Fri 20 November 2009
With the winter ski season fast approaching, now is the time to book your ultimate ski accommodation and take advantage of some of world’s best self-catering ski chalets available with holidaylettings.co.uk. From Andorra to Colorado, there is fantastic accommodation to suit all ages and for all levels of experience to ensure that you have an unforgettable winter break with your family this year. So grab those skis and snow boots and set off around the world for an activity-packed holiday to remember.
Turiec – Tatranska Polianka, Stary Smokovec, Presovsky, High Tatra Mountains, Slovakia
This ultimate ‘home from home’ is perfect for a winter retreat with your family. Slovakia is an unusual destination, as it is just awakening to tourism, and the country offers exceptional value for money. This self-catering apartment is situated within the High Tatras Mountains, ideal to ski, snowboard or even hike your way through. The tram travels along the whole length of the High Tatras and down to Poprad so that you can visit all of the different ski resorts that cater for both beginners and the more experienced skiers.
Alphaven Apartment, Engelberg, Lucerne, Switzerland
Probably the finest apartment in Engelberg and in the most magnificent setting. It has arguably the best views in Switzerland from the balcony. A large private terrace will compete for your down time with a hot tub exclusively for your use. The mountains in the Lucerne region have a mix of easily accessed off-piste riding and fantastic forested trails to suit the more advanced skiers. The run from the Titlis to the village has one of the longest in the Alps. Engelberg, with its historic ambience and relentlessly friendly, youthful après scene, is a perfect hidden gem for a winter getaway.
La Plateau sur la Montagne, Mont Tremblant, Quebec Province, Canada
A cosy 'home from home' is nestled within a peaceful alpine hamlet, known for its spectacular waterfall. The local area offers an array of outdoor family activities including skating on the outdoor ice. For the less family – orientated there is some of the best off piste skiing to keep the adrenalin pumping even in the early skiing months. In the evening, enjoy the après ski in front of the open log burning fireplace with your friends before retiring to your super king size bed!
Chalet Elizabeth, Govedarsti, Borovets, Rila Mountains Bulgaria
A beautiful alpine chalet in the charming village of Govedartsi. Situated in the centre of the village, you have easy access to the Borovet ski resort, the oldest and most popular mountain resort in Bulgaria. The resort provides a variety of ski runs amongst beautiful scenery and caters for all levels of experience. There is an active après ski scene in the village and reasonable priced restaurants, making this an ideal cost-effective way to enjoy the ski season.
Wild Iris Guest House, Crested Butte, Rocky Mountains, Colorado, USA
Wild Iris Guest House is an old miner's cabin situated in a historic village, where you can take a short walk from your home or from the slopes to find numerous bars and restaurants with your family to enjoy the après ski. It located in one of the most renowned ski resorts in North America, with magnificent skiing and snowboarding on the ten mile range. With superb views over the Rocky Mountains, you can be sure to experience a fantastic winter break in Colorado.
Soldeu Resort Apartment, Soldeu Village, Soldeu, Canillo, Andorra
This modern apartment has spectacular view across the Andorrian Mountains. It is located in Soldeu, just minutes from the centre of the resort with lots of blue runs for beginners, ideal for a family skiing holiday. The apartment is at the foot of the slopes and enjoys ski into the village snow throughout the season. A gondola (or ‘bubble’) connects the village directly to the beautiful, panoramic mountain plateau.
Frienhauser Ebner, Filzmoos, Salzburgerland, Austria
A beautiful, organic log chalet that is always warm and welcoming after you enter from the winter chill. It is in a perfect location for you to visit the gentlest of slopes in the resort, therefore is ideal for children learning to ski. The chalet is situated within a little village that has excellent après ski. Set amidst magnificent scenery at the foot of the Bischofsmutze Mountain and Dachstein glacier. This typical Austrian village becomes a winter wonderland with uncluttered pistes, a rare commodity on the slopes.
Apartment Vezza d’Oglio, Passo Tonale, Ponte D’Legno, Veneto, Italy
This alpine retreat has exposed wooden beams and Italian tiled floors and is comfortably furnished with a cosy log fire, perfect for an enjoyable evening after an active day on the slopes. The spacious living room leads onto a balcony with breathtaking views over the surrounding countryside, ideal for cross-country skiing and tobogganing. The region is known for exquisite Italian cuisine. There are so many restaurants that it is possible get up the mountain for breakfast and then stop off at all of the restaurants on the way home, with very little skiing involved!
Chalet, Au Coin du Feu, Morzine, Haute-Savoie, France
A beautifully renovated chalet offering a spacious and relaxing environment. Each en suite bedroom is individually designed in a luxurious yet rustic style. The chalet is within walking distance to the slopes its central position allows you to explore a wealth of activities in the nearby region including; snowboarding and cross-country skiing as well as junior slopes for the children. For the adrenalin fuelled adults, try out the off piste powder skiing and Para-gliding over the Morzine. At the end of an active and energetic day, head out to the terrace and let the warm waters and massage jets of the stylish hot tub soothe your weary muscles.
El Ladero, Sierra Nevada National Park, Granada, Spain
Built into the side of the mountain, El Ladero apartment has breathtaking wrap around vistas of the Sierra Nevada Mountains and the spectacular Canales Reservoir. It clings to the mountainside overlooking the mighty peaks of Europe's most southerly ski resort. Only 25 minutes from the ski lifts, it offers the opportunity for your family to combine both the varied skiing of the Sierra Nevada that has views of Africa from the upper slopes, and the experience of staying in a traditional Spanish village.
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