Staying in a chalet is your chance to relax – and with welcoming vibes, great company and delicious food made by your Crystal chalet hosts, you’ll soon feel right at home.
What’s included in a catered chalet holiday?
Crystal chalet holidays are all about sitting back, socialising and savouring all the special moments of a ski holiday. Whether you’re booking out a whole chalet for your family or friends, or sharing with like-minded snow seekers, you’re sure to make plenty of mountain memories.
Relax in comfort with a dedicated host on hand to do all the work for you. They’ll prepare an assortment of hot breakfasts and hearty 3-course dinners for you to tuck in to on six days of your stay. A continental breakfast spread is laid out on your seventh morning, and in the evening you’ll have the chance to try out a local restaurant.
Afternoon tea and freshly baked cakes will be waiting when you get back from the slopes, and evening meals are kicked off with canapés and a glass of fizz. You’ll also get free-flowing bottled wine during dinner (and soft drinks for the kids), all rounded off with coffee and chocolates.
Some chalets also come with spa facilities like saunas and hot tubs, while others have access to swimming pools – all perfect for winding down in the evening.
To help you choose your next cosy getaway, here are some of our favourite chalets in France.
Carlina Chalets, La Plagne
Sit back and relax in the stylish furnishings of the Hugo, Juliette and Violette chalets. As with all of our chalets, you won’t have to lift a finger. Start your day with a freshly cooked breakfast and by the time you get back we’ll have an afternoon tea laid out. If your legs are like jelly after hitting the slopes and you fancy just flopping out on your bed, there are flatscreen TVs in the bedrooms. And each chalet has its own outdoor hot tub, so grab a towel, head outside and unwind with views of snow-topped mountains.
Take a look around the Carlina Juliette with our 3D walkthrough…
Chalet Nightingale, Alpe d’Huez
Treat yourself to a stay at the spacious Nightingale, with welcoming décor, mood lighting and elegant wall art. Its open-plan dining and lounge areas make it the perfect mountain retreat for reconnecting with your family and friends. With wine free-flowing at dinner six days a week, why leave your chalet for drinks? Your après just got ten times cosier. Our favourite part has to be its very own sauna and hot tub, so give those ski muscles a well-deserved rest and indulge in some ‘me time’.
Canadienne Chalets, Val d’Isère
Named after Canadian states, the Alberta, Brunswick, Columbia, Manitoba, Nunavut, Ontario, Quebec and Yukon chalets are all in one building. The two-storey chalets are great for spreading out and evenings spent relaxing inside. After a day on the mountains, warm your toes with the underfloor heating. Sink into the plush sofas, put your latest Netflix favourite onto the flatscreen TV and give in to the heavenly smell of the freshly baked cakes at afternoon tea. With a board game on the go, a fire lit and roaring, wrap your hands around a hot chocolate and join in the fun.
Chalet Woodpecker, Alpe d’Huez
Before the rest of your chalet wakes up, step out onto your private terrace, sip a steaming cup of coffee and look up at the views. The Woodpecker is ideal for groups of friends and couples with a sociable, spacious layout. You can catch up, compare ski app stats and share the day’s adventures with the whole group around the large sofa. And if you haven’t worked up an appetite yet, wait until the delicious scents of dinner cooking in the kitchen waft through to the living area – get ready to tuck in.
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