It’s no secret that lots of chalet companies often offer what, at a first glance, can appear to be very similar holidays. Continental breakfast in the morning, afternoon tea and cakes, three course evening meals, free flowing wine and evening cheese boards. This doesn’t mean however that all chalet holidays are created equal, it’s the attention to detail and extra care and effort put in that make the difference between an average chalet holiday and fantastic chalet experience with Mountain Spaces.
Booking and Organising your Trip
We deal personally with every booking we take whether it’s for one person or for a whole chalet. We’ll answer any questions you have about the chalets, Morzine, travelling to and from the resort, ski hire and lessons, local activities and anything else you might want to ask.
We are always as flexible as we can be and will arrange beds and room layouts to accommodate your groups as far as we can. If you are any of your group have any dietary requirements from vegetarians to gluten free to dairy intolerances we’ll have a proper menu alternative for you and if we have to leave anything out we’ll explain why.
Transfers, lift passes, ski hire and lessons can all be pre booked directly with us or through us with our partner companies. No need to spend ages trawling the internet and worrying if you’ve booked the right thing, simply ask us and we’ll guide you through your options.
Cuisine, Cooking and Our Staff
Staying in one of our catered chalets and wondering what’s for dinner and whose cooking, here’s what we expect from our chalet hosts and what you should expect for dinner!
Our chalets hosts are normally couples in their mid to late twenties who often, but not always, have commercial cooking experience. All of our hosts will have a passion for and extensive knowledge of cooking before they spend three weeks with us at the start of the season learning how to perfect our menus.
All of our hosts will have had customer facing experience in cafes, bars or restaurants. They’ll always be happy, friendly and welcoming and are there to make you feel like our chalets are your home away from home in the mountains.
All of our menus and dishes have developed continuously with input from our favourite dishes we’ve tasted in restaurants all over the world, the mass of cook books we avidly read, programmes like The Great British Bake off and Master Chef and input from our staff over the last seven years.
Canapes and cakes come from all kinds of inspiration from street food our staff had had on their travels to Mary Berry’s favourite recipes. Have a look at these afternoon tea cup cakes from the Humming Bird Bakery Book. If you have a birthday or special event as part of your stay, make sure you let us know and we’ll arrange birthday cakes, banners and candles!
So what to expect for dinner? Have a look at our luxury catered ski chalets example menu and food page
Extras in the Chalets
All of our chalets come with Egyptian cotton towels and chalets Le Milan Noir, Blue Bird Lodge, The Nest and La Vallee include mid-week towels changes. We don’t do egyptian cotton because it sounds good, it’s a high quality cotton that washes extremely well so our towels are super soft and comfy.
All of our chalets come with L’Occitane toiletries. The L’Occitance hand cream is one of the best we’ve used, outdoor living is a part of life here and the extremes of temperatures for seven years and the summer months hard graft renovating alpine chalets is good research. Cold winter air is really, really dry and hands and lips crack easily if you’re not used to it so we thought we’d give everyone free lip balm as well.
All our chalets have heated programmable ski boot driers, you can go skiing with wet boots but it’s much nicer if they’re warm and dry every morning.
Our self-catered Ski Chalet, Les Gentianes includes a welcome hamper full of local delicacies from Le Pelio Traiteur Morzine. Designed as a ‘welcome to Morzine’ rather than a hamper of everyday essentials we think this is a great way to introduce you to some local delicacies.
Massages and Treatments
Skiing is hard on the body even if you’re used to it. Hot tubs and saunas are a great way to relieve aching muscles but if that’s not enough to cut the mustard we have a couple of excellent companies we work with.
Anyone and everyone can benefit from a Mountain Rehab massage, Sarah and her team of therapists will massage you in the comfort of our chalets, with their knowledge of anatomy and how muscles work they’ll be able to release the knots and ensure that you feel at your peak. Pre-booking is advisable as peak times can get filled very quickly.
Contact Sarah at www.mountain-rehab.com or on+33 637130264.’