Great Hotels for a Weekend on the Piste

If you can’t afford to take a week off work, don’t kiss the ski slopes goodbye, you can still fit in almost two whole days of skiing if you stay at one of our Guru recommended best ski weekend hotels. All of our recommended resorts and hotels are within a 90 minute journey from they airport - and then it’s a very small commute to the slopes.

Get the early morning flight out and you could be skiing through top resorts, like Chamonix, Megéve and Verbier after lunch. After unpacking your bags at one of our best ski weekend hotels!

Our Best Ski Weekend Hotels in Chamonix

Chamonix is a prime resort for weekend skiing. Just 88km from Geneva, it’s incredibly easy to reach and well served by buses and trains. And there is a huge range of accommodation from budget apartments to luxurious hideaways, so this is where you’ll find our best ski weekend hotels for every budget.

  • The Hotel Eden is a budget best ski weekend hotel base, close to the lifts, and with a Michelin recommended restaurant.
  • If your budget is a bit bigger consider the Auberge du Bois Prin, an unpretentious and traditional establishment with Michelin starred dining and exceptional views over Mont Blanc.
  • At the larger budget end of the scale there’s Le Hameau Albert 1er, featuring both contemporary and classic styled accommodation, a gorgeous spa and two Michelin starred restaurant.
  • Midway between Chamonix and Argentiere, so slightly harder to get to, the Jeu de Paume will be worth the extra ten minutes travel if your idea of the best ski weekend hotels includes chic, Parisian style luxury and excellent food.

Our Best Ski Weekend Hotels in Megéve

If it's glamour you want from your weekend by the piste then Megéve is your resort! Renowned for smart restaurants and a chic clientele, plus a very pretty village to boot, Megéve is under an hour from Geneva airport.

Our best weekend ski hotels in Megéve are all luxurious, but each has something different to offer.

  • For contemporary cool in a ‘modern rustic’ style and a great spa try the Alpaga.
  • Of, if you’re looking for true trapper alpine style, but with a modern take, check out Le Lodge Park, which is also one of the best ski weekend hotels if you want to be right by the slopes. And the Beeflodge Restaurant is ultimate heaven for carnivores.
  • If you’re looking for the best ski weekend hotels for families then Les Fermes de Marie with its dedicated Hameau des Enfants, might be perfect for you and yours.

Our Best Ski Weekend Hotels in Verbier

Verbier may not be as close to Geneva as Chamonix and Megéve, but it is still easily accessible for a ski weekend. Especially if you like to party after a day on the piste.

  • The Hotel Bristol is central and reliable, if a bit basic, but the simplicity is reflected in the very reasonable prices - this is one of the best value of our list of the best ski weekend hotels.
  • The Nevai is perfect if you want to party - bang next door to the legendary Farm Club.
  • If you want to be central, but also have easy access the the Medran lift system, then the Chalet de Flore is a great choice. Pick a south facing room and you'll get stunning views of the Grand Combin and Mont Blanc alps.

If our selection of the best hotels for ski weekends doesn't have your ideal property, then have a look at our choice of the best hotels in snow sure resorts. Please note that most hotels only accept shorter stays outside the peak dates including Christmas, New Year, Feb Half Term and Easter.

Hotel Guru’s Best Ski Weekend Hotels:

  • Hotel Eden

    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.

    31 rooms from $90
    Skiing  -  100m from the cable car. Ski back to the village.
    Active Holiday
    Views  -  Views of the Chamonix Valley and Mont Blanc
  • Le Jeu de Paume

    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.

    29 rooms from $157
    Views  -  Great views up to Argentiere and over the Chamonix peaks
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor Pool
    Great walks  -  Good for walkers.
  • Le Hameau Albert 1er


    The ultimate hotel for mountain mad foodies! Two Michelin starred dining, along with both contemporary and classic style accommodation in the centre of Chamonix. In addition top notch spa facilities to ease those aching muscles after a day on the slopes.

    33 rooms from $252
    Spa  -  Offering full range of massages and body treatments.
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor/Outdoor pool facing Mont Blanc
    Views  -  Superb views of Mont Blanc
    Recommended by  -  Relais & Chateaux, I Escape
  • Auberge du Bois Prin


    Unpretentious traditional hotel in a hillside position overlooking Chamonix with outstanding views from each of the 10 bedrooms over Mont Blanc. Michelin starred dining specialising in organic produce from the garden. Only 300m from the Brevent-Flegere pistes.

    10 rooms from $220
    Skiing  -  Huge range of skiing including the famous Vallee Blanche
    Restaurant  -  Michelin starred dining
    Great walks  -  350km of waymarked trails in the surrounding area.
  • Alpaga


    Beautifully presented 22 bedroom hotel in "modern rustic" style: an effective blend of wood with contemporary stylish materials. Restaurant serving "bistronomic" cuisine and great spa facilities.

    22 rooms from $359
    Swimming Pool  -  State of the art Indoor Pool
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith, Tablet, I Escape
  • Le Lodge Park


    A member of the Sibuet family group of hotels, where the traditional hotel has been given a modern and sophisticated make over whilst retaining all that is good about alpine style. Beeflodge Restaurant specialising in top notch meat. Not to be bettered central location.

    49 rooms from $303
    Skiing  -  A stone's throw from the main lifts.
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Great walks  -  Good for walkers.
    Recommended by  -  Tablet
  • Les Fermes de Marie


    Another member of the Sibuet stable: a collection of chalets and farmhouses that has been lovingly restored to create a luxurious rustic idyll. Nothing has been forgotten from gourmet food, a dedicated space for the younger generation to "Pure Altitude" spa.

    71 rooms from $196
    Child friendly  -  Dedicated space for the young in the Hameau des Enfants, with fully supervised activities programme.
    Restaurant  -  Four different dining options.
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor Pool
    Recommended by  -  Tablet, Kiwi Collection
  • Hotel Bristol


    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.

    36 rooms from $316
    Total relaxation  -  Chill after a long day on the slopes in this cosy hotel, comfortable rooms boast wonderful views of the Combin Mountain Range.
    Active Holiday  -  Based in one of Europe's best ski resorts in winter, and a hiking and biking paradise in the summer months.
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Full of character
  • The Nevai


    Cutting edge, boutique hotel. Standard rooms boast complimentary ipods and docks whilst the penthouse suites offer fireplaces, terraces and private jacuzzis. An uber chic bar and restaurant for evening entertainment and an indulgent spa. A chic choice.

    35 rooms from $334
    Total relaxation  -  Unwind in style with a spoiling spa treatments and fantastic cocktails and cuisine in the open-kitchen restaurant.
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
    Designer  -  Uniquely designed interiors.
    Recommended by  -  Tablet, Kiwi Collection
  • The Hotel Mont Gelé


    Family friendly hotel in unbeatable location by Médran lift station. Plain, but comfortable, modern pine clad bedrooms. Delicious breakfasts, teas, and canapes. A great choice for families - complimentary children's supper and babysitting.

    15 rooms from $321
    Hills & mountains
    Active Holiday
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
  • Le Chalet de Flore


    Elegant hotel ideally placed a stone's throw from the main lifts. Spacious south facing rooms have stunning views of the Grand Combin and Mont Blanc Alps. Cosy yet contemporary wood panelled rooms. A charming bar and tea room. The perfect combination of laid-back luxury.

    20 rooms from $430
    Families  -  An extensive selection of activities, conjoined rooms and a large play area make this an ideal option for families.
    Active Holiday  -  Set in the ultimate adventure playground of Verbier with a wide range of winter and summer activities.
    Full of character
    Views  -  Great views from hotel

Written by  Sarah Empson,
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