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Ski Chauffeur vs Ski In Ski Out

Ways to maximise your piste experience

We at ChaletFinder notice quite how desirable Ski in/Ski Out is for many of our users & we certainly notice that offering Ski In/Ski Out accommodation allows you to charge a premium price. 

The advantages are clear, the idea of fastening into skis or board and gliding from your front door is attractive to most of us. Parents especially like to be very close to the piste so the kids don't get worn out just walking to the lifts in the morning. 

So is it just a matter of ski in/out is the best way forward if you can afford it?

We don't think so at all! There are other ways to access the lifts in a super-convenient fashion that has some serious advantages over being alongside a particular piste. 

There has been a steady increase in chalets based in peaceful hamlets & valleys away from the town centres and situated centrally to a range of lifts, pistes & mountains. 

These have been a favourite for self-drivers as the value for money can be astounding, the environment more magical & natural but the walk to the lifts can be large. Secluded chalets are now very popular with the ski convenience market and it's all down to excellent ski chauffeur services being offered by chalet hosts and it adds a whole new dimension to your ski experience.

Advantages of Ski Chauffeur Service 

- You still don't have to walk anywhere!

- You choose your lift or even resort for each day to get unparalleled variety from your trip! 

- Pick up at any time from any place, great for a day-long ski adventure across a huge area!

- No worries about being lost in the wrong valley or resort

- Great local information from your driver each morning

These intimate chalets can be hard to find, we have found some wonderful options & couldn't possibly mention them all in this article, here are a couple of great examples in contrasting parts of the Portes Du Soleil ski area.

Chalet Les Trois Canards

Based in Le Petit Chatel overlooking Chatel town, this catered chalet offers the traditional alpine experience & the chance to explore the Portes du Soleil from different angles with local advice for the best snow conditions each morning. The catered chalet in the Portes du Soleil offers transfers from the airport in addition to the mini-bus service to the lifts & plenty of great local advice. You can find out more at

chatel chalet

Chalet Bernadine

Situated in the beautiful hamlet of Bas Thex nr. St Jean D'Aulps & not far from Morzine the chalet is within striking distance a range different resorts to suit all snow conditions & preferences. Cassie & Simon take their guests out each morning to catch the best snow & try new areas ensuring skiing convenience, excitement & variety. This Portes du Soleil chalet comes fully catered & they'll pick up your passes & take you where you want to go! You can find out more at

morzine chalet


New for 2013/2014 season, Peak Action Morzine - Chalet Bourgignon

A beautiful catered chalet in Morzine, just outside the town in a peaceful spot with breathtaking views. Lifts are provided to and from the pistes each morning & with free wine with evening meals you can't go wrong with this fantastic but affordable option.

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For rich & varied options for your ski holiday in the Portes du Soleil visit ChaletFinder, you can browse the ski accommodation or submit an enquiry to the office for your custom match!



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