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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Dina De Loisy  February 2021

Beatiful town, wonderful chalet, great service! I would recommend Nine & Tenne in a heartbeat!

Mathieu JOLI  February 2020

Lovely chalet, great staff, very helpful, good food, Paddy has been very efficient and super friendly. Great experience and holidays in Chatel. Loved it

rob brummer  March 2020

We have just come back from Chatel after a weeks skiing. The chalet is great! In tip top condition and a good size with plenty of space for socialising. The rooms are good and the en-suites are modern. Great power shower! The food has been fantastic and Paddy and the girls looking after us have been brilliant form the moment we got there until the day we left. Nothing is too much trouble for them and having a minibus to take us to, and collect us from, the slopes has been so easy. Couldn't have been better and we will definitely have another ski holiday there. Many thanks from all of us to all of you...

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.

Isabel Duley  February 2020

Hi Paddy A fantastic week in the chalet - as you know flights were cancelled and you could not have been more helpful - thank you! Matt and Naomi were wonderful - you can be proud of them. The chalet was superb and met all our expectations - a fantastic family holiday. Thank you

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