more than a metre of snow.

    Take your ski trip in a few weeks on 16th December to Chalet Hotel Elisabeth.

    From £482pp.

    Perhaps expecting the most snow is Peisey Vallandry in France with 112cm.

    Spend Christmas week, from 22nd December, in the catered Chalet Alpaca and spend from £744pp.

     Chalet Hotel Elisabeth, Lech, Austria Chalet Hotel Elisabeth in Lech has a spa...

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