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Here we start what's going to be a long, rolling piece with the best ski offers out there we've found for you early bird bookers. UPDATED





Not only has there been snow falling already in the Alps - yes, that's right.

But PlanetSKI has been snowed in by ski deals for the coming season as chalet companies, tour operators and travel agencies offer up their best discounts for early bookings.

So, without further ado, here are ski deals to get you (those who aren't already) thinking about winter.

Erna Low

Erna Low has a special offer on these luxury apartments in Avoriaz, France, saving £500 at February Half Term.

2 bedroom apartments sleeping up to 6 people at L'Amara residence costs £4,521 per apartment.

The date - 16th February for 7 nights.

Avoriaz is a great choice for a half term family ski holiday, with easy access from Geneva airport and one of the shorter drive times from Calais. 

The village is car-free and all the accommodation is ski in / ski out.

L'Amara is a top end self catering option for families with pool, Deep Nature Spa and creche on site.
L'Amara, AvoriazL'Amara, Avoriaz

L'Amara, AvoriazL'Amara, Avoriaz


Save 26% at 3* Residence Le Quartz in Belle Plagne.

Belle Plagne, part of La Plagne, is in the huge Paradiski area with more than 400km of piste and links to Les Arcs resort.

The Residence Le Quartz is found in a quiet area at the foot of the Belle Plagne slopes, complete with a private balcony from which to enjoy the views.

Priced at £173.20pp (£346.40 per studio down from £465.75 - a saving of 26%) for a seven-night self-catered stay that sleeps up to two people.

Arriving 14th December, 2018.
Ski Residence Le Quartz, Belle PlagneSki Residence Le Quartz, Belle Plagne

Ski Residence Le Quartz, Belle PlagneSki Residence Le Quartz, Belle Plagne


Crystal Ski has a 2 for 1 lift pass offer

This offer is for all European destinations on the books at Crystal Ski - and it ends 1st October, so get in soon!
  • Cervinia - save up to £272
  • Val d'Isere - save up to £281
  •  Zermatt - save up to £380
When you buy 2 adult lift passes.

It's that simple.

Get your piece of the lift pass action here:


The France ski specialist Erna Low has released discounts for skiing early in the season in Val Thorens.

Escape to the mountains the week before Christmas on a self-drive package, staying at the 4* Le Hameau du Kashmir residence for £379pp.

It's Europe's highest resort, so the skiing is bound to be among the best in December, and of course there's access to the huge Les3Vallees ski area.

PlanetSKI has actually started the season there for the past few years in late November as the conditions have been super.

This self-drive package arriving on 15th December includes seven nights in the hotel and Eurotunnel Flexiplus crossing, and a 10% discount (based on 4 sharing a 2 bedroom apartment, if booking by 30th October, 2018).


For what's new in Val Thorens this season:


Not much more to say on the below...

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Enjoy free 6-day lift passes to ski resorts across Europe during Christmas and New Year.

Prices start at £915pp for a catered chalet and transport (and of course the lift pass).

There's only 250 passes available so book pronto!

To get the pass simply add the lift pass to your booking at "Ski Essentials" and the discount will be automatically added.

If you're looking for something a little different this season, how about an experience with our pals Ski Solutions:

Or if you are going to go for it this winter, and are wanting something luxury, take a peek at these new super 5* hotels dotted around the best destinations in the Alps:


Here are a collection of deals from the French ski holiday company up for grabs if booking before 26th September:

Arc 1950

€895 from €1,154 - a 22% discount.

7 nights from Friday 14th December to Fridat 21st December, 2018.

Arc 1950 is a 5* pedestrianised holiday vilage with Mont Blanc views.

About the residence, Le Village:

  • Direct access to the ski slopes
  • A 5-star residence offering spacious, tastefully decorated apartments
  • A magnificent Deep Nature ® spa with a heated swimming pool
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Over in Flaine there's the premium residence, Les Terrasses d'Eos with a 23% discount on the regular cost:

Prices start from €772, reduced from €1,001pp.

That's 7 nights from Saturday 15th December to Saturday 22nd December, 2018.

The residence:

  • A luxurious 5-star residence with outdoor heated swimming pool and whirlpool
  • The Deep Nature® Spa is a few minutes walk away from the residence
  • Ski-in, ski-out
  • Set in a spruce forest with stunning views over the valley
Premium residence Les Terrasses d'Eos, FlainePremium residence Les Terrasses d'Eos, Flaine
















Here's one of Pierre & Vacance's best deals, if you're looking for an early, low-cost ski holiday:

Les 2 Alpes

For a quiet break at the optimum time at the start of January, take a look at Les 2 Alpes.

At Residences Les 2 Alpes, prices start from €231 (Reduced from €288) for 7 nights.

The dates: Sunday 6th January to Sunday 13th January, 2019.

The residence & Les 2 Alpes:

  • A revitalising, sunny resort at the foot of Europe's biggest skiable glacier
  • The accommodation is located in a quiet, family friendly area
  • Near the lifts to the glacier
  • Fitness centre nearby: sauna, hammam, whirlpools 
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We've chosen just three options from dozens of ski deals with Pierre & Vacances - click here for more winter holiday inspiration.



The chalet company runs out of Reberty, a small village above Les Menuires in Les3Vallees.

That means the best of the best skiing, a busy atmosphere if you so want it down in Les Menuires, but the cosy, authentic chalet life you picture for winter up in the sweet village.

The deals?

Peak week availability

At Christmas save 10%offer ends 31st August, 2018.

So you've got to book... NOW.

Flocon des Neiges, is available from Saturday 22nd - 29th December for €17,685 (brochure price €19,650).

Le Chamois is available as a split chalet with 13 beds available.

Price per person is €1,179 before end of August, or €1,310.

New Year availability

  • Flocon des Neiges - Saturday 29th December - 5th January 2019 for €27,725
  • Le Chamois - shared availability - Saturday 29th December - 5th January 2019 for €1,815pp
Saver weeks - offer available until September 30th 2018 (catered chalets only)
  • Save €75pp for weeks starting 5th & 12th January

Exclusive chalet bookings

January 5th-12th, 12th-19th & 19th-26th, 2019 book chalets on an exclusive basis and receive 2 free ski passes per chalet booking worth €600.

Pre-Christmas skiing - save 15% - offer ends September 30th 2018

December 8th - 15th 2018, catered chalets only. Prices from €535

Powder N Shine adds one more to its Reberty village repetoire with Chalet Bramble.

It's a brand new renovation, so new we haven't actually got the images yet but it sleeps, is fully available and there's 10% off all bookings until the end of September.

And breathe... That's a lot of deals to take in.

Check out the chalets on the Powder N Shine website here.

The village of Reberty, Les3ValleesThe village of Reberty, Les3Vallees














The small chalet company is really excited for the coming season.

The most recent tempt is with a 20% discount from all catered chalets in its French resorts.

That includes La Tania, Les Menuires, La Plagne and Peisey Vallandry.

But it has to be snapped up soon.

September 1st is when the deal expires.

So, who's ready to book that winter break?

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Click here below to see more of the hot summer deals there for the taking that extend through April:

Check out their existing winter-ready offers here, and of course the insane pics of the snow in Austria and Italy right now:
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Check out Chalet Balkiss in La Tania, which has caught our eye before.

Hot tub, log fires, skiing and nights in, or out at the ski lodge bar...

Here's a review from one Chalet Balkiss happy customer called Clare:

"... another great holiday ... third time with you ... cracking week ... wonderful hosts."

"They could not have been any better ... extremely professional, getting a good balance between joining in with us all as guests and keeping a little distance ...

"The food was really very good ..."

Or maybe Les Menuires also part of the enormous Les3Vallees ski area will take your fancy, especially for this price:

Les Menuires in the enormous Les3Vallees ski areaLes Menuires in the enormous Les3Vallees ski area




















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