The Crystal Ski Holidays Blog


Pick a ski-in, ski-out hotel or apartment to get straight to the slopes – just step out the door and hop onto the lift, or clip in and schuss off. Add in excellent restaurants, spas and entertainment, and you’ve got some unbeatable places to stay.


Our ski-in, ski-out accommodations are right next to a lift or piste. So you can ski to and from the door, or to within 50 metres of it, when there’s decent snow on the ground.


The Crystal Lifestyle Hotel, Obergurgl, Austria

Don’t let the cosmopolitan styling fool you – Austria’s loved for its traditional hospitality, and this hotel is right up there. Ski back on the blue or red run in time for afternoon snacks at the bar. And in the evenings, the chef’s changing menu is always locally sourced and beautifully prepared. Pad down to the spa before dinner: there are enough saunas and steam baths to try a different one each day. Or chit-chat beside the spa fireplace and look out across the mountains from the outdoor hot tub. Bliss.

The Crystal Lifestyle Hotel in Obergurgl, Austria
The Crystal Lifestyle Hotel

Hotel Sport Village, Soldeu, Andorra

First lifts are a breeze in this slopeside hotel, based in the same building as Soldeu’s main gondola. All marble bathrooms and mountain views, it’s a high-end option in Andorra’s intermediate-friendly Grandvalira ski area. There are hotel-run kids’ clubs onsite and the junior suites are ideal for families too. While the kids are happily entertained, treat yourself to some me-time in the spa baths, saunas and whirlpools of the hotel’s excellent Sport Wellness Mountain Spa.

Hotel Sport Village in Soldeu, Andorra
Hotel Sport Village

Les Terrasses d’Helios and d’Eos Apartments, Flaine, France

These twin apartment buildings are some of Flaine’s newest and nicest, perched at the top of its bowl-shaped valley. A gentle piste links you to long blues and reds, and straight to the main lift over to the Grand Massif’s lower resorts. Each apartment’s an Alpine treat, with plenty of room for families and groups. And for those cosy nights in together, there are restaurants and a well-stocked shop onsite, and panoramic mountain views from the pools and spas.

Les Terrasses d'Eos Apartments in Flaine, France
Les Terrasses d’Eos Apartments

Hotel Planibel, La Thuile, Italy

Right next to the main gondola and chairlift, the Planibel is a world of its own – and has a loyal band of visitors who return year after year to their mountain home. Crystal Childcare will keep little ones happy with playtime and ski fun while parents hit the piste. And when you get back, the hotel is your oyster. Splash around in the huge indoor pool, browse the shops for souvenirs and sports gear or sing along to an evening show at the theatre. See you again next winter?

Hotel Planibel in La Thuile, Italy
Hotel Planibel

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