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Daughter #1 looking for something affordable for 2 leaving 9th or 10th March. Anyone seen anything? Thanks on her behalf Very Happy


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https://www.skiamis.com/ski-deals.htm

Would need to sort flights and transfer but some decent reductions.
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blacksheep wrote:
https://www.skiamis.com/ski-deals.htm

Would need to sort flights and transfer but some decent reductions.


I've had an eye on a few of these. Decent prices for a decent service.
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Interesting. Am looking for last minute solo for next weekend. Have had a look on main sites but am thinking DIY might just be simpler, albeit a little less social given the solo trip.

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AndrewBailey

For a last minute for a solo is difficult. Ask ski amis/ski beat/alpine elements/UCPA. I have done singles with larger package companies but booked very early.

I did a trip to Chamonix (to do an off-piste course), and to Morzine too but used Avios with BA, cheap transfers and put myself name on Chaletsdirect. A chalet in Morzine or Chamonix may be happy to fill a twin with a single last minute booking and they may have a transfer too.

https://www.chaletsdirect.com/forum/forums/forum-view.asp?fid=1

Also Mountainsun limited can be good for singles
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As a soloer I'd probably try and ring around and see if anyone has a spare room going in a chalet, maybe try on weds/thurs for the best shot. Maybe it's because I'm used to going as a group in early Jan, but I can't believe the prices this year for 2 of us, also departing this weekend. Best price I could find was about £1800 (DIY, at a big resort), Ski Amis coming in at a broadly similar cost due to under-occupancy charges as they only have family rooms left.

If you're willing to chance it, I imagine you'll find a good deal in the latter part of this week. In the interest of cementing a trip and keeping the other half happy with some nice accom/food I grabbed a Mark Warner deal last night, but it was bloody expensive (total cost circa £2800). Regretting it a bit but I'm sure we'll have a good week.
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Always worth ringing and asking if they are happy to sell you a room as a single prepared to share. Did that a few years ago and it worked very well.
Also try looking the day before travelling. I tried to book a place in the last room in a chalet the day before, late afternoon just before the office closed, and the only problem was no flights. They had rooms in other chalets in the same resort. I decided to drive booked the tunnel for a late night crossing and phoned the TO from France in the morning. I was able to negotiate a significant discount before telling them I was already halfway across France. Toofy Grin
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huntleth wrote:
I grabbed a Mark Warner deal last night, but it was bloody expensive (total cost circa £2800).


Really ?? Not sure about your criteria I've been looking at MW for w/c 10 or 17 March and for the last week or so there's been deals in good quality places for about £750pp (including the £100 off offer that's been running)

In fact just looked again and still a few places for 10 March @ under £800pp. Unless you're adding passes, lessons gear hire into the base price that is which isn't clear from your post
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dsoutar wrote:
huntleth wrote:
I grabbed a Mark Warner deal last night, but it was bloody expensive (total cost circa £2800).


Really ?? Not sure about your criteria I've been looking at MW for w/c 10 or 17 March and for the last week or so there's been deals in good quality places for about £750pp (including the £100 off offer that's been running)

In fact just looked again and still a few places for 10 March @ under £800pp. Unless you're adding passes, lessons gear hire into the base price that is which isn't clear from your post


Yeah that was a bit unclear, we paid £1000pp with Mark Warner, then there's another 800 to add on for lift pass/ski hire, so £2800 in total. There was only one chalet left for our dates yesterday so I grabbed it for fear of missing out. We couldn't get the £100 off for the 10th of march unless I missed a different code. The last few years we've gone as a DIY group in early Jan which brings the pp cost down quite a bit when you get a big chalet.
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Awesome ideas. Thx all. Will be making calls Thursday then for catered chalets. Am pondering solo drive down and a cheap studio though as I’ve food allergies to gluten and shellfish so might be safer solo. What’s the chance of picking up some skiing mates at short notice if I’m in, say, Val d’Isere?
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AndrewBailey wrote:
Interesting. Am looking for last minute solo for next weekend. Have had a look on main sites but am thinking DIY might just be simpler, albeit a little less social given the solo trip.

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Try posting something in the chalets direct solutions rooms. Might get some luck.
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i"ve been a solo booker quite a bit, and a week before i go i just ring around the chalet companies and ask what they can offer, they usually let me have a room without paying the single supplement, its always a gamble booking up late, but there is always somewhere to go.
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When it comes to travelling as a single, look somewhere other than France. Austria and Switzerland have more hotels with single rooms. Plenty of B&B or full board options.
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Blimey .... those prices look steep.
We booked 2 weeks ago with MW for 10 March ... 6 of us paid £960 each including full 3V lift pass ... we considered that a great deal.
I guess they were filling the spaces ... and they filled them !
There was less available than I had been expecting ... plenty of chalets but not many including flights and transfers and the flights at 3 weeks notice were prohibitive.
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Ski miquel - all remaining beds £499 for March - flight, transfers, catered chalet
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lottster wrote:
Ski miquel - all remaining beds £499 for March - flight, transfers, catered chalet


Have you got a link? Just been on their website and no sign of said deal.
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It was posted today on their facebook page: https://en-gb.facebook.com/SkiMiquelHolidays/
⏰⏰LAST MINUTE DEALS⏰⏰

£499 pp on ALL remaining rooms for March.

We have a handful of rooms still available for the last two weeks of March.

Places are filling up fast, so please call now to avoid disappointment:
☎️ 01457 821 200
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@lottster, ah, many thanks. Not on fb.
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When I looked yesterday there were still places available on the direct ski train (overnight only). @ £304 return for this weekend.
In the past skiamis have waived any single room supp for very last minute bookings - but I would not leave it any later from Wednesday - talking from experience!
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Cheap week in the 3V
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lottster wrote:
It was posted today on their facebook page: https://en-gb.facebook.com/SkiMiquelHolidays/
⏰⏰LAST MINUTE DEALS⏰⏰

£499 pp on ALL remaining rooms for March.

We have a handful of rooms still available for the last two weeks of March.

Places are filling up fast, so please call now to avoid disappointment:
☎️ 01457 821 200


Thanks for the heads up with this @lottster. The OH and I have booked for Saalbach. A very good price for everything we want, certainly cheaper than I could have done DIY. Never used them before, so looking forward to a new experience!
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@Fridge03, we got a similar deal with them last year to Montgenevre end of March. Also our first time with them. Great price for the total package. I actually couldn't quite believe how cheap it was! Chalet was basic, but clean, comfy, decent food and friendly staff. Majority of guests were return travellers with ski miquel so that says something!
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@Fridge03, we got a similar deal with them last year to Montgenevre end of March. Also our first time with them. Great price for the total package. I actually couldn't quite believe how cheap it was! Chalet was basic, but clean, comfy, decent food and friendly staff. Majority of guests were return travellers with ski miquel so that says something!

Hope you have a great week!
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@MHskier, Try "CheekyTrip", Igluski, CrystalSki, AlpineAnswers, ……………. great deals if you can go when the prices are zero!
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lottster wrote:
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@Fridge03, we got a similar deal with them last year to Montgenevre end of March. Also our first time with them. Great price for the total package. I actually couldn't quite believe how cheap it was! Chalet was basic, but clean, comfy, decent food and friendly staff. Majority of guests were return travellers with ski miquel so that says something!

Hope you have a great week!


Thanks! It ticks all the boxes that we are after and in a resort we have been keen to try for a while now!
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hawkesbaynz wrote:
I did a trip to Chamonix (to do an off-piste course), and to Morzine too but used Avios with BA, cheap transfers and put myself name on Chaletsdirect. A chalet in Morzine or Chamonix may be happy to fill a twin with a single last minute booking and they may have a transfer too.

https://www.chaletsdirect.com/forum/forums/forum-view.asp?fid=1

I've not looked into booking direct with a chalet before, usually because I tend to go for last minute package deals, but as I need to be back in UK for Saturday 23rd, I tried Chalets Direct yesterday for 6 nights from Saturday 17th March and am in the process of booking with a privately-run chalet near Morzine.

Fingers crossed it all goes well, but thanks for inadvertently pointing me in the direction of that site, @hawkesbaynz Smile
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Alpine Elements appear to have a ridiculously good deal departing this Sunday for any of the 3 rooms in a currently completely empty chalet in La Plagne.

Hate to see offers like this going to waste, but need to be in UK on Saturday 23rd so had to do self-organised thing instead.

Ski Olympic's offers for the 24th look pretty good too!
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Alpine Elements were consistently the cheapest provider when I've been looking over the past few weeks, only thing is Sunday <> Sunday trips
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Silverski have a bargain for 24th. £299 in 3V
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Long-range forecast is looking good for fresh powder in La Tania that week too!
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@jdowdall, Sunday - Sunday so much better
Less traffic on roads
Quieter pistes on the saturday!
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