Direct Ski, the specialist in low cost package ski holidays, has announced savings on holidays to the Alps over Christmas to a variety of ski resorts in Andorra, Austria, and France.

Direct Ski has discounts of up to £150 per person for ski holidays departing Dec. 19 and 20. Prices now start from £289 for a week's self-catering, based on four sharing and including accommodation, return flights, and transfers.

Duty-free Andorra is ideal for some last-minute Christmas shopping. Direct Ski offers a week's Christmas in Andorra for £349 per person (was £489) based on two sharing (departing Dec. 20). The price includes return flights from Gatwick, bed and breakfast accommodation at the three-star Hotel Camelot in Pas de la Casa, and airport transfers.

Alternatively a week's half-board stay at the chalet style three-star Hotel Austria in the heart of the traditional Tyrolean village of Söll at Christmas costs £449 per person (was £599) based on two sharing (departing Dec. 19). The week's price includes return Gatwick flights and airport transfers.

For a budget Christmas alternative, a week's self-catering holiday in the French resort of Chamonix (departing Dec. 19) costs £289 (was £409) with return Gatwick flights, airport transfers, and accommodation at La Riviere apartments.

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