Chalet Hotel Champs Avalins - Val D'Isere, France
Apart from the advantages of the excellent location at the foot of Val d'Isère's La Daille slopes, you are assured a genuinely warm welcome from our team of professional, friendly staff, led by an experienced Manager. From the moment you walk through our door, their foremost goal is to ensure that the Champs Avalins provides you with excellent friendly service, wonderful food and outstanding value for money. In common with the rest of Val d'Isère's La Daille area, the hotel might not win any awards for the cutest or prettiest exterior in the Alps, but as with all properties, it is the location that really counts! And that’s where the Champs Avalins really scores. You can ski back to within just 50m of the hotel, and each morning you have a choice of lifts right on hand to whisk you up the mountain. From an après-ski point of view, there are a couple of popular bars to choose from in the immediate vicinity, plus of course our own residents' hotel bar, with some of the best prices in resort. Another favourite is 'La Folie Douce', at the top of the La Daille gondola, which offers great music to accompany your well-earned après-ski drink, and the chance to ride down the gondola if you decide against that last run down!
On top of all which is the legendary and varied nightlife of Val d'Isère centre, which is only a short free ski-bus ride away (2-3 minutes), with one of France's most efficient shuttle services, which runs until midnight / till 2.45am in high season. Inside the hotel, the Champs Avalins offers a comfortable and welcoming atmosphere. The attractive restaurant on the first floor has views to the piste, and forms the centrepiece of the hotel, setting the scene for our fine Culinary Choice meals.
Our residents' bar is ideal for afternoon tea, or a pre- or post-dinner drink and is a lively venue for swapping the days ski highlights. For your added flexibility and enjoyment we offer a choice of dinner times, so guests can make the most of Val's après ski or après dinner activities. Equally importantly, the bedrooms are generally a good size and attractively furnished, and all of them have well appointed shower or bathrooms, most with smart new tiling from floor to ceiling. Most rooms have balconies, many of which are south-facing and overlook the piste where the World Cup Downhill run finishes, and there are some pairs of rooms with an inter-connecting door available on request.
Swift access to the heart of the Espace Killy ski area is actually even better from here than from Val d'Isère's resort centre, with three main lifts to choose from, all within a few minutes' easy walk from the hotel. The Funival Express funicular railway zooms you straight to the top of Bellevarde at 2,827m, giving you a choice of runs to the left down into Val d'Isère and the Solaise lifts, straight on towards the Tignes side of the system, or inviting you to try out the famous World Cup downhill course back down to the hotel.
Alternatively, both the Daille gondola and the Etroits triple chairlift start just 300m from the hotel, and take you up into the big open snow-bowl which lies between Bellevarde and the Tovière ridge, with its fantastic snow-park and timed slalom run. Again, you have the choice from here of taking a succession of lifts across towards Solaise and beyond to the Col de l'Iseran, or easier still, taking one lift up to Tovière, and immediate access to the whole of Tignes. There is also a dedicated beginners'/improvers' area with two drag-lifts at the foot of the main lifts.
Features - Chalet Hotel Champs Avalins, Val D'Isere
- Fantastic ski location
- Skiing virtually to the doorstep
- High-speed gondola and chairlift approx. 3 minutes' walk (300m)
- Funival Express funicular approx. 4 minutes' walk (400m)
- Comfortable bedrooms, all with en suite facilities, and most with balcony
- Free Wifi
- Chalet Hotel's own bar
- Attractive restaurant overlooking the piste
- Full Chalet Hotel buffet breakfast, including daily hot option
- Piste Picnic - packed lunches available
- Afternoon tea/coffee with a selection of cakes
- 5-course dinners with a choice of menu including apéritif, choice of complimentary quality wines, coffee and chocolates
Accommodation - Chalet Hotel Champs Avalins, Val D'Isere
LOWER GROUND FLOOR:
Bar/lounge, ski and boot room
Main entrance, ski and boot room, reception, dining room, kitchen, 2 x wc
Rooms 100, 102, 104, 106-110, 112, 113: Twin with bath/wc and balcony
Room 101: Twin/triple with bath/wc and balcony
Rooms 103, 105: Double with bath/wc and balcony
Room 111: Double with shower/wc
Rooms 200, 202-210, 212 & 213: Twin with bath/wc and balcony
Room 201: Twin/triple with bath/wc and balcony
Rooms 300, 302-310, 312-313: Twin with bath/wc and balcony
Room 301: Twin/triple with bath/wc and balcony
Note: Rooms 102 and 103, 104 and 105, 106 and 107, 302 and 303, 304 and 305, 306 and 307 have interconnecting doors which may be unlocked on request if the pairs of rooms are booked by one party. Supplements per person per night: Bath/wc/balcony £3.95; No supplement for rooms 110, 112, 113, 210, 212, 213, 310, 312, 313 which are slightly smaller.
Meals - Chalet Hotel Champs Avalins, Val D'Isere
For six days of the week the staff prepares all your meals.
We pride ourselves on giving you a great breakfast to start your day, with a choice of cereals, fresh fruit and juices, yoghurts, plentiful English tea and good filter coffee, bread freshly baked in our chalets each morning (plus croissants in France), cold meats, cheeses and preserves, and boiled eggs.
This is normally presented buffet-style for you to help yourself. And to cap it all, we also cook a hot dish of the day for you six days per week, such as sausage and bacon or pancakes with fresh fruit, individually served.
On the chalet hosts’ day off, they will prepare a Continental style breakfast for you, which will be left for you to help yourselves, and that evening you have the chance to eat out in one of the local cafés or restaurants – our resort team will be happy to provide some suggestions. In our Chalet Hotels, a full buffet breakfast (including hot option) is also served on the staff’s day off.
Our Chalet Hotels can also prepare a packed lunch for you on request, at a small local charge. For skiers keen to keep their Euro-spending to an absolute minimum, this is the ideal way to keep your costs down!
The traditional 'welcome home' after a day on the slopes will be laid out for you in your chalet or Chalet Hotel, ready for your return, every day except on the staff's one day off per week. A good cup of tea or coffee is the perfect accompaniment to a delicious slice of freshly home-baked cake and keeps hungry skiers happy until dinner is ready. As an added benefit for guests in our Chalet Hotels, our chefs prepare a selection of cakes for afternoon tea.
Children's High Tea:
In Chalets and Chalet Hotels with family guests, High Tea provides children under 13 years with a healthy menu, tailored more towards children's tastes and puréed food is available for infants on request. High Tea is at 5.30pm, and children do not join the main adult-only dinner.
Children's High Tea in Chalet Hotels:
New for 2013/14 Season - Families staying in one of our Chalet Hotels may choose to eat separately (High Tea at 5:30pm) or all dine together at the later adult dinner time if children who have received a child discount pay the meal upgrade charge of £39 at the time of booking only.
Culinary Choice Dinners in Chalet Hotels:
A special feature of our Chalet Hotels is a more extensive culinary experience for our guests. With the greater kitchen facilities of a hotel, our professional chefs are able to offer choices of menu at dinner, generally including lighter as well as more hearty options, and always a vegetarian choice for each course. Guests will be asked to choose their evening meals at breakfast for that evening from a varied daily selection.
Our Chalet Hotel adult-only dinners offer 5 courses, starting with canapés and an apéritif, followed by an appetiser, main course and dessert, and a cheese selection to round off your meal in style. All this is then followed by coffee with chocolates to complete your evening's repast! Your choice of complimentary quality wines is unlimited during the meal service and freshly chilled water is also of course always available.