All those who are lucky enough to have experienced a chalet holiday will agree, once you’ve handed over the reins to your own personal chalet host for a week, it’s hard to holiday any other way.
As soon as you take a break from the responsibility of cooking and cleaning, you can focus on the more important things. This can range from pouring over a piste map to pouring a Vin Chaud or two, to doing absolutely nothing.
As soon as you’ve decided this is your type of holiday, the only question now is who has earned the right to accompany you. If the list of those worthy of dragging along is around half a dozen or more, then taking a whole chalet is surely the way to go.
Taking a whole chalet gives you more control over the holiday. You can tweak the mealtimes and if you come back a bit later than expected from après, you can be safe in the knowledge you won’t wake up the couple in room 4 who are getting up at 4am to scale Mont Blanc before breakfast.
Each group will be after something different, so read on to discover which is the best chalet for you, whatever size or shape your collection of accomplices might be matlab compiler.
Best for Ski-In/Ski-Out
Chalet Guillaume – La Plagne
Whether you’ve got a few beginners looking for an easy commute to ski school or you’re a group that simply must be the first on the chairlifts, this is the place for you.
Housing eight guests in four cosy twin or king-size double rooms, all en suite, the chalet Guillaume is the ideal base camp to explore the Paradiski. It may be small but it packs a punch, the heated boot rack and roaring fire will be a welcome sight at the end of the day.
- Access to the slopes 5/5 An easy zero metre walk from the piste. You might as well clip into your skis at the breakfast table.
- Proximity of the ski shops- 3/5 An breezy five-minute stroll to the nearest ski shop.
- Access to après- 3/5 The best bet may be La Bergerie, offering a traditional alpine restaurant with a few DJ’s thrown in.
- Facilities for non-skiers- 3/5 You may have to hop on the bus, but La Plagne’s wide variety of activities means you won’t have to search hard to be entertained off the slopes 다운로드.
- Sleeps- 8
- Chalet Rating- 3+
The best all-rounder
Maison Rose – Val d’Isere
Beginners will find the chalet handily located on the slopes at the foot of the Solaise lifts, a stone’s throw from the ski schools. Après lovers will adore the simple stroll over to Coco Rico’s, and the forward planners will appreciate the ski hire shops located 10 minutes away.
Comprised of two linked apartments, this 10-person chalet will give a medium sized group of all ages and abilities the chance to explore the Tignes- Val d’isere ski area, whatever their individual needs.
- Access to the slopes 5/5- This chalet is truly ski-in/ski-out and the closest chairlift lift is 50m downhill, so in terms of lift access it gets top marks.
- Access to après 5/5- You’ll be able to choose somewhere new every day. Pick a direction to walk and it won’t be long until you bump into an après bar 어노인팅 10집 다운로드!
- Proximity of the ski shops 3/5- A slightly longer walk than to the slopes, but there aren’t many better places for a stroll than Val d’Isere town centre.
- Facilities for non-skiers 5/5- The Aquasportif Centre, located across the piste, has enough non-skiing activities to last you a season, never mind a week.
- Sleeps- 10
- Chalet Rating- 3+
Best for the Partiers
Chalet Francois – Tignes
One for those that are looking to keep the party going long after the piste bashers have replaced the skiers on the mountain. Everyone knows that the party is what you make it, but having a few places to kick things off is never a bad thing.
Being in Val Claret, the Chalet Francois is perfectly placed to access the Coco Rico après bar (second edition to the family that started in Val d’Isere). When the sun has departed for the day it may be a good idea to head inside, but back to the accommodation? No way, José. Well maybe for dinner, but then get yourself to the Discothèque Le Blue Girl to finish off the evening/ early morning 다운로드.
- Access to the slopes- 5/5 Ski in/ Ski out, enough said!
- Access to après- 5/5 Highly convenient for the aforementioned Coco Rico, plus great access to Tignes Le Lac for all the available antics over there (Loop bar is a great start).
- Proximity of the ski shops- 4/5 No bus needed here, only 200m away.
- Facilities for non-skiers- 3/5 Your lift pass will give you one free pass into the leisure centre over in Tignes Le Lac (bus between the two). Ice diving and ice driving is also available for the brave.
- Sleeps- 16
- Chalet Rating- 4
Best for small groups
Chalet Gorges – Les Deux Alpes
A bit of an all-rounder as well, the Chalet Gorges gives a solid base for a group of six. Perched on the edge of a valley the views are spectacular, and the location isn’t far behind, being in walking distance of the skiing, the town and the ski school meeting points.
The chalet itself is graded 4 and provides three comfortable en suite rooms, perfect for a family or group of friends. With the resort of Les Deux Alpes being laid out in one accessible location (rather than a few different villages), you never have to travel far to find what you’re looking for 머티리얼.
- Access to the slopes- 3/5 Like everything here, it’s walkable (330m to the piste).
- Access to après- 4/5 A surprising amount to choose from in one of the smaller resorts, with the town about 5-mins walk away.
- Proximity of the ski shops- 3/5 Hop on the bus or walk into town for the ski hire.
- Facilities for non-skiers- 3/5 Again for a smaller resort there’s a lot on offer- multiple swimming pools, Ice skating (included in the lift pass!) and a cinema are all available.
- Sleeps- 6
- Chalet Rating- 4
Best for big groups
Natalia I – Meribel
Natalia I- Meribel
If you’re travelling with a big group, you’ll want somewhere close to the slopes and close to the hire shops, you don’t want anyone getting lost on the way to their first ski lesson. Situated in the Meribel Mottaret, the Natalia I has both of these covered.
A 100 metre wander will take you to the nearest pisted snow, and the ski hire shop is just around the corner. During the day you can lead your group in convoy down La Truite (Green run) to Meribel centre, with a bus on hand late into the evening to take you home 윈도우 보안 업데이트 다운로드.
- Access to the slopes 5/5- The piste is a short 100 metre walk away.
- Access to après 3/5- There are a couple of spots in Mottaret, and of course if you head up the mountain or into the Centre there’ll be many more.
- Proximity of the ski shops 5/5- Easy, the ski shop is only a minute or so’s walk from the chalet.
- Facilities for non-skiers 3/5- You’ll have to ride the bus to Centre to access most of the facilities, but you won’t be disappointed whilst you’re there. The Olympic ice rink is a must.
- Sleeps- 18
- Chalet Rating- 4
Best for bigger groups
The Chalet Stoanerhof – Mayrhofen
Whether you’ve been tasked with organising the company ski trip or if you’re putting together the school reunion of the decade, you may be in the need of beds in some serious numbers.
When this is the case, if is of course equally important to select accommodation that can cater for everyone, no matter how large the group may be.
The Chalet Stoanerhof delivers on both these requirements with ease. Ideally, there is great flexibility in the number of beds, you can take the whole property by just filling 30, with the option of increasing this to 43 (bearing in mind some of these beds will only be suitable for kids) 다운로드.
Crucially, high quantity doesn’t come at a reduction in quality. The Stoanerhof is graded at 4+, and will place you 200m from the pistes. Surely this will impress even the pickiest work colleague.
- Access to the slopes- 4/5 Located 200m from the pistes and the nearest ski lift.
- Access to après- 3/5 Just a 10-minute walk from town (800m), and remember this is Austria, you won’t have to search far for some après.
- Proximity of the ski shops- 4/5 Everyone in the group will be thankful for the easy 250m walk to the nearest ski shop!
- Facilities for non-skiers- 3/5 Tobogganing, snowshoeing and ice skating are all on the list for the non-skiers in Mayrhofen.
- Sleeps- 30-46
- Chalet Rating- 4+
Best for luxury
Chalet Benjamin – Courchevel
Any one of the three chalets in this exquisite trio (Benjamin, Samuel and Jacques) could have taken this spot. A combination of Ski-in/Ski-out location, impressive architecture and second to none amenities raises these three signature properties to a league of their own 오마르 다운로드.
Recovery after a day on the snow is easy thanks to the Benjamin’s private sauna and steam room and being a signature property, you can look forward to a few special extras, including Vin Chaud on arrival and complementary bath robes and slippers.
- Access to the slopes 5/5- This chalet is on the edge of the piste, an easy top score here.
- Access to après 4/5- Courchevel offers a great choice of après, not least access to two Folie Douce’s in the same 3 Valleys ski area.
- Proximity of the ski shops 4/5- Only being 50m away from the town means that you’re also nice and close to the ski shops.
- Facilities for non-skiers- 3/5 Courchevel is of course vast and connected to the whole 3 valleys, so there’s plenty out there, the closest of which is probably the Aquamotion over towards 1650.
- Sleeps- 10-11
- Chalet Rating- Signature
Best option for a tighter budget
Chalet Yves – Les Arcs
The Yves is a standalone, traditional alpine chalet, peacefully placed on the mountainside overlooking the valley below with Mount Blanc in the distance. A group of 7 looking for their own quiet getaway can take sole occupancy.
The chalet might be at the lower end of the price range and is more basic than some, however it still enjoys an open fire and is in walking distance of the slopes(420m), with a bus stop just 200m away 하이큐 2기 1화 다운로드.
- Access to the slopes- 3/5 The bus, 200m from the chalet is the quickest and easiest option here.
- Access to après- 3/5 Après and nightlife can be found in the town centre, which is around 10-minutes by foot from the Yves. Once on the slopes there is also of course the newly built Folie Douce to investigate!
- Proximity of the ski shops- 3/5 The 10-minute walk will also take you to the ski shops down in Les Arcs 1800.
- Facilities for non-skiers- 3/5 Even if you’re not skiing, the snow can still be enjoyed with the help of Skidoos, huskies and even horses (check out the ski joeuring).
- Sleeps- 7
- Chalet Rating- 3
Best for self-catering
Self-Catered Chalet Carmen – Tignes
An option for those looking for real flexibility in their holiday. Self-catered chalets give all the comfort of a chalet without the time keeping, and the Carmen couldn’t be a better example.
Complete with Sauna, this self-catered chalet graded 5 sleeps eight guests in three bedrooms (with two in the living area) 다운로드. The quality of the accommodation is easily matched by the location. Fifty metres from the door you will find a blue piste, point your skis down that and you will find yourself at the foot of the main lifts in Tignes Le Lac.
- Access to the slopes- 5/5 As mentioned, 50m from the piste, the ‘Almes’ Blue piste to be exact.
- Access to après- 4/5 In the centre of Tignes Le Lac you will find yourself in an ideal location for an array of après bars and restaurants. Skiing there will be quicker, the walk is around 500m.
- Proximity of the ski shops- 3/5 The nearest ski shop will be 300m away.
- Facilities for non-skiers- 3/5 The leisure centre in Tignes is located in Le Lac, so you’ll be swimming around in no time.
- Sleeps- 8
- Chalet Rating- 5
Best for ski school
Chalet Tetra – Les Arcs
If there are a few skiers in your group that will need a few pointers from Monsieur ESF, a ski-in/ ski-out chalet is a good place to start, as the ski school meeting points will likely be close by.
The Chalet Tetra offers exactly this, along with a convenient starting point to venture into the Paradiski. There is also the nearby Dahu pedestrian bubble that transports you to the town centre in no time, helpfully open until late.
Sleeping 12-13, with an easy route to the piste means this chalet is a favorite amongst larger family groups.
- Access to the slopes- 5/5 Ski-in/ ski-out, situated on a blue piste just above the centre of Arc 1800.
- Access to après- 3/5 The pedestrian bubble is a lifesaver for those looking to make their way into town and the après this brings. The Folie Douce isn’t far away either!
- Proximity of the ski shops- 4/5 Once again, that Pedestrian bubble comes to the rescue and gets you to the ski shops with a 5-minute walk
- Facilities for non-skiers- 3/5 Arcs 1800 has plenty to choose from, including husky rides and bowling.
- Sleeps- 12-13
- Chalet Rating- 4
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