Recent snowfall means ski conditions are looking very promising for the Easter break. Luxury travel specialist Firefly Collection, which offers over 600 ski chalets and villas across 74 destinations, has some incredible properties on sale for the school holidays, with up to £11.500 discounted from the original rate.

Firefly Collection founder Tim Latimer said: “Many had written this Easter off for powder, being so late in the season. Airlines and accommodation have been slashing prices to generate business for a ‘relatively quiet’ school holidays.  However, with such great snow and more forecast over the coming weeks, people are desperate to get back on the slopes and they are enjoying some great bargains as a result!” Here’s our pick of the top five…

Chalet La Colombe, Courchevel 1850. Sleeps 8-10

Fully catered with in-resort driver service
7 – 14 April 2019. £18,829 (reduced from £30,452): Saving £11,623

Stylish loft apartment meets private mmembers-only club at this luxury chalet in the exclusive resort of Courchevel 1850. Timber framing and luxe fabrics set the scene at Chalet La Colombe. Muted shades and modern alpine styling contrast beautifully with the snowy mountain backdrop. The vibe here is most definitely mellow. Nestled in a private hamlet a short stroll from the bars and boutiques. If you’re looking for the ideal location along with chic surroundings and fantastic facilities, this luxury chalet ticks every box.

A heavenly dip in the private swimming pool and hot tub and a spell in the relaxation area with hammam will revive tired muscles.

No need for guests to lift a finger in the kitchen on this luxury holiday. A private chef will conjure up delicious four-course feasts for the group to enjoy whilst overlooking the stunning mountain views from the floor to ceiling windows in the dining area.  Later, guests can enjoy curling up with a movie in Chalet La Colombe’s home cinema room where black leather furnishings and panelling make for a rather impressive space. There’s even a private bar!

The Ecurie, St Martin de Belleville. Sleeps 8

Fully catered with in-resort driver service

7 – 14 April 2019, £7,470 (reduced from £9,960): Saving £2.409

Simple, rustic, yet impressively luxurious, The Ecurie is an exclusive property in the lesser known resort of St. Martin de Belleville, at the Three Valleys ski area.  The chalet sits just outside the beautiful town in a peaceful hamlet – yet guests are still only four minutes’ chauffeured drive from the village centre.

Recently renovated, the 130-year-old former Savoie stable is now a charming luxury ski chalet, created from beautiful woods and decked out with natural fabrics and antique furniture for a chic and welcoming atmosphere. In the main living room, a beautiful fireplace takes centre stage. Comfy sofas surround it and to one side is a lovely dining space, where guests can savour the delicious six-course tasting menu prepared by the private house chef.

This chalet offers fast and easy access to the very high altitude skiing of the Three Valleys ski area, so it is a superb choice for spring skiing.

Chalet Baloo, Chamonix. Sleeps 12.

Fully catered with in-resort driver service.

7 – 14 April 2019. £14, 837, (reduced from £18, 548): Saving £3,711

Chalet Baloo 

Set amongst snow-kissed woodland, Baloo is everything a top-notch ski chalet should be: a luxurious haven crafted from chunky wood, filled with places to snuggle down in style, and warmed by a roaring fire.

For those who like to indulge after a long day on the slopes, Baloo’s spa beckons, complete with plunge pool, hammam and sauna. Or for something altogether more refreshing, the outdoor hot tub on the balcony is the perfect spot for sipping bubbles amongst bubbles as the sun goes down or the moon comes up. With a private chef and other staff to cater to every whim, guests have no excuse not to be lazy, and make the most of the facilities, including the private cinema downstairs.

Chalet Baloo sits in a wonderfully peaceful position yet is just a few minutes’ drive to the slopes or to the town centre. Guests have the luxury of a chauffeured vehicle throughout their stay.

Chalet Machapuchare, Val d’Isere. Sleeps 14-15.

Fully catered with in-resort driver service

7 – 14 April 2019,  £29,926 (reduced from £37, 408): Saving £7,482

Chalet Machapuchare

For large groups looking for a sleek, contemporary luxury ski chalet, Machapuchare is the ideal choice. This stunning luxury ski chalet in Val d’Isere is brand new for 2018/19 and has been beautifully conceived to be the perfect base from which to explore all that this wonderful town has to offer, and attentive staff are always on hand to ensure guests are well looked after.

First impressions are the most important which is why guests enter the chalet on the ground floor, by the stunning pool and spa area. The pool has a unique counter-current feature for those seeking a real workout and there’s also a hammam and treatment room where guests can ease any aches and pains or simply enjoy a massage or facial in total serenity. The ground floor also has a cinema room with sumptuous oversized sofas that guests will sink into.

On the second floor lies the property’s beautiful living and dining spaces with a double-height living room and glass door slides open onto a spacious balcony with fabulous views of Val d’Isere. Guests can enjoy long, leisurely dinners and relax over canapes while the private chef cooks up a storm.

And in the morning, guests are just moments from the slopes. A well-equipped ski room and a comprehensive driver service mean that within minutes of finishing breakfast, guests can be out on the snow making the most of everything on offer in Val d’Isere.

Chalet Le Pousse Cauillou, Meribel. Sleeps 10-14.

Fully catered with in-resort driver service

14 – 21 April 2019. £9,846,  (reduced from £13,352): Saving £3,506

Understated elegance are the watchwords of this beautiful chalet in the heart of one of Europe’s most lovely ski resorts.  Chalet Le Pousse Caillou is a luxury ski chalet in Meribel with outdoor hot tub, and everything else needed for a relaxed, pampered luxury ski holiday.

A pared-back style pervades the interior of the chalet. Warm woods and a palette of sophisticated greys brings a natural simplicity and allows the fabulous valley views from the windows to be fully appreciated.

The open-plan living and dining space is light, bright and a wonderful spot to gather with family. An ideal children’s den or just a quiet escape, the TV room with its 65” screen, offers the ideal space for guests to put their feet up in front of a movie.

This luxury ski chalet is beautifully located to make the most of both Meribel’s skiing and the town itself. And after a tough day, skiing, there’s no better way to unwind than with a glass of wine out in the heated sunken hot tub.

 

*Price displayed in £’s as per XE.com on 20 March 2019.


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