Unless you’ve just won the lottery, there’s always a balance to be struck when you plan your ski holiday between cost and value and want to really enjoy your holiday and get away from the day-to-day but also avoid running up big credit card debts for eating out.
In the French Alps we can now book into increasingly comfortable apartment complexes with great facilities and slopeside locations relatively cheaply, but then face the issue that we either cook for ourselves – not much of a holiday – or try to book a table and often pay a small fortune to eat out.
It was this familiar scenario that led to the creation of Huski who had the genius idea of creating superb meals for skiers and delivering them to their apartments so no need to source ingredients and spend hours cooking and no need to spend a fortune eating out each evening either. It’s a simple idea, but brilliant and it has been a great success.
Huski has a team of talented restaurant chefs in their Bourg St Maurice kitchens preparing irresistible dishes daily so that you don’t have to. Bourg St Maurice is the Alpine town that lies below many of the best-known French ski resorts.
They’ll deliver your food to pretty much wherever you are in the French Alps so that you can focus on the serious business of skiing.
The menu choices are extensive and have been fine-tuned over the years since Huski first started in the 16/17 season. Examples include chicken & leek pie, baked garlic & rosemary Camembert with baguette, lasagne, boeuf bourguignon, mushroom stroganoff, Thai green veggie curry, chicken tikka masala (and the list goes on). All that you have to do is pop it into the oven at your apartment when you get back, then dive into a steaming, muscle-relaxing bath (with or without the kids) and emerge just in time for a delicious and 100% effortless dinner.
A La Carte, Set Menus or Bespoke Service
Huski’s service can be enjoyed in three different variants. If you prefer A La Carte you just choose, or there’s a set menu option for 1, 3 or 6 days. If you want to splash out you could book one of Huski’s private chefs to cook a bespoke dinner (think glittering seafood platter, think juicy côte de boeuf, think roasted turbot…) or even a canapé party with a local Savoie wine tasting for a special birthday or anniversary.
And, you can book all this before you even get there from the comfort of your own home, whilst putting together all the other aspects of your ski holiday. Why not have the catering all sorted too, before you arrive, alongside lift passes and (if you need them), gear rentals, ski school or guiding?
Who are Huski?
Since Huski launched seven winters ago, the company has proved its worth, demonstrated by ever-growing order numbers. Brexit has impacted the traditional chalet-style holidays so the Huski service is a natural replacement, it’s also a fit for the growing number of people switching to self-catering but wanting a break from cooking and the feeling of actually being on holiday that comes with it.
In addition to the menus of locally-sourced French and Alpine favourites, the Huski team has also been hard at work sourcing local Savoie and perennial favourite old and new world wines, to offer a short, decent and affordable wine list, as well as local craft beers and soft drinks – providing something for everyone. If you’re looking for something quaffable or something rather special, Huski has it covered.
You can order your ski holiday food anytime, from anywhere, when you’re on your ski holiday in resort or before you arrive, up to the day before delivery is required, 24/7 on www.hu.ski.
If you have any order queries contact [email protected] or call +33 (0)4 79 04 15 36
Huski deliver to all major ski resorts in the French Alps including the Chamonix Valley (Grands Montets, Les Houches, Le Tour/Balme, Le Brevent), 3 Vallées (Courchevel, Les Menuires, Méribel, St Martin de Belleville, Val Thorens & Orelle); Paradiski (Les Arcs, La Plagne, Peisey-Vallandry); Espace Killy (Tignes, Val d’Isère) ; Portes du Soleil (Abondance, Avoriaz, Châtel, La Chapelle d’Abondance, Les Gets, Montriond, Morzine, St-Jean-d’Arves) ; Aravis (La Clusaz, Le Grand-Bornand, Manigod, Saint-Jean-de-Sixt) ; Grand Massif (Flaine, Les Carroz, Morillon, Samoëns, Sixt); Oisans (Alpe d’Huez Grand Domaine, Les 2 Alpes, La Grave, Le Col d’Ornon) ; Grandes Rousses (Auris en Oisans, Oz en Oisans, Vaujany, Villard-Reculas) and La Rosière and Sainte-Foy-Tarentaise in the Tarentaise Valley.
There’s a minimum spend of €50 with a delivery charge from €9.99 depending on the resort and most credit and debit cards are accepted as well as Paypal and Apple Pay.
Huski delivers to all ski resorts on a Saturday or Sunday and extra deliveries can be made midweek in the Tarentaise Valley (ie Trois Vallées, Paradiski, La Rosière, Sainte-Foy-Tarentaise and Espace Killy). Technically, people can order up to the day before a delivery day. Or if you’re staying in one of those resorts you also have the option to click and collect service pre-ordered meals from Huski HQ in Bourg-Saint-Maurice en route to your resort.
Huski has grown its business by proving it offers a reliable, trustworthy service with easy-to-navigate ordering, saving skiers time and offering good value for money. It’s hassle-free with excellent quality food and can cater to various dietary requirements. Child-friendly as required the company endeavours to locally source ingredients and prepare meals with a team of locally-based professional chefs.
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