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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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

Stuart YB  April 2018

A beautifully appointed and presented luxury chalet with great views. Paddy & his team (Chris, Becky & Shauna) seamlessly attended to our every need both in the chalet and on the mountain. Thank you for making our week so wonderful. Stuart YB

Jane Freedman  February 2018

La Belle Vache was awesome. The house was beautiful and well-appointed, in a great location. The house is comfortable with great space to hang out, cook, and enjoy the mountains. Paddy was also wonderful, and met our every need and request. He was so helpful with making arrangements so that our ski week was seamless and so much fun. We highly recommend this property and Paddy!

Sophie Pucci  March 2018

We have just spent a fabulous week in Chalet L’Hermitage; absolutely perfect location for families. The level of service was amazing from the start. Paddy arranged everything for us from ski lessons for both adults & children, to ski hire being fitted at the chalet on arrival to booking our lunch on the mountain to make our first day as easy a possible. The team then made our week run seamlessly, catering to our every need. Nothing was too small & everything was delivered with a smile & a laugh......we loved the sociable nature of the service. The food was also fantastic, for both adults & children; really top quality! The chalet was beautiful & clean, with amazing views across the valley & plenty of room for a large group. Thank you so much to Paddy, Chris, Shona, Olivia & Tony for giving us such a wonderful week in the mountains, we really hope to see you again next year!!! X

Fiona Hester  February 2018

We had a really fabulous week at Chalet Aurore - thank you! Naomi, Matt and Becky looked after us so well with the best chalet catering that we've ever experienced (we loved the combination of 'comfort food' nights and four course nights). They were very accommodating of the needs of our group, two younger children wanting to eat earlier some nights and one member of the group with some dietary restrictions. They were also personable, professional and good fun! The chalet is beautiful with very comfortable beds and it was a real treat to find the Molton Brown products. Paddy was always on hand to give advice regarding weather/ski areas/alternative activities etc. Having Matt available to drop us at the slopes and pick us up when we needed it work really well too (although we did manage to nearly ski all the way home on a couple of occasions!) I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Nine & Tenne.

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