Black Friday and White Week Ski Holiday Deals Are Back

STORY BY Patrick Thorne

Ski tour operators are offering a variety of special White Week ski holiday deals this week, joining in the spate of  Black Friday deals.

Some of the tour operators are a little tongue-in-cheek with their initiatives, playing on the white-of-snow in many cases rather than anything ‘black’ with ‘Whiteout Weeks’ and the like.  We also have ‘Wipeout Weekend’ and ‘White Wednesday’

Mountain Heaven, who take credit for inventing ‘White Friday’ have now have re-invented it to be a White Wednesday!

“The reason being is that there are too many people doing Black/White Friday now and too many people keeping White/Black Friday going on and on for days,” said director Nick Williams.

Ski Famille are also going with ‘White Wednesday’ although in their case they’re stretching Wednesday right through to Saturday,

“This year, instead of spending your day trawling websites or being pushed and shoved on the high street, why not put your feet up, grab a cuppa or glass of wine and give us a call? We will create a family experience in the mountains that will be remembered long after a 50% saving on a massive telly!” commented Ski Famille MD Chris Thompson.

The deals themselves vary too from extra discounts on low-season or late booking dates so discounts across the range.

Here are the ones we’ve had submitted to InTheSnow in A-Z Order:


Alpine Elements:  10% off all Holidays and lots of special deals.

Alpine Elements’ Black Friday deals are available until 1 December. Use the Black Friday code BLACK10 to get 10% off all holidays whether ski, summer alpine or greek sailing/beach holidays through Alpine Elements and Ocean Elements. The offer also works alongside existing our offers.

Various deals via special Black Friday deal page. 

Crystal: Special Deals and £50 off Selected Holidays

Holiday makers can take advantage of a wide range of special deals across selected European ski destination featured by Crystal Ski Holidays. Extending beyond just Black Friday, a variety of offers will be available over seven days from 21st – 27th November.

During those seven days, selected ski holidays are reduced by £50 per person including Christmas, New Year, February half term and Easter holidays. Deals will be available across all devices – mobile, app, desktop and tablet – with some exclusive to retail and online.

For example Mayrhofen, Austria, 2*bed & breakfast Guesthouse, departure 30 December 2017 from £289pp with flights from Gatwick to Innsbruck and transfers (based in two share).

Deal’s via Crystal’s Black Friday page. 

Erna Low: Early Season Skiing/Black Friday Offers

Erna Low have some ‘Early Season Skiing/Black Friday offers’ including save 40% in Val Thorens early season ski with Erna Low £275.50pp.  This is based on 7 nights in the Chalet Altitude Residence in Val Thorens from 9th – 16th December. This 2 bedroom apartment (sleeps 4/6) was £1689 is now £1102  (SAVE £587 / 40%).

Located in the quiet Les Balcons district of Val Thorens, Chalet Altitude is conveniently situated just 150m from the slopes, with ski-in access available for intermediate skiers (snow permitting). The Savoyard style chalet has an indoor swimming pool and sauna. Price includes Eurotunnel Flexiplus return tickets.

Mark Warner’s ‘Wipeout Weekend’

Mark Warner is offering £150pp discount on all ski holidays (all resorts and all dates) when booked by Monday 27th November online and over the phone.  There’ll also be a €100 bar tab per room for Christmas bookings.

Lead in price with discount included is the Chalet Hotel Moris in Val d’Isere for a week from 17th December 2017 priced at £499pp.  That price includes return charter flights, resort transfers, accommodation, chalet board (breakfast, afternoon tea, 3 course evening meal + wine, 1 night dine out) and evening childcare (at family friendly hotels).  Full Mark Warner Terms and Conditions apply and bar tab offer excludes Chalet Hotel Moris, Rosanna and Loden.

The code ‘WIPEOUT’ needs to be applied when online booking.

#WhiteWednesday … to Saturday with Ski Famille

Family skiing specialist Ski Famille has once again decided to take on the global phenomenon that is #BlackFriday by running their very own #WhiteWednesday promotion. This year they will promote their family skiing offers from Wednesday 22nd November 2017 right through to 4.00 p.m. on Saturday 25th November. Can a small ski company based in Hampshire upstage the Black Friday / Cyber Monday juggernaut? Probably not but they’re giving it a go …

The company are offering 20% off all of their family chalet offers on Wednesday 22nd to Saturday 25th November. There will also be on the spot offers for selected chalets and dates across the season, including at least one amazing value family offer for February half term. Full details of all offers are available on Ski Famille’s website and Facebook page until 4pm on Saturday. The largest discounts will give families the opportunity to spend a week in a catered family chalet from just £1,199 for a family of four including Gatwick flights and transfers.


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