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Catered Chalet for 12 People (Feb half term)

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Now having rolled forward my flights to Geneva to next year, I am after any recommendations for a catered chalet which will sleep 12 people. max of 2.5hrs from Geneva. This is all made up of family (my family, my sisters and my parents), 6 adults 6 children and the oldest child will be 15 the youngest 10.

I am not after luxury but more wholesome? How we do want a good number of bathrooms and ideally ensuites for each of the adult bedrooms.

Would prefer no need of buses to the slopes / lifts.

Not too expensive. Appreciate that this with the above ask is going to be “a challenge”

Experience levels are mixture of my sisters partner and 2 children it will be their second week on snow. My sisters own children have done two weeks and she, my family and my parents have skied for years but my parents may not be up for skiing. Last Feb mum was saying it will probably be their last time but then they did decide they would join us in December (which obviously never happened!)

Appreciate any suggestions!
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How many bedrooms do you need? Would the children go 3/4 to a room?

I’d go for Les Gets or La Clusaz
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Sadly this early everything will be top dollar , there will be huge pent up demand for next season.
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@Nadenoodlee, we could make that work.
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@Rob Mackley, I am suspecting that will be the case Sad

I was originally thinking self catered as obviously that has loads more options. However my sister is keen for catered which tbh I do prefer for same reasons as she does.
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@NickyJ, there are SO many companies doing flexible food delivery etc now but it doesn’t solve the housework issue!
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@NickyJ, do you mean you want exclusive use of a chalet just for your group of 12? As opposed to being a group of 12 in a larger chalet that would have other guests in.
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PeakyB wrote:
@NickyJ, do you mean you want exclusive use of a chalet just for your group of 12? As opposed to being a group of 12 in a larger chalet that would have other guests in.


Ideally exclusive use for 12. If more I may be able to get others to join us (or more specifically my sister has already said she has a friend with boys who has said they want to join us, however I am reluctant to commit to more people especially when I haven’t met them, but if it means there is an option which is opens up happy days)
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I can think of 2 or 3 that might suit but will have to dig out info on them a bit later. Bit unsure about whether they’re definitely operating as catered chalets next season.

I know a bigger place, which is fab, without being flash, (wholesome?) but it would have other guests in, therefore not ideal, from what you say.

At the risk of upsetting our snowHead versions of The Stig, I’m guessing your 2.5 hours drive from GVA limit might rule out the big Tarentaise areas, Paradiski, 3V, EK? If not, it would open up quite a few more options.
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@Nadenoodlee,
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there are SO many companies doing flexible food delivery etc now but it doesn’t solve the housework issue!


I’m wondering if we could gather info about these companies? Similar to the stuff collected about airport to resort transfers, which is a very useful resource.

I suspect growing use of self catering apartments and demand for food delivered in, especially dinner.
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@PeakyB, that limit is mainly for my Dads benefit. However if that means we could find that magic unicorn of a resort at a good price then could be possible or may change the numbers
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Sorry, but you're going to have to be more specific about your budget - what exactly is 'not too expensive'? Even a broad range will help. And which week is that, bearing in mind that the Feb Half-term isn't the same everywhere?

Just about every resort has one, or more usually more, cafés and restaurants offering an order-in (or should that be order-out?) delivery service.

Here's a friend's chalet in the 4 Vallées which has exactly that sort of service arrangement with a local caterer.


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PeakyB wrote:
@Nadenoodlee,
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there are SO many companies doing flexible food delivery etc now but it doesn’t solve the housework issue!


I’m wondering if we could gather info about these companies? Similar to the stuff collected about airport to resort transfers, which is a very useful resource.

I suspect growing use of self catering apartments and demand for food delivered in, especially dinner.


There are also options where you hire in a chef to cook for you

Here are a mix of options - some are resort specfic

https://www.katering.co.uk/
https://www.spoonycooks.com/
https://www.dining-direct.com/
https://hu.ski/
https://www.yourchaletchef.com/
https://cheztoi.biz/
http://lvfalps.com/
https://www.thealpinefoodie.com/
https://www.mangetoutmorzine.com/
https://www.bonapp74.com/
https://www.alps2atlantic.com/morzine-chalet-catering/
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I have previously managed to get it to 1k per head and hoping for the same. So that includes flights, transfers, lift passes, accommodation, and some lessons.

Edit to add: next season I think I will fail. Nb the flights for us 4 are paid at £500
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@Mr.Egg, very useful thanks. Probably deserves a separate thread to allow it to develop.
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Dates at 19th Feb - I was just looking at Ice & Fire but they are Sunday change over. I presume EasyJet are unlikely to let me change my mind have rolled th forward to the Saturday?
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@LaForet, thanks for the link. That place could well work! I suspect we could end up self catering, or some combination.
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@NickyJ, I got the impression you’re able to change your previously cancelled EZY flights to another date, to the same country. I always think Sunday’s a better day to travel, especially at half term. The downside is not having much time once back home to get sorted ahead of work/school.
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@PeakyB, just tried and now I have "Managed Disruption", I don't get free changes. Bournemouth doesn't have a Sunday flight, and if I change to Southampton it wants to charge me (a lot!). I prefer Saturday returns precisely for that reason, to have a day to get sorted before back to work / school.
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NickyJ wrote:
Dates at 19th Feb - I was just looking at Ice & Fire but they are Sunday change over. I presume EasyJet are unlikely to let me change my mind have rolled th forward to the Saturday?


We went with Ice and Fire a few years back and found them very good to deal with. I believe they are under new management now though.
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NickyJ wrote:
Dates at 19th Feb - I was just looking at Ice & Fire but they are Sunday change over. I presume EasyJet are unlikely to let me change my mind have rolled th forward to the Saturday?


We went with Ice and Fire a few years back and found them very good to deal with. I believe they are under new management now though.


Ah hadn’t realised that. Being Sunday transfers mean that is out.

However that is the sort of company / place we are looking for. Price wise would work.
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Hmmm, whilst 'rough & ready' is how I`d describe the chalets, and apartments, at the Mont Blanc Lodge in Vallandry, they were clean, and comfortable enough if rather tired in some respects. We chose it for the location (right on the piste) and because that particular year we wanted very odd dates and they were able to accommodate us in one of the apartments. We drove and arrived at mid night due to some transport issues, they stayed up for us in the main chalet and had a hot meal and plenty of wine waiting for us.

https://www.hucksterslodge.com/budget-ski-holidays/vallandry-les-arcs-ski-holidays/
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@NickyJ, lots of things about this place may make it anything but an ideal suggestion, I normally try to stick to the question....never visited the resort, or the property, its 20-22 sized rather than 12....and that's three I can think of off the top of my head, but I have a vague recollection that the owner/manager popped up on snowheads a year or two ago and gave the impression that it would be a relaxed, helpful and flexible place to take a family or larger group. May also come into your budget parameters. Some snowheads may also have visited so be able to offer a more accurate assessment......
https://chaletdevalmorel.com/
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https://snowheads.com/ski-forum/viewtopic.php?p=3551344&highlight=chalet+valmorel#3551344
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