FOR SNOW BUNNIES
Your kids might have whizzed down the slopes at Ski Dubai, Mall of the Emirates, but nothing comes close to the real thing. Boutique chalet company The Alpine Club have three luxury chalets in St Martin de Belleville in the spectacular Trois Vallées region in Savoie, France. Each chalet is an authentic alpine chic mountain home, with a professional chef, host, chauffeur and chalet manager on hand to cater to your every après-ski whim.
And the location is an absolute dream – a charming French village dating back to the 16th century, the St Martin lift whisks skiers up to the top of the mountain at 2,400m in just 15 minutes, from where they can ski to Meribel on just one piste and Courchevel on one piste and two lifts.
The low-down: Chalets start at Dh73,520 for six nights in March, with breakfast and afternoon tea on seven days, six-course taster menu on six nights and complimentary soft drinks (thealpineclub.co.uk). Return flights from Dubai to Lyon with Lufthansa cost from Dh2,830. A three-and-a-half hour train journey takes you to St Martin de Belleville (Dh240).
A professional chef, host, chauffeur and chalet manager will cater to your every après-ski whim at your luxury chalet in Trois Vallées