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There's nothing like planning ahead. Take the pressure off and look ahead to next season. Booking Winter 19/20.

What are the benefits of booking for next year, when this one isn't even over yet?

We've asked our expert friends at tour operators, agencies and chalet companies and they've come up with some decent points.

There seem to be three main reasons why booking now for next winter is a good move.

So, why should we be mega organised and look ahead to the next winter season?

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"There is no better time to secure your 2019/20 ski holiday," Ski Solutions says.

"Get ahead of the game by taking advantage of fantastic early book offers, your pick of accommodation and the peace of mind of knowing you have a week in the slopes to look forward to."

This perk is particularly appealing - avoiding the pre-season crush of organising and booking by doing it all now.

1. Big rewards - early booking offers

2. Whole chalet discounts for groups

3. Pick of the lot

If you're booking for a big group, it's certainly best to book ASAP.

Not only does the planning take an age, but as you draw closer to the ski-date, the good chalets and space in hotels starts booking up fast.

Crystal Ski says it's never too early to start planning your next ski holiday.

The ski holiday experts have early deals to Canada so you can organise this big ski trip with time and pay less.

Flights, hotel rooms and lift passes work on a tiered pricing system there - so the earlier you book, the bigger the discount.

Why head over there?

Canada is a bucket-list destination, famed for its knee-deep powder, immaculately groomed slopes and wide, tree-lined runs.

Add in the awesome national park scenery and warm Canadian hospitality, and you have yourself the ultimate ski holiday.

Here's one to whet your appetite:

Chateau Jasper in Jasper, Canada from 7th December 2019.
Was £1,201
Now £1,177 (average price per person).
Canada with Crystal SkiCanada with Crystal Ski

This next sneaky peek into Winter 2019/20 comes from our friends over at the short break specialist, Ski Weekender.
  • Christmas at the Aravis Lodge is back for 2019. The first break of the season is Monday 23rd - Thursday 26th December, then it continues with the usual Monday and Thursday start / end dates from there.
  • The Chalet Annexe of the Aravis Lodge will also be available again.
  • The Easter holidays are earlier next year so more opportunity to try spring skiing. There's cheaper flights and accommodation, quieter slopes, no queues and sunny blue skies. If this isn't tempting enough, there's more...
  • Ski Weekender is offering FREE group ski lessons for beginners and improvers staying at the Aravis Lodge for the last 2 breaks of the season (for stays between Monday 6th - Monday 13th April 2020)
  • More availability for February half-term - if you're looking for a family short ski break in the February holidays or that's the only time you can take your own time off, Ski Weekender says it should have more options than ever next season, so you could come out in February and at Easter.
See here for further details and a look at what is offered by Ski Weekender.

Ski Weekender comes highly recommended by us at PlanetSKI:

Last winter at PlanetSKI we looked at the product up close and personal.

Day 1 was spent skiing in the resort of Le Grand Bornand near Annecy.

It was a fabulous day in a fabulous resort:

The it was La Clusaz on Day 2 but the weather changed on our second day of four. And then on Day 3 it was round to St Gervais:
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And then in Day 4 its hidden area: Cote 2000.

"We offer the most convenient, good-value short break ski holidays in France. Our inclusive packages make it as easy as possible for you to enjoy 3 or 4 days' skiing and snowboarding whilst making the most of your limited time off work," said the founder of Ski Weekender, Paul Turnbull.

Skiworld has £50pp off when booking whole chalets now, this way all your group can stay together and save.

Get the pick of the bunch.

Book your favourite chalet with your favourite tour op and don't miss out on fully booked hotels as clever bookers get started early.

Ski Solutions' Peak Week Deals are already up on the site.

Sort out your Christmas, New Year or February Half Term ski trip now and take the pressure off.

Top accommodation, top resorts, excellent availability.

28 December 2019 - 4 January 2020

Make your New Year 2020 one to remember with a superb ski holidays.

Skiing is the perfect start to the New Year.

Book today with Ski Solutions and take advantage of an array of early booking deals such as free lift passes, buy one get one free lift passes, hotel bar credits and group discounts.

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'Why book now?' says SNO.

Suppliers are putting on some super deals to tempt in early bookers, such as half price lift passes, BOGOF equipment hire, all-inclusive bundles and early discounts.

These deals won't stick around, and can save hundreds, so it's worth getting them now while they're available.

Also, if you're looking for a peak week in a big name resort, now's the time to bag a package before availability drops and prices rise.  

Packages to Chalet Isabelle in Tignes currently come with a deal for 2 for 1 ski/snowboard and boot hire.

A 7-night stay beginning February 1 2020 costs £1,079pp (Gatwick flights, transfers and chalet catering included).

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Second to Christmas, Easter marks a time of year when families come together to celebrate and create special memories.

We are increasingly choosing to replace presents with sharing great experiences.

Specialist tour operator Santa's Lapland is encouraging families to give an Easter gift with a difference this year.

And make next Christmas magical.

There's also a special £50pp saving for grandparents.

Consider booking a holiday of a lifetime and share special moments with your family in Lapland.

Book Now For Christmas 2019.

Santa's Lapland offers a lot of flexibility, with three- or four-day breaks to Saariselkä in northern Finland.

Travel from 19 UK regional airports, making it easy for families to go and meet Santa!

The holiday includes:
  • Return flights and transfers
  • Accommodation on half board
  • Thermal clothing
  • Magical winter activities such as husky sledding, reindeer sleigh ride, a private meeting with Santa
  • Manchester: Visit from £3,448 per family (two adults and two children under five years sharing)
  • Luton: Visit from £3,368 per family (two adults and two children under five years sharing)
  • Edinburgh: Visit from £3,528 per family (two adults and two children under five years sharing)
Santa's LaplandSanta's Lapland

Ski Solutions suggests an early booking if you're thinking of heading out to the notoriously popular and more expensive North American destinations.

The 5* Four Seasons Resort and Residences in Whistler, Canada.

One early Canada deal has a saving of £320.

Was £1,550 - Now £1,230
  • 7 nights
  • Dep 07/12/2019
  • Scheduled flights
  • Accommodation
  • Transfer
There's more - extra offer available:
  • Save up to 50% on accommodation + receive a free room upgrade if booked by 31st August
  • Children receive free airport transfers if booking before 15th November
Four Seasons Resort and ResidencesFour Seasons Resort and Residences, Whistler

Iglu Ski's early booking offers

Save up to £235pp with package ski holidays that include lift passes AND 2-for-1 ski/snowboard hire or ski carriage.

This offer is available on a range of brilliant catered chalets and chalet hotels in top resorts in France, Austria and Italy.

Lift pass prices are guaranteed to be the same or lower than the price in resort, or Iglu promises to refund the difference.

These chalets are some of the best-selling holidays, so secure yours early with deposits from just £150pp.

One more early booking perk:

Are you going with a large group of friends or family?

Iglu has great group savings - that's to add on top of existing offers-  with up to 1 in 5 go free.
To make it breezier than ever, book a Club Med holiday.

For one flat price you get everything included.

Literally, everything.

Ski lessons, skis, apres-ski drinks, fantastic food...

Book now, save 15% and don't think about a thing until you're off...

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Big Dates Next Winter

Christmas 2019 - 21st - 28th December

New Year - 28th December - 4th January

Half Term - 15th - 22nd February

Easter - 4th - 18th April

Skiworld's Top Resorts for 2020
  • Val d'Isere - The resort has begun a £170m redevelopment project to transform parts of the town.
  • Skiworld has more accommodation in La Plagne than ever before  - & they want everyone to love La Plagne in 2020 as much as they do.
  • Val Thorens - Snow sure and part of the largest linked ski area in the world.
  • Alpe d'Huez - A relaxed holiday destination that historically gets lots of sun. Residence Les Horizons d'Huez and other chalets already on offer!
SkiworldSkiworld in Zermatt

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