There’s nothing like a luxury getaway on the slopes to recharge your batteries and squeeze some skiing into your busy schedule. Make the most of your mini-vacation and really live the high life with our guide to some of the best ski weekend resorts in Europe, and which hotels to stay in for the ultimate luxury short break. Indulge in a tailor-made package which guarantees you will be relaxing in style all weekend long.
The beautiful boutique town of Courmayeur is just 90 minutes from Geneva, and has cobbled streets lined with inviting bars, Michelin-starred restaurants and fabulous luxury hotels. For a truly unforgettable holiday head to Hotel Le Massif; a brand new exceptional five-star property which exudes grandeur with its private in-house ski concierge and three terraces with 360-degree views.
One of the greatest Alpine capitals of the world, this fantastic resort offers endless skiing in just an hour's drive from Geneva. Accommodation in resort is blessed with stupendous views of Mont Blanc, and there is no finer property to enjoy this from than the elegant Hotel Mont-Blanc. Over 100 years old and located in the centre of town, this stunning property has state of the art spa and gym facilities.
This long-established resort oozes traditional French Savoyarde charm with its pretty chalets and wide range of eateries. For an authentic and luxurious stay, head to Hotel Le Samoyade, where you will find a Michelin-starred chef, charming living areas and one of the best locations in the town - just a five minute walk away from the pistes.
The powder haven of Engelberg is just 1 hour and 40 minutes from Zurich airport, and is known for being a true hidden gem of a ski resort. For a luxury stay in the very heart of the resort, head to Hotel Bellevue-Terminus which is a beautiful, contemporary mountain base from which you can explore. Three different dining options are available to choose between, meaning guests will be spoilt for choice.
Commonly regarded as one of the most stylish resorts in the Alps, Megeve has a history which dates back to Medieval times which is evident in its authentic and quaint feel. L'Alpaga is a beautiful five-star hotel in the centre of town which occupies its own tranquil setting. Complete with a Michelin-starred restaurant and excellent wellness centre, guests can enjoy a truly first-class ski weekend away.
A ski weekend in Cortina is characterised by quiet slopes, long lunches and extensive ski areas. Explore the charming cobbled streets from the base of Hotel Cortina - a beautiful four-star property which is one of the oldest hotels in the town. Offering traditional charm with its antique wood furnishings and modern touches with its state-of-the-art wellness centre; this sophisticated property is the ideal choice for a ski weekend.