Whilst the question “What is a catered chalet?” sounds very simple, sometimes it can be unclear exactly what is included when you opt to stay in one.

For example, you’ll want to know how many meals a day you are entitled to, who will be cooking for you, whether allergies and intolerances can be catered for, what time you should expect meals and whether it is a good idea to get some snacks in, just in case you get peckish before your allocated meal time.

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Here, Snowfinders will inform you about EVERYTHING you need to know regarding catered ski holidays.

Essentially, the idea of catered ski holidays is to provide you with an opportunity to make the most of skiing and forget the hassle of cooking daily for your group, family, or even just yourself and/or your partner!

Catered chalets are about more than just the food. They offer a more private holiday lifestyle, often providing that step-up in luxury to make your winter ski holiday the best ever.

In fact, catered chalets allow for such a unique holiday experience that over half of Snowfinders’ customers opt for a chalet with a catered board basis.

Catered chalet ski holidays are run in a format that helps you make the most of your ski experience. It’s a home from home in the mountains akin to a villa on a sun  holiday.

Most catered ski chalets will follow a menu/food itinerary like the one below, adapted to maximise your slope time!

  • Daily breakfast
  • Breakfast often includes a choice of cereal, yoghurt, fruit, tea, coffee, as well as an option of a cooked breakfast (either every day or weekly).
  • Daily afternoon tea served around 4pm. Tea, coffee, a choice of cakes, and some with a savoury option such as home prepared soups .
  • Aperitif and canapes. A pre-dinner bite.
  • Three or four course evening meal (with choice of wine). A meal to replace all that burned energy whilst skiing!
  • Cheeseboard on one/all of the evenings. Many chalets offer a cheeseboard on an evening of your stay.
  • Coffee and after dinner mints
  • Children will be served a high-tea earlier in the evening if required.

The catering can vary in chalets according to how lavish your requirements are. Whilst in some chalets meals are prepared by trained gap year chalet staff in others menus are constructed by fully qualified chefs that have worked in Michelin starred restaurants. If your requirements are caviar, oysters, wagyu beef and Dom Perignon 2009 champagne - we can provide that at the drop of a hat!

Catered Ski Chalet Deals from Snowfinders

A couple of catered chalet holidays to consider from Snowfinders:

Aspen Lodge Hot Tub Suite 6 Sycamore, Val D’Isere, France

Aspen Lodge Hot Tub Suite 6 Sycamore not only has a fantastic location in the popular winter playground of Val D’Isere, it also offers a four star stay that is suitable for families, couples and individuals.

A private nanny service is available, as well as a private balcony hot tub, secure underground parking and a ski room with boot warmers.


Altitude Lodge, Les Gets.

Set at an elevation of 1530m above the stunning resort of Les Gets,The Altitude Lodge is a four star chalet with ski in-ski out luxury appeal. It is perfect for those looking for a mountain lodge retreat; as the skiers disperse at the end of the day you can sit on the balcony with a glass in hand and admire the tranquil and remarkable alpine views as the sun sets behind the snow capped mountains.

Often described as a skiers dream, it offers a fantastic experience on the slopes, combined with high-quality food and comfortable accommodation.


More Catered Ski Chalets from Snowfinders

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