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"luxurious and family friendly, couldn't be better!…"
If you're looking for a relaxing ski holiday in luxurious surroundings, with fantastic childcare and lots for everyone to do, look no further! The atmosphere in this chalet hotel is like a friendly house party. It's great for the kids, with a hot tub, play room, a creche for little one and ski lessons for the older ones (or they can do both, with lunch included!) and incredible food and drink, a library, pool table and bar (with sky sports) for the adults. The chalet is only yards from the ski lift to Avoriaz,and on the free bus route to Morzine. There are a variety of rooms, from small and cosy to large and luxurious - something to fit most families. If you want a holiday where everyone can relax and have fun (from babies to Grandparents) - go to Chilly Powder - you won't regret it!Read moreLess
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"the perfect family holiday…"
We chose chillypowder having read the reviews online and it exceeded expectations in every way! The chalet is beautiful, the service is friendly, patient and exceptionally organised. everything is sorted before you even have a chance to ask for it making this the first entirely stress-free holiday since we had children. Even though I'd forgotten to book ski school for my eldest and managed to book my ski hire for the wrong week this was all sorted with no problems once we arrived by the hotel manager nick. The food was delicious even the children's menu. The wine was great with a good choice every night - the barman was even happy to open a bottle of the Rose I had enjoyed the first night for me on the evenings it wasn't on the menu. The nannies were fantastic (my usually clingy 2 year old was happy to be left every morning without the slightest objection and everyday they took them out on a different excursion, the highlight of which was a horse and sleigh ride). My four year old had an amazing time and was devastated to leave. The room was very comfortable and decorated in the same beautiful style as the rest of the hotel.
The skiing was fantastic with fantastic snow and a great selection of pistes for beginners and intermediates, the highlights being the well laid out beginners area for the children and adult beginners which even tempted my non-skiing husband onto the pistes for a few days.
The relaxed atmosphere and great facilities and service meant that even the non-skiers (children and adults) had a fantastic holiday.
We will be back!Read moreLess
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"V family friendly; while not the most luxurious; we were…"
V family friendly; while not the most luxurious; we were all v comfortable. Stayed in the music room which meant the kids had a separate room just off ours, with a door to close!
Room was v near the dining room too so kids could come find us if needed. All food was great, although we prob put weight on! Kids tea also had a good selection and was v popular.
Creche was fantastic, with the kids doing something different everyday from baking to sledging and trips out for crepes.
Our eldest was in the private organised classes which were also great and really got her skiing.
All in all highly recommend.Read moreLess
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"This is a fabulously child-friendly ski option, in a good…"
This is a fabulously child-friendly ski option, in a good location and with great food thrown into the bargain.
The key is that the owners, Francesca and Paul, run it as if you are guests in their own home, so they go the extra mile to find the right solution for you and your family - whether it be ski tuition, equipment, diet, extra-curricular activities or pretty much anything.
The chalet is situated a very short walk from the cable car into Avoriaz (to be upgraded to a high-speed gondola next year), which is purpose built and high enough that you can pretty much guarantee skiing from December to April. Avoriaz is one of those extraordinary high-rise purpose built French ski resorts, with main of the structures towering impressively out of the cliff face. But if Alpine village is more your cup of tea then head off to Morzine and Les Gets - all interlinked - so there's loads of skiing.
Chilly Powder run their own ski school with ESF instructors but small groups containing only Chilly Powder (ie English) kids, which takes the pain out of the whole ski school thing. After ski school you can opt for childcare from their team of English nannies, allowing you to ski a full day (or have a very long lunch).
The chalet is comfortable (rather than luxurious), very child-friendly and welcoming with a roaring log fire and cosy bar. Plus there is a games room with pool table plus an on-site treatment room for those essential post-ski massages.
Chilly Powder's USP, aside from their tailored approach to guests, is great food. Kids have tea early and the adults sit around a huge table to a proper four-course meal with unusually good wine.
There are family rooms as well as a couple of small chalets separate from the main one if you'd like a bit more privacy plus a hot tub and sauna.
All in all a really good option for a family ski holiday.
ps If you feel up for some thrills and spills after a day on the slopes head into Morzine for a toboggan ride at night down the mountain.
Chilly Powder has just launched a smart phone app that combines a number of extremely useful features like recommended restaurants in the local area, a piste map, weather forecast, a GPS ski tracker that will tell you how far you’ve skied during the day. Available via Google Play and the App Store.Read moreLess