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Short Break Ski Chalets

Short break ski chalets - the Ferme de Lac Vert near Morzine

Short break ski chalets are as rare as hen's teeth but we have made things easy by collecting all the ski weekend properties in one place. Skiers who love the ambiance of a catered chalet but do not have the available time from their busy lives to book a whole week can choose one of the fabulous chalets below for a short break. All are available for a short stay ranging in duration from 2 to 6 nights.

Short break ski chalets - prices & availability

The photo shows the charming Ferme du Lac Vert. Located less than one hour's drive from Geneva Airport it makes a perfect choice for ski weekend or short ski break - high quality chalet accommodation, top quality food and hospitality and access to the largest interlinked ski domain in the world, the Portes du Soleil.

Ski weekend short break chalets - how do they work?

All chalet companies will prefer to take 7 night bookings either Saturday to Saturday or Sunday to Sunday so that they can be dove-tailed on a back to back basis. Guests from one booking will vacate the chalet on a set changeover day and the next guests will arrive later that same day. In this way chalet companies (often working on tight profit margins) maximise their seasonal revenues. Indeed highly popular chalets will be booked out from the beginning of December right through to mid April without a single empty night.

Sometimes, however, (usually in the low season months of January and March) a chalet company will accept a short stay booking from a client. A chalet owner might take the view that a booking of 3 or 4 nights of the week is better than running the risk of not getting a booking at all. Bookings are therefore taken from Thursday to Sunday, or perhaps Saturday to Wednesday, for a price which is a little less than the full 7 night weekly rate.

This then leaves the remaining nights of the week available to book by another client. Given that a chalet company has already accepted a booking which supplies most of the revenue it expects for a full 7 night booking they then sell the remaining available nights for a heavily reduced price. If they can sell these remaining available nights the income provides the 'icing on the cake'. To attract guests to book these available short break ski chalets companies will offer a heavily reduced price (see below).

How to search short break ski chalets using our search engine

Enter the weekend which is at the start of the week in which you wish to travel. Our search engine will list all the available ski weekend properties available in that week (either at the beginning or the end of the week selected). Some chalets are only available for exclusive use (you have to book the whole property) but others can be booked by the room so that guests will be sharing the chalet with other guests.

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  • Chalet Ormello ski chalet in Courchevel 1850

    Chalet Ormello

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    Courchevel 1850, France
    • Sleeps 14 - 15
    • £8,199 pp average price
    • Hot tub • Swimming pool • Steam room • Fireplace • Cinema/TV room • Driver service • Good views • Traditional feel • Gourmet food • Catered
    • £8,199 pp average price
    Offer
  • Chalet - The Alpine Retreat ski chalet in Lech

    Chalet - The Alpine Retreat

    Offer
    Lech, Austria
    • Sleeps 8
    • £5,353 pp average price
    • Hot tub • Swimming pool • Sauna • Steam room • Fireplace • Driver service • Good views • Traditional feel • Gourmet food • Catered
    • £5,353 pp average price
    Offer
  • Chalet N ski chalet in Lech

    Chalet N

    Offer
    Lech, Austria
    • Sleeps 20 - 22
    • £10,560 pp average price
    • Hot tub • Swimming pool • Sauna • Steam room • Fireplace • Ski in ski out • Cinema/TV room • Driver service • Good views • Traditional feel • Gourmet food • Catered
    • £10,560 pp average price
    Offer
  • Chalet Machapuchare ski chalet in Val d'Isere

    Chalet Machapuchare

    Offer
    Val d'Isere, France
    • Sleeps 14 - 15
    • £3,237 pp average price
    • Hot tub • Swimming pool • Steam room • Fireplace • Cinema/TV room • Driver service • Good views • Traditional feel • Gourmet food • Catered
    • £3,237 pp average price
    Offer
  • Chalet La Vigne ski chalet in Verbier

    Chalet La Vigne

    Offer
    Verbier, Switzerland
    • Sleeps 8 - 10
    • £4,714 pp average price
    • Hot tub • Swimming pool • Sauna • Fireplace • Cinema/TV room • Driver service • Good views • Traditional feel • Gourmet food • Catered
    • £4,714 pp average price
    Offer
  • Chalet Dent Blanche ski chalet in Verbier

    Chalet Dent Blanche

    Offer
    Verbier, Switzerland
    • Sleeps 12 - 14
    • £3,804 pp average price
    • Hot tub • Swimming pool • Sauna • Steam room • Fireplace • Cinema/TV room • Driver service • Good views • Traditional feel • Gourmet food • Catered
    • £3,804 pp average price
    Offer
  • Chalet Hotel No. 14 ski chalet in Verbier

    Chalet Hotel No. 14

    Offer
    Verbier, Switzerland
    • Sleeps 26 - 30
    • £2,602 pp average price
    • Hot tub • Swimming pool • Steam room • Fireplace • Cinema/TV room • Driver service • Good views • Traditional feel • Gourmet food • Catered
    • £2,602 pp average price
    Offer
  • Chalet Grace ski chalet in Zermatt

    Chalet Grace

    Offer
    Zermatt, Switzerland
    • Sleeps 10 - 12
    • £4,042 pp average price
    • Hot tub • Sauna • Fireplace • Cinema/TV room • Good views • Traditional feel • Gourmet food • Catered
    • £4,042 pp average price
    Offer
  • Chalet Baby Bear ski chalet in Chamonix

    Chalet Baby Bear

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    Chamonix, France
    • Sleeps 6
    • £864 pp average price
    • Hot tub • Sauna • Fireplace • Good views • Traditional feel • Self catered
    • £864 pp average price
    Offer
  • Chalet Dalmore ski chalet in Chamonix

    Chalet Dalmore

    Offer
    Chamonix, France
    • Sleeps 10
    • £1,505 pp average price
    • Hot tub • Swimming pool • Sauna • Fireplace • Cinema/TV room • Good views • Traditional feel • Self catered
    • £1,505 pp average price
    Offer
  • Chalet Baloo ski chalet in Chamonix

    Chalet Baloo

    Offer
    Chamonix, France
    • Sleeps 12
    • £1,265 pp average price
    • Hot tub • Sauna • Steam room • Fireplace • Cinema/TV room • Good views • Traditional feel • Self catered
    • £1,265 pp average price
    Offer
  • Chalet No.5 ski chalet in Chamonix (Les Houches)

    Chalet No.5

    Offer
    Chamonix (Les Houches), France
    • Sleeps 10 - 12
    • £1,103 pp average price
    • Hot tub • Sauna • Fireplace • Ski in ski out • Cinema/TV room • Driver service • Good views • Traditional feel • Gourmet food • Catered
    • £1,103 pp average price
    Offer
  • Chalet Dolce Vita (l V 01) ski chalet in Cortina d'Ampezzo

    Chalet Dolce Vita (l V 01)

    Offer
    Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy
    • Sleeps 12
    • £2,484 pp average price
    • Hot tub • Swimming pool • Sauna • Fireplace • Cinema/TV room • Driver service • Good views • Traditional feel • Gourmet food • Catered
    • £2,484 pp average price
    Offer
  • Chalet Colombe ski chalet in Courchevel 1850

    Chalet Colombe

    Offer
    Courchevel 1850, France
    • Sleeps 10
    • £2,349 pp average price
    • Hot tub • Swimming pool • Steam room • Fireplace • Cinema/TV room • Driver service • Good views • Gourmet food • Catered
    • £2,349 pp average price
    Offer
  • Chalet Ferme Du Ciel ski chalet in Flaine (Samoens)

    Chalet Ferme Du Ciel

    Offer
    Flaine (Samoens), France
    • Sleeps 12 - 18
    • £1,125 pp average price
    • Hot tub • Sauna • Fireplace • Driver service • Good views • Traditional feel • Gourmet food • Catered
    • £1,125 pp average price
    Offer
  • Ferme St Christophe ski chalet in Flaine (Samoens)

    Ferme St Christophe

    Offer
    Flaine (Samoens), France
    • Sleeps 15 - 16
    • £838 pp average price
    • Hot tub • Sauna • Fireplace • Cinema/TV room • Driver service • Traditional feel • Gourmet food • Catered
    • £838 pp average price
    Offer
  • Chalet San Lorenzo Mtn Lodge ski chalet in Kronplatz

    Chalet San Lorenzo Mtn Lodge

    Offer
    Kronplatz, Italy
    • Sleeps 8 - 10
    • £2,341 pp average price
    • Hot tub • Sauna • Steam room • Fireplace • Driver service • Good views • Traditional feel • Gourmet food • Catered
    • £2,341 pp average price
    Offer
  • Chalet Nidus 1 ski chalet in Lech

    Chalet Nidus 1

    Offer
    Lech, Austria
    • Sleeps 6
    • £1,085 pp average price
    • Fireplace • Self catered
    • £1,085 pp average price
    Offer
  • Chalet Laurus ski chalet in Lech

    Chalet Laurus

    Offer
    Lech, Austria
    • Sleeps 8
    • £3,029 pp average price
    • Hot tub • Swimming pool • Sauna • Fireplace • Driver service • Good views • Traditional feel • Gourmet food • Catered
    • £3,029 pp average price
    Offer
  • The Penthouse ski chalet in Les Gets

    The Penthouse

    Offer
    Les Gets, France
    • Sleeps 10 - 12
    • £1,291 pp average price
    • Sauna • Fireplace • Near resort centre • Good views • Traditional feel • Gourmet food • Catered
    • £1,291 pp average price
    Offer
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