The most popular type of ski holiday in Europe is a catered ski chalet holiday, but what exactly does that mean?
In a nutshell, taking a catered chalet for your ski holiday is a bit like having your own small hotel, as it’s all yours with no other guests and the staff are there just for you!
What to expect from your catered ski chalet
A catered ski chalet is the ultimate in luxury accommodation when heading to the slopes for your skiing holiday. Nothing is more relaxing than coming home to an open fire in your own catered ski chalet after an exhilarating day.
After a long day on the slopes, you want to be able to come back and relax, without the stress of cooking your own meal or trying to find a restaurant in Meribel that everyone enjoys. A catered chalet for your ski holiday offers unparalleled ease, and with everything taken care of, you can spend all your time focusing on the slopes.
Really, just ours?
Absolutely! When on a catered chalet ski holiday, you can book the chalet just for your group, so it really isn’t like a hotel where you stay with other people. However, some chalets are occasionally available to book by the room, so if you are a smaller group or just a couple, you can share a ski chalet and get to know your fellow chalet guests. Chalet staff will be on hand to help you during your ski holiday; feel free to ask for information about your resort, you’ll be getting first hand knowledge of the town.
You can decide between booking a chalet just for your own use or you can share with other guests. Catered chalets are especially well suited to large family get togethers or going skiing with friends.
Of course, the benefit of a catered ski chalet is that your meals are cooked and prepared for you. Ski Cuisine catered ski chalets all have a chef to prepare your meals and a chalet host who will provide housekeeping services and who will serve your meals. These meals will usually include breakfast, afternoon tea, pre-dinner canapés and a 4-course dinner, as well as unlimited wine. Our catered ski chalets in Meribel offer all of this, and we make sure we only serve the most exquisite food. Take a look at our sample menus to see the quality cuisine that we serve. We also offer special menus for children, so take a look at our sample children's menu as well.
A catered ski chalet will make sure that all dietary requirements are taken into consideration, and will give a range of options. For breakfast expect typical European food, including croissants and pain au chocolate, as well as the option of a traditional English cooked breakfast. Go off on the slopes for the day, and when you come back, expect a delicious freshly baked cake. When it’s time for dinner, expect pre-dinner canapés followed by a delicious 4-course meal. What could be better?
When booking a catered ski chalet you will have your meals prepared for you and housekeeping provided by your chalet staff, so all you have to do is relax and enjoy the slopes (check the daily service here). A catered ski chalet is the perfect choice for those wanting to enjoy restaurant standard meals but in the comfort of your chalet with your own chef who will cook you delicious, freshly prepared meals each day. Your host will ensure that you are relaxed throughout your stay and will be on hand to offer assistance and advice on how to get the most out of your ski chalet holiday.
Of course, other things to consider are how close it is to the slopes and the nearest village. Ski Cuisine’s catered chalets are all well positioned, indeed several are ski in, ski out right on the piste.
There really is no better holiday than a catered ski chalet holiday and you can find out more about Ski Cuisine's services here. If you're interested in a catered ski chalet in Meribel, then get in touch to find out more about our availability.