If you’re arranging travel separately, have a look at our accom-only deals that just cover where you’re staying and leave the journey arrangements to you. From catered chalets to half board hotels and self-catered apartments, these include all kinds of accommodation in all kinds of resorts.
We’ll make sure you have all the necessary information (like locations, check in times and nearest airports/rail stations) to make planning as easy as possible. Often you can book transfers together with your lodging, or if you’re planning to drive to resort we can show you where has the best parking facilities.
A lot of independent chalet companies operate on an accommodation-only basis. Your booking includes your bedroom and meals (traditionally breakfast, afternoon tea and supper with wine, 6 days of the week), leaving you in charge of arranging the transport.
If you’re planning to fly or get the train, some chalets have their own driver service from the nearest airports and rail stations, or we can help book shared or private transfers for you separately. Car hire is another option, giving you freedom to travel at your own pace, with wheels on hand throughout the week when you need them. We’ll be able to show you which chalets have parking spaces, and make sure you have the right information for your Sat Nav.
If you’ve found a chalet you like the look of that comes priced with flights, we can usually requote it for independent travel – though as a heads up it usually works out much cheaper to use the transport included.
Booking an apartment without transport gives you a lot more flexibility. A lot who do this choose to drive from home, packing the car up with pre-cooked dinners and other provisions for the week. Hiring a car from the airport or train station is another good option, as you can stop off at a hypermarket to buy food and drink rather than having to contend with pricier shops up in the mountains. Of course, driving isn’t a necessity, and if you’d rather someone else took care of the transport we'll help you find a transfer company – your driver can always factor in the cost of a supermarket stop-off if need be.
Whether you want to avoid charter flights, opt for train travel or drive to resort, booking your hotel without travel puts the journey plans in your hands.
That’s not to say the rest of the week needs sorting out too – with half board or all-inclusive hotels, most – if not all – the food and drink you’ll need for the week is covered.
If you’re driving from home or hiring a car, most of the big ski hotels have their own carparks for guests to use, often covered to keep your vehicle safe and dry. Or if you’re booking flights or rail tickets, we can tell you which hotels provide their own transfer service (usually charged as an extra) or recommend some good local taxi companies.
The finest chalets in the alps don’t tend to come as part of a package with flights and transfers – instead we hand pick the transport that work best for you. Private jets fly into the nearest airfields, and we can also find suitable flights with your preferred airline. Helicopter transfers will whizz you to resort in double-quick time (with incredible views on the way) or a private driver can transport you safely and comfortably in a limousine or SUV. Luxury car hire is also an option if you’d rather be behind the wheel; choose a car to suit you and it’ll be waiting when you arrive at the airport or train station. Once in resort, the best properties have a resort chauffeur to whisk you from A to B whenever you need them.