Catch the first snows with HomeAway Holiday-Rentals

Choose an apartment in the Alps or a chalet across the Atlantic for the best conditions now

Great news for ski enthusiasts around the world: ski season is officially here! With heavy snowfalls reported in the Alps and across the Atlantic*, there’s no better time to jet off for a bargain ski break. HomeAway Holiday-Rentals, the UK’s largest private rentals website, has a range of great value ski holiday homes to rent and those looking for a cheap ski break should book now to enjoy the best early season rates. 

Everyone knows ski holidays are cheapest at the beginning of the season, but that doesn’t have to mean a compromise on the quality of accommodation or snow. By heading for the freshest new snowfalls and renting a private apartment or chalet, it is still possible to enjoy a top quality holiday for less as renting often works out much cheaper per head than a similar standard hotel.

On there are hundreds of ski properties available in resorts reporting fresh new snowfalls in Austria, France, Switzerland, Norway, Sweden and Canada. Below is a selection of some of the best, including a charming apartment in Stubai, Austria, were conditions are now perfect and a cosy ski studio in Tignes, currently the only open French glacier resort*.

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Prices quoted are per property per week and all still had good availability for the ’09 season at time of going to press.

Charming Stubai holiday apartment
1 BEDROOM, SLEEPS 5 (Apartment 2) - Finished in a traditional Tirolean style, the apartment is situated in Stubai, the largest all-year ski area in Austria and a majestic glacier world. Guests have access to a large garden with swimming pool, tennis court, sauna and a ski/snowboard storage room with a heated boot facility.
From £354 per week

Brand new apartment in Saas Fee, the ‘pearl of the Alps’
3 BEDROOMS, SLEEPS 6 - Offering breathtaking mountain and glacial views to the South, West and North, this modern apartment is only 800 metres from the ski lifts and offers access to the well appointed wellness centre in the building with whirlpool, sauna, pool table and gym equipment. Saas Fee, which has recently been reported to have received more fresh snow, is a charming, picturesque village nestling high at 1,800 metres amongst the beautiful breathtaking scenery of the Swiss Alps.
£939 per week

Tignes ski studio apartment
STUDIO, SLEEPS 4 - This beautiful apartment is ideally located in the centre of Val Claret, right on the pistes. The building itself also houses a ski hire shop, ski school, cash point, launderette, hairdresser, shops, bars and restaurants in the commercial gallery below.
From £260 per week

Quiet ski-in/ski-out condo located directly on the mountain
2 BEDROOMS, SLEEPS 8 - Spacious and quiet four-season condo apartment in resort location with views of Lake Tremblant and village, positioned on the slopes of Mt Tremblant, with a piste-marked trail running behind the property. The condo overlooks a 60ft waterfall and has a balcony with furniture and gas BBQ. There's a full range of Alpine skiing activities in the winter - including night skiing (30 minutes by car).
From £767 per week

For a taster of more fabulous ski holiday homes available to rent, from budget apartments to luxury chalets, check out the new HomeAway Holiday-Rentals ‘Ski Property Ladder’ listing properties from £200 to £20,000 per week.