Ski Weekends and Short breaks

A Ski Weekend or Ski Short Break is great if you're longing for the mountains but only have a few days to spare. Because your flights, transfers and accommodation are all organised in advance, you'll enjoy the maximum amount of time on the slopes! Booking a ski weekend with Inghams, you can enjoy a quick getaway to the snow.

Everyone over here in Britain who loves the mountains and skiing might dream of being able to slip away from the hustle and bustle of the daily trudge and grab a quick weekend away on the snow. Thanks to our Ski Weekends breaks (not necessarily restricted to the weekend, either!), Inghams are on hand to turn that dream into a reality!

Our carefully designed travel packages make everything as simple as possible; with flights and airport transfers via train arranged in advance, you can also arrange to pick up your lift pass when you get to the resort, so you don’t lose a single second on the snow.

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Ski weekends in Switzerland

If you are planning ahead to the 2016/17 Winter season then you may want to look towards our ski weekends to Switzerland! You have a variety of resorts to choose from, with a further variety of hotels and a chalet/ You might be looking for a romantic getaway, a taster weekend for a new skier/snowboarder, or a spontaneous off-piste escape; whatever your reason, a short break on the snow can be just the ticket.



What's included in Swiss ski weekends

  • - Daily departures from our airports to Switzerland with scheduled flights with British Airways or Swiss Airlines
  • - Hotel accommodation in a 3 to 5 star hotel (half board basis), or B&B (minimum stay of 3 nights)
  • - FREE ski carriage (if flying with Swiss Airlines)

Lift passes pre-bookable (at an extra cost) or at some hotels they come included in the price of the accommodation.



How to book

Give our friendly experts a call on 01483 79 11 11

(Monday-Friday 8:30am-8pm/ Saturday 9am-5:30pm/ Sunday 10am-4pm)

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Book online



Getting there

Due to the fast-paced nature of the ski weekend, our guests are given the freedom to hop on board the fast, efficient and very comfortable Swiss rail service and transfer themselves to the resort. We provide our guests with a very straight forward step-by-step guide to getting to the resort. 

Please read our FAQ’s about getting to the resort.




Where to stay

AROSA  -  GRINDELWALD  -  DAVOS  -  KLOSTERS  -  MÜRREN  -  SAAS-FEE  -  ST. MORITZ  -  WENGEN  -  ZERMATT  

Arosa

Arosa

Surrounded by breathtaking peaks, Arosa is a long-established ski resort with chocolate box scenery and a ski area that is suitable for a mixture of abilities. The streets and roads are quiet, and there are plenty of good shops in the village. More information >

Sunstar Alpine ArosaHotel Sunstar Alpine

Set in a quiet, yet central location with an eight minutes walk from the lifts, this is a popular hotel with some unbeatable offers. Great wellness features including an indoor swimming pool, sauna and steam room. View hotel 

Lift pass included



Hotel Sorell ArosaSorell Hotel Asora

A stones throw from the ski lifts, this is a small but attractive and newly refurbished hotel with a wellness area. The hotel offers some exclusive deals to Inghams customers too! View hotel





Grindelwald

Grindelwald

At the foot of the mighty Eiger mountain and the famous ‘North Face’, Grindelwald sits on the threshold of the Jungfrau ski region which is a cornucopia of pistes and snow for every level and ability. The linked ski area spans a large area and so there will be no shortage of pistes to enjoy during your short stay. More information >

Hotel Belvedere GrindelwaldHotel Belvedere 

A superior, family-run hotel, and a firm favourite with Inghams guests, offering high standards of comfort and cuisine. Set on its own terrace, it has breathtaking views of the Eiger and Wetterhorn. View hotel







Davos

Davos

Offering some 320km of world-class skiing, the resort of Davos is just up and over from the more genteel resort of Klosters and is guaranteed to give you a little more bang for your buck. More information >

Hptel Central Sport DavosHotel Central Sport

Set in a fantastic central location with a one minute walk from the ski bus stop, and makes for the perfect short break, the Central Sport hotel has a reputation for excellence in cuisine and service. View hotel





Hotel Seehof DavosHotel Seehof

Sitting on the main promenade with a recently refurbished wellness suite as well as public areas, this hotel is right next door to the funicular railway that accesses the Parsenn and Gotscha ski areas.

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Klosters

Klosters

Davos’ neighbouring village, Klosters caters for those who fancy their skiing dipped in a little bit of luxury. With the enormous ski area right on its doorstep and the skyline dominated by the enormous mountains, Klosters is a great little location for the keen skiers to spread their wings and experience the area. More information >

Hotel Silvretta Park KlostersHotel Silvretta Park

Just a 4 minute walk from the Gotschna cable car, the Hotel Silvretta Park is a beautiful family run hotel with an attractive alpine-style chalet theme throughout. Great facilities including an indoor swimming pool, saunas and a Jacuzzi all for free. View hotel



Hotel Sport KlostersHotel Sport

A family run hotel set in a peaceful location, this hotel boasts of a variety of leisure facilities including a large indoor swimming pool and sauna. There is a ski bus for access to the ski slopes and it stops just outside. View hotel





Murren

Mürren

The village of Mürren that sits high above the Lauterbrunnen Valley can only be accessed by cable car and is therefore blissfully traffic free. Made famous by the 007 flick On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, Mürren is the home of the Piz Gloria revolving restaurant where James Bond once again saved the day. More information >

Hotel Eiger MurrenHotel Eiger

Conveniently located for the resort amenities and skiing, the Hotel Eiger is a popular hotel with good facilities and enjoys great views of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau mountains. View hotel





Saas Fee

Saas-Fee

Also known as ‘The Pearl of the Alps’, Saas-Fee is a beautiful, snow-sure resort with glacier skiing. It is perfect for intermediate skiers, as well as families with a mixture of abilities, but more advanced skiers will still find some challenging pistes hidden across the resort. More information >

Hotel Allalin SaasfeeHotel Allalin

Family run for 4 generations, the Allalin is a very attractive hotel, offering modern accommodation as well as an excellent standard of cuisine and service. Superior rooms have been recently renovated. View hotel




Hotel Schweizerhof SaasfeeHotel Schweizerhof Gourmet & Spa

Home to some of Saas-Fee’s best spa facilities, including an indoor pool, this hotel is set in an ideal location only a minute walk to the centre of the town. Very high quality of service and cuisine keeps customers coming back year after year. View hotel







St Moritz

St. Moritz

A world famous ski resort with around 354km of pistes across an idyllic location, St. Moritz is a hub of all kinds of winter sports, not just world class skiing! There is a little something for everyone at St. Moritz and for those keen sports people who venture further afield, they can find some challenging pistes. More information >

Hotel Monopol StmoritzArt Boutique Hotel Monopol

In a central location and recently refurbished throughout, this welcoming hotel has a relaxed atmosphere and boasts fabulous views over the resort and the surrounding mountains from the leisure area on the top floor and rooftop terrace. View hotel




Hotel Hauser StmoritzHotel Hauser

In the heart of St. Moritz, this is a contemporary hotel with a traditional twist. All of the rooms have been recently renovated, and the owners run a world-famous confectionary shop and restaurant just below the hotel.View hotel





Wengen

Wengen

High up on the edge of the stunning Jungfrau ski region, Wengen sits on a sunny, sheltered terrace and boasts of some magnificent views. A cable car brings you to the ski area, which links to Grindelwald and Mürren can be easily accessed too. More information >

Hotel Sunstar Alpine WengenHotel Sunstar Alpine

Sitting almost directly opposite the Männlichen cable car and nursery slopes, the Hotel Sunstar has an unbeatable location and also offers some great facilities (indoor swimming pool, sauna and steam bath). The train to the Kleine Scheidegg ski area is only two minutes way. View hotel



Hotel Silberhorn WengenHotel Silberhorn

An Inghams personal favourite with bright, modern rooms, great food and spa facilities all under one roof. Sitting in the heart of Wengen, just opposite the train that accesses the skiing, the hotel has some gorgeous views of the mountains. View hotel




Zermatt

Zermatt

One of the best ski resorts in the world, Zermatt boasts of an enormous ski area at a high altitude, and you can even pop over the border to Italy (Cervinia) for an extended day of skiing! Sitting under the majestic shadow of the Matterhorn mountain, the sports on offer in Zermatt are world class. More information >

Hotel Mirabeau ZermattHotel Mirabeau

Set in a prime location, only two minutes away from the Gornergat railway, this hotel has been a favourite with Inghams guests again and again, and again! There is a fabulous ‘Alpine Refuge Spa’ with an indoor swimming pool, and excellent food on offer in the restaurant. View hotel



Hotel Ambassador ZermattHotel Ambassador

A clean, modern hotel that has recently been refurbished throughout, the Hotel Ambassador sits in an ideal location with a two minute walk from the main street and the Gornergrat railway with access to the skiing. There is an extensive wellness suite with a swimming pool, Jacuzzi, sauna with a plunge pool.

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Getting there

Due to the fast-paced nature of the ski weekend, our guests are given the freedom to hop on board the fast, efficient and very comfortable Swiss rail service and transfer themselves to the resort. We provide our guests with a very straight forward step-by-step guide to getting to the resort.

1. How do I find the train on arrival?

All of our flights are either to Geneva or Zurich, which both have railway stations within the airport terminals. The train stations are well signposted from the arrivals hall, have lift access and are reached in less than 5 minutes’ walk from arrivals. The platform required for your connection is specified on the rail itinerary sent to you with your rail tickets before departing the UK.

2. Will I be met on arrival at the airport?

If you are arriving into Geneva or Zurich airports on a Saturday, you’ll be met by an Inghams’ representative, who will direct you to the train station and be happy to help should you have any queries.

3. Will I be met on arrival in resort?

Our team of Inghams’ representatives will meet you on your arrival in resort wherever possible and according to the train connections advised on your rail itinerary. Very occasionally they will not be available to greet you, but a hotel pick-up is organized for all guests if their hotel is not within walking distance of the resort train/bus station. Just look out for an Inghams sign.

4. Can I take my skis on the train?

Skis are allowed on all Swiss trains as part of your personal luggage and transfer ticket- on the mountain trains you may even see some skiers already heading out to the slopes!

5. Is there a certain class I have to travel in?

All of our Swiss Short Breaks and Ski Weekend holidays include return 2nd class rail transfers. 2nd class carriages are marked in red, so you can easily identify them on the platform. There is an option of upgrading to first class when you book, then you will find first class in the yellow carriages.

6. How do I know where to get off?

You will have received a detailed rail itinerary for you entire journey airport to hotel with your rail transfer tickets, send out approximately 3 weeks’ before departure.

7. How do I find my hotel on arrival?

On arrival, you will be met by either your Inghams representative or by taxi if your hotel is not within walking distance from the train/bus station. If you hotel is less than 5 minutes’ walk, your rail itinerary will give directions on how to get there. Contact details for your hotel and Inghams resort rep are also provided- please refer to your rail itinerary for details.

8. What if I need help with my bags?

If you need help with your bags, the Swiss Railways offer a luggage transfer service to most resorts. The ‘Fly Luggage’ service allows you to send your bags from your UK departure airport all the way to your hotel at a cost of £14 per item per way. This may be booked with us before departure. Please note: luggage may not arrive in resort until the day after you do, so we do not recommend sending any essentials or skis on this service to make sure you can make the most of your time in resort and get first lifts! If you do decide to use the service, you will be send the relevant documentation and instructions with your rail transfer tickets and rail itinerary.

An alternative service to transfer your luggage is via our partner ‘Fetch My Luggage’, who pick up your luggage/skis from your home before travel and courier them to your end destination so they are waiting for you when you arrive. Prices start from £59 per item per way. This must be booked directly with ‘Fetch My Luggage’. Please call 01483 79 11 22 or email us on ticketing@inghams.co.uk

9. Will you send be tickets?

Transfer rail tickets and fly-luggage tickets, if booked, are sent out to the lead passenger on your booking approximately 3 weeks before departure. If you do not receive your tickets and you are travelling in the next 10 days, please contact us on 01483 79 11 22 or email us on ticketing@inghams.co.uk

10. Do I need to validate my tickets?

Your transfer tickets are sent to you before departure. You will have also received instructions on how to complete your documentation to validate it before your journey. Your ticket is a return ticket so please keep them safe during your holiday as they cannot be replaced.

11. Who do I call if I have a problem?

If you have any queries about your booking or journey before departing the UK, please contact our pre-departures services team on 01483 79 11 22. Should you have any issues whilst travelling in Switzerland, a contact number for your resort rep and overseas operating office are both provided on your rail itinerary.





How to book

Give our friendly experts a call on 01483 79 11 11

(Monday-Friday 8:30am-8pm/ Saturday 9am-5:30pm/ Sunday 10am-4pm)

- or -

Book online

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