A look at the world’s top ski resorts.
Christmas is the perfect time to take the family for a skiing holiday and it is not hard to understand why. The ample snow allows for perfect conditions to ski while the kids revel in the festive atmosphere. This is also the time of the year when ski resorts deck themselves up to welcome the guests with the best hospitality that they can offer.
A fully catered ski chalet provides just that special feel that can enhance any skiing holiday experience. Not only it should be cost effective, easily accessible, serve fine cuisine, have ample childcare facilities, most importantly it should have an apt location. This will enable the guest to ski-in and ski-out in the shortest period of time by being on the first lifts in the mornings. To find out what is the best for you and your family, we have narrowed down our search to a selection of some of the best chalets for Christmas ski holidays, out of the thousands who vie with each other to attract skiers.
LES GETS RESORTS
There are many chalets located in Les Gets, each providing their special brand of hospitality. Moreover, this region makes an ideal base for family oriented skiing during the Christmas period as guests can have a vacation in a traditional French resort. Some of the impressive chalets in this area are highlighted here.
Conveniently located just at a walking distance of fifteen minutes from the Les Gets city centre, the chalet Petit Mouflon has a certain rustic charm which is reflected in its ultra modern alpine styled interiors. The chalet lies in the La Turche region of France and provides direct access on a blue run to the main ski area. The building has large viewing balconies and playrooms for children.
This high standard Chalet is just perfect for families seeking accommodation which offers some flexible options, particularly to families who wish to spend the coming Christmas holidays in an amazing ski resort.
This most recent addition to the chalet scene has all the trappings keeping the needs of the families uppermost, as it is run by a childcare specialist. An ice rink, that is lit up with a Christmas tree, and a floodlit skiing area, bang in the middle of the city, provides superb apres-ski activities. The chalet can cater to twelve guests at a time and is spread over three floors, with easy access to the lifts.
Located in the scenic Alpine village of Les Bruyeres, Chalet Faucon offers high class accommodation geared for families looking for a hassle free vacation. The property lies close to Chalet Aigle and provides instant access to the Three Valleys Ski area.
The completely renovated Le Marjorie Chalet is centrally located near to the major facilities in Les Gets region. As the chalet is run by a childcare specialist, families prefer to make it a base, especially during important occasions like Christmas etc when the mountains term with the festive cheer.
THREE VALLEYS RESORT
The 3 Valley region of the Vanoise National Park in France is said to be the largest lift linked ski area in the world. There are an abundance of excellent chalets located in the vicinity of the 120 km cross country skiing length. If you are looking for a lavish Christmas break than the 3 Valleys region is for you.
Katie 1 & Katie 2
The duo of Katie 1 and Katie 2 are one of the best family friendly chalets to be found in the 3 Valley region. For maximum convenience, skiers can access the slopes by just a minute’s walk from the property. Professional childcare facilities are available for children. The snow here is also the best, with a terrain that is suitable for everyone. Two perfect family getaways for Christmas.
Chalet Eva is known for its large spacious rooms and a play area which kids will just adore. Easy access to the lifts makes the experience hassle free. The chalet also lies in the immediate vicinity of the two Katie chalets, thereby ensuring accommodation for more than 40 pax at a time, something which will come in handy on an occasion like Christmas.
One of the most perfectly located chalets of the 3 Valleys region, Chalet Aigle is not only right beside the piste, but is at a short distance from the shops, bars, restaurants and ski school as well. The property can hold 17 guests in its well appointed 3 suites, one double and one triple bedded room. A fully loaded play room and an area for viewing movies is dedicated for children.
Chalet Aigrette has geared up for the coming Christmas by offering a luxury stay option for skiers with families. Moreover, the nearest blue run is just a few minutes walk away. The rooms are large and spacious while the little ones enjoy special attention from the in-house child welfare specialists. A dedicated play area with a large cinema screen has been set aside for the young clan.
LA PLAGNE RESORT
The La Plagne ski area of Savoie, France, is a big hit with skiers from the world over, who keep returning to this region year after year. Some quality chalets can be hired here for the coming festive season.
High end luxury in the form of spacious and fully equipped rooms has made Chalet Delphine a hot with skiers wanting to visit the Plagne 1800 region. The food here is fabulous and the kids get entertained to their heart’s content in the playrooms.
This newly renovated and large property is located close to the popular Plagne 1800 ski region. Chalet Nicole has all the trappings of a luxury property, complete with family suites with hot tubs, and a place for the children to frolic in, under the strict eye of the professional child care specialists.
A Christmas ski trip can be an amazing experience for families, including children. France is said to be the number one ski destination of Europe as it is home to seven of the ten longest interconnecting ski areas in the world. Add to it the excellent infrastructure and you have ski enthusiasts and families with kids heading here from time after time to spend their winter vacation, especially the Christmas week. Nowhere else can you be pampered and feel relaxed in a catered ski chalet, having Christmas dinner all made for you. After all who hasn’t dreamt of waking up on Christmas morning and see fresh snow fall.
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