CHALET DE PIERRE

VAL D’ISÈRE, FRANCE

  • SLEEPS 10 IN 5 BEDROOMS

  • 6,000 TO 19,700 GBP PER WEEK

 

THE CHALET

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.

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • 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

  • Bed linen

  • Towels (changed mid-week)

FEATURES

  • 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