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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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.

Nicola Wager  January 2019

We enjoyed a fantastic week at Nine & Tenne's Chalet Savoyard. The chalet was extremely well appointed and housed all 12 of us across 3 generations very comfortably. Paddy could not have been more accommodating and helpful (including installing a fully decorated Christmas tree!) and we can highly recommend the meal delivery service that Paddy organised for us. The chalet is in a great location, a 10 minute walk into the centre of the village and a short drive from all the skiing locations. Many thanks to Paddy and the owner for a great week.

Alex Severn  January 2019

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doreen thompson  December 2018

From initial communication with Paddy to the end of our holiday everything with Nine & Tenne was of the highest standard. Les Clarines is as beautiful as it appears in the photos, was very clean and was a very special place to celebrate a family Christmas. The Chalet is in a perfect location with stunning views of the village and mountains and very close to Petit Chatel bus stop. We are a family of 5 adults and enjoyed the hot tub and space within the Chalet, there are a number of bathrooms, an open plan layout and a kitchen where we could easily prepare our Christmas Dinner. Thanks to everyone at Nine and Tenne.

Tracey Woodcock  March 2018

One of the loveliest chalets we have stayed in, large rooms, private swimming pool. We had food delivered to the chalet so we could eat when we like, shopping was done for us when we arrived. Skis brought to the chalet. Paddy, who owns and runs the chalet, is lovely, friendly,always there to answer questions and run us any where on request, the perfect host. Fabulous holiday with views to die for. X

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