By carefully choosing our airline partners, airports and slot times we are able to ensure you a comfortable and reliable service from Gatwick, Heathrow and Manchester to the Alps. We can’t pretend that the fun of the holiday begins at the airport (particularly if you are travelling with young children) but we can try and get you to your chalet with the minimum of fuss.
The core of our flying programme features flight seats from London Gatwick on British Airways, with its global reputation for service and efficiency. Why not treat yourself to a Club Class upgrade from £120 pp.
Our BA flight program is supplemented by flights from other flag carrier airlines including Swiss and Aer Lingus. Manchester flights and other regional flying options are provided by the convenience of Jet2 and EasyJet.
Where possible we will endeavour to meet your needs and will happily book regional and scheduled flying to suit your party (supplement payable).
If the timings of any bought in flights coincide effectively with our charter flights we can also reserve seats on our coach transfer to (and from) resort. If your flight times do not fit with our coach transfers we can organise alternative public or private transfers on your behalf at a supplement.
The flights below are a guide for the coming season
VAL D’ISERE - Flights from Gatwick, Heathrow or Manchester with coach transfer. Into Geneva or Grenoble, choice of times.
LA PLAGNE - Flights from Gatwick or Manchester with coach transfer.
MORZINE, LES GETS & AVORIAZ - Flights from Gatwick or Manchester with coach transfer.
ALPE D’HUEZ - Flights from Gatwick with coach transfer.
MERIBEL - Flights from Gatwick or Manchester with coach transfer. Into Geneva or Grenoble, choice of times.
COURCHEVEL - Flights from Gatwick or Manchester with coach transfer.
ST ANTON & LECH - Flights from Gatwick with coach transfer.
Please note regarding flights:
All flights are booked on a first come first served basis, and are subject to availability. On occasions we may allocate alternative flights for certain resorts over and above those listed above. Please double check your allocated flight at the time of booking and on receipt of invoice.
As our travel arrangements are made many months in advance, flight details are provisional and may change up to the date of departure. Exact details of your flight numbers, carriers, baggage allowances and timings will be confirmed when tickets are issued via email approximately 1 week before departure.
*British Airways CLUB Class upgrade - £250pp supp on w/c 26 Dec 2016 & 12 Feb 2017. £120pp supp all other dates.
**Flight times may vary throughout the season. Please check your pre-departure information carefully or speak with our Sales Team
Our holiday prices include return transfers between your overseas airport and resort when flying on our charter flights. Your transfer will normally be by coach depending on your resort and flight. We also offer private transfers to all our resorts with a supplement payable.
We endeavour to operate coach transfers as quickly and efficiently as possible. Although occasionally it may be necessary to ask you to wait for guests arriving on other flights we are committed to keeping waiting times to a minimum. Please note:
Transfers with bought in regional flights
Where possible we will endeavour to meet your needs and will happily book regional and scheduled flying to suit your party (supplement payable). If the timings of any bought in flights coincide effectively with our charter flights we can also reserve seats on our coach transfer to (and from) resort. Please note, our coach transfers do run in conjunction with our charter flights only and cannot be re-scheduled for passengers on alternative flights. It is important you double check that our coach transfers timings both to and from resort are suitable for your flights. It may mean a longer wait to depart from the airport, or a shorter time for check in when returning from resort. If the VIP SKI charter flight is delayed and this causes our coach transfers to resort to be delayed accordingly, then guests who wish to travel earlier and by alternative means do so at their own expense.
If your flight times do not fit with our coach transfers we can organise alternative public or private transfers on your behalf at a supplement.
Swiss Rail Transfers
Swiss Rail offers a cost effective, comfortable, efficient and stress free travel option for anyone travelling to Zermatt, Verbier or St Anton.
You may be able to upgrade your transfer from coach to rail, subject to flight timings, for a supplement from £80 per person Second Class return, or from £140 First Class return.
We regret that no amendments or additions to Swiss rail arrangements can be accepted within 14 days of departure.
Whilst our coach transfers are very comfortable and efficient, we recognise that they may not suit everybody so if you wish to treat yourself, for a little bit extra, we offer private taxi transfers. This is a very popular service especially at peak times, when the supply of taxis can run out. In order to avoid disappointment, we recommend you confirm at time of booking or at any rate as soon as possible. Guide prices are shown below. Please note that Infants are counted as a full passenger as special arrangements apply.
Luggage allowance does vary from flight to flight, and the rules are often confusing with regards to skis, snowboards and boots. As a guide to what is included within our holiday booking when travelling on our Charter flights please see the details below. If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to call us on 020 8875 1957.
Ski / Snowboard Carriage
Ski Boots – if you are only bringing ski boots and no skis
If we do buy in seats on a scheduled service for you, even if the flight has the same flight numbers as our chartered flights, your seats will have been booked as per the Flight Operator's scheduled services terms and conditions and thus your baggage allowances and charges may differ to those set out above. We therefore advise that you look at the Flight Operator's website for information on their baggage policy. If you have any questions or queries on how their policy differs to ours please do call us on 0208 875 1957.
We are working in partnership with I Love Meet and Greet to offer you a discount on your airport parking at Gatwick, Manchester and Heathrow. On the day you travel, simply drive to the terminal where one of the I Love Meet and Greet drivers will take your car back to their secure car park. On your return, you telephone them when you have passed customs and they will bring your car right back outside the terminal for you.
Pre-booking with I Love Meet and Greet means you can enjoy the additional benefits of:
No queuing in the car park
No scrambling onto buses with ski gear
Driving direct to the terminal forecourt
10% discount on bookings as a VIP SKI referral
There is no better way of getting from Grenoble Airport to Meribel, Courchevel or Val d'Isere than in your very own VIP SKI Private Taxi.
Upon arrival in Grenoble, you'll be met by your very own VIP SKI driver who will guide you to your minibus, load all your luggage and get you to resort. Your driver will call before you travel to arrange any special request you might have. Whether it's a cup of tea, snacks for the kids or even some bubbly to start your holiday in style, these can all be waiting for you when you land.
Our VIP SKI drivers can take up to six passengers as well as providing car seats and boosters for children.
|From GRENOBLE||4 Passengers||6 Passengers|
|Meribel (via autoroute)||£224||£169|
If you would prefer the comfort or intimacy of a private taxi straight from the airport terminal to your chalet, we can arrange this for you. Pre-booking is essential.
The costs detailed below are guide prices per person, for return transfers. Prices shown below are a guide and may fluctuate due to exchange rates.
|From GRENOBLE||4 Passengers||8 Passengers|
|Meribel (via autoroute)||£230||£145|
|From GENEVA||4 Passengers||8 Passengers|
|Meribel (via Anncey)||£185||£123|
|From BOURG ST Maurice||4 Passengers||8 Passengers|
|From FRIEDRICSHAFEN||4 Passengers||8 Passengers|
|From INNSBRUCK||4 Passengers||8 Passengers|
|From ZURICH||4 Passengers||8 Passengers|
Swiss Rail and OBB Rail offer a cost effective, comfortable, efficient and stress free travel option for anyone travelling to St Anton.
The costs detailed below are for tickets pre-booked through us at least 1 week prior to travel. Prices are per person, for return train tickets.
From ZURICH to ST ANTON
• First class - £140 pp
• 2nd class - £80 pp
Please call us on 0208 875 1957 with any questions or to book.
Interested in making your own way out to resort but not sure how to go about it?
We’ve done the preliminary leg-work for you to make it that much easier. We hope you find the information below helpful but please note that is only a guide and may be subject to change.
Following recent regulations a Swiss-registered hire car cannot be driven across the border to France, Germany, Italy or Austria by an EU citizen. Therefore, if you are booking car hire from Geneva Airport it is advisable you either, book and collect from the French side of the airport, or if hiring from the Swiss side, that it is a French registered vehicle and the hire company are aware you are travelling to France.
Car hire companies operating at Geneva airport;
If you would rather drive out to resort you can either book your ferry crossing direct with the operator or through an agent. Click here for self drive advice and directions to our chalets.
Alternatively, if you would rather have an agent search through more options for you, here are a few to try;
Due to Christmas day falling on a Sunday this year, the departure dates for the first four weeks of the season will be Monday - Monday, until 8th January when they will return to our usual Sunday - Sunday departures.
Our usual week operates Sunday to Sunday. We fly on a Sunday morning to avoid the crowds at the airport and the cars on the road. We operate smaller aircrafts that are quicker to load and unload. All this helps.
Where possible we will endeavour to meet your needs, therefore we we have collated a list of regional and scheduled flying to help you source your desired flights, please click here.
We will send you your travel documents and essential pre-departure information via email approximately one week prior to departure. Please check these carefully and read all pre-departure information as it contains essential information regarding your holiday. It is also essential that you pass on all information to each member of your ski party as some details may have changed since the booking was made, and the website may have been updated.
Our flights sell out fast on busy dates, and we may sometimes purchase seats and transfers with other operators to satisfy demand. There is usually a supplement payable for these flights and we will always advise you prior to booking if this is the case. In addition to our main flights from Gatwick and Manchester, we can sometimes offer other regional departures for a supplementary charge. This is always subject to availability and naturally we have no control over the timings or levels of service provided by any alternative carriers.
We charter our own aircraft and so from time to time we have seats which can be sold as 'flight only'. Travelling on a Sunday also means that you benefit from quieter airports. All round it's a much more pleasant experience than most independent traveller options. If you are interested in buying a seat on one of our flights please email firstname.lastname@example.org or alternatively call us on 0208 875 1957.
All the flights and flight-inclusive holidays on this website are financially protected by the ATOL scheme. When you pay you will be supplied with an ATOL certificate. Please ask for it and check to ensure that everything you booked (flights, hotels and other services) is listed on it. Please see our booking conditions for further information, or for more information about financial protection and the ATOL certificate CLICK HERE
The Association of Bonded Travel Organisers Trust Limited (ABTOT) provides financial protection under the Package Travel, Package Holidays and Package Tours Regulations 1992 for APS Select Ltd, trading as VIP SKI (No 5240). Please note that bookings made outside the UK are only protected by ABTOT when purchased directly with VIP SKI.