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Last Minute Ski Deals, Discounted & Cheap Late Ski Holidays

Last Minute Ski Holidays

What is a Last Minute Ski Holiday?

A last minute ski holiday is a ski trip usually planned and booked just a few weeks before the departure date - it's even possible to book the day before! You need to be organised but all the arrangements like accommodation, flights, transfers, ski passes and equipment rental are taken care of by booking with a bonded tour operator like Skiworld. Last minute ski holidays are usually booked by people acting spontaneously, looking to take advantage of low prices or a sudden amazing snow conditions.

When you book with Skiworld, you enjoy both complete financial protection of our ABTA and ATOL memberships, and in addition, all the package holidays (where you pay one price for your flights, accommodation and transfers) are fully covered by the Package Travel Regulations for your complete security and peace of mind.

Late Ski Deals - Catered Chalets

Find all our catered chalet late deal holidays to the best ski resorts in the Alps from this page. You will find properties with rustic alpine charm and open log fires to modern chalet-apartments with panoramic balconies. Some chalets have extra features such as private hot tubs or ski-in/ski-out locations for that luxury edge. But ALL these Last Minute Chalets have fantastic savings.

We have late-deal catered ski holidays in Alpe d'Huez, Courchevel, La Plagne, Les Deux Alpes, Les Arcs, Meribel, Tignes, Val d'Isere and Val Thorens in France, plus St Anton in Austria. But hurry as they sell quickly and once they're gone, they're gone.

We add new late deals each week during the winter so bookmark this page and check back regularly. NOTE: In rare cases, prices may go up as well as down.

Do Last-Minute Ski Holidays Cost Less?

Most of the time it's possible to find very low-priced ski holidays by booking late. You may not always find exactly what you're looking for if availablity is limited but if you're flexible it's likely you'll snag a big discount, even during peak holiday weeks (Christmas, New Year and Feb half-term) and in big-name ski resorts like St Anton, Val d'Isere, Tignes, Meribel etc.

Booking early might be a savvy move if you have some specific holiday wants - there are often sales, offers and promotions available up to a year in advance - or if you have a large group. But if you like the spontanaiety of the last-minute rush and there's only 1 - 4 people looking to travel, then you could find a ski holiday for a lot less by booking last minute.

Top Tips to Get a Low-Cost Late Ski Holiday Deal

  • Bookmark this page and check back every time you want to find some of the best value ski holidays on the market!
  • Subscribe to our Offers Alert and be a part of the privileged group to receive our Last Minute Deal alerts and before the prices go public
  • Booking with minimal hesitation will not only lock-in the price (it can go up as well as down!) but ensure you have the best chance of securing preferences - such as departure airports and ski carriage - before they sell out.
  • Call one of our ski specialists or send us a holiday enquiry if you can't find what you're looking for - we want to help you get to the mountains!

Packing List for a Last Minute Ski Holiday

When it comes to going on last minute ski holidays, we have over 40 years of experience and know a thing or two about how and what to take with you, especially if you're packing without much notice! While equipment and luggage have evolved over time, certain essentials remain unchanged. To ensure you're well-prepared for a week on the slopes, here's our definitive list of must-pack items:

  1. Ski wear, layers, technical fabrics - OK this is more than one item, but the key to an efficient ski outfit is temperature control, aka layering. From the inside out, to last you the week you’ll need three pairs of good ski socks, a couple of base layers (bottoms and tops), ski pants, a microfleece/down second layer, a waterproof jacket/shell and gloves. It’s a good idea to wear glove liners in the depths of winter for insulation, and waterproof gloves or a second dry pair in your backpack if the snow is heavy.
  2. Backpack – Opt for a 30-liter backpack that's not too big or small. Look for a "low-profile" sports backpack with waist and chest straps for comfort during long ski days. Ensure it has convenient pockets for storage. While any regular backpack will do, it may be uncomfortable and cumbersome while skiing.
  3. Eyewear – Protect your eyes from the sun's UV rays. Invest in a good pair of ski goggles suitable for various weather conditions and a quality pair of sunglasses for travel and après-ski. If you wear glasses, consider bringing contact lenses for a more convenient skiing experience. Ensure your eyewear provides UVA and UVB protection, and polarized lenses are ideal for snowy conditions.
  4. Sun protection – This is a must. Pack a high-factor sun cream and lip balm to protect and moisturize your skin in all conditions. Don't forget to bring them from home as resort prices can be steep.
  5. Neck-gaiter – These versatile garments protect your head and neck from the sun and cold. Lightweight and breathable, they occupy minimal space in your jacket pocket and prove invaluable in various weather conditions. Avoid thick fleece options that can make you too hot and uncomfortable.
  6. Helmet – The most crucial piece of equipment for skiing or snowboarding is a helmet. Never hit the slopes without one, and encourage your friends to do the same. Don't use luggage space as an excuse to neglect this essential safety gear.
  7. Loafing/loungewear – After a long day on the slopes, there's nothing better than slipping into comfy PJs, joggers, or a hoodie. You'll likely wear these every day, so they're worth the luggage space.
  8. Slippers/house shoes – Many chalets enforce a "no shoes inside" rule. Don't regret leaving your cosy slippers at home when you find yourself walking through melted snow in the hallway. Surprisingly, these are often the most coveted items among those who didn't bring them.
  9. Everyday clothes – While exploring the resort villages, you'll need some non-skiing attire. Instead of packing an outfit for each day, consider the time you'll spend in regular clothes. Pack a pair or two of jeans, two or three tops, and a sweatshirt. Your warm ski jacket will provide an extra layer.
  10. Phone charger + gubbins, including a travel adapter – We all rely on our phones, so don't forget your charger. Also, ensure you have a travel adapter to avoid inflated prices in resorts. Cold temperatures can drain your phone's battery, so a power bank comes in handy. Remember all the necessary charging cables.