Food and wine is an important (many say vital!) aspect of any ski holiday and we pride ourselves on providing great quality food and wine for you to enjoy. Our food is well thought out, freshly prepared and cooked in the chalets. Where possible we use local butchers, bakers and greengrocers and we provide a locally sourced, delicious cheese board.
Unlike some other companies we can offer you vegetarian, vegan and coeliac options with no extra charges but they must be booked before you travel to enable out staff to source alternative ingredients. If you have any other requirements please discuss before booking.
Breakfast – In our larger chalets a member of the chalet team will be with you from 7:30am to prepare fresh eggs, cooked to your preference – boiled, scrambled, fried or poached along with bacon and porridge to sustain you on the slopes. Freshly delivered French bread, a selection of jams, yogurts and cereals are also available for you to help yourself to, alongside freshly brewed tea and coffee. In our smaller sole occupancy chalets (Cosy, Falaises, Rulens, Camille, Upper and Lower David) breakfast is self-service with the same delicious options available. Please note in some of our larger chalets if everyone comes to breakfast at the same time a degree of patience may be required!
Children’s lunch – Lunch is an opportunity for adult guests to try the fabulous piste side offerings whilst for those children booked into our fabulous childcare clubs there are two courses of freshly prepared, hot and wholesome food – great for hungry young skiers and tobogganers!
Afternoon tea – When you return from skiing there will be a freshly baked cake or biscuits waiting for you with baguette and fruit as well as tea and coffee left out for you to prepare. First person back puts the kettle on! For gluten-free guests we will provide a gluten-free option every day but please note that you may be served the same cake or biscuits more than once in a week.
Children’s supper – Our children’s menus use tried and tested recipes from cooks like Annabel Karmel and Rachel Allen. We make purées for babies, we don’t offer jars of food, it’s all fresh! Children’s supper is usually served at 5.30pm and will be a two course meal prepared using wholesome freshly cooked ingredients – we do ask that parents supervise this meal but staff will be on hand to clear away.
Adult’s dinner – A glass (or two) of wine followed by our carefully planned three-course, dinner-party style, supper menu served from 8pm onwards – what better way to end the day? Our menus are designed to appeal to everyone with canapés, a favourite early evening treat, preceding the delicious main course and our mouthwatering desserts. We also offer fabulous local cheeses to finish – if you have space!
Family food option – We appreciate that some families like to eat together, particularly when children are older and can wait until a little later! In our smaller sole occupancy family chalets (Cosy, Falaises, Rulens, Camille, Upper and Lower David) guests can have either the above separate dining option or can choose to eat together a delicious meal of canapés, freshly prepared homely style food and comforting desserts. Example main courses include golden topped cottage pie, succulent roasted pork and all the trimmings, home-made gourmet burgers. Desserts include tarte tatin, brioche bread and putter pudding and white chocolate and raspberry cheesecake. The Family Food option is served between 6pm and 7pm along with the same selection of high quality wines for adults. This option must be pre-booked and sadly can’t be offered in larger chalets due to service and seating constraints.
Cooks night off – Catered food is available in the chalets 6 days of the week with our hardworking chalet cooks receiving a day and night off on either a Tuesday or Wednesday. Families can either eat out together at a choice of local restaurants or parents can enjoy time alone, with babysitters available to look after your children in the chalet with a pre-ordered takeaway pizza delivered.
Allergies – We take your health seriously and are aware of many allergies. We can cope with most but, you must put your requirements in writing to us to enable us to pass the information over to the staff in resort who will be preparing your food. If you have any questions please do call us in advance, not the day before you go as it can be hard to source some items in France.
Dietary requests – If you or your children have any dietary requests these must be put in writing to us to enable us to let the staff in resort know and allow them to put these requests into practice. Specific ‘dislikes’ for instance, no peas or carrots, are not considered to be valid requests. If you have any questions please call us to discuss. We can provide gluten-free cakes but you may have the same one again in your time with us. Please note that we can source gluten-free bread in France as well as pasta, however gluten-free flour can be harder to come by. We can usually source soy and goat’s milk, soy yoghurts and dairy-free spread. We cannot provide organic meat or vegetables. We strongly advise you to bring gluten-free biscuits etc. as we may not be able to provide them.
We offer a wonderful choice of 3 styles of red and white house wines that are sourced locally. It is of good ‘quaffable’ quality and is bottled, not out of a box into a carafe. We offer wine before, during and after dinner – please feel free to drink it whenever you like. We want you to enjoy it as much as we do! We have a small supply of Champagne in resort for you to purchase if you have something to celebrate or even if you haven’t! You can pre-order before you leave, just call us.
We also offer a Euro bar, this includes beer, soft drinks, mixers, chocolate bars and handy snacks – the staff stock this themselves, Family Ski do not make anything from this, any profits go to the staff.