Ski resort accommodation
Searching for ski accommodation that meets your need perfectly and is fantastic value for money?
Just like a champion Olympic ski jumper, you’ve landed in the perfect place!
Erna Low has been welcoming first-time skiers, accomplished snowsports experts and everyone in between to the Alps since the 1930s, so our connections and customer service are second-to-none.
Whether you’re heading to the slopes solo, hitting the corduroy as a couple, having fun as a family or grabbing a group break, we’ll make sure you’re completely comfortable and can holiday with total confidence.
We also have diverse accommodation options in many popular ski locations and nations. So if you want a gorgeous French ski apartment in Tignes or Flaine, look no further, while we’re also your go-to-guys for inspirational Italian ski hotels and chalets in popular ski areas like Cervino Ski Paradise.
Meanwhile, we can easily hook you up with an awesome ski chalet or apartment in Austria’s Mayrhofen, a super Swiss ski hotel in the likes of The Four Valleys or Matterhorn Ski Paradise, or even a cut-price ski apartment in Andorra, the tax-free, high-quality Pyrenees skiing and snowboarding haven.
From basic but attractive self-catering ski apartments to high end ski hotels with sumptuous restaurants and onsite spa facilities, we’ve truly got something for everyone on offer.
And by booking with one of the world’s longest-established ski package operators, you can rest assured you’ll receive first-class customer service and satisfaction, no matter if this is your first ski break or the latest instalment of your long-established snowsports obsession.
When you want a great deal on ski accommodation in the world’s most wonderful ski resorts, Erna Low is always your best bet!
Choosing your ideal ski accommodation
Choosing the ideal ski accommodation for you and your fellow travellers isn’t always as easy as you might think.
For instance, what looks like the perfect apartment or hotel on the face of things might not have the optimal location for your group or may lack some of the facilities and amenities which can elevate a ski holiday from being simply satisfactory to really amazing.
At Erna Low we don’t believe in humdrum skiing and snowboarding holidays ̶ that’s why we take extra care ensuring that, whatever your budget, you get the best quality possible for every component of your ski holiday.
And since ski accommodation is the heart of any amazing snowsports holiday, we’re delighted to focus our expertise, experience and vast network of industry connections to making sure you’ve got somewhere safe, secure and as salubrious as possible to rest your head and spend some quality downtime between exciting sessions on and off the piste.
Take a look below at some of our top tips for selecting the best ski accommodation for different types of travellers.
Best ski accommodation for solo skiers
Heading off to the slopes on your own?
Whatever your solo snowsports traveller preferences, we can help you find accommodation that meets your needs. For instance, if you prefer to mix with others only when the mood takes you, a self-catered ski apartment is a great choice, because you can prep your own meals in your accommodation and enjoy solitude on the slopes, or ski or socialise in company as and when you feel like it.
Alternatively, if you’re a single who likes to mingle, staying in a ski hotel where there’s onsite dining and spa and pool facilities creates more opportunities to hang out and have fun, and you might even want to join a ski group for the duration of your holiday or take lessons (available for all levels) and embrace honing your skills in company. Popular ski resorts for slightly more sociable skiers include Söll and St Anton in Austria or Meribel in France.
Best ski accommodation for couples
A skiing or snowboarding holiday makes for a marvellous romantic couples break, whether you’ve got a long weekend or a little longer to linger. After all, what’s more sensual than carving up fresh powder during the day, sampling the apres-ski in the evening, then settling down in a cosy chalet, apartment or hotel with your significant other and a glass of champers or a hot chocolate?
Tips for arranging an excellent romantic ski holiday include choosing resorts with a short transfer time, avoiding school holidays when resorts can be busy and pricey, and being open-minded about opting for beautiful ski locations off the beaten track.
But whether you’re a stickler for established resorts like Val d’Isère or Courchevel, or fancy trying alternative resorts like Italy’s Cervinia or Pas de la Casa in Andorra, we’ll help you find ski accommodation with the wow factor!
Best ski accommodation for families
Fancy a family holiday with a difference?
Nothing blends healthy action, wholesome entertainment and sheer fun quite as brilliantly as a family ski holiday.
We’ll find you the ideal accommodation to keep every member of your family happy, with doorstep skiing and easy access to ski school meeting points, close proximity to resort facilities and amenities, a range of terrain to suit all abilities and bags of off-slope distractions to delight all ages.
Whether you want a family ski holiday that’s self-catered, half-board, or all-inclusive and no matter whether you’re a large family group or heading for snow-kissed adventure as a single parent, we can ensure you and the kids have the time of your lives. Popular ski resorts for families include La Plagne, Avoriaz and Alpe d’Huez, but there are plenty more to choose from all across the Alps and beyond.
Best ski accommodation for groups
A group ski holiday in a gorgeous resort is great fun ̶ who wouldn’t want to have a blast skiing or snowboarding with friends and family during the day and then eating, drinking and being merry in the evening?
The best ski accommodation for your group might be a traditional chalet-style ski lodge with all the mod cons where you can gather round the fireplace in the evening regaling each other with tales of tackling a thrilling ski run, a large self-catering apartment where you can enjoy a home from home feel and share cooking and childcare, or a hotel with adjoining suites where you can eat together at onsite restaurants and unwind all the way in the spa.
Great ski resorts for groups have slopes to suit all abilities and a range of entertainment options to suit all tastes ̶ these include (but aren’t limited to) Switzerland’s Zermatt and France’s Val Thorens and Morzine.
Ski chalet holidaysThe traditional ski chalet is probably the first type of ski accommodation that springs to mind for most people. Even if you’ve never hit the slopes before, chances are that you’ve seen these authentic A-frame wood and stone buildings in lots or movies, musicals and TV series.
Whether they’re standalone accommodation facilities which can be rented for your exclusive use, or chalet-style buildings which house several discrete apartments inside, this classic design has never gone out of style and has been cleverly adapted over the years from its original agricultural purpose to cater for the evolving needs of generations of snowsports enthusiasts. Mixing sturdy construction using locally-available natural materials, the ski chalet is synonymous with cosiness, comfort and hospitality and the classic design has a central shared living area where you can socialise in comfort around a roaring log fire, with bedrooms and bathrooms leading off and balconies which allow you to throw open the windows, enjoy amazing views and refresh yourself with the world’s freshest air.
You’ll find chalets or chalet-style accommodation in many ski resorts but some ski villages which are relative newcomers feature more modernist architecture ̶ if your heart’s set on a ski chalet, we can help you find one that’s a fantastic fit.
Catered ski chalets
For some skiers and snowboarders, a catered ski chalet is the key to a snowsports holiday where you feel completely spoiled. Combining the best bits of a plush private pad and a hotel, this type of chalet accommodation means you can enjoy the slopes and the comfort of your residence without going to the bother of cooking or eating out ̶ all your essential meals are provided, including a hearty breakfast, afternoon tea, and four course dinner washed down with fine wine. For the ultimate in relaxation, chilling out in a catered chalet is the ultimate luxury.
Self-catering ski chaletsThere are several reasons you might prefer a self-catering ski chalet instead of its catered version. For instance, if you’d prefer to travel and enjoy the slopes completely in your own bubble, this option offers the exclusivity you’re craving all the way. But perhaps cuisine is your passion and you simply love nothing better than whipping up a storm in the kitchen creating sumptuous dishes for delighted co-travellers? In that case you’ll embrace shopping for the freshest ingredients like a local and combining them in endlessly innovative ways for your meals ̶ on days you can’t be bothered, grab a tale with a view at a local cafe or restaurant, or simply order a pizza delivery and put your feet up!
Cheap ski chalet holidays
There are several ways to economise if your heart’s set on a chalet ski holiday. For instance, if you’re willing to compromise by booking a chalet-style apartment you can enjoy the aesthetic ambience of a chalet exterior without paying full whack for a private chalet. Furthermore, if you’re willing to travel last minute and consider a wide range of location options, it’s sometimes possible to bag a bargain chalet off-season in quieter resorts.
Ski apartmentsSki apartments of one kind or another are ubiquitous in practically every ski resort worldwide and although their amenities, facilities and style vary, they’re all aimed at delivering convenience, comfort and value for money to the majority of mountain sports fans.
Whether you opt for a low-cost ski apartment with the basics of a bed, shower and sofa, or a luxe apartment with a private hot tub and onsite spa and restaurant facilities, you can enjoy the freedom of independent living and feel completely at home during your ski break.
Self-catering ski apartments
With a self-catering ski holiday your apartment configuration will include a well-equipped kitchenette or fully-fledged kitchen, so if you’re so inclined you can stock your shelves with tasty local produce and prepare breakfast, your evening meal and anything that tickles your taste buds in between. The option to eat at a nearby café or restaurant or café is always there, but a self-catering ski apartment holiday can be relaxing and economical for families with young children who are a little finicky with food, foodies who enjoy flexing their gastronomical muscles and (when combined with self-drive transportation) anyone who prefers sticking to their own social group for the duration.
Catered ski apartments
Choosing a catered ski apartment accommodation means you can hit the slopes during the day and look forward to having a tasty breakfast prepped for you at the beginning of the day and a marvellous evening meal to welcome you home. Ski apartments with catering included combined with doorstep skiing are the pinnacle of convenience, with all the action on your doorstep and all your desires taken care of.
Cheap ski apartment holidays
Because there are simply so many ski apartments available in every ski area across Europe and further afield, finding a great deal isn’t too tricky for us, provided you’re prepared to travel outwith peak times like school holidays or are open minded about sampling unfamiliar ski resorts. For instance, cheap ski apartments might be available in Andorra instead of your favourite French or Italian ski resort and chances are you’ll enjoy yourself just as much!
Stay at a ski hotel and you’ll enjoy a suite that’s comfy and stylish, meals at the inhouse restaurant, sessions at the onsite spa and pool and staff on hand who are dedicated to making your stay memorable for all the right reasons. Across our ski resort range we have ski hotels to suit every taste and budget, but they all offer excellent experiences that endlessly enhance your holiday.
Luxury ski hotels
At a luxury ski hotel you can expect everything from perfectly pressed, crisp white sheets at all times to private jacuzzi baths, fine dining restaurants and outstanding beauty and wellness treatments in private spa and pool areas. If you want to splash out a little on a romantic ski weekend that’s sure to impress, going luxe will earn you bags of brownie points and all-inclusive options mean you can relax once you get there as all the essentials are already paid for.
Half-board ski hotel holidays
The advantage of choosing hotel accommodation on a half board basis is that breakfast and an evening meal is included in the cost of your hotel room, meaning you’re fuelled up at the start of your day and have something tasty to look forward to when you return home. This can sometimes work out as more economical than eating out every night and is less hassle than cooking every day ̶ and doing the dishes afterwards!
Cheap ski hotel holidays
Talk to Erna Low about all your ski holiday must-haves and we can find you a cheap ski hotel holiday at almost any time of year. The more flexible with dates and locations you can be, the better, but we’ll always try our utmost to find a bargain ski hotel in your favourite resort. With our experience and wide network of contacts, we can often find deals that elude other ski travel agents, so please don’t hesitate to ask for our help!
Ski package holidays with accommodation
Your ski accommodation is the foundation of a fab skiing or snowboarding holiday, so after you choose your resort, it’s the first thing to think about.
We can help you every step of the way and arrange a comprehensive deal that leaves everyone smiling and includes as many extra components as required, including ski passes, ski equipment hire and anything else that adds a final flourish to your break.
Arranging your first ski package holiday
We treat every customer with the utmost care but it’s always a pleasure ensuring that first time ski holidaymakers enjoy their maiden trip to beautiful areas like the Alps or Pyrenees.
Our wealth of experience means that skiing and snowboarding first timers can trust Erna Low to get their ski holiday package (including top-notch accommodation) right first time, every time!
Call 020 7584 2841 for ski accommodation that makes you feel at home