Ski Weekends

To find and book your ski weekend, search for ski holidays with a short transfer in the Ski Holiday Search box.

Finding and booking a ski weekend shouldn’t be difficult. With Ski Zoom it’s easy to find holidays in ski resorts with short transfer times, so you’ll be maximising your skiing time.

Choosing a resort that’s served by a major international airport such as Geneva or Munich helps. As there are many daily flights you’ll be able to choose flight times that allow you to ski on both travelling days.

Selecting a resort that is a short transfer from the airport is also important, to cut down on travelling time and top up on skiing time.

Ski weekends
Fly out in the morning, hit the slopes in the afternoon

Our Top 10 Ski Resorts for Ski Weekends

1. Morzine

Transfer time from nearest airport: Geneva – 1h 20m

Morzine is hugely popular choice for ski weekends thanks to its close proximity to Geneva airport, fun town and fantastic skiing. The full Portes du Soleil ski pass isn’t needed for a short break, so it’s possible to save some money and opt for the Morzine area ski pass instead.

Morzine
The pretty town of Morzine is only a short transfer from Geneva, and has some of France’s best skiing

2. Chamonix

Transfer time from nearest airport: Geneva – 1h 10m

Chamonix is probably the easiest ski resort to reach from the UK. The flights to Geneva are more regular than most bus services, and getting to Chamonix is a breeze. There are countless shuttle bus transfer services, and skiers taking car hire will enjoy the motorway from start to finish.

Throw in high-altitude skiing and a lively town with lots to in the evenings and you have a great base for a ski weekend.

Chamonix
Chamonix is a vibrant town with wild, high-altitude skiing, and just over an hour from Geneva

3. Seefeld

Transfer time from nearest airport: Innsbruck – 30 minutes

Innsbruck isn’t served by as many flights as Geneva or Munich, but there are enough from London to make a ski weekend work. Especially when the resort is only half an hour from the airport.

Seefeld is more than just a ski resort though; it’s a perfect destination for a short winter holiday break complete with wintery walks, ice skating and lots of fresh air, in addition to some good skiing.

Seefeld is an all-round winter holiday destination, just 30 minutes from Innsbruck

4. Kitzbuhel

Transfer time from nearest airport: Munich – 1h 30m

Kitzbuhel is one of the world’s classic ski resorts. It’s a chic town with a huge ski area and lots to do off the slopes. Add a short transfer from three different international airports and you have a fantastic resort for a short ski break

Kitzbuhel can also be reached in an hour and a quarter from either Innsbruck or Salzburg, but for a ski weekend we’d recommend flying into Munich as there are flights early in the morning and late in the evening for maximum holiday time.

Kitzbuhel is world-famous for it’s brilliant ski area pretty town

5. Flaine

Transfer time from nearest airport: Geneva – 1h 20m

Just a hop, skip and a jump from Geneva is the purpose-built ski resort of Flaine. The resort has lots going for it: short transfer time, high-altitude village and enormous ski area (the Grand Massif ski area is the fifth largest in France).

The resort is fairly quiet, so won’t suit party animals, but with almost all the accommodation being ski-in / ski-out it will suit those wanting to maximise skiing time on their ski weekend.

Flaine ski resort
The purpose built resort of Flaine is a short drive from Geneva, and has some of the best skiing in France

6. La Clusaz

Transfer time from nearest airport: Geneva – 1h

La Clusaz is an elegant and very French resort, just an hour’s drive from Geneva airport. Given it’s easy access, it’s a very popular resort with weekend skiers from nearby Geneva and Annecy.

They’re drawn to La Clusaz’s varied ski area, fun nightlife, great restaurants and pretty village. If it’s good enough for the locals, it’s definitely good enough for us.

La Clusaz ski resort
La Clusaz is a gorgeous French village with good skiing and just under an hour from Geneva

7. Les Gets

Transfer time from nearest airport: Geneva – 1h 10m

A pretty village, lovely and relaxed skiing, some surprisingly good apres-ski at the weekends and a short drive from Geneva; it’s easy to see why Les Gets is a popular resort for ski weekends.

The runs are a little easier than at other resorts in the Portes du Soleil, and the vibe a lot more relaxed, so Les Gets is a great choice for skiers wanting an easy-going short ski break.

Les Gets ski resort
Les Gets has gentle tree runs and a pretty village, just over an hour from Geneva

8. Soll

Transfer time from nearest airport: Innsbruck – 1 hour / Munich – 1h 30m

For a small Tyrolean village, Soll packs a powerful punch. The ski area is vast and the apres-ski is fantastic. Moreover it’s a short drive or transfer from two international airports.

If you leave on an early flight, you’d have had almost a full day skiing and an evening of Schnapps-fuelled ski boot dancing

Soll ski resort
Soll has a short transfer time, and a seemingly endless number of mountain huts to stop for a drink and some hearty food

9. Mayrhofen

Transfer time from nearest airport: Innsbruck – 1 hour / Munich – 2 hours

A firm favourite with British holiday-makers on their 7 night holidays, Mayrhofen also makes a great resort for ski weekends. Access is very easy from Innsbruck, and fairly easy from Munich.

Mayrhofen combines fairly high-altitude skiing with some of Europe’s best apres-ski, all wrapped un in a pretty Tyrolean village.

Mayrhofen ski resort
Looking up the Ziller valley towards Mayrhofen, one of the livliest resorts in the Alps

10. Alpbach

Transfer time from nearest airport: Innsbruck – 45 mins / Munich – 1h 40m

Breathtakingly pretty Alpbach can be reached in well under an hour from Innsbruck, and if you’re prepared to spend an extra hour on the road you have great flying options into Munich.

Unsurprisingly for a village voted the prettiest in Austria, Alpbach scores poorly on the adrenaline scale scale, but very high on the charm scale. There is some nice relaxed skiing, fantastic restaurants, and a wonderfully welcoming atmosphere.

Alpbach ski resort
Alpbach is a real winter wonderland, just 45 minutes from Innsbruck