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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Asmr Sparkle  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

Olivia Siddons  March 2020

What a fabulous Chalet with all of the home comforts & more. The staff were absolutely lovely, very efficient and Paddy couldn’t have been more helpful. The food was delicious and the we slept like logs in the comfy beds. Thank so much guys. Hopefully see you again soon. The Siddons Family x

Nigel Dinnes  March 2020

We were 7 people and had a wonderful week at 21@The View. The accommodation was fabulous and very well equipped - the photos describe the place perfectly. Paddy kindly arranged for ski passes and skis to be delivered to the apartment. My only regret is that I did not take Paddy up on his offer of transfers from Geneva airport as we were badly let down. Fortunately, Paddy came to the rescue and, at 6am, managed to arrange a last minute taxi to the airport - a big thankyou from us all!

Nick Williams  February 2020

A beautiful Chalet in the village of Chatel which oozes charm and tradition. Paddy and his team take care of everything from driving you to the town and slopes to cooking delicious evening meals. We had a great week here (despite the lack of snowfall) and will definitely be returning.

Allison Bright  January 2020

We had an incredible weekend at the chalet with friends. Every detail was looked after brilliantly. The service was impeccable and the food was outstanding. I would highly recommend Nine and Tenne Chalet to anyone and we can’t wait to come back! It was perfection.

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