5 last-minute ski holidays for half term
With the Alps revelling in another fantastic season, half term is the ideal time to hit the slopes with your family.
Set over three floors, this wonderful chalet is located in Les Esserts area of Verbier, close to Carrefour and the Mayenzet chairlift. Although not strictly ski-in/ski-out, advanced skiers can ski almost to and from the chalet’s front door.
If you love a traditional Alpine chalet then you won’t be disappointed by Les Attelas. Antique furniture and wood-panelled walls, along with open fireplaces and inspiring views of the surrounding peaks form a super cosy retreat.
Sleeping 12, there are six en-suite bedrooms and plenty of opportunities to relax in the outdoor hot tub, sauna or steam room. Fully catered with a team of staff and your very own private chauffeur, you won’t have to lift a finger during your stay.
Available from 17-24 February for CHF 50,000 (fully-serviced)
Close to the lifts and the main street, Sweet Little Home is suited to both skiers and non-skiers. Living up to its name, the chalet is extremely cosy with a log fire in the living room and a team of staff ready to welcome you into its beautiful interior.
Accommodating up to 14 guests, Sweet Little Home a perfect home away from home for families holidaying together. Two master suites on the top floor share a second living room - ideal for teenagers looking for their own space to chill out.
Aching muscles can be rejuvenated in the hot tub or sauna on the terrace before enjoying champagne, canapes and a delicious four-course meal with wine.
Available from 17 - 24 February at a reduced price of €38,080 (fully-serviced)
Combining tradition and modernity, fully-restored Chalet Bear is one of the few old log chalets remaining in Klosters. Located within walking distance of the lifts and centre of the village, the chalet is both cosy and sumptuous with exquisite design.
With crackling fires and a charming living room, there is plenty of space for up to 8 guests to relax in true Alpine style. There are four en-suite bedrooms, including the master suite in which you can cosy up beside the fireplace. The balconies and terrace provide beautiful vistas over the resort.
Available from 17 - 24 February for CHF 30,000 (fully-serviced)
Chalet Peter Pan, Chamonix
This elegantly restored Savoyarde farmhouse is ideal for large groups wishing to get away from the hustle and bustle of daily life. Set on the edge of a nature reserve, just a few minute’s drive from the ski lifts, Peter Pan offers a tranquil mountain retreat for up to 13 guests.
As well as its incredibly private location, the chalet benefits from stunning panoramic views plus an outdoor hot tub, sauna and cinema room. Fully flexible sleeping arrangements include three double bedrooms, a dorm room with adult-size beds and an independent apartment with bedroom, bathroom and kitchenette.
Continuing the flexible theme, the chalet comes both self-catered or fully-serviced to include a private chef, daily housekeeping, chalet manager and hostess.
Available from 16 - 23 February for €18, 455 (catered) or €12,595 (self-catered)
Recently renovated Penthouse Zen is set back from the street, just 100 metres from the Matterhorn Express lift which whisks you up the to the glacier. Accommodating six guests, the apartment is both light and spacious with a delightful living area complete with feature fireplace and a south-facing balcony showcasing the majestic Matterhorn.
The master bedroom has a delightful king-size Jacuzzi bathtub and mountain views. There are a further two double bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms.
The Penthouse is available on a self-catered or bed and breakfast basis but catered options are available on request.
Available from 17 - 24 February for CHF 14,000 (30% discount)