This chalet is only available to guests booking the whole chalet for sole use.
Chalet des Pistes, Val D'Isere
Des Neiges, des Pentes and des Pistes are the three parts of a chalet. 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 dump it 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.
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 than on the slopes, but the free bus runs until 2am.
Features - Chalet des Pistes, Val D'Isere
- 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.
- Funival, La Daille bubble and Etroits chairlift just below chalet.
- Ski room with individual locker and boot warmers per bedroom.
- One chalet girl who lives out
The chalet has excellent hot water, more than adequate heating, CD players, radios, hairdryers, irons and ironing boards, chess, backgammon, Scrabble and cards. Each chalet has a mobile phone for emergency and incoming calls. Guests wishing to use it for outgoing calls can buy credit from the shops. No chalet has a land line.
Please Note: For all parties booking, we levy a damage deposit of £1,000. This is payable by credit card prior to departure, and refunded after the end of the holiday upon satisfactory inspection of the chalet.
Accommodation - Chalet des Pistes, Val D'Isere
3 bedrooms for 6 guests, with 3 baths
- Bedroom 1: Twin (13'6" x 10'6") on second floor, under roof beams, bath with WC
- Bedroom 2: Twin (10" x 9") on second floor, under roof beams, bathroom with WC
- Bedroom 3: Double (11" x 9") on first floor, by the living room, bathroom with WC
- Sitting-Dining Room:(17’ x 17’ including open-plan kitchen) on first floor, with windows on three sides, wraparound balcony on two, TV, DVD, WiFi and big fireplace.
Meals - Chalet des Pistes, Val D'Isere
We start with a proper breakfast. Fruit juice, porridge, Dorset cereals, bacon, eggs, baguettes straight from the famous local bakery, a croissant or pain au chocolat if you like, yogurts, British tea and fresh coffee from Italian espresso pots (with Nescafé and bizarre infusions for those who prefer them). A Cooked Breakfast option is also available.
You return from the slopes to find bread and jam, a freshly-baked cake, hot chocolate etc. left out for you.
Nightly canapés are followed by a three-course, fixed-menu, dinner-party-style meal. The cuisine is largely French, though with a fusion of other influences – what Londoners call Modern British. (Foreign, in other words.) With dinner, we serve free unlimited quantities of a selection of very drinkable French AOC wines and vins de pays.
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.