A great ski trip is never cheap, so great budget hotels are like gold dust. But there’s no need to go to a resort that no one’s ever heard of just to save, our Gurus have come up with a list of their best budget ski hotels, covering top resorts including Val d'Isere, Verbier, Chamonix and Zermatt.
Despite being one of the world’s top resorts, Chamonix has a surprisingly good selection to choose from when it comes to the best budget ski hotels.
The phrase “best budget ski hotel" doesn't usually find itself teamed up with the word Verbier, but it can be quite reasonable.
You may be surprised to find that Zermatt, another relatively exclusive Swiss resort, has several properties with rooms starting from less than £100 per night - some of the best value options on our list of best budget ski hotels.
For bargain hunters heading for the Trois Vallées, Val Thorens is the resort with the best budget ski hotels. It has long been a much cheaper option than its expensive neighbours.
If the Espace Killy is where you ski, the best budget ski hotel options can mostly be found in Tignes.
If our selection of the best budget ski hotels doesn't provide you with the perfect property, then
Chamonix (Le Lavancher)
Traditionnally decorated with wood galore yet all modern comforts plus extras including swimming pool, sauna and hammam. Great views both up to Argentiere and down to Chamonix and ideally situated for skiers being midway between the two. Well respected "Le Rosebud" restaurant.
Les Praz de Chamonix
Simple modern bedrooms and family suites plus six self catering apartments just 100m from the Flegere cable car. Michelin recommended restaurant offering contemporary and classic french cuisine. A great choice for families.
Reliable and modest family-run hotel on the Place Centrale. Pinewood rooms, book cases, and fires make it superbly cosy. A relaxed mountain atmosphere in a great location. Ideal for families.
Great value in a wonderful location. The Hotel Mirabeau provides everything keen skiers could want from their holiday B & B accommodation, and it all comes with a smile.
Located in the centre of Zermatt, Le Petit Hotel is a fantastic base just 150m from the main street. A rooftop terrace gives fantastic mountain views. Comfortable beds and cosy bedrooms. Ideal for those who spend most of the day on the slopes and the evenings out. A good value sleeping spot.
Romantic family-run hotel full of personality. Large wooden-clad rooms and suites with romantic decorations and splashes of bright colour. Sheepskins, flowers, and antlers adorn the public rooms. Lovely restaurant and bar, and a three-storey spa, pool and gym. A cosy Alpine base.
Traditional Alpine mountain inn accessible only on skis or by foot. Great value for money and perfect for groups - you can choose between four bed rooms or dormitories. Ideal as an overnight stop off on your way to another peak, Fluhalp is perfectly suited for the outdoor enthusiasts.
A cosy hotel on the Place Centrale that offers great value for money. Twee tartan bed heads, wood panelled walls and crisp white linen. A light and airy breakfast room and terrace with impressive views. A relaxed and comfortable choice ideal for families.
Val Thorens, Les Trois Vallées
Perfect small family hotel in the middle of the resort, with wonderful service and food. A cosy cocoon perfect for families with its four family suites, gargantuan breakfast buffets and set three-course dinners. Great value for money.
Excellent value family friendly hotel, with an unbeatable ski in ski out location right on the piste. The resort centre is just a few minutes walk. Welcoming restaurant and bar, with speciality Fondue nights every Thursdays, weekly live music and dancing. Sunny comfortable ensuite family rooms.
A chic luxury alpine hotel that caters to groups of friends, families, and couples. Fabulous rooms and suites have light wooden surfaces, fireplaces, and cow skin throws. Excellent restaurant, lively bar, ski hire, and a top of the range spa.
Good value, with a cosy and tranquil atmosphere
A simple family-orientated hotel in the heart of the resort and just 100m from the piste. Rooms are traditional in style with plenty of pine and all have modern en suites. Triples offer a good option for families or small groups. Lively bar, excellent value and an unbeatable location.