Top Tips For Half Term Skiing

Posted 4th July 2017

Top Tips For Half Term Skiing

February half term has always been the most popular week of the ski season.  Even though the slopes can be a bit busy, the snow conditions are very reliable, there is often a few sunny days and fingers crossed some fresh snowfall.  Here are a few tips for half term skiing.

Book early – Many of the best chalets get booked at least a year in advance. Regular skiers will often book the same chalet year after year, so we would certainly recommend looking in February or March for the following season.

Look for early flights – The cost of travelling in half term can be 5 times the price of other weeks, so keep an eye on Easyjet and book as soon as flights are released.

Short transfer – The roads from Geneva and Chambery airports can get congested during this period with some transfers taking 4 hours plus. If travelling with children it can be a good idea to choose a resort with a short transfer.

Start your ski day early – The slopes can get busy during the school holidays so we recommend hitting the piste at 9am when the lifts open and beat the queues.

Book restaurants – If you like a nice lunch after a morning on the slopes then it is a good idea to reserve a table as many of the restaurants will be fully booked. This is especially important if skiing in a large group.

Which resort – During the school holidays it can be a good idea to choose a resort which is less well known in order to avoid the crowds.  Choose a resort with no major tour operators but with a large ski area such as the Portes du Soleil and it is possible to avoid much of the congestion of larger resorts.

Ski sensibly – Many people like to ski really fast which is great fun, however it is very dangerous when the slopes are busy and it’s easy to crash into other skiers. A trip to the doctors will certainly spoil your holiday.

Ski hire delivery – The ski shops can be very busy on changeover days so avoid the queues and have your ski equipment delivered to your chalet

Have a great holiday!

If you are still looking for a Luxury Chalet at half term we still have a couple of options available.


Is a large and spacious chalet located very close to the village center. It has 7 en-suite bedrooms, amazing views, open plan living space with lots of exposed beams and natural light and a blend of Alpine and English country farmhouse decor.

Chalet Grand Coeur

Is a lovely chalet located opposite the Linga ski slopes.  The property features 5 en-suite bedrooms, large open plan living area with open fire, kids TV room and hot-tub.  The chalet has been finished to a very high standard with neutral colours and lots of natural light and modern alpine chic decor.

Chalet Aurore 

Is a beautiful property situated in a prime location close to the village center and the Lac du Vonnes chairlifts.  The chalet features four en-suite bedrooms with a truly amazing master bedroom.  The interior design throughout the chalet is stunning with lots of soft comfy sofas and armchairs and an impressive feature fireplace.

If you require any more information please do not hesitate to contact us.

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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

polly appleton  January 2019

Absolutely fantastic week. The chalet was gorgeous, spacious and lovely bedrooms. Paddy was a great host. The skis were delivered to the chalet which saved so much hassle as were the ski passes. Paddy booked our restaurants before we arrived. Cannot recommend more highly!! We will come back.

Rupert Weiss  March 2019

A very high end chalet. Staff very friendly and couldn’t do too much for us. Top notch food. Very highly recommended.

leigh farrell  March 2019

Les Clarines is a beautiful contemporary Chalet with amazing views of Châtel village and the surrounding mountains. Paddy gave us a wonderful welcome and we really enjoyed our stay. The hot tub was a bonus! We will definitely be back :)

julia vindis  February 2019

Great week in a wonderful house, lots of room for all the family. fantastic service, Skis, lift passes, and food , arranged by Paddy, were delivered to the house completely stress free. Thank you Paddy for all your help to make it a memorable week.

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