A family ski holiday should be a time for everyone to come together doing something they love â€“ so the last thing you want to be doing is worrying about your kids being cooped up in a hotel room, or disturbing other guests. Thatâ€™s why I usually suggest chalet accommodation for families on winter sports holidays. For those looking to experience the excellent conditions of the vast Three Valleys ski area, I would go even further and specifically recommend catered chalet accommodation in Les Menuires.
Set at 1850m, Les Menuires is a child-friendly ski resort in the largest of the Three Valleys. The best part for families looking to save a little on the cost of an Alpine holiday is that the accommodation here is a third cheaper than in its more famous neighbours: Val Thorens, MÃ©ribel or Courchevel.
In Les Menuires, chalet-living gives you and your family the opportunity to relax in your own space, to come together in a communal lounge after a day on the slopes, enjoy leisurely meals together, and relax after the kids go to bed just as you do at home.
To give you a little inspiration for your next ski holiday here is my selection of some of the best Les Menuires chalets on offer.
Ski to Your Door at the Chalets de BruyÃ¨res
Of course you come to Les Menuires to ski â€“ after all, youâ€™ve got the entire Three Valleys with its 600km of runs on your doorstep to explore â€“ so you donâ€™t want to spend too much time getting to and from the pistes. This is why the ski-in-ski out accommodation at BruyÃ¨res is so ideal. Not only can you get the kids ready for ski school and step outside your door on to the slope, but the chalets are right beside the BruyÃ¨res gondola so youâ€™ll be on the pistes of Mont de la Chambre yourself before you know it.
There are five hosted chalets at BruyÃ¨res: Estelle, Gabrielle, Flora, Haley and Delfina. Haley and Delfina can both sleep 12 adults, while Estelle, Gabrielle and Flora can sleep 12 adults and four children. All of the chalets come with sun terrace and hot tub, and are within walking distance of the centre of Les Menuires. Chalet hosts will be on hand to welcome you and look after your needs during your stay.
Tranquil Luxury at the Chalets de Bettaix
Whether you want to book a room or two or fill the entire accommodation, the catered Chalets de Bettaix, Irene and Jasmine offer a more indulgent, peaceful ski holiday environment. Set away from the main resort (with a driver service available for getting in and out of town) the chaletsâ€™ staff can offer guests a premium service. From luxury bed linen, bath towels and robes to upmarket Elsyl toiletries, guests here will feel pampered when they return from a day on the slopes (and thatâ€™s before they venture into the sauna or hot tub).
Whatever youâ€™re looking for from your winter sports accommodation, Les Menuiresâ€™ chalets will have something to offer you and your family. Not only is this one of the most economical resorts in the wonderful Three Valleys, but it is renowned for its family-friendly welcome.
Belinda Smythson works for Ski Amis, a specialist ski travel agency and booking service that has been helping avid skiers craft their perfect winter holiday for over a quarter of a century. If you're looking for the best Les Menuires chalet options, you can rely on Ski Amis’ expertise to find just the right accommodation to suit your winter sports holiday.
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