The February Half-Term weeks are around the corner, one of the most exciting times of the season for families to reunite for a well-earned winter break and luxuriate in some fresh air, quality time, and skiing together.
Allow us to assist you in making your family holiday this Half Term extra memorable from start to finish. We have some outstanding properties currently available, from modern, centrally-located apartments ideal for smaller families, to lavish fully-catered chalets with impressive facilities that will perfectly cater to large groups.
Situated in the heart of the Trois Vallées, Chalet Valentine — sleeping up to 14 guests — is a beautiful private home boasting spectacular views, an outdoor hot tub and barrel sauna. If you plan on skiing with the little ones, there is an indoor heated picnic area named ‘Salle hors sac’ at the Saulire Express station in Méribel. Or, there is a child-oriented picnic zone on protected beginner pistes at the Yeti Park in Mottaret. In the evenings, return home and soothe those post-ski muscles in the spa’s wonderful hammam. Take the family for a ski day pit stop at Aux Petits Oignons just at the bottom of the Doron piste and feast on their speciality ‘maxi’ croque monsieurs beside the roaring log fire, and warm up as the sun sets roasting marshmallows around the fire pit back at the chalet.
Sample everything from delicious local cuisine to sublime fine dining in Courchevel. Accommodating 8+2 people, at Chalet Carat, make lasting memories as you indulge in a movie night with loved ones — and a bowl of buttery popcorn — in the velvet-walled cinema room. Or, enjoy soaking in the white marble-style indoor swimming pool. If you would like to sample the French gastronomy on offer in this sophisticated destination, we can assist with restaurant reservations to suit everyone’s tastes. With the highest concentration of Michelin-starred restaurants in any ski resort, your tastebuds will be treated to the crème de la crème of cuisine from France and beyond. Delight in a delectable dinner at the likes of Le 1947, holding three Michelin stars, one of only 30 restaurants in France to have received this accolade.
A family favourite, feel the exhilaration of flying down the mountain on the ultimate toboggan run in Megève. For the thrillseekers amongst you, allow our in-resort concierge to arrange an unforgettable day of heli-skiing on pristine powdery peaks. Opt to stay at Chalet la Connivence, which, accommodating 10+2 guests, dazzles with wow-factor. There are five beautiful bedrooms each tastefully designed, light, bright and spacious. All bedrooms possess sleek en-suite shower rooms, and the bunk room sleeping four is a perfect cosy den for children. The outdoor spa is a truly unique place to unwind after a day on the mountain, where the landscaped garden flows harmoniously around the stunning wooden hot tub and barrel sauna. Linked by wooden boardwalks, enjoy a candle-lit pamper session moving between the two, to relax your body and your mind.
One of Val d’Isère’s finest chalets, Chalet du Crêt is an enchanting mountaintop hideout that is devoted to entertainment and sleeps up to 12. After a day spent exploring the 300 km of slopes that the Tignes-Val d’Isère ski area has to offer, children can warm up with hot chocolates before playing in their very own den with faux grass, complete with a climbing wall. Or, take them to the MTG Val Motoneige for an unforgettable experience. For ages 5-12, and running everyday throughout the school holidays, kids can earn their very own driving licences here as they whiz through the snow on mini electric snow mobiles.
In Verbier, shake off the winter blues at Chalet Virmadisa. The huge wrap-around balcony offers jaw-dropping mountain views all day long, whether sipping your morning coffee in the sunshine or enjoying an evening glass of vin chaud around the beautiful covered fire pit. Sleeping 12+2 and siting a stone’s throw from the Savoleyres lift station, this chalet has its own mazot, a small separate property neighbouring the main chalet, ideal for extended family or grandparents wanting a little more privacy and independence. For lunch on a non-skiing day, enjoy fresh, organic produce at Ferme du Soleil in Médières as the children take a look at the farm animals on-site. Before bed, the kids will love snuggling up to watch their favourite movie on the flat-screen TV in the charming quad bunk room.
Comprising four bedrooms to sleep a total of 8, Chalet Elena is a family-friendly gem nestled in the heart of Zermatt with some of the best views of the Matterhorn visible from your own doorstep. Wrap up warm and explore Iglu-Dorf, Zermatt’s very own on-mountain igloo village, and marvel at the ice sculptures carved each year anew by talented artists. From the outdoor observation decks, you can see an astounding 38 four-thousand-metre peaks and 14 glaciers. As the sun sets, allow your concierge to arrange a pampering in-chalet treatment for you in the shared spa’s fully-equipped massage room, followed by a refreshing dip in the pristine pool and a soothing steam in the hammam.
Found in the picture-postcard Tyrolean Arlberg valley, St. Anton is a world-class ski resort. Located in the exclusive Nasserein neighbourhood, only a three-minute walk from the nearest lift station, and sleeping 12 – Chalet Soline is a luxurious apartment benefiting from spacious, sunny balconies and a lovely rustic ambience throughout. Take a magical ride through the town centre in a horse-drawn carriage, or try your hand at ice-climbing at the ultramodern indoor sports centre Arl.Rock. After exploring the 300 km of the Ski Arlberg area’s pistes, head for a cosy fondue dinner complete with warm Austrian hospitality at Theo’s Restaurant and Bar.
With a capacity of up to 10 guests, Chalech M in Lech is a gorgeous home away from home that stuns with its sumptuously cosy living area and both private and shared spa facilities. We can pair your little ones with the perfect ski instructor to give them confidence on the slopes – an ideal option if you require English speaking nursery slope tuition. For a snug evening together, come back to the chalet for a home-cooked meal by the warm glow of the wood-burning fireplace. Or, ask your concierge to book a relaxing massage for you in the private in-chalet spa, while children enjoy a splash in the wonderful shared swimming pool.
With the holidays fast approaching, seize the opportunity to book your February half-term escape now. Enquire today and let us begin planning the perfect break for you and your family.
We set up our sister company Haute Montagne to cater to the exacting demands of our clients looking for the ultimate chalet holiday experience, expecting the finest luxury properties accompanied by the very best of service levels.
It is not by accident that the Haute Montagne experience has come to be known as superyachts in the snow.
Haute Montagne chalets are among the finest properties available to rent in the ski industry. They are the best properties in resort and are all stand-alone mega-chalets with beautiful furnishings and decadent spa facilities.
You will be looked after by a team of highly trained professionals, each selected for excellence in their field, attention to detail, and discretion.