- Bespoke pre-holiday care including assistance with booking of transfers, lessons, ski hire, passes and massage
- Seven nights’ accommodation
- Dedicated service from the team (trained chef, host and resort manager) *for 6 bed chalets there is one member of staff who works as a chef/host
- 6 days fully catered service (full English breakfast spread with breakfast special, afternoon tea, canapés, 3 course evening supper, cheese)
- Unlimited complimentary hand-picked wine (choice of 5 white, 5 red and rosé), sparkling wine, beers and soft drinks
- Home-cooked High Tea for children (6pm, 6 days)
- Private mini bus service to and from the slopes (08:00 – 11:00 and 16:30 – 20:00) *Meribel only
Linen and bath towels
- Extras: towelling dressing gowns, ‘smellies’, goodies on your bed, daily UK newspapers, tissues and chocolate bars to take on the slopes
- Spirits and cocktails available as an upgrade.
A good skiing holiday isn’t complete without good food, which is why top of the list is providing some of the best dining experiences the Alps has to offer by carefully hand-picking restaurant chefs and allowing them free rein when it comes to menus allowing them to show their natural talent.
At the same time we are extremely flexible in adapting to your needs. Your chef will call you in advance to go through finer details of likes, dislikes, special requests, allergies and children’s food.
As much as some might love fine-dining every night your chefs are also aware that eating 4 courses every night (especially after a big lunch!) might not be everybody’s cup of tea. They will happily provide lighter, more simple, 2 or 3 course meals for you.
The whole chalet service is provided when it comes to food:
- A full breakfast spread with daily specials
- Afternoon tea
- Homemade children’s tea
- 5 course evening meal – canapés, starter, main, pudding and cheese
In addition to the extensive House Wine List, we now also have a cocktail, spirit and digestif selection for you to choose from.
All the wines are considered to be ‘House’ wines which flow freely throughout your stay included in the price of your holiday.
Great food goes hand-in-hand with great wine and therefore do not compromise on the quality and range of the wine list. Offered is a variety of wines to suit all pallets and to balance perfectly with diverse chefs’ menus.
Enjoy working your way through our list over the course of the week, and if there is one you particularly enjoy then you are more than welcome to make it your tipple of choice all week long! Santé!
A typical day goes a little something like this…
They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, especially when skiing. Your chef and host will have breakfast ready and waiting for when you rise. You won’t leave the chalet hungry with a breakfast spread of pretty much anything you can think of. From cereals, porridge and homemade muesli, to pastries and fresh bread, eggs and bacon, a daily breakfast special or just pretty much anything you like.
The team will be on-hand to answer any questions you might have on where to ski that day and can recommend a restaurant and reserve you a table for lunch. As you leave for the slopes in the morning, take your pick from the basket of mini chocolate and health bars, piste maps and tissues waiting by the door.
The best bit! The slopes are easily reached from all of our chalets and offer some of the best skiing in the Alps. Whilst we’re sure you’ll have an excellent time exploring the vast ski areas of Meribel or Val d’Isère, your Resort Manager will be on call all day if need be.
Afternoon Tea & Activities
When you return, the chalet will be filled with the aroma of baking, the table will be laid with an ample spread for afternoon tea, fresh bread and jams, and daily baked cakes for you to enjoy whilst reading your choice of UK newspapers; an hour of peace to sit back and relax, have a snooze or a massage before dinner. For the more energetic, there is plenty of afternoon/early evening activity available – sledging on the nearby pistes, hot-tubbing, swimming, ice-skating, walking, perusing the shops and of course, après!
If there are children in the chalets, a High Tea is served at 6pm. For the less discerning kiddies’ palette, homemade spaghetti bolognaise, mini chicken pies, make your own pizzas and anything else they fancy can be arranged. The chefs will call a few days before you arrive to discuss this in detail.
As the night draws in, supper is preceded by drinks and canapés. This is followed by a four course meal prepared carefully by your chef. Your glass will be topped up with an unlimited flow of one of our delicious house wines. When pudding is over you will be left at the table to mull over the day’s skiing with a board of local cheeses and coffee. Either curl up on the sofa in front of a film from our DVD library, collapse into our comfy beds or hit the town for some live music and dancing.
Your chalet staff do have a full day off in the middle of the week but don’t worry – your fridge will be stocked with all the breakfast essentials the night before and the table laid up before you go to bed. Your Resort Manager will deliver you pastries and fresh bread in the morning, and will be on-hand to help with anything. In the evening, you will have been booked you into one of the great local restaurants to taste some of the local cuisine. Alternatively if you’d like an evening off gastronomic cuisine then there are a few fantastic pizza takeaways in both Meribel Village and Val d’Isère.
Wine List 2015/16
~ FIZZ ~
Champagne Beaumont des Crayeres ‘Grande Reserve’ – served on the first night and special occasions only
Pierre Courtrat – our house sparkling wine free flows all week
~ WHITE ~
Chemins des Pins Sauvignon 2013
Chignin Vieilles Vignes 2013
Chateau Bauduc Sauvignon Blanc 2013
Cape Heights Chenin Blanc 2014
Vignerons de Buxy Cote Chalonnaise 2011
~ RED ~
Chemin de Pins Malbec 2013
Manoir Grignon Cabernet Syrah 2013
False Bay Pinotage 2013
Chateau Goumin Bordeaux 2011
Boutinot Cotes du Rhone Villages le Coteaux 2011
~ ROSE ~
SPIRITS & COCKTAILS
~ SPIRITS ~
This year there is a small but perfectly formed spirit range. Selected is a quality brand for each spirit deemed ‘essential’ – gin, vodka and rum. These are all available by the bottle for £35. Provide free of charge are the necessary extras (ice, mixers and lime) and your host will prepare the drinks for you as and when you are thirsty.
~ COCKTAILS ~
For those of you wanting to be a little more adventurous you can take on the new cocktail service for £55 per bottle. Selected are a few preferred cocktail options for each spirit – you can either choose which one you would like or leave it to your host to prepare one of each throughout the week. Within this price all the ingredients and the cocktail shaking labour is provided!