The Ski Chalet Experience in Europe!

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Ski Chalets really are a home from home in another country, and provide an enjoyable experience designed for people from all over the world. France and Austria are the two most popular ski destinations in Europe, closely followed by Italy, but for the best ski chalets, you are definitely best sticking to Austria or France. The great diversity with these chalets is that they can sleep numbers from 6 to 40, meaning that you could either travel as a family or with a large group of friends.

Chalets are like personal hotels, that are put together to serve your needs. When you arrive you are usually greeted but someone that will take care of you on your stay, usually cooking for you or looking after the washing and what not. In some cases these people are referred to as “Chalet Girls” and not only do they help to look after you on your stay, but have good knowledge of the area and can provide good ski routes. So the ski chalet experience is one where you can enjoy the slopes but be catered for as if you were in the comfort of your own home.

For families or small groups of friends, between 6 and 8 of you could benefit from staying at a beautiful ski chalet in France called Chalet Pia. This chalet is a contemporary styled apartment like appearance and provides cosy and warm close quarters for visitors. There is always a dining and lounge area for each of the chalet apartments. As with most chalet deals, you will be fed breakfast and a 3 course meal most nights as well, this is a perfect place for large families to visit!

For those of you looking for a party adventure with a large group of friends, I bet you though you wouldn’t be able to find a place that could sleep up to 40 of you! Well then you should consider taking a look at the Chalet Mounty in Austria, this resort can take a huge number of visitors, and the best thing is that it is hosted by Crystal Ski enthusiasts, that will cook for you, take you out on ski trips and give recommendations on places to visit, even taking you out to a few of them! This is the jkind of place to take a group of friends that are looking to have a wild time, and enjoy a mass social event where you can all enjoy each others company and meet new friends!

These are just two examples of top quality chalets in Europe, there are many more, but these really stand out for two distinct reasons, they both cater for specific niche markets, one for families and one for large groups!

Bio:

Mark works for a Ski Chalets tour operator with Ski Resorts in France and Austria!

Choosing a Luxury Self-Catered or Catered Ski Chalet in the French Alps

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Ski chalets in France are all over. In fact, you can take your pick from any of the luxury chalets in the Alps depending on the number of persons you are bringing along and your specific requirements as well. Of these luxury ski chalets, one can choose between catered and self-catered.

Catered chalets are perfect for tourists who do not want to be bothered by the many nitty-gritty details of the trip. Well, if you are the type who doesn’t want to go out on your own and explore the wilderness, this is definitely your choice of an accommodation. Luxury chalets in the Alps are aplenty. Thus, you will never have difficulty looking for the perfect place where you can rest the night away after a sumptuous dinner and a good drink. You can wake up at the smell of freshly baked bread and coffee brewed to perfection. The seasons carry the French Alps from a snowy winter wonderland to simply a wonderland of stunning mountains and sun-drenched valleys. Stretching along the southeastern region of Savoie, the French Alpine region is an unrivaled ski destination and veritable playground for the affluent traveler. Meribel boasts three charming ski resort villages with gorgeous ski chalets to rent just along the ski trails. Meribel chalets welcome you, your friends and family in a cosy and unique atmosphere.

On the contrary, self-catered ski chalets in the Alps are slowly becoming to be a favorite choice among travelers especially those who come with the whole family in tow. There are a number of luxury chalets in the Alps that offer this kind of accommodation. One good thing about staying in self-catered chalets is the independence that goes with it. You can literally do what you want without having to bother other people. Your kids can run around the place without bothering other people too. If luck is on your side, you can have the perfect chalet with a front lawn where you and your family can have a little picnic.

Additionally, staying in self-catered luxury ski chalets allow you to have control over the place. As such, you can have your own activity planned. You can even explore the many activities the Alps have to offer at your own pace. It is like your home away from home. You can cook whatever your want and have your meals anytime of the day. Some luxury chalets in the Alps that are self-catered can even provide you with a private chef. At the same time, you can also request for fresh produce to be delivered to you daily straight at your doorstep. Unlike with catered chalets that require you to come on specific times just to have your meals eaten.

Make your holiday plans ahead and decide on your choice of accommodation. Whether you are staying in self-catered or catered ski chalets, it is how you make the most out of your Alps experience that counts.