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(1) Excellent 

16

Ski chalet in Vallandry

Vallandry / Vallandry

4 10 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“A very happy new year” Our group of 10 friends stayed at La Couronne over the new year 2013 for one weeks self-catering skiing holiday! The location for skiers of all abilities was excellent and the snow great! The chalet was in a good location (short  …see more

from £118 / night

£824 - £4076 / week

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from £118 / night

(2) Very Good 

16

Hautes-Alpes / Risoul

3 7 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Ski

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from £67 / night

£463 - £673 / week

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from £67 / night

(5) Excellent 

24

Ski chalet in Filzmoos

Salzburg Region / Filzmoos

2 12 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Beautifully appointed self-catering ski chalet in a central but peaceful area of Filzmoos, we are within 150m of the supermarket and restaurants, and within a 5 minute walk of the Papageno gondola. The South facing apartments are spacious, comfortable and warm.  …see more

from £55 / night

£412 - £1618 / week

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from £55 / night

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Vallandry ski chalet rental

Peisey-Vallandry / Vallandry

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Chalet Number 4 sleeps 8 people and is situated in the car free Chalets de Bellecote park, nestled between 2 blue pistes and you can ski to the door! The chalet offers spectacular views across the valley towards Mont Blanc and down the Isere Valley.  …see more

from £180 / night

£1257 - £3992 / week

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from £180 / night

(3) Very Good 

17

Ski chalet in Vallandry

Vallandry / Vallandry

4 9 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Just Wonderful” This was a fabulous chalet with views to take your breath away. PVR could not have been more helpful and really went out of their way to make our stay perfect. We arrived at 6.30 am and PVR were on hand to take our luggage up to th  …see more

from £202 / night

£1408 - £4748 / week

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from £202 / night

(1) Excellent 

35

Zakopane ski chalet rental

Lesser Poland Province / Zakopane

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
A cozy wooden cottage situated in direct vicinity (1km) of Polish Tatras, offering breathtaking vista of nearby mountain ranges. The cottage combines the best in local wooden architecture with modern convenience and practicality. Up to 6 persons can be accommodated in 2  …see more

from £68 / night

£476 / week

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from £68 / night

(1) Very Good 

14

Ski chalet in Vallandry

Vallandry / Vallandry

5 10 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Accommodation:Family friendly, modern yet cosy chalet.5 twin/double rooms.3 Bathrooms (2 with Baths)Spacious lounge area with 3 sofa's, log fire, Dutch Satellite (many programs are in English with Dutch subtitles), DVD player and free Wi-Fi Inte  …see more

from £252 / night

£1761 - £5454 / week

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from £252 / night

(1) Excellent 

20

Ski chalet in Vallandry

Vallandry / Vallandry

5 10 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Amazing stay with amazing host” We arrived as a group of 10 people - friends and family. Sarah and the rest of the guys at the reception were very helpful, and offered many tips for moving around. Sarah also helped us with booking a restaurant for our  …see more

from £223 / night

£1555 - £5206 / week

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from £223 / night

(1) Excellent 

24

Ski chalet in Landry

Peisey-Vallandry / Landry

4 14 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary
Enjoy affordable luxury at our loft-style ski chalet in the heart of Paradiski (les Arcs + La Plagne). You'll love the chic alpine décor, stunning mountain views and quaint village setting. It's the perfect base for self-catered skiing, walking and cycling holidays, an  …see more

from £85 / night

£595 - £1800 / week

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from £85 / night

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Haute-Savoie / Marnaz

3 10 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

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from £253 / night

£505 / week

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from £253 / night

17

Abondance / Chatel

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

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from £34 / night

£589 - £2353 / week

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from £34 / night

(2) Very Good 

20

Canton of Ticino / Ludiano

1 4 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from £55 / night

£379 / week

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from £55 / night

(2) Average 

24

Laax ski chalet rental

Canton of Graubunden / Laax

2 5 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Laax Treetops is the place to stay; sophisticated enough for discerning skiers, welcoming to beginners, radical enough for snowboarders, lively enough for night owls, peaceful enough for those seeking serenity, perfect for winter skiing, summer hiking and biking.  …see more

from £109 / night

£757 - £1891 / week

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from £109 / night

(1) Excellent 

15

Haute-Savoie / Brizon

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

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from £85 / night

£421 / week

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from £85 / night

13

Haute-Savoie / Les Contamines-Montjoie

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

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from £127 / night

£631 - £1933 / week

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from £127 / night

(4) Excellent 

20

Ski chalet in French Portes du Soleil

Haute-Savoie / Morzine

4 10 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Chalet Sabot is a renovated, privately-owned traditional chalet beautifully situated in the Vallee de La Manche, only 600 metres from the Nyon cable car which quickly links you up with Morzine and Les Gets ski areas, The ski bus serving Avoriaz and Morzine also stops ri  …see more

from £257 / night

£1795 - £3300 / week

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from £257 / night

(1) Excellent 

19

Valle d'Aosta / Fontainemore

1 6 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

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from £68 / night

£505 - £673 / week

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from £68 / night

(1) Very Good 

5

Savoie / Bramans

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

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from £76 / night

£417 - £883 / week

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from £76 / night

24

Savoie / Champagny-en-Vanoise

6 13 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 13
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning

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from £279 / night

£1104 - £3645 / week

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from £279 / night

(6) Excellent 

18

Ski chalet in Samoens

Grand Massif / Samoens

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“Excellent apartment in a lovely village!” We (2 couples) rented this apartment the week of New Years eve, and both Samoens and the apartment exceeded our expectations! The apartment is finished to a very high standard with an open log fire and under f  …see more

from £113 / night

£505 - £1387 / week

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from £113 / night

(5) Excellent 

50

Ski chalet in Montagny

Savoie / Montagny

6 16 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“Beautiful, cosy chalet with incredible views” I stayed in Chez Helene with family on a skiing holiday and can not recommend it highly enough! The chalet is warm and inviting and was well equipped with everything that we needed. Our host David was so  …see more

from £150 / night

£600 - £3280 / week

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from £150 / night

29

Province of Belluno / Cortina d'Ampezzo

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

 …see more

from £85 / night

£421 - £2942 / week

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from £85 / night

17

Grand Massif / Samoens

2 8 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

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from £83 / night

£580 - £1681 / week

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from £83 / night

(1) Very Good 

12

Savoie / La Norma

3 8 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

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from £119 / night

£832 - £1253 / week

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from £119 / night

(5) Very Good 

21

Ski chalet in Beuil

Alpes Maritimes / Beuil

8 16 2 nights min

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 70 km
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
Dinner can be arranged in advance with the hosts being experienced cooks. He is English and she is french!  …see more

from £841 / night

£5043 / week

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from £841 / night

(7) Excellent 

15

Chatel ski chalet rental

Chatel / Chappelle d'Abondance

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Les Loups is a luxury, privately owned Ski Chalet offering self-catered accommodation for up to eight on the fringes of Chatel village in the stunning and extensive Portes du Soleil ski area.Our aim is to provide you with a luxury environment in which you can relax afte  …see more

from £172 / night

£1200 - £2850 / week

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from £172 / night

16

Macot-la-Plagne ski chalet rental

Aime / Macot-la-Plagne

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
A great on piste chalet apartment with 2 bedrooms. Spacious and with most of the things you would want in a chalet holiday  …see more

from £72 / night

£499 - £1299 / week

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from £72 / night

(3) Excellent 

34

Grand Massif / Samoens

2 8 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

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from £59 / night

£387 - £757 / week

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from £59 / night

20

Ski chalet in Vallandry

Vallandry / Vallandry

6 16 7 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Chalet Marie-Galante is a traditional Savoyard chalet, sleeps 14-16 people. You can ski directly to the door, there is a sauna and wellness area and log fire. The huge terrace makes the most of the stunning views down the Isere Valley.A traditionally decorated chalet wi  …see more

from £360 / night

£2517 - £7635 / week

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from £360 / night

(10) Excellent 

20

Hautes-Alpes / Gap

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

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from £110 / night

£442 / week

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from £110 / night

(1) Excellent 

21

Upper Carniola Region / Dovje

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

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from £75 / night

£459 - £571 / week

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from £75 / night

10

Isere / Le Bourg-d'Oisans

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

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from £51 / night

£353 - £437 / week

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from £51 / night

(4) Excellent 

49

Ski chalet in Levoca

Presov Region / Levoca

5 10 3 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 3 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Amazing property with history. Great scenery and skiing facilities” What a great house. Very spacious with both an authentic as well as contemporary feel. The house was clean upon arrival and has all the necessary essentials available to make it an e  …see more

from £195 / night

£995 - £1200 / week

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from £195 / night

(24) Excellent 

32

Brasov ski chalet rental

Brasov County / Brasov

4 12 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Carpathian lodge” Had a warm welcome to CArpathian house by the owner. My husband, grown up family x4 and partners joined us with our 1st grandchild of 4 weeks. The Xmas decorations were up, the turkey in the fridge and wine on the house. All was w  …see more

from £110 / night

£673 - £1009 / week

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from £110 / night

33

Savoie / Peisey-Vallandry

3 9 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

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from £94 / night

£652 - £1908 / week

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from £94 / night

(5) Excellent 

37

Norrbotten County / Kvikkjokk

6 7 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Ski

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from £127 / night

£757 / week

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from £127 / night

(1) Excellent 

24

Hautes-Alpes / Gap

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool

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from £59 / night

£379 / week

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from £59 / night

11

Carinthia / Zedlitzdorf

2 5 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Child friendly

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from £91 / night

£631 - £1101 / week

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from £91 / night

(1) Very Good 

15

Ski chalet in Vallandry

Peisey-Vallandry / Vallandry

7 16 7 nights min

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“location, location, location.....” A great spot perfectly situated in between the La Plagne area and Les Arcs so an enormous ski area. Being right at the edge of the park this chalet was 100% ski in ski out - a huge bonus with 8 kids. Spectacular v  …see more

from £276 / night

£1929 - £6576 / week

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from £276 / night

(29) Excellent 

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Les Coches ski chalet rental

Savoie / Les Coches

6 14 7 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Our best Ski Holioday yet” In our 20 years skiing this was the best chalet we have been to. It was warm and welcoming. The rooms were all a good size, and comfortably furninshed, with good bathroom facilites.The lounge area could seat most of us in o  …see more

from £49 / night

£339 - £9500 / week

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from £49 / night