The most popular type of ski holiday in Europe is a catered ski chalet holiday. As an agency for all the major ski tour operators, Iglu Ski has the widest range of chalet holidays to choose from across France, Austria, Italy and North America.
What's included in a catered ski chalet?
With a catered ski package breakfast, afternoon tea and dinner (including wine) is included in your flight, transfer and accommodation package, meaning you can ski as hard as you like all day and relax into freshly prepared meals right in your own accommodation. It is great value for money and the easiest way to enjoy the slopes.
What can I expect from a ski chalet holiday?
Depending on size, meals are generally enjoyed as a group with chalet staff remaining consistent throughout your stay allowing for more personal service. Cooked breakfast is offered before you head out for the day and fresh afternoon tea baked for when you return. Dinner is cooked in house each night with one night off in a standard week in which you can go and explore local restaurant options.
Most chalets in Europe adopt a traditional alpine style with original features authentic to the area. Chalets generally feature a public lounge area, dining area and boot room and sometimes feature hot tubs, open fireplaces, balconies or a bar.
What type of accommodation options are there with catered chalets?
Chalet‘s range in size from 6 people to 20+ but adopt a more personal experience than what you would find in a hotel. You can choose to book a single room within a chalet, sharing the building with others, or if you have a group, you can look for a suitable chalet to take sole occupancy of.
Iglu Ski also offers a selection of Chalet Hotels which include the same chalet style service and catering in larger hotel-style accommodation. Most rooms take 2 people and can usually be arranged as a twin or a double room. There are also chalets that have single rooms available and triple and quad rooms can also be found if required. Most chalet rooms have ensuite or private bathroom facilities.
Top chalets by size
|Chalet Aigrette||Les Menuires, France||2|
|Chalet Hotel Valverde||Gressoney, Italy||2|
|Hotel Kaya||Les Menuires, France||3|
|Chalet Yukon||Meribel, France||4|
|Chalet Amelia 4||St Anton, Austria||4|
|Chalet Valentine||La Rosiere, France||5|
|Chalet La Croix||Val d'Isere, France||5|
|Chalet Winnie||Les Arcs, France||6|
|Chalet Carmen||Tignes, France||6|
|Chalet Crocus Blanc||La Plagne||7|
|Chalet La Vielle Forge||Courchevel, France||8|
|Chalet Janus||St Anton, Austria||8|
|Chalet Castor||Meribel, France||9|
|Chalet Bonne Neige||Val d'Isere, France||9|
|Chalet Les Montagnettes||La Plagne, France||10|
|Chalet Skye||Verbier, Switzerland||10|
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Where are the best ski chalets?
Ski chalets are most popular in Europe and in particular France. Ski chalets can be found in all the major French resorts usually in close proximity to a town or bus stop. Meribel, La Plagne, Val d’Isere and La Rosiere all offer a large selection of chalets in France.
Chalets are also available in Austria, Switzerland and Italy with more and more properties being added to these programmes each year. Chalet holidays can be found in North America but the catering and offering may differ.
Top chalet resorts: Chamonix Chalets | Meribel Chalets | St Anton Chalets | Val D'Isere Chalets | Courchevel Chalets | Val Thorens Chalets | La Plagne Chalets | Tignes Chalets | Alpe D'Huez Chalets | Les Deux Alpes Chalets | Morzine Chalets | Verbier Chalets | Whistler Chalets | Ski chalets in France
Finding your perfect catered ski chalet holiday
Group Ski Chalets
Chalets are a great option for groups, especially when you can take sole occupancy of a property. We offer the largest selection of properties on offer in a range of sizes and room arrangements and our expert sales team can help you find the best one for you.
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Family Ski Chalets
Several chalets have child care facilities available which are perfect for families with younger children. Our team can also help recommend chalets that are well positioned for ski schools and easy access to the slopes which is important for families.
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Ski In Ski Out Chalets
Chalets often claim the best position on the slopes so you can be the first on the slopes each morning.
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Luxury Ski Chalets
When it comes to luxury, ski chalets are available in abundance. Expect exceptional service, premium facilities and extraordinary views.
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New Catered Ski Chalets
Every season tour operators introduce new properties to their collection. See the latest chalet offerings if you are looking for something different this year.
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Most Popular Ski Chalets
Best because of their location, proximity to the slopes or facilities, these chalets are our customer's favourite catered chalets, but be quick, these book up fast!
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Ski Chalets with hot tubs
For those who need to soak after a big day on the slopes. It’s a necessity for some so we’ve put together our favourite collection of Ski chalets with hot tubs for you to choose from.
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Traditional Ski Chalets
Combining modern facilities with authentic traditional experiences, these chocolate box chalets are the idyllic backdrop to any picture perfect holiday.
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