Short ski holiday - Ski break over the weekend!

Would you like to go skiing but don't have a whole week's holiday or only want to hit the pistes at the weekend? Then treat yourself to a short trip in the snow and spend a carefree ski weekend in the mountains. SnowTrex has numerous offers ranging from 2 to 4 nights - perfect for a short break in the most beautiful ski resorts in Europe!

Short ski holiday - Ski break over the weekend!
Short ski holiday - Ski break over the weekend!

Short break for skiing in Austria

Austria is always a dream destination for a short ski holiday in winter. Well-known ski areas such as Sölden or Schladming offer excellent pistes, modern lifts and a vibrant après-ski scene. So you can enjoy a few days of skiing fun in the midst of a breathtaking Alpine backdrop. Accommodation ranges from cosy guesthouses to luxurious hotels with typical Austrian hospitality.

All offers in Austria

Short break for skiing in France

When looking for a short ski holiday, passionate winter sports enthusiasts can't really go past France. After all, ski resorts such as Chamonix or Les 2 Alpes always offer quick access to some of the best pistes in the Alps thanks to their location. And with modern lifts and varied pistes, these ski areas are perfect for an intensive ski weekend. You can also enjoy French cuisine and a lively après-ski scene after a long day of skiing.

All offers in France

Short break for skiing in Italy

On a short ski holiday in Italy, you are always able to combine excellent skiing conditions with Italian charm. Ski resorts such as Dobbiaco or Sulden am Ortler provide the perfect backdrop with excellent pistes, impressive mountain panoramas and lively village centres. Enjoy Italian hospitality in stylish accommodation and sample the local cuisine in cosy mountain huts.

All offers in Italy

Short break for skiing in Switzerland

Switzerland is teeming with picturesque ski resorts such as Engelberg and Interlaken. The associated ski areas are primarily known for their first-class pistes, but also for their exclusive chalets and fantastic gastronomy, where fans of cheese fondue or rösti can certainly eat their fill. It is also easy to combine a short ski holiday with luxurious comfort in front of spectacular mountain landscapes. Experience an unforgettable ski weekend in some of the world's best ski areas.

All offers in Switzerland

Short break for skiing in Germany

On a short ski holiday, you can also enjoy the variety of ski areas in Germany. Because after a short journey, weekends full of fun in the snow await you here, especially in winter. Ski resorts such as Winterberg in the Sauerland or Oberstdorf in the Allgäu offer quick access to well-groomed pistes and comfortable accommodation. You can also experience the cosy atmosphere and traditional German cuisine.

All offers in Germany

Short break for skiing in Andorra

In addition to the traditional Alpine destinations, Andorra is also an attractive destination for a short ski holiday. Thanks to its proximity to major European cities such as Barcelona, the Grandvalira ski area is ideal for a quick winter adventure. In the heart of the Pyrenees, you can enjoy modern facilities, varied pistes and an impressive mountain backdrop. And after a day on the pistes, you can also relax in the numerous restaurants and bars or shop in Andorra's duty-free shops.

All offers in Andorra

Advantages of short ski holidays

  • Efficient unwinding: A short ski holiday or a weekend on the pistes offers the perfect opportunity to recover quickly and effectively from the stresses of everyday life.
  • Flexible planning: Short breaks are ideal for people who have little free time. This allows you to travel spontaneously and still enjoy a complete skiing experience.
  • Cost-effective: Short ski holidays are often cheaper than long ski holidays and are therefore an attractive option for price-conscious ski holidaymakers.
  • Multiple trips per season: Ski weekends make it possible to travel to the mountains several times a year and get to know several different ski areas within one winter season.
  • Diverse offers: From spa weekends to party ski holidays, every short holidaymaker will find the right offer.

Tips for the short break skier

  • Early booking: Secure the best offers and accommodations by booking early. Because you can also benefit from early booking discounts here at SnowTrex.
  • Accessibility: For ski weekends, we recommend ski areas that are as easily accessible as possible to minimise travel time and maximise time in the resort.
  • Ski area: Choose a ski area that suits your abilities and preferences. For a ski weekend, small to medium-sized ski areas can also be a good and cheaper option compared to large ski areas.
  • Accommodation near the piste: For your short ski trip, choose an accommodation on the piste or near the lifts to spend as much time as possible on your skis or snowboard.


Where can I go skiing at the weekend?

For a ski weekend, there are several easily accessible ski areas in Europe. In Austria, Innsbruck is an excellent destination for a short trip with direct access to a large selection of ski areas, including the Axamer Lizum and the Nordkette, directly from the city centre. Other ski areas in Tyrol such as St. Anton, Ischgl, Sölden and the Zillertal, which are also known for their extensive pistes and lively après-ski scene, can be easily reached via the Inntal motorway. In Germany, the Allgäu region, which is particularly popular with car and train travellers, attracts visitors with ski areas such as Oberstdorf and Kleinwalsertal, which are known for their excellent pistes. Another highlight in the German Alps is Garmisch-Partenkirchen with its challenging but family-friendly pistes and the Zugspitze, the highest mountain in Germany. Berchtesgaden also fascinates with its picturesque Watzmann panorama and offers skiers pistes of all levels of difficulty.

How much does a ski weekend cost?

The cost of a ski weekend varies depending on the ski area, type of accommodation and season. On average, ski holidaymakers can expect to pay between 250 and 500 euros per person for a weekend in a medium-sized ski area with accommodation, lift pass and rental equipment. Please note, however, that prices can be higher in the high season (e.g. over Christmas or New Year's Eve). It is therefore worth looking out for early booking discounts and last-minute offers to find the best price conditions.

How do I choose the best ski resort for a short break?

The choice of the best ski resort depends on your personal preferences and factors such as the range of pistes, the distance from your home, the accommodation available and the après-ski offer. As a rule, small to medium-sized ski resorts are sufficient for a short trip of 2 to 4 days. To find the right ski resort for you, you can also use our Ski Resort Finder.

Is the lift pass included when booking a short ski holiday?

Yes, the lift pass is included in most SnowTrex offers. Detailed information on the included services can be found in the respective offer description.

How do I get to my short ski holiday in the most environmentally friendly way possible?

To make the journey to your ski holiday as environmentally friendly as possible, you should use public transport such as bus or train wherever possible. Many ski areas in Europe are now easy to reach by train and some even offer a shuttle service from the nearest railway station directly to the ski area. And if you are travelling by car, you can carpool with friends or family to reduce CO2 emissions.