Laid dining table of Chalet Iona, one of the top catered ski chalets in the French Alps. Views out on a mountain sunset in Méribel.

France’s culture is deeply entwined with a love for food. Throughout history, France has developed a gastronomic identity with an emphasis on local and seasonal produce. Today, that identity remains, and has left a markedly strong influence on the culinary arts. The French Alps are a prime example of this. Firstly, the Alps boast a wealth of local delicacies, from a cheesy tartiflette, to the classic alpine spirit of genepi. Additionally, a number of hotels with Michelin Star restaurants dot the mountainside! However, is there a better way to experience mountain cuisine than with catered ski chalet holidays in France?

Michelin-trained chefs at the helm, world-class service teams… luxury catered ski holidays are the best way to experience the French Alps. Read on to discover some of our favourite catered ski chalets in France…

#1 Chalet Constantia, Saint Martin de Belleville

Interior of Chalet Constantia. The wood dining table is complete with breakfast of pastries and juices on a catered ski chalet holiday in France.

The Savoie region is one of the best places to spend a luxury ski holiday in the French Alps, especially when it comes to catered ski chalets. In Saint Martin de Belleville, Chalet Constantia sets the bar, offering 5-course dinners on 5 nights of your stay. Expect a range of quality gourmet meals exploring countless regions, such as the fabulous local Savoyard cuisine! Not only is the food a highlight, but the drinks too. You don’t even need to leave your chalet for après-ski fun, as Chalet Constantia has its own artisan gin bar! The open bar offering free-flowing wines, spirits, beers, and soft drinks is also a key factor in making this luxury catered ski chalet in the Three Valleys one of the best!

In the mountains, you can find an unexpected oasis of quality produce. Meals at this chalet are made from fresh, seasonal, and locally sourced ingredients wherever possible. Chalet Constantia utilises a superb local butcher, as well as suppliers of local cheeses and artisan bakers from the area. The team at Chalet Constantia make great efforts to support as many of the local farmers and producers as possible. As a result, they are a part of the community efforts to preserve the charming character of the village.

For the two days off a week, you could find yourself in no better place than St Martin de Belleville, a traditional French village with a passion for food. For example, the 2-Michelin starred La Bouitte, has featured on the Ultimate Luxury Chalets’ guide to the best Michelin star restaurants in ski resorts.

#2 Chalet Le Grenier, Méribel

Collage of dishes at Chalet Le Grenier on a catered ski holiday in Meribel. Includes: scallops, bacon-wrapped asparagus, and a fish dish.

As a part of our Ultimate Luxury Chalets collection, Chalet Le Grenier truly illustrates luxury in Méribel ski resort. Firstly, this catered French chalet sits just 50m from the Morel chairlift, allowing easy access to the slopes. After tea or coffee in bed, fuel up with an à la carte breakfast before exploring some of the best pistes in the French Alps. Then, on return to the chalet, indulge in free-flowing Perrier Jouët Champagne and a spot of afternoon tea, or opt for a visit to the in-chalet spa! Champagne not to your taste? Worry not, for Chalet Le Grenier has an unlimited open bar stocked with wine, beers, premium spirits and soft drinks.

Catered chalet ski holidays in France are often esteemed examples of gourmet excellence. The characteristic creativity and culinary finesse of catered chalets is one of the most noteworthy aspects of Chalet Le Grenier. Expect marvellous dishes such as seared scallops with confit broccoli, cherry tomatoes and chorizo oil. Later, let yourself be spoiled with a delightful poached pear dessert, accompanied by chocolate fondant with nutmeg cream. The chalet team will select the perfect wine to pair with each meal, balancing flavours with precision and skill.

Furthermore, a catered ski holiday in France necessitates an all-encompassing concierge service. From pre-arrival dialogues between guests and the service team, to arranging the best restaurant recommendations for your chef’s night off, the service at Chalet Le Grenier consistently proves to be among the best in France.

#3 Eco Lodge, Chamonix

Two dishes served at Eco Lodge, Chamonix. Locally sourced gourmet food in the Alps presented beautifully.

Eco Lodge, as its name suggests, has been built with sustainability in mind. The use of green technology and advanced renewable energy systems means it is fully self-sufficient in terms of power! There are so many sustainable aspects of Eco Lodge that reflect the thought put into its creation. That same level of care is channelled into the exceptional food on offer at Eco Lodge. The chefs and hosts have all gained extensive experience in gourmet dining and 5* restaurant service. As a result, every four-course meal at this chalet is of a fantastic standard.

Chamonix is famed for its incredible views, which our Directors especially noted on their recent family trip to Eco Lodge. They had a lot to write home about, noting the “jaw dropping views of the surrounding peaks” from the living area, which is in itself a comforting space. They made sure to highlight that “Eco Lodge is a relaxing home-from-home, and our family loved our stay!”. The aforementioned stunning vistas area also visable from the outdoor barrel sauna, found in the idyllic garden. When you’re not experiencing the gourmet offerings of this luxury catered ski chalet, you can relax into the incredible wellness facilities, also featuring a relaxing hot tub for the adults to enjoy as the kids explore the garden playroom. Or, the whole family can come together to explore the incredible resort of Chamonix!

#4 Chalet Joux Plane, Morzine

A dish from the Kaiseki-style Japanese menu at Chalet Joux Plane in Morzine, which makes for a delicious and unique catered ski holiday in France.

Chalet Joux Plane has a unique dining ethos that incorporates attitudes of international cuisine to craft a varied menu. If you choose, you can experience a middle-eastern delights in the form of the Turkish inspired Lokum menu. The chef pairs these vibrant, fresh flavours with local French wine, creating an unexpectedly balanced fusion. Alternatively, you may opt for American soul food! Branching across continents, the menu options at Chalet Joux Plane are both experimental, and gourmet.

Perhaps the most unique option at this luxury catered ski chalet in Morzine is ‘Kaiseki’. Globally, the international culinary scene recognises Kaiseki as one of the most prestigious dining experiences. With roots in philosophies regarding the art of dining, Kaiseki offers Japanese fine dining on another level. The multi-course menu can include California sushi rolls, smoked teriyaki duck breast paired with a warming broth, and a refreshing plum wine & lychee jelly dessert to finish. All this and more awaits with the Kaiseki experience.

And it doesn’t stop there! When you’re finished with your private chef’s culinary creations, you can venture to the bar for an apéritif. Sample fabulous liqueurs from the open spirit bar, or even one of the 10 premium house wines on offer during your stay. The drinks flow as freely as the food, and there’s no need to pick and choose! Chalet Joux Plane is also one of the top chalets with a hot tub in the Alps, putting the cherry on top of your evening relaxation schedule.

#5 Chalet Ormello, Courchevel 1850

A snowy picnic, courtesy of Chalet Ormello, and a stunning afternoon tea with flowers, both typical offerings of this luxury catered chalet in Courchevel 1850.

Just a breath away from the slopes of Courchevel 1850 lies a fairytale chalet, right in the heart of the resort. Chalet Ormello is a private luxury chalet with full access to the outstanding amenities and privileges of the nearby Hotel Les Airelles. A 5* Palace hotel, it’s on the Jardin Alpin piste, one of the best ski-in, ski-out pistes in Courchevel. However, Chalet Ormello is private and secluded from the hotel, providing a mountain escape. At this chalet, you will be able to dine on bespoke menus from your private chef, as well as the menus of the 6 fabulous partnered restaurants of Les Airelles – 3 in the hotel and 3 on the slopes.

At this luxury chalet, the team deisgns breakfast, lunch, and dinner to suit both your taste, and your schedule. Should you wish, you could even have lunch on the go! If you opt for the option of a mountain picnic, then the luxury concierge team will take charge of finding the ideal private spot. Indulge in wine selected especially by the sommelier while you immerse yourself in the mountain surroundings.

Alternatively, you can dine in one of the hotel restaurants on your catered chalet holiday! La Table des Airelles offers gourmet French cuisine in a warm, inviting environment. The secret ingredient? The finest fresh produce, or maybe it’s the incredible team of chefs behind the kitchen doors! For a sweet treat, one of the world’s finest pâtissiers, Cedric Grolet, has a range of creations on offer for guests. With a range of restaurants and in-chalet offerings available, Chalet Ormello is easily one of the finest chalets in Courchevel for a catered ski holiday.

#6 Chalet 3Sixty, La Tania

Gourmet breakfast at Chalet 3Sixty in La Tania - pancakes and bananas with a syrup and dusted sugar. A great start to the day on a luxury catered ski holiday in France.

Chalet 3Sixty in La Tania gives you a familial sense from the moment you arrive. This ski chalet in France is catered in every way. Decadent meals, a concierge service dedicated to you, and Nespresso coffees on tap are the tip of the iceberg.

For 5 nights, your fine-dining chef will prepare the most delicious meals for you and your party, utilising skills gained across luxury establishments and Michelin restaurants alike. Paired with complimentary drinks, these evening meals will no doubt impress even the most discerning guests. For breakfast, expect a wealth of choice, including perhaps the exquisite banana pancakes pictured above! On staff days off, a delicious buffet-style breakfast arrives at your door, allowing for continued ease on your luxury ski holiday in this wonderful catered chalet.

The knowledge and experience of the team at Chalet 3Sixty is hard to beat. Most of the team are based in La Tania year-round, and as a result, they have in-depth knowledge about the entire resort. From the best restaurants, to the top places to source local ingredients, they know it all, and are more than willing to share their knowledge!

#7 Rocca Penthouse, Val d’Isère

Two artistically presented meals from Rocca Penthouse; a salmon dish, and a beetroot dish.

While catered chalet ski holidays in France are ever-popular, luxury ski apartments offer an equal measure of decadent dining experiences. One such apartment is the fabulous Rocca Penthouse in Val d’Isère. On arrival, the chalet team will greet you with warm slippers, a champagne reception, and delicious canapés, setting the precedent for your luxury ski holiday in Val d’Isère.

Rocca Penthouse’s chef, Mariano Veyssiere, is a seasoned professional in the fine dining world. His diverse culinary journey from Argentina, to Spain, and beyond, has left him well-equipped to handle any request as a result. His specialities are in wood oven techniques and fusion cuisine; skills honed during his career as a private chef in the Balearic Islands. Adaptable and passionate, this chef will bring his all to deliver the most excellent meals, however clients would like them.

The team is dedicated to perfecting luxury catered ski holidays in France. Before arrival, they will arrange a consultation to help tailor the menu to each person’s preferences. This includes, of course, any little ones! If you would like a separate sitting and menu for children, the team will honour your wishes with a smile.

#8 Chalet Iona, Méribel

A floral dish plated artistically at Chalet Iona, a luxury catered ski chalet in Méribel.

If you’re looking for a luxury chalet with mountain views, gourmet dining, and a calming sense of sanctuary, Chalet Iona is for you. Featured on our list of the best chalets for escapism, this chalet is a private haven of luxury. It is set in it’s very own secluded orchards in Le Villard, a traditional alpine village in Méribel, with stunning vistas in every direction. One of the best places to soak in the view has to be the dining room, where tall, bright windows invite guests to immerse themselves entirely in the mountains as they tuck in to a delectable meal prepared by the chalet’s private chef.

The food philosophy at Chalet Iona is simple; beautiful food calls for exceptional chefs. The chalet will, of course, only hire fully qualified professionals with experience in top quality restaurants. The result of this distinction? World-class food, creatively produced and uniquely presented. Out of all the catered ski chalet holidays in France, Chalet Iona is confidently one of the best.

When you’re not indulging in hand-made truffles, unlimited champagne, and four-course dinners, where will you be? On the slopes, dropped off by your private shuttle service? Lounging in the hot tub and taking in the view? Or maybe you’ve opted for an in-house massage to rejuvenate the mind and body. Whatever you choose to do, Chalet Iona will see to every request with class and style, making it one of the finest luxury catered ski chalets in Méribel.

#9 Chalet Debussy, Morzine

Zero-waste meals made at Chalet Debussy, a luxury catered chalet in Morzine.

When you treat yourself to a stay at one of the finest luxury catered ski chalet in Morzine, Chalet Debussy. Not only is the standard of food exceptional, but the level of care that the operations team and chalet staff have is truly admirable. Chalet Debussy is one of the most eco-friendly chalets in Morzine, where both sustainability and guest satisfaction take precedent. Each dish is made with a zero-waste ethos in mind, which makes the most of every ingredient. Sourced locally, the produce is often grown by the chalet operators, resulting in lower transport miles and higher quality. Additionally, the chefs use less meat, and offer optional vegetarian menus. Of course, there are no compromises. As seen in the photos above, every dish is gourmet-quality.

The skills of the staff are apparent in every way at Chalet Debussy. When you arrive, the team greet you graciously with Vin Mousseux and canapés – the perfect start to a luxury ski holiday! In addition, guests will be able to indulge in unlimited wine to complement the evening meals. Chalet Debussy’s luxurious atmosphere permeates the whole property, from the stunning suspended fireplace, to the outdoor terrace hot tub. Here, you can watch over the mountains as the night draws to a close with an evening nightcap in hand. There is no doubt that a luxury ski holiday in Morzine melts away your troubles. So, if your planning your next catered ski chalet holidays in France, make sure Chalet Debussy is on your radar!

#10 Chalet Atacama, Val d’Isère

Dining table set for breakfast at Chalet Atacama in Val d'Isère.

Redefining catered ski chalets in Val d’Isère is no easy task. But at Chalet Atacama, their innovative contactless catering system has done just that! A catered ski trip is all about minimising effort and maximising holiday bliss. With the contactless catered chalet experience, all of your supplies are delivered to your chalet. This allows you to have the flexibility of self-catered, with none of the hassle of grocery shopping.

In your packages, you’ll have all you need; breakfast, afternoon snacks, pre-dinner nibbles, and dinner for 6 nights. No planning required, no ingredient hunting, and of course, you’re free to set your own dinner schedule. The 3-course meal orders are all pre-prepared by top-tier chefs and also use local ingredients harvested from Chalet Atacama’s vast network of local suppliers. You can be rest assured that every detail of your meals are of the highest quality.

On one night, the whole family can indulge with a classic raclette night! Gorgeous cheeses, cornichons, and a selection of complimentary drinks are sure to make it one to remember. There’s no better way to connect with your family on a ski trip than with a cheesy raclette in a luxury catered chalet in Val d’Isère.

Ski In Luxury Logo, minimalist light and dark blue triangles forming mountains.

The French Alps’ catered ski chalets are brimming with gourmet dining experiences and skilled chefs ready to put the cherry on top of your perfect ski holiday. Whether you crave caviar and oysters, or classic home comforts, the team at your catered ski chalet are more than happy to oblige! If you’re interested in catered chalet ski holidays in France, get in touch with our Ski Specialists on +44 (0)1202 203650 or send us an email.