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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

Saturday, 8 June 2019

Back to snow!

We're back :) After a fabulous holiday in the UK, Barcelona & Sanibel Island Florida, we arrived back to snow in Colorado!

Breckenridge & Aspen ski resorts are still open! Time for a little more spring skiing!

Take a look:

Breckenridge ski resort

Aspen ski resort

Breckenridge Spring skiing holidays

Friday, 19 April 2019

Thank you & good night!!!

Thanks to everyone for an incredible, deep snow, ski season! Our office will now be shut until 27 May for a much needed post ski season break. 😎


See you on the other side for more fun & frolics in the snow!


Breckenridge deep snow March 2019


Colorado powder skiing

Tuesday, 2 April 2019

Spring Skiing in the USA!

Park City ski resort "ski beach" at Canyons base village




April has arrived & our clients are enjoying some fantastic Spring Skiing, as are we!

Aspen ski resort Spring skiing










With high elevation and high snowfall, there is still plenty of snow in mid April.

Many of the American ski resorts stay open well into April and Breckenridge is even staying open until the end of May!






Take a look at these tips on making the most of your Spring skiing holiday.

Vail skiing holiday with beers!


Temperatures are warmer & enjoying a beer in the sunshine becomes an integral part of your spring skiing holiday!





Ask us about spring skiing holidays this season or for 2019 / 2020!




Saturday, 23 March 2019

Moose in our garden & incredible sunsets!

We absolutely love living in the mountains of Colorado, USA.

To walk to work everyday gazing at the surrounding magnificent mountains and to watch the wildlife going about their daily business is incredible!

We've added some of our videos to new playlists on youtube, so we can share this amazing experience with you - take a look & subscribe for updates:





Mountain creatures:

Moose in our garden March 2019, Colorado America

Timelapses over the mountains:

Thanksgiving Sunrise Colorado USA

Saturday, 9 March 2019

It won't stop snowing in the USA!!!

Sooo much snow in Colorado and around the USA in the last few weeks! :) ❄❄❄

Snow totals in the last 7 days have been incredible:
  • Breckenridge - 73 inches, over 6 feet!
  • Aspen - 60 inches, 5 feet!
  • Vail - 48 inches, over 4 feet!
  • Park City - 38 inches, over 3 feet!
  • Steamboat - 36 inches 3 feet!
There's still time to book your 2019 USA ski holiday & experience the fantastic snow conditions:


Aspen ski resort deep powder March 2019


Breckenridge ski resort pow March 2019!

Park City ski resort powder March 2019

Park City ski holiday March 2019

Saturday, 16 February 2019

Caviar crepes, whisky & donut shop, ice skating, free s'mores & 80s video games!

Where can you find this cacophony of entertainment & dining?

In the Aspen Snowmass new base village!

Just opened for the 2018 / 2019 ski season, the new Snowmass base village offers all sorts of activities & new restaurants which only add to the already superb Snowmass ski resort.

Snowmass is the largest of the 4 Aspen mountains and you can ski them all on the same lift pass. With mostly ski in, ski out lodging, great restaurants & a fantastic ski school, Aspen Snowmass has long been a favourite for international skiers & snowboarders.

Now the new base village has opened, the Snowmass experience has only been enhanced, giving guests even more choice & fun things to do, in addition to the superb skiing.

Take a look at the full article on the: new base village at Snowmass 

Whisky & donuts Aspen Snowmass

Snowmass climbing wall

Snowmass 80s video games

Ice skating Snowmass base village

Caviar crepes Snowmass ski resort

Complimentary S'mores on your Snowmass ski holiday

Tuesday, 5 February 2019

Which American ski resorts are closest to the airport?

Many clients ask us which USA ski resorts are close to an airport?

Understandably after an international flight a short transfer to start off your ski holiday is a real bonus ! Shorter travel times can help get you refreshed more quickly & ready to hit the slopes first thing...

So we've put together an infographic to help show you which USA ski resorts have short transfers and are close to an airport to help you plan your next skiing holiday in America:

https://www.chalets-usa.co.uk/Which-USA-ski-resorts-are-closest-to-the-airport.html

Which American ski resorts have short transfer times?



Friday, 25 January 2019

NEW USA ski resorts taster!

Check out our new webpage with a summary of the USA ski resorts

Which is the best ski resort in America?

Having visited all these ski resorts numerous times, we have got a feel for what each resort is like, in terms of the skiing as well as the town / villages.

Take a look at photos & a summary of each ski resort, plus a map showing where each of them are and the nearest airport.

We hope this gives you a flavour of each resort to help you figure out which might be the best American ski resort for you.

Need help choosing?

Please ask us for expert advice on which ski resort would be perfect for your dream ski holiday!


Telephone:                     UK (+44)              01223 655642

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Email:                              info@chalets-usa.co.uk

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Wednesday, 16 January 2019

$120 crepes in new Snowmass restaurant!

Snowmass ski holidays USA

Wow take a look at these decadent crepes in the new Snowmass base village!

Gotta love Aspen  :)

The Aspen Snowmass new base area is now home to the world's most expensive crepe filled with smoked salmon, egg, dill creak sauce & Petrossian Classic caviar shipped overnight from Paris.

Time to book you Snowmass ski holiday to try them out, so give us call!


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