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There are 119 holidays for 2 adults, 0 child and 0 infant on 07 December 2024.

119 holidays

Brewsters Mountain Lodge

in Banff, Canada
04/12/24 Wed • Heathrow • 7 nights • Bed & Breakfast
Wifi/internetSauna/Steam/TurkishFamily friendlyGym/FitnessFireplace/Hearth/Stove
was £1341
£1071pp
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Immelmökit Cabins

in Levi, Finland / Lapland
08/12/24 Sun • Bristol • 7 nights • Self Catering
Sauna/Steam/TurkishBalcony/Terrace/VerandaFireplace/Hearth/Stove
was £1060
£850pp
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Lapland 2024/25 Now On Sale.

Ylläs Log Cabins

in Yllas, Finland / Lapland
08/12/24 Sun • Manchester • 7 nights • Self Catering
Sauna/Steam/TurkishBalcony/Terrace/VerandaFireplace/Hearth/StoveWifi/internetPool
was £1299
£757pp
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Lapland 2024/25 Now On Sale.

Äkäs Cabins

in Yllas, Finland / Lapland
08/12/24 Sun • Gatwick • 7 nights • Self Catering
Sauna/Steam/TurkishFireplace/Hearth/StoveWifi/internetPoolGym/FitnessSpa/Wellness
was £1179
£949pp
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Lapland 2024/25 Now On Sale.

Ylläs Saaga Spa Hotel

in Yllas, Finland / Lapland
08/12/24 Sun • Manchester • 7 nights • Half Board
Sauna/Steam/TurkishHot tub/Jacuzzi/WhirlpoolBalcony/Terrace/VerandaFireplace/Hearth/StoveSki in/out or NearbyWifi/internetPoolGym/FitnessSpa/Wellness
was £1589
£1239pp
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Lapland 2024/25 Now On Sale.

Hotel Cervino

in Cervinia, Italy
08/12/24 Sun • Dover Ferry • 7 nights • Half Board
Sauna/Steam/TurkishBalcony/Terrace/VerandaWifi/internetPoolGym/FitnessSpa/Wellness
£1579pp
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£100pp off ski packs.

Hotel Punta Maquignaz

in Cervinia, Italy
08/12/24 Sun • Dover Ferry • 7 nights • Half Board
Wifi/internetSauna/Steam/TurkishSpa/WellnessFamily friendlyFireplace/Hearth/StoveBalcony/Terrace/Veranda
£1049pp
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£100pp off ski packs.

Hotel l'Aiguille Percee

in Tignes, France
07/12/24 Sat • Dover Ferry • 7 nights • Half Board
Sauna/Steam/TurkishBalcony/Terrace/VerandaWifi/internetPoolSpa/Wellness
£1149pp
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£100pp off ski packs.

Hotel Levanna

in Tignes, France
07/12/24 Sat • Dover Ferry • 7 nights • Half Board
Wifi/internetHot tub/Jacuzzi/WhirlpoolPoolSauna/Steam/TurkishSpa/WellnessFamily friendlyFireplace/Hearth/StoveBalcony/Terrace/Veranda
£1439pp
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£100pp off ski packs.

Hotel Austria

in Obergurgl, Austria
07/12/24 Sat • Dover Ferry • 7 nights • Half Board
Wifi/internetHot tub/Jacuzzi/WhirlpoolPoolSauna/Steam/TurkishGym/FitnessFireplace/Hearth/StoveBalcony/Terrace/Veranda
£1341pp
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£100pp off ski packs.

Holiday Club Spa Hotel

in Saariselka, Finland / Lapland
08/12/24 Sun • Gatwick • 7 nights • Half Board
Wifi/internetPoolSauna/Steam/TurkishSpa/WellnessFamily friendly
was £1617
£1373pp
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Lapland 2024/25 Now On Sale.

Hotel Breuil

in Cervinia, Italy
08/12/24 Sun • Dover Ferry • 7 nights • Half Board
Wifi/internetHot tub/Jacuzzi/WhirlpoolSauna/Steam/TurkishSpa/WellnessFamily friendlyGym/Fitness
was £1009
£979pp
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£100pp off ski packs.

Blackcomb Springs Suites

in Whistler, Canada
04/12/24 Wed • Heathrow • 7 nights • Room Only
Wifi/internetHot tub/Jacuzzi/WhirlpoolSki in/out or NearbyPoolFamily friendlyGym/FitnessFireplace/Hearth/StoveBalcony/Terrace/Veranda
was £1458
£1139pp
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Hotel Pinnacle Whistler Village

in Whistler, Canada
04/12/24 Wed • Heathrow • 7 nights • Self Catering
Hot tub/Jacuzzi/WhirlpoolFireplace/Hearth/StoveWifi/internetPoolGym/Fitness
was £1353
£1103pp
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Delta Whistler Village Suites

in Whistler, Canada
04/12/24 Wed • Heathrow • 7 nights • Self Catering
Wifi/internetHot tub/Jacuzzi/WhirlpoolPoolSauna/Steam/TurkishSpa/WellnessFamily friendlyGym/FitnessFireplace/Hearth/StoveBalcony/Terrace/Veranda
was £1324
£1294pp
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Joining the First Week Ski Club

For those who spend summers and autumns itching for winter to come, the First Week Ski Club gives you the chance to be schussing down the mountain the second the slopes are ready. You’re part of this (unofficial but elite) club the moment you book one of the holidays in this page, which all set off at the start of winter. Catch the first lift of the season and you’ll be enjoying untouched, uncrowded slopes before the Christmas crowds get a chance to make their mark.

You might be the kind of super skier who squeezes in as many pistes as possible before the season’s out (when better to start than the very beginning?) or maybe you’ve caught wind that this is an incredibly good value time to ski (the rumours are true – some First Week Skiers save hundreds). Either way, this is the page for you and our sales team are on hand for any questions or assistance with booking.

What is early season skiing like?

The atmosphere at the start of the season’s infectiously exciting, with chalets and hotels opening their doors – squeaky clean and often just renovated - and fresh-faced seasonaires eager to get started. Sometimes resorts host big events to kick the season off to a cracking start – Ischgl’s famous for its Top of the Mountain Opening Concert featuring global pop stars, Solden often hosts FIS competitions and La Grande Première in Val Thorens has let skiers sample the latest gear in recent years. You might catch age old traditions, too - like Austria’s Krampus events at the beginning of December, Christmas markets and other advent celebrations.

This isn’t the height of the ski season, so don’t expect the same conditions you might find in February. There’s a chance that not all slopes will be skiable, but in the bigger resorts that still means you’ll have plenty to ski. The shorter, cloudier and colder days create perfect conditions for natural snow and artificial snowmaking, however you’ll want to dress appropriately for the great outdoors. Windproof outers, thermal tops and bottoms are key ingredients to staying snug on the snow – handwarmers can be a godsend too!

Best early-season resorts

Your best bet is to head somewhere that usually gets a good amount of November and early December snow. The top resorts have the altitude, glaciers and snowmaking systems to all-but-guarantee great quality start-of-season skiing. Val d’Isere’s one of them, with high altitude slopes (a good few over 3000m) and the Pissaillas glacier which is usually white year-round. Its neighbour resort, Tignes, is another safe bet with its own glacier and connections to Val’s. Those are two excellent options in France, while Austria’s best include Obergurgl and Ischgl, which might not have glaciers but do tend to garner an awful lot of natural snow. In Switzerland, it’s all about Zermatt which has slopes open throughout the year, so is almost certain to be in excellent nick. Cervinia shares the same ski area if you prefer to ski from the Italian side.


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