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A gourmet family Christmas on the slopes

25th October 2010 Print
Property 409832 in France

The top reason people love Christmas is for the time spent with their families, according to recent research by Santa's Lapland. What’s more, nearly 20% of those interviewed said they enjoyed guilt-free food and drink during the festive season.

So why not indulge in a relaxing family break this year and enjoy Christmas dinner on the ski slopes, all conveniently prepared by someone else?! On HomeAway Holiday-Rentals, the UK’s largest holiday rentals website, there are hundreds of gourmet catered chalets to choose from worldwide.

Meet for cocktails and canapés in front of the roaring log fire after a day on the slopes, exchange gifts, play games, enjoy long, lazy dinners, or simply kick back and unwind. Chalet rentals are ideal for family gatherings or special occasions; with individual bedrooms, fully equipped kitchens and spacious living and dining areas, they provide all the space and amenities needed for large groups and the perfect set-up for spending some quality time together.

So if you dream of a white Christmas, why not head to some favourite European ski destinations where you will be guaranteed plenty of snow. Choose from one of the catered holiday homes below in France, Switzerland and Bulgaria or browse for more.

Prices quoted are for the Christmas period and all properties had good availability at the time of going to press.


Fully catered chalet in Morzine with private chef
5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15. £687 per person for a fully catered weekly stay
Chalet Shufu has an ideal location in the massive 'Portes du Soleil' ski area, close to Morzine, Avoriaz and Les Gets and an easy walk to the village resort centre of St. Jean d'Aulps. The family suite has two connecting rooms with both adjoining door and separate entrances. All bedrooms have en-suite facilities and baby cots are available for two rooms. The property also features a bar and dining area, as well as a roaring open log fire in the living room and comes with a private chef from the Orient.

Superb catered chalet in prime position in La Plagne 1800
7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14. £715 per person per week
This chalet has seven bedrooms all with en-suite/private facilities and can sleep 14 - 15 guests. It is in a prime position in Plagne 1800 directly next door to the ski hire shops. The chalet is set over thee levels with a large sun terrace on the first floor. The catered service includes: three course evening meal accompanied by excellent wine together with fresh coffee and chocolates (six days per week).


Ultimate 'Last Christmas' chalet on the slopes of Klosters/Davos
8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 34. £11,364 per property per week
A catered mountain lodge right on the slopes of the Parsenn skiing area in Klosters/Davos situated at 1695 meters altitude. The perfect place for a family gathering, the chalet sleeps 34 in five double rooms and three larger rooms. Enjoy the delicate design, the Alpine decoration combined with cosmopolitan flair, and be surprised by the menu offered by the private cook on request. Prices include breakfast.


Modern chalet in Borovets
5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14. £350 per person per week
This catered chalet has been converted to its British owners’ specifications to offer high quality, spacious accommodation. The property consists of five en-suite bedrooms and a lounge/dining area downstairs. The main gondola lift is only a couple of minutes stroll away. The catered service includes breakfast, tea and evening meal, as well as free wine/drinks. There are guest facilities for tea and coffee in the lounge/dining area, along with a TV, DVD, and a selection of games and magazines.

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