Delicious Chalet Food
After skiing, the food is often the highlight of any chalet holiday. With long days of high energy activities outdoors, delicious, fun and convivial meals make an integral part of the trip.
Whichever choice of chalet and service you make, you won’t have to do any of the work as our hosts will take care of you throughout.
Breakfast is taken care of by your hosts in all chalets to give you the time to get geared up and out in time for lessons and lift opening.
Your chalet manager will always be on hand to recommend the best pit stops for your days out according to your needs and budget. They can help book a stunning lunch on the mountain or show you where’s best to pick up your picnic .
Whatever chalet service you choose, you will always have fresh baked afternoon tea cakes and treats waiting for you on your return.
Dinner is a time to relax and socialise. We take care of you every evening in style, whether you choose classic three courses or four course feasts , all prepared by our friendly hosts.
We cater for all dietary requirements ; vegetarian and vegan dishes are prepared with the same love, creativity and attention to detail as the more traditional meat and cheese rich mountain foods, we also make deliciously flaky and moist gluten and dairy free breakfast bakes, afternoon tea cakes or if you’d rather keep things light we can fill the fruit bowl and prepare alternative treats.
A long day of activity will make for hungry little ski-kids. For those staying in our classic or plus + chalets, our hosts create simple menus of home style family favourites and pudding treats to be served at 6:30pm. Dinner times are of course tailor-made to you and your party.
The classic Experience
Breakfast is a classic continental which includes, freshly prepared eggs, croissants, Pains au chocolat and baguettes fresh daily from the local bakery as well as yoghurts, cereals, warming porridge and hot drinks.
Afternoon tea is a classic and welcome part of the ski chalet experience, what nicer thing is there than to open the door to your chalet and smell freshly baked goodies awaiting you? Your host will lay out a daily changing range of delicious cakes, tray bakes or cookies to welcome you back from your day out, complemented by a choice of hot drinks. If you love chocolate cake and want it every day, no problem! Just ask your host and they will be happy to oblige, so you can enjoy your favourite treat.
The aromas coming from the kitchen each evening will be certain to stir your senses, relax with a vin chaud while your host prepares a three-course meal followed by coffee and accompanied by our specially selected French wines.
The carefully selected dishes will warm your soul and satisfy your appetites, they include some local mountain favourites with rich roasted meats and hearty stews, all served with perfectly matched accompaniments and seasonal vegetables. Sublime desserts thrill those with the sweetest tooth.
Perhaps the best part of a catered chalet? Not having to lift a finger all week, as the hosts clear away the dishes and do the washing up you are free to play games, watch the stars, chat by a roaring fire, enjoy a movie or hit the town.
Daily menus vary but here are a few samples to whet your appetite:
What you get with a classic catered chalet
Breakfast – Continental with fresh eggs & porridge (prepared by your host 5 days)
Afternoon tea – Homemade cakes or cookies (5 days)
Dinner – Deliciously prepared 3-course dinner (5 nights)
Drinks – Free flowing tea, coffee, hot chocolate, house wines and vin Chaud (every night)
The plus+ Experience
Our cooks make sure those choosing the plus+ Experience are never left wanting when it comes to food or drink. They go above and beyond to ensure the highest quality and most generous quantity of all you might need to enjoy a sublime ski chalet experience.
Your morning begins in high style, with a cooked breakfast alongside continental choices. Daily changing options include freshly prepared free range eggs with classics such as eggs Benedict, tasty huevos rancheros, fully loaded omelettes, fluffy stacks of pancakes to the eponymous full English.
Your host will lay out delicious cakes, tray bakes or cookies to welcome you back from your day out, complemented by a choice of hot drinks. Whatever your favourite, just ask your host and they will be happy to oblige.
Gather round for fireside apéritifs and nibbles before dinner, you will be served a sumptuous three course meal with unlimited wine, beers and soft drinks. Each evening you will be served a fabulous local cheese board to finish the meal in style. Coffee or tea will be accompanied by beautiful home made sweets.
Daily menus change but here are some sample menus from our plus+ Experience:
What you get with a plus+ catered chalet
Breakfast – Hot, fresh and continental breakfast (prepared by your host 5 days)
Afternoon tea – Homemade cakes or cookies (5 days)
Dinner – Appetisers, 4-course dinner (5 nights)
Drinks – Free flowing hot drinks, vin chaud, beer, fizz, choice of house wines, soft drinks (every night)
The self-catered Experience
Whilst chalet staff will not be preparing meals as part of our self-catered Service, we will be on hand to arrange an array of delicious dinner options and fun refreshments - such as those listed below:
Fondue/Hot stone/Raclette delivery
Awesome week! The team were so helpful and friendly, the standard of food is superb and the chalet setup is perfect for a group. Having dedicated drivers to take us to and from the slopes is a really useful service, and the overall vibes are just great. Can’t wait to come back next year!Andy Kirk - March, 2022
Katie and Charlie were absolutely excellent in all respects. Katie is a chef rather than a ‘cook’ and provided extraordinary great meals each day! Ski Basics staff have always been great but new standards were set by K&C in 2022Nick and Shona Sumption - January, 2022
Amelia was an amazing host! She was an absolute pleasure to have in our chalet and nothing was ever too much! She cooked some delicious meals, amazing gluten free cakes and always topped us up with wine. She even went above and beyond and got us champagne to celebrate our friends engagement. Overall we’ve had a fab holiday and would definitely book with Ski Basics again!Sophie Miller - January, 2022
I couldn’t have been happier with our week. Everyone we encountered from Ski Basics was exemplary. The driving service was particularly impressive. Zack drove us often and was great - really friendly and happy to advise. Covid precautions were taken very seriously and nothing more could have been done to make us feel safer. I will definitely be looking to Ski Basics for all skiing holidays in the future!Tim Harper - January, 2022