Specialist ski holiday company Inghams has launched its Ski Preview 15/16 brochure with prices held at winter 14/15 levels and a new programme giving customers a choice of 91 resorts across nine destinations.
Notable updates to the Inghams offering for winter 2015/16 include new overnight train travel to the Alps giving guests eight days skiing for the price of six while in Austria the luxury Hotel Edelweiss and Gurgl in Obergurgl is now exclusively available in the UK to Inghams customers.
The Preview brochure which can be viewed online here has been slimmed down to 172 pages, reflecting a more concise reader experience while every main resort and hotel from the 14/15 ski programme is still featured.
Group agency sales manager, Simon McIntyre says, ‘We are delighted that our ski 15/16 programme is already on sale, trade feedback tells us that early bookers are seeking their holiday options even further in advance of travel - so here we are. Ski groups always book in advance to ensure the best holiday options and benefits and peak time for those groups is just around the corner. Our brochure yet again demonstrates that Inghams is the 'operator of choice’ for Travel agents and the only operator in the UK market to feature exclusively the Hotel Edelweiss & Gurgl in Obergurgl which adds another string to our bow’.
Key features of the Ski Preview 15/16 brochure include:
Prices Frozen on Inghams Ski Holidays
Prices for next winter (Dec 2015 to April 2016) have been held at winter 14/15 levels for another year for tens of thousands of holidays. The move comes following a strengthening pound and favourable negotiations with local suppliers. For the same reason, spending whilst on holiday will come down, typically, by around £90 per couple per week.
A huge choice of 91 Resorts, nine Countries
Inghams new programme includes 91 resorts in nine countries, and features a new Chalet Hotel in Tignes, in the Espace Killy ski area. The Chalet Hotel Curling sleeps up to 62 guests, and has an enviable position in Val Claret, Tignes, a short walk to the nearest lifts. It is home to Inghams’ new bar, the TiBar, already making an impact on the après-ski scene, with live music and sports most night. Sample price: From £535 per person including return flights, transfers and seven nights’ catered board departing in December 2015.
Eight ski days for the price of six
Also new is a train service to the Alps, providing a full 8-days’ skiing in a one week holiday! Depart on Friday night from London St. Pancras, then return overnight on the following Saturday. Arriving in resort at breakfast time, guests can ski as soon as they arrive and on the second Saturday, whilst all the other guests are on their way back to the airport, rail guests have another full day on the uncrowded slopes, as the return train does not leave until late evening. Inghams will provide eight days ski/board and boot hire for the price of six, and a seven day lift pass for the price of six days. Inghams serves six high French resorts, in the Three Valleys, Espace Killy and Paradiski.
Sample price: From £455 per person, including return train travel, transfers and seven nights’ catered board departing in December 2015, staying at the 4-rated Chalet Côte d’Arlin in Méribel.
Lowest Brochure Price Promise
Inghams promise that the prices shown in the Ski 15/16 Preview brochure will be the lowest brochure prices available, and, in the unlikely case of prices reducing further, existing clients will see the price of their holiday reduce automatically. What’s more, there is a ‘Lift Pass Price Guarantee’ to ensure that skiers will pay the lowest price for their lift pass.
Early bookers will benefit from thousands of Cash-Back offers of £50 per couple discounts, free lift passes, and freebies from partner hotels, such as free room upgrades, bar credits and activities such as sleigh rides.
Exclusive in Austria
In the high resort of Obergurgl, currently enjoying extremely good snow conditions, Inghams has secured the luxury Edelweiss and Gurgl hotel on an exclusive basis in the UK market. This hotel has been a favourite with British skiers for many years. In addition to its perfect location, award-winning cuisine and service, it also offers indoor and outdoor pools, a sauna and steam room, and a new relaxation room and fitness room.
Sample price: From £815 per person including return flights, transfers and seven nights’ half board accommodation, departing in December 2015.
Meanwhile in Lapland
The Inghams Lapland programme is currently enjoying huge success and for Winter 15/16 additional regional flights have been added from Bristol. Inghams is currently the only operator offering both Santa Breaks as well as full seven-night Winter Wonderland programmes.
Sample price: Lead Price - £479 per person including return flights, transfers and seven nights’ self-catering accommodation at the three-star rated Levilehto Apartments in Levi, departing in January 2016.
More information and choices are available at the brochure. You can click here to read the digital version of the brochure. For a hard copy please contact with the agency.