FOR SNOW BUN­NIES

Friday - - Travel -

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

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