Finding new chalets in Val d’Isere is always a pleasure – the Espace Killy has been our biggest selling ski area for the last 20 years so we are always on the lookout for new properties here which are available to book for a fantastic winter holiday. We have added 11 new chalets in Val d’Isere for the winter 2014/15 taking our total to 183 separate chalet properties here. We look at four of these below but of course are always here to discuss any of the chalets we feature to that we can find the best for your holiday needs.
Chalet Husky – one of the new chalets in Val d’Isere with Scott Dunn
This luxury hotel and chalet operator have always had a strong presence in Val d’Isere but have added no less than five new chalets to their programme for the winter 2014/15. Chalet Husky is a fabulous 6 star chalet which is part of the Le Petit Alaska development and is situated just off the Route de la Balme (the ‘back road’ in Val d’Isere). The chalet has been built to impress with a lot of use of glass, steel, stone and locally sourced wood panelling. The central atrium opens to the massive upper floor living and dining area with its glass walkway, huge squishy sofas and feature dining table with artistic lighting.
Chalet Papillon – another new chalet with Scott Dunn
This chalet is one of a trio of new chalets to be built by the celebrated developer, Mon. Coveral, and is located just one minute’s walk from the main lifts in Val d’Isere. This lovely chalet exhibits the new trend in chalet building that we are seeing in the Alps this winter. The chalet is spread over four floors – the top one is given over to a large open-plan sitting and dining room with large floor to ceiling windows and a wide balcony giving fantastic elevated views. The two floors below are dedicated to the five principal guest bedrooms (all with en-suite shower and wc) and a hot tub on the terrace. The basement level houses the indoor spa area with indoor swimming pool and steam room. Also on this lowest level is a garage for guest parking. An added benefit of the Chalet Papillon for this winter season is that the chalet hostess is my step daughter, Izzy. She will brighten up even the cloudiest of days.
Chalet Ibex – the newest chalet from Cimalpes
We have been working with the French based property agency, Cimalpes, for a number of seasons and are happy to add their latest chalet to our property portfolio. Chalet Ibex has been built towards the end of the Route de la Legettaz and so offers truly ski-in and ski-out convenience (the ski and boot room opens onto the piste!) as well as fantastic elevated views over the resort and up Le Manchet valley. The chalet has a lovely sitting room with open log fireplace and lots of comfortable sofas as well as an indoor swimming pool. The master bedroom also has a charming open plan corner bath with dual aspect views.
Chalet La Petite Ferme – a new chalet built in the ‘old centre’ of Val d’Isere
VIP Ski are one of the largest chalet tour operators in Val d’Isere on the UK market and are already well known for their comfortable Bellevarde Lodges (in Legettaz) and their Aspen Lodge apartments which are situated right on the main street of the resort. The Petite Ferme is the latest chalet to be added to their programme and is one of the new chalets in Val d’Isere to be built in the old centre of the resort. The old cobbled streets around the church are rather charming and there is the added bonus that the main lifts, ski school meeting points, and the shops and bars are all very close to hand. The chalet has been converted from an old traditional building and many of the original features such as the large open fireplace have been retained. This is an exceptionally cosy and welcoming chalet sleeping 6 – 8 guests.
Val d’Isere as a ski resort continues to deliver. The skiing is as good as it always has been and offers a genuine mix of interesting ski terrain that suits all different standards. Many view this resort as only being suitable for good skiers and boarders but beginners will also enjoy Val d’Isere. There are not many resorts with fantastic nursery slopes at village height and once up on the Bellevarde plateau first week skiers can enjoy the wide and flattering skiing on high altitude, good quality snow. With a buzzing resort town, good on-mountain eating and a range of chalet and hotels which cater for all budgets it’s not hard to see why this resort has just about everything you could want in a ski resort.
To discuss any of the new chalets in Val d’Isere (or any of the older ones) please do not hesitate to contact our team here at Alpine Answers (T: +44 (0)20 7801 1080). We would be delighted to help you choose the best for your needs.