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 off you go. Add in restaurants, spas and entertainment, and you’ve got some unbeatable places to stay.
What makes an accommodation ski-in, ski-out?
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, as long as 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 In Obergurgl is right up there. You can ski back to it on the blue or red run in time for afternoon snacks at the bar. And in the evenings, the menu is always locally sourced and beautifully prepared. Make time to visit the spa to unwind in the saunas and steam baths, and soak up mountain views from the outdoor hot tub.
Hotel Sport Village, Soldeu, Andorra
First lifts are a breeze at this slopeside hotel, which is in the same building as Soldeu’s main gondola. All marble bathrooms and mountain views, it’s a high-end option in Andorra’s Grandvalira ski area. And it’s ideal for families, with hotel-run kids’ clubs and spacious junior suites. While the children are happily entertained, you can treat yourself to some me-time in the spa baths, saunas and whirlpools of the excellent Sport Wellness Mountain Spa.
Les Terrasses d’Helios and d’Eos Apartments, Flaine, France
These twin apartment buildings are some of the newest in Flaine. A gentle piste links you straight to the main lift over to the Grand Massif’s lower resorts. Each modern apartment has got plenty of room for families and groups to spend cosy nights in together. And there are also restaurants, a well-stocked shop, a spa and an outdoor pool on site.
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. 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?
Arc 1950 Le Village Apartments, Les Arcs, France
These high-quality apartments have all got separate bedrooms and living rooms, so they’re great for bigger groups who like to spread out. You can self-cater, or upgrade to bed and breakfast or half board and eat buffet breakfasts and set-menu evening meals at the nearby L’Hemingway’s Restaurant. The seven apartment buildings surround the heated indoor and outdoor pools and a range of shops, including a supermarket where you can stock up.
Bad Moos – Dolomites Spa Resort, Drei Zinnen, Italy
The big rooms and suites at this modern hotel have plenty of space for families and groups. The Croda Rossa gondola’s just outside, and there’s also a hotel-run shuttle to the ski school meeting point. In the afternoon, you can ski straight back to the hotel to snack on tea and cakes. Then spend time with the kids in the play area or splash around in the indoor and outdoor pools before dinner.
Ruka Valley Apartments, Ruka, Finland
Take your pick from a range of B&B studios and self-catering apartments, which are all done up in modern greys, greens and blues. You can spend snug nights in playing board games or warming up in your private sauna – or even chilling out in your own outdoor hot tub. Each morning, head straight to the nearby nursery area or jump on the Village-2-Valley gondola to explore the rest of the beautiful Ruka ski area.
Blackcomb Springs Suites, Whistler, Canada
Locations don’t get any better in Whistler. These suites have ski-in, ski-out access on the Merlin’s blue run, so you can swoosh straight off down the mountain or to the village. Even when you’re not skiing, you can watch others on the slopes from your spot in the outdoor pool and hot tubs. Inside, each room is a proper home from home – whip up meals in the kitchen, cosy up in front of the fireplace in the lounge, or enjoy fresh mountain air on the balcony.
Grand Hotel Paradiso, Passo Tonale, Italy
The stand-out pick in Passo Tonale, this hotel has it all. The design hits the perfect sweet spot between modern and cosy, from the stylish rooms to the grotto-style indoor pool. There’s Crystal Childcare for little ones, plus a spa and bar where adults can relax and chat. And if that’s not enough to tempt you, you’ll also get free drinks included with dinner. When it’s time to hit the slopes, just climb the steps behind the hotel, click into your skis and off you go.
Hotel Seiblishof, Ischgl, Austria
This place is all about families – from the hotel-run kids’ club to the splash pool and games room. There’s even a children’s corner in the buffet restaurant and a parent’s kitchen with all the kit for feeding babies. Adults can spend their free time listening to live music in the bar or making the most of the spa and Sauna World. As for the location, the hotel’s in a quiet spot on the edge of town, with ski-in access on a red run.
Hotel Plagne 2000, La Plagne, France
If modern alpine design is your thing, you’ll love the Plagne 2000. It’s sleek and stylish from top to bottom, with light wood, neutral colours and pops of bright red to match the resort’s theme. While away your off-slope hours in the wellness area or watching the evening entertainment. And there’s Crystal Childcare based here too. When it’s time to hit the mountain, you can step out straight onto a blue run.
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