Our Ski Chalets
Ski chalet holidays are designed to be a ‘home-from-home’ without you having to do any of the work! The friendly camaraderie of a catered chalet skiing holiday with friends is relaxed, convivial and stress-free, and it is here that Ski Total’s specialist knowledge, 34 years experience and attention to detail really come to the fore.
We give you a comfortable, informal and relaxed environment, with great food and service – for many skiers a Ski Total catered chalets is simply the only way to go for the perfect ski chalet holiday.
Our catered chalets range in size from cosy 4-6-person properties, ideal for a small group of friends or larger families, up to converted hotels sleeping up to 70 people.
Getting a party of ski friends together to take a whole chalet to yourselves is many people’s favourite option, but of course you are welcome to join one of our ski chalets as an individual, a couple, a family , or a group of any size, and you can book the whole or a part of a chalet, as you like.
We strive to make every Ski Total chalet comfortable and welcoming for you, so many have a crackling log fire to welcome you home from the slopes, as well as an MP3 docking station,and cards or board games are always available, and sometimes a DVD-player – so bring your favourite DVD’s! For your complete convenience, Wifi is available free of charge in all our chalets.
As with the quality of our food, wine and service, these are just as much a feature of our simpler chalets as of our superb chalets and other top of the range properties, which you will find in many resorts.
When choosing a chalet, skiing from the doorstep is just one popular feature along with a hot tub, sauna or even swimming pool. Over 50% of our catered chalets offer one of these features. Your chalet hosts are selected not just for their cooking skills – important as these undoubtedly are – but also for their friendly personality and ability to help you get the very most from your skiing; chalets provide the ideal atmosphere for a chat and sharing knowledge and experience, so if there is anything at all our resort team can do for you, please don’t hesitate to ask!
Ski Total Diamond Chalet Ratings
To help you with your chalet choice, we show our Ski Total diamond rating guide for all our chalets and Chalet Hotels as follows.
A comfortable, no-frills chalet, offering excellent value for money.
A property offering higher levels of style and comfort in all living areas, and generally with en suite or private facilities in most bedrooms.
Our superior chalets, chosen for location, standard of accommodation, bathrooms, facilities and elegant comfort. These are some of our best properties with consistently high guest feedback in recent seasons.
When attached to any of the above Ski Total ratings, our ‘Plus’ grading signals a chalet with something extra special within its grade. This may be the luxury of a private sauna or hot-tub for example, a particularly convenient location, sensational views, or just that indefinable ‘je-ne-sais-quoi’ which has made the chalet a favourite with Ski Total guests.
‘Xtra’ Chalets all offer a few little ‘Xtras’ to enhance the chalet experience even further, such as a full residents’ bar run by our own Ski Total bar staff, cakes and a savoury treat at afternoon tea and rosé wine as an additional wine choice at dinner.
Our Xtra Chalet range is growing next Winter. The Sonneck in Lech, the Champs Avalin in Val d’Isère and the The Xtra Chalet de Verbier in Verbier will be joining this range of property, blending both the chalet and Chalet Hotel experience.
Ski Total Platinum Range
These are some of our absolute favourites properties, in which we treat you to the following extras: fluffy bathrobes, towelling slippers, toiletries and rosé as an additional wine choice, plus a local cheeseboard as a fifth course at dinner on your last evening.
With no official rating system for chalets in existence, our diamond rating is based on senior management inspections, coupled with guest feedback over the years. We hope you find it useful in making your selection!
The 5 Diamond Platinum Range
- Chalet Hotel Le Savoie, Val d’Isère
- Chalet Hotel Abendrot, Ischgl
- Chalet Marie, Avoriaz
- Chalet Arktic, Tignes
- Chalet Cairn, Tignes
- Chalet Rocheure, Val d’Isère
- Chalet Isba, Méribel
Christmas and New Year Celebrations
There is no more perfect way to celebrate Christmas with family and friends than in one of our cosy chalets. Swap the dreary grey of a British December for the sparkling winter wonderland of the Alps, a crackling log fire to gather round and open your presents, and best of all, a friendly and welcoming chalet host to do all the cooking for you – and all the washing up!
All our chalets offer a traditional Christmas dinner for guests of all ages together, with a glass of Champagne to launch the festive spirit, roast turkey with all the trimmings, Christmas pudding, mince pies and crackers.
On New Year’s Eve, we serve a special celebration menu, with Champagne to start, and many resorts will have firework displays or other festivities at midnight to welcome in the New Year.
Children in Chalets
Children are welcomed in all our chalets during the peak dates of Christmas, New Year, half-term and Easter. On all other dates, with a few exceptions, children under 13 are not accepted except where one party books the whole chalet for exclusive use*.
We are generally able to designate a chalet as ‘Adult-Only’ (i.e. no children under 13, even on the peak family dates) if this is important to you, and you are booking more than half that chalet early enough that no family guests have already booked*. Please just ask our Reservations Advisory team at the time of booking. Naturally, any chalet on any date can be adult-only if booked by one party for exclusive use.
Empty Bed Supplements
If you want exclusive use of a chalet up to 25 beds, but can’t quite fill the last bed, an empty bed supplement of just one third of the full current air-inclusive basic price will be charged.
If you wish to under-occupy by more than one bed the full current basic price is payable for any other empty beds.
In larger chalets or chalet hotels of 26 beds or more, no more than two under-occupancy supplements are available per property.
For the greater comfort and safety of all our guests, we have a complete no-smoking policy for all our charter flights, coaches, minibuses, chalets and Chalet Hotels. For those who wish to smoke, there is generally a balcony or terrace available – so bring your fleece!
* Please note that we cannot accept responsibility for the presence of children under 13 in an ‘adult-only’ chalet where guests have concealed from us that they are travelling with children, and have booked them in as full-paying adults.