Our Range of Ski and Snowboard Accommodation
Snow Finders has an impressive range of ski hotels, ski apartments, and ski condos across the globe to suit all guests from budget to luxury. On this site you will find a selection of what we are able to offer but not everything. Can’t find the ski holidays you are looking for? Then call one of Snowfinders ski consultants now for a full selection.
Snow Finders can help you find the ideal hotel for your Ski Holiday, from short weekend breaks to long breaks, Snow Finders have hotels to suit your requirements. Our ski hotel options range from basic two star residences and "pension" bed and breakfasts through to luxury 5 star hotels with a plethora of facilities and dining options including Michelin star restaurants. With the more modern day ski hotels you can enjoy all the luxuries from hot tubs, hammams, saunas, steam rooms, indoor and outdoor heated swimming pools, treatment rooms, climbing walls, squash courts, gyms, organised activities for the kids and lots more.
Gradings of hotels can vary vastly. To be honest you can take with a pinch of salt some of the gradings in the Italian resorts. Equally we tend to find that Austrian and Swiss hotels offer more for their respective gradings than the French hotels. However, do not get het up about gradings; Snowfinders have stayed in charming hotels graded at just 2 star that would put many a 4 star hotel to shame. We are not too sure if the same applies as The French have recently relooked at the gradings, however, it was previously impossible for a hotel to get any further than a 2 star grade if rooms did not have direct-dial telephones or the hotel had no lift - regardless of its quality of cuisine, service, and facilities!
When it comes to hotels, Snowfinders believe that the best nation for supplying high end service and cuisine are the Austrians and so they deserve a special mention. They just seem to amalgamate the family owned traditional hotel with great service and facilities with impeccable cleanliness and a general sense of welcome. Now this isn't to say that you will receive less in other countries, it's just we feel that sometimes the French may learn a thing or two from our sausage-munching beer-quaffing cousins. In Canada and the US hotels all seem to be of a great standard with wonderful facilities, the only draw back being that these are virtually all owned by giant corporations and so the individuality and personal touches do go missing in many cases. Snowfinders consultants visit hundreds of ski hotels each year so please do call us for the best advice or continue browsing our site / browse our Ski Resorts.
Ski apartments started life as small French-styled "shoe box or "rabbit hutch" apartments. These budget options usually offered ski convenience but at the expense of comfort. In many cases the apartments would have two guests sleeping on sofa-beds in the lounge, two in bunk beds in the tiny entrance area and maybe two in a tight bedroom off the lounge. Hanging and drying space would be almost non-existent and the kitchen would be a minuscule kitchenette area with just two hot rings and inadequate cooking utensils. By contrast, the new apartments being built across the Alps (by Companies such as MGM, CGH, La Grange, and Intrawest) are of the 4 star and 5 star end of the market. These constructions are much smarter using locally sourced wood and slate to harmonise with the immediate surroundings. The units are Alpine looking with pitched roofs and stone facades. Internally there is usually a communal reception and relaxation area complete with leisure facilities that would not go out of place with any modern 4 star hotel; including swimming pools, hot tubs, games rooms, hammams, saunas, etc. the actual apartments are mostly furnished with a rustic-contemporary fusion of design and furnishings. rooms are larger and facilities in the kitchen being much better with proper ovens, cookers, microwaves, dishwashers, and coffee makers etc.
Self catering options in France are abundant but they are less so in Italy, Austria, and Switzerland. In Canada and the USA the self catering options take place in the form of Condos, which are usually apart-hotels. Snowfinders have a huge range so please feel free to browse our site or better still call us for advice as not all of our units are on-line.
Ski hotels and ski apartments are the more traditional way to enjoy your fix of the white stuff. Whilst hotels will range from the 2 to the 5 star, apartments have always been of a more economical specification - now that has all changed. The modern apartments offer more spacious accommodation and a range of facilities that challenge the upper market of ski hotels with swimming pools, reception lounges, saunas, hot tubs and other on site facilities.
Many of the hotels offer a more homely environment and, especially in Austria, these are likely to be family run businesses of many years. Hotels can range from bed and breakfast, to half board, to full board, to all inclusive. Call Snowfinders for expert advice on ski hotels and ski apartments.