We went on an extended family trip to Switzerland in 2005 and one of the highlights was our New Year's trip to Champery in the Portes du Soleil region. Being from the East coast it was pretty thrilling to experience being able to ski into another country! We stayed at Le Chalet de Champery and experienced blissful relaxation in a chalet that was both pampering and easy going. Meaning, you don't have to dress up for dinner unless you want to. A host couple makes sure that guest needs are met and can pretty much handle any request that a guest could have. There was a nice mix of families and couples/groups of friends. The food was absolutely amazing. Over New Years they had a grand feast complete with champagne and oysters in the snow outside. Breafasts were incredible and included fresh juice and pain du chocolat. Luckily we got some great skiing in to work it all off!