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Why book early for winter ski in Val Thorens

7 great ideas to save you time & money

It's already that time of year when winter is finally coming to an end and thoughts are turning to summer.. but before you start thinking about beaches and bikinis, here are some great reasons to consider booking your next ski holiday to Val Thorens or Les Menuires now.


With school holidays being the most popular times for families to come skiing, it's important to book any childcare well in advance. Places can often be limited and if you've got children of different ages you may find looking for different types of childcare tricky, so book ahead to avoid disappointment. Lots of families book for the next season when their holiday this year has just finished, so join in with this way of thinking and you shouldn't miss out on getting a place.

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Girl School - VIP Enfant / VIP Kid, Val Thorens

Ski Schools

The same applies for ski schools and private ski instructors, the earlier you book the more chance you have of securing a place. Group lesson numbers are capped so ski instructors get booked up fast on peak dates. Take the worry out of getting a place and book in early. 

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Val Thorens Ski Instructor - Ski School, Val Thorens


Airlines offer huge savings on flights booked for the winter ahead, with some companies already offering bookings up to the end of April 2018. Use our flight finder to search for the best deals.

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Airport Transfers

Lots of transfer companies offer super-saver discounts on early bookings. Not only does it help them plan ahead for the winter, but you can save a good percentage on the price too. Opt for a shared transfer over a private one to save even more money. 

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Ski Hire

Most ski hire companies offer huge savings for online bookings, and although most of them close down their booking systems over the summer you might find that some of them offer even more of a reduction if you book in advance of your trip. You might not be able to book now, but put a note in your diary for the beginning of December to get the best deals. 

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Skiset - Goitschel Soleil 3 Ski Hire, Val Thorens shop interior

Savings for Christmas & New Year

Some special offers for the Christmas and New Year holidays are starting to become available already. Book early to make some great savings on accommodation. All you need to decide next is whether you'd like catered or self-catered.. and what presents to bring! 

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Special Offers

Some companies are already starting to share their special offers for winter 2017-18. Click on the pink button below and use the filters to search which type of offer you'd like and please note that this page is updated throughout the year, so check back regularly for updates.

Gather your family or friends together and start planning your next ski holiday to Val Thorens... next winter really isn't that far away! 

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