Short ski breaks - Minimal time travelling, maximum time skiing

Taking a short ski break for three or four nights is becoming an increasingly popular way to get out on the mountains without taking a full week off work. Whether you don't have much holiday left or want to slip out to the snow for the third time this season, the reason doesn't matter, we have the expertise to take the hassle out of organising a few days on the slopes.

Flexiski provides a personal tailor-made service; listening to your requirements to find the snowy getaway that will suit you best. It's not a problem if you're a solo traveller, couple, group of friends or a crowd of 30 we know the best resorts and hotels to maximise your time on the mountain.

Our top tips for short breaks or ski weekends:

  • Stick to resorts with short airport transfers to minimise travel time
  • Early flights out and late return flights allow extra half days skiing on your travel days
  • Avoid the school holidays if you possibly can - it's busy and usually more expensive
  • Look for lesser-known resorts to avoid queues and for more flexibility
  • Don't be afraid to look at car hire - it can save a lot of money if you don't mind driving

Ski weekends next season

We're now taking bookings for all our chalets and plenty of hotels for 2019/2020.

Early booking discounts are out in full force and flights are available 11 months in advance - there's not a better time to book.

Snow ski resorts for short ski breaks

Midweek skiing

Bargain prices, slopes to yourself, any resort you fancy, same après scene. limiting time off work - what's not to like?

Try skiing from a Sunday to grab the quieter end of the week.

Ski weekends and sunsets in Trysil

Short transfers

Make the most of your time on the mountain for a short duration. We've put together some guides to the nearest ski resorts to the most important airports.

- Nearest ski resorts to Geneva airport
- Nearest ski resorts to Innsbruck airport
- Nearest ski resorts to Salzburg airport
- Nearest ski resorts to Zurich airport

ski weekends in Austria, Ischgl

Luxury skiing

From mountain top festivals, dog sled tours and relaxing spa days to finding the freshest snowfalls, it's all part of a luxury ski holiday.

Your idea of luxury may be vastly different from someone else's, so we've put together the best places to go for each particular style of luxury.

Short ski breaks and ski weekends in Les Arcs, France

Huge ski areas

If you're looking to rack up the miles from dawn till dusk then look no further. We've put together the largest ski areas in the world.

There's no need to ever ski the same slope twice in these epic ski resorts.

Short ski breaks and ski weekend resorts

We've hand-selected a few of our favourite destinations, easy access, wonderful skiing and a great choice of flexible accommodation giving you the best chance to find the right hotel or chalet for your short ski break.

ski weekends in St Anton, Austria



With a transfer time of just 1 hour and daily flights from London to Innsbruck or Zurich, getting to the Austrian resort of St Anton couldn't be easier.

Add to that its location in the heart of the Arlberg, state-of-the-art lift systems, incredibly vast terrain (now linked with Lech and Zurs) and a reputation for raucous après-ski, ski weekends in St Anton are hard to beat.

short ski breaks in Engelberg



An hour and a half transfer from Zurich and with decent train links, Engelberg is one of the easiest resorts for short break skiing. It simply doesn't have the recognition the ski area deserves.

Guaranteed snow on its glacial slopes, there's a beginner mountain, 2,000m of vertical and a 12km run back to town. Countless off-piste routes, a town centred around a Benedictine monastery and rotating cable car taking you above the stunning glacial crevasses.

  • Stay at the Hotel Terrace, superb views overlooking the village
skiing weekend in chamonix, france



Chamonix is epic. Dwarfed by rugged cliffs and the groaning glaciers of the Mont Blanc Massif, the town is a vibrant cosmopolitan affair sprawling down the pedestrianised streets and packed with restaurants, shops and bars to explore. 

Skiing is split between numerous exciting areas; long tree-lined runs, glacial descents, gentle sunny slopes meandering through the sunshine and couloirs requiring nerves of steel. Plus it's all only an hour from Geneva airport.

  • Stay at The Loft at 272, fully catered chalet at the top of the Hotel Gustavia, sleeps up to 7
Flexiski Operated Catered Chalets

Ski chalets for flexible durations

Wherever you see the flexiski operated stamp of approval it means the chalet in question is operated by our very own staff. You'll get the excellent service you receive before your holiday, throughout your stay in resort. We currently operate five chalets in Europe where we offer short breaks and ski weekends, giving you the flexibility to get on the mountain when it's best for you. Find out more about our chalets below:

- Chalet Amalien Haus, St Anton (Austria)
- Little Haus, St Anton (Austria)
- Chalet des Cascades, Les Arcs 2000 (France)
- The Loft at 272, Chamonix (France)
- Chalet Ophelia, Meribel (France)

Ski hotels for short stays

A small selection of our most popular short break ski hotels. It may be that they are the most flexible hotel we've found in resort or it could just be that our guests have had wonderful times here. Definitely worth checking out if you're searching for a little inspiration.

short ski breaks europe - Hotel Elisabeth, Mayrhofen

Elisabeth Hotel

Mayrhofen, Austria

  • The Elisabeth Hotel came onto our radar in the 2016/17 winter season and swiftly asserted itself as one of our most loved short break hotels.
  • It's no good if you have little ones as it's an adult only hotel but it sure does pack a luxurious punch.
  • Less than a minute to the resort centre and with a ski bus stop right outside. Its convenience is cemented by a 60 minute transfer, yet its the sleek style, service and spa that make the hotel really stand out.
  • The 17m indoor pool area is delicious, the 1,400m2 Elisense Spa is pure relaxation and the modern rooms make it all too easy to lie in way past first lifts.
  • Though you won't want to miss the breakfasts here.
weekend ski breaks in Kaprun, Austria

Hotel Das Alpenhaus

Kaprun, Austria

  • Centrally located making exploring Kaprun's offerings a doddle, it was new to flexiski for the 2017/18 winter season and already one of your favourites.
  • The hotel gives great access not only to Kaprun glacier but to the local Maiskogel ski area 5 minutes up the road, and Zell am See is a short bus ride away.
  • The modern wellness area is split over two levels with its vast pool on the upper level and the six sauna options down below - relaxing is not optional here.
  • An overall design that is incredibly comfortable from the bar area to the bedrooms and a price that won't empty the purse makes this a short ski break stalwart in our eyes.
skiing weekend in Trysil, Norway

Radisson Blu Mountain Resort & Residence

Trysil, Norway

  • Skiing in Norway is certainly a changeup to French or Austrian skiing. Most of us, at flexiski, have now been out to Trysil and have unanimously loved it.
  • Miles of mellow tree-lined skiing to enjoy.
  • The Mountain Resort is on the slopes so you can ski to and from it on runs accessible to all levels.
  • The whole ambience is mellow and great for friends or families - you have a wide choice of restaurants, even a bakery.
  • Spa, indoor and outdoor pools and hot tubs with great views of the mountains. There are saunas, a gym, children's play area and a rental shop on site.
  • Spectacular views over the forests never get old, it's a real mountain retreat.

Ski extras

We can organise accommodation in chalets, hotels or apartments and add in any of the following extras:

  • Scheduled or budget flights
  • Private, shared or train transfers
  • Car hire
  • Lift passes
  • Ski/snowboard equipment hire
  • Group or private ski/snowboard lessons
  • Non-ski activities e.g. tobogganing or dog sledding
  • Ski activities e.g. heli-skiing or cat-skiing

Whether you fancy a quiet weekend away, dancing on the tables whilst the sun goes down, packing in as many miles on the pistes as possible or simply getting your first ever taste of skiing, we can certainly help. We'll do the legwork so you can focus on the skiing. We specialise in creating ski weekends to remember.

Complete flexibility

The dates and duration of your holiday are completely flexible. A quick three-night getaway or a more leisurely five-day ski break, just let us know your ideal duration. We're not fixed to a Thursday to Monday weekend either, you choose your departure day as well as when you want to come back, our specialists will be on hand to offer advice if you're unsure.

Events in the mountains

Having a few days on the mountains is the perfect way to experience some of the best events cropping up in the ski world each year. Whether you fancy live music at 2,320 metres at Ischgl's Top of the Mountain Concerts, scaring yourself silly when the Krampus Devil’s roam the streets of St Anton for Krampalar Lauf or perhaps it's a real belly tickler at Mayrhofen's Altitude Comedy Fest you're after; a short ski break could be just the ticket.

Fall in love with skiing again

All that we love about skiing without having to be away for a full week. Fly after work on a Wednesday, you can be in a ski resort in time to grab a bite for dinner and get straight on the slopes in the morning for 4 full days skiing before a late flight home Sunday evening and back to work as usual on Monday. You could be in Chamonix, beer in hand, in less time than it takes to watch Peter Jackson’s The Fellowship of the Ring. Wednesdays don’t have to be hump days.


After all that, you may be wondering how much a ski weekend may set you back? Take a look at our example prices to get an insight into where you can go and what it'll set you back.

Just give us a call on 0208 939 0862 to speak to a ski specialist or enquire online and we'll get back in touch with you.


Innsbruck-airport-in-the-mountains short transfers

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