VAL D’ISÈRE, FRANCE
SLEEPS 10 IN 5 BEDROOMS
6,000 TO 19,700 GBP PER WEEK
This five bedroom, five bathroom, ski-in, ski-out chalet with sauna, gym and private lift, is one of the smartest in Val d’Isère. The good-sized bedrooms have small but tasteful bathrooms. More importantly, each room has a pair of decent-sized beds that fit together to make a huge double if your holiday is going well, or slide apart if it isn’t. And better still, the rooms have picture windows giving breathtaking views of sunrise over the Galise, or sunset behind Bellevarde.
The sitting-dining room under the hefty rafters, with its open-plan kitchen, is vast. The table has been hand-made to our specifications: three diners on the longer sides, two on the ends. That’s the way to get a good conversation going! Mealtimes are accompanied by an unforgettable view of Bellevarde.
At the other end of the room there’s an equally spectacular view across the bottom of the lovely, smooth L piste and up to the glaciers of the Italian border, to be enjoyed from big, squashy sofas around the log fire. When it gets dark, there’s a flat-screen TV and a selection of DVDs. Or just use the WiFi.
On the ground floor, between the front door and the private lift which whisks you to the bedroom floor or the living room floor, are the ski room, boot warmers, sauna and gym.
But what we like best is the position. The chalet dominates the charming little hamlet of Le Laisinant, just five minutes’ walk or one stop on the free bus past the edge of the main village, from a position just beneath the Traversée du Laisinant piste.
You don’t have to be a good skier to return to the chalet from the bottom of the L or Mattis pistes, while the never-crowded six-seater Laisinant Express chairlift is two minutes’ walk, or a quick pole away. The Laisinant Express was already the quickest way into the Fornet ski area, and now a new run takes skiers straight into the Solaise area, making this chairlift a superbly convenient way to start the day’s skiing.
A chef and an assistant, who live out
Return charter flights from Gatwick to Grenoble including ski carriage
Passenger Taxes and Government Air Travel Duty
Return coach transfers between the airport and Val d’Isère
Food and Wine – breakfast every day and afternoon tea and dinner on six nights of the week.
Unlimited wine with the evening meal until complimentary coffee is served
Towels (changed mid-week)
Beautiful ski chalet in the hamlet of Le Laisinant
Ground floor contains ski room, boot warmers, sauna and gym
Huge sitting-dining room with log fire, TV for DVDs, WiFi and spectacular views
Private lift to bedroom floor and living room floor
Good sized bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms throughout and picture window views
Option of large twin beds or huge doubles in each room
The Laisinant Express chair lift just below the chalet, taking you up to the Solaise and Le Fornet skiing areas. Ski back to the chalet from the L piste or Germain Mattis
Boot warmers and glove warmers
LOCATION & ACCESS
Ski in, Ski out