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Independent Ski Accommodation France

Ski Chalets Direct is new, so we're going to start with something that we know very well, ski apartments and chalets in the French Alps. Between us, we've pretty much skied all the major areas (and quite a few of the minor ones too!), stayed in the big name resorts themselves, or smaller 'satellite' villages where they exist, and in a mixture of catered chalets, self-catering apartments and self-catered French chalets. And over a number of years, we've seen how the 'Easyjet-effect' has given rise to increasing numbers of groups doing ski weekends, requiring property owners to offer more flexible ski breaks, and a departure from the norm of Saturday changeovers for ski holidays.

And we know too that not everyone wants the same thing - ski chalets with hot tubs, wall-to-wall pampering and Cordon Bleu cookery washed down with lashings of Cristal are some skiers' idea of heaven, whereas for others, being able to step right out onto the slopes from a ski-in / ski-out chalet is the ideal, with just spag bol on the menu!

French Ski Resorts

There has been a big push in recent years for French ski resorts / areas to present themselves as the ones with the "most extensive skiing" or "biggest linked ski area" - with areas like Paradiski (combining Les Arcs, La Plagne & Peisey-Vallandry), Portes du Soleil (Morzine, Chatel, Les Gets), Le Trois Vallées ( Meribel, Courchevel, Val Thorens), The Grand Massif (Samoens, Flaine & Sixt) and Espace Killy (Tignes & Val d'Isere) all vying for our attention. And actually, we like it - you can still stay in the same resort you always did, but you've got access to more skiing!

Chalets La Plagne, Paradiski

LA PLAGNE, PARADISKI, FRANCE

Now part of the huge Paradiski network of resorts, which includes Les Arcs, La Plagne offers skiing for everyone - an Intermediates paradise, great for Beginners, but also with some trickier bits for the pros.

La Plagne Chalets

Morzine Chalets Direct France

MORZINE, PORTES DU SOLEIL

A perennial favourite with the Brits, and with good reason! Less than an hour from Geneva airport by car, a buzzing nightlife and a wealth of chocolate-box chalets, Morzine is particularly great for family ski holidays and ski weekends.

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Villas Praia da Luz Algarve

SAINTE FOY TARENTAISE

Small, but very perfectly-formed, Ste Foy is one of those resorts where you go once, then keep coming back! Wood and stone chalets & apartments combine with a friendliness not always found in French resorts.

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Featured Ski Accommodation France

Ski Chalet Les Contamines-Montjoie

Les Contamines Chalets

Les Contamines-Montjoie, France

Charming and luxurious self-catering chalets. Each sleeps 5.

Ski Apartment Sainte Foy Tarentaise

Silver Fox Apartment

Sainte Foy Tarentaise, France

Beautiful 3 bedroom / 2 bathroom apartment in the delightful Savoyard village of Sainte Foy Tarentaise, south-facing balcony with wonderful views.

Catered Chalet Les Coches, La Plagne, Paradiski

Alpine 365 - Chalet Chamois

Les Coches, La Plagne, Paradiski, France

Alpine-chic chalet; hot tub; ski-in/ski-out; professional chef; amazing views of Mont Blanc; fully ensuite; sunny terrace; log fire; wifi; sleeps 9-10

Catered Chalet Les Coches, La Plagne, Paradiski

Alpine 365 - Chalet Pisteside

Les Coches, La Plagne, Paradiski, France

Luxury chalet; voted 'One of best 50 chalets in Daily Telegraph; hot-tub; ski-in, ski-out; professional chef; Tripadvisor 5 reviews*; ensuite; Amazing views of Mont Blanc; sleeps 9-10

Ski Chalet La Plagne (Belle Plagne), Paradiski

Chalet Biniou

La Plagne (Belle Plagne), Paradiski, France

Superbly positioned Self-Catering Chalet, Ski in / Ski out at 2050m in Belle Plagne - Sleeps 8-10. Catering options available.

Catered Chalet Montchavin, La Plagne, Paradiski

Alpine 365 - Chalet Chocolat

Montchavin, La Plagne, Paradiski, France

Luxury chalet / Hot-tub / Next to ski lift / Professional chef / Fully ensuite / Free wifi / Sleeps 10-12

Catered Chalet Montchavin, La Plagne, Paradiski

La Portette

Montchavin, La Plagne, Paradiski, France

A beautiful converted farmhouse with a stunning interior, right at the heart of the Paradiski ski domain (La Plagne - Les Arcs). Log fire, great food, warm and friendly welcome.

Catered Chalet Chemin des Fleurs, Montriond

Chalet De L' Ange - Alikats Mountain Hol

Chemin des Fleurs, Montriond, France

Beautifully stylish and spacious chalet with epic mountain views. Sleeps 14

Catered Chalet Montchavin, La Plagne, Paradiski

Alpine 365 - Chalet Husky

Montchavin, La Plagne, Paradiski, France

Using slate, timber and local stone, Chalet Husky has been artfully designed with contemporary fittings and fixtures to create a classy and extremely comfortable chalet home. Sleeps 12-14

Ski Apartment La Plagne (Belle Plagne), Paradiski

Chalet Bruyere

La Plagne (Belle Plagne), Paradiski, France

Ski In /Ski Out Chalet-Apartment at 2050m altitude, sleeps 12-14, all rooms en-suite. Free Spa - swimming pool, hot tub and sauna. Catering options can be provided.

Ski Chalet Centre of Morzine

Alp Inn, Luxury Chalet With Sauna

Centre of Morzine, France

5* luxurious accommodation in the very centre of Morzine with spectacular views from balconies and terraces, sauna, open log fire, 2 min walk to lifts. Sleeps 14

Catered Chalet Le Lavanchy, Morzine / Montriond

Riverwood Lodge - Alikats Mtn Holidays

Le Lavanchy, Morzine / Montriond, France

Classic alpine ski lodge newly refurbished in 2014 with the feel of a boutique hotel.. Sleeps 10-16

Catered Chalet Morzine

Chalet Morzine

Morzine, France

Location, Location, Location!! Ski in/out, yet in the heart of Morzine town centre. A stunning traditional chalet full of luxurious alpine charm. Sleeps 16.

Ski Apartment La Plagne (Belle Plagne), Paradiski

Chalet Chardon

La Plagne (Belle Plagne), Paradiski, France

Ski in / Ski out Chalet-Apartment at 2050m altitude in Belle Plagne; all rooms en-suite. Free Spa - pool, hot tub and sauna. Catering possible. Rated 5 star on Trip Advisor.

Catered Chalet Morzine

Chalet Ice, Spa, Sauna, Hot Tub, Ski In

Morzine, France

Fabulous new luxury ski in ski out Morzine chalet with 7 en suite bedrooms to sleep 15/19 people. Spa with hot tub & sauna.

Catered Chalet Le Lavanchy, Morzine / Montriond

La Ferme A Jules - Alikats Mountain Holi

Le Lavanchy, Morzine / Montriond, France

Beautiful farmhouse with amazing views, just 5 minutes from the centre of Morzine. Sleeps up to 26 people in 10 spacious ensuite rooms.

Types of ski accommodation in France

Ski accommodation in France pretty much follows the standard European 'model' in terms of chalets and apartments offering self-catering holidays, or catered chalets (or chalet parties) where meals are provided on a half-board basis, generally with a very British "afternoon tea" with cakes. There is a somewhat lesser emphasis on hotel accommodation more common in Austria and Switzerland, although hotel accommodation is obviously available in most French resorts.

Ski Apartment Rentals France

SKI APARTMENTS IN FRANCE

An apartment (or appartement in French) is essentially one of several accommodation units within a larger building. And something that the French didn't do very well for a while, with a lot of shoebox type ones popping up in the 70s & 80s, with little room to swing that cat! They do still exist, but easily avoided, as happily the quality of French apartments has improved immeasurably in recent times.

Owners Direct Ski Chalets

FRENCH SKI CHALETS

Ski chalets on the other hand, are self-contained, generally standalone buildings, although the term chalet-apartment is sometimes used when the rental accommodation is in one part of the chalet, with either owner or chalet staff accommodation in another part.

Catered Chalet Holidays

CATERED CHALET HOLIDAYS

Catered chalet holidays, or the chalet party, started as a British phenomenon in the Alps, sort of like a full board hotel, but a bit different! Clients have their own bedrooms, but the living space is shared with all, and meals are taken together, often on a large table, creating a very convivial atmosphere.