Thigh burning descents, rapid coffee stops, joining the single skier's lift line (sorry friends, no time for chairlift chat) and planning your route down to the nth degree. Sound familiar? If you’re a high mileage skier or rider and you love nothing more than non-stop sliding from first to last lifts, then we’re here to help!
If clocking up the ski miles is what you crave on your precious week-long holiday in the Alps, let us be your guide to the top places to stay for maximum mountain time. Ski-in/ski-out convenience is the name of the game here and we have plenty of options to inspire you:
1. Residence Saskia Falaise, Avoriaz
For great value ski-in/out convenience, look no further than the 3-star Saskia Falaise apartments in Avoriaz. These cosy apartments have everything you need for a comfortable stay and you can ski straight from the door for instant access to the vast Portes du Soleil ski area. There are plenty of bars & restaurants within easy reach too including the famous Folie-Douce après-ski party venue. With some of the best views in resort, you won’t even have to spend any time checking out the webcams before you set off in the morning – step onto your balcony for an instant overview of the weather and you’ll know where you want to head from the off. And after skiiing, if you still have the energy, the impressive Aquariaz indoor water park is a 10 minute walk away from the Saskia Falaise.
Not only is this residence situated in the heart of one of the ultimate ski-in/ski-out resorts, but Avoriaz itself is just a short hop from Geneva airport (around 1hour30mins). If you can time it right with your flights you might even manage to squeeze in an extra morning or afternoon on the slopes at the beginning and end of your holiday.
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2. Residence L’Oxalys, Val Thorens
Val Thorens is a resort that puts ski-in/ski-out convenience at the heart of everything, so it’s pretty easy to access the slopes wherever you decide to stay, but the 4-star Residence L’Oxalys occupies a superb slopeside position above the blue Cairn piste and a short ski to a choice of 2 chairlifts. These traditionally styled apartments are a brilliant option for die-hard skiing enthusiasts for their incredibly easy access to the huge 3 Valleys – how many slopes you can tick off in a week?
If all that skiing still doesn’t satifsy, the indoor pool, jacuzzi, sauna and steam room are perfect to rejuvenate for the following day’s exertions. And if you’re really tired after your big day on the mountain, the on-site restaurant is popular and the cosy public lounge is a great place to chill out.
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3. Le Village Arc 1950
There’s so much to love about the superb apartments in Arc 1950, but perhaps its biggest plus is that you can step out of any of the 8 apartment blocks and instantly be on the slopes. If you have kids in ski school, Evolution 2 and the ESF have meeting points in the village whilst Supreme and New Generation meet in Arc 200 - a super easy 3 minute ride up the cabriolet gondola (open at 8.45am) from Arc 1950.
The whole village is designed around convenience, not only for the skiing but for the complete self-catering holiday experience. Numerous shops, restaurants and bars are located in the streets between the apartment buildings, the underground car park means the resort is idyllically car-free, and the whole place is ski-to-door, all making for a fantastic residence for families and couples alike.
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4. Chalet Izia, Val d’Isère
50 luxury apartments make up the slopeside Chalet Izia residence, one of the most popular properties in our entire programme - and it’s easy to see why with its clean, contemporary feel, unbeatable location and stunning public spaces.
If you’re into interior design, then the Chalet Izia definitely won’t disappoint. Complementing the stunning, spacious apartments are a beautiful public lounge with bar, an on-site rental shop, children’s area off the main lounge (which is huge) and an amazing spa and swimming pool with quirky décor. All around the residence the décor grabs your attention – think bold wallpapers, thoughtful lighting and complementary colours. They’ve really thought of every last detail here.
Ski-in/ski-out in Val d’Isère is hard to come by, so it pays to book Chalet Izia early for the pick of the availability and to secure your perfect ski-in/ski-out stay in Val d’Isère.
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5. Hotel Taj-I Mah, Les Arcs 2000
The first 5-star hotel in Les Arcs, Hotel Taj-I Mah is a unique place to stay. This luxury retreat couldn’t be closer to the slopes of Arc 2000 and features generous rooms and suites, a gorgeous 400m2 spa, a Michelin-starred gourmet restaurant, on-site rental shop and unbeatable floor to ceiling vistas. When you want as much time on the slopes as your energy levels will allow, the stunning Taj-I Mah offers the perfect combination of luxury, style and convenience.
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So, that's our top 5 but there are many more! Where will you choose for your perfect ski-in/ski-out accommodation? Start searching now and book your ski accommodation today.
Posted by Victoria Mclean on Tuesday 06 Sep 2022