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Chalet USA owners Helen Gienke & Rob Brown stumbled upon Colorado, USA in 2001, whilst on career break from their UK Marketing jobs, skied there all winter & never looked back. We wanted to share this fantastic USA ski holiday experience with other UK skiers, so we set up Chalets USA in 2004. We live in Colorado, know the ski resorts and the accommodation and can give you advice of finding the right skiing holiday for you. www.chalets-usa.co.uk

Thursday, February 23, 2017

How Jackson Hole has broken records this season...

The deepest snow depth and the 2nd greatest snowfall total in Jackson Hole history.

This winter has been completely relentless. 126″ has fallen this February alone. This is the greatest about of snow that has EVER fallen in Jackson Hole Mountain Resort on record to date.

Contact Chalets USA:
UK Tel 01223 655642 

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Tips on Tipping

Ever felt overwhelmed away from home with new customs and cultures? As USA ski holiday experts, we feel it a duty to help you out with these precarious situations and settle any qualms of going away.

Go to our website here to find some Tips on Tipping!

Tipping in restaurants on your USA ski holiday 
Tipping in restaurants on your USA ski holiday 

Ski valet at the White Carpet Club in Beaver Creek


Monday, January 30, 2017

We've had an amazing season so far and so have our clients!

We've had an amazing season so far and so have our clients!

Here are some amazing reviews from this season. We're really proud to have contributed to so many happy holidays.

Being a small business that is located in Colorado and committed to the individual needs of each and every customer, it is particularly rewarding when we hear these great things! Skiing, and ski holidays in the USA are our passions, and sharing this with others is brilliant.

One Ski Hill Breckenridge Luxury Ski Holidays

Ed from the UK stayed at One Ski Hill in Breckenridge over Christmas this year:

"We really appreciate all the effort you put in to make the trip a great success."

"I would recommend two things:

The property really was amazing and didn't dissapoint at any stage. Sure, there were hold-ups with the front desk, but in general, everyone's attitude was great. Ski valet made skiing just that much better. Rooms were well apportioned, kitchen was great, it all worked extremely well. We went bowling one afternoon, which was super-fun. Nothing that would improve the stay, the setup was excellent and super-convienient. The shuttle is very convenient and certainly helped make our stay far simpler in terms of getting around and to\from the market. Overall, very impressed with Breckenridge.

You guys - The only other important comment I have is how professional the service was from you. I thought that you handled everything extremely well and got the balance right between trying to get everything booked and not hassling us for info or decisions. Otherwise, everything was well organised and I appreciated all of the print-outs with all the confirmations on, that was great. If we come to Colorado again, which I think we'll do in a couple of year's time, I'll certainly use you and definitely recommend you to friends that I know are coming over."
Mr Hooper stayed at Aspen Square Condominium Hotel in Aspen, December 2016:

"We had a spectacular week, and all the arrangements were perfect. Thank you very much."
Aspen ski resort & town rated "excellent" & would "definitely" stay in the same ski resort & accommodation again."

Ms Gillum has stayed at Arrowhead Village, Beaver Creek for the third year this year:

"Booking process always outstanding! Thank you for all! Thank you for taking care of us! Merry Christmas!"

Ms Hollis left us a lovely personal review after her stay in Keystone in December 2016: 

"I just wanted to thank you personally, for all your help and kindness throughout the whole booking process. We had a great holiday, really enjoyed it and the everything went very smoothly, due mostly to you. Every year we say that the ski holiday will be our last but after such a great experience this year we may well do another, and if we do, I'll certainly be in touch as we'd be more than happy to go back to Lone Eagle, Keystone. It was so good to be on decent snow and we found everyone very polite, friendly and helpful. We did the snowmobiling on our first day and that worked very well; we all really enjoyed it. The dinner sleigh ride was less successful, because we failed to wear enough clothes (our fault entirely) and got very cold on the way there, but the food was very good. The lessons we had were excellent too, the instructor one of the best we've had and just what we wanted. I hope you have a great season and a very prosperous New Year. Thank you, again."

Thanks again to all of our clients and friends that are keeping in contact this year, we can't wait to help you keep your ski holidays the best they can be.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

The Best of Breck - places to eat, restaurants, cafes and aprés ski

During our visit to Breckenridge Ski Resort this week, we decided to check out some of the best places to eat breakfast, lunch and dinner.

We know that eating out is all part of the ski holiday experience, from morning wake-ups to aprés ski blow-outs. So, its really important to us that we try out these locations to make sure that we can recommend the best places, and offer our best service. 

During the stay, we were lucky enough to be placed in two accommodations; The Village Hotel, and Beaver Run Resort. Both of these ski in, ski out properties have on site catering as well as many other amenities including: gym, pools, hot tubs, saunas and steam rooms. 

As breakfast is included with the hotel rooms at The Village, it was a necessity to check this out. The breakfast buffet offers a wide range of hot and cold foods, coffee, tea and juices. From American favourites like biscuits and gravy, to the English classics, this is a real crowd pleaser. The Village also boasts the Park Avenue Pub, a restaurant and bar on site, with an inviting atmosphere to help you unwind.

As for Beaver Run, with 9 different eateries, the possibilities are endless. There are places for sit down breakfasts/dinners, quick take out for those of you that want to head straight to the slopes as well as cafes and coffee dispensaries for that caffeine kick. We sampled their main restaurant Spencer's Steakhouse for both lunch and dinner during our stay. It has a great selection for both mealtimes, including a lunch buffet and chef specials. A great atmosphere and friendly staff really add to the feel of a relaxed and social eating out experience. Elsewhere in Beaver Run we visited the aprés ski bars that boast live entertainment and pool tables for that post-ski party!

Elsewhere at Breckenridge we sampled a few other eateries in the historic town. For breakfast we tried two places that are new to us: The Crown and Park & Main. These were two very cosy but also different places to eat breakfast. The Crown has a warming pub-like feel to the surroundings as it converts to a bar from the cafe in the evenings. With a modern breakfast menu (we recommend the Power Toast or Peerless), Pastries and great coffee, this should definitely be on your list of places to go for breakfast in Breck.

Secondly, Park & Main is open all day for every mealtime, with a huge range of modern foods from Asian to Italian. Our breakfast visit fulfilled our every desire. For those craving an all American pancake or waffle, then you'll be suited here. Likewise, if the need is more specific, then there are loads of choices to build your own breakfast burrito or sandwich that will really kick start your day. 

A top tip for evening dining and drinking is The Brewery at Breckenridge, a returning favourite of ours, with craft beers to remind you of home and great all-American cuisine, this is the ultimate place to up the ambience of your ski holiday. Make sure to try the fish and chips as well as the great mix-and-match style burgers that are completely customisable. Every ski holiday needs a warming pub to serve homely foods and beautiful beers that protect from the cold!

We hope your stay at Breck is as full of great food and great skiing as ours was!! 

By Ellie Parry
Chalets USA Team

To book your stay or enquire visit: www.chalets-usa.co.uk

Or contact us via:
UK Tel 01223 655642
US Tel 1-303-482-1961
Email info@chalets-usa.co.uk

Here are some photos from the different resort accommodations and cuisine options:

The Village at Breckenridge Ski Holidays

Copper Top apres ski / restaurant at Beaver Run 

Copper Top Bar apres ski / restaurant at Beaver Run

Where to eat in Breckenridge - The Crown for breakfast

The Crown Interior

Good places to have breakfast in Breckenridge - Park & Main

Park & Main Coffee in Breckenridge


Friday, December 30, 2016

We have new properties that have been added for this season!!

Beaver Creek's The Charter and The Borders Lodge are amazing ski in ski out locations.

Interior of The Charter
Restaurant Dining at The Charter
The Charter has many hotel style amenities and services - hot tubs, spa, games room, restaurants on site, ski valet. Amenities at The Borders Lodge are similarly luscious with a contemporary lobby lounge and complimentary coffee bar, outdoor pool and hot tubs, as well as a fitness room. These properties are everything you could ask for: great value for their perfect location.

Here are some great photos from both locations!

Borders Lodge Exterior

Borders Lodge Superior Lounge

To find out more about these incredible properties or get some expert advice. Go to our website: www.chalets-usa.co.uk

Alternatively email us: info@chalets-usa.co.uk

The Charter Exterior
Or call from the UK on: 01223 655642

And from the US on: 1-303-482-196

Outdoor Hot Tub at The Charter