Tour ops freeze ski prices post-Brexit

29th June 2016, by Abi Butcher

Ski tour operators are reassuring skiers that prices remain unchanged post-Brexit

Ski tour operators are reassuring skiers that prices remain unchanged post-Brexit

Ski tour operators are speaking out to reassure customers that their prices will remain unchanged despite the recent economic and political volatility caused by the Brexit vote.

Mountain Heaven provides catered and self-catered ski chalets in eight popular French resorts as well as Grimentz in Switzerland, as well as running innovative ski tours to new destinations such as Iran.

The operator’s managing director, Nick Williams, was one of the first to speak out last Friday.

“Despite today’s ‘interesting’ EU news we are pleased to confirm that whatever happens to the £/€ rate we will be holding our excellent current prices — and offering a 5% Brexit discount to anybody who books direct within the next 30 days,” he said. “Furthermore we guarantee that there will be no surcharges imposed on anybody who has booked by 23 July, in the event that the markets react badly to the news.”

Le Ski, which operates 31 catered chalets in Courchevel, La Tania and Val d’Isère has also spoken out to reassure customers that prices are unchanged.

“We’re sure you will all have your own opinions on what just happened… but we just wanted to let you know that it will make no difference whatsoever to the quality and delivery of your Le Ski chalet holiday,” said a mailing sent out yesterday. “As far as we’re concerned, normal service has already been resumed. Our prices — and special early offers — stay the same until 1 August.”

Inghams have frozen all their summer and winter holiday prices, as well as committing to absorbing any currency, fuel or other cost increases and ruling out any surcharge once guests have booked.

Paul Carter, chief operating officer said: “The price freeze should alleviate uncertainty for those who have already booked, and gives prospective customers the advantage of booking with a stronger pre-referendum rates of exchange to get the most out of their holiday.”

“We advise customers to book their holiday as soon as possible and add on any additional extras such as ski hire, tuition and ski passes to avoid future price rises caused by Brexit.”

Esprit Ski and Ski Total have also frozen prices — until further notice.

“With all that has happened in recent times, it is understandable that booking a holiday hasn’t been some people’s top priority,” said the companies in a joint statement. “Guests can take advantage of stronger pre-referendum rates of exchange, by booking now at pre-Referendum rates. What’s more, as a special thank you to returning guests, the Esprit Ski and Ski Total Loyalty Bonus has now been extended until 14 July.”

For news on these and all updated offers, visit our BARGAINS page.

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