Europe is having a cracker of an early ski season with some serious snow dumps across the Alps. Now’s the time to look at booking a European ski holiday. Liv Redmayne Peacock finds 6 Air BnB properties for every budget from AU$20 per person to AU$150 per person in a luxury chalet.
One bedroom mountain view in Bankso, Bulgaria from AU$70 per night
This colourful little apartment is perfect for couples or friends looking to explore skiing in a new area. With just a short walk to the gondola, ski hire shops and restaurants as well as access to a sauna, pools and a gym this apartment sleeps four and makes an excellent base camp.
One bedroom “million dollar view” in Kranjska Gora, Slovenia from AU$60 per night
Appropriately titled “a million dollar view” this flat is set above beautiful clear lakes and right at the foot of the slopes. It has recently been refurnished, giving the impression of a sunny and clean space as well as boasting a cosy balcony with those stunning views. The resort itself has lively nightlife, delicious local food and well maintained runs despite the occasionally questionable quality of the snow.
Two person condo in Tignes, France from AU$90 per night
A gorgeous mashup of rustic and modern, this sweet apartment, with space for two people, enjoys sweeping views of Lac de Tignes and is located just 250m from the nearest chair lift. With just the village, the lake and the mountains it’s easy to lose the distractions and focus on skiing.
Luxury home for 6 in Wengen, Switzerland from AU$892 per night
Situated in an ideal ski in/ ski out location with dazzling views of the Jungfrau and the Lauterbrunnen valley this luxury apartment is perfect for spending a week or two skiing in Wengen and the surrounding mountains, knowing that you have a comfortable base to return to. With enough space to sleep 6 and entertain 16 this is one place that you have to tell you friends about!
Cool ski in ski out chalet home, sleeps 6 in Verbier, Switzerland from AU$903 per night
Described as a contemporary chalet, this beautifully refurbished home is set a little way back from the village, in Valais, making it a peaceful getaway. Alongside the ability to ski in/ ski out the chalet also features a steam bath and a broad balcony taking in the stunning views, ideal for breakfast or evening drinks.
Stunning Scandinavian design villa in Lapland, sleeps eight in Muonio, Finland from AU$334 per night
Located about 6km outside of the village of Muonio, Villa Lumi is a wonderfully quiet space to relax, with floor to ceiling windows letting in the snowy view. There are plenty of activities to explore, including snowshoeing, husky and reindeer safaris and snowmobiling as well as cross country and downhill skiing.