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The benefits of self-catering in the Alps

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Previously there were preconceived ideas that self-catered accommodation = basic! 

But, that's far from the truth, self-catered now means contemporary, spacious, and luxurious ski apartments, with finishing touches for a real 'home from home' experience. What a great way to finish your day on the slopes with a home-cooked meal using French ingredients!

Benefit 1) Authentic experience

Experience the French Alps your own way. Exploring your resort can be one of the most exciting parts of a holiday. If you’re out and about and see places to stop where you can sample local delicacies or try a Michelin starred feast, you can!

Benefit 2) Space

Our self-catering accommodation is usually spacious. A nice size communal living space makes it sociable, ideal for holidaying with family and friends. We have large self-catered apartments that sleep up to 16! Why not gather up your friends or family and book a group ski holiday!

Benefit 3) Pocket-friendly

Self-catering holidays are generally more pocket-friendly than all-inclusive ones, especially if you are good at sticking to a budget! We have some great tips on keeping your ski holiday costs down and some fab ski deals plus you can call our knowledgable team for pocket-friendly ski holiday suggestions or send us an email.

Benefit 4) Freedom

Set your own schedule. Want to have a lie-in and eat your breakfast at midday? Not a problem! You get to be as spontaneous as you want - great for adventurers, those wanting to see all the new things in resorts, and for those with children

Benefit 5) Home from home

Self-catered apartments and chalets have everything you should need. If you are bringing children, parents, or you have any dietary requirements, you can cook what you want, when you want, and bring whatever you need if you're driving. Most of our accommodation is a 'home from home' but with the added bonus of everything from swimming pools and hot tubs to open fires and reading rooms.

Recommended stays

Below we have listed three great places to stay, but if you would like advice on which accommodation would suit your group best, please send an email or call our friendly team on 023 9283 9310.

White Pearl Lodge & Spa

Opening in December 2021, White Pearl Lodge & Spa in La Plagne is in a great location on the slopes and just 100m from the shops. These spacious, comfortable apartments enjoy superb facilities including a heated indoor and outdoor pool, separate children’s pool, hot tub, sauna, steam room, fitness room, salt cave, and a spa, where we can pre-book massages and treatments for you.

Les Balcons de Val Thorens Platinium

The recently built Les Balcons de Val Thorens Platinium in Val Thorens is located in the higher part of the resort, in a tranquil and sunny setting. This prestigious residence is south facing and located directly on the slopes offering ski-in/ski-out opportunities (snow and level depending) and is 500m from the Val Thorens resort centre.

Les Chalets du Jardin Alpin

4* Les Chalets du Jardin Alpin in Val d'Isère is located in a tranquil setting of the La Legettaz area, at the foot of the Solaise ski slopes offering doorstep skiing possibilities (snow and level depending) and is half a mile from the resort centre (800m).

Ready to book your self-drive ski holiday to France? You can chat online, or call us on 023 9289 0960 to speak to our expert and award-winning team, who will help you decide where to go and plan your perfect winter break! If you already know what you want to do this ski season then you can submit a quote request or book online. You can also stay in the loop by signing up to our newsletter or following us on FacebookInstagram and Twitter, to get all the latest ski news and the best deals!

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