The Reverse Ski Weekend - Sunday to Wednesday

The Reverse Ski Weekend

The what? Well, it’s just like a ski weekend except you fly out on a Sunday (or early in the week) and return in the middle of the week with a whole load of benefits in doing so.

We have always offered flexible and tailor-made breaks which have been particularly attractive for those tight on time or who not wish to cut into both weekends at the start and end of the traditional 7-night holiday.

Although the preference remains for a Wednesday or Thursday departure through to the Sunday or Monday, increasingly we are seeing shorter stay requests departing at the weekend and returning mid-week.

There are a number of advantages with this not least the price element (you will save money!) and, here, we take a look at why a Saturday or Sunday arrival for 3 or 4 nights could be just the ticket for you and your party.


Flights travelling out to the Alps for the weekend are at a premium but take a look at Sunday-Wednesday travel and you will see fares close to half that you would pay for Wednesday-Sunday. And, with an early flight out and late flight back, you’ll pack in the best part of 4 days skiing.


Notice the volume of traffic heading back to the Airport on a Sunday afternoon or evening? You’ll be heading in the opposite direction with empty Monday morning slopes to look forward to.


Most Hotels will be full up at the weekend but come Sunday, with guests departing, occupancy drops off and availability is so much better and prices keener too.


The locals are back at work, the weekenders and second-homers have gone home and the slopes are comparatively empty come Monday. No weekend crowds and the slopes virtually to yourself. Bliss.


If you have ever struggled to get a table at the weekend in Mountain restaurant then struggle no more. And, as far as après-ski goes, this most certainly doesn’t stop just because the weekend is over!


We think it is fair to say there is no such thing as cheap + ski + weekend.

However, it you are looking for the most bang for your buck, a Sunday –Wednesday short stay will save you a chunk of cash and cost you no more in terms of time off work either.

To talk to us about flexible, short ski breaks to Austria, call us on 01905 731269 or click on Contact at the top of this page.