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6 extras to make your self catered holiday totally effortless

October 6th, 2022 Holiday Tips

From our meal delivery and shopping service, to lifts to the slopes and mid-week cleans: we’ll take care of the chores so you can make the most of your ski time.

When it comes to a successful self catered chalet holiday, it’s often about getting the big and small details right. A short transfer and arriving to a beautiful chalet in an attractive snow-covered resort will set your holiday off to a great start, but what about preparing food in the evening, getting the shopping in and keeping the chalet clean, especially on day three when everyone is starting to feel their achy ski legs.

At AliKats we have devised a number of extra services to take the hassle out of your holiday, so if you decide you want to catch first and last lifts, stop for a spot of après and take a lengthily soak in the hot tub before dinner, there’s absolutely nothing to stop you – or at least nothing that even slightly resembles a chore!

We’ve also made sure the logistics of getting out skiing have never been simpler: along with ski equipment fitting at your chalet on the day of arrival and pre-ordered lift passes, we now also offer slope runs to take you to and from the ski slopes in one of our comfortable mini vans.

Here are 6 extra services that will make for an easy, breezy self catered chalet holiday in Morzine:

1. Meals delivered to your chalet

For AliKats’ delicious, award-winning food delivered straight to your chalet, pre-order a meal delivery service for 3 or 5 days of your stay. The meal delivery service includes:

  • Fresh pastries and French bread for breakfast
  • A delicious evening meal and desert for each day
  • Wine for each meal

All your food will be carefully prepared in AliKats’ award-winning kitchen by our chefs who cook from scratch, using locally-sourced, seasonal ingredients. The meals with be delivered to your chalet each day, along with simple heating instructions. Children and dietary requirements are also catered for, so its quick and easy to serve up an amazing meal that everyone if your group will enjoy.

If you don’t fancy entering the kitchen at all, opt for our Hosted Meal Service and a host will come to your chalet to cook, serve and even clear away after dinner!

It’s easy to book your Meal Delivery and Hosted Meal Service in our online shop.

2. Pre-holiday shop delivered to your chalet

Avoid turning up to an empty fridge and having to rush out to get essentials on your day of arrival with our pre-holiday shopping service.

Once you have pre-ordered your shopping, we will collect it and pack it tidily away into your chalet cupboards and fridge. All of this will be done prior to your arrival so you can simply pour a glass of wine, or crack open a beer, and enjoy your chalet.

Please book this option in our online shop here and we will contact you with the link to do your food shopping online. All you need to do is choose what you want and send us your order number.

3. Slope runs to get you to and from the ski lifts

We now offer Slope Runs to make life easier for you and your family by driving you to and from the ski slopes. We’ll get you as close to the ski lifts as possible and ensure we are ready and waiting at the agreed pick up spot when you’ve finished skiing.

Slope runs are available for guests staying in Chalet Lumina, Petit Lumina and Chalet Soleil d’Or. Our driver will take you to Pleney, Prodains or Ardent télécabines.

Pick ups can be arranged between 8:30am and 10:30am in the morning, and collection from the slopes is from 3:30pm to 6pm. You can book individual slope runs, or if you know the times you require, a full week of slope runs. To find out more and book this service please visit our website here.

4. Mid-stay clean of your chalet

Your chalet will be beautiful and clean when you arrive, with sparkling bathrooms and kitchen, plumped-up cushions and perfectly made beds. However, we all know that keeping the chalet clean through-out the week can become a bit of a chore, especially if you are a large group or family with children. We want you to enjoy your chalet all week without cleaning cutting into your ski time and now offer a mid-stay cleaning service.

You can book your mid-stay clean before your check into your chalet in our online shop. The cost of the service will depend on the size of the property, and we will tell you the length of time it will take.

5. Mobile ski hire and fitting at your chalet

Getting to a ski hire shop, waiting to be served and lugging your equipment back to your chalet are all chores that can be crossed off when you use Ski mobile – our mobile ski hire partners. The friendly and experienced ski technicians from Ski Mobile will come to your chalet to fit your skis or snowboard.

To benefit from this service you reserve your equipment on Ski Mobile’s easy-to-use booking platform here. You will need to enter your name, age, sex, height, weight, shoe size and stance (goofy or regular) for snowboarders. Although it sounds like a lot of information, just think how much time you are saving during your holiday!

At the end of your holiday on your last day skiing or snowboarding, Ski Mobile will come directly to your chalet to pick up your rental equipment. They will contact you and arrange to come to your chalet once you’re back down off the mountain.

Ski Mobile also has a professional ski repair and servicing facility with a large workshop just down the road in Montriond. If your skis or snowboard needs servicing before or during your holiday they will come directly to your accommodation, collect, service and then return your equipment as swiftly as possible.

6. Ski pass collection and delivery

On an AliKats’ holiday there is no need to waste time queuing in the ski lift office, we do this for you and deliver your ski passes straight to your chalet shortly after your arrival.

This straightforward process involves reserving your ski passes on our booking platform. Once your holiday reservation is confirmed you are automatically granted access to the system and will simply need to type in your details. We need to know the age of each skier or boarder, the number of days you require and the type of pass. Please find more information here on ski pass prices and which pass to choose.

As well as the services mentioned above, we also offer discounted wines and beer, home-made cake for a special occasion and a private chef service for self catered guests. Please find all the information on of our extra services here.

About the author: Al
After an interesting but ultimately unrewarding 10 years working in banking in London and Geneva, I made the move into full time mountain life and have never looked back. When I am not looking after our 3 energetic and hilarious children, I oversee the commercial and business change side of AliKats. I also helped set up a local environmental charity called Montagne Verte, along with Kat. Feel free to connect with me on LinkedIn

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