Friday, 1 December 2017

Christmas, New Year and even more snow in magical Megeve!

We've had still more snow even down to town level in magical Megeve!

It's freezing cold out there - described on the forecast as bitter cold - we've had several decent snowfalls over the last few weeks on the slopes, the snow cannon are going, there's more snow forecast this week and the base is really building up.  It's even snowing here in Norwich!  The ski area is partially opening next weekend on 9th December, although we don't open until 20th.  Still, that's only 3 weeks away.  It's starting to look really good for the beginning of the season!  We've got super deals for Christmas and New Year so read on.....

Completely flexible stays over Christmas and New Year!

Arrive any day of your choosing in picturesque Megeve , depart any day of your choosing and stay as long as you want (minimum 3 nights) in any of our catered chalets or self-catered apartments between 20th December and 7th January.  Great for school hols, choose flights that suit, at prices that suit and grab a last minute get away!

Is Christmas getting you down?  Too many preparations, too much to do?  Why not let us take the strain?  In our
catered Chalet/hotel Sylvana there'll be Christmas trees, carols & mince pies and best of all a qualified chef in the kitchen doing all the cooking.  You can just enjoy the day on the slopes instead!  Prices start at just £310/person for 3 nights in the Sylvana and a week is just £550/person over Christmas!

Got plans at Christmas but fancy New Year?  No problem. 
Megeve is wonderful at New Year with fireworks and live music in the central square and a real party atmosphere.  Again, our qualified chefs will take the strain and produce lovely food so you can relax and enjoy the beautiful town, the wonderful slopes with perfect views of Mont Blanc and of course the rustic mountain restaurants.  A 3 night stay in our catered Chalet/hotel Sylvana starts at just £390/person and a week has been discounted to just £700/person excluding flights!

Megeve is just 75 mins from Geneva airport so ideal for
short breaks as well as full weeks.  We offer a transport service to and from our properties in Megeve.

Let us take the strain this festive period - we've got it covered!
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We look forward to welcoming you to Megeve!

Best wishes, Debbie, Sarah, Rachel, Elizabeth & John

Friday, 3 November 2017

First snow of the season and New sauna in our superior chalet Les Clochettes!

First snow of the season!

Always nice to see our first smattering.  It was snowing even down to town level in Megeve, turning everything white.  It won't last long at this time of the year but it certainly puts us in the mood to ski!  Only a couple of months to go!

New sauna in our superior chalet Les Clochettes!

That's right, the workmen have been hard at work over the past month redeveloping the garage area of our superior chalet Les Clochettes and installing a lovely shiny sauna. After a hard day on the slopes it'll be a welcome relief to slip inside the sauna and soothe those aches and pains away! We're already quite booked up in the Clochettes so do call or email us asap if you'd like to come and enjoy the new facilities.

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We look forward to welcoming you to Megeve next season!

Best wishes, Debbie, Sarah, Rachel, Elizabeth & John

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Take a look at our beautifully refurbished apartments in Megeve... Right next to the Rochebrune lift.... Self catered or semi catered options available!

New Le Sporting Self-Catered Apartments (with semi-catered option) in Megeve!

We're delighted to announce our new Le Sporting Apartments in the picturesque resort of Megeve.  They're in a great location, right next to the Rochebrune cable car and at the foot of the nursery slope.  You really couldn't get closer to the skiing.  Regular guests at our catered chalet/hotel Sylvana and superior catered chalet Les Clochettes will have walked past them on the way to the lift and you'll have noticed the renovation work going on last season.  They've been completed now and are fabulous.  Huge at 105m² habitable space, they sleep 4-6 in two en-suite bedrooms (sofa bed in the lounge) and have a very spacious open plan sitting room/dining room and kitchen.  There are balconies throughout and magnificent views of Mont Blanc and Rochebrune, as you can see above.  We have two of these fantastic apartments situated next door to each other so they're ideal for larger parties as well.  There's private parking in the garage and a heated ski locker for each apartment.

As usual we'll be offering
short breaks as well as the traditional week long holidays as Megeve is so conveniently placed at just 75 mins from Geneva airport for that sneaky ski weekend!
Have a look at next seasons prices!

Semi-Catered Option

Like the apartment but really don't want the bother of cooking and shopping?  Then why not take up our semi-catered option! 
  • Breakfast - we will deliver a breakfast hamper to last the duration of your stay containing cereal, jam, butter, eggs, fruit juice, yogurts, tea and coffee.  Then every morning we will deliver fresh baguette, croissants and pain au chocolat all for the price of £3/person/day.
  • Dinner - daily we will leave a delicious, simple 2 course meal for you in the fridge of your apartment.  All you have to do, at the time of your choosing, is pop it in the oven and serve it up!  Examples of the homely, nutritious food we will provide could be:
    •  Beef Bourguinon with glazed carrots and mashed potato followed by Lemon Tart
    • Confit of Canard with a red wine sauce, seasonal vegetables and Dauphinoise potatoes followed by Dark Chocolate Mousse
    • Savoyarde Tartiflette with charcuterie and a seasonal salad followed by Raspberry Pannacotta
    • Roast Chicken tray bake served with mediterranean roasted vegetables followed by Chocolate Brownie and custard.  
All for the price of £12/person/day!

The dinner option will also be available in our superior apartment Les Clochettes and breakfast delivery will available in all our self-catered apartments.
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Early Bird Booking Offer Still Applies!

£70 off week long stays and £35 off short breaks in our catered and self-catered chalets and apartments.  Offer excludes Half Term but does include Christmas and New Year!  Expires end of August.
Hope you like the look of our new apartments and we look forward to welcoming you to Megeve next season!

Best wishes, Debbie, Sarah, Rachel, Elizabeth & John

Friday, 11 August 2017

Excitement builds as we head toward Winter 2018!

Next season's prices are out as are the flights so now is the time to think about next season's holiday. Naturally we hope you consider Megeve!  

As a little incentive, we would like to offer you an exclusive discount of £70 off a week long stay or £35 off a short break in any of our catered chalets or self-catered apartments excluding half term week but including Christmas, New Year and Easter.  Call us or email us and quote EQ17 to claim this special discount.  Offer valid until end of August 2017...
Have a look at next seasons prices!

Not sure where to stay?  Have a look below for a short summary:

Don't forget you can book full weeks or for short breaks and ski weekends in any of our chalets and self-catered apartments.  Megeve is just 75 minutes from Geneva airport so ideal for a few days get away with lots of skiing!
  • Superior Chalet Les Clochettes - sleeps 10-14 in 7 comfortable en-suite rooms.  Excellent chef, large comfortable lounge, quiet location, 150m walk from lifts
  • Chalet-hotel Rond Point - Superb location in the centre of Megeve, relaxing en-suite rooms, log fire & recently renovated lounge, professional chef, 3 minutes walk from the lift in the central square
  • Chalet-hotel Sylvana - very popular with our regular guests, homely en-suite rooms, log fire & comfortable sitting area, professional chef, quiet location, 150m walk from lifts.

  • Apartment Chalet Centrale - new to us last season, right in the centre of the town, 2 mins walk from the ski lift, with a garden & private parking, sleeps 4-6 people in a double room & twin & sofa bed
  • Apartment Les Clochettes - spacious apartment above our superior chalet Les Clochettes and decorated to the same high standard, 2 twin/double en-suite rooms + sofa bed in lounge, 150m walk from lift
  • Apartment Chalet Roseau - beautifully furnished, in the centre of town, spacious apartment with mezzanine, log fire, sleeps 6-8 in 3 bedrooms, 3 mins walk from ski lift.
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What's New & What's Not!

  • Watch this space for news on the Clochettes.  We're planning on putting in a sauna!  No promises yet but hopefully in September 
  • We're just signing on the dotted line for two spacious and very lovely apartments right next to the Rochebrune cable car.  Pictures and prices coming soon
  • We're offering awesome prices on Christmas and New Year deals so you can get away in school hols without breaking the bank!
  • The Chamois gondola from the centre of town is being upgraded for 2017/18
  • Provisional new 3km sledging slope on Mont d'Arbois will be fun for the kids (and adults!)
  • Rory remains with us in charge of the smooth running of all our accommodation and Amy is returning as manager of the Rond Point so you can be assured of a warm welcome and great service as usual in all our chalets
  • We're interviewing the chefs for the season next week and tasting some of their food to ensure it's of a great standard for all our guests (gonna be tough!)
  • Megeve remains a beautiful, picturesque village with a huge ski area, fantastic views of Mont Blanc and most importantly wonderful, rustic mountain restaurants!
Hoping to welcome you to Megeve very soon from all the team at Stanford Skiing x


Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Golden Wedding

It was our Golden Wedding on Saturday.  Luckily for us, four friends were staying in Chamonix with another couple so they came over and joined us and Carol and Gordon for a celebratory dinner.  The Clochettes was empty so we took it over, and Kieran cooked us the most amazing meal., with Ben and Ellie serving.     We started with scallops with a home made ham terrine, followed by a perfectly cooked rack of lamb and then, the piece de resistance, a dessert of lemon posset in a white chocolate half shell with meringue and fresh fruit. It was a great evening and our friends left for Geneva the next morning to catch their flight home.
Om the Sunday our two families arrived together with the Booth and Smith families so there are 8 children in all, ranging from 14 to 7.  It was Caroline and Steve's 18th wedding anniversary yesterday, and Lizzie will be 12 on Thursday.  It's a busy time of year!  We skied on Mont D'Arbois yesterday in glorious sunshine and had lunch at the Gouet.   Today we are probably going over to Cote 2000.   

Thursday, 30 March 2017

Vallee Blanche

We went home for the weekend which explains why no blog.  John wanted to see the  Head of the River Race which involves 420 crews rowing from Chiswick to Putney.  Sadly, it was cancelled because of high winds.
Anyway, we are back in Megeve to lovely sunny weather and deserted pistes.  Today we took all the staff, except for Tom (whose girl friend arrived today) and Rory and Corrie (broken collarbones) to Chamonix to ski the Vallee Blanche.  It was one of those days.  Leaving our apartment, we got into the lift I asked John if he had got his boots.   We got to the RP when he said he'd forgotten both his phones.  Surprisingly, I had mine and it was switched on.
We were incredibly lucky as Alex Perinet (our favourite mountain guide) was free and he brought his friend, Thiery, who guided us last year.  So, we had two excellent guides.  Often the ridge is windy and cold, but there was no wind and we all ended up stripping off at the bottom of it.  Then we split into two groups.   We went with Alex and skied the Petit Envers, which was steep and exciting with lots of crevasses to avoid.  We joined up with the other group just before the path to the refuge, and skied together to our patch of stones for lunch.
The snow was mixed but lower down Alex found us some spring snow, which was great. I think the worst part is climbing up the stairs to the railway.  Gary, bless him, carried my skis.  Every year I do it I wonder if I can face that climb up the following year.  It was a great day and thank you to all our team this year.

Tuesday, 21 March 2017


Yesterday we skied with Neville and his partner, Caroline, on Mont D'Arbois.  It was a beautiful sunny day.  We stopped at the Gouet for lunch and bumped into Sarah Lambert, who lives in the chalet just below the Sylvana.  She told us that Tom, the chef/manager of the Sylvana for many years, was ill in New Zealand.  He had moved there after he left us.  He had been falling over and had been to see several doctors who dismissed his concerns, until one took him seriously and sent him for a scan.  It turned out that he had a tumour on his spine which was pressing on the nerve and affecting his balance.  It has been removed and he is now having chemotherapy.  So we all hope that he is on the road to recovery.