Take a look at our affordable ski breaks picks, to help you plan your next short break or ski weekend without spending over the odds.
There's no denying that, for most of us, budget is certainly a big consideration when it comes to planning a ski holiday. Affordable ski breaks are, quite frankly, fairly difficult to come by, but we think we've managed to round up a selection of affordable destinations, great value accommodation options, and helpful tips to help you save money out on the slopes.
Whether you’re looking for self-catering accommodation, a simple chalet, a quiet refuge, or even a hostel room, our selection of affordable ski breaks will help you find the right fit. These accommodation options may not feature world-class spa facilities or Michelin star dining, but they're certainly all extremely clean and comfortable - which is all you really need on a short ski break. That's not to say you won't find spa facilities or on-site restaurants in these properties though, because our most reasonably priced hotels all provide fantastic value for money.
Here at flexiski, we also recognise that not everyone has time to take a week off work. That's why each hotel on our program is happy to offer short breaks and ski weekends. We believe in skiing on your own terms, and sometimes a simple trip to the slopes is all you need to leave the resort feeling reinvigorated. We’ll organise flights, transfers, and accommodation at a competitive price and figure out all your ski break logistics, so you don’t have to. Just take your pick from our selection of hotels, chalets, and custom-built apartments - all offering fantastic value for money.
A few of our most affordable resorts:
With an airport transfer time of just an hour and fifteen minutes, Chamonix is a favourite amongst short ski break enthusiasts. And that's not to mention all it has going for it both on and off the slopes. Chamonix's après ski scene is certainly a lively one, especially with the addition of newly opened Folie Douce Hotel. Bars and restaurants abound in this traditional French town, featuring a buzzing atmosphere and a charm that can't be found in some purpose-built ski resorts. Oh, and the off piste scene is nothing short of legendary.
What's it like:
- Traditional French town
- Incredible food scene
- Plenty to do for non-skiers and skiers alike
- Excellent après ski
- Short transfer time and affordable accommodation options
Stay at the La Folie Douce Hotel for stylish surroundings and impressive live performances
Sauze d'Oulx, Italy
Another excellent short transfer option, Sauze d'Oulx is certainly on the cheaper side when it comes to accommodation. With 400km of piste on offer though, you certainly won't be lacking variety or choice here. Sauze has plenty to shout about, including an excellent selection of on-mountain restaurants, perfect for sampling the local Italian cuisine.
What's it like:
- Traditional village with characterful cobbled streets
- Varied après ski scene with plenty of bars to choose from
- Huge skiiable area, with a good choice of restaurants both on and off the mountain
- Picturesque ski routes through the trees into the village
Stay at the 4* Hotel La Torre for unusual art deco surroundings and all the Italian food you could dream of
An ideal destination for all-ability skiers, Kaprun offers high-altitude skiing right through to the middle of July thanks to the well known Kitzsteinhorn glacier. It's easy to hop between Kaprun and neighbouring Zell am See by bus, but by no means necessary - with 408km of piste on offer in Kaprun. Unlike nearby Zell, Kaprun is a resort with a slightly lower price bracket, offering plenty of accommodation options at a very reasonable price.
What's it like:
- Under two hour transfer
- Huge ski area offering (almost) year round skiing
- Traditional town with plenty of shops, cafes and bars
- Lots of pedestrian-accessible restaurants on the mountain, great for meeting non-skiers for lunch
Stay at the 4* Lederer's Living for friendly service and modern rooms
Our favourite affordable hotels:
3* Explorer Hotel - St Johann, Austria
Located on the road into St Johann the Explorer hotel is a 10 minute walk to the town centre and sat just next to the slopes. Each of the hotel's 99 rooms are the same size and layout featuring plenty of storage space, small balcony and decent bathrooms. The Explorer features a reasonably priced bar - perfect for enjoying a couple of drinks before heading out to eat in the town - plus a sauna, steam room and relaxation area. Proving that you don't have to pay over the odds to find a little piece of tranquility.
What we like:
- Proximity to the slopes is great and it's still an easy walk into town
- The functional nature of the hotel - from ski work benches to interactive ski boards
- It's only a 10 minute taxi to Kitzbuhel if you'd like to see it
Prices start from £491pp for 3 nights in March including flights, transfers, and B&B accommodation.
4* Hotel Le Morgane - Chamonix, France
Boutique Hotel Le Morgane prides itself on its contemporary furnishings and modern rooms - each boasting a balcony or terrace and offering superb views of the surrounding mountains. Wellness facilities include indoor pool, a steam room, a sauna and treatment rooms in the Deep Nature Spa. The Morgane also offers a bar and Scandinavian-influenced restaurant. Here you can enjoy a luxuriously elegant stay in the centre of Chamonix without breaking the bank.
What we like:
- Great value option, especially considering its convenient central location
- Complimentary shuttle service to and from the ski lifts - a welcome luxury in Chamonix
- A Nordic influence brings a fresh, clean feel and great food to the hotel
Prices start from £534pp for 3 nights in March including flights, transfers, and B&B accommodation.
3* Rocky Pop Hotel - Chamonix, France
The Rocky Pop hotel provides a more affordable option to those wanting to ski the Chamonix valley. This quirky hotel in Les Houches is great for groups, featuring an in-house restaurant, bar, and gaming area. The hotel's location means you will need to take the shuttle bus to and from the slopes each day, providing its own service twice in the morning and again twice in the afternoon. Alternatively, there is the local shuttle that runs every 30 minutes from just outside the hotel (Le Pont) which is included in your lift pass.
What we like:
- Short transfer to resort and excellent value
- Fun atmosphere with live music every week in the bar
- Outdoor terrace area great for après ski drinks
Prices start from £546pp for 3 nights in March including flights, transfers, and B&B accommodation.
4* Lederer's Living Hotel - Kaprun, Austria
Austrian ski hotels don't come friendlier than Lederer's Living, a handful of smartly designed rooms based around the owners' belief that it's the people that make the place. Borrow a book from the living room library and kick back and rest your feet beside the crackling fire. The Lederer's Living is also home to a perfectly proportioned wellness area with saunas overlooking the town, which you're right in the middle of. Don't miss the breakfast spread with all the trimmings, including fluffy eggs any way you want them.
What we like:
- Complimentary entry to the Tauern Spa for your entire stay, a few minutes on the bus, this is a world of wellness with more pools, saunas and steam rooms than you can count
- We're not sure how (it's a standard continental affair) but they've absolutely nailed breakfast
- Super friendly staff and owners Andreas and Sabine who are always on hand with a smile
Prices start from £512pp for 3 nights in March including flights, transfers, and B&B accommodation.
Geilolia Forest Cabins - Geilo, Norway
A perfect choice for those of you hoping to avoid the extra cost of amped-up alcohol prices in Norwegian bars and restaurants. This self-catering option means you can buy your own alcohol at the state run liquor stores to enjoy in your cabin with dinner at a fraction of the cost. Set within the forest, the Geilolia Forest Cabins are wooden cabins beside the slopes with ski in, ski out access between the trees. The forest cabins are 32 separate little lodges each with 3-5 bedrooms sleeping 6-12 people. Each cabin has a kitchen, complimentary WiFi and a private sauna. There's also an outdoor terrace and a fireplace in the lounge area - you get a supply of wood with each forest cabin. Ski boot warmers, underfloor heating and wood burners make these fairytale lodges feel extremely luxurious on a tight budget.
What we like:
- Wooden cabins in the woods with ski in, ski out access
- Wood burners in the lounge as well as private saunas and underfloor heating in each cabin
- Equipped kitchens and a supply of wood to start you off
Prices start from £570pp for 3 nights in March including flights, transfers, and self catering accommodation.
3* Du Parc Hotel - Sauze d'Oulx
Opening last season in a brand new building in the heart of Sauze d’Oulx, Du Parc Hotel has built up overwhelmingly positive reviews and a general feeling of gratitude for a hotel that breaks the ‘traditional’ Italian mould. Sat just 400m from the Clotes ski lift, Du Parc Hotel occupies an ideal position from which to make the most of what Sauze d’Oulx has to offer. Du Parc’s modern design certainly sets this hotel apart from others in Sauze. Featuring contemporary alpine furnishings, an outdoor whirlpool, an indoor sauna, and an impressive continental breakfast spread, there’s plenty to love about Du Parc Hotel.
What we like:
- Up to date interiors and an ideal location overlooking the main square in the centre of Sauze d’Oulx.
- The breakfast includes hot boiled or fried eggs and bacon to order and the variety and quality of the continental spread is worth mentioning. Expect homemade cakes, fresh fruit, and sweet and savoury options.
- Large comfortable rooms.
- You’ll find an excellent pizzeria restaurant on-site for anyone reluctant to venture out into town after a long day on the slopes.
Prices start from £594pp for 3 nights in March including flights, transfers, and B&B accommodation.
4* Radisson Blu Mountain Resort & Residences - Trysil, Norway
With the ski lift just outside the hotel and only a short bus ride to the town centre, staying at the Radisson Blu Mountain Resort & Residences gives you the perfect opportunity to take advantage of the quiet slopes of Trysil. Unwind in true Nordic fashion with four saunas, indoor and outdoor Jacuzzis, swimming pool, gym and spa with massage and treatments – the relaxation here is truly world-class, especially for an affordable ski break option. Stuff yourself with hearty fare from the hotel’s two restaurants or sip on a drink at the cosy lobby bar by the fireplace and, if you’re feeling peckish throughout the day, an onsite bakery and convenience store are on hand to satisfy your hunger.
What we like:
- Ski in, ski out location, waste no time getting to the slopes
- Onsite bakery for delicious coffees and the fresh bread smell each morning
- Outdoor hot tubs overlooking the slopes, you can catch the last of the day's skiers from the warmth of a tub
- Quiet and secluded feel to the location
Prices start from £499pp for 3 nights in March including flights, transfers, and B&B accommodation.
Tips to save money on the slopes:
We know that ski holiday costs can easily mount up, so we've put together a few hints to help you get out to the slopes in the most economical way possible. There are plenty of ways to ensure that costs stay low and holiday enjoyment stays high
- Make the most of public transport and freebies included in your lift pass - access to the resort's community swimming pool or ice rink is often included in your ski pass, so make sure you check this out before heading to resort or ask at the tourist office
- Opt for chalet catering - chalet catering makes a huge difference when it comes to keeping costs down. Whilst it might seem like an unnecessary overhead when booking, chalets such as the Chalet Fauner in St Anton can save a fortune on pricey evening meals for just a fraction more on initial accommodation. Never underestimate the restorative power of an included cooked breakfast!
- Pack a lunch - it's so easy to prepare a sandwich before heading out for the day. Just buy yourself a baguette or loaf of bread at the local bakery and fill it up with whatever you'd like. A classic ham and cheese baguette will certainly hit the spot when enjoyed on the slopes in the sunshine.
- Bring a backpack - you'll appreciate the extra options a backpack affords you when attempting to save money on the slopes. Even bottles of water can often incur a huge premium when purchased while skiing so it pays to have space to pack them in advance before you get your first lift.
- Make the most of happy hour deals - après ski often brings with it happy hour specials that aren't to be missed. 241 can make a huge difference, so make sure you do your research on where to go for the best bargains.
What you can expect when booking an affordable ski break with flexiski:
- A booking service tailored to you by our Ski Sales Specialists
- Scheduled flights from major or regional airports, whichever is easiest for you
- A choice of private, shared or train transfers to resort
- Handpicked accommodation and personal resort knowledge
- A dedicated after sales team to organise any lift passes, equipment hire or special requests you may have
- 24-hour emergency out-of-hours helpline should you need us when in resort
All prices on this page are based on two people sharing. All prices were correct at the time of publishing, but are subject to change.
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