High-end service and luxury lodge comfort that doesn’t cost mountains. Pair a 4 or 5 star cheap-lux catered chalet with a pocket-friendly price tag, for a ski holiday that will leave you with spending money for those little extras (heli-skiing anyone?).
Quality and high standards, rather than gilded swimming pools and Michelin trained chefs, are de rigeur here. Cheap 5 star chalets make a regular holiday that little bit more luxurious (location, wines and crucially, the best hosts to cosset you).
Whether it’s with stylish interiors, superior catering or perks like private saunas, these chalets nudge ski lodge lux up a level without costing mountains.
Wellness facilities are some of the most sought after parts of low cost luxury chalets – indoor and outdoor hot tubs, saunas and shared swimming pools being favourite features.
They might not tick every last box of superstar skiing like the most luxurious chalets in the alps do, but these chalets certainly come close: pick whether your priority is doorstep skiing, access to a pool, family facilities or something else entirely and we’ll find a chalet to suit.
An early booking discount can be your best friend if you have a specific chalet and location in mind or are planning for a group or family trip. Besides often being able to save money off the actual chalet, you can usually find deals on lift passes or ski hire to help spread your pennies further.
Or, if you’re flexible on where you ski and don’t have a big group to plan for, wait for last minute discounts on highly rated chalets and nab leftover room for a fraction of the original cost.
When in the season you ski affects pricing hugely. School holidays for example see costlier chalet prices than the beginning of the season or January, which are two of the cheapest times to ski.