Best Ski Resorts for Weekends

With so many resorts to choose from, it can often be overwhelming picking just one. Our ski experts, with over 30 years experience, are on hand to help you choose which resort is right for your weekend away. Whether you're looking for something more luxurious, or somewhere with a buzzing nightlife, there is a resort to suit everyone. Our selection of the best resorts for ski weekends are chosen with maximum slope time and minimal travelling in mind. With resorts in countries all over Europe, we are sure there's a resort for you.




With over 300 ski areas in France, it’s easy to see why ski weekends here are popular. From Les Trois Vallèes area offering 600km of pistes to fashionable resorts such as Courchevel, there is plenty to choose from for a ski weekend away in France.


Combining epic skiing and mountaineering, Chamonix is one of the most beloved resorts by world-class skiers. With over 490 pistes, there is something for everyone.


A long-established resort with hundreds of miles of pistes, this traditional French farming town oozes Savoyarde charm and a range of runs at all grades.


One of the most stylish resorts in the Alps with an impressive three ski areas of its own, there is over 300km of pistes to explore for every ability. 


A fashionable and convenient resort, Courchevel is part of the Three Valleys ski area, giving every skier more than enough terrain to carve on a weekend away.

Isola 2000

This fantastic resort is 120km of exceptional natural snow. Sitting both above and below the tree line, Isola 2000 is one of the most scenic ski resorts there is.

La Clusaz

A favourite for a weekend retreat, this resort has higher slopes that are almost guaranteed snow. And La Clusaz sits just one hour from Geneva airport.







Full of tradition yet boasting a fun atmosphere, skiing in Austria is sure to be a great weekend break. The charming Alpine villages make Austria an attractive choice. The welcoming atmosphere, great quality skiing and fun-filled après-ski makes for a perfect combination for a ski weekend.

St. Anton

With an impressive snow record, St. Anton sits in the heart of the Arlberg region. The varied ski area and network of slopes makes it perfect for intermediates.







Boasting a wide variety of terrain, skiing in Switzerland is an experience everyone will enjoy. The villages are chic and boutique in style, with picture-perfect chalets covered in a blanket of snow, it’s difficult to find somewhere prettier. From fantastic food to wonderful off-slope activities, a Swiss ski weekend offers it all.


Overlooking the Rhone Valley, Nendaz is one of the sunniest regions in Switzerland. Perfect for all abilities, Nendaz offers a variety of great skiing opportunities.


'Mountain of the Angels', Engelberg has been loved by the British since the early part of last century. This hidden gem is finding its feet on the piste map.


Davos is the highest resort in the Alps with a huge amount of skiing at your doorstep. The great variety of amenities means there is something for everyone.

Crans Montana

One of Switzerland's largest Alpine resorts, Crans Montana has some of the most breathtaking views of both Mont Blanc and the Matterhorn.







If you’re a foodie looking for a delicious weekend away, then skiing in Italy is the one for you; long lunches, dinners, aperitivi and digestivi are taken just as seriously as the skiing here. A weekend in Italy is sure to be indulgent and warming, the perfect break away from reality.


Queen of the Dolomites, Cortina is easily Italy's most glamorous and fashionable ski resort with access to nearly 1000km of pistes.


Extending warm Italian welcome, skiers are sure to enjoy excellent ski conditions thanks to its high altitude above 2,500m.

Alta Badia

With cruisy-blues galore and three Michelin-starred restaurants scattered through the region, Alta Badia covers select resorts that are perfect for a snowy weekend.




Although Spain is normally considered a summer holiday destination, it's actually the second most mountainous country in Europe and offers excellent skiing all winter long. With long hours of winter sunshine, Spain’s ski resorts offer spectacular views, perfectly maintained runs and a brilliant balance of snow and sun.

Sierra Nevada

Sierra Nevada is one of the most snow sure resorts in Europe with its top lift going up to an impressive 3,300m. With easy access from Malaga, it is a great destination for weekend skiing.


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