It’s not everyday that you get to go skiing. It really isn’t, unless you do it for a living, in which case, awesome! In terms of a skiing vacation, you want to be the only one going downhill, and not the rest of the trip.
If you’re going on a skiing vacation, like any other vacation, it makes sense to find the perfect accommodation. After all, you’ll be up in the mountains, braving the snowy front and speeding down the slopes all day- it makes sense that you will want a nice place to kick back and relax once you hang up your planks for the night.
Skiing chalets are a very popular type of lodging that you will find in most skiing sites, meant to accommodate the men and women of the twin planks. At this point in time, not all chalets look like the typical log cottage that comes to mind when you think of the original structure, but they still maintain the theme of warm and cozy, two things that skiers no doubt find lacking in the alps. A lot of those in place are already made into something of a resort, to serve as a home base for those on vacation.
Chalets are, by their nature, very attractive to those who are on a skiing trip. In stark contrast to the white, cold and unforgiving snowy mountains outside, the inside of a chalet is warm, relaxing and very comfortable. It’s like a hotel, albeit cozier, homier and with more of a lumberjack feel- you can’t help but appreciate the added authenticity this brings, which adds to the overall experience.
In terms of tenants, you can certainly rent a unit for yourself or your friends and family and have the entire place to yourselves. On the other hand, you can also go communal and share with other mountaineers and go round the coffee table sharing stories. Skiers are typically a friendly bunch, so it might turn out to much more fun and gain you some friends during the trip.
Service really varies from establishment to establishment. There are some that will cater to you just enough to keep you fed, sheltered and comfortable, while some go the extra mile and provide high class food, saunas, hot tubs and fast internet. Obviously, budget comes into play, though a lot of skiing chalets are becoming more affordable, given that competition is beginning to pop up everywhere.
You also won’t have a hard time finding one, as most known and even slightly obscure skiing locations have drawn enough tourists to have establishments cropping up left and right. Chances are you will have more choices than you can even look through, but do try and put in the effort.
If your budget permits, staying in a skiing chalet is one of the best ways to experience the winter lifestyle. While you certainly should not overreach, you can still be sure that the accommodation will be more than worth it if you can afford it, but are still on the fence.