Ski Holiday Deals
What’s included in our package ski deals?Your Erna Low ski deal includes accommodation and ski passes as standard. But we can also arrange ski equipment hire, ski lessons, and help you with every aspect of your trip ̶ from flights and transfers to self-drive and self-catering advice.
What’s included in our package ski deals?Your Erna Low ski deal includes accommodation. We can also arrange ski passes, equipment hire and ski lessons in most resorts. We can help you with every aspect of your trip, from flights and transfers to self-drive and self-catering advice. Our customer service is always of the highest standard because we want to ensure that skiers and snowboarders have a brilliant time in our flagship ski resorts. Details matter, which is why we listen closely to your requirements in order that your ski holiday includes every customised component necessary for each member of your group to have a great time. And don’t forget that our generations of snowsports travel experience is also included.
Best time of year for cheap ski holidays?If anyone can find a bargain ski holiday at any time of the season, Erna Low can. But like any industry, ski travel has its peak and low seasons, therefore some months are less trickier for finding savings than others. With that in mind, here are a few tips on the best time of year for cheap ski holidays: Ski prices fluctuate throughout the winter in Europe. So while New Year and February half-term ski breaks are traditionally the priciest, you can sometimes save on early December ski deals, ski deals after the first week of January and March ski deals. If you’re not travelling with kids in tow, these can be great times to bag a bargain and enjoy great weather conditions in many resorts. If you do want to take your ski holiday at one of the seasonal high points, and you’re taking your kids with you, Christmas ski deals and Easter ski holidays tend to be a little cheaper than half-term and New Year. One note of caution ̶ snow conditions tend to be good around Christmas, but the slopes can get a little slushy once you get into April and May, so choose a high-altitude resort with lots of north-facing slopes and good snow-making capacity if you’re planning rolling a few eggs down those mountains! If your heart’s set on a February half-term or New Year ski holiday, the best way to make savings is often by booking as early as possible ̶ early birds can win big in this snowy sector. Meanwhile, if you fancy and ad-hoc, low-season break and you can be reasonably flexible about your destination, a last-minute ski holiday deal can be surprisingly economical. As you can see, there’s plenty of wriggle room in the winter sports calendar for us to find you a ski holiday that doesn’t break the bank!
Cheap ski resortsSome snowsports nations tend to be a little more expensive than others, but that doesn’t mean that we can’t find you a bargain in comparison to the regular prices you would expect to pay at a certain resort or in a particular ski area. And there are certain ski resorts which habitually provide excellent value for money, with the perfect combination of reasonable prices and high-quality accommodation, facilities and amenities. Here are a few ski resorts across Europe where you can bag a real bargain.
Cheap French ski deals
There are several French ski resorts where the deals are a snip ̶ here are just a couple:Flaine ski holidays represent excellent value for money at any time of year and there are several reasons this is one of the most hassle-free resorts. With a respectable 1600m resort height and a prime position that captures the Grand Massif’s best dump of fresh pow, it’s very snow-sure, plus accommodation is almost all ski-in/ski-out and many residences have onsite spas and pools. Four of the beginner’s slopes here are free, so there’s no need to splash out on a lift pass until you feel ready and furthermore, this is a superb resort for a self-drive and self-catering holiday if you want to prep your own meals and cut costs further. Tignes is a terrific alternative to sister resort which is usually cheaper than its Tignes Val d'Isère sister resort Val d’Isère ̶ and with a 2100m main resort village height and 300km of well-tended slopes to explore in the wider area, it’s heaven for high-altitude skiing, with lots of lovely local runs off the Grande Motte glacier. You’ll find some very low-cost apartments in Tignes (which are still of a decent standard) as well as slightly higher grade options with shared pools and extra amenities. The apres-ski is lively and there’s also a good range of restaurants serving family favourites.
Cheap Italian ski deals
Super snow quality, tasty food and a warm welcome mean that Italy is always a popular snowsports destination. You can find some cheap Italian ski deals at the following resorts:Cervinia shares the Cervino Ski Paradise area with swish Zermatt over in Switzerland, so buy a combo pass here and you can enjoy the best of both sides of the border without overspending. Après, lessons, and food are all more economical on the Cervinia side, and the skiing and snowboarding are still superb in this family-friendly, car-free resort located at 2050m in the shadow of the mighty Matterhorn. La Thuile is another low-cost option amongst Italian ski resorts, and you can choose between staying in the old village or Planibel, the newer, purpose-built side of the village where there are some comfy but very low-cost apartments, some of which have facilities like pools and most of which offer doorstep skiing. There’s 150km of cracking corduroy to explore here, shared with sister resort in France, La Rosiere, and the cuisine and apres-ski is cheap and cheerful too.
Cheap Austrian ski dealsAs the homeland of our founder, Austria is always close to our hearts, and if you’re in the know you can grab some great ski holiday savings here. Here’s just one Austrian ski resort where you can ski and snowboard on the cheap: Mayrhofen is a terrific traditional resort in the Tyrolean Alps, where there’s a vast 142km skiable area with pistes for enthusiasts of all abilities. Although the resort height is only 630m, it’s snow-sure thanks to its geographical position, with skiing available up to 3250m on the Hinterlux glacier. Mayrhofen is a rather plush resort where there’s high-end accommodation aplenty, but there’s also some lovely self-catering apartments, as well as low-budget B&B style properties where you can dine on a half-board basis with local restaurants providing meals. Part of the Zillertal ski area, there’s a total of 515km to explore if you’re feeling adventurous.
Cheap Andorra ski dealsAndorra is nestled in the Pyrennees between Spain and France, and this tiny principality is an excellent place for a cheap ski holiday, with the added attraction of shopping for bargains that are practically tax-free. There are a couple of Andorra ski areas ̶ here’s the lowdown on our favourite: Grandvalira is Andorra’s largest ski area, with a 216km skiable terrain that includes quality pistes and a smattering of ungroomed runs for more advanced skiers. The popular resorts of Pas de la Casa, El Tarter and Soldeu are all located here and there’s a plethora of cheap but comfy accommodation, plenty of English-speaking ski schools, and four fab terrain parks that snowboarders will love. Grandvalira has long had a reputation as a place to party, but its children’s provision has improved in recent years and its now a good place for families with kids.