We usually go Skiing on a self catering basis, but with a 9 month old and a 4 yr old, it sounded like hard work this year. By chance we came across Connick on Trip Advisor. We read the reviews and actually thought this place couldn't be that good. Well how wrong we were. From the minute we booked, nothing was too much trouble (thanks Kathryn). La Chaumiere has been lovingly restored and totally updated. The bedrooms are perfect, flat screen tv's with built in dvd players, ipod docking stations, fantastic bathrooms and views to die for. Great playroom for the kids, amazing nannies (Kim you better be there next year!!!!) The food is top class, it just feels like a big family. Then there's the skiing. Nick and his team are brilliant, they had our 4 year old skiing down, green, blues and nice parts of red runs after 5 days. There is great skiing for all abilities, you won't be bored. If you are planning a ski holiday - and want a holiday where EVERYONE has a great time, look no further. If there is a negative to come out of it - it's my 4 yr old who keeps telling us every 5 mins, that she misses her holiday home!!!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Connick Ski provides luxury catered ski holidays in the idyllic village of Chatel in the French Alps. Now in its 17th year of operation Connick has built an outstanding reputation for its level of service. Nestled on the French/Swiss border Chatel is a charming Savoyard farming village and forms part of the enormous Portes du Soleil ski area. With over 650km of piste spanning two countries this spectacular region ski is the largest linked ski area in the world and boasts an enviable and reliable snow record that keeps people returning year after year. The newly renovated, charmingly traditional chalet ‘La Chaumiere’ provides the backdrop for your stay. One of the oldest chalets in Chatel, it has been lovingly and sympathetically restored to provide luxurious yet authentic accommodation just 500m from the centre of the village. Our complete service ensures that your every need will be taken care of from the minute you step off the plane, allowing you to unwind and enjoy your holiday. Our unique in-house ski school caters for all levels and allows for intensive lessons or instructional guiding, whatever your level of ability or age. Your skiing will be taken to a new level – with no compromise on fun and spending time with your family or friends on the slopes. We look forward to welcoming you at La Chaumiere where skiing, comfort and attention to detail mingle perfectly with the relaxed family atmosphere. ... more less