Top 5 Most Affordable Ski Chalets in Europe


(2014-11-03 16:54:43)

Let’s face it, skiing and snowboarding aren’t known for being particularly affordable sports. In fact, by the time you’ve booked your flights, got your gear and some half-decent insurance plus secured a place to sleep, it’s little wonder that you don’t have much change to keep you in gluhwein for the week.

Sometimes you want a bit of luxury from your ski holiday in Europe, but sometimes you just want somewhere clean, pleasant and warm to rest your weary head after a particularly full-on après-ski session. With that in mind, here’s the lowdown on the top 5 most affordable ski chalets and hotels in Europe (that aren’t infested, a pain to get to... or otherwise a major disappointment).

Chalet Sonne in Maria Alm, Austria

Chalet Sonne

For a recently renovated, well-decorated chalet complete with sauna, chalet Sonne in the Austrian resort of Maria Alm should probably cost a more than it does. It’s no luxury pad but it’s more than comfortable and throw in the fact that it’s only 500 metres from the lifts and the deal just got a little sweeter.

Chalet Sonne is available from £339 per person per week.

Hotel Moura in Borovets, Bulgaria

Outside Chalet Moura

Eastern Europe is great for getting away for a cheap week of skiing or snowboarding and Borovets in Bulgaria is one of the oldest, biggest and most popular resorts. These days it’s been completely modernised and boasts pistes up to an altitude of 2,600 metres. Hotel Moura is right in the centre of the action, with the nearest ski lift just 200 metres away. 

Hotel Moura is available from £208 per person per week.

Chalet Vallon Blanc in La Tania, France

Chalet Vallon Blanc

Part of the renowned Three Valleys ski area, La Tania is often overlooked for the more expensive resorts of Courchevel and Meribel. Chalet Vallon Blanc is cosy and pleasant and comes complete with sauna, wood-burning stove and some pretty spectacular views to boot. 

Chalet Vallon is available from £499 per person per week.

Chalet Bianca in Bardonecchia, Italy

Chalet Bianca

In a country where ski chalets aren’t really the ‘done’ thing, chalet Bianca in the chilled out resort of Bardonecchia in Italy delivers on a number of different points. The chalet staff are warm and friendly and the location is ideal, being just a short walk from the town centre and around 50 metres from the free ski bus stop. It’s bright. It’s fun. It’s affordable.

Chalet Bianca is available from £350 per person per week.

Chalet Martina in Westendorf, Austria

Chalet Martina

This huge chalet (it sleeps 26) ticks a few boxes for being both affordable and well-located. The small Austrian ski village of Westendorf gives happy skiers and riders access to almost 280 kilometres of pistes in the the Brixental-Kitzbüheler Alpen ski region and guests at chalet Martina can ski back to within 50 metres or so of their front door. Its proximity to Innsbruck makes it nice and easy to get to as well.

Chalet Martina is available from £345 per person per week.