If you are looking for a relaxed atmosphere and a lively, sociable environment, then look no further than a Catered Ski Chalet holiday. These holidays are ideal for groups, yet also a great way for couples and singles to make new friends. Ski chalets & chalethotels in destinations such as France are great for families and groups alike. Experienced chalet goers regard the Ski Chalet as more than just a place to stay and being very sociable, many people meet lifelong friends on this type of holiday. Many Ski Chalets especially Chalets in Meribel offer a Luxury option for that extra touch of comfort. Other popular areas for Luxury Ski Chalets are Switzerland, Austria & Italy.
Whether you are thinking of taking a Chalet holiday for the first time or are an experienced chalet-goer, just make one call to our expert team and they will find the perfect chalet for you and your party, whatever the size.
Ski Chalets can accommodate anything from 8 to over 20 skiers. The larger catered properties tend to be classed as Chalet hotels or Club hotels and are almost always hotels that now operate on a ski chalet basis.
Newer Skiing Chalets tend to be predominately en-suite accommodation, either free-standing traditional looking chalets or sometimes in apartment style in a building sharing leisure facilities with other chalets. However, many of the older mountain chalets are converted dwellings and farmhouses, giving then tremendous character. Being ex-hotels, Chalet hotels usually have all en-suite rooms and a downstairs bar.
Choosing a Ski Chalet is often more difficult than choosing a hotel. Not least, because there are many different sizes available and your group may require sole use. Chalet location may also be very important to you. Our dedicated team of Ski Sales consultants can help you through this process making sure that your needs are met every step of the way.
Our dedicated team of Ski Sales consultants can help you through this process making sure that your needs are met every step of the way.
One of the most pleasurable aspects of Ski Chalet Holidays is mealtimes. Your (usually live-in) chalet staff will cook for you and your fellow ski chalet guests.
Unlike a hotel, mealtimes in a mountain chalet bring guests together, creating a very relaxed and homely atmosphere. The evening meal often has a feeling of an informal dinner party with friends.
Chalet cuisine is much more than Half Board as you get afternoon tea and coffee freshly served as you rest after returning from the slopes, and complimentary wine is served with your evening meal.
A typical ski chalet holiday menu might be:
Please note that ski chalet staff have one day off a week when breakfast and afternoon tea will be left out for you and you will be free to sample a local restaurant in the evening, so a weekly ski chalet holiday includes only 6 evening meals. (with a couple of ski tour operators, the holiday only includes 5 evening meals, but you will be informed of this at the time of booking).
Many ski chalets only accommodate children (up to aged 12) in school holidays. However, if your party books the entire ski chalet then this restriction does not apply.
'Family chalets' encourage children all season. These generally stock many items e.g. games to keep young children occupied. Some Ski chalets also have an in-house crèche/ nanny service available. Children are always allowed into Club Hotels or Chalet hotels at all times. They are often an excellent choice as they are more likely to offer child care/entertainment in-house e.g. Kids club, Nanny Service.
When travelling with children, you naturally will want them to enjoy the holiday as much as you do. We can recommend Ski Chalets or Club Hotels that are best suited to your needs e.g. Accommodation with Child-care, Family rooms, Free Child Places, location within resort etc.
Finding and booking the right ski holiday is made so much easier when booking with a true expert. This website introduces you to a number of Personal Travel Agents who are just that and who run their businesses in partnership with Your Co-op. For all customer’s peace of mind and security the Personal Travel Agents are members of ABTA and ATOL holders.