Short Ski Breaks

Weekend ski breaks or short ski breaks during the week are perfect if you haven’t got the time to enjoy a full week on the slopes. For the best short ski break, choose resorts that are within close proximity to airports to minimise transfer times, and maximise time on the slopes.

Look out for our special short breaks logo throughout our European resorts to find the properties that are best suited to a short break.

Short Ski Breaks: Our Recommendations

La Clusaz, France

Hotel Au Coeur du Village, La Clusaz
  • Amazing scenery, you won't believe you've travelled such a short distance from the city
  • 5-Star hotel options, no need to sacrifice luxury for convenience
  • Picturesque alpine village; a great choice for a romantic mini break

Transfer time:1hr 10mins from Geneva

Recommended hotelsHotel Au Coeur du VillageHotel Beauregard, St Alban Hotel & Spa

Chamonix, France

Chamonix France
  • Backcountry skiing without backcountry travel times.
  • Great accommodation options to suit all budgets and dates.
  • Great shopping, après and restaurants.

Transfer time: 1hr 10mins from Geneva

Recommended hotelsHotel Heliopic, Boutique Hotel Le Morgane, Hotel Le Refuge des Aiglons, Residence Le Cristal de Jade

Verbier, Switzerland

Hotel W - Verbier
  • A world-renowned ski area.
  • Exclusive resort popular with the rich and famous
  • Lively après ski scene

Transfer time: 2hrs from Geneva

Recommended hotelHotel WHotel Montpelier

Megeve, France

Megeve Village
  • A gastronomic dream with a huge variety of restaurants
  • Terrain to suit all levels
  • Charming village centre with cobbled streets and historic buildings.

Transfer time: 1hr 10mins from Geneva

Recommended hotelsHotel Mont BlancHotel Le M de Megève

Andermatt, Switzerland 

Chedi Andermatt
  • Luxury accommodation at the Chedi Andermatt; perfect for a relaxing getaway
  • Dedicated Ski Butlers to help you plan your day on the slopes 
  • Varied ski area

Transfer time: 1hr 35mins from Zurich Airport

Recommended hotel: The Chedi Andermatt

Flaine, France


  • High altitude; snow sure resort with a short transfer.
  • Lots of slopeside cafés and shops.
  • Ski-in/ski-out accommodation means hitting the slopes couldn't be easier.

Transfer time: 1hr 20mins from Geneva

Recommended hotelsHotel Terminal Neige Totem

Morzine, France


  • Flexible lift pass options 
  • Access to an enormous ski area
  • Buzzing market town with lively après 

Transfer time: 1hr 30mins from Geneva

Recommended hotels: Hotel Le SamoyèdeHotel Le Petit Dru

Villars, Switzerland


  • Great choice for families.
  • Stunning views of Lake Geneva and Mont Blanc.
  • Varied terrain for all abilities

Transfer time: 1hr 30mins from Geneva

Recommended hotels: Chalet Royalp Hotel & Spa

Samoëns, France


  • Huge choice of restaurants, bars and shops
  • Access to Grand Massif ski area, one of France's biggest ski areas
  • Picture perfect destination, surrounded by seven magnificent mountains

Transfer time: 1hr 10mins from Geneva

Recommended hotels: Hotel Alexane


Avoriaz, France


  • Ski-in/ski-out resort 
  • Easy access to the Portes du Soleil ski area
  • Car free resort

Transfer time: 1hr 40mins from Geneva

Recommended hotels: Hotel des Dromonts, Hotel Mil8

Madonna di Campiglio, Italy

DV Chalet Boutique Hotel

  • Varied ski terrain coupled with beautiful scenery
  • Great selection of  gourmet restaurants
  • Other non-skiing options available, including dog sledding and Val Rendena thermal baths

Transfer time: 2hr 20mins from Verona

Recommended hotel: DV Chalet Boutique Hotel

All timings shown are approximate. Main image: Verbier (Ivo Scholz).

Call one of our Ski Specialists on 0131 243 8097 for further information and advice on booking your short break.