Hearty meat-free, home cooked meals, new meat free menus and new meat, nut and gluten-free ski weeks from top UK ski chalet company, Ski Beat, will be welcome news for those following a plant-based diet, or with dietary intolerance’s.
Ski Beat offers vegan, vegetarian, gluten and nut free diets on request in every one of its homely, catered Alpine chalets, and for this winter’s ski season, has added dedicated Vegan, Vegetarian and Nut-free weeks for guests preferring to dine with skiers with similar tastes, alongside imaginative and nutritious new recipes and menus.
Ski Beat’s Sales & Marketing Director, Laura Hazell, says “We have seen a massive upsurge in the number of requests we receive for plant-based, or special, diets. Ten years ago, it was rare to be asked, now, we have so many guests who prefer to avoid meat, dairy, also gluten and nuts, that while alternative menus are offered in all of our chalets, this season we are dedicating special weeks for those pre-booking their preferences.”
The additions and changes to Ski Beat’s ski holiday programme are right on trend as according to a recent survey by the Vegetarian Society, around 25% of Brits have actively cut back on some form of animal products since the first lockdown. The quest for a healthier lifestyle is also born out by a recent study published in the journal BMJ Nutrition Prevention & Health to suggest that those following a plant-based diet can have 73% lower odds of developing serious illness from Coronavirus.
Laura Hazell continues “Nut allergies used to be virtually unheard of, now it is our biggest dietary concern, and of course when we have guests who are allergic to nuts we inform the airline and the chalet so that they are nut free. We can cater pretty much for any dietary requirement or restriction as long as guests tell us at least 14 days in advance of their holiday.
All of our chalet hosts attend a Ski Beat training course and part of that training includes menus specifically for food intolerances and preferences. Ski Beat will cater for just one guest with special dietary requirements in an entire chalet, but we now highlight chalets for those who prefer a specific diet to enable them to book during our special weeks, while friends or family who travel with them have the option of eating our usual menu.”
Vegan ski weeks:
22 Jan : Chalet Papillon 1, La Rosiere
29 Jan : Chalet Bartavelle, Plagne 1800
29 Jan : Chalet Idylle, La Tania
19 Feb : Chalet Alouette, Arc 1950
A typical Ski Beat vegan three course evening menu: Tomato balsamic soup followed by Moroccan Chickpea Casserole, Parsley Cous Cous, Cabbage, Cumin Roasted Carrots, and Vegan Chocolate Mousse.
Gluten free ski weeks:
13 Dec : Chalet Papillon 5, La Rosiere
13 Dec : Chalet Blanchot, Les Arcs
20 Dec : Chalet Bartavelle, Plagne 1800
27 Dec : Chalet Bartavelle, Plagne 1800
22 Jan : Chalet Jennifer, La Tania
26 Feb : Chalet Papillon 1, La Rosiere
12 Mar : Chalet Caribou, Val Thorens
2 April : Chalet Renard, Val Thorens
9 April ; Chalet Jennifer, La Tania
Nut free ski weeks:
13 Dec : Chalet Ibex, Val Thorens
19 Feb : Chalet Bartavelle, Plagne 1800
5 Mar : Chalet Alisier 1, Plagne 1800
12 Mar : Chalet Alouette, Arc 1950
12 Mar : Chalet Caribou, Val Thorens
Meat-free diets served in Ski Beat’s homely, catered ski chalets include cooked vegan breakfast, afternoon tea with home-made vegan cakes and three course vegan evening meals, free of meat, dairy and other animal products, return flights and transfers. Non vegan partners and friends, and those without intolerances, will be offered Ski Beat’s regular menu.
Laura Hazell added “Our aim is to ensure all of our guests eat heartily and healthily, and that our hosts cater for food preferences and intolerances and our new ski weeks and ski menus will help to make all feel welcome and eat well.”
For top advice on all aspects of ski chalet holidays contact www.skibeat.co.uk, 01273 855100