Article from April 2000
New year late deals
Ski Independence: seven nights at the four-star Chalet Victoria in Breckenridge, Colorado, from £759 per person departing December 28. Price includes half-board accommodation, transfers and return non-direct flights from Gatwick. Direct flights to Denver with BA are an extra £20.
United Vacations: £821 per person for seven nights’ bed and breakfast at a four-star inn in the US state of Vermont, including return flights and free car hire. Departure date is December 27.
Snowcoach: offers seven nights in a three-star hotel in Andorra for £399 per person, departing December 26. The price includes coach travel from the UK and half-board accommodation.
Erna Low: one week self-catering in Valmeinier, France, from £140 self-drive, based on five sharing two bedrooms. The Val Thorens lead in is £180. Prices include return ferry or Eurotunnel crossing to France. Both holidays depart on December 26.
Club Med: only has capacity at the Arcs Extreme village in Les Arcs, Bourg-St-Maurice, France. The all-inclusive price is £1,088 excluding equipment hire. Departure date is December 26.
Panorama: claims it only has the odd bargain or two left. Prices are from £399 per person for nine nights in Livigno, Italy, departing December 30, or Les Deux Alpes, France, departing December 29, including flights and staying in a two/three-star self-catering apartment.
Neilson: seven nights’ skiing departing December 26 costs from £349 per person based on bed and breakfast accommodation in Pas de La Casa, Andorra; or £219 per person self-catering at the resort of Valmorel in France.
Airtours: has availability with the exception of Canadian resorts and flights into Innsbruck, Austria. Millennium lead-in prices have fallen from £819 to £579, for 10 nights’ half-board departing December 29 staying in a chalet in Les Deux Alpes, France.
First Choice: 10 nights at La Plagne, France, from Bristol leads in at £319 per person for three-star self-catering departing December 29; £339 from Gatwick to Trois Valleys, France, in three-star self-catering; and £349 from Manchester in four-star self-catering accommodation in Val Thorens, France.
Crystal Holidays: prices for one week departing December 26 start from £279 in Bulgaria; £289 to Andorra; and £489 to France and Switzerland. The special offers allow clients to specify the country but to name the resort costs an extra £25 per person.
Inghams: savings of up to £400 per person in France on a four-star catered chalet in Meribel, departing December 29, with prices from £1,034 per person for 10 nights; plus savings of up to £300 for Austria with prices from £701 per person staying in a chalet in St Anton including flights, departing December.