Luxury in Val d'Isère for this winter
Val d’Isère really does have it all. The resort centre sits at a high altitude of 1,850m and the skiing extends to an elevation of 3,455m, meaning this is one of the most snow-sure ski resorts in Europe. With the ski lifts opening around 26th November until May 1st this resort provides one of the longest ski seasons available.
Along with its neighbouring ski resort of Tignes it makes up the fabulous and world famous Espace Killy ski domain with 300km of ski slopes and endless off-piste. For the expert skier or snowboarder there is no shortage of challenging skiing including Face, the World Cup downhill course.
If off-piste is your thing then there is probably no better resort in the world. To take full advantage of the extensive off piste we recommend you hire a ski guide to find that untracked powder. Ken at Progression Ski is sure to have a few secrets up his sleeve.
The resort also has plenty for the intermediate skier with cruising runs above Le Fornet and beginners have an abundance of ski schools to get you linking your turns. Non-skiers will find the Val d’Isère a delight to wander around with many shops, bars and coffee stops to while away the day.
For adrenaline junkies Evolution2 provide several non-ski activities to give you that buzz off and on the piste. Why not try ice diving in a frozen lake or mushing your own dog sled?
For those of you who have been to Val d’Isère you’ll know it’s a sprawling resort with an abundance of luxury ski chalets. It’s a very popular resort with our clients and we have an array of ski accommodation to offer in varying sizes, styles and levels of luxury.
As we hurtle towards the winter season we thought we’d give you an insight into a selection of some of our favourite luxury chalets in Val d’Isère.
Just as you enter Val d’Isère the first area you’ll come to is La Daille. Here you will find the exclusive hamlet of Les Etroits, which is home to Chalet Himalaya a luxury ski in ski out catered chalet sleeping 8 guests across 4 en-suite bedrooms.
This truly unique chalet dates from the 17th century, having been lovingly restored from its former glory of a Monastery. Though perfectly renovated to fulfil all the needs of a modern luxury ski chalet it still retains many original features including the original monastery doors, the large fireplace and stone window seats now adorned with fabrics and fur to create a warm cosy atmosphere. Exposed stonewalls and large fireplaces throughout continuously provide a reminder that this is no ordinary chalet.
As if being a ski in ski out chalet wasn’t enough to make this a sought after ski holiday destination add to this a cigar room, extensive wine cellar, massage room, sauna, steam room and feature indoor/outdoor swimming pool revealed by a moving floor and you really can have it all. The swimming pool depth can even be adjusted to suit your needs and is heated to 33 degrees, making this chalet a fabulous choice for families.
Something I’ve never seen before and really love is the inflatable outdoor see-through igloo, which is adorned with scatter cushions and faux fur throws. This wonderful cosy snug is the perfect spot to enjoy some relaxed après ski or pre-dinner cocktails, as well as making for some memorable holiday photo’s.
A ski holiday in this magnificent chalet is truly a special occasion with luxury facilities to rival many 5 star hotels and affords a real sense of indulgence.
Service levels are excellent and include a daily chauffeur service from 8am – 1pm daily allowing you to discover the shops, bar and restaurants of the resort, that’s if you can tear yourself away from this incredible chalet.
Chalet Himalaya can be combined with neighbouring and sister chalet Toit du Monde to create Domaine Toit du Monde, a wonderfully sprawling property with double the facilities.
Sleeping up to 16 guests it is a great choice for several families, large groups or corporate entertaining. Spending Christmas here would be an absolute treat and unbelievably it’s still available at £32,500. I doubt it’ll remain that way for too much longer so do get in touch if a white Christmas in Chalet Himalaya is your idea of skiing heaven.
If you’d like to be in central Val d’Isère then look no further than the luxurious Chalet Lhotse sleeping 12 adult and 2 children across 6 luxury en-suite bedrooms. This stunning Val d’Isère ski chalet is located in the heart of the resort and enjoys incredible views across to La Face.
Not only does this chalet have a fabulous location and amazing mountain views, it also has every facility you could possibly desire from your luxury catered ski holiday.
Facilities include your very own spa with large indoor swimming pool, massage room, sauna, hammam, gym and indoor hot tub. It’s a fabulous place for some rest and relaxation with the glow of candles creating a calming atmosphere. Don’t worry if your preference is for champagne in an outdoor hot tub, it has one of those too.
The bar with relaxation area is a great place to enjoy some après ski drinks and tell the tall tales of the day. Whilst enjoying a few aperitifs your private chalet chef with be working tirelessly to provide you with gourmet evening feasts served to you at the grandiose dining table with feature chandelier. After dinner settle down on a comfy sofa, relax with a coffee and enjoy a movie on the projector screen in the lounge.
I love the unique features of this chalet and the attention to detail throughout from unique light fittings and the quality of the soft furnishings to the state of the art technology. The chalet has a cosy welcoming feel and some of the best service on offer in the French Alps. Though you’re located in the heart of the resort there is still a dedicated chauffeur service on hand should you need it.
Prices in this fabulous chalet start at £22,500 per week, though with half the season sold already you’ll need to get in touch soon to guarantee booking this amazing luxury catered chalet this year.
Also in central Val d’Isère is the exclusive enclave of Les Carats where you’ll find Chalet Montana a luxury catered ski in ski out chalet sleeping 10 adults and 5 children across 6 fabulous en-suite bedrooms. Quite possibly one of the best locations is Val d’Isère but still offering a dedicated chauffeur service to take you to the resort centre.
If you have complete beginner skiers going to ski school again the chauffeur service is available from 8am to get everyone to ski school and hopefully by the end of the week they might be skiing to and from the door of the chalet.
The chalet has a cosy rustic atmosphere and provides spacious living whilst retaining a traditional chocolate box chalet feel. The snug TV room allows you to escape and snuggle down to watch a movie or becomes the perfect retreat for the children away from watchful parents’ eyes. If you have some work to do, then escape the chatter of family and friends and utilise the private study.
Chalet Montana also ticks lots of boxes when it comes to relaxation and rejuvenation too. The indoor swimming pool with contra flow jet streams provides relaxation or a work out whichever you might prefer. After a dip take a sauna to ease those aching muscles or indulge in a massage all in the comfort of your own home.
I particularly like the master bedroom with open fire, and there is nothing more romantic then snuggling down in front of a crackling fire and falling asleep to its soothing glow.
Montana is a fabulous option for families. Surprisingly it still has availability for children’s holidays so if relaxing in the swimming pool with stunning views is your kind of luxury ski holiday then make sure you call us soon.
If you’re looking for a great ski in ski out chalet location with breathtaking views then look no further than Chalet Lafitenia. A wonderful 6 en-suite bedroom luxury catered ski chalet sleeping up to 12 guests. Situated in a private setting above Val d’Isère and only a 2 minute chauffeur drive to the resort centre and ski lifts this chalet has an excellent location.
The chalet is traditional and charming with a cosy atmosphere and featuring luxury facilities such as a cinema room and a wellness area with space to relax and unwind with a book or enjoy a soothing sauna.
What makes this chalet truly special are the incredible views of the Manchet Valley which are enjoyed from most of the bedrooms, the living room with its double height picture windows and most importantly from your private hot tub. I’d highly recommend sharing those views with friends and family along with a glass of house champagne.
The chalet is 150m from the Solaise piste and a couple of minutes chauffeur drive to the ski lifts and resort centre. The chalet boasts excellent service levels, cuisine and the chauffeur service operates from 8am – 2am daily so you really can fully enjoy the nightlife of this lively ski resort. Enjoy an early January holiday in this fabulous luxury catered chalet for only £21,000.
At the far end of the resort where the road ends as the Col d l’iseran is closed for the winter you’ll reach the exclusive and beautiful village of Le Fornet; a 3-minute chauffeur drive from the main resort centre. Here in the old village you’ll find beautiful traditional stone chalets including the luxury catered Chalet Sarire sleeping 10–12 people across 5 luxury bedrooms.
This chalet boasts an enviable location just 200m from the Le Fornet cable car and you can even ski back to the chalet. The chalet chauffeur service operates until 8pm daily and the free ski resort bus service until 2pm. This allows you to enjoy both the beauty of Le Fornet and the hustle and bustle of the main resort centre.
Don’t be fooled though into thinking that Le Fornet lacks much in the way of amenities as it does in fact it have a few restaurants including the world class L’Atelier d’Edmond a highly recommended 2 Michelin star restaurant.
This luxury chalet is unlike others mentioned in this blog, with a stylish and contemporary interior and almost minimalist feel though it still has all of the technology and gadgets we’ve come to expect in a luxury property along with that all important outdoor hot tub.
This luxury ski-in catered chalet is available from £10,500 per week, so why not get some friends together and enjoy first-hand the views and service levels of this fabulous chalet.
Catered chalet sleeping 8 in 4 en-suite bedrooms.View Chalet Himalaya
Domaine Toit du Monde
Catered chalet sleeping 16 in 8 en-suite bedrooms.View Domaine Toit du Monde
Catered chalet sleeping 12+2 in 6 en-suite bedrooms.View Chalet Lhotse
Catered chalet sleeping 10+5 in 6 en-suite bedrooms.View Chalet Montana
Catered chalet sleeping 12 in 6 en-suite bedrooms.View Chalet Lafitenia
Catered chalet sleeping 10-12 in 5 bedrooms.View Chalet Sarire
Looking to stay in Val d'Isère?
For more information and up to date availability on these chalets or any other within our portfolio please enquire below or call +44 207 117 2085.