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Ski France Unveils Contactless Catered Chalets

Covid-19 and Brexit have turned traditional chalet holidays upside down. So Ski France has come up with a new concept, Contactless Catered Chalets, ready for the 2021/22 ski season.

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Ski France now offers more than 50 contactless-catered chalets across the French Alps.

They are situated in many well-known resorts such as Val d’Isère, Tignes, Méribel, Courchevel, La Tania, La Plagne and Alpe d’Huez.

The chalets have been divided into two groups, Classic and Premium.

Although the price points are different, both will provide local produce and various ingredients for breakfast, afternoon tea/snack, a three-course dinner and drinks each day.

We reported on the concept of contactless chalets earlier on PlanetSKI:

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Now more details have been unveiled.

Guests will arrive at their Ski France chalet and find delicious food in the fridge, cool beer and chilled wine ready to drink, firewood neatly stacked, and beds beautifully made.

There will be a selection of fresh ingredients to cook with, easy recipes to follow and delicious dishes prepared by a local delicatessen.

In addition to food, skis or snowboards will be reserved at the local hire shop and lift passes will be booked.

Halfway through the week, when the family is out enjoying the slopes, the backstage chalet crew will clean the accommodation from top to bottom, replace towels and re-stock the fridge and cupboards with goodies.

They will be at the end of the phone whenever needed, but there will be no contact unless necessary or wished for.

Alpine chalet. Image © PlanetSKI

Alpine chalet. Image © PlanetSKI

However, with so many new chalets on offer, it’s hard to know which one to choose.

Ski France has selected some of its favourites to make the decision a little easier:

Youngsters: Chalet Elliot East, La Tania

Families with small children will find Chalet Elliot East an ideal place to stay.

Nestled in La Tania, which sits between Méribel and Courchevel, part of the vast Three Valleys ski area, the Classic chalet is spread over two floors, with four bedrooms (sleeping up to eight guests) and has a traditional log cabin feel.

Just 200 metres from the piste and lift, guests can leave their equipment in the boot room, before relaxing in the spacious living room or in the bubbling hot tub.

Kids can let off any excess steam by building a snowman and then watching their favourite film on the television.

For those wishing to drive to France, there is a parking space in front of the chalet so it’s easy to get everything (and everyone) in and out.

Ski France also has three other chalets situated on the same road, making it the perfect option for extra friends and families.

Plus, Chalet Elliot West is joined to Chalet Elliot East by a connecting door, which can be unlocked for larger groups wanting to spend their holiday together.

A week’s stay costs from £5,899 total and includes Contactless Catering Chalet Service.

Ski France (0203 475 4756, www.skifrance-classic.co.uk)

Teenagers: Chalet Mariefleur, Méribel 

Older children love feeling independent, and with Chalet Mariefleur situated a short walk, or free bus ride, from the village centre, it’s easy to explore the beautiful resort.

Plus, being part of the Three Valleys, there’s never a shortage of pistes to explore for adventurous skiers and snowboarders.

The Premium chalet, set over four floors, has five bedrooms (sleeping up to 11 guests), a stylish living space and welcoming kitchen.

Teenagers can make use of the games room with its own billiards table or chill in front of the large flat screen television in the TV room, while parents can enjoy some peace and quiet in the sauna and hammam after a fun day on the slopes.

Each morning, it’s easy to board the free shuttle bus, that stops roughly 100 metres outside the chalet, to reach the slopes minutes later.

Families can also make use of the parking space in front of the chalet for easy unloading and loading or enjoy the ease of a Ski France private transfer from the airport.

A week’s stay, during the school holidays, costs from £16,729 total and includes Contactless Catering Chalet Service.

Ski France (0203 475 4756, www.skifrance-premium.co.uk)

A getaway: Chalet Inuit, Val d’Isère

Tucked into the scenic Chemin du Petit Alaska, the Premium Chalet Inuit (sleeping up to 12 guests) fuses traditional craftmanship with modern design.

The nearest pistes are a five-minute drive away, and the vibrant town centre is even closer; an easy distance with Ski France’s complimentary driver service available.

After an exhilarating day on the slopes, guests can fully wind down in the spa area, complete with Jacuzzi, sauna and rain shower.

Alternatively, they can relax in their bedrooms, each with its own television, or sink into the sumptuous sofas in the living area and watch the crackling flames in the fireplace.

Chalet Inuit is also perfect for an early-or-late season escape, due to Val d’Isère’s high altitude, north-facing slopes, and top snow-making facilities.

A week’s stay costs from £9,199 total and includes Contactless Catering Chalet Service.

Ski France (0203 475 4756, www.skifrance-premium.co.uk)

Après ski: Chalet Lou Traves, Méribel 

Visitors can walk to the lively centre of Méribel in less than 10 minutes or stay closer to the chalet and head to the popular bars of Brewer’s Den or O’Sullivans, which are just a three-minute stroll from the front door.

Located in the tranquil Mussillon district of Méribel, Classic Chalet Lou Traves serves as a great base for families and friends wanting to explore all that Méribel has to offer.

Its rustic design of wood, stone, and exposed beams, as well as its open plan living and dining spaces, lend to a traditional chalet feel.

The large dining table is perfect for socialising during mealtimes, especially if some fizz makes its way to the table.

In addition to the eight bedrooms (sleeping up to 15 guests), visitors can make the most of the sauna, terrace with outdoor hot tub and a warming open fireplace.

A week’s stay costs from £8,099 total and includes Contactless Catering Chalet Service.

Ski France (0203 475 4756, www.skifrance-classic.co.uk)

Ski-in, ski-out: Chalet Cascade, Val d’Isère 

Situated right on the Santon piste, Classic Chalet Cascades is ideal for those seeking a ski-in, ski-out experience.

It is also within easy reach the town centre, just 10-minute walk away, which is convenient for the bars, shops, and restaurants.

The six bedrooms (sleeping up to 11 guests), open plan living area and games room, with a pool table, make it a wonderful chalet for spending quality time with everyone.

Plus, its sauna, spa area, hammam and outdoor Jacuzzi certainly helps aching muscles after a long day on the slopes. Val d’Isère offers skiers and snowboarders 300 km of pistes and plenty of off piste to explore.

It is also home to Maison Chevallot, which is renowned for delicious, sweet treats and incredible hot chocolate…

A week’s stay costs from £7,499 total and includes Contactless Catering Chalet Service.

Ski France (0203 475 4756, www.skifrance-classic.co.uk)

Early season: Chalet Alpinium 1, Tignes 

With its high altitude and incredible snow-making facilities, Tignes is one of the best resorts for an early-season ski holiday.

Sat right on the edge of the piste, on the Chemin des Boisses, in the quiet village of Tignes 1800, Premium Chalet Alpinium 1 is a high-spec. seven bedroom abode (sleeping up to 14 guests) featuring a stylish blend of modern and traditional design.

Spread across four floors, with stairs – or a lift – to access them, Alpinium 1 is bright and airy with stunning floor-to-ceiling windows from which guests can admire the spectacular mountain views.

The chalet has a ski and boot room, open plan kitchen and dining area, warming fireplace, Scandinavian hot tub on the terrace, and a sauna on the lower ground floor.

For those arriving by car, there is parking available on the road outside.

A week’s stay costs from £9,299 total and includes Contactless Catering Chalet Service.

Ski France (0203 475 4756, www.skifrance-premium.co.uk)

Activities: Chalet La Ferme, Alpe d’Huez 

Home to 250 km of sunny ski slopes, Alpe d’Huez is also renowned for its non-ski activities, including ice skating, snow shoeing, dog sledding, visiting an ice cave and the Alpine Coaster (small cart on rails).

Located next to the main ski lifts, and just a 10-minute walk from the town, Premium Chalet La Ferme is the perfect place to enjoy all the resort has to offer.

The stylish chalet has five en-suite bedrooms (sleeping up to 10 guests), a dining and living space with a stone fireplace and a spacious fully equipped kitchen.

After each energetic day, friends and family can relax in the sauna and the hot tub or sit back and relax on the balcony overlooking the glistening mountains.

A week’s stay costs from £8,299 total and includes Contactless Catering Chalet Service.

Ski France (0203 475 4756, www.skifrance-premium.co.uk)

Views, especially those from the hot tub: Chalet Arosa, Val d’Isère

Set on the cusp of the main village of Val d’Isère, the beautiful self-catered Chalet Arosa sleeps up to 10 guests in five en-suite bedrooms.

Spread across four floors, the main living area can be found at the top of the building with large windows to the west and south delivering incredible views of the resort and huge amounts of sun inside.

Sumptuous sofas arranged in front of the crackling wood burner offer the perfect place to chill after a day on the slopes, while a rustic, oak table seats everyone and is located next to the open-plan fully equipped kitchen.

After a delicious feast, head through the large, French doors onto the decked balcony outside and sink into the outdoor hot tub and relax (with a glass of something) whilst looking over the famous peaks.

Alternatively, head up the spiral staircase to the mezzanine, a popular, and cosy, place to watch TV.

A week’s stay costs from £7,899 total and includes Contactless Catering Chalet Service.

Ski France (0203 475 4756, www.skifrance-premium.co.uk)

Image c/o Ski France

Price does not include flights, transfers, ski equipment / pass.

However, with ample parking opportunities, guests can easily pile into a car and cross to France via ferry / Eurotunnel before driving to the Alps.

For more information, please visit Ski France Classic: skifrance-classic.co.uk or Ski France Premium: skifrance-premium.co.uk or call 0203 475 4756.

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France. Image © PlanetSKI.

About Ski France 

Ski France has been specialising in hassle-free holidays throughout France since 1988. 

With 58 mountain destinations, 39 seaside resorts as well as appealing countryside pads offering upscale hotels, Alpine chalets, holiday cottages and self-catered villas with pools in its prestigious portfolio, Ski France and Summer France offer great value holiday options that cater for all styles and budgets. 

Brand new for 2021, Ski France now offers Contactless Catered Chalets for the winter, with boutique chalets in Val d’Isère, Tignes, Méribel, Courchevel, La Plagne and other popular destinations

From family holidays to golf getaways and beach breaks along the French West Coast to winter escapes exploring some of the Alps’ top ski resorts, Ski France and Summer France’s team of experts and in-resort staff are dedicated to ensuring customers enjoy a personalised and memorable time away.

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