When you think of a ski holiday, images that come to mind include snow-covered mountains, jovial apres ski bars, and of course, the ski chalet. While there is a variety of accommodation options to choose from, including budget hostels and fancy hotels, the catered chalet is something of an icon of the winter escape. It’s more than just a place to stay; these dedicated cabins (although they’re often much larger) offer guests a home away from home near the slopes, and ensure a touch of magic is added to your getaway. |
If the experience of the catered chalet in places like Tignes, in France, is new to you, here’s a rundown of the key ingredients that make them so special and keep visitors coming back for more.
While the accommodation will be furnished to exude cosiness and comfort, it’s really your hosts that will bring warmth to the place. From the moment you arrive to your final farewell, your hosts will be around to ensure that you have a ski holiday of a lifetime. They will know everything about the resort and region, so anything that you need will be taken care of. Need to book some lessons? They’ll arrange it. Want to make reservations at a restaurant in town? It’s done. Want to know where the best off-piste runs are? They’ve got the inside scoop. Better yet, you won’t have to lift a finger, as all cleaning and chores will be done before you have to ask. Plus, there’s always fresh cake and cups of tea to welcome you home from the slopes.
Cooking is Covered
Speaking of chores, the best part about a catered chalet is that you don’t have to do any cooking. Whether you’re a group of friends, travelling with kids, or just you and your partner, all the food will be made specially to suit your requirements. A nice feature of most of these stays is that you’ll have the option to try out some of the local dishes too, with your hosts offering a selection of gastronomic delights all week.
Perfect for Groups
While chalets come in all shapes and sizes, they really are the best option for group holidays. Whether you’re a couple of families or a group of friends, this accommodation offers great deals and there’s no need to think about the food budget or splitting the bill at dinner - everything is included!
It’s normal to miss the familiarity of home while on holiday, even if you’re having the time of your life! A catered chalet solves this problem by providing you with a real home away from home. With all the comforts of soft furnishings, crackling fires and friendly hosts, you’ll be sorry to leave by the end of your trip.
No matter what kind of skiing holiday you are planning - fun with friends or making memories with your family - a catered chalet is a fantastic option when visiting a resort like Tignes, and many others as well.
Author Plate Tim Heal is the founder of Chaletline, a travel agency offering catered chalet accommodation in worldwide ski resorts. With an extensive knowledge of resorts and excellent post booking care, they pride themselves on the personal touch they offer to each and every client. If you're looking for an excellent catered chalet they can quickly and efficiently match you with the perfect accommodation in a range of excellent resorts. Catering for individuals, couples and groups up to 50, the knowledgeable Chaletline team will help you choose the right chalet in the right resort.
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