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Your Holiday with Hucksters

A Week of Wonder

What is it like to spend a week in our ski chalets in France?

We don’t only strive to give you ski and snowboarding holidays at a great price but we also endeavour to make your holiday equally fantastic. In this guide, we’ll run through what happens when you get to our French ski resorts, our top tips and how many skiing experiences you can expect from a week’s holiday.

But first, here’s what your holiday with us could be like:

Your week with us:

  • Friday- Departure: Our Hucksters snow coach picks you up from your departure point at an arranged time in the afternoon. We travel to Dover to reach France via the ferry where you have the opportunity for a meal in the bar or restaurants. From Calais, your journey continues as our modern ski coach travels through the night to ensure you see the sun rise over the mountain peaks (see our ski coach holidays page for more details).
  • Saturday- Arrival: Grab a drink and breakfast at the chalet, your luggage will be stored at the main dining room while you refuel. Staff will be on hand to provide you with your pre-paid lift passes and equipment vouchers so you’ll be ready to go, whenever you are! We’ll provide you with directions to the discounted ski and snowboard hire shop and help you arrange lessons if required. Go and enjoy a couple of hours on the slopes, your room will be ready from 3pm. Once you’ve settled into your new accommodation, join us in the bar for a drink before sitting down to a three-course meal with a glass of wine or beer. During dinner, our team will run through what is happening this week, the current snow conditions and introduce you to the staff and the resort.
  • Sunday: Spend another day on the slopes after breakfast, familiarising yourself with the resort and having a whole lot of snow fun! Ask our staff for any questions you may have and we’d be happy to help. In the evening, your three-course meal will be served with friends, both new and old. If you have the energy, you are invited to join us after dinner for our chalet pub quiz.
  • Monday: The choice is yours! Maybe you’re desperate to get back to skiing – whether it’s with an instructor or with your friends. However, if you fancy a day off, you can try one of the many off slope activities in our resorts. Ask our staff for more information and help organising your trips.
  • Tuesday: Ski or day trip. It’s a tough choice but if you ask us, we’ll always opt for every day on the slopes. In the evening our after-dinner activities include beer pong for a little bit of après fun. Be sure to ask our staff any questions you may have, Wednesday’s our day off!
  • Wednesday: Today our staff have a well-earned day off. A cold breakfast is served together with afternoon tea. For dinner, our guests take the opportunity to have a meal in a local restaurant. Our staff can help you with the arrangements for this earlier in the week should you need us to.
  • Thursday: After a day of activities, join us for an après ski drink on the mountain to watch the sun go down, then ski back down to the chalet for cake and mulled wine! For something a little different, you can head out for a night ski (depending on the time of the season) and experience skiing on a flood-lit slope before navigating your way back to the chalet (with our help).
  • Friday: Friday’s are for fun, and we use this day to dress up! Dress up as your favourite French character and join us for some of the best local cuisine cooked by our enthusiastic cooks. You can also participate in a round of boules.
  • Saturday- Departure: Guest flying home will leave early for their airport transfers. Guests travelling on the Hucksters Snow Coach will get ready for their final day of skiing and snowboarding. Make sure to pack your luggage and have it stored away by 9am so that we can make sure it makes it onto the coach. Showers will be made available when you get off the slopes so you can freshen up. The coach will start loading around 16:30 for your departure at 17:00 prompt.

It is not goodbye, simply au revoir until next year when you come back for more skiing in France with us!

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Our Top Tips:

  • Make sure to pack your ski wear at the top of your luggage so that you can get easily get changed into it while the rest of your luggage remains safely stored in our dining room.
  • Ask our staff for any help you may need planning trips, finding your way around the resort or ski advice.
  • Have an idea of what things you would like to see and do on your holiday with some research to make the most of your holiday.

The Hucksters Ski Menu

Come enjoy some great food in our catered chalets. Skiing holiday highlights include our communal dinner setting where new and old friends can enjoy some delicious dishes together!

Breakfast is served from 8:00 to 09:15 daily (in case you want a lie in!). We serve a continental breakfast with cereals and fresh breads, with orange juice, tea and coffee. Cooked breakfast options like porridge can be requested (except for Wednesdays).

Afternoon tea is served in your lodge or the dining room daily.

Dinner is served at 19:30 every day (except for Wednesdays)

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Our example weekly menu:

  • Sunday: Breakfast of egg, bacon and grilled tomatoes. Dinner of vegetable soup; roast pork with apple sauce, stuffing balls, broccoli/cauliflower, carrots and roast potatoes; treacle tart and custard.
  • Monday: Breakfast of French toast with cinnamon or ham. Dinner of leek and gruyere tart; wild board and chorizo stew with roasted Mediterranean vegetables and crozets; baked apple and pouring cream.
  • Tuesday: Breakfast of poached eggs, spinach and hollandaise sauce. Dinner of mountain salad; chicken and sausage in cider and mustard with peas and dauphinoise potatoes; raspberry and chocolate trifle.
  • Wednesday: Closed.
  • Thursday: Breakfast of scrambled eggs, ham and tinned tomatoes. Dinner of pate and spicy apply chutney; tartelette with green beans and salad; crème brûlée.
  • Friday: Breakfast of pancakes and mixed berries. Dinner of lime and chilli soup; chilli with rice, wraps and salsa; tropical fruit cheesecake.
  • Saturday: Breakfast of porridge and cold breakfast choices. Dinner of mozzarella and tomato with pizza pieces; lasagne, salad and garlic bread; lemon posset.

*Menus are subject to change depending on staff and locations. Please let us know if you have any special dietary requirements via your booking enquiry.

Our French ski resorts include Vallandry (Les Arcs), Serre Chevalier and Tignes. Look at our location pages to find out more about each destination and find the perfect ski holiday for you. Alternatively, give us a ring on 07740 062796, email us or get in touch with the form below to find out more about your holiday with Hucksters.

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Customer Reviews

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If you're looking for 5* accommodation where chalet girls wash your feet and sing you to sleep, just stop reading now. If you're not one of the privileged elite, but still want to see snow once or twice a year, head here. I cannot really fault any aspect of the holiday. If you want a low cost skiin...

K.G.

Just back from a fabulous week in Vallandry. The lodge was great and the location to the lifts perfect. I wanted to say thank you for all your help and the wonderful staff, they are all good bunch and made us feel very welcome. Please let them know we did appreciate their hard work, and smiles every...

P.L.

Just wanted to let you know I had a great holiday last week thanks and wanted to say that the staff were all really friendly & helpful. Wouldn't hesitate to return.

M.H.

Always wear your helmet and be mindful of the position your skis are pointing when carrying them around to avoid accidentally hitting anyone.

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