Short ski breaks in the Portes du Soleil

Posted 23rd October 2019

Short ski breaks in the Portes du Soleil

Short ski breaks in the Portes du Soleil


Having a few days skiing with your friends is easier than you think.

With the ski season fast approaching now is the time to start planning a few days on the slopes, zooming down the blues, enjoying the views, and sharing a fondue friends.


Did you know it is possible to ski 2 full days and 2 half days with only 3 nights away from home.

At Nine & Tenne we are very experienced at helping you get the most from a short stay in the Portes du Soleil.  We have an exclusive collection of luxury chalets and over 15 years experience running ski weekends in Chatel.  Here are a few tips to help you make the most from a ski weekend.

  1. Choose a resort with a short transfer time from Geneva – Chatel is only 90 minutes!


  1. Book catered chalet accommodation as you do not want to spend your time in the local supermarket, cooking and washing up.


  1. To get the best prices and quite slopes the best time of year for a short ski trip is anytime in January or Mid-March.


  1. Arrange a private transfer – there is a risk of delays with a shared transfer.


  1. Pre-book your lift pass and ski hire so it is ready for your arrival at the chalet. There is nothing more frustrating than queuing when you are desperate to ski.


  1. Holiday with friends who are a similar ski level as you will want to get the wind in your hair not teach snow-plough.


  1. Get local advice on the best mountain restaurants and places to ski.


  1. Let your hair down and have fun!



Still not sure – Here is a brief itinerary for a weekend ski trip to Chatel to show how easy it can be.



8am Flight from the UK

9.30am Land in Geneva

10am Private transfer to Chatel

11.30 am Ski hire and lift pass waiting for you at the chalet

12.00 Hit the slopes

4.30 pm Apres-ski

6pm Relax in the hot-tub

7pm Champagne and canapés at the chalet

7.30pm Delicious dinner prepared by your own professional chef

10.30pm Bedtime or more wine and laughter with friends



Skiing all day in the World’s largest ski area



It’s been snowing all night and the sun has come out.

You try some powder skiing.

Amazing lunch booked by your helpful chalet manager.

A great afternoon skiing through the trees.

Take a few videos of friends going off the jumps.

An amazing dinner and evening in your luxury chalet.



9am First lift – More Skiing!

1pm Taxi from the chalet back to Geneva

4pm Flight home

5pm Arrive back in the UK



Wake up rejuvenated after the best weekend ever!


At Nine & Tenne all of our holidays are tailor made to your group’s individual needs, so feel free to give us a shout and we can arrange your perfect ski weekend.


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Charles Nisbett  January 2020

Had an amazing week for Christmas. Paddy was great, recommending ski areas along with restaurants. The Chalet was extremely comfortable, with delicious food and a constant warm reception.

Alexander Nisbett  January 2020

Fabulous trip. Paddy and his team were outstanding - making every assurance that our time on and off the mountain were as enjoyable and well-spent as possible.

Kejwan Gross  January 2020

Great service! We had a wonderful time! Defenitly again. Cheers

Michelle Curtis  January 2020

We have just returned from a long weekend staying at Maison Blanche et Verte in Chatel. Can't recommend it enough! Perfect chalet for 6 couples - 6 equal size bedrooms, high end design, spacious living areas, small pool and sauna. The Nine & Tenne service was brilliant - Paddy was very helpful throughout the booking process, organised restaurants, organised ski hire dropped to the chalet. All very efficient. Gaz our chef was great, we enjoyed three wonderful dinners and breakfast was also spot on. Holly and Jess our hosts couldn't do enough and the mini bus pick-up service worked brilliantly even when the group of 12 were coming back at different times. Hope to return to Chatel - overall a great ski region!

Clare Richards  February 2019

Big thank you to Paddy and our hosts Becks and Joe for a fantastic week. The service was outstanding and so lovely to have hosts who made you feel like the chalet was your home. We have stayed in many catered chalets and have always been very happy (we do our research!) but this was the best service to date. Joe and Becks went out of their way to ensure the menu met all our needs and were great fun to be around. Eli, our driver, was brilliant - always happy and made us laugh. He even helped put the kids boots on every morning! The location is really good - easy walk into town and several options for ski lifts in the morning. We would recommend skiing in Switzerland during peak times as you can still experience pretty empty slopes! Great value for money

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