Affordable Luxury is Growing
Luxury is a word without a clear definition, especially when it comes to holidays. What counts as luxury is relative & changes with world economics & new technology. It's also relative to your expectations.
In simple terms though, the features you can get for your money in ski accommodation are getting better & better. It used to be that an outdoor hot tub was a rare "luxury" for a ski chalet to provide. Over the last 5 years or so, hot tubs are now becoming the norm for mid-upper range establishments.
Ski accommodation specialist site, ChaletFinder, have around 40% of their total listed properties providing a hot tub and 90% of the adverts listed on the luxury page.
The UK ski market is in general quite prepared to invest a little more in the comfort of their ski holiday when compared to most European nations, perhaps it's because we typically spend more simply to get to the resort & so the extra bit seems like less of an increase to us. Some of the most competitive luxury ski holiday services are run by British owners & holiday companies with catered chalets being a very popular luxury option.
A suitable example of this is Chalet Ice in the ever so popular Morzine. The chalet is available catered, self catered or with tailored catering options to suit guests' preferences. You can book the whole chalet fully catered from £8500 per week; it sleeps 10-12 people which works out at £850 per person. This price is the fully catered price that includes everything. Chalet Ice is available with tailored catering options to allow guests to pay for the catering options they want & get the best from their holiday budget.
For your money, you get a stunning ski in/ski out catered chalet in Morzine with all of the most popular luxurious features - jacuzzi & sauna, heated boot warmers in the ski room, excellent entertainment systems, plasma screen TV's in every bedroom. The service matches the standards of the accommodation, the staff will help with any & all arrangements like ski hire & passes but will also help with organising special outings or products for their guests.
In short, it's a 5* service & property that's only 20% or so more costly than your average price.
With lifestyles getting more and more hectic & time away seemingly becoming increasingly precious, perhaps it's the best ever time to splash out a little extra to spend that time in luxurious comfort.
Find out more about Chalet Ice: http://www.purplepiste.com/chalets/chalet-ice.php
LuxuryFinder Ski is a brand within the ChaletFinder brand, for an extensive range of luxury chalets for all tastes, you'll find a world of luxury chalets online!