Desperate to get on the slopes and make the most of the fresh snow but don’t have time for a week away? Well then, a short ski break is the answer! Our short ski break guide will give you all the tips and tricks you need to plan your short ski break so you don’t have to miss out on the snow.
Tip number one is to visit a resort with a short transfer time from the airport to maximise your time skiing. The best resorts for short ski breaks are Chamonix, Samoëns, Flaine, the Portes du Soleil and Aravis ski areas. Transfers to these resorts from Geneva airport are between one and two hours long making them easily accessible.
To make the most of your trip, try to find accommodation that is as close to the slopes as possible so that you can maximise your time on the slopes!
Another tip is to look at hotels for your accommodation, they offer the most flexible dates. But if you’d rather be in a self-catering apartment then we have a sneaky insider tip for you. Not all ski accommodations have to be booked Saturday to Saturday. There’s occasionally some apartments in Avoriaz, Chamonix and Les Houches that we can get flexible bookings for, the best way to take advantage of this is to give us a call and we’ll do the leg work for you.
And finally, on the topic of dates, another trick is to travel mid-week, this will mean you can make the most of availability gaps and lower prices.
Now that you know how to plan the perfect short ski break, here’s some inspiration for your trip.
Terminal Neige Totem, Flaine 3*
Flaine is a purpose built skiing paradise with convenience at the forefront of the resort and accommodation. Flaine has a great range of runs for all abilities and looks stunning in the winter season with plenty of trees and fantastic views. The cosy and stylish Hotel Terminal Neige Totem is a great base for skiers who want convenience. Everything you need is within the hotel including a ski hire shop, bar, restaurant with a wide range of dishes and fantastic spa and wellness area.
Cristal de Jade, Chamonix 5*
For the real ski fanatics, Chamonix is the place to be. This high-end residence Cristal de Jade is a great base for your short ski break. Located close to the shops, restaurants and bars and with regular shuttle busses to the slopes, you can enjoy the best of both worlds.
Hotel des Dromonts, Avoriaz 5*
Step into winter wonderland in Avoriaz with its horse drawn sleighs and convenient ski-in/ ski-out accommodation. This pedestrianised resort is a fantastic base to explore the Portes du Soleil from. Hotel des Dromonts is the perfect place for a luxurious short ski break. The Hotel’s retro chic décor creates a totally unique atmosphere and will make your stay a truly memorable experience.
Hotel Au Coeur du Village, La Clusaz 5*
Warm and friendly hotel only 20 metres from the slopes and a short walk from La Clusaz’s town centre. Hotel Au Coeur du Village is a real luxurious treat for skiers who want to explore the slopes then come back and relax at the hotel’s award winning restaurant then unwind in the spa.
Posted by Kirsty Druce on Wednesday 16 Jan 2019