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About Snowypockets

January 23, 2016 by snowypockets

Why Us??
Direct booking with the owners is a great start for a successful holiday – tailored discount, transparent product, individual treatment, a cared for experience. Trust us, and relax.

Welcome to Snowypockets, celebrating twenty years of looking after our select chalets and, our respectful guests, who love the idea of adventure in the mountains.
It is all about snowypockets.
Family fun in the snow and filling your pockets with fresh, cold, fluffy snow, off-piste snowy pockets to ski, summer snowdrops for your wild flower dining table display.
Happy Kids, even happier grown ups!

Family Friendly
Twelve of these years have been with our two children, so we can truly testify that our chalet holidays are 100% family friendly.

Alpine Activities and Events
During these winter or summer weekly stays, your party can pick and choose between the wide choice of alpine activities and eateries.

Hauteluce is central to two Alpine snow sure ski regions, totalling 300km linked pistes.

Arosa has many highlights.  This snow sure ski resort offers 225 km high altitude pistes for all abilities.
The running trails through the forests and mountains are incredible – and well maintained for year round running at high altitude.
Equally these trails combine with hiking trails, nordic walking, and mountain biking trails, so everyone can enjoy nature and really breathe fresh air.
Why not try cross-country skiing -classic or skating– or snow-shoeing? Again, you disappear into the depths of nature, with the mountain town of Arosa never too far away.
Summer Annual Events include GrishaTrail Ride,  Wanderama

Food and Drink
You needn`t have the surprise of exorbitant prices on your holiday, as we have learnt all the benefits of living in Arosa and Hauteluce as locals – the restaurants will feel a delight and not a disappointment – an important criteria for us. Equally, our chalets offer well-equipped kitchens, so there are no limits to your holiday choices and enjoyment.

Little Extras (Arosa)
Would you like your shopping done on arrival? Cleaning up when you set out for the slopes? Toboggan swap with ski boots après-ski? We are available subject to teaching and changeover commitments, so each week is truly tailored to your needs.

Subsidised In-house Ski Hire

These are the ski carriage costs set by airlines this winter.  If you haven`t yet bought any skis, give it some thought.  Our in-house rental skis in Arosa are well-maintained, serviced and up to date – we fit you out on arrival in the comfort of your own home.  As an added incentive, when you hire from us – four sets or more – you have helmet included in the price anyway, we shall join you for your first day skiing the 225km of high altitude skiing, only if desired of course!  If this is not possible due to ski teaching commitments, we will certainly take you for night time tobogganing or après-ski speed skating, or whatever takes your fancy for group fun.

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We look forward to speaking with you soon,

Helen and Mike Onions

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Reviews from our guests

10“The apartment is in a great location, well furnished and very very comfortable. Helen was a great host and even met us at the train station to take us to the apartment. It was very clean, organized, a beautiful setting, and less than a 10 minute walk to the train station. We strongly recommend staying at Chalet Runca!”

7.9“Bus was handy and very close View was beautiful Mike & Helen (hosts) were happy and helpful. Arosa ski area is good.”


8.8“Gorgeous characterful chalet. Beautiful views. Quiet location very close to bus stop and a walk through the woods to the local Coop. Handy to be picked up at the station”

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7.5“The host was extremely kind and very caring. Bed and bath super clean and comfortable. The garden was lovely – even end of October it was nicely warm on the bench in the garden in the afternoon.”


9.2“Das Chalet ist sehr gemütlich und für Gruppenreisen optimal. Es ist gut gelegen, zu Fuss ist man in wenigen Minuten beim Obersee.”


9.2“Für ein Wochenendausflug fürs Wandern einfach super, sehr zentral”


8.8“Accueil très chaleureux, appartement très spacieux”


10“Le confort et la propreté des lieux, la vue y est magnifique tout était parfait au delà de ce que j’aurais imaginé. Je reviendrais y passer mes vacances àu Chalet Runca”


10“De hartelijkheid van de eigenaresse. De oppervlakte van de ruimte. Alles maar echt alles is aanwezig. Comfortabele bedden Kortom niets mis mee”


7.9“Gemütliches Chalet direkt bei der Bushaltestelle ! Sehr praktisch mit Skischuhen etc.”


Amongst nature, snow and sun.

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Winter Train Trip
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Wonderful Chalet!!
From the food to the ski rentals and everything in between, Helen and Mike did an incredible job during our stay! They were very hospitable and answered all our (many) questions about the area and gave some excellent recommendations. I would love to visit arosa again in the winter as the snow was fantastic! I just wished I could have stayed longer
Carley from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada on 2/1/2012
A Lovely Chalet in a beautiful place
Great hospitality and a thoroughly enjoyable week. Many thanks.
Henry & Lesley Fairweather, Scotland, March 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
“Wonderful holiday – again”
Family Van Zyl, Singapore, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013.