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Top 5 luxury ski chalets for families

It’s no accident that half term is one of the busiest periods for the ski industry. It’s an opportunity for parents to take their children for a weeks skiing and a lot of parents do just that, creating a mini boom, mid-season. One thing guaranteed to make that week a success is a family friendly chalet with facilities on offer to please all age ranges. Here we present 5 of the best. Chaletneuf du Tenne, Chatel Nestled high and standing proud above the charming mountain village of Chatel, this delightful luxury ski chalet has magnificent panoramic views and ticks the all important ski-in/ski-out box. The owners built the chalet with families in mind. As parents themselves with small children they were all too aware of the pitfalls of trying to manage a holiday in unsatisfactory accommodation. So, with their own experiences to draw on, they made sure that when they built Chaletneuf du Tenne it would be a haven for any visiting families. The indoor pool is a bonus and a good place for the kids to splash around and have fun. The owners also organise a fun adventure in the woods, an exciting snowshoe walk with a stop for a delicious fondue meal in a mountain restaurant. Chaletneuf du Tenne represents affordable luxury and with a warm welcome from the hosts and their team this accommodation is a great place for families with children of all ages. Chaletneuf du Tenne Chatel Tivoli Lodge, Davos This splendid luxury ski accommodation would make the top five in most collections. It sets the bar high for others to follow and is one of the most desirable luxury ski chalets in the Alps. The facilities here for the younger set are second to none, the Lodge is a superb destination for all families. The Tivoli Lodge is certainly spacious with more that 700 sq m of living space, it’s also ski-in/ski-out and benefits from amazing views through the south facing windows. Among the many facilities on offer is a stunning swimming pool with water jets and a fountain. There’s a dedicated soft-play area with ball pit, slide and “flying fox” for the younger members. There’s a great selection of books, games and state-of-the-art entertainment systems. The Tivoli Lodge has a full selection of the necessary accessories for babies and toddlers allowing families to travel without worrying about packing all those bulky items, such as prams, sterilisers, changing mats etc. Family holidays are certainly a speciality of this establishment and nothing is left to chance to ensure a perfect and memorable luxury ski vacation. Tivoli Lodge, Davos The Peak, St Foy For families with young ones there is a Snow Cub Crèche affiliated with this chalet and it’s on the doorstep. The creche has been built specifically with the children’s comfort and contentment in mind. It is open to kids from 6 months to 3-years-old and is fully licensed, not for the children obviously, that would be so wrong, you can’t give booze to a baby! it’s one of the best equipped ski crèches in the French Alps. The chalet itself is very spacious and set out over four floors, ideal for large family groups. The Peak is a fine example of a luxury ski chalet and is one of the finest in St Foy. The chalet ticks the all important ski-in/ski-out box and has a private access path to the nursery slopes. Every level benefits from a balcony offering spectacular views across the valley to the peaks beyond. If you’re looking for a family friendly chalet this delightful luxury ski chalet is hard to beat. The Peak, St Foy Chalet Maria Schnee, St Anton Amongst the finest chalets of it’s kind in Austria, Chalet Maria Schnee is an essay in Tyrolian craftsmanship. Retaining many original features, the chalet is awash with antique oak woodwork and intricate carvings, blending with contemporary furnishings and beautiful modern artworks this delightful luxury ski chalet is one of the regions finest and most stylish. Situated near the nursery slopes and catering especially for families with children this fabulous accommodation is a great retreat for all ages. There’s a large playroom for the children and lots of games, books and DVD’s for them to be absorbed in. The kitchen area has a separate table that’s perfect for catering for the children. For class, style and space this luxury ski chalet easily makes it’s way into the top category for a family  luxury ski break. Chalet Maria Schnee, St Anton Chalet Nyumba, Verbier The tranquil location and commanding position of this stunning, contemporary property offers some of the most spectacular views in Verbier. The mountain vistas visible through the double height floor to ceiling windows of the living room or the plate glass walls of the luxury spa bring the outside in and constantly remind you why you love being in the mountains. This vast and spacious chalet is set out over 4 floors and can sleep up to 14 people making it an ideal retreat for families. A truly stunning spa with lavish facilities include an ‘L’ shaped pool, hammam, indoor and exterior jacuzzi, sauna and a cold water plunge pool. Stairs lead to a mezzanine office, which the kids will love and up to the stunning master bedroom which features a beautiful en-suite marble bathroom and traditional roaring log fire.There’s a large children’s play room on the lower ground floor where they can occupy themselves for hours on end and a fully equipped cinema room, perfect for all the family. Not only is this fabulous luxury ski chalet children friendly but a portion of the revenues from the chalet rental are paid to the charity ‘Give a Future Foundation’ a UK registered charity that is committed to transforming the lives of orphans and vulnerable children, through education in Ethiopia. Chalet Nyumba, Verbier Rebecca Taylor is Director at SkiBoutique.

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  1. These look sublime. Two years ago we stayed in a gorgeous Chalet in Les Gets with our kids for a fortnight. Absolutely the best family option. I long way from Australia, definitely worth the effort!

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