This chalet is only available to guests booking the whole chalet for sole use.
Chalet des Pentes - Val D'Isere, France
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. 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.
Features - Chalet des Pentes, Val D'Isere
- Part of beautiful building designed
- Lovely bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms throughout.
- Spacious sitting-dining room with log fire, TV, DVD and WiFi.
- Ski-in ski-out location right on World Cup slopes of Val d’Isère.
- Funival, La Daille bubble and Etroits chairlift just below chalet.
- Ski room with individual locker and boot warmers per bedroom.
- A chef and an assistant, who live out.
- Damage deposit for all bookings.
Accommodation - Chalet des Pentes, Val D'Isere
(25' x 10') Spacious room with a large double bed and a single bed (which can be made up as three single beds). Large bathroom with wc.
Twin (10' x 10'). Bathroom with wc.
Double (10' x 7'). Bathroom with wc.
Twin (10'2"x 9'4"). Bathroom with wc.
Twin (11' x 9'). Shower-room with wc.
(26' x 17' including open-plan kitchen), windows on three sides, terraces on two, TV, DVD, WiFi and big fireplace.
Double/single combination in Bedroom 1. The cost for this extra bed is half the quoted Chalet des Pentes price (not including any transport) and 85% of the quoted price if a flight and transfer are required. On certain dates we may not be able to provide a flight for an extra bed.
Meals - Chalet des Pentes, Val D'Isere
Breakfast every day
Afternoon tea and Dinner on six nights of the week.
Unlimited wine with the evening meal, until complimentary coffee is served.
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.