Are you the type of skier who can’t wait to get out on the slopes each morning? If so, ski-in ski-out chalets are the perfect choice for your ski holiday. That is to say, you can ski directly from your doorstep onto the slopes and back to your doorstep in the evening. Above all, there’s no walking through the streets carrying your skis after a few afternoon drinks. Our ski experts have scoured the market and hand-picked the best ski-in ski-out chalets in Europe and the rest of the world.
What is Ski-In Ski-Out?
Ski-in ski-out means the accommodation is located within 50 metres of the slopes and lift stations. Having a chalet near the slopes maximises time on the pistes. This also cuts out time walking through towns with ski kit or having to revise the bus timetables. Being able to ski back to the accommodation also means it’s quicker to head to the spa or have some downtime after the lifts close. Staying at ski-in ski-out accommodation makes everything easier on your ski holiday.
1. Chalet Marie, Avoriaz, France
Chalet Marie has a fantastic ski-in ski-out location on the piste in Avoriaz ski resort, and is just two minutes from the village centre. As a result, you can easily walk or ski to the best restaurants and bars in town. The rustic wooden chalet comes fully equipped with a sauna, log fire and heated boot racks. Floor-to-ceiling windows and a balcony present pretty views across the resort and faraway peaks. What’s more, the chalet is close to ski schools, making it suitable for families and beginners looking for ski chalets in Europe.
Avoriaz is a charming traffic-free town on the mountaintop. Next door to Morzine, there’s an amazing 650km of pisted slopes. If skiing or walking around town doesn’t appeal, then you can always choose the most popular choice of transport – a horse-drawn carriage!
2. Chalet Iris Bleu, La Plagne, France
Chalet Iris Bleu is the ultimate ski-in ski-out chalet apartment in the Paradiski ski area with direct access to 425km of slopes. Accessing the chalet at the end of the day is by an easy blue run, while the nearest chairlift is La Bergerie. The cosy interiors are a great place to relax after a day’s skiing, with an inviting sofa and a log-burning stove. If you’re travelling with family, then the kids can grab the toboggans and head out for a slide before dinner.
In the morning, wake up with views over the slopes from the balcony. Then pick up your warmed-up boots from the locker room before heading out to the slopes. La Plagne is a great choice for both beginners and families with a variety of easy runs. There are also some black runs and more challenging terrain for experienced skiers.
3. Lodge Des Nants, Morzine, France
Lodge Des Nants has the perfect combination of a ski-in ski-out location and unbelievable facilities. The design and décor are truly spectacular and will take your ski holiday experience to the next level. On top of this, you have incredible views of the Morzine valley looking up to the neighbouring ski resort Avoriaz. This ski chalet is ideal for relaxation and entertainment after a day on the slopes.
Take a dip in the lovely hot tub or enjoy your evening in the entertainment room with a pool table, bar and sociable seating area. One of the floors has an open-plan kitchen and dining area, where you can enjoy incredible food. In addition, there are amazing spa facilities such as an indoor swimming pool, complete with a current to swim against, a hammam, a traditional log barrel sauna and the option to have massages and treatments from Morzine’s massage therapists.
4. Chalet No. 1 Club Bellevarde, Val d’Isère, France
Built with the timbre from local farmhouses, this chalet just oozes charm and character. Found on the edge of the Santons piste in Val d’Isère, it’s one of the best areas for skiing. A shuttle service operating in the morning and afternoon makes this chalet accessible to and from the slopes.
The sitting room has an open fireplace, floor-to-ceiling glass, and comfortable sofas. This combination makes the perfect place to sit back and enjoy the breathtaking views whilst snuggled up by the fire with a warm drink. After an exciting day skiing, the hot tub on the terrace is a very welcome sight, soaking in the bubbles surrounded by the Alps.
5. Chalet Castor, Chamonix, France
A beautiful traditional chalet with a modern interior, Chalet Castor is a 5-star stay. Sleeping up to 10 guests across four bedrooms and having direct access to the Chamonix ski area, this chalet is perfect for groups or families looking for a ski-in ski-out experience. The large bay windows and a central fireplace create a spacious living area you can’t help but sit back and enjoy the views from.
Being so close to the slopes means that when you finish skiing, the chalet’s sauna is never far away. It really is the best way to relax after a day of skiing as the steam relaxes those tired muscles. The chalet also boasts a terrace, where you can relax with a coffee and soak up the sun’s rays.
6. Chalet Norel, Chamonix, France
Located in one of the most highly recommended areas of the Chamonix Valley, Chalet Norel is a beautiful 1833 renovated farmhouse. Nestled on the famous Kandahar World Cup Slope, this chalet offers ski-in ski-out access. Sleeping up to 12 people, Chalet Norel is made for large groups and families to enjoy winter adventures together.
Being so close to the slopes, you can almost ski right into the hot tub as your muscles relax in the bubbles. And the sauna or log fire will warm you up even more, so you’re ready to take on the slopes again the next day. Up to 12 guests can stay here, making Chalet Norel one of the best ski chalets for large groups and families.
7. Chalet Kuma, Chamonix, France
Another stunning chalet in Chamonix, Chalet Kuma stands out with its clean and modern décor combined with that rustic alpine feel. Through the Kandahar World Cup Slope, you can ski right to your door. With a large living space, up to 12 guests across 4 bedrooms can enjoy Chalet Kuma.
Overlooking the valley, this is one of the best ski chalets for views, with the terrace boasting an amazing scene of Mont Blanc. And if this wasn’t enough, there’s also a sauna, steam room, and its very own swimming pool. It’s hard to decide what’s more exciting, the slopes or this chalet’s opulence.
8. Chalet Merveilles, Tignes, France
One of the best chalets in Europe, Chalet Merveilles has a fantastic location in Tignes. Found opposite the Les Boisses’ nursery slope with direct access to the Espace Killy ski area, this chalet has unrivalled skiing opportunities, making it one of the best chalets in the world for winter fun.
After a long day of skiing, the chalet’s swimming pool and sauna are the perfect answer to sore muscles. And a glass of wine in hand while sitting on the terrace with the view of Mont Blanc is sure to relax anyone. When it gets chilly, the log fire in the beautiful living room is sure to warm anyone up.
9. Chalet High 7 Penthouse, Zermatt, Switzerland
Situated in a tranquil corner of Zermatt, the breathtaking views of the Matterhorn can’t be beaten. Chalet High 7 Penthouse is stylishly decorated, creating a warm and truly Alpine feel, showcasing Swiss luxury. The views from the penthouse have unspoiled views of skiers cruising down the slopes.
Sleeping up to nine guests, this ski-in ski-out chalet is well suited to groups and families. The living space is large enough to accommodate all whilst still creating an air of cosiness. This makes the chalet a truly convivial place.
10. Chalet No 3 Club Bellevarde, Val d’Isère, France
Chalet No 3 Club Bellevarde is a spectacular 24-person chalet located in Val d’Isère. Situated conveniently on the edge of Santons piste, it is the perfect ski-in ski-out chalet. The rooms in Chalet No 3 Club Bellevarde are sold separately. This gives guests an opportunity to interact with other like-minded skiers in a cosy, welcoming atmosphere.
Twin hot tubs can be found on the terrace patio, allowing guests to marvel at the beautiful surroundings while unwinding from their exciting day. Guests also have access to the indoor spa complex adjacent to the chalet. This includes a fabulous indoor swimming pool, spa, hammam and treatment rooms.
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