We chose Chalet Jumelles, Chamonix, as they offered a four night, Thursday to Sunday, package. The short transfer from Geneva airport meant we were able to ski Thursday afternoon and most of Monday. We booked it through www.skiweekend.com who were helpful and easy to deal with.
Chalet Jumelles is located in Les Pecles, a quiet suburb of Chamonix with a fantastic view of Mont Blanc and the Aiguille de Midi from the large lounge/dining area.
It was a pleasant 20-25 minute walk into Chamonix centre, although Stef and Andy our chalet hosts were more than happy to drive us in the chalet minibus.
The food in the chalet was the real highlight of our holiday. Andy Fox our host and chef, has worked at some of the top restaurants in the UK and it shows. Generous portions, beautifully presented, superbly cooked and an imaginative menu, including my vegetarian option, what more could you ask for?
The fact that the skiing in Chamonix is split between four un-linked areas has always deterred us from staying here. However with Andy or Stef dropping us at our required ski-lift every morning access to the slopes was trouble-free. Each ski area has its own atmosphere and different landscape and terrain, so you had the feeling of being in a new resort each day. It was low season so queues were not a problem and we were blessed with clear blue skies, warm sunshine and the best snow cover that the area has had for years.
We had a great holiday and would recommend the chalet and Skiweekend to anyone looking for a short ski break or even a longer visit.