DIY Ski 2017

Self-catered skiing is no longer the poor relation on the slopes. There are some stunning properties around that offer flexibility and value for family trips. By Daisy Allsup and Emily Turner

Easter in Val d'Isere

Emily and her family were among the first guests at Chalet Skadi when it opened last year. Their four person apartment easily accommodated an extra bed for her youngest in the kids’ room. A balcony, lovely sitting room with open fire, bread and croissants delivered daily, a pool, a comfortable reception area with a pool table and play area for little ones.

It is fully booked for the Feb half term but there is still availability over Easter. 7 nights from 31 March for a 2-bed apartment costs £2,674 with Erna Low incl. Eurotunnel  02037978956

Valmorel La Belle

We like the look of Peak Retreats’ self-catered apartments in the lovely Tarantaise resort of Valmorel. Ski-in, ski-out, they are part of a Residence with excellent family facilities including a pool, a children’s paddling pool, jacuzzi and sauna.

7 nights self-catered at Easter in 4* La Grange aux Fees from £316pp based on 5 sharing a 2-bedroom apartment including return Eurostar crossings. 0844 576 0170

Bed & Breakfast with Bramble Ski

Luxury chalet operator Bramble Ski has introduced a range of b&b options in France, Switzerland and Austria this year. Whilst breakfast is all laid out for you, you’re left to your own devices in the evenings, meaning you can have a children’s tea or cook for yourself or go out and enjoy the local restaurants. We’ve got our eye on Chalet Delormes in Verbier with its gorgeous open-plan kitchen. We wouldn’t mind rustling up the odd spag bol in here! It sleeps 15 and is just a short stroll from the nursery slopes.

One week at Chalet Delormes b&b from £18,932

Christmas in Flims

Powder Byrne’s Casa Fortuna apartments are the perfect home-from-home in the heart of the charming Swiss resort of Flims. The Swiss Cook service means meals are taken care of, either cooked in your apartment’s kitchen by the Swiss Cook chef or delivered to your fridge so all you need to do is switch on the oven.

From £11,149 for a family of 4, 20–27 Dec, including accommodation, flights, t/fers, daily bakery delivery, Powder Byrne in-resort service and, as a special Christmas gift, your whole family’s ski passes will be on Powder Byrne. 020 8246 5300

New in Les Gets

French ski chalet expert Consensio have expanded their portfolio to include a collection of self-catered apartments in Les Gets, Courchevel 1850 and Val d’Isère. Les Gets is perfect for families: short transit times from Geneva, excellent beginner slopes and an authentic Alpine village. New this season, the Aviemore is ski/in, ski/ out with a hot-tub on the terrace to take in the exceptional views. Sleeps 10.

From €4,250 for 7 nights. Receive 10% off all Les Gets apartments when you book before 30 Nov 2017 quoting a&u. 020 3393 0833