Chalet des Neiges Reviews
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This chalet is only available to guests booking the whole chalet for sole use.
Chalets des Neiges, des Pentes and des Pistes are the three parts of a chalet built. The Funival and the La Daille bubble pass close by, while the Les Etroits chairlift goes practically overhead. The building is on a little unskied island, overlooking the bottom of the OK, Orange, Diébold, Raye and Verte runs.The location is so perfect that we not only signed a very long lease on these chalets, we also bought the shack next door to live in ourselves.
Could we give a more sincere endorsement than that? Being right on the pistes is great. Getting to the slopes is no longer a chore, and queueing for buses a thing of the past. To shed a layer of clothing, you just drop it off as you pass. And these aren’t just any pistes: they are World Cup Downhill pistes. Most people have their first run of the day on these runs, and some seldom leave them. They offer skiing for every standard, ultra-quick lifts back up and guaranteed snow from snow cannons top to bottom. And once the lifts close, they become lethal with tearaway toddlers on toboggans! In the morning, you walk for a few seconds before stepping into your bindings to glide to the lift of your choice – probably the Funival, still the world’s fastest lift. At the end of the day, good skiers ski right back to the door and beginners stop where they started, thirty seconds’ walk away.
A few hundred metres up the slopes are the sunny terraces of the Folie Douce and Trifollet, where a therapeutic drink or two to music – live and loud at the Folie, more subdued at the Trif – set one up nicely for the final schuss home to a hot bath. The only people who find the 20-minute walk from the main village less than ideal are those who spend more time in Dick’s Tea Bar than on the slopes, but the free bus runs until 2am, and the teenage sample we asked were enthusiastic: apparently, staying in La Daille gives time to chew on a mint or two on the way home, while being right on the pistes means even with a record hangover one can still be on the first lift. Parents will be reassured to hear that. The owner of the chalets is a furniture maker, so they are as meticulously finished and furnished as his showrooms down the valley near Aime. There are acres of wood, much of it quite old.
7 bedrooms for 14-15 guests:7 bath(s)
Bedrooms 1 & 2:
Doubles (10' x 10') on first floor, bathrooms with wc. French windows onto balconies.
Twin/triple (15' x 13') with three single beds, on first floor. Bathroom and separate wc.
Twin (11' x 9') on first floor. Bathroom with wc.
Twin (11' x 9') on second floor, next to kitchen and dining room. Bathroom with wc.
Twin (13' x 9') on third floor, under eaves. Bathroom with wc.
Twin (10' x 10') on third floor, under eaves. Bathroom with wc. The cupboards are in the bathroom.
(18' x 7'6" excluding kitchen.) On second floor with open-plan kitchen. French windows to balcony.
(21' x 15') Next to dining room. Two french windows, each opening onto own balcony. Large fireplace. Plasma screen on wall for satellite TV (all channels), DVD and WiFi.
Triple combination in Bedroom 3, this room can be used as a triple whether the chalet is occupied by one group or individuals/couples.
Please note: The chalet host will have a day off during the course of the week, during which you will be required to eat out.
Wi-Fi (Paid Locally)
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