‘Be happy, ski more’ is their mantra – and we love it. Ski Weekends are flexi-ski experts providing holidays for SNO lovers who may not have quite as much time on their hands.
3 or 4 day ski breaks to a choice of more than 50 resorts across Europe can be just the ticket if you’re a tad pushed for time. There’s still the opportunity to venture beyond the most common ski terrain of the Alps, with resorts in Norway, Sweden and Andorra as well as bigger destinations like France and Austria.
These shorter weekend ski packages typically run from Thursday evenings until Sunday or Monday, meaning you may only need to take 1 or 2 days off work.
Most of the time, midweek short trips run from Monday to Thursday giving 3 or 4 days on the snow, depending on the flight times you choose.
Flights can usually be selected from a choice of London or regional UK airports, and transfers may be by road (usually coach / minibus) or even rail. The ski areas have more than enough skiing for those precious few days on the slopes, take the Portes du Soleil region for example, where you can ski across multiple resorts in France AND Switzerland. Hopefully, you’ll get some great sleep too, in hotel or catered chalet accommodation with a hearty breakfast included. An evening dinner add-on can be provided with most packages, though some people prefer to find food themselves in the evenings. Most of the time, lift passes, equipment hire and lessons can be arranged, sometimes with extra deals on offer for groups.
If a couple of days off work isn’t enough for you, 7-day holidays are also available through this supplier. It’s also possible to create a 10-day getaway for a longer stint on the snow - a nice feature of these is that flights are mostly Monday-Monday or Thursday-Thursday, avoiding the busiest airport days which should make your journey quicker and smoother. It also ups your chances for more quieter days on the slopes, since Saturdays and Sundays are by-and-large the travel and changeover days for lots of ski holiday operators.
Accommodation can be in a catered chalet or hotel on half-board basis, meaning you’ll get a hearty breakfast and an evening meal. Some packages also include an afternoon tea to supply an extra snack, such as a scrummy fresh doughnut to make up for all of those calories burnt on the slopes. Lift pass, equipment hire and lesson requirements may vary from person to person, but all can be booked in advance so that you’ll be doing minimal admin.
Ski Weekends operate over a dozen chalets in the French Alps, sleeping anywhere from 8 to 26 people. These are in prime locations for some of the best skiing you could ask for and can be booked for short breaks or full weeks. As with the other packages, check-in day’s often a Monday or Thursday.
Catering’s usually chalet board style, with hosts providing breakfast, afternoon tea and dinner most nights, with wine thrown in too. Generally, night or two you’ll need to find your own dinner, allowing your hosts some time off - a great chance to head out to try some French favourites like tartiflette or fondue. Most chalet packages will include flights from London or regional airports and transfers straight to your accommodation, making the journey as hassle free as can be.
Most ski packages with this operator come with hotel accommodation, so you will find yourself settling into a comfortable, private en-suite bedroom after a grand day on the hill. If travelling in a group, it might be possible to book rooms next to your friends so you don’t have to spend too long galloping along the corridors – or maybe you’d rather be on separate floors… Just let us know either way and we’ll see what we can do!
Communal facilities might include a bar, a spa, or even a gym for fitness fanatics. Some packages are bed and breakfast only, while others are half-board meaning that dinner’s included too. Breakfasts can be anything from the classic continental style, to more fancy things like salmon. Dinners usually feature a touch of local cuisine, e.g. in Austria it might be a meat schnitzel, but there should be plenty of choice if you prefer sticking to things you know and love.
There are literally hundreds of hotels to choose from, so take a look through the options on this page to find something that suits you. You can filter the results by price-range, ratings, facilities and more using the search tools above.
This supplier run a small number of self-catering apartments, which may be ideal for families or small groups for the flexibility they afford when it comes to eating. You can take it in turns to cook, or if you prefer, try out the range of restaurants in resort. Apartments can be found in convenient locations near supermarkets to make the catering part easy. There’s usually a boulangerie (or equivalent) within a snowball’s throw if you share our love for fresh bread or pastries in the morning.
Flights, transfers, lift passes, equipment hire and lessons can all be included in the package if you so desire, just let us know what you need and we’ll take care of the rest.
If you’re looking to organise a corporate ski trip, booking one of these midweek short trips or full week packages with us can be just the solution. It goes without saying that a ski trip’s a huge contrast from a busy office environment and having your colleagues enjoy the mountains together can do everyone the world of good. We’ll arrange all of the typical ski trip ‘bits’, like food and lodging, ski passes and ski/board hire. Extra touches can be added too, maximising fun and opportunity for team bonding, such as evening dining experiences, husky-sledging, snow-shoeing, or if that’s all too much effort after a day on the slopes, perhaps some relaxing spa treats…
If you want to arrange your team’s transport separately, SNO trouble. Drop us a line and we’ll help you organise an exceptional ski trip for everyone involved.
Whether for a weekend or longer, if you fancy pushing the boat out, our luxury packages bring your ski holiday to the next level. Your muscles may thank you for fine features like private saunas and hot tubs, while food-wise, these properties extend beyond the boundaries of ‘average’ with some packages including Michelin starred dining.
In most resorts, private transfers can also be requested upon booking – or helicopter transfers to really take your trip to new heights…
Sometimes these packages are discounted for early booking or as the departure date draws nearer. Keep an eye on the holidays on this page to see what bargains you can bag!
Everything Ski Weekends offer is available through SNO and you can find it on this page for the best available prices - filter away, whether you have certain dates in mind, or a particular group size. On hand with unbiased expert advice, our team can help you choose and book your perfect skiing set up.
Ski Weekends is part of Harris Holiday Ltd and more than three decades old. Over the years they’ve organised alpine adventures for all kinds of people. Their head office is in Southampton on the south coast.
|Accommodation||Resort||Price from (per person)|
|Le Refuge des Aiglons||Chamonix||£ 391|
|Hotel L'Héliopic||Chamonix||£ 411|
|Hotel Princesa Parc||Arinsal||£ 453|
|Hotel le Chamois||La Clusaz||£ 454|
|Apart'hotel Prestige Eden||Les Arcs||£ 455|
|Boutique Hotel Le Morgane||Chamonix||£ 457|
|Hotel Diana Parc||Arinsal||£ 483|
|Grand Hotel des Thermes||Brides Les Bains||£ 525|
|Hotel Grauer Baer||Innsbruck||£ 531|
|Fahrenheit 7||Val Thorens||£ 553|