Tuesday, 27 September 2016

The best ski resort for a Christmas holiday...


The best ski resort for a Christmas holiday... 

Best for sophistication and fine food
Megève, France from Telegraph Ski

In 1914, Baroness Noémie de Rothschild decided that France should have it's own St Moritz and set about transforming the farming village of Megève. Today, glittering boutiques, restaurants and hotels line the town square and ancient cobbled streets, and with the annual beautifully decorated Christmas tree twinkling, it’s the epitome of aristo chic.
Megève is home to seven five-star hotels, one three-Michelin-star restaurant and four that have one Michelin star, as well as several of the world’s finest mountain spas. There are also some first-class mountain restaurants. At the top of the Mont Joux lift there’s table-top dancing at the Folie Douce restaurant and après bar, with spectacular views of Mont Blanc. Les Mandarines is a fine old chalet near the top of Mont d’Arbois serving dishes such as tenderloin in pepper sauce. In the village, Le Sommet at the M de Megève is worth catching before it gets a star and its prices escalate.

Megève’s slopes are extensive, with predominantly gentle pitches and lots of tree-lined runs for low-visibility days. Three main ski areas – Rochebrune, Mont d’Arbois and quiet Le Jaillet – are all reached by different cable cars from town. The risk at Christmas is Megève’s low altitude, but as its lifts are now owned by the Compagnie du Mont Blanc, which operates Chamonix’s lift system, visitors can buy a Mont Blanc Unlimited lift pass and access nearby Les Contamines, as well as Chamonix, Courmayeur and Verbier.

More info megeve.com

Fast facts

Resort: 1,100m
Slopes: 850m to 2,355m
Lifts: 88
Pistes: 325km
Six-day lift pass: €231

At Stanford Skiing we're offering 9 days for the price of 5 over Christmas.  That's 4 days extra for free!  Prices start from just £550/person.  Bargain!



Friday, 16 September 2016

🎿Book now for our newest addition - Chalet Centrale!

Book your escape to Megeve in our NEW self catered chalet from only £1,100!
Our newly acquired Chalet Centrale is just three minutes walk from the central square and the Chamois ski lift, which goes straight up from the centre of Megeve to the ski school meeting point, yet in a quiet residential road with private garage and parking.  The small Casino supermarket is just round the corner selling everything you need for your stay - Truly, this is a great location for a wonderful ski holiday or ski weekend
The apartment itself is on the ground floor of the chalet and is approximately 60m2.  It has a private entrance and spacious garden with terrace - Great for snowball fights and later on in the season enjoying the sun.  This centrally located Megeve apartment has two bedrooms - a double and a twin plus a bathroom with bath and shower.  Ideal for a long soak after skiing!  There is a separate w.c.  The kitchen is well equipped with four ring electric hob, oven, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave and coffee machine.  The comfortable sitting room/dining area includes a futon to accommodate an extra couple of people, TV (British free channels), DVD, music station and WIFI.
All linen and towels are provided and our friendly and professional staff are on hand to ensure that you are settled in and to answer any queries. The chalet is cleaned weekly. Guests are welcome to join in with our social skiing programme.
A new company is now available offering to shop and deliver food to your chalet.  We have not used them ourselves, however it could be great for our self-catering guests.  Less time shopping, more time skiing!  Here is their website www.megevemarket.fr
We have also learned about another service from Chalet Kitchen who will deliver freshly cooked meals to your chalet each day that you pop into the oven on your your return from the slopes. Reports are that they are delicious and affordable, so well worth checking out!

If you're interested in finding out more, do please do give us a call or send us an
Our most important advice is to get in quick, as this awesome addition our portfolio will be quick to fill!

With best wishes until we hear from you next,
⛷Elizabeth, John, Debbie, Sarah and Rachel 🏂

Friday, 9 September 2016

The countdown begins.... Winter 2017 here we come!⛷

⭐️New Year's Evening in Megeve!⭐️

We are now offering short ski breaks and ski weekends over the New Year period in our catered chalet/hotels Sylvana and Rond Point.  Escape the excesses of Christmas and grey old England and have a blast on the slopes of Megeve.  Megeve is lovely at New Year with a big party in the central square and fireworks.  The town is twinkling with fairy lights and Christmas trees.  A really picturesque spot.

We can offer 3 or 4 nights from 27th December to get you back to the UK in time for the great New Years Eve party or 3 or 4 nights over the New Year and enjoy the party with us instead!  Prices start from £390/person for 3 nights excluding flights and transfers.  Megeve is great for short ski breaks and ski weekends being only 75 mins from Geneva airport.  We offer a transfer service as well so you can be sure you'll hit the slopes as soon as possible.

We still have our superior catered chalet Les Clochettes available over New Year from 27th December to 3rd January for a party of 10 in five en-suite rooms with balconies.  It's a lovely chalet with a spacious sitting area, deep comfy sofas & leather arm chairs, large dining area with sunny veranda, 5 comfortable en-suite twin/double bedrooms with balconies, crisp white linen & plump duvets, french complimentary toileteries and we have super staff who will prepare delicious cakes, canapes & 4 course evening meals with wine.  All there to make sure your stay is really special.  Price is discounted from £1,350/person to just £1,200/person excluding flights and transfers.

⭐️Breaking News!⭐️

We're just in the process of signing up a new apartment to our portfolio!  It's right in the centre of Megeve next to the little Casino supermarket about 150m from the Chamois bubble.  Super location.  It sleeps 4-6 people in a double and a twin room + sofa bed in the sitting room.  There is a bathroom & separate w.c., kitchen with dishwasher & washing machine and a good sized sitting room with WIFI.  There's a private garden and most excitingly for this part of Megeve now everywhere charges for parking, a garage with an extra outdoor parking space!  Watch this space for more information and photos but do contact us asap if you would like to be on first refusal for any dates, especially peak weeks as we're expecting them to go like hot cakes!

⭐️Cancellation in our Superior Chalet Le Roseau⭐️

That's right, unfortunately some guests have had to cancel their stay at half term in our superior self-catered chalet Le Roseau so it is back on the market for £3,600 for the week of 12th February.  The chalet sleeps 6-8 people in two double en-suite rooms and one family room on the mezzanine with double and twin beds and an extra bathroom.  Lovely sitting area with log fire and fully equipped kitchenette.  Give us a call asap if you're interested as we're expecting it to go very quickly!
We look forward to welcoming you again to Megeve this season.  Please do give us a call or send us an email to discuss your next ski holiday!

Best wishes,
🎿 Elizabeth, John, Debbie, Sarah and Rachel 🎿