The essential ingredients
Apart from snow (and plenty of it), there are a few basics to a ski chalet holiday. It needs to be cosy with plenty of warm and welcoming furnishings and décor. It preferably has a wood burner or open fire to warm the feet (and feed the soul) at the end of the day. And you can’t do without plenty of home-cooked comfort food to fuel your days in the mountains.
The home-from-home environment of a catered chalet really appeals to the British with nearly one in three holidays being booked through a tour operator. It could be the fact that we like to have the place to ourselves, or maybe it’s the great value. Or maybe that tour operator chalets come with a friendly chalet host so you don’t have to lift a finger!