Welcome to White Friday!
Forget Black Friday. Here's White Friday, a wintry flurry of snowy offers and discounts on beautiful ski chalets for the coming season, from Christmas crackers to New Year bargains to cut-price January deals and beyond.
Feast your eyes on the deals below and shop til you drop!
EARLY SEASON DEALS
The Three Valleys have had heaps of early snow so boutique Chalet Abode (sleeps 8 + 2) in pretty St Martin de Belleville has a fantastic offer for w/c Sunday 11th December at just £655ppper week in an adult only shared chalet. Sister chalet The Ecurie is also opening that week and is available on a whole chalet basis, for 8 people, at £5,240 fully catered.
Everyone is heading to Verbier to catch some of the fantastic early snow, so book super-stylish, brilliantly located Chalet Lilianette in Verbier (sleeps 4 + 2). It is available for 7,050 CHF (approx £6,021 at today's exchange) w/c 3/12 until 10/12, or at 10,050 CHF (approx £8583) for the following week from 10/12 until 19/12 (Sunday to the Tuesday after, so you get an extra two days!).
Gorgeous Chalet Pecchio (sleeps 8 + 2) in Sainte Foy has two early season weeks on offer to snow-sure Tignes and/or Val d’Isère, starting 3rd or 10th December. The first week runs 3-10 Dec @ €5,500 (approx £4686) and, depending whether that sells, the second week will be 9th or 10th -16th. If the second week is only 6 days, the price will be pro rata of the price for 7 days, which is €6,300 (approx £5368). Partial chalet bookings will be considered for both these weeks. Sainte Foy itself doesn't open until 17th December, but it is brilliantly placed for Val and Tignes (each about 20 minutes away) in the first week, while Les Arcs and La Rosière are also open by the second week.
Fancy Christmas in Morzine at knock-out designer chalet The Nest? The whole chalet is now just £7,500 and includes free kids lift passes. It was £10,495 originally. The dates are 20th to 27th December and the price includes free-flowing champagne on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, Christmas tree and decorations, Christmas dinner with all the trimmings cooked how you would like it, lots of Christmas playlists and, if there are children, then mince pies and carrots for Santa and his reindeer.
Or maybe you prefer Christmas in the Three Valleys, in St Martin de Belleville? Super-cosy Chalet des Anges is now selling by the room for Christmas week 20-27th Dec, at just £795 pppw (it was £985).
Gorgeous Villa Rose (sleeps 12) in the pretty medieval village of Samoens, fully linked in to the Grand Massif, is now offering a 20% reduction for both Christmas and New Year weeks, so each is now priced at 11,340 euros (approx. £9,685). It is also offering 2 free nights for both weeks so you get 9 nights instead of 7, plus a complimentary fondue dinner in a yurt! Christmas week runs from Dec 21 to 30 and New Year week Dec. 30 to Jan 8. This is fully catered for up to 12 people and includes 7 nights dinner at the villa, with one night a guided snowshoe walk followed by fondue in a yurt, so 8 dinners in total with one night left to enjoy the Savoie specialities in the village.
How about spending a short Christmas break at ultra-cosy La Petite Ferme (sleeps 6) in Morzine? It is now available from December 21st-26th, a 5 day break, on either a self-catered basis (inclusive of chalet shuttle schedule & associated concierge services) for just £4,950, or alternatively catered for 4 of the 5 days for £6,250.
Or maybe a shared chalet for Christmas? Super-stylish La Ferme de Margot (sleeps 10 + 2) in Morzine is now available by the room, at £1000pp on a fully catered basis, from 20th to 27th December.
I've got lots of Christmas cracker deals in Zermatt too, such as at Chalet Ulysse (not on my site yet, but it sleeps either 8 or 12 guests - 4 or 6 double/twin bedrooms, with a sauna, convenient for Matterhorn Express gondola and ski back to within 200m of the chalet). Fully catered, from 20 to 27 December, on a sole occupancy basis, this would be £7,950 for up to 8 guests or £11,950for up to 12 guests. Lots of other Zermatt deals too!
Heidi-like, ski-in/ski-out Chalet Schuss (sleeps 10) is also offering some mini breaks around Christmas and New Year. It can do either 20th – 23rd Dec for £1500 (3 nights), or Thurs 5th – Tues 10th Jan £1500 (3 nights) or £2000 (4 nights) or £2500 (5 nights). Its gorgeous sister chalet also has some great deals, including 8th – 15th Jan for just £3850 or a ski weekend at £2400 (3 nights) £2850 (4 nights) . Just get in touch if you would like to know more!
Stylish, ski in/ski out The Peak (sleeps 16) in Sainte Foy is now 20% off for Christmas, from 20th-27th December. This is now £1232pp fully catered, down from £1540. Its beautiful sister chalet La Marquise (sleeps 14), with sauna, hammam and balcony hot tub, is also reduced by 20% for New Year, at £1344pp down from £1680 (whole chalet now £17,876, down from £22,345).
There are some fantastic deals to be had in Chamonix over Christmas too. Chalet Baloo (sleeps 10) is offering 10 day stays from Sunday 18th to Tuesday 27th December for the bargain price of £20,000, usually £30,840. Sister chalet Baby Bear (self-catered, from 0-4 persons) is also now only £9,200, usually £10,800, while the same chalet, self-catered, from 5-6 persons, is now £11,950, usually £14,040. Baby Bear can be catered too, if you prefer. Price on request.
And finally, the very superb Twenty26 (sleeps 12) is now down to just €22,500 (approx £19,132) from €28,600, for Christmas week, from 20th-27th December -- a fantastic price for a genuinely gorgeous chalet. And its sister chalet, the impeccable Ferme de Moudon, is also now just €22,500 for the same week, down from €31,500. Both these prices include a special White Friday discount of 10%.
Looking for a shared chalet for New Year? Divine La Ferme de Margot (sleeps 10 + 2) in Morzine is now available by the room, at £1200pp on a fully catered basis. Dates are from 28th December to 4th January. Two rooms have already gone, so there are just three left.
The exceedingly sumptuous Chalet Cateline (sleeps 10 + 2) in St Martin de Belleville has just been reduced for New Year, down from £19,500 to £17.000. It's a fantastic price for a thoroughly top-end chalet.
Or how about New Year in Sainte Foy? Gorgeous Chalet du Rassel (sleeps 20) is offering anextra night free, so you get 8 nights instead of 7, for just €1300pp (approx. £1,116pp) from 29th Dec - 6th Jan.
Chocolate-box Chalet Merlo (sleeps 12) in Sainte Foy is now reduced to £14,884 for New Year, down from £18,605 fully catered. Dates are from 29th December-7th January.
New Year is still available at fabulous Chalet de la Cloche in Tignes les Brévières, down to £28,500 from £38,000. The chalet sleeps 12 people.
There is another White Friday special 10% discount on stunning Ferme de Moudon (sleeps 12) too, which is now just €34,200 for New Year from 27th Dec - 3rd Jan (was €47,900).
JANUARY DEALS & BEYOND
Gorgeous La Ferme du Lac Vert in Morzine has some great January breaks on offer beginning from 3rd January up to and including breaks beginning on January 26th. They can offer a 10% discount on 3 day or more adult Portes du Soleil lift passes if booked before December 5th and a complementary bottle of haute Savoie wine from the region, for the guests to have as an earlier aperitif, or when they wish.
They are also offering a further 10% discount on chalet prices on all Sunday-Thursday breaks, while for the period Jan 3rd-8th, the entire chalet can be let for £9,995 for up to 24 people sharing. Please just ask me for more info and prices. All a little complicated!
Architect-designed Chalet Charr in pretty St Luc, near Grimentz in Switzerland, still has both half term weeks available commencing 11th and 18th February at £1600pp. It is also offering shared adult-only weeks in February and March, operating a minimum occupancy of four people to a maximum of eight. Couples or singles are acceptable at the fixed rate of £1200 per person all weeks. This would apply to weeks commencing 4th Feb, 25th Feb,4th March and 11th March.
Super-stylish Chamois Lodge (sleeps 6) in St Martin de Belleville is now reduced for w/c 15th & 22nd January, down to £8,230 from £8,730. Sister chalet The Ecurie (sleeps 8) is also now reduced for the same weeks, from £10,200 to £9,700.
Finally, guests get a free full Three Valleys pass if they book either Chalet Cateline or sister chalets Aphylla or Aralia for w/c 14th January, either on a room or whole chalet basis. Offer valid for just one week from 25th November until 2nd December.