"...we set out to create a luxury ski chalet apartment which included what we felt was essential for a memorable chalet holiday..."
There are many factors in getting the right resort and accommodation for a successful skiing holiday and everyone, be it couples or families will have a set criteria of what that is.
When we met, both Mike and I had busy careers, Mike as a Managing Director of his own ISP and myself as a National Sales Manager within the Hotel and Training Industry. When we booked a chalet holiday, we looked for quality of resort, offering a range of difficulty levels (Mike is a much better skier than me!) ease of access, good restaurants and shops etc. We now have two young children and this criteria has grown to take in good care and facilities for them as well.
We have stayed at many luxury ski chalets in many of the well known ski resorts in Europe and until we visited Les Carroz for the first time in 2006, we had not been tempted to invest in our own alpine home.
Les Carroz offers superb accessibility being under 1 hour from Geneva Airport or 8 hours easy motorway driving from Calais (plenty of DVD's for the kids!) Being in the heart of the village, we have great restaurants, bars and shops on the doorstep. The skiing is wonderful for all levels and you have access to many other local resorts for variety. The childcare facilities are excellent and there is so much to do for all ages.
Our ski chalet apartment was completed in September 2008. We caused a few headaches for the construction company as we wanted to upgrade the kitchen, bathrooms and add an open fireplace, as we believe all these areas contribute to having a great stay. Having experienced many different ski chalets over the years we wanted to take the best ideas and avoid the worst ones!