If you enjoy a holiday spent on the slopes of dramatic mountain peaks, ski chalets are the best choice. Whether you’re travelling with family, friends or on your own, ski lodges provide you with everything you need for a memorable ski holiday in some of the best alpine destinations in the world.
Why choose a ski lodge for your holiday?
Ski chalets and lodges are excellent options for an alpine ski holiday. Many chalets are found right on the mountain for quick access to the slopes, and they often include additional amenities to make the most of your holiday.
Depending on where you choose to holiday, you can find an array of winter adventures and fun in a ski lodge or cabin. Ski resort areas often have multiple slopes for skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, dog sledding and other exciting outdoor sports. Though ski resorts are common destinations in winter, many alpine locations also have a range of warm-weather activities in the mountain landscape, such as hiking, climbing and mountain biking.
After a long day on the slopes, a self-contained ski resort can provide you with social activities to wind down the night. Known as ‘après-ski’, many resorts have beautiful fireplaces and dining areas with excellent views of the snow-covered peaks, setting the stage for an evening of drinks and socializing. Après-ski is ideal for couples and singles looking to mingle with other ski enthusiasts, as well as families looking for some warmth and food to refuel after the long day.
Chalets, lodges and snow cabins in a mid-mountain location or ski-through base village often have ski-in/ski-out, making your trip even more convenient. With ski-in/ski-out, you can ski to and from your accommodation without needing a shuttle or walk to the lifts, maximizing the amount of time you spend on your adventure. Some ski-in/ski-out properties are found close to the slopes, so you only have to walk a short way to begin skiing.
Best snow cabin and ski lodge options
Snow cabins and ski lodges can be found throughout the world, but some of the best options give you a combination of excellent ski and snowboard slopes, alpine shops and restaurants and cosy amenities to make the most of your holiday. Here are some of the top destinations for a ski trip.
If you’re looking for skiing in Australia, Thredbo is the top ski resort destination in the area for skiing, snowboarding and other winter sports. Chalets and lodges in the area are close to the slopes and terrain park for days and nights of winter fun, and many offer amenities like level walking areas to shops, cafes and bars or free winter shuttle services to the slopes. Thredbo chalets and lodges run the gamut from a 1-bedroom rustic cabin to a modern 5-bedroom that sleeps 12.
Boonoona Ski Lodge alternatives
Perisher Valley is a fantastic spot for both skiers and snowboarders. A local ski resort offers 12 square kilometres of ski fields and 47 ski lifts to get you there. For fun, you and your family can ride the Skitube, a Swiss-designed rack-rail train that will take you from Bullocks Flat to the ski resort. You don’t have to restrict yourself to a commercial resort or lodge accommodation on your ski adventure. Instead, you can choose from 8 private lodges in Perisher Valley, including the Kickenback Lodge, a 3-bedroom lodge in Crackenback.
Kosciuszko National Park ski lodges
In Perisher Valley, you’ll find numerous ski-in/ski-out lodges within the Kosciuszko National Park that are excellent for a winter holiday. Ski lodges can sleep several people and offer luxurious amenities like a hot tub and exquisite cuisine, ensuring that you have everything you need within the resort, along with close proximity to the resort areas.