In September 2010, Directski.com was delighted to announce the acquisition of Ski Beat, the UK's largest independent ski chalet operator. Ski Beat has been providing great value chalet holidays for over 20 years in some of the top French ski resorts. This story will come as great news to the regular Directski.com guests who've been asking us for more chalets for years. You asked, we listened!
We're very excited to able to bring a growing portfolio of 50 luxury chalets to a wider market at prices that will pleasantly surprise you. So, why not leave the cooking and cleaning to us, kick back and enjoy a wonderful chalet holiday with log fires, great company, quality wine and sumptuous food all cooked by your own chalet host. The majority of our chalets are located within 150 metres of the slopes and many offer skiing right back to your door.
The informalities and relaxation a chalet holiday can offer is becoming more and more sought after in today's skier. Whether skiing with the kids, a couple or a group a chalet holiday is a great way to meet other skiers, whilst being looked after by our specially selected chalet hosts.
Our chalets have comfortable lounge areas for you to relax after your days skiing, and you will have the comforts of your own bedrooms, most of them offering en suite facilities. Don't forget your slippers as outdoor shoes cannot be worn in our chalets.
Our Chalet hosts are selected for their out-going, friendly personalities, and of course their ability to plan and cook delicious meals, to a consistently high standard. All our staff undergo comprehensive training in resort at the start of the winter, so that they are fully prepared to care for you and most have been with Ski Beat for years. As with most chalet holidays, your chalet hosts will dine with you in the evenings. They are monitored on a regular basis to ensure that they provide the level of satisfaction expected by our guests, and wherever possible exceed those expectations. Our chalet hosts get a well-deserved day off each week. On the day off, breakfast is on a self-service basis and we ask you to eat out for dinner, at your own expense. Your hosts will be able to advise you about local restaurants.
Our Resort Managers are chosen for their helpful dispositions and undergo a long period of training and receive continuous assessment. It is the Resort Managers job to meet all guests and to attend to any requests and queries you may have. The resort managers are accessible each day and take time to visit you during your stay. They are committed to ensuring our high levels of customer satisfaction are maintained. They may well even dine with you one evening, please let the office know before you travel if you wish this not to happen.
Our Nannies are employ qualified British nannies to run our crèche and childcare services. All applicants for nanny jobs supply full references, which are always followed up. Our nannies are dedicated professionals who are there to ensure that your children have the best possible care whilst having the most possible fun. Many children don't want to leave at the end of the week and come away clutching armfuls of artwork and telling daily stories! Specific details about the childcare available in your chosen resort can be found on the Kids tab on the individual chalet page of our website. You'll need to book in advance by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Regardless of the chalet you choose for your holiday you will find that the standard of cuisine is consistently high across all our resorts. For breakfast you can eat as much or as little as you like. Choose from fruit juice, cereals, muesli, fresh French bread with butter and preserves, as well as eggs, porridge or one of the hot options and of course tea or coffee. In our Select Service chalets, croissants and pain au chocolat are also available. For afternoon tea, which is the most informal meal of the day, help yourself to fresh bread, butter and jams, biscuits and home made cake or scones, either eaten at the table or relaxing beside the fire. For Dinner, one of the highlights of the day, using fresh seasonal produce, chalet hosts produce a home cooked 3-course evening meal. Please view a sample of a typical dinner menu.
If you have certain allergies to food please contact us in advance to your holiday by email: email@example.com In certain chalets we provide an upgraded cuisine - Select Service. You'll find details of the service provided on the meals section of the specific chalets webpage. Select Service is limited to certain chalets, which are run by more experienced cooks and chefs.
To complement your meal we serve free and unlimited good quality Red and White wines during the course of dinner. After dinner fresh ground coffee or decaffeinated coffee as well as tea are served in the lounge. In our Select Service chalets we have chosen four Appellation Contrôlée wines to accompany your meal.
Unless you are booking a whole chalet, children aged 11 and under will be served High Tea at 6pm. Please send us an email giving an indication of what you might like them to eat. If you are travelling with children over 11 years of age who require high tea please contact us by email firstname.lastname@example.org. This service is provided at no extra cost and ensures that your child's normal routine is not disturbed. Soft drinks or milk are served with the meal.
An alpine chalet is a wonderful place to spend the festive season. We provide Christmas trees and decorations. On the day itself, you can look forward to aperitifs, turkey with all the trimmings, flaming Christmas pudding, mince pies, and of course Christmas crackers. For New Year most of our resorts will have torch lit descents, fireworks and other celebrations. Alternatively, you could just enjoy New Year's Eve dinner in your chalet with a glass or two of fizz.