Who said a little luxury had to cost mountains? Our high-end, low-cost ski deals let you enjoy the finer things in alpine life – whether that’s the hassle-free nature of doorstep skiing, good food and wine or a wellness facility or two – without having to pay 4 and 5* prices.
Live like a lord in a superior chalet where hosts do the housework, savour the facilities of a spa hotel after a day on the slopes or stretch out in your home-from-home apartment - saving money on the overall cost makes the experience all the more fabulous.
Enjoy chalet luxuries like hot tubs and saunas for less in our cheapest luxury ski chalets. Some have ski-out positions seeing you straight out onto the slopes each morning, while others focus on chic and cheerful interiors. The catered chalet concept (breakfasts, teas and suppers with wine on six days) works out bundles cheaper than eating out would, with superior properties throwing champers and canapes into the mix.
If you’re not fussed about your apartment having its own grand piano or designer interior, there are plenty of more affordable lodgings with luxuries like saunas and on-site swimming pools. Keep costs low by picking high end housing in a lesser known resort, or opting for a simpler place to stay in a big-name ski area.
Pick your resort and travel dates right and you won’t have to compromise excellent facilities book a ski hotel within budget. Andorra and Bulgaria have high end hotels with all the trimmings that cost what you’d get a simple self-catered apartment for in the Alps. 4 and 5 star hotels in the poshest alpine resorts often have reduced rates on the first week of the ski season and outside school holidays – and last-minute availability often sees prices plummet too.
Besides early and late deal discounts, our best cheap packages with luxury properties include ski pass and equipment hire offers, all-in packages and group discounts.
Costing high street prices rather than high mountain prices, Zell has full sized supermarkets and a mix of big name and independent restaurants. You still have the town’s glorious lake views, plus a Porche cable car to whisk you up one of the THREE areas covered by your pass.
Cervinia accesses the same endlessly snowy, stonkingly scenic pistes as neighbour Zermatt, but for a fraction of the cost when it comes to lodging, lift passes and lessons. If you want to ski world-class, bucket list terrain without the price tag, this is the place to do so.
What makes Val good for cheap luxury is the sheer size of the place. Yes, there are chalets fit for royals and oligarchs, but there are also more affordable options that still take comfort seriously and ski out onto the same world class terrain.
Less of a looker than neighbour Val d’Isere, but with ski-out access to the Espace Killy ski area the two resorts share. Make the slopes your main luxury by booking a basic base, or bag a bargain stay in one of the high-end hotels, apartments or chalets swimming in facilities.
Les Arcs is purpose built, so not the prettiest alpine resort you’ll ski, but designed to make skiing luxuriously low-hassle - from your all-singing-all-dancing hotel, apartment or chalet right into the enormous Paradiski.
Britain’s favourite place to ski, Meribel’s big enough to have a range of accommodation types for different budgets. Accommodation in the areas out of the centre - like up in Mottaret - tends to be cheaper, still enjoying luxuries like wellness facilities and access to the world’s biggest ski area.
Not just one of the prettiest winter resorts worldwide, Lake Bled’s also one of the most affordable when it comes to 4 and 5 star hotels. You compromise on ski area size, but you’ll want to devote hours to soaking up the sights (and spa facilities) anyway.
Pairing the biggest ski area in the Pyrenes with some of the cheapest 4 and 5-star hotels in the skiing world – huge spas, Michelin standard cuisine, the whole kit and caboodle to make your time on the slopes superb.
Bearing in mind you’re crossing the pond to ski one of the best resorts on earth, the fact that packages to Whistler can be cheaper than ones to Europe on peak weeks is incredible – drinks and food in resort are very reasonably priced too.