When booking a ski holiday, not only will potential visitors will be faced with numerous resorts to choose from but a long list of accommodation.
Ski France offers a wide range places to stay, including catered chalets, self-catered chalets, apartments and hotels across all the major resorts in France, including Méribel, Val d’Isère, Courchevel, Alpe d’Huez and Les Deux Alpes.
Each type of accommodation has benefits, but with the unique ‘Kids Go Free’ deal* (children up to 18 years old stay for free on the same board base as their parents)unbeatable locations, welcoming atmosphere, extra facilities and professional 24-hour service, Ski France’s hotels are well worth the cost.
One of the company’s top selling points is that it delivers flexible arrivals and stays, even during school holidays; guests can avoid the busy Saturday to Saturday changeover and save money on flights by travelling on Sunday or even mid-week. Consequently, this also saves time getting to-and-from the resort, as there is less traffic on the roads.
Ski France also employs many international staff, which attracts a lot of international clientele; guests can practise their language skills easily throughout their stay and feel as though they’ve left the UK and are holidaying like a local.
And if that’s not enough, guests can make the most of the free coffee, tea and doughnut stands situated around the hotels, should they feel thirsty or peckish at any point during the day.
Hotel Le Mottaret in Méribel-Mottaret
Méribel Mottaret is located within Les 3 Vallées ski area, the largest linked ski area in the world, along with renowned resorts Courchevel and Val Thorens. The ski area, totalling 600 km of pistes, provides great skiing and snowboarding for all abilities, and the 1992 Olympics Centre houses a swimming pool, ice rink and climbing wall. Plus, Aquamotion, a swim, spa and surf complex in Courchevel, is an active alternative to skiing.
Ski France’s flagship hotel, 3* Hôtel Le Mottaret, offers guests inviting accommodation with doorstep skiing in the centre of Méribel-Mottaret. Based at 1,750 m, guests can make use of the numerous runs reaching more than 3,000 m.
Situated close to many amenities, with a ski hire shop next to the hotel and ski instructors who meet clients in the lobby of Hotel Le Mottaret, there is also a free shuttle bus that connects visitors to the vibrant centre of Méribel. Owned by Ski France for more than 20 years, the hotel rooms have all been renovated and the cosy lounge bar extended, meaning more space for socialising after a day on the slopes, with the possibility of playing pool or a fun board game on the low coffee tables.
Outside, a new sofa-style seating area, complete with crackling firepits, is an ideal place to relax with a well-deserved drink after a day on the slopes. Guests can also sink into the bubbling Jacuzzi with a glass of refreshing Champagne. The lower terrace is home to Café del Mott, a barbeque restaurant where skiers and snowboarders can enjoy a warming, affordable lunch overlooking the mountains accompanied by talented musicians (many of which are employed by Ski France).
Inside, the hotel has free Wi-Fi and all guests can treat themselves to cups of fresh tea and coffee, plus doughnuts, muffins and fruit situated on tables in the hotel corridors; ideal for an extra shot of caffeine or quick sugar boost whatever the time of day.
Hotel Le Mottaret also offers all-inclusive stays; as well as delicious food, guests are able to order from a large selection of drinks throughout the day including wine, beer, vin chaud and hot chocolate. The hotel is partnered with restaurants in Courchevel, Val Thorens and Les Menuires too; meaning skiers and snowboarders can make the most of the expansive 3 Vallées and try many different dishes.
A week’s stay, during the Easter holidays 2019, costs from £593 per parent (£1,186 total) for a comfort plus family room, sleeping two adults and two children (up to the age of 18) with the Kids Go Free offer. Price includes a buffet breakfast every morning and a three-course dinner every evening. Return flights, transfers, ski hire, lift passes and other meals extra.
For more information:www.skifrance.co.uk/our-hotels/france/alps/meribel/hotel-le-mottaret/
Why not see the hotel for yourself by watching this short video?www.youtube.com/watch?v=DNX0dKNcnG0
Ibiza Hotel in Les Deux Alpes
Les Deux Alpes is perfect for adventurous skiers and snowboarders, whatever their age. Speed through the three daring snow parks, whizz around on snow-scooters and make the most of the snow-sure 220 km of pistes.Home to the highest glacier skiing in France, with the slopes reaching an altitude of 3,600 m, guests can be confident of excellent conditions, even towards the end of the ski season.
Located at the end of the valley, not far from the village centre, the recently renovated 3* Ibiza Hotel offers stylish décor with a modern twist. The extensive lifts can be reached by a short 15-minute walk or by the hotel’s own free-shuttle bus.
After a day on the mountains, relax in the spacious lounge, sip an après-ski drink on the large, south-facing terrace, or dive into the indoor heated pool and swim a few lengths before making the most of the sauna, hot tub and hammam.
The hotel has numerous perks for children too, including a cool games room kitted out with table tennis, pool and arcade machines, plus, for those who enjoy a healthy competition, there are board games a plenty in the hotel lounge; the hardest decision is choosing which one to play!
A large proportion of the rooms at the hotel (60 in total) are south facing, with large-picture windows leading out on to balconies that offer glorious views of the spectacular peaks in the Ecrins National Park (twin, double and family rooms are all available).
And for guests wanting a break from skiing, there are many alternative activities available, including ice hockey, bowling, tobogganing, dog sledding and paragliding, alongside a trip to the Ice Caves, where a wide range of incredible sculptures can be admired.
Hotel Ibiza prides itself on its generous buffets at breakfast and dinner, which allow everyone to eat as much as they would like; exactly what you need on a ski holiday! And for anyone needing an extra pick-me-up, a selection of fresh patisseries can always be found at the bar. Families and groups of friends staying on an all-inclusive basis can relax knowing that drinks are included throughout the stay too, meaning no surprise bills at the end of the week.
A week’s stay, during the Easter holidays 2019, costs from £608 per parent (£1,216 total) for a duplex suite, sleeping two adults and two children (up to the age of 18) with the Kids Go Free offer. Price includes a buffet breakfast every morning and a five-course dinner every evening. Return flights, transfers, ski hire, lift passes and other meals extra.
For more information: www.skifrance.co.uk/our-hotels/france/alps/les-deux-alpes/ibiza/
Hotel Courchevel Olympic in Courchevel
Courchevel (formerly Courchevel 1850), in the French Alps, is renowned for being a glamourous village drawing wealthy crowds of French, Russians and Brits. It’s home to lavish hotels, five restaurants boasting two Michelin stars and a variety of boutique designer shops. Hotels in this resort are notoriously expensive, but Hotel Courchevel Olympic gives guests a ‘Champagne lifestyle on lemonade money’.
Based in the centre of Courchevel 1850, the recently-renovated hotel is ideal for couples and groups of friends, and offers a relaxing lounge, welcoming bar with a pool table and comfy, spacious bedrooms.
Not only do the bedrooms have Nespresso machines, but guests can tuck into the delicious cakes and fresh fruit available throughout the day and make the most of the high-pressure walk-in showers, which help massage tired muscles after a long day on the slopes.
Walk to the lifts and slopes (just 100 metres away) and explore Les 3 Vallées, the largest-linked ski area in the world, along with renowned resorts of Méribel and Val Thorens. The ski area, which has 600 km of pistes, provides great skiing and snowboarding for all abilities, and the 1992 Olympics Centre houses a swimming pool, ice rink and climbing wall. Plus, Aquamotion, a swim, spa and surf complex, is an ideal destination for those wanting to give their legs a rest.
A week’s stay, during the Easter holidays 2019, costs from £285 pp (£570 total) for two sharing a standard room including breakfast.Return flights, transfers, ski hire, lift passes and other meals extra.
For more information: www.madamevacances.com/hotels/france/alpes-du-nord/courchevel/hotel-courchevel-olympic/
Why not see for yourself by watching this short video? www.youtube.com/watch?v=cjTbjamN5mo
* KIDS GO FREE: Valid all winter for children up to 18 years old (on the same board base as the parents – Bed & Breakfast, Half Board or All Inclusive). Babysitting services are also available on request at Ski France’s hotels.
For more information, visit www.skifrance.co.uk or call 0203 475 4756.