From London: 7 Nights Skiing Inc Flights, Accommodation, Car Hire & Ski Pass £141.98pp @ Sunweb
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From London: 7 Nights Skiing Inc Flights, Accommodation, Car Hire & Ski Pass £141.98pp @ Sunweb

£567.92Sunweb Deals
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Found 3rd Jan
I know skiing can be expensive and this seems a really good price for a week skiing in Valfrejus. Dates are 13-20 January and it is based on 4 adults, though you can have a bigger or smaller party and adjust the room size according.


Book flights to Grenoble with ryanair.com for £39.92

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Book apartment on sunweb.co.uk for £396

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Finally book car hire (it's a 5 door but cheaper and smaller cars available too) on gorentalcars.com for £132.

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Total price is £567.98/£141.98pp

Obviously ski hire is not included so you will need to add it on or take your own in which case you'll probably need to allow for additional luggage. As mentioned ski pass is included.
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Yes this is very much real. (Though most will need to add a hold bag) ((+£50ish?))

I have stayed in "Les Chalets du Thabour" and got flights with Ryannair had a similarly cheap skiing holiday in Val-Frejus as we booked a very last minute stay about 3 years ago with 8 of us a week after we'd just had a trip to St. Anton. (Polar opposite holidays in terms of cost!)

Mine was in 3rd week of March, and cost £278 pp (with ski bags too) less for those without.

Accommodation - Basic as to be expected, usually 2 loos/ bathrooms, simple open plan kitchen/ lounge, nothing fancy. Wifi was pretty crap. There's two pubs/bars which are within 150m walk and takeaways. There's also 2 decent restaurants which aren't too expensive. Big advantage is you can ski off the slope into the back of this accommodation - big bonus!

Transfers - The drive isn't too bad as long as you don't allow any sat nav to take you South of Grenoble instead of East. There's a paved road which goes through the mountains which most will try to take you on, however is often closed during ski season for risk of avalanche. So tell the sat-nav to take you to Modane, then change to the resort when you're a few KM away on the motorway.


Skiing - Passes
The ski passes cover not only Val-Frejus but also 4 other local resorts (all within an hours (ish) drive). Val-Frejus itself is really quite high so you don't need to worry about the snow ((does get very windy)), though for anyone who is a more advanced skier you could ski the lot in a day, definitely in 2. The other close resorts are 25, 45 and about 1hr away, with one being more 1hr &15. Not the best place for boarders, nor the worst. Though if you're looking to take the blue back down to the apartments, you should be comfortable heel/toe and switch because you'll need to keep up your speed if you don't want to spend 20 minutes walking on the flat bits. Powder hounds - there is a couple of close couloirs, and one from the top lift between two rock faces which gets narrow, but expect to skin/hike for anything decent. For people who are beginning, you'll still be able to enjoy getting some snow under your feet here and there is local ski school available.

Ski Hire -
There's a single shop in town from memory, a friend booked from here for about £50ish I think, they do great discounts via their email so sign up.
alpinresorts.com/en/…tal


If you are going for the skiing/snow and with friends for a no frills experience, and want it to potentially stay at <£50 a day, then there isn't a better place.
Edited by: "Rossingul" 3rd Jan
ccnp15 m ago

Which one of those companies do you work for? Utter, miselading drivel.


Err none! If I've mislead anyone I'm sorry but can you point me in the direction of what is wrong so it can help me out if I'm posting future deals as I'd hate to thing I'm giving people wrong info. You'll see I post a lot of travel deals, I don't work for any of the companies in this deal!
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Which one of those companies do you work for? Utter, miselading drivel.
What makes you say that ccnp?
ccnp15 m ago

Which one of those companies do you work for? Utter, miselading drivel.


Err none! If I've mislead anyone I'm sorry but can you point me in the direction of what is wrong so it can help me out if I'm posting future deals as I'd hate to thing I'm giving people wrong info. You'll see I post a lot of travel deals, I don't work for any of the companies in this deal!
It is a very good deal, especially for a single week. It shows what you can do if you avoid the rip off package deals from the tour operators and book each part of the holiday yourself.

I have had a 1 week ski package booked for me as a birthday gift, where the lift pass cost more than this holidays total cost per person.

One thing, you havent costed for parking that hire car; I dont know this resort, but where I go the week costs about £25-£30; might be cheaper to take the snow bus from the airport. I also dont recommend taking skis on a plane; seen too many people shopping for new skis at the resort, after the airline trashed theirs.
Outstanding price for four including lift passes! We've just paid £600 each for a week in Andorra (although that included all meals.)
Ski hire in Valfrejus is reasonable too - €130 for decent gear
Edited by: "SilverBandit" 3rd Jan
SilverBandit12 m ago

Outstanding price for four including lift passes! We've just paid £600 …Outstanding price for four including lift passes! We've just paid £600 each for a week in Andorra (although that included all meals.)Ski hire in Valfrejus is reasonable too - €130 for decent gear


Thanks. I think you can add meals on to this deal for just under £130pp which I still think is good.
Yes this is very much real. (Though most will need to add a hold bag) ((+£50ish?))

I have stayed in "Les Chalets du Thabour" and got flights with Ryannair had a similarly cheap skiing holiday in Val-Frejus as we booked a very last minute stay about 3 years ago with 8 of us a week after we'd just had a trip to St. Anton. (Polar opposite holidays in terms of cost!)

Mine was in 3rd week of March, and cost £278 pp (with ski bags too) less for those without.

Accommodation - Basic as to be expected, usually 2 loos/ bathrooms, simple open plan kitchen/ lounge, nothing fancy. Wifi was pretty crap. There's two pubs/bars which are within 150m walk and takeaways. There's also 2 decent restaurants which aren't too expensive. Big advantage is you can ski off the slope into the back of this accommodation - big bonus!

Transfers - The drive isn't too bad as long as you don't allow any sat nav to take you South of Grenoble instead of East. There's a paved road which goes through the mountains which most will try to take you on, however is often closed during ski season for risk of avalanche. So tell the sat-nav to take you to Modane, then change to the resort when you're a few KM away on the motorway.


Skiing - Passes
The ski passes cover not only Val-Frejus but also 4 other local resorts (all within an hours (ish) drive). Val-Frejus itself is really quite high so you don't need to worry about the snow ((does get very windy)), though for anyone who is a more advanced skier you could ski the lot in a day, definitely in 2. The other close resorts are 25, 45 and about 1hr away, with one being more 1hr &15. Not the best place for boarders, nor the worst. Though if you're looking to take the blue back down to the apartments, you should be comfortable heel/toe and switch because you'll need to keep up your speed if you don't want to spend 20 minutes walking on the flat bits. Powder hounds - there is a couple of close couloirs, and one from the top lift between two rock faces which gets narrow, but expect to skin/hike for anything decent. For people who are beginning, you'll still be able to enjoy getting some snow under your feet here and there is local ski school available.

Ski Hire -
There's a single shop in town from memory, a friend booked from here for about £50ish I think, they do great discounts via their email so sign up.
alpinresorts.com/en/…tal


If you are going for the skiing/snow and with friends for a no frills experience, and want it to potentially stay at <£50 a day, then there isn't a better place.
Edited by: "Rossingul" 3rd Jan
SilverBandit25 m ago

Outstanding price for four including lift passes! We've just paid £600 …Outstanding price for four including lift passes! We've just paid £600 each for a week in Andorra (although that included all meals.)Ski hire in Valfrejus is reasonable too - €130 for decent gear


My friend used the SKISET shop and if you book via alpinresorts.com/en/…tal - it's way cheaper than booking direct.
where is Valfrejus
ccnp4 h, 32 m ago

Which one of those companies do you work for? Utter, miselading drivel.


“miselading” ...I feel your comment is misleading.

Good deal op(highfive)
Edited by: "willeddleston1" 3rd Jan
great price
Rossingul31 m ago

Yes this is very much real. (Though most will need to add a hold bag) …Yes this is very much real. (Though most will need to add a hold bag) ((+£50ish?))I have stayed in "Les Chalets du Thabour" and got flights with Ryannair had a similarly cheap skiing holiday in Val-Frejus as we booked a very last minute stay about 3 years ago with 8 of us a week after we'd just had a trip to St. Anton. (Polar opposite holidays in terms of cost!)Mine was in 3rd week of March, and cost £278 pp (with ski bags too) less for those without.Accommodation - Basic as to be expected, usually 2 loos/ bathrooms, simple open plan kitchen/ lounge, nothing fancy. Wifi was pretty crap. There's two pubs/bars which are within 150m walk and takeaways. There's also 2 decent restaurants which aren't too expensive. Big advantage is you can ski off the slope into the back of this accommodation - big bonus!Transfers - The drive isn't too bad as long as you don't allow any sat nav to take you South of Grenoble instead of East. There's a paved road which goes through the mountains which most will try to take you on, however is often closed during ski season for risk of avalanche. So tell the sat-nav to take you to Modane, then change to the resort when you're a few KM away on the motorway.Skiing - PassesThe ski passes cover not only Val-Frejus but also 4 other local resorts (all within an hours (ish) drive). Val-Frejus itself is really quite high so you don't need to worry about the snow ((does get very windy)), though for anyone who is a more advanced skier you could ski the lot in a day, definitely in 2. The other close resorts are 25, 45 and about 1hr away, with one being more 1hr &15. Not the best place for boarders, nor the worst. Though if you're looking to take the blue back down to the apartments, you should be comfortable heel/toe and switch because you'll need to keep up your speed if you don't want to spend 20 minutes walking on the flat bits. Powder hounds - there is a couple of close couloirs, and one from the top lift between two rock faces which gets narrow, but expect to skin/hike for anything decent. For people who are beginning, you'll still be able to enjoy getting some snow under your feet here and there is local ski school available.Ski Hire -There's a single shop in town from memory, a friend booked from here for about £50ish I think, they do great discounts via their email so sign up.https://www.alpinresorts.com/en/ski-rentalIf you are going for the skiing/snow and with friends for a no frills experience, and want it to potentially stay at <£50 a day, then there isn't a better place.



That's really great info you've provided there thank you. I'm not an expert with ski deals so it's really useful to know when something is a good deal so I can keep my eyes peeled for deals. Hoping to take my teen cousin at some point who has been having ski lessons. I'm rubbish at it though, had a few lessons in Banff and was fine on the baby slopes til I got higher then panicked!
It’s close to Turin airport too, just through the Frejus tunnel. Lots of snow at the mo.
Janzbro3rd Jan

where is Valfrejus


Google it
rachelandgromit3 h, 42 m ago

That's really great info you've provided there thank you. I'm not an …That's really great info you've provided there thank you. I'm not an expert with ski deals so it's really useful to know when something is a good deal so I can keep my eyes peeled for deals. Hoping to take my teen cousin at some point who has been having ski lessons. I'm rubbish at it though, had a few lessons in Banff and was fine on the baby slopes til I got higher then panicked!


Great deal for skiers. I paid much more than this at a different resort but racheland grommit I'm like you, didn't like skiing down the higher slopes. Thanks for posting.
Hi,

how child-friendly is this resort ?
mcdarius1 h, 3 m ago

Hi,how child-friendly is this resort ?


I can't say but the TripAdvisor reviews may help Here
Granted it’s cheap, but there’s about an hour of entertainment here...unless you’re skiing down the same run over and over and over...32982366-cZNz3.jpg
It's not a bad deal, but :

- there's no way you could take 4 people in a Fiesta and much luggage or equipment, so realistically you'd have to hire 4 sets of skis, boots etc.
- a week in a ski resort in January with only cabin luggage ? - rather you than me given current conditions.
- no mention of winter tyres or chains provided, and given current conditions you won't get near Valfrejus without them (and/or you'll endanger yourselves or other road users).
- you've got to get to Stansted.
- cost of French motorway tolls on the A43 or A48/A41 (or a very long, slow journey using non-toll roads).

We go skiing 5-6 times a season using flights, rail or driving and I always find that all the small add-ons soon mount up. Realistically the four add-ons I've mentioned could easily double (if not more) the cost quoted, so what appears a cheap bargain actually isn't that good a deal after all.
If you are 45 and under the very cheapest way to ski (apart from last minute deals) is with UCPA. Their prices include everything (lift pass, equipment hire, lessons, full board with amazing food, entertainment, cheap bar for ski resort, lift pass) except travel. Prices start at £574. Way less than price above but accomodation is youth hostel stylee. I am going twice with them - once on a family week (no age limits) and once with mates. The 45 limit is sometimes flexible (is fine for family week)
ucpa.co.uk
Went with UCPA last season to Argentiere 4 day break - was fantastic, accommodation basic but all you needed, great food and make your own pack lunches for the slopes
ccnp12 h, 29 m ago

Which one of those companies do you work for? Utter, miselading drivel.

If you're going to gun down someone's efforts have the decency to explain your statement.

Then again, I shouldn't expect much from a testking CCNP. Obviously don't have the brains for the real cert, CCIE.
Speedbirdjw5 h, 18 m ago

Granted it’s cheap, but there’s about an hour of entertainment her …Granted it’s cheap, but there’s about an hour of entertainment here...unless you’re skiing down the same run over and over and over...[Image]


wow no wonder its cheap, that resort is tiny.
sunweb has lots of deals on
snowtrex is a similar type website

also, it may be worth ditching the hire car.
Dont forget the car would need winter tyres & possibly snow chains.
The alps is enjoying the best snowfall in over 20 years.
So if you are not comfortable driving in freezing temperatures & deep snow it may be worthwhile in scoping out transfers instead.
Just pay the extra and go somewhere much bigger.
Edited by: "bbeettaa" 4th Jan
bigpappasmurf133rd Jan

Google it



where is googleit, somewhere in eastern europe you knob?
Edited by: "Janzbro" 6th Jan
I'd be happy paying £250~300 pp from Edinburgh.
ccnp3rd Jan

Which one of those companies do you work for? Utter, miselading drivel.


Learn to spell idiot
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