Self-catered ski apartments from Sno®
Our ski apartments come in every shape and size you could dream of: simple, no-frills studios, all-out luxury lodges and absolutely everything in-between.
Book yours for the chance to cook your own mountainside meals, or as a base for sampling local restaurants – the joy of self-catering is that it’s totally up to you.
Swimming pools are super additions to a ski apartment stay, giving you a good chance to warm up before skiing, relax afterwards and make a non-ski day amazing.
Some indoor pools look out to the mountains while others form part of a wellness centre neighbouring whirlpools, steam rooms, saunas and such. Open-air pools let you swim among surrounding peaks - when there’s snow falling it’s an incredible experience. A few of our favourite apartments have access to both indoor AND outdoor pools or children’s pools where sprogs will have a whale of a time.
Usually swimming pool access is included with your apartment booking, but some properties ask for an extra charge – ask us to double check if it’s not clear. It’s also worth clueing up on the pool rules which can differ from country to country – for example, France usually requires that men wear speedos rather than board shorts while Italy likes swimmers to wear caps.
When you already have packing and meal prep to think about, having travel sorted out with your apartment booking makes life a little easier. Our apartment packages come with flights from airports all over the UK, and when you land at the other end, transfers are included to whisk you to resort.
Some people like to stop off at a hypermarket on the way to resort - to stock up on food and avoid the hiked-up resort prices - in which case it’s worth looking into hiring a car from the airport or booking a private transfer.
Just like chalets and hotels, the range of self-catered accommodation in ski resorts is huge. At the top end of the scale are some real beauties – decked out by top interior designers with private spa facilities and first-class locations on the mountainside.
Make your stay all the more luxurious by hiring in a private chef to man the kitchen, massage therapists to work their wonders on those ski legs and private nannies for any childcare.
Apartments allow the most flexibility of all the ski accommodations, which makes them fabulous for families. Cater for fussy eaters in the way you know best, keep up with the usual meal and bedtime routines and enjoy quality time together in your own space.
Our favourite properties for families come with features like swimming pools, games rooms and ski-out locations to make the week fun for all and free from hassle.
If you’re seeking someone to mind your sprogs, our ski apartments with childcare are the solution. Sometimes this can be booked as part of your self-catered package, with a creche on site or in a nearby hotel. There’s also the option to hire a private nanny, who’ll arrive with an armful of games and activities to entertain your children in the comfort of the apartment. Or, you can usually book childcare with the local ski school, who have kindergarten programs for tots too young to ski.
One of the great things about self-catering is the independence it gives you: private space to relax in and the chance to eat what, when and where you like. If you’d like to pair this with independent travel, check out our accommodation-only apartments.
Many self-caterers choose to self-drive, which lets you fill the car with food and home comforts free from airport weight restrictions, and stop off at big supermarkets en route. Or if you’re flying, a hire car can work out cheaper and more convenient.
They might not be the roomiest digs in the alps, or the most polished – but if all you want is somewhere to crash at the end of the day and you’re skiing on a shoestring, our low-cost apartments might be all you need.
One top tip in keeping costs down is avoiding underoccupancy charges, so find some SNO loving friends who don’t mind bunking up or sleeping in sofa beds and you’re set.
Also known as a flat or condo, this a set of adjoining rooms usually sleeping groups of between 4 and 10 people. They range from swanky bespoke pads to basic, no frills studios. They’ll usually be in a building with several other units, which may share facilities like a shop, swimming pool or spa suite. Many apartments are found in French ski resorts.
The inclusion of kitchen facilities gives you the flexibility of self-catering and having menus and meal times dictated on holiday isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. Apartments are usually a cheaper option than chalets or hotels and give you your own living space to relax in at the end of the day.
• Decide on which resort, how many beds you need and what facilities you’d like in your property.
• Browse this page using our filter function to find properties that meet your requirements. You can also get in touch with us for help with your search.
• Once decided, your apartment booking needs to be secured with a deposit (usually if it’s over 12 weeks until your departure date) or a full-balance payment (if booking last minute).
Some apartments sleep as many as 10 guests, such as:
If your group’s bigger than 10, it might be possible to book two or more apartments within the same building - get in touch to ask us more about this.
No meals are included, dining is totally in your hands. Cook what you like, when you like and/or eat out at local restaurants. Kitchens come with the appliances, utensils and dining space you’ll need. Some resorts also have bakery/grocery/meal delivery services.
Yes, apartment buildings are picked with self-catering guests in mind. There should be a shop nearby for groceries and often bakeries and delis too. If you need a bigger hypermarket but don't have transport, resorts usually have public transport to get you to the nearest one.
Many apartment complexes have housekeeping and reception staff to assist you during your stay. There may be bar, restaurant, shop and spa staff too if the building has these facilities. Package holidays also tend to include a resort rep.
Yes, quite a few apartment complexes come with swimming pools shared between the apartments in that block. Sometimes indoor, sometimes outdoor and sometimes part of a spa. Check out:
Yes, guest WiFi access is almost always included in the cost of your stay and instructions of how to connect will usually be provided on your arrival. This will be listed in the info section for each property and we can double check on specific packages for you.
Luxuries such as:
Some apartments will have a crèche on-site or close-by. Private nanny and babysitting services are also available to entertain the sprogs in the comfort of your apartment. Lots of local ski schools also run a fun-filled programme for little ones too young to ski.
Yes, most ski apartment packages on our website come with flights included and you can choose your most convenient departure airport. If you like the look of an apartment that isn’t bundled with air travel, it should be possible to add flights – drop us a line.
Yes, often they’re at the cheaper end of the scale but it depends which apartment you choose. If you bundle your apartment with flights and transfers – or self-drive – and do low-cost home cooking, this can be a really cheap way to ski.
|Apartment||Resort||Price (per person) from|
|Residence Alexane||Samoens||£ 392|
|Residence White Pearl Lodge and Spa||La Plagne||£ 416|
|Residence Anitea||Valmorel||£ 432|
|Le Cristal de Jade||Chamonix||£ 483|
|Residence Hameau de l’Ours||La Clusaz||£ 519|
|Residence Alpen Lodge Apartments||La Rosiere||£ 549|
|L’Amara Apartments||Avoriaz||£ 559|
|Montsoleil Terrasses d'Eos Apartments||Flaine||£ 579|
|Montsoleil Terrasses d'Helios Apartments||Flaine||£ 599|
|Residence Cristal de Jade||Chamonix||£ 619|