If you’re getting excited about your winter holiday in the fabulous resort of Val Thorens, catered ski chalets are probably something you are considering. When it comes to this easy, convenient accommodation option, you really can’t go wrong, but if you’re unfamiliar with the concept, let us enlighten you. |
Most people, once they have sidestepped the conventional hotel option and investigated the range of Val Thorens catered ski chalets, never look back.
Why go Catered?
At first glance the price of this kind of holiday might seem like a luxury investment, but break it down and the likelihood is that you will save money. Winter sports holidays are not cheap and when you think about the accommodation, transfers from the airport, ski hire, lessons, lift passes, food and snacks, it soon adds up. Food in resorts is always on the more expensive side and, when you eat out at lunchtime on the mountains, a snack lunch can equate to the price of a three course dinner!
In contrast, a fully-catered option means that you pay just one price in advance with no hidden costs. Most companies don’t offer lunch, as you’re out on the slopes throughout the day, but many offer an inexpensive picnic option so that you pay a few euros to your host and they make up a filled baguette to take out with you.
Going self catered means that you have all the domestic duties to do in your accommodation, and sometimes when travelling with a group, this can be quite a task. Taking care of the food, the washing up and the cleaning can impact on the time available to spend with friends and family out on the wonderful slopes of Val Thorens.
Catered ski chalets are run by one or two hosts that take care of everything. You will wake to the smell of freshly baked croissants and bread from the local bakery, and while your coffee is brewed for you, you can sit back, relax and plan your route for the day. No washing up or clearing of pots required. You can eat and run….or get out on the slopes!
When you return, there will be a freshly baked cake waiting for you to fill a gap until the evening meal. A fire will be roaring and, as you soak in the bath or pop your feet up in the lounge, your host will prepare a delicious three course dinner, which will be served later with complimentary wine.
Enjoy the Facilities
Having your own space that is kept clean everyday is just like staying in a hotel, although the catered chalet option means that you have a huge communal area, a fire, games, books, boot warmer, storage for equipment and sometimes even a hot tub. Most of the Val Thorens catered ski chalets are of the highest quality and rooms come with en suite facilities and complimentary toiletries for the week. Having the kitchen means that you can store any extras you buy and also help yourself to tea and coffee throughout the day.
The chalet staff are a real bonus when it comes to this accommodation option. They are a font of knowledge with regards to the local facilities, the best pistes and the best spots in which to catch the apres ski entertainment. They will also let you know of any resort events and can even help with organising any meals out. All in all, they are a really helpful bunch.
If you’re inspired to go for one of the many Val Thorens catered ski chalets for your next winter adventure, make sure you book with a reputable tour operator who can advise on the most ideal option for you. There are some excellent companies out there, so you’re bound to find the perfect home from home for your next winter trip.
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 excellent Val Thorens catered ski chalets they can quickly and efficiently match you with the perfect accommodation in this and many other 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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