5 Best Reasons to Rent a Catered Chalet￼
Do you have a hard time deciding whether to rent a self-catering chalet or a luxury catered chalet for your next ski vacation? If so, let us explain why a catered ski chalet trip always wins.
1. A staff team to respond to your every requirement
During a catered chalet ski trip, you won’t have to lift a finger, allowing you to take a genuine break from work and the hassles of everyday activities like washing, cooking, and cleaning. A catered ski chalet will provide you with a team of staff to help you throughout your stay.
A concierge service will be ready to make dinner reservations, arrange alternate activities, and answer any inquiries you may have. A chalet host(s), a chauffeur to bring you to and from the slopes each day, a cleaning team, and, of course, a private chef are all possible members of staff.
2. Customized meals to meet everyone’s dietary needs
When dining in your ski chalet, catered chalet ski holidays allow you more options than you would think. Before you arrive at the resort, you will normally be given the opportunity to talk with the chef and tell them about your preferences, dietary needs, and favourite types of cuisine.
Whether you want a four-course gourmet dinner every evening or a simple supper, the cooks can accommodate you. Many of our chalets have themed nights, such as Japanese or alpine regional specialties. There is generally an open bar with a range of beer, spirits, and soft drinks, as well as a selection of wines provided with dinner at a catered ski lodge.
3. Increase your time spent on the slopes.
A catered chalet ski vacation allows you to spend more time on the slopes. There’s no need to waste time going to the grocery for meals or cleaning up after breakfast; simply put on your ski boots and go out the door.
Often, a chauffeur will be available to bring you to the slopes, so you won’t have to walk far in your ski boots or wait in line at a busy bus stop.
4. Spend time with family and friends.
Renting a luxury catered chalet allows you to spend more time relaxing with family and friends. The chalet crew may organise exciting things for you to do together, such as movie evenings in the seclusion of your chalet or participating in resort winter activities such as dog sledding, snowshoeing, or ice skating.
Leave the planning and organisation to someone else and concentrate on having fun, spending quality time with your family, and taking advantage of the incredible amenities in your chalet.
5. Could be less expensive
Breakfast, afternoon tea, and supper are normally included on five or more evenings each week at a catered ski chalet. This gives you a better understanding of the entire cost of your ski vacation ahead of time. Purchasing groceries in resort supermarkets or dining out for lunch and supper might all add up to more than you realise.
There are also après-ski cocktails to consider, and we all know how easy it is to get carried away…!
Selection of our top Catered Chalet in the Alps
Chalet Marmottière, Verbier
The majestic Chalet Marmottière, a 1 500 m2 chalet spread between two chalets, is the pinnacle of Verbier luxury living. Chalet Marmottière offers all you might want and more. The two chalets, which are connected externally to the road and interior to the workshop, combine natural materials with modern design to provide an exceptional Alpine hideaway. The chalet is located in the secluded enclave of Les Esserts, only a six-minute drive from the town centre. Less than 100 metres from the cabin are the Le Rouge piste and the beginner nursery slopes. Savoleyres is only a two-minute drive away, and Medran is only four minutes away.
The Chalet Marmottière can accommodate up to 18 guests in nine suites, so very comfortable for a large group of family and friends. A 17-meter indoor swimming pool, calming daybeds, a hot tub, a sauna, a hammam, a steam room, and a well-equipped gym are also available at the chalet. If a business wants to hire a chalet, there is a ski storage facility and a conference space.
Chalet Bacchus, Courchevel 1650
Chalet Bacchus is a sleek and modern chalet with a surface area of 560m2 and five stories located in Courchevel 1650’s Belvédère area. This chalet is excellent for a luxury ski break in Courchevel, with seven rooms, all the opulent décor you could want, and an exceptional ski-in, ski-out position.
With a double-height open plan dining space and broad windows that flood the room with sunlight and provide panoramic views of the environment, the large and pleasant living area overlooks the second floor and is the ideal location to rest and unwind. This also has a cutting-edge, fully-functional kitchen where your chef will cook up evening delicacies and fill the area with enticing aromas.
Chalet Bacchus has seven unusually spacious en-suite suites, all with balcony or patio access, and can accommodate up to 14 guests in sumptuous settings.