With over 85 years of experience under their belt, Inghams are one of the best known ‘original’ ski tour operators.
Resorts on offer span several skiing countries - most within Europe and also a couple of more far flung destinations such as Canada and Japan. These packages can include flights from over 20 local airports around the UK. Self-drive or train travel is also possible for some destinations if flying isn’t your thing.
Inghams open their arms to families both on the slopes and off them. A number of hotels have kids clubs on offer – see which by selecting the ‘Childcare/Kids club’ feature in the search above.
The packages have families’ different routines in mind – for example where evening meals are included, kids usually have the option of eating earlier than the adults.
Inghams staff/‘reps’ will be on hand to welcome you and give advice about the resort, perhaps even the lowdown on the weather forecast for the week!
Being one of the original ski holiday companies, Inghams holidays are naturally well known for their traditional ski chalet holidays. Chalets are a sociable choice with shared chillout areas, communal meals and hosts sorting the food and cleaning. Usually these will be offered on the classic catered chalet basis, so breakfasts, afternoon teas and evening meals with wine are included. Traditionally there’s one evening in the week where you make your own dining arrangements, giving your hosts a well-deserved night off! You can usually expect special festive touches on occasions like Christmas and New Year too, along the lines of bubbly, Christmas crackers or even fireworks.
You’ll see from browsing the options on this page that a lower-budget, 3-star rated chalet would normally still include good features like a sauna, free WiFi, and close proximity to the ski lifts. A higher-end, 5-star rated chalet might offer a few extra perks on top of that - maybe a coffee machine in your room or some fluffy white bathrobes...
As well as a mixture of catered chalet and hotel facilities, many of the chalet hotels run by this supplier feature their own bar. Meals typically consist of a continental breakfast every morning, with hot options on some days too. On 6 days, you’ll also be served afternoon tea, drinks and canapés before dinner, then a three-course set menu dinner with a choice of alcoholic drinks. These include vegetarian choices, and it’s normally possible to cater for other dietary requirements – let us know your needs and we’ll make sure you can be catered for. If you’re staying over big days like Christmas and New Year’s Eve, these properties have a history of cracking celebration meals.
Properties come in a range of ratings – chalet hotels at the higher end of the scale hotel may include luxury spa facilities and rooms with a touch more space and extra features like a coffee machine or a spa bath.
There are hundreds of hotels of all shapes, sizes and ratings among the Inghams collection. Usually, these come on a half-board basis (including all of your breakfasts and dinners for the utmost convinience). The next most popular board basis is bed & breakfast (fuelling you for the day ahead, then letting you choose restaurants for lunches and dinners), followed by full board (all meals, all week) and all inclusive (that plus drinks!). Often in North America, hotels are booked on a room only basis which gives you a freedom to choose where you dine throughout the week.
Though there are a few 2 and 3 star options for cheap and cheerful getaways, Inghams rate most of their hotels with 4 or 5 stars. These include some of the finest ski hotels on the planet, with acclaimed restaurants, spas, locations and designs.
Apartments are the most flexible accommodation option offered by Inghams – available on a self-catering basis and allowing you total control of the menu. Fear not if you’re arriving after the supermarket closes - you won’t have to head out before breakfast, as starter packs including the essentials like milk can often be pre-arranged. Some of the apartment complexes include on-site bars and restaurants, meaning an extremely convenient meal out. They’re also still in dead central locations close to things ski lifts, restaurants and shops.
You can browse the many styles and sizes of apartments on offer by filtering the property type to ‘apartment’ in the search above. Add extra filters to view the results with your favourite facilities or within your preferred price range.
If you’ve decided to travel a bit further afield, these packages are two weeks long, so practically like two holidays in one! They enable you to experience up to three of the best ski resorts in Canada. As if the fantastic skiing terrain to be enjoyed at Jasper and Banff wasn’t enough, some packages will also whisk you off to Whistler on British Columbia’s western coast, which many will argue is the creme de la creme of ski resorts. Between all the skiing, you might also find a hot spring to soak in, or a craft brewery where you can indulge in a flight of beers…
These packages come with accommodation and travel included, but on a room only basis. Lift passes and equipment hire can also be arranged, SNO problem.
Venture far north to the Arctic circle for an unforgettable winter experience in Santa's hometown - Lapland. This region of Finland is known for being blanketed in snow for up to five months of the year, so there's a fairly good chance you'll feel like you’re Walking in a Winter Wonderland all day long. While elements of these packages are designed for children - like a visit to Santa's workshop - there's plenty on offer whatever your age: Downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, ice fishing, ice carting, stargazing, and a sleepover in an igloo. To put the icing on the cake, you also stand a good chance of seeing the mesmerising Northern Lights. There are 3, 4 or 7-night holidays to choose from, and you can usually fly direct from Bristol, Manchester or London to one of 3 resorts, each with its unique character. You'll stay in your choice of hotel, cottage, log cabin, or apartment and there are various catering options available. For further information, see our pages on Lapland, Santa Holidays and Northern Lights Holidays. We can give you more details over the phone or by email if you're interested, so do get in touch.
Learner packages are designed for those new to skiing or snowboarding, and include everything you need for the very best first-time winter holiday. Let us take care of the details, giving you the freedom to get excited, then master and enjoy your new skills. Like many of the Inghams packages, there are various accommodation and travel options to choose from. Read more on beginner ski holidays and the best resorts to learn in or give us a call if you’d rather chat it through.
Inghams are known to offer some cracking special offers throughout the season. Watch out for early season and last minute discounts as well as handy ski bundle such as 2 for 1 ski/board hire deals, or buy one, get one half price lift passes.
Inghams serve a lot of the same hotels and apartments as some of the other big ATOL bonded ski holiday companies but that doesn’t mean you need to trawl numerous websites to compare the prices. When you search SNO ski holidays, you're looking at ALL ski holidays from ALL of the big ski travel companies in one place - including Crystal Ski Holidays, Neilson Ski Holidays and many more. With our best price guarantee you can’t do better, SNO simple!
Inghams Ski Holidays was originally created by Walter Ingham back in 1934.
Mr Ingham first advertised a winter mountain ‘adventure’ in a national newspaper and, after spectacular success and unparalleled repeat business from those wanting to return again to ski, Inghams quickly burst into a sizeable ski holiday company - the rest is history.
Currently, Inghams operates from aptly named ‘Mountain House’ in Godalming, Surrey.