There’s no escaping the fact that this season’s snow in the Alps has been the best in a decade, if not the best in a generation. There’s simply staggering amounts of snow throughout France and Switzerland and happy clients who’ve already been have reported incredible conditions on and off-piste. Winter 2012 will be one to remember so make sure you’re part of it!

If you don’t have the time for a traditional week long ski holiday then fear not, It’s never been easier to put together a ski weekend or short ski break. Plan it carefully and you’ll end up with the maximum amount of time on the snow for the minimum number of days away.

Powderbeds offer a huge number of ski apartments and hotels in the best French and Swiss resorts that are perfect for short ski breaks. Just use the search box to the top left of this page. You can search by resort or by country and we’ll return options which exactly match your chosen dates plus some alternatives. If you’d rather call us then we’d be delighted to discuss some options with you on 0845 180 5000

Ski Hotels & Apartments

There are a huge number of ski hotels and ski apartments now offering short stays and Powderbeds have a massive choice that can all be booked securely online. In years gone by accommodation providers in the Alps stuck rigidly to Saturday to Saturday rotations and short breaks were almost unheard of but things have changed. Most ski apartments and ski hotels now welcome short stays. Generally speaking, there’s either a two or three night minimum stay but we also offer a few properties with a one night minimum.


It’s also never been easier or cheaper to fly to the Alps from the UK with a huge choice of low cost airlines operating from both mainline and regional airlines plus there are direct scheduled services offered by British Airways and Swiss. Remember that Geneva is an option but Chambery, Grenoble or Lyon may be closer to your chosen resort, meaning a shorter transfer or driving time. An early flight out and late flight back can also mean extra time in resort (ie skiing)


Forget being crammed into a 50 seater coach with a uniformed rep trying to flog you a lift ticket. Lots of big tour operators still offer this but lots of transfer companies have sprung up offering either shared or private transfers from the main arrival airports to resort. They operate smaller minivans with to a schedule for shared transfers and on demand for private transfers. In our view, the best of these is Alp-Line whose principal operation is out of Geneva airport.

Car Hire

This can be a great option for a short break as you can get of the plane, get your car and go straight to your apartment or hotel. A shared transfer may make multiple drop offs in resort and if you’re unlucky you might be the last! We recommend you make sure that there’s parking where you’re staying and find out first if there’s a charge.





Posted by Michael Bennett on Thursday 19 Jan 2012

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