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Whether you're looking for cheap digs or the most exclusive 4 and 5 star skiing with all the bells and whistles, search our hotel ski holidays for the biggest selection at the best prices online.

Group organisers can allow stragglers to book on later by choosing a hotel rather than a chalet. For parents who want a real holiday, ask about our family hotels with on-site childcare.

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Family Ski Hotels

With on-site kids clubs, ski schools, games rooms and entertainment programmes, the best family ski hotels pull out all stops to make holidays heaps of fun for kids and hassle free for parents. Early suppers and special menus keep little ‘uns well fed, with evening childcare and baby listening services enabling some ‘you’ time later on.

Ask us about hotels with family suites or interconnecting rooms that let you all stay together – cots, baby baths and other necessities can often be provided upon request. View Family ski hotels.

Luxury Ski Hotels

Waking up to mountain views is heaven in itself, but the most elite ski hotels bring bliss inside their walls with top notch service and facilities. In properties rated four and five stars, you sometimes need a nudge to remember there’s a world outside to explore – cavernous spas, posh pools and gourmet restaurants are yours to enjoy, with stunning suites to settle down in at the end of the day. Find the finest in the highest, most glamorous resorts, like Val d’Isere, Courchevel, Zermatt and St Moritz where you can pair your perfect stay with world-class skiing, designer shopping and Michelin-starred dining. View Luxury ski hotels.

Most Popular Ski Hotel Destinations

Ski Hotels in Europe

Europe has a socking great range of ski hotels – grand Victorian ones, modern new builds, insanely luxurious lodges AND simple ski properties for budget holidays.

Find them in historic villages and towns, or right on the slope-side of purpose built resorts.

Many offer a half board meal plan, with a continental breakfast in the mornings and hearty supper served later on. You’ll also find packages for B&B and all-inclusive, letting you book a package that’s perfect for you.

Ski hotel food & drink

Unless your booking is for ‘room only’, you’ll usually have some degree of food and drink included in the cost of your stay. This ranges from B&B which provides just breakfast, to all-inclusive where all the food and drink you’ll need all week comes with the cost of your room.

Breakfast:

Buffet breakfasts are very popular in ski hotels, letting you fuel up for a day on the hill with a choice of cooked and continental food. This gives you bundles of choice without limits, suiting everyone from the fussiest nibbler to most famished foodie. Other hotels have an a la carte menu with local and classic dishes to choose between, often made with local produce. Drinks like tea, coffee and fruit juice are readily available.

Lunch:

If you’ve booked a B&B or half board holiday, your lunch won’t be included in the overall cost of your stay. Some hotels will put you together a picnic for an extra cost, otherwise you’re free to explore local delis, cafes and restaurants.

Full board and all-inclusive hotels (like Club Med) do include lunch, and often there’s a range of meals like pizza, pasta, salads and good old-fashioned sarnies to devour. Look out for regional lunches like croque monsieur in France, rosti in Switzerland and Speckknödel (dumplings) in Austria.

Supper:

Hotels with a half board, full board or all-inclusive board basis serve a daily supper included with the price of your room. Others have an on-site restaurant where you can dine for an extra cost. What’s served differs depending on where you stay, with some hotels offering a simple set menu and others extensive a la carte options, enormous buffets or a gourmet tasting menu. Most serve a mix of local and international food, with certain hotels hosting themed nights (e.g. regional, Italian, American) throughout the week.

Ski Hotels in North America

There’s no denying the USA and Canada are home to some magnificent modern hotels, with all the bells and whistles to make your week amazing. But North America has historic charm too, with old railway hotels from the 19th century harking back to days gone by.

Most North American ski hotels are booked on a room-only basis – you can choose to use the hotel’s restaurant, or eat out in town (which tends to be more affordable than in Europe). Rooms tend to be bigger and often have kitchen facilities, letting you work out whatever meal plan suits best.

Ski in / Ski out hotels

What separates ski hotels from the rest of the world’s hotels is the fact that they have the mountains as their back garden. A big bonus in our books, made even better when you can ski straight from the boot room. Whether you’re a keen SNO lover wanting to spend every last second on the hill, or a family hoping to minimise hassle, hotels with doorstep skiing help make ski holidays incredible. Some are positioned at the foot of the slopes, seconds from ski schools and beginner areas, while others perch on the hillside, letting you glide straight down the nearest piste. There are also hotels a snowball’s throw from the ski lifts, letting you get straight up to explore. The term ‘ski in, ski out’ of course applies to properties you can literally scoot straight out and back to, but also covers anywhere within 250m of a run or lift – so it sometimes requires a short walk, but it’s still super convenient. View Ski in / Ski out hotels.

Group Ski Hotels

One super thing about hotels is that they suit almost any group size, with a less limited number of rooms than you find with ski chalets. And once everyone’s booked with the best deal, there’s a good chance rooms will be available later for anyone keen to join the party. Individuals can pick the room type that suits them and have their own personal space, while on-site facilities like swimming pools, spas and bars mean everyone’s catered for. View group ski hotels.

Cheap ski hotels

If it’s less about luxuries and more about mountains, cheap ski hotels could be just the ticket. Our best advice for securing a great value holiday is to factor in the cost of meals throughout your stay – a 2-star B&B might seem like a bargain but if you’re buying a weeks’ worth of mountain lunches and dinners on top of that, the price shoots up. Sometimes a half/full board or all-inclusive package is more cost effective all things considered. Staying outside of the big, world-famous resorts also keeps costs down, and hotels in Italy, Austria, Andorra and Bulgaria tend to be cheaper than ones in France and Switzerland. At the end of the day, you might not have a super-king bed or infinity pool but when there’s snow waiting for you, you’ll still have a whale of a time.

Ski Hotels FAQ:

A hotel in a mountain location with easy access to a ski area. Ski hotels sleep from 20 to 200+ guests. Guests are allocated private en-suite rooms but share facilities like the dining room, bar, spa or pool. Often catering will be included and could be bed & breakfast, half-board or full-board.

Chalet hotels are hotel-sized properties that offer chalet board catering, which is a little different than B&B, half-board, full-board or all-inclusive catering offered by hotels. It includes breakfast, afternoon tea and dinner, with one evening of the week left free for guests to eat out - like the service you’d find in most catered ski chalets.

Hotels usually have more facilities, like a bar or swimming pool. They’ll have more rooms and more room types. Hotel catering is provided every day of your stay, unlike chalet catering where chalet hosts will take one day off per week.

Browse them on our website. You can search by country or resort on this page or use our filter function. We also have pages that show some fabulous luxury ski hotels and family ski hotels. Feel free to get in touch with our experts who can suggest some good matches based on your preferences.

Something a little extravagant:

Hotel Le Kaila in Meribel

Grand Hotel Zermatterhof in Zermatt

For a lower budget:

Club Med Arcs Extreme in Les Arcs

Hotel Gourmets & Italy in Chamonix

You can read about more group ski hotels here.

There are plenty of ski-in-ski-out hotels which are great if you like to step straight out of the front door onto your skis or board. See these on our ski-in-ski-out hotels page. A town-centre location might be more your thing - close to amenities and in the middle of the buzz - take Hotel Grüner Baum in Zell Am See and Hotel L'Éterlou in Meribel as a couple of examples.

Winter tourism began in the Hotel Kulm in St Moritz, back in 1864. Two even older properties are the Adler in Ortisei, Italy and the Tiefenbrunner in Kitzbuhel, Austria which are still run by the same families that opened them in 1810. Read about our favourite historic hotels here.

• Think about where you’d like to go, how many rooms you’ll need, what facilities you’d like and which catering arrangement will work best.

• Use SNO’s search filters to find ‘the one’, or get in touch with us for help finding the right hotel.

• Secure your booking with a deposit (usually if it’s over 12 weeks until your departure date) or the full-balance (if booking last minute).

We hope you’ll never need to, but please contact us in writing as soon as you can to cancel a booking. You’ll likely need to cover a cancellation charge required by the holiday supplier (which varies), as well as a small administration fee per person.

Half board covers breakfast and evening meals for the duration of your stay. You sort your own lunch, whether that’s packing up some sandwiches, or stopping for a bite at the many wonderful slope side bars or cafes.

For the duration of your stay, all 3 of your daily meals are provided with full board: breakfast, lunch and dinner. Traditionally alcoholic drinks cost extra. This is a great choice if you don’t want to have to think about where your next meal’s coming from.

Exact meal times will vary depending on the hotel. Usually there’ll be certain windows, like breakfast from 7-10am, lunch from 12-2pm or dinner from 6-9pm. Some hotels require you to reserve a table at a certain time in advance.

Yes – bed and breakfast covers your room and your breakfast each morning, leaving lunch and dinner arrangements to you. The type of breakfast will depend on the place, but could be a cold continental buffet, a full blown cooked breakfast or a choice of the two.

Cooking is covered by fully trained chefs. In smaller hotels perhaps just one or two, and in larger hotels, there’s usually a head chef working alongside a whole team. Sometimes there are chef stations where fresh food will be prepared in front of you.

Michelin stars are used to grade restaurants on the quality of their food. To get any Michelin stars whatsoever the restaurant has to be considered very good in its category. A head chef is said to be Michelin-starred when they’ve won at least one star in their restaurant.

This shouldn’t be a problem, there’ll definitely be plenty to tempt you when it comes to ski resort restaurants! Some hotels - especially smaller properties - might appreciate being informed in advance if you won’t be eating in their restaurant.

People often take breakfast and lunch in their ski gear. Jeans and a warm top usually suffice in the evenings. Sometimes more formal attire is required if a luxury hotel has a gourmet restaurant or is hosting a gala dinner - if this is the case, the property should clearly display its dress code.

Yes - this is one of the brilliant perks of ski hotel accommodation. You can enjoy returning to fresh towels and a neatly made bed after a long day in the great outdoors. If you prefer not to have this service, just leave a note on your door to say so.

Yes – a lot of our ski hotels have family suites which either means one big room with several beds, or private rooms with a connecting door. Often there is plenty of living space so you can really spread out. Cots for infants can be provided in most properties too.

Yes - most hotels have cots available, saving you having to bring one with you. They might also have things like highchairs, baby baths and car seats. If you need any baby equipment, let us know and we can check which hotels can provide it and arrange everything for your arrival.

Yes – the best family hotels have kids clubs providing all-day activities for different age groups. Here’s our page with more information. For under 3’s there’s often a crèche while older ones might spend a bit of time out on the snow, whether building snowmen or skiing. Private nanny or babysitting services can often be booked too.

Yes - lots of hotels have their own bar, making evening socialising superbly simple if you don’t fancy heading outdoors. Ski hotel bars come in all shapes, sizes and atmospheres – indoors and outdoors, featuring live bands, DJ’s, pianists, comfy armchairs, fireplaces and more.

Yes, generally they’ll have free guest WiFi. We always mention this in the ‘What’s included?’ section in the information about our holidays. There’s a button for this when you filter your search on our website, so you can tick this if WiFi is something you can’t do without.

Yes, plenty do and they come in all shapes and sizes, indoors, outdoors, panoramic, rooftop, part of a spa, with waterslides, adult-only – you name it. You can filter your search to hotels with a pool if it’s something you’re definitely after, or have a look at our Ski Hotels with Pools page.

Yes, most of the time there’s free parking and if there’s a charge it will be displayed clearly. Some ski resorts are car free, so if your hotel is one of these zones, there’s a chance you’ll need to park elsewhere then catch a shuttle up to the hotel. This is something we can check for you when you book.

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Whatever price range, board basis or hotel location you’re looking for, with hundreds of properties across the planet we’ll find you the perfect getaway.

Save yourself the headache of searching website after website to find the right hotel package – leave it with us, SNO trouble, and start getting excited instead!

Best ski hotels

Hotel Rating Resort Country Rooms Features
Grand Hotel Zermatterhof 5 Zermatt Switzerland 77 Iconic mountainhotel, swimmingpool & spa
Hotel Kulm 5 St Moritz Switzerland 172 Birthplace of winter tourism,acclaimedrestaurants, spa
W Verbier 5 Verbier Switzerland 123 Gourmet restaurants, spa, indoor/outdoor pool
Le Kaila 5 Meribel France 42 Indoor pool & spa, great piste access
Hotel Adler 5 Ortisei Italy 110 Huge spa, piano bar
Hotel Koh I Nor 5 Val Thorens France 63 Acclaimeddining, spa, 2 x swimming pools
Fairmont Banff Springs 4 Banff Canada 768 Iconic ‘castle in the Rockies’, indoor & outdoorswimming pools
Hotel Col Alto 4 Corvara Italy 100 Wellness centre, restaurant, lounge
Hotel Avenue Lodge 5 Val d’Isere France 54 Central location, spa, indoor pool
Four Seasons Resort Whistler 5 Whistler Canada 273 Heated open airpool, spa, hotel shuttle
Hotel Chalet Mounier 4 Les 2 Alpes France 43 Near chairlift, spa, foodie hotel
Hotel Avancher 3 Val d’Isere France 37 Quiet location, spa, bar
Hotel Alpine Palace 5 Hinterglemm Austria 82 Gourmet restaurants, spa, great kids facilities
Trofana Royal 5 Ischgl Austria 111 Acclaimed restaurants, spa, cigar lounge
Sporthotel Strass 4 Mayrhofen Austria 66 Après ski bar, leisure spa & gym
Das Central 5 Sölden Austria 125 Huge spa, excellent wine cellar, gourmet dining
Hotel Heliopic 4 Chamonix France 102 Indoor pool, spa, restaurant, bar
Hotel Le Sherpa 3 Val Thorens France 59 Spa facilities, ski to door
Hotel Arlberg 5 Lech Austria 52 Gourmet dining, wine cellar, spa & indoor pool
Hotel Lac Salin 4 Livigno Austria 65 Pool & spa facilities, ski in/out

We update this list often but facilities can change, so if any specific feature is essential to your trip, make sure you ask us to confirm the details before you book your holiday.


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