Key Dates - Winter 18/19
If last winter is anything to go by, early and mid-December offered some amazing conditions with loads of snow and empty slopes. Resorts open from early December (glacier resorts before this) and Hotel prices are keener for travel before 22nd December. A perfect time for a flexible, short ski break to kick off the Winter season!
Christmas & New Year
Christmas and New Year dates look set to be Saturday-Saturday 22-29.12.18 and from 29.12.18-5.1.19. We also have a small number of Hotels where we can offer arrivals on the 26th / 27th December for 7 nights. Short stay availability over the New Year is very limited.
The perfect time for a short break in our opinion: The New Year crowds have departed, snow depths are well established and prices are lower than February with better availability. The Hahnenkamm Downhill race in Kitzbuhel takes place on 26th January 2019 which does impact availability in the Kitzbuheler Alps region.
Half Term 2019
For most of the UK, half term 2019 falls in the week 16-23rd February. This is also a high season European Holiday week and you should definitely book early if you are restricted to these dates. The European School holiday period 2019 also stretches to the 9th March (in line with the very late Easter) and Hotel prices will be at high season rates at this time with little flexibility.
If you are considering a short ski break or ski weekend in March 2019, aim for arrivals after 9th March.
Easter is very late in 2019: Easter Sunday falls on the 21st April and many resorts already have their planned closures for 7th April or earlier regardless of snow conditions. Higher, glacier resorts will be the resorts of choice at this time of the season. Head to Solden, Kaprun, St Anton and Stubai.
Flexible Ski Breaks 2019
For most of our resorts and Hotels, we have some degree of flexibility with arrival dates and duration. However, bigger, more popular resorts (St Anton, Solden for example) offer little flexibility and pretty much all Hotels only offer 7 night stays Saturday-Saturday over New Year and in the School Holidays 16/2/19 – 9/3/19. For the best availability for short breaks and ski weekends next Winter, look at pre-Christmas, January 5th to February 9th and from the 9th March onwards.
Further advice & Reservations
For any further dates or travel advice or to book for next Winter season, please get in touch via the Contact button at the top of this page.