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This weekend (the first weekend in September) there was fresh snowfall in the Alps. It didn’t last very long but the sight of fresh powder all over social media certainly got people thinking about their ski holidays. This, combined with children going back to school in the UK has meant that we have seen a surge in the number of people looking for a luxury ski chalet for February half term, the busiest week of the season in the Alps. Here is my pick of some of the best luxury chalets for families that are still available for Feb half term.
Chalet Alpaca is a new addition to Ultimate Luxury Chalets for the coming season. This incredible brand new chalet is now one of the best luxury chalets in Meribel. The chalet is fully equipped for children with a TV and games room as well as the incredible heated outdoor swimming pool. Luxury half term ski holidays in Meribel always book quickly, this is mainly down to the ski area being very well equipped for children. There are a number of great ski schools and the terrain is easy to learn on as well. It is surprising that this luxury chalet is still available. I can’t see it being available for much longer.
Chalet Alpaca is offered on a fully staffed basis including a chef, hosting team and driver from the 11th February for €75,000 EUR. Food and drink consumed is charged in addition locally.
Chalet Massis is another new addition to Ultimate Luxury Chalets this season. The chalet was added to the portfolio following a visit to Megeve by myself and Ultimate Luxury Chalets Director Andy this summer. The chalet and views in particular left us in awe. The chalet has great outdoor space for building snowmen and a nice large indoor swimming pool, again with great views. Half term holidays in Megeve offer something different to half term holidays in the likes of Meribel or Val d’Isere. Megeve is a pretty resort with a historical town centre. Here you’ll find designer shops and quaint restaurants and bars. Kids will be particularly impressed by horse drawn carts that traverse their way through the narrow cobbled streets. This is surely the most memorable way to make your way back to the chalet instead of taking a taxi. The skiing in Megeve is easy for families with long wide blue and green runs winding their way through the trees and along alpine pastures.
Chalet Massis is available on a self-catered basis to include daily cleaning for 7 nights from the 10th February for €37,800 EUR. Additional service are available on request.
Chalet Husky is one of the best luxury chalets in Val d’Isere still available for half term. This amazing chalet is nearly full for the entire season but still has the busiest week remaining. The chalet has a long indoor swimming pool, an internal atrium garden but also facilities such as the indoor climbing wall and archery/shooting range as seen above. The benefits don’t stop there either, particularly for families. This luxury chalet with childcare is perfect for parents that want to head skiing for the day whilst the children are taking care of by qualified Nannies or taken to the nearby Kids Club. Although there is a fee for this service, it is a small price to pay if it means that you can enjoy long days skiing on your luxury half term ski holiday in Val d’Isere.
Chalet Husky is offered including full gourmet catering, an open bar, an in resort driver service and a private return airport transfer for 7 nights from the 11 February for a maximum of £79,500 GBP. The price is based on 14 adults, if there are less of you, you can deduct £750pp from the price, any children under 12 will receive a £375pp discount. Enquire for an accurate quotation.
The Portes Du Soleil ski area is one of the most popular destinations for luxury half term ski holiday. So much so that at the time of writing this blog, 5 of the 7 Chalets that we offer within our Ultimate Luxury Chalets portfolio have already been booked for half term. One of the one still available is the amazing Ferme De La Corderie in Les Gets. This will be the second year that we are offering the property. The feedback that we had from the first year was superb. The chalet sits in an elevated position overlooking Les Gets. For kids, the large garden is ideal for sledging and building a snowman. Parents can look on from the muscle soothing outdoor hot tub with a glass of Champagne in hand.
The Portes du Soleil is the largest ski area in Europe covering a whopping 650km of piste and covering both France and Switzerland. The ski area and Les Gets in particular are great for families looking for the perfect family half term ski holiday. There are a number of wide easy pistes for kids to learn to ski on but also some great more advanced pistes for those looking to challenge themselves.
Ferme De La Corderie is available including full gourmet catering, an open bar and an in resort driver service from the 11th February for €40,000 EUR.
For those looking to do more than just ski on your half term ski holiday, Chalet Couttet in Chamonix could be the perfect option. This chalet was introduced towards the end of last season so is still relatively unknown to most seasonal luxury skiers. This is probably why it is still available for your luxury half term ski holiday in Chamonix. This modern chalet has a large outdoor swimming pool and again comes complete with a cinema and games room. Chamonix has so much more to do than just skiing, the resort has a selection of shops whilst it also has the popular sightseeing attractions of the Montenvers Mountain railway and the Aiguille du Midi. One of the best things for kids to do though is the luge track over by Les Planards beginner ski area.
Chalet Couttet is available including full gourmet catering, an open bar and an in resort driver service for 7 nights from the 11th February for €40,000 EUR.
One of the best luxury chalets in Verbier, Chalet Chouqui has everything you will need for your luxury ski holiday in Switzerland. Sleeping up to 20 people, the chalet is the perfect large luxury chalet available for half term. Whether your group consists or multiple families or just one big family of mixed generations, you can all be assured of a fantastic stay. The chalet has one of the largest swimming pools in Verbier and the cinema room is a particular favourite with kids looking to watch Frozen after building their own “Olaf” in the grounds. The main draw of the chalet though are the incredible panoramic views. The chalet is in an elevated position so you are treated to some of the best views in the resort.
Chalet Chouqui is offered including full gourmet catering, an open bar and a 24 hour in resort driver service from the 11th February for CHF 116,000 Swiss Francs.
So there we have a selection of the best Luxury Chalets still available for half term. It definitely isn’t too late to start looking but I would certainly suggest you start the ball rolling soon if you haven’t already. A half term ski holiday is a great chance to spend some quality time with your family so you are going to want to make sure that everything is perfect.
The best place to start is by sending us an email and using our expertise to guide you. Alternatively you can give us a call on +44 1202 203 653. We will gladly send you through a number of options to match your requirements.