We know how much extra yummy food can add to your ski chalet holiday, that's why we work hard to make sure all of our chalet hosts are trained to the highest standard in the Alps highest cookery school. Founder of The Hive Cookery School and Ski Beat Area Manager, Christina Hadden works hard all year round to make sure every morsel you'll taste during your stay will get those tastebuds tingling.
During your catered Ski Beat holiday you'll be served up some scrumptious treats, hearty meals and delicious locally sourced wine. Read on to find out what to expect from your Ski Beat gastronomic adventure!
canapés & aperitifs
A lovely start to the week, on arrival in your chalet, handmade pre-dinner canapes and aperitifs will be served to you in the lounge whilst your chalet host welcomes you to your chalet and introduces you to the resort.
delicious cooked breakfasts
Start your day with a delicious cooked breakfast that includes bacon, eggs, Heinz beans or hash browns and mushrooms or tomatoes plus a selection of cereals, porridge, yogurts and fresh bread. Served 8am to 9am.
homemade cakes & afternoon tea
Scrumptious homemade cakes and a choice of teas are provided every day, best enjoyed while you relax in the lounge area in front of the log fire.
three course dinner
You'll be served a delicious starter each evening from our Ski Beat recipe book!
Some samples include
Baked Camembert with Onion Marmalade Salad Savoyard
Tomato Tarte Tatin
French Onion Soup
Pea & Mint Soup
For your main course expect hearty homely dishes to fill you up after a tough day on the slopes.
Some samples include
Ginger Beef Casserole or Moroccan Chickpea Casserole served with sides of Parsley Couscous, Cumin Roasted Carrots, and Buttered Savoy Cabbage Tarragon Chicken or Leek & Squash Cannelloni served with sides of Paprika Potato Wedges, Sautéed Leeks, and French Style Peas Salmon with Parsley & Parmesan Crust or Ratatouille served with sides of Haricot Mash, French Beans with Onion Garnish, and Crispy Cauliflower Tartiflette or Vegetarian Tartiflette served with sides of Crusty French Bread, Crispy Green Salad, and Cornichons Spiced Pork Filet or Falafel served with sides of Stock Cooked Rice, Red Onion Salad & Raita, and Sweetcorn, Peppers & Spring Onions Roast Duck Breast in Cassis Sauce or Ricotta Rice Cakes & Red Pepper Relish served with sides of Creamy Mashed Potato, Broccoli Spears, and Courgette Ribbons
Everyones favourite course, hopefully you'll still have some room for the delicious desserts your chalet host will have prepared for you.
Some samples include
Apple & Orange Crumble with Ice Cream Chocolate Heaven
Coffee Panna Cotta
Sticky Toffee Pudding with Salted Caramel Sauce Tarte au Citron
Cheese & Port
unlimited wine, tea & coffee
To complement your meal we serve free and unlimited good quality red and white wines during the course of dinner. After dinner, fresh ground coffee or decaffeinated coffee as well as tea is served in the lounge.
Our chalet hosts are used to adapting the menu to accommodate your food preferences. If you do have a specific dietary need (eg., vegetarian or Coeliac) or an allergy, please let the office know at least 10 days prior to your holiday start date. Many food preferences can be dealt with on arrival. Please note that French Alpine supermarkets do not have the same range as British supermarkets, therefore if you have very strict dietary needs it is helpful if you can bring a few items.
Children aged 11 and under will be served High Tea at around 6pm. This is provided at no extra cost and ensures that your child's normal routine is not disturbed: soft drinks or milk are served with the meal. It also ensures that adults can enjoy their evening meal, which is served at 8pm. If you have booked a whole chalet then you can eat together - please speak to your chalet hosts on arrival.
The Festive Season
An Alpine chalet is a wonderful place to spend the festive season. We provide Christmas trees and decorations. On the day itself, you can look forward to aperitifs, turkey with all the trimmings, flaming Christmas pudding, mince pies, and of course, Christmas crackers. For New Year most of our resorts will have torch-lit descents, fireworks and other celebrations. Alternatively, you could just enjoy New Year's Eve dinner in your chalet with a glass or two of fizz.
The Ski Beat Experience
Over 25 Years
Ski Beat has provided great value catered ski chalet holidays in France for over 25 years and has gained a reputation for listening and responding to guests' needs.
Our friendly and highly capable chalet hosts will ensure your holiday is the perfect balance of high quality service and great food in a relaxed, homely environment.
High up in the French Alps, nestled snuggly in the Vanoise National Park, lies our high altitude headquarters for all things food. Find out what's on the menu this season.
When you take a ski holiday with Ski Beat you can be assured of staying in a high altitude, snow-sure resort. We have carefully chosen our resorts because of their excellent snow records and artificial snow making facilities which allow skiing until the end of April.
We believe that, for a comparable ski holiday, you will not match our prices. We strive to offer exceptional value for money and deliver over and above for our clients year after year. No surprise that last year, 97% of our customers surveyed said they'd recommend us to a friend.
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