A typical day with Fish&Pips goes a little something like this…
They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, especially when skiing. Your chef and host will have breakfast ready and waiting for when you rise. You won’t leave the chalet hungry with a breakfast spread of pretty much anything you can think of. From cereals, porridge and homemade muesli, to pastries and fresh bread, eggs and bacon, a daily breakfast special or just pretty much anything you like.
The team will be on-hand to answer any questions you might have on where to ski that day and can recommend a restaurant and reserve you a table for lunch. As you leave for the slopes in the morning, take your pick from our basket of mini chocolate and health bars, piste maps and tissues waiting by the door.
The best bit! The slopes are easily reached from all of our chalets and offer some of the best skiing in the Alps. Whilst we’re sure you’ll have an excellent time exploring the vast ski areas of Meribel or Val d’Isère, your Resort Manager will be on call all day if need be.
Afternoon Tea & Activities
When you return, the chalet will be filled with the aroma of baking, the table will be laid with an ample spread for afternoon tea, fresh bread and jams, and daily baked cakes for you to enjoy whilst reading your choice of UK newspapers; an hour of peace to sit back and relax, have a snooze or a massage before dinner. For the more energetic, there is plenty of afternoon/early evening activity available – sledging on the nearby pistes, hot-tubbing, swimming, ice-skating, walking, perusing the shops and of course, après!
If we have children in the chalets, we offer a High Tea served at 6pm. For the less discerning kiddies’ palette, homemade spaghetti bolognaise, mini chicken pies, make your own pizzas and anything else they fancy can be arranged. Our chefs will call a few days before you arrive to discuss this in detail.
As the night draws in, supper is preceded by drinks and canapés. This is followed by a four course meal prepared carefully by your chef. Your glass will be topped up with an unlimited flow of one of our delicious house wines. When pudding is over you will be left at the table to mull over the day’s skiing with a board of local cheeses and coffee. Either curl up on the sofa in front of a film from our DVD library, collapse into our comfy beds or hit the town for some live music and dancing.
Your chalet staff do have a full day off in the middle of the week but don’t worry – your fridge will be stocked with all the breakfast essentials the night before and the table laid up before you go to bed. Your Resort Manager will deliver your pastries and fresh bread in the morning, and will be on-hand to help with anything. In the evening, we will have booked you into one of the great local restaurants to taste some of the local cuisine. Alternatively if you’d like an evening off gastronomic cuisine then there are a few fantastic pizza takeaways in both Meribel Village and Val d’Isère.