There are hundreds of ski chalets in existence but Consensio’s are among the very best. We’re talking true world greats - unbeatable when it comes to interiors, facilities, food, service, the jolly lot. ‘Exceptional Chalets, Exceptional Service’ is their motto and over the years they’ve done a pristine job at providing just that.
Consensio run a dazzling collection of catered chalets and self-catered apartments across a handful of the finest French resorts. They’ve cherry picked the crème-de-la-crème of alpine accommodation – designed, built, decorated and operated by the best in the business.
Taking the wow-factor further still, this company can conjure up some seriously unique ski holiday enhancements, like post-ski pamper treatments, helicopter-tours, ice-driving, even a guided backcountry experience where you’ll be introduced to some less-travelled corners of alpine wilderness.
While the initial costs don’t include travel, that can certainly be arranged - whether you’re looking for first class, private flights, helicopter transfers or something else. Your lift passes, ski hire, ski guides and all manner of other things can be pre-booked - just tell us what you need and we’ll do the rest.
These packages are bonded with ABTA and all suppliers SNO use are also ATOL protected.
Hosting around 8-15 guests, the comfort and style level of these luxury lodges - some more like mountain mansions - is jaw-dropping. Imagine elaborate interiors (think wooden doorways imported from Tibet, ceilings from Moroccan souks…), designer furnishings (socking great sofas, dreamy beds, bespoke bathtubs…) and top-quality textiles to get a feel of just how tremendously put together they are - or see for yourself in the property photos to the left...
The most exquisite properties have private swimming pools: indoors, outdoors, infinity-edged, one tiled in gold, some with drop-down projector screens for a swim-in movie session… These often come alongside state-of-the-art spa facilities (hot tubs, hammams, saunas and more) - all at the ready to give your body a good pampering after a day on your ski legs.
Then there’s the entertainment side of things, which may come in the form of a kitted-out games room, home cinema or chalet-wide sound system… Features we’ve seen to bring out your inner child include an interior slide to save you using the stairs and a supped up Scalextric game.
The service in these holidays goes above and beyond what you’d expect to find in a standard chalet – or 5-star hotel for that matter. Touches we love include fresh flowers, surprises for kids, unlimited premium drinks, and an in-resort chauffeur to whisk you from A to B. Hosts receive the highest training to achieve the perfect balance of being on hand for all your needs, while giving you space to really relax.
Location wise, these properties bag the best locations in resort, whether that’s right on the piste-side, inches from the town centre or in an exclusive gated enclave.
When it comes to food and drink, you’ll find gorgeous dining rooms with roaring fires, mountain views and more. Sometimes you have the option to eat al-fresco on the sun terrace. Alongside top-notch champagne and sommelier selected wines (often plucked from the chalet wine cellar), this operator provides the finest dining, with world-renowned chefs working their magic around your tastes and needs. We’ll elaborate on that below...
This company take traditional chalet catering to an entirely new level. You’ll have your own talented chef on hand throughout your stay, who’ll design a menu according your needs and cravings.
They’ll deftly whip up a cooked breakfast each morning – anything from shakshuka to sausage sarnies - with healthy options like smoothies in the mix too. Afternoon tea’s usually prepared later on in the day – which could include savoury snacks, fresh cake, a steaming mug of your favourite tea or coffee or a bubbling glass of champagne.
Then there’s dinner, which comes with cracking paired wines. Depending on your preferences, Chef can conjure up a fine-dining banquet fit for a king, your favourite TV dinner from home or anything in between… These bespoke dishes are made mostly with produce sourced from local farm shops, so it’s sure to be some of the very freshest food you’ll find.
On one night a week your hosts will take time off from preparing the evening meal, giving you a superb opportunity to dine out at one of the eateries nearby.
If you have food allergies or want a specific wine, cheese, caviar (or anything else your heart desires), this company will move mountains to cater for you.
These self-catered apartments sleeping between 6 and 14 guests are a brilliant option if you want Consensio’s high-class comfort and attention to detail, minus the meal-plan.
Worlds away from the budget ‘rabbit-hutch’ style apartments you can find elsewhere in the Alps, they’re roomy, chic places to call home for the week. Facilities and furnishings help make your stay something quite remarkable, whether you’re soaking in a hot tub, making use of a cinema room or curling up under a cashmere throw by the fire...
While catering isn’t included, you still get the benefits of a cleaning and concierge service to ensure everything’s spic, span and running like clockwork. A food delivery service is available for your convenience with many of these apartments, as are nanny and massage services plus ski pass and ski hire delivery.
If you’re bringing the family, in-chalet childcare should be no problem to arrange. Lots of these chalets and apartments are brilliantly geared up for kids, from safety features like locks on the pool doors to baby equipment like sterilisers and baby baths. Continuing in their spirit of ingenuity, Consensio treat children on their holidays to a ‘Charlie Bear Concierge’ pack, giving them fun competitions and challenges to complete throughout the week.
In some resorts, Consensio offer an enhanced family fun package which includes treats like husky-sledging, an igloo adventure and in-chalet entertainment such as a magic show.
There’s something special to be said about the extra touches you can experience over peak times like Christmas, New Year and Easter. These are buzzing times of year in the Alps, with all kinds of festivities around the resorts. In the comfort of your chalet, you’ll usually find chefs creating seasonal treats, hosts taking care of celebrations and decorations and appearances from the likes of Father Christmas and the Easter Bunny…
Any discounts and deals available on Consensio properties can be seen right here - often early and late season holidays are considerably cheaper than peak weeks and sometimes un-booked chalets are discounted when the departure date is around the corner.
Absolutely all Consensio holidays can be found right here – saving you the need to forage any further. Using our search tool, you can filter away, selecting your preferences to see which chalets might work best for you. Better yet, let us do the legwork: drop us a line with what you’re looking for and we’ll take care of the rest.
The word ‘consensio’ means ‘co-operative’ and that’s how this company operate, working alongside chalet owners to craft premium ski holidays. This partnership was launched in 2009 alongside a group of chalet owners who they strive to work ‘with’, rather than ‘for’. Paying great attention to detail ever since, Consensio have hosted hundreds of clients from all over the world on these premium ski holidays. They regularly scoop up awards in the industry, like ‘World’s Best Ski Chalet’ and ‘France’s Best Ski Chalet’. The hub from which they do most of this is in London - South Kensington to be precise.
|Chalet||Resort||Price from (per person)|
|Shemshak Lodge||Courchevel||£ 3691|
|Chalet Calistoga||Val d'Isere||£ 2889|
|Chalet Le Rocher||Val d'Isere||£ 2685|
|Chalet Le Namaste||Courchevel||£ 2310|
|Chalet Elephant Blanc||Val d'Isere||£ 2301|
|Chalet Montana||Val d'Isere||£ 1926|
|Chalet Le Grenier||Meribel & Mottaret||£ 1697|
|Chalet Chopine||Meribel & Mottaret||£ 1679|
|Marco Polo||Val d'Isere||£ 1528|
|Chalet Lhotse||Val d'Isere||£ 1473|