Luxury Chalet Pentes (Sleeps 10 - 11)
Chalets des Neiges, des Pentes and des Pistes are the three parts of a chalet built especially for this Val d'Isere specialist tour operator. 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, Diebold, Raye and Verte runs.
Having a chalet right on the pistes is amazing. Getting to the slopes is no longer a chore, and queuing 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.
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. The free bus back from town 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 slopes means even with that record hangover one can still be up for first lifts. 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.
The chalets are very comfortable and well appointed. Since the real estate the rooms occupy must be some of the most desirable in the world - but they are tastefully decorated and have underfloor heating, reasonable cupboards, safes, good lighting and gorgeous bathrooms. Even the beds are bigger and firmer than usual in France. Each bedroom has a private ski locker in the ski room, with very effective individual boot dryers.
Chalet des Pentes has five bedrooms with five en-suite bathrooms. Its sizeable sitting-dining room has a log fire, wide-screen TV, DVDs and WiFi, and bottomless bespoke sofas.
The chalet can take eleven guests, because Room 1 has both a double bed and a single. If one party fills the chalet, a third person can stay in this room half-price - perfect for Mormons, Muslims, polygamists and bigamists. Mostly it's just used by a couple with a child.
Val d'Isere is widely acclaimed to be one of the top resorts in the world, with one of the best snow records in Europe. Linked with neighbouring Tignes, there are over 300km of pistes, vast areas of off piste and skiing as high as 3,000m. Val d'Isere is home to some of the Alps most luxurious chalets, offering guests a truly 1st class service with gourmet food, indoor spas, hot tubs, and state of the art entertainment systems. Val d'Isere is also home to a bevy of luxurious 5 star hotels and gourmet restaurants such as the Michelin starred La Becca.
If you would like to check availability and prices for a larger selection of more modestly priced chalets in Val d’Isere please see our sister website, Alpine Answers. We have nearly 200 chalets listed in this fantastic Espace Killy region resort with maps, reviews, images and more information.
- Ski-in / ski-out
- More than 800 metres
- Fully ensuite
- No child care available
- TV & DVD.
- Heated bootwarmers.
- Wi-Fi internet connection.
- 1 x large double with extra single bed, en-suite bath and wc.
- 1 x double with en-suite bathroom and wc.
- 2 x twins with en-suite bathroom and wc.
- 1 x twin with en-suite shower room and wc.
- Breakfast and afternoon tea daily.
- Damage deposit is not included (£1,000 for whole chalet bookings, or £100 per person for split bookings)
- Canapés followed by a 3 course dinner party style meal with complimentary wine (served until coffee) 6 days a week.
- Mid week towel change.
- Alpine Answers' CONCIERGE SERVICE (whole chalet bookings only) help with ski hire and lesson bookings
- Return air travel (from London UK) and coach transfers (Note: flight seats for 'extra beds' is not guaranteed)
The information below refers to the travel options that can be provided by the tour operator as part of a ‘package’. If the tour operator does not offer the travel option of your choice we may well be able to buy it in for you at a supplement. Please speak to one of our sales consultants for further advice and help with regards travel to and from your chosen resort.
- Flights from London only
|Standard Price||Current Price||Saving||Beds||Flights||Updated|
|16 December 2018||£840||Fully Booked|
|23 December 2018||£1,190||Fully Booked|
|30 December 2018||£1,810||Fully Booked|
|06 January 2019||£910||£910||-||6||YES||07-Dec||Enquire Now|
|13 January 2019||£920||£920||-||11||NO||07-Dec||Enquire Now|
|20 January 2019||£990||£990||-||11||YES||07-Dec||Enquire Now|
|27 January 2019||£1,110||Fully Booked|
|03 February 2019||£1,110||Fully Booked|
|10 February 2019||£1,110||Fully Booked|
|17 February 2019||£1,790||Fully Booked|
|24 February 2019||£1,120||£1,120||-||2||YES||07-Dec||Enquire Now|
|03 March 2019||£1,140||£1,140||-||11||YES||07-Dec||Enquire Now|
|10 March 2019||£1,140||Fully Booked|
|17 March 2019||£1,130||£1,130||-||11||YES||07-Dec||Enquire Now|
|24 March 2019||£1,020||£1,020||-||11||YES||07-Dec||Enquire Now|
|31 March 2019||£1,290||£1,290||-||11||YES||07-Dec||Enquire Now|
|07 April 2019||£1,170||Fully Booked|
|14 April 2019||£830||Fully Booked|
Prices per person for 7 nights (based on two people sharing a bedroom). Please note the ‘flights’ column above shows the UK airports that may be used (subject to availability) when the property is booked as a ‘package’ (flights, transfers and accommodation purchased as one ATOL protected bundle) as offered by the respective tour operator.
Prices and availability are subject to change therefore the price of your holiday can only be confirmed at time of booking. Bookings are subject to the relevant tour operator’s terms and conditions. Supplements for rooms, flights, transfers, last minute ticket delivery and other tour operator charges may apply. Please contact our team for a full price. If you pay with credit card a 2% card fee will apply.
- Cable Car
- Chair lift
- Drag lift