For the quintessentially alpine experience a traditional ski chalet in one of the world’s great resorts can’t be beaten. Browse some of the best here or call for recommendations.
With chocolate box charm and authentic alpine architecture, a trad. catered chalet with all of the home comforts (plus great food and wine) is our favourite kind of ski holiday.
In Tignes sleeps 6, 1 min to Chaudannes piste, all rooms own facilities and balcony, steam room and massage shower, master room take up top floor with Jacuzzi bath and own balcony.
In Meribel, (6-8), the archetypal chocolate box chalet. Free standing and set in the peaceful surroundings just below the Morel area of Meribel. The Morel lift is a short uphill walk away and the there is a ski bus stop nearby for this wanting to go to the central ski point. The is the Famous Chez Kiki is close by for some après ski close to home. The village centre is about 10 min walk away. Ideal for 6 but can accomodate another two in a bunk bed room.
In Courchevel 1650, 6-8, an excellent chalet that is free standing, a rarity for a group so small. A panoramic balcony gives you views across the valley, all the rooms have modern en-suite facilities and there is a sauna. One of the twin bedrooms can be converted to a quad for a family room.
In Les Gets sleeping 7-8, with modern touches very popular, 3 min to piste and button lift, sauna , equipment storage available in village centre hire shops near main Chavannes lifts, enjoy après with shoes, south facing terrace.
In Tignes, 7-8, high speed lifts 2 min away and you can ski back, charming trad’ ski chalet with split level communal areas, après ski is easy too as Le Lavachet is only a short walk away.
In Meribel, sleeps 8. Beautiful wooden clad chalet is set just above Morel in Meribel. Situated close to the blue run that goes into the village centre and the Chaudanne area, it is in a great position for skiing. The décor is to a high standard and has been furnished in a traditional style with all the modern comforts. The village centre is little more than 15 minutes’ walk down the hill, but the local bus stop nearby, if you don’t fancy the walk back up.
In Courchevel 1650, sleeps 8, This lovely traditional chalet is in a peaceful location just below the centre of 1650, which you can access via the recently installed village escalator. All bedrooms have their own facilities and there is a sauna and large balcony with amazing views.
In Verbier, 12 beds, this chalet has been running for 25 years and is a really popular choice. It’s fantastic location with the village centre close by and only 5 min walk to the Medran lift which gives you access to the full area ski circuit. The Mont Fort pub is a stroll away.
In Alpe d’Huez hosts 14-20 guests, hot tub, 2 min to nearest lift, all bed with en-suite and only miuntues away from Palais du Sport.
In Les Deux Alpes sleeps 18 en suite rooms; 300m from new high speed lift 100m from shops and bars, free slope-side equipment storage and private sauna
In Tignes sleeps 16-17, 1 min to Chaudannes piste, en-suite rooms most with balcony, sauna, steam room and hot tub, great modern facilities, 4 min from lifts, access via un-pisted track 50m away.
Many ski chalets now have been elegantly refurbished to highlight the traditional aspects of the architecture and at the same time provide you with the convenience of modern facilities.
Here we’ve created a list of some of those properties which we feel give you the most authentic feel of a traditional ski chalet, with terrific levels of service and facilities, in beautiful surroundings.
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