Weekend ski breaks or short ski breaks during the week are perfect if you haven’t got the time to take off a full week for a ski holiday or if you are looking to squeeze in a second trip during the ski season. For the best short break, choose resorts that are withinc lose proximity of the airports so the transfers are shorter, that way you can maximise your time on the slopes!
Les Gets in the Portes du Soleil ski area
As Iglu Ski works with a large number of tour operators we can provide a range of options for a short break including:
- Great value weekend ski packages with flights, transfers and chalet or hotel accommodation.
- All-inclusive short breaks with Club Med (available in selected Club Med resorts)
- Self-catering ski apartments for short breaks
Top 10 resorts for a ski weekend
In the heart of the Portes du Soleil ski area and full of traditional Savoyard charm, Morzine offers picturesque tree-lined skiing for all abilities. Just approximately an hour away from Geneva airport, it is an ideal destination for a short break ski holiday – you’ll be hitting the slopes in no time!
Where to stay for a short break in Morzine: Chalet Joseph
Also just an hour transfer from Geneva airport, Chamonix set expectations high as France’s oldest ski resort, offering a dramatic mountainous setting, deep powder off piste terrain and challenging slopes. It has 4 different ski areas mainly interlinked by public transport so it does take a little bit of bus hopping to certain areas of the mountain.
Where to stay for a short break in Chamonix: Hotel Les Aiglons.
A fantastic snow record and the ability to explore the 265km of pistes the Grand Massif ski area has to offer, Flaine is a superb resort for families with just approximately an hour transfer from Geneva airport. Convenience is the essence of Flaine as it is traffic free and purpose built whilst having stunning views of Mont Blanc.
Where to stay for a short break in Flaine: Chalet Flaine
For challenging runs and off-piste, Engelberg is set below the Titlis glacier and with its north facing slopes, it is perfect for early and late season breaks. Zurich is its nearest airport at just an hour and a half transfer until you arrive in the traditional monastery village.
Where to stay for a short break in Engelberg: Hotel Terrace
The heart of The Three Valleys, Meribel offers scenic tree-lined runs, 600km of pistes to discover and lively après ski. 2 and a half hours away from Geneva, it is probably best for a 4 night break or more to make the most of the vast interlinked ski area although you can opt to stay in Brides-les-Bains which is a village lower down in the Meribel valley where accommodation is cheaper and included in the local Meribel lift pass.
Where to stay for a short break in Meribel: Hotel Le Mottaret
Sierra Nevada, Spain
Sierra Nevada is Spain’s highest and most snow sure resort with diverse and stunning views of the Mediterranean Sea from mountain heights. Easily accessible with less than an hour’s transfer from Granada airport and assures both sun and snow! What’s more is that you can combine a short ski break with a beach one in Granada itself – the best of both worlds!
Where to stay for a short break in Sierra Nevada: Hotel Melia Sol Y Nieve
St Anton, Austria
Austria’s legendary après resort, St Anton is a perfect destination with a group of friends with its varied terrain for experienced skiers and daring intermediates. It is part of Austria’s largest linked ski area, the Arlberg ski area which also covers St Christoph, Lech and Zurs. It takes about 1 hour and 15 minutes from Innsbruck airport.
Where to stay for a short break in St Anton: Chalet Amalian Haus
Retreat to the land of the Toblerone Mountain, Zermatt is a magical resort full of Swiss alpine charm and advanced terrain. Experience laid back après ski, glacier skiing and venture across the border over into neighbouring Cervinia in the Italian side of the ski area. It is one for a 4 night break or more as transfers from Geneva are about 2 hours and 40 minutes.
Where to stay for a short break in Zermatt: Hotel Ambassador
From great value restaurants to varied terrain for all skiing abilities, Courmayeur is a straight forward 2 hour drive from Geneva or Turin. Courmayeur invites you for a relaxed cosmopolitan style après ski and to explore its 100km of pistes with 59 off-piste slopes. Coupled with its short transfers, it makes for a perfect short break if you’re not looking for an extensive resort.
Where to stay for a short break in Courmayeur: Hotel Bouton D'Or
Les Gets, France
A quaint traditional village with easy access to the vast Portes du Soleil ski area including Morzine, Chatel, Avoriaz and even Les Crosets and Champoussin in Switzerland. Les Gets is a great resort for families as it is car free and just an hour away from Geneva airport. Plus it has so much more to offer than just skiing to keep you and your family occupied.
Where to stay for a short break in Les Gets: Chalet La Cognee