Wed 25 November 2009
Gone are the days when ski holidays were just about the skiing. Now the resorts are packed full of interesting surprises that the whole family will enjoy, even if they don’t like the winter sports! Discover the amazing opportunities available for the non-skiers in your group and save pounds while you’re at it by opting for a private chalet this year through holidaylettings.co.uk. You will be pleasantly surprised at the level of fun you can have at such low prices, from paragliding to snow coasters there is a memorable experience waiting for everyone this ski season.
Chalet Chocolat, Samoens, Grand Massif, Haute-Savoie, France
This wonderful chalet is as tempting as the name suggests. From its sunny terraces and balconies it enjoys sensational views over the picturesque Giffre Valley to the mountains of the Grand Massif and Mont Blanc range beyond. The chocolate box exterior is snugly wrapped in gorgeous, warm timber in harmony with local tradition. There are numerous activities for skiers and non-skiers alike, such as ice skating, dog sledging and even paragliding over the mountains! After a day of activities, retire to Chalet Chocolat to relax in the games room or let the jets massage your weary muscles in the exquisite hot tub.
Le Reverier, Aosta, Italy
Originally a dairy farm, this beautiful three bedroom property is both completely secluded and tranquil but easily accessible to the Aosta Valley for terrific skiing. The ski lifts to Pila are just walking distance from the farmhouse and the Aosta encompasses one of the largest ski areas in Europe all available under just one lift pass. For the less keen skiers, try Nordic walking up the mountains or simply join in the après ski and enjoy the fantastic nightlife, before heading back to the chalet to curl up with a hot chocolate in front of the roaring log fire.
Manuela Apartment, Rauris, Salzburgerland, Austria
A fabulous two bedroom apartment situated in the beautiful village and spa resort of
La Foret, Nedaz, Valais, Switzerland
A stunning two bedroom apartment overlooking the region of Nendaz, one of the best kept secrets in the Alps. There is a free ski bus service around town and to the Siviez lifts. Nedaz is an ideal place for families, as there is a ski crèche available and the children will love the snow garden. They will benefit from three ski schools nearby, a nursery as well as numerous activities to keep them occupied in the snow. The owner offers discounted ski hire, ski school lessons and equipment, so you don’t have to worry if you forget anything. You also have free access to use the local sports and recreational facilities as well as the local ice skating rink.
Chamossaire Apartment, Feydey, Leysin, Switzerland
This superb top floor apartment has extensive views over the Swiss Alps. This is an ideal place for skiers as well as those not so keen on the winter sports. Aside from the mountains, have a relaxing day in the local thermal baths for the ultimate pampering experience. The kids will love the activities on the doorstep, such as tobogganing, snow shoeing and sledging. There is also a ski school and child care services, so you can have your own winter adventures without worrying about the little ones. With hang gliding, paragliding and helicopter tours, you are sure to be enraptured by the magnificent scenery. If that isn’t enough, dine at the magnificent Kuklos rotating panoramic restaurant for an unforgettable winter break.
Wilsno Inn, Big White, Canada
A spacious, six bedroom chalet located in the prestigious White Forest Estates. It is an ideal place to stay this winter with a group of friends to soak up the abundance of activities on offer all available on your doorstep. The Big White resort has the Mega Snow Coaster, Canada's largest snow ride that is fun for the whole family. There is day care available for young children and at night the resort comes alive for all ages. Join in the weekly torchlight parade, win prizes at the kids' carnival night, and meet new friends around the open air fire pits. Head back to the chalet and unwind in the cinema room, before heading up to the master suite to your very own king size bed.
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