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Ski holidays stateside normally mean staying in hotels. Not so with SkiWorld that has chalets in Breckenridge and Vail.

It's the only UK tour operator to offer Alpine-style chalet experiences in America.

That's something quite unique.

Hotels are the usual accommodation on offer when booking a ski trip to the USA and Canada.

But the comfort of a chalet stay, especially when so far from home and the usual European ski experience we might be used to, is appealing.

And aside from it being a more comfortable way to spend a long break away, a SkiWorld chalet can help to cut the end cost of your US ski trip.

The catering is taken care of so you can concentrate on exploring the great outdoors and all there is to do in North America's ski resorts.

Eating out in the US can be a full-on experience for the wallet (and the waistline) so breakfast and dinner included in the cost and in the comfort of the chalet can really help out both...

And there's still plenty of time to check out the local food and restaurants at lunch time.

Best of both!

There also the added bonus of having a host; a local or area expert who can give inside ski-town tips and recommendations.

SkiWorld's Chalet Gleneagles in VailSkiWorld's Chalet Gleneagles in Vail

SkiWorld packages:

Two stand out to PlanetSKI.

Both for the price and the chalet.

And these ski deals are to the resorts of Breckenridge and Vail, both in Colorado.

A glimpse at the Alpine chalets:

Chalet Glengeagles

As the prices are so decent, let's put down the cost straight away:


Chalet Gleneagles, VailChalet Gleneagles, Vail

Chalet Gleneagles, VailChalet Gleneagles, Vail

A look at the skiing in Vail:

And over in Breckenridge:

Chalet Victoria

The cost:


Chalet Victoria is three blocks from Main Street with all the bars, shops and restaurants.

Built in the traditional Breckenridge style of a Victorian weatherboard chalet, it is both American style and home Alpine comfort.

It has an open-plan lounge and a dining room with a gas stove, LCD TV and DVD player.

US luxury!

And all the bedrooms are en suite...

Chalet Victoria, BreckenridgeChalet Victoria, Breckenridge

Chalet Victoria, BreckenridgeChalet Victoria, Breckenridge

The outdoor hot tub - yes there's one in Chalet Victoria - is a winner.

Then look at what else you get in the US chalet service:
  • Aperitif and canapés
  • After dinner chocolates
  • Fruit bowl
  • Midweek towel change
  • Cable TV

Choose from 7, 10, 11 or 14 nights for your US chalet holiday.

If you're ready to go then you might win here:

Availability for December and January mean there are reductions of up to £528pp.
The package ski holidays include:
  • Flights and transfers
  • 7, 10 or 14 nights in chalet
  • Chalet board - cooked breakfast, afternoon tea, dinner & alcohol
  • Hot tub        
  • Sleep 8 

Extra info:

Chalets don't have to be booked by the whole party. You can book for just two...

And January could be the time to go with the super deals on offer.

Dates are available from December through to end of the season.

Breckenridge last year:

Now skiing across the pond can get pricey, what with the enormous cost of lift tickets and the tax and tipping on everything.

Doing it like this, with a tour op to sort you out and give you a round price including all the important stuff, really is the way to go...

Believe us, these prices with SkiWorld that include the flights, transfer, accommodation and many meals are a steal if skiing in Canada or the USA is on your list.

Lock in a catered chalet price so everything's taken care of and get away skiing!

Why ski North America?

'More powder to the pound' - as tour operator SkiWorld puts it...

And that's in two ways:

There's the amount of snow and powder.

Canada and the US have had awesome seasons the past few years; a little more snow guaranteed...

Up-front costs may be more with an American ski holiday, but consider the amount you get for your money with the pound's exchange rate to the dollar compared to the euro.

Then there's the experience!

Skiing in the USA is just so different.

The trees, roads, pistes, meals - EVERYTHING - is bigger and it's exciting.

We might be used to the cute, chocolate-box, small alpine village style of ski resorts that draw us to Austria and Switzerland - as well as Americans over here, too - but what is on offer over there has an equal appeal.

Waffles for lunch on the mountain, epic scenery that is overwhelming in its size, cocktail hour at apres time, craft beers...

Then there's the super friendly company.

Lift queues are a real experience.

- We'll leave it with you to see why, but it brings a whole new level to the English version of the queue...

The accommodation:

Like many things American, the chalets - or lodges - the rooms and the facilities are bigger.

A proper holiday!

You're going all that way so it's going to be a longer trip.

And worth it!

Skiing trips aren't always the most relaxing, out on the slopes all day with great party and mountain food to try.

Ever think it'd be nice to have a day to explore the town or take a wintry walk, even try snow shoeing?

Or perhaps relax at the lodge and chill in the hot tub...

A longer break means we're less rushed and can actually take the chance to relax a little on a winter holiday.

Vail Village right now!Vail Village














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