If you are looking for a relaxed atmosphere and a lively, sociable environment, then look no further than a Ski Chalet. Ski Chalet Holidays and Club hotels are ideal for groups, yet also a great way for couples and singles to make new friends.
Ski Chalets can accommodate anything from 6 to over 20 skiers. The larger mountain chalets are nowadays often classed as Club hotels or Ski Chalet hotels and are most often hotels that now operate on a ski chalet run basis.
Newer Ski Chalets tend to be predominately en-suite accommodation. However, many of the older mountain chalets are converted dwellings. They tend to be bursting with traditional character, but obviously weren't built with en-suite accommodation in mind. Ski Chalet hotels tend to have all en-suite rooms and a downstairs bar.
Experienced chalet goers regard a Ski Chalet as a part of the ski holiday experience, not merely as somewhere to stay.
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 would compare well with that in a hotel with the added benefit of free afternoon tea and coffee freshly served as you haul your weary ski legs off the slopes, and complimentary wine is served with your evening meal.
A typical ski chalet holiday menu might be:
Wholesome breakfast including a simple cooked breakfast along with cereals, porridge, and eggs, bread, butter & preserves, tea or fresh coffee and orange juice.
Afternoon tea with home baked cakes or biscuits, bread, butter & preserves, with tea, coffee or hot chocolate.
3 or 4 course evening meal with complimentary wine, followed by tea or fresh coffee
Please note that chalet staff generally 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.
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, and are often an excellent choice as they are more likely to offer child care/entertainment in-house e.g. Kids club, Nanny Service.
Let The Co-operative Travel help find you the perfect Ski Chalet holiday:
Choosing a Ski Chalet is often more difficult than choosing a hotel. Not least, because there are far more to choose from.
Also as the chalets location within your ski resort and your party size are key to making the right choice, it's difficult to do without some knowledge of the resorts and accommodation on offer.
Our team of sales consultants can help you through this process making sure that your needs are met every step of the way.
Simply give us a call on 0844 879 8832, and here are a reasons to give us a call:
The best group skiing holiday bargains are usually offered in the Preview edition brochures, which are on sale towards the end of the previous year's season.
Group discounts and free places are usually available throughout the year. However, the earlier you can commit to booking and pay your deposits, the more generous the discounts tend to be. The Co-operative Travel is constantly updated with Group deals so we can always ensure that you receive the maximum number of free places or discounts at the time you book.
Even the best and most popular chalets don't sell every room on every date early on, so it's always worth checking with us to see which chalets are available, whether you're booking 3 months, 3 weeks or 3 days before departure.
Having exclusive use of a Mountain Chalet is the ultimate Group Holiday. With constant access to the latest Ski Chalet availability, The Co-operative Travel is ideally placed to find the ideal chalet for your group. Of course the earlier you book, the wider the choice. However, even if there aren't ski chalets that match your exact party size we can often strike a deal for you to have sole use of a slightly larger one.
When travelling with children, the success of your holiday is often dependent on how much they enjoy themselves. Making the right choice can be difficult. By calling one of our consultants, 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.