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Skiing holidays do not come better than this.

We have worked our way through the Ski Miquel brochure over the years and have stayed with them twice before at Montgenevre, although this was our first visit to their new chalet, Lucille. The chalet itself has a large lounge with plenty of comfortable seating and a well stocked bar. The dining room is also pretty spacious, and as the chalet was not at full capacity, there was masses of room. Turning to the bedrooms, we were lucky in that we had family room with three beds plus an annex with two further bunk beds. As there were just the two of us there was more than enough space. The rooms are comfortably furnished and warm, with their own en suite with plenty of hot water, critical after a long day on the slopes. One word on the food, brilliant! There a big buffet breakfast (cereals, cheeses, ham, breads, boiled eggs, etc) plus one or two different hot options each day (fried or scrambled eggs, pancakes, porridge, etc). As you come off the slopes there are home made cakes or biscuits waiting, while at 7.30 tasty canapes are served. However it is the evening meals that stand out with three courses plus cheese plus unlimited wine. The food is plentiful, tasty and well presented so hats off to the welsh wizard in the kitchen! A real plus point of the Ski Miquel hols is the guiding which is a great way to discover the resort without getting the map out. Skiers can chose an espresso group which goes faster with less stops, or cappuccinos who take things a bit more leisurely. The two groups always meet up for coffee and lunch, so it's a really sociable way of skiing. Underpinning everything is chalet manager Emma and her wonderful team. As mentioned, we have skied with this company numerous time and they do have a knack of finding the right people to look after their guests. However, this year the hosts were just exceptional and I cannot speak highly enough of them. All in all, a great week of skiing and I have no doubt we will visit this resort again.

A fabulous stay - thank you!

This was our first Ski Miquel holiday and we're now converts! We have felt thoroughly spoilt this last week, staying in Chalet-Hotel Lucille. Emma was just brilliant in ensuring that everything ran like clockwork and she and Mike were so good at ski-guiding, catering for both the 'cappuccino' and the 'espresso' skiers. The food was superb and Nigel, the chef, is a real gem. Fabulous cake in the afternoon and then dinner in the evening was always amazing. Thanks also to Vereley, Pippa and Mike who worked so hard in looking after us and always being so helpful and cheerful. We had such a lovely time, we felt like we were staying with friends, not chalet staff! Great snow conditions and excellent weather just made it!

One of the best ski trips ever!

I had travelled with Ski Miquel before so I knew what to expect. A nice cosy week with fantastic food thanks to the ever smiling chef Nigel. Great chalet hosts Emma & bearded Mike. Plus chalet staff Pippa, Vereley & little Mike who were always super friendly and helpful. Our room was a decent size, having 3 beds for the 2 of us, a nice balcony & a very small but functional (slightly dated) bathroom with a shower & heated towel rail. The chalet was only a short walk away from the ski shop where Ski Miquel have a private locker room with heated boot warmers. This was also very conveniently located for the slopes just across the road. But the best thing of all was the atmosphere. It was a super crowd of people staying the week we were there, all quite like minded ski enthusiasts, with a wicked sense of humour! Will definitely be working our way through the various resorts in the Ski Miquel brochure and can’t wait to do it all again next year.

Another Winning Week with Ski Miquel!

Chalet Lucille proved a relaxing home from home for our party of 22 over Feb half-term. Set a few metres uphill from Montgenevre’s main street and nursery slopes, the chalet was ideally located and fitted the Ski Miquel model well. Although the bedrooms were on the small side, the dining room and (cheap) bar were just right, with enough space to relax in an informal atmosphere. What keeps us coming back to Ski Miquel are their keen prices, good resorts and great staff – this year proved no exception. Montgenevre catered well for our mixed group, especially the beginners who revelled in the good snow and long green runs. Whilst the lift system is slow in places, queues were almost non-existent and the lift pass was relatively cheap. Under the experienced leadership of Emma, the Ski Miquel team were excellent, remaining relaxed, cheerful and efficient during the busiest week of the season. Special mention to Mike S for his bar-tendering skills, Mike B for his ski guiding, Nigel for his outstanding food and Pippa & Vereley for their ever-smiling service. Thanks to you all for making our week so enjoyable. We’ll be back with SM next year and for as long as you’ll have us!

Great Ski Chalet

This Chalet-Hotel is run by Ski Miquel. This is the first time we have used them and what a great, all inclusive little company they are. The team in the UK office were all friendly and efficient and the team running the hotel were great and looked after us well for a week. If you're travelling solo, as a couple, or in a group, this company offers good social skiing options and a very social hotel environment. I wouldn't hesitate to book with them again, in fact I have just tried to travel in a few days time but they don't have availability, which is my loss!

Glorious Bad Gastein

This was another great skiing holiday with Ski Miquel, staying in the characterful Tannenburg. We first visited in 2018 and were so impressed that we returned this year and, again, were not disappointed. Dave, our resort manager and ski host, was brilliant as usual and made sure that everyone settled in quickly and were well looked after, both in the chalet and on the slopes. The skiing here is extensive and varied and under Dave's expert guidance we covered the pistes in Bad Gastein, Graukogel, Bad Hofgastein, Dorfgastein, Angertal and Sportgastein. Brilliant. A special mention for Ashley and her team, who worked so hard to make sure that the food at the Tannenburg was top class, with tasty and plentiful breakfasts, afternoon tea and cake for those who could tear themselves away from the apres-ski and excellent three-course dinners plus cheese and wine. Many thanks to all the staff. All in all this was a fantastic week, made all the more fun by a great crowd of guests who gelled from day one. Definitely a holiday to remember.

An update to my previous review

A return trip to the Tannenburg and much of what I wrote last time is still in place. But some recent changes which are worth noting: 1. The menu has been overhauled - food was always good but this time the recipes seemed more adventurous - lamb tagine, cajun salmon and fillet steak (on the last night) were all excellent and a very welcome addition was the night of local cuisine - Goulash Stew with spaetzle and local veg and Apple Strudel went down really well. (Great job, Ashley!) 2. Several new lifts have opened since my last visit which make getting round the ski area much quicker than previously. SO, once again, thanks to Manager Dave, Ferne and Nadine for chalet support and Ben for manfully running the bar despite heavy pressure (!)

A great chalet in a perfect location

There’s a reason why this resort is considered to be the favourite destination of the Spanish Royal family - it’s a largely undiscovered gem. Hardly any queues at half-term and once you are away from the gondola there were many occasions we were the only people on piste. The chalet is great and well laid out with good sized rooms. The food is fantastic and varied, even for the vegetarians in our group. The chalet staff are fun and engaging with Tom deserving a special mention, not only for his skiing ‘style’ but keeping us happy at all hours in the bar - be that in the bar, on the terrace or in the hot-tub! Thank you for a wonderful week.

A Merry Christmas had by all!

Our family spent the Christmas week at Chalet-Hotel Salana with Ski Miquel and we had a fantastic time! It was our first ski holiday as a family and I’m so glad we chose to do the chalet option as it just made everything simple and stress-free. Ski Miquel organised our ski hire and passes before we flew and the manager took us down with the other guests to be fitted when we arrived. The chalet was warm and clean and had a lovely atmosphere. The hot tub was perfect for relaxing in after a hard day on the slopes. Canapes and drinks were served in the bar at 7.30pm where a roaring fire made everyone feel welcome and cosy. Tom mixed a mean G&T which went down well! Dinner cooked by Josh was superb - a mix of local and international dishes and there was enough variety to satisfy all appetites. The rooms were serviced each day. Hotel Salana is a short walk from the chair lifts….this holiday had it all! Oh and the skiing was just amazing - bright sunny days and enough coverage to go up to the highest slopes. Our family thoroughly recommend Ski Miquel and will hopefully be holidaying with them again in the future as we have all caught the ski bug.

Brilliant holiday thanks to Andy, Dee and the chalet team

Another top quality skiing holiday with Ski Miquel. Andy & Dee are excellent hosts supported by a great team. Skiing was great fun, made even better by the expert guiding. The chalet was clean, food excellent, staff friendly and extremely helpful. You really can't go wrong choosing Chalet Rosa as your destination. Amazing week guys, brilliant :0

6th Visit here and still love it

As always top service from all the chalet staff, Andy & Dee as helpful as ever and the food was top class and plentiful as usual (thanks Ollie). The chalet girls were lovely and were always very helpful. It is great to have Andy & Dee guiding as you see so much more of the area being taken to the best area for that day weather dependent. The ski hire shop that Ski Miquel uses provide you with good quality equipment. The hot tub is a bonus to help the body recover from a day on the piste. If you want ski in ski out this is not the resort for you as there is quite a bit of travelling to get to the piste (but being in Switzerland everything runs like clockwork), once there the scenery is stunning. Thanks for a great holiday. See you again soon.

Fantastic week and great company

Had a fantastic week at Chalet Rosa at the end of January. Whilst the weather tried its best to restrict the skiing we did; thanks to the efforts of our two ski hosts Andy and Dee we managed to make the most of the opportunities provided. This chalet is situated in the middle of a magnificent valley with stunning views and a nearby waterfall. The rooms were very comfortable and the communal areas warm and inviting. The food was excellent and the copious wine quite palatable. It also boasts the cheapest bar in the vicinity charging only 6CHF for a gin and tonic compared to the 17CHF I was charged in a bar in Wengen. The staff did their utmost to make our stay enjoyable and even managed to put up with the idiosyncratic and at times raucous behaviour of our group. Andy apart from being an amiable ski guide also demonstrated his flair for poetry with his recital of a ditty recounting our respective adventures and toils during the week. All in all a fantastic enjoyable week and I would highly recommend this chalet.

Winter break

This is the second time I've used Ski Miquel, and the break was exceptional in all ways. Arrangements were seamless from the start, and chalet managers Andy and Dee's outstanding local knowledge was a real bonus. Chef Ollie, assisted by Alice and Iona, provided outstanding meals and a wonderful, relaxed atmosphere in a spotless chalet close to both skiing locations and other worthwhile places to visit. They excelled all expectations. I would recommend the holiday - we will be back!

New Year Family Ski Holiday

Just returned from a fantastic and memorable ski holiday at Chalet Rosa with Ski Miquel. This was the first time we have travelled with this company and it definitely won’t be the last. From the moment we arrived at Geneva to leaving the staff were amazing. Although only breakfast and evening meal is provided we were given a bowl of soup on arrival in the afternoon which was much appreciated after such an early start. Our ski hire was sorted soon after and stored in the lock up by the station. The food was excellent especially the New Year’s Eve buffet. We enjoyed the quiz, curling, and the party atmosphere at New Year. The chalet team were always smiling and happy to help. We found the Ski Guiding led by Andy and Dee, the chalet hosts, an excellent way to quickly become familiar with the area and take the hassle away from ensuring you make the most of your holiday. The chalet was cosy and warm after a day on the slopes with a welcoming afternoon tea and the option of relaxing those weary ski legs in a hot tub. A superb holiday! Thank you Andy, Dee, Iona, Alice and Ollie.

Great half term Skiing

Great to return to the Christina again in Feb 20. Well looked after by Carol and the team, both in the chalet and whilst guiding on the mountain. This chalet is well run, clean, well located and with great food and service. Particularly enjoyed the company of a fantastic group of fellow guests. Hope to return soon.

The perfect hotel for a chalet style holiday

This was my first Ski Miquel chalet ski holiday and it was just wonderful. Carol is a very professional, kind and helpful manager as well as a considerate ski guide. Together with her team they provide an excellent service. The food was wonderful, the staff couldn't do enough for you, the place was comfortable and warm, the walking distance to the centre and main lift only a few minutes. We had Lewis as our ski guide and that really made our week. He was just excellent. The ski area is beautiful and large, so having someone capable, caring and professional guiding you and explaining how to best ski the slopes made such a difference. Lunch was always pre-booked and we had so many laughs and fun throughout. The dinner with tobogganing back down was a great night out - all in all it really was a fabulous week and highly recommendable.

Excellent week in Saalbach

Stayed at the Christina for a week in March. Excellent Chalet, very good food and a short walk to the main lifts out of Saalbach. Saalbach is a top resort for skiing, a huge area, good piste grooming, fast, efficient lifts and lots of good bars and restaurants on the mountain. Will be going back.

Second trip with Ski Miquel

This was our second time with Ski Miquel and yet again this excellent formula managed to tick all our boxes. The Chalet was clean and comfortable; food was excellent and although there was a set menu the Staff were prepared to flex it for some of our party, who didn't like fish. Ski guiding was a must for us, as the Saalbach area is very extensive, and this allowed us to enjoy it without the need to constantly look at a map. Some great nights in the chalet with an excellent crowd and cheap bar, doing quizzes, musical charades and the nightly awards from Liam. Thanks to Carol, Harvey, Lucy, Rachel and Milan.

Great Chalet, Great Staff

Just returned from a great week's skiing holiday at Chalet Charlotte. We were a group of 11, family and friends, with children ranging from age 13 to 25. The chalet is in a great position in the centre of the lovely little village of Monetier with a few friendly bars, restaurants and shops, just a short walk to the lifts. All the chalet staff were so very friendly, helpful and fun to be with, they really made the holiday. They were all so welcoming and nothing was too much trouble, Will was our ski guide and did a fabulous job, a really nice guy who took us all over the area at a pace to suit us, saved us so much time too and such a pleasant and intelligent guy to have around. Anita was our chef and the food was wonderful, such a great variety, she was so flexible too and catered really well for all diets and tastes, she cared so much as to whether you were enjoying everything and if there was anything you didn't like, she was so friendly and keen to please, think it's the best food we've had in a chalet, definitely restaurant quality. All the other chalet hosts, Hannah, Harriet and Max were all so very friendly, helpful and keen to please. Laura the chalet manager did a great job of organising and keeping everything running smoothly. Fabulous holiday.

Chalet Charlotte - great value for money

Just returned from another great holiday with Ski Miquel. The team at Chalet Charlotte headed by Laura are super friendly and helpful and couldn't do enough to make sure we had a great time. As usual there was plentiful wholesome food and a very reasonable chalet bar. The guiding was great fun and as always with Ski Miquel there were many groups of like minded people that during our week all got on like a house on fire. Busy planning our next trip!

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