If you’ve decided to have an amazing holiday in a ski resort, next you have to choose somewhere to stay. There are many luxury ski chalets available to reserve via the net so take your time and take note of the following five useful tips.
- First of all there’s the type of accommodation. Chalets range from child-friendly, traditional, self-catering and contemporary. They are ideal for corporate groups, weekend or short stay and retreats. If it’s a family holiday it’s necessary to make sure the chalet you choose is perfectly safe for children. Try and avoid balconies and steep stairs. Most chalets do cater for little ones, however it’s always best to be safe rather than sorry.
- Secondly, choose your resort. With so many stunning locations available this has definitely got to be a joint decision. It’s best to narrow your options down until you only have a few contenders left. It’s important to consider the level of the ability of the skiers within your group. Bigger resorts tend to have a variety of terrains which may not please everyone. You need to make sure there are slopes for beginners, experienced and intermediates. No matter where you finally plump for, you’re sure to have a wonderful time skiing down pistes, seeing beautiful scenery and later enjoying the après ski.
- Thirdly, decide on how big the chalet should be. Do you just want a romantic place for two or are you taking your family? If you’re not keen on cooking, then find accommodation that provides a catering service so you can benefit from the best of both worlds. Most chalets cater for two to twelve people quite comfortably with plenty of space for everyone to enjoy.
- Fourthly, many chalet owners, private or via companies, have named premises. Check out each one and don’t choose the accommodation because it has a sweet sounding name. Really do your homework and read the description of each type of accommodation before making your final decision.
- Lastly the price. Some websites quote prices in categories like chic, super chic and ultra chic. Click on each one to see exactly what you have to pay and what’s included in the price. This way you can organise your finances well in advance of your arrival. Remember that you pay for what you get. Special online chalet discounts and last minute deals maybe a good idea however compromising on price can mean compromising on quality.
There are many other tips and advice available when you click on Snowfinders’ website. When to go is just as important as where to go and which type of chalet accommodation to choose. European resorts are very busy and expensive around Christmas and New Year. Easter and half term holidays in February are also expensive, so if you’re on a budget, maybe the low season is better. There are also many flight and ski accommodation deals to be had during this time of year.