Value for money ski chalets
Posted on October 14, 2016 by Earl Knudsen
Top Five Value For Money Chalets that won’t break the bank!
We take a look at some attractive luxury ski chalets with price tags that won’t break the bank but will make you feel like a millionaire!
We know how expensive a ski holiday can be, particularly when you start to add on flights, ski hire, lessons, lift passes and other unexpected expenses, costs can really spiral. However, did you know that if you were to choose a lesser known resort which links into one of the larger ski areas, it can be cheaper than you think? Furthermore, most of the chalet operators who have chalets in these smaller resorts tend to be independent. This means the food, wine and service in resort is so much better than big mass market operators. Generally, the owners are on hand in resort making sure their clients are looked after very well.
Advantages of staying in a lesser known resort:
- Better service, food and wine in your chalet
- Fewer lift queues and crowds
- Often very easy access to a large ski area
- Unspoilt villages with traditional atmosphere
- Smarter and often cheaper accommodation
Below is a list of our “top five value for money chalets” in some lesser known resorts that won’t break the bank...
1. Chalet Panorama**** - Maria Alm, Austria (Sleeps 12-18)
From the luxury furnishings to wonderful spa - no elements have been overlooked at this chalet. The Panorama is located 300m from the centre of town and slopes and you can ski to within 200m of the chalet. The chalet boasts a luxury spa with sauna and steam room. The chalet also offers an excellent level of food and service. All bedrooms are en-suite.
7 Night Price: Exclusive use of chalet - £535 per person Chalet Board (Exc. flights and transfers). For departures on Tuesday 3rd January and Tuesday 10th January, 2017.
Maria Alm – is a traditional and unspoilt village with quite a large and un-crowded ski area. For those looking for some real alpine charm.
2. Chalet: Endymion***** - Veysonnaz (Verbier), Switzerland (Sleeps 10 -12)
Chalet Endymion is a new luxury chalet built right on the slopes just above Veysonnaz. It is ski-in ski-out and is 1 minute's skiing to the base of the Thyon Gondola.
There is also a delightful and spacious living/dining room as well as sauna, indoor hot tub, study, boot room, indoor and outdoor fireplaces, balcony seating, and outdoor dining. All bedrooms are en-suite.
7 Night Price: Exclusive use of chalet - £800 per person Chalet Board (Exc. flights and transfers). For departure on 14th January, 2017.
Veysonnaz is a small, family friendly resort which offers great value considering its position in the massive 4 Valleys ski area.
Lovely contemporary chalet is this wonderful resort. All the rooms have lots of light and spectacular views of the valley across the way. The spacious living room is the perfect place to relax after a day on the slopes in front of the fire.
7 Night Price: Exclusive use of chalet - £582 per person Self-Catered (Exc. flights and transfers). For departures in January and March 2017.
St Martin de Belleville is a totally traditional Savoyard village with an old church, small square, pleasant buildings and very easy links into the entire 3 Valleys ski area.
4. Chalet Terre**** - Argentiere, France (Sleeps 10)
The luxurious Chalet Terre is truly unique, combining primitive art, ethnic artifacts and carved statues to create a warm, rich ambiance. The chalet is by the River in Argentiere, next to the world famous Grands Montets ski area. It is only a short drive away from the other Chamonix ski areas: Brevent and Flegere, Le Domaine de Balme - La Tour & Vallorcine, Les Houches and, via the Aguille du Midi lift station in central Chamonix, the amazing Vallee Blanche.
7 Night Price: Exclusive use of chalet - £815 per person Chalet Board (Exc. flights and transfers). For departures on 26 March, 2017.
Argentiere is a traditional village with access to some of the most amazing skiing in the Alps. There are tons of off-piste possibilities and the Grand Montets Mountain has plenty of good skiing for strong intermediates. For less experienced skiers La Tour is a 5 minute bus ride away.
5. Chalet Auriane**** - Tzoumaz (Verbier), Switzerland (sleep 12)
The chalet Auriane combines the luxury of an exclusive boutique hotel with the traditional feel of an alpine ski lodge. The chalet is perched on the side of the mountain and it is possible to ski in/out. There is also a lift just 100m away. There is a superb spa area with sauna and hammam. From the large outdoor Jacuzzi there are superb views over the entire valley and the resort of La Tzoumaz.
7 Night Price: Exclusive use of chalet - £825 per person Chalet Board and includes flights from Gatwick to Geneva and private transfers. For departures on 22nd January and 29th January, 2017.
La Tzoumazis a very small hamlet that links into the Verbier ski circuit. This is a quiet place to stay so if you are after lots of nightlife, forget it! On the other hand if you are after some superb skiing and some good quality down time this would be the perfect place to stay.
For more details of these chalets and other luxury chalets in smaller resorts call our Ski Experts on 020 3358 0284
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