Covid-beating Contactless Chalet Skiing with Ski France

Here’s a great way to help you stay healthy in the coming ski season: contactless catered chalets with Ski France.

It’s a new idea that offers an affordable way to enjoy a hassle-free chalet ski holiday within your own social bubble. By working hard behind the scenes, staff at the chalet ensure that everything you need is provided for you, freshly prepared and readily to hand, while minimising contact points to help keep your bubble intact.  

So you arrive to find the beds all made, logs stacked for the fire, your ski passes delivered and your ski gear booked, beers and wine to hand and delicious food in the fridge. Meaning that you are free to simply relax and follow your own timetable with your friends and family. You’ll have complete autonomy with a mouthwatering supper featuring local produce to look forward to each night, created from easy-to-follow recipes or as prepared dishes from a local delicatessen.  

Halfway through the week, while you are out on the slopes, the backstage crew clean the chalet from top to bottom, change the towels and re-stock the fridge and cupboards with goodies. Should you need help at any time, staff are just a phone call away. But other than this, your chalet is your own space with no contact unless necessary or looked for. Making this a reassuring way to holiday in the mountains.

Ski France offer contactless catered chalets right across the French Alps, including favourite resorts such as Val d’Isère, Tignes, Méribel, Courchevel, La Tania, La Plagne and Alpe d’Huez. Most properties accommodate 8-12 guests.  

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There’s a choice of Classic and Premium styles:

Classic chalets provide good-value accommodation, plus fully stocked larders with ingredients for breakfast, afternoon tea and snacks, nibbles, a three-course dinner and drinks each day (wine, beer, soft and hot drinks), all at a surprisingly affordable price: a week’s stay can cost less than £410pp. 

Premium chalets feature some of the finest chalets in top resorts, providing high levels of comfort, superior food and drink and seamless service, courtesy of your all-but-invisible ‘chalet angel’ and mini-bus driver who’s on hand from 8am-11pm. 

Dinner menus are tempting, with starters to either heat up or put together as simple dishes – in Classic chalets, this might be pumpkin soup you’ve heated through and sprinkled with croutons or a goat’s cheese salad with bacon that you’ve dressed with balsamic vinegar.   

Main courses will have been pre-prepared by local expert chefs using regional Savoyard produce – perhaps duck in a mushroom sauce with crispy potato rostis, or hake that’s prepped and ready for you to pan fry with rice accompanied by a vegetable gratin from the delicatessen. 

To round things off, there might be a classic French dessert such as French Normandy Apple tart with Chantilly cream or Lemon Tart with crème fraîche.  

By having everything delivered and prepared, it removes the pressure of menu planning and ingredient-hunting whilst you’re in holiday mood, so you can focus on enjoying the slopes your way.  Upgrade to Premium and the food quality rises even higher.

Getting to and from your resort is straightforward too: Ski France’s own transfer company MV transport can arrange limos or mini-buses to transfer you after a flight to Geneva, Lyon, Grenoble or Chambery.  Or for groups wanting to keep their social bubble tight, driving in your own car via Eurotunnel Le Shuttle or by ferry to Calais offers even more protection, and less contact.

Because less contact can be just the thing we need in these changed times – and a Ski France’s contactless catered chalet holiday can help you minimise the risks while keeping you in touch with all the good stuff about skiing with your friends and family next year. 

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Next steps:

Classic Contactless Catered Chalet in La Plagne, France from 14 January 2023 at Chalet Rose Blanc  for 7 nights: £5,299 in total for 10 people (£530pp), flights not included. Please see https://skifrance-classic.co.uk/ for details or call 0203 475 4756.

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Gill Haynes

Traveller, writer & Partnerships Director at Silver Travel Advisor

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