Top 10 Chalets in Val d’Isere with easy piste access

Val d’Isere has to be one of the most popular choices for a ski holiday in the Alps, which is no surprise. The resort offers a huge range of properties with fabulous facilities such as swimming pools, private cinemas, full-on chalet spas, superb catering and top quality service. However, it is the chalets in Val d’Isere with easy piste access which are always the most popular with clients. We have to agree, walking in ski boots and carrying skis are aspects of a ski holiday that not everyone appreciates, and if you are a family with small children, staying in a ski in / ski out chalet close to the piste makes it far more convenient when getting them to ski school every day.

To make it easier for you to select your ski in ski out property in Val d’Isere, we have selected our Top 10 chalets with easy piste access below:

Top 10 chalets in Val d’Isere with easy piste access

1.    Chalet Marmotte*** Sleeps 6

Chalet Marmotte is a smart apartment chalet within the excellent Jardin Alpin Residence of Val d’Isere, situated towards the upper end of the Manchet Valley. There is a free shuttle bus service that operates between the chalet and the resort centre. Ski access is super simple as there is a gentle piste leading down from the chalet to the main lifts. In the morning it’s a simple ski or board down this piste.

Prices from £699pp includes flights/transfers and chalet board.

Chalet Marmotte

Chalet Marmotte


2. Chalet Des Piste**** Sleeps 6

Newly built, smart, comfortable and tastefully furnished, the Chalet Des Pistes is run by our favourite chalet operator in Val d’Isere and comes highly recommended. The chalet is situated in La Daille, , which means you are not right in the centre of the resort of Val d’Isere, however, it is in an ideal location just above the entrance to Dialle lift system.

 Prices from £1270pp includes flights/transfers and chalet board.

Chalet Pistes

Chalet Pistes


3. Chalet Arabella *** Sleeps 10

Chalet Arabella is a ski-in ski-out, detached property built in traditional alpine style and is always one of this chalet operator’s most coveted properties. Designed in Savoyard style, the chalet elegantly combines rustic, antique designs with modern furnishings and fittings. Access to the ski area from the chalet is via a blue run down to the main lifts of Solaise and Bellevarde.

Prices from £799pp includes flights/transfers and chalet board.

Chalet arabella

Chalet Arabella


4. Chalet Thomily **** Sleeps 10-14

Chalet Thomily is a unique chalet in that the front door is at the top, the bedrooms below the sitting room then a ground floor dining room that you can quite literally ski in/ ski out of! The chalet is cosy, comfortable and spacious – the lounge area particularly is super comfortable. A great place to sit and relax after skiing.

Prices from £630pp includes flights/transfers and chalet board.

Chalet Thomily

Chalet Thomily


5. Chalet Danielle *** Sleeps 11

Chalet apartment Danielle is a newly renovated property in the traditionally designed Praz de la Legettaz residence. There are six bedrooms (five twins and one single) all with en-suite bathrooms. The living room is spacious and well appointed with comfy brown leather sofas. The residence is ski-in/ski-out with fantastic access to the whole ski area. Guests can either ski right back to the chalet or take the bus which stops outside the building.

Prices from £699pp includes flights/transfers and chalet board.

Chalet Danielle

Chalet Danielle


6. Chalet Premiere Neige **** Sleeps 11-15

Chalet Premiere Neige is located in the hamlet of Le Laisinant, just 5 minutes on the free resort bus from Val d’Isere’s busy centre and ski lifts. The high speed Laisinant express chairlift is just behind the chalet and whisks you up to the wide and easy Solaise slopes, so it is perfectly located for families. The chalet is typically Savoyard in style and is one of the original farm buildings in the hamlet. The living/dining room remains traditional with local wood cladding, a beamed ceiling and lovely large open stone fireplace.

Prices from £658pp includes flights/transfers and chalet board.

Chalet Premier Neige

Chalet Premier Neige


7. Chalet Claire *** Sleeps 12

Chalet apartment Claire is a newly renovated property in the traditionally designed Praz de la Legettaz residence. With a great location the chalet apartments in this block suit all needs; perfect for groups but also open for individual bookings. They are great as well for families due to the residences close proximity to the nursery slopes.

Prices from £649pp includes flights/transfers and chalet board.

Chalet Claire

Chalet Claire


8. Lodge Merlot **** Sleeps 12

Lodge Merlot is one of the six Bellevarde Lodges – a collection of stone-and-timber chalets situated on the edge of the Santons piste and an easy ski from the Olympique cable car, ski school meeting points and village nursery slopes.  This makes it a perfect choice for families and beginners. Thanks to its piste-side position the Lodge Merlot offers a genuine ski in/ski out location in Val d’Isere.

Prices from £819pp includes flights/transfers and chalet board.

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Chalet Lodge Merlot


9. Club Bellevarde **** Sleeps 24

The Club Bellevarde in Val d’Isere is an imposing 12 bedroom alpine property built on the edge of the Santons piste and an easy ski from the main lifts, ski school meeting points and village nursery slopes of Val d’Isere. Genuine old timbers from a local dismantled farmhouse, Italian marble in the bathrooms and polished parquet flooring have been used throughout.  Its piste-side location the Club Bellevarde offers genuine ski-in /ski-out convenience.

Prices from £1,609pp includes flights/transfers and club chalet board.

Club Bellevarde

Club Bellevarde


10. Club Med Val d’Isere **** Sleeps 512

Club Med Val d’Isere wood and stone facades mean the Club Med blends into the traditional chalets of Val d’Isere. All the rooms at Club Med Val d’Isere are richly decorate with fine materials and warm colours adding to the atmosphere and the service and living spaces are sure to make your stay feel truly exceptional.

All inclusive prices from £1,500pp includes flights/transfers, full board, lift pass and ski tuition. 

Club-Med -Val d'Isere

Club Med  Val d’Isere


Need help finding your perfect ski in/ski out chalet holiday?

To save you a lot of time and trouble trying to find yourself the perfect ski in ski out chalet with easy piste access, call our Ski Experts on 020 7801 1080

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Our brief round up of what’s new in resorts for winter ski 2016/17

With the snow on its way and another winter season around the corner the excitement is building up nicely in our Battersea office. What is just as exciting is the fact this winter we go into our 25th year of helping you our clients to find the ultimate ski holiday for your family, friends and work colleagues. The longevity of Alpine Answers is down to the simple fact is we love skiing! In fact, our passion for skiing has enabled us to explore resorts all around the world, which we would not have necessarily done unless we managed to build a successful company based on good old fashioned principles of friendly and professional service.  We hope you enjoy discussing your requirements with our brilliant staff and may that long continue. To get the winter rolling, here is a round up of what’s new for winter ski 2016/17…

Vail Resorts buys Whistler Blackcomb

Did you know that Vail resorts has bought Whistler Blackcomb in Canada for a staggering 1 billion dollars! Even though Whistler Blackcomb is one of the largest and most successful ski resorts in North America this buyout will guarantee even more financial strength and marketing exposure.

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Whistler – Top North American ski resort

New Lift Link in the Arlberg ski area, Austria

Probably one of the biggest projects is the new lift link between Stuben and Zurs in the Arlberg ski area. Essentially, this will make getting between St Anton and Lech a lot easier and a lot more fun as you can ski there as opposed to sitting or more often than not standing for half an hour on the bus!

St Cristoph - Arlberg ski area

St Cristoph – Arlberg ski area – Austria

New Chair Lift in Val Thorens, France

There will be two new six-seater chairlifts in Val Thorens next season which will make getting around this snow sure resort even more efficient.

View of Val Thorens

Advanced Skiers Joy in La Plagne, France!

The La Plagne, glacier will no longer be groomed with the idea that this area will attract more advanced skiers to the resort- you have been warned!

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High Altitude – La Plagne

Beginner Lift Pass Bonus in Val d’Isere, France

Val d’Isere has launched a low cost limited lift pass for the first time. This will allow beginners and low intermediates to enjoy this fantastic ski area with- out having to buy the full area pass which was previously the only option.  For those who know their Val d’Isere the pass covers the Solaise area only.

children ski school

Children Ski School

Long awaited lift upgrade in Saas Fee, Switzerland

In the Spielboden area of Saas Fee, a new heated 10-person gondola lift replaces the old 4-person gondola which will cut the journey by half, carrying 2,000 people per hour

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Skiing in Saas Fee – Switzerland

Other ski lift upgrades for winter ski 2016/17

Klosters, Switzerland – Madrisa ski area has a new high tech 6-seater chairlift.
Dolomites, Italy – New heated ski lift in Val Gardena providing access to the famous         Sella Ronda ski area with over 400km of trails.
Val d’Isere, France – New 10-person gondola replaces quad chairlift to the Solaise area.  giving access to a new beginner area. At the top of the gondola is a lodge with coffee bar with plenty of facilities to keep the kids occupied.

Looking to book your next 2016/17 ski holiday?

Visit  our website or  call us on 020 7801 1080 to  speak to one of our friendly sales consultants. Or, simply send us an enquiry . Either way we would be delighted to help you book your next ski holiday.

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Morzine and Les Gets luxury chalets

Les Gets, quite possibly one of the prettiest resorts in the Alps, is quickly catching up with some of the more known resorts with exclusive luxury chalets.  With its Savoyarde charm and traditional French feel, Les Gets’ own ski area is perfect for families. However, by skiing up and over the Pleney mountain into Morzine you can then cross the village to take the Super Morzine Gongola which opens up the vast playground of the Portes du Soleil. With over 650km of pistes and large areas of off-piste terrain there is plenty of skiing and boarding for experts too. We look at some of the best Morzine and Les Gets luxury chalets below.

Les Gets - Portes du Soleil

Skiing down into Les Gets from the Chavannes slopes

Morzine, slightly better known than its pretty neighbour, is now also a contender with having some of the swankiest chalets around.  Outdoor pools, cedar sauna huts buried in snow and Michelin trained chefs are what’s to be expected in  a chalet with a self playing grand piano, an indoor slide from its bar to its snooker room, or a cinema complete with its custom cashmere snuggle rugs.  OK, so the village hasn’t got Hermes or Chanel but why go into the village to shop when you’re staying somewhere incredible – you’d would be hard pushed to even have to drag yourself out to go for a ski!

Morzine - Portes du Soleil

Morzine – Portes du Soleil

The fairly fledgling The Boutique Chalet Company are certainly putting their stamp on the luxury chalet market and have been expanding at a rapid rate throughout Morzine and Les Gets with chalets like Ferme de la Corderie.  The Ferme du Moudon which was made famous by the television show, Grand Designs, is everything you would expect from its pedigree.  And then there’s the food, oh the food, totally designed to suit you and your tastes, there is no set weekly menus in this kind of chalet.  The talent and imagination of the chefs working in the Morzine and Les Gets luxury chalets make you feel so lucky you’re there.

Ferme de la Corderie - Les Gets

Ferme de la Corderie – Les Gets

I’d love to go but I can’t fill a chalet I hear you say? Well this winter season for the first time, The Boutique Chalet Company are offering their ‘Boutique Weeks’.  You get exactly the same service as you would if you had booked out the entire chalet but you can book by the room to share with other guests – a great way to make new friends and live in alpine luxury for a fraction of the cost!

The privately run Ferme de Montagne in the La Turche area of Les Gets is certainly not to be over looked. With its 2 to 1 staff ratio you know that you are going to be pampered.  Included in the price is also a ski guiding service which means you don’t even need to look at a piste map!  This boutique chalet hotel has thought of everything. There is even a well stocked pillow menu to ensure that guests have a perfect night’s sleep. This attention to detail in the service and the inspired culinary offerings are what draw returning guests back each winter.  Short stays are entirely possible during low season weeks so why not book a romantic short break at the Ferme de Montagne?

Dinner at the Ferme de Montagane - Les Gets

Dinner at the Ferme de Montagane – Les Gets

After the success of the Chalet Grand Corniche in Les Gets, Consensio have taken on Chalet Jejalp in Morzine which is the ultimate chalet to get away from it all.  From the minute you enter the chalet with your very own slippers lined up waiting for you, you know you’re going to be very well looked after – and who doesn’t want to quaff champagne while having your skis and boots fitted in the chalet?  Waking up in a Consensio chalet is the ultimate in indulgence – you tell your chalet host the night before your tea or coffee choice and they’ll wake you up with it, and even open the curtains for you if you like.

Chalet Jejalp - Morzine

Chalet Jejalp – Morzine

The luxury doesn’t stop when you leave the chalet either, Les Gets has some fabulous mountain restaurants. Don’t let its exterior put you off as Chez Nannon serves the best Cotes du Boeuf and La Paika is worth a trip for BBQ giant prawns alone.  Sunday lunch at Le Grandes Ours on the ‘locals’ mountain of Mont Chery in Les Gets, is a hidden gem – the views over to Mont Blanc are simply stunning.

If you would like to stay in one of the Morzine and Les Gets luxury chalets that we feature above please do not hesitate to get in touch with us.

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Top Five Value For Money Ski Chalets That Won’t Break the Bank!

We know how expensive a ski holiday can be, particularly when you start to add on flights, ski hire, lift passes and other unexpected expenses, costs can really spiral. However, did you know that if you were to choose a lesser known resort which links into one of the larger ski areas, it can be cheaper than you think? Furthermore, most of the ski chalet operators who have chalets in these smaller resorts tend to be independent. This means the food, wine and service in resort is so much better than big mass market operators. Generally, the owners are on hand in resort making sure their clients are looked after very well.

Advantages of staying in a lesser known resort:

• Smarter and often cheaper accommodation
• Better service, food and wine in your chalet
• Fewer lift queues and crowds
• Often very easy access to a large ski area
• Unspoilt villages with traditional atmosphere
• Better value for money

Below is a list of our “top five value for money chalets” in some lesser known resorts that won’t break the bank…

1. Chalet Panorama**** – Maria Alm, Austria (Sleeps 12-18)

Chalet panoramaFrom the luxury furnishings to wonderful spa – no elements have been overlooked at this ski chalet. The Panorama is located 300m from the centre of town and slopes and you can ski to within 200m of the chalet. The chalet boasts a luxury spa with sauna and steam room. The chalet also offers an excellent level of food and service. All bedrooms are ensuite.

7 Night Price: Exclusive use of chalet – £535 per person Chalet Board (Exc. flights and transfers). For departures on Tuesday 3rd January and Tuesday 10th January, 2017.

Maria Alm – is a traditional and unspoilt village with quite a large and un-crowded ski area. For those looking for a some real Alpine charm.

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2. Chalet Endymion***** – Veysonnaz, Switzerland (Sleeps 10 -12)

3Chalet Endymion is a new luxury chalet built right on the slopes just above Veysonnaz. It is ski-in ski-out and is 1 minute’s skiing to the base of the Thyon Gondola.
There is also a delightful and spacious living/dining room as well as sauna, indoor hot tub, study, boot room, indoor and outdoor fireplaces, balcony seating, and outdoor dining. All bedrooms rooms are ensuite.

7 Night Price: Exclusive use of chalet – £800 per person Chalet Board (Exc. flights and transfers). For departure on 14th January, 2017.

Veysonnaz is a small, family friendly resort which offers great value considering its position in the massive 4 Valleys ski area.
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3. Chalet Alpage*** – St Martin De Belleville, France (Sleeps 12 -14)

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Chalet Alpage is a traditional and rustic alpine-style chalet filled with charm and character and offers guests a high degree of luxury! The Saint Martin de Belleville main ski lift is located about 200 metres from the chalet and you can ski back all the way to the chalet from the slopes (snow permitting). The chalet is situated only a short walk from the village centre and its restaurants, shops and bars. All bedrooms are ensuite.

7 Night Price: Exclusive use of chalet – £643 per person Chalet Board (Exc. flights and transfers). For departures on 12th March and 19th March, 2017.

St Martin de Belleville is a totally traditional Savoyard village with an old church, small square, pleasant buildings and very easy links into the entire 3 Valleys ski area.
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4. Chalet Samoens**** – Samoens, France (Sleeps 12-17)

4Chalet Samoens is situated in the heart of the pretty and traditional mountain town of Samoens. The chalet has a large open plan main living/dining area with a central open fireplace – the feature of the space. There is also a large balcony off the sitting room that offers great views over the town of Samoens and to the mountains beyond. The chalet has a fantastic and huge spa area which comes with sauna, hot tub, showers and ‘relax area’. The level of service and food is of a very high standard. All bedrooms are ensuite.

7 Night Price: Exclusive use of chalet – £645 per person Chalet Board (Exc. flights and transfers). For departures on 21st January and Saturday 28th January, 2017.

Samoens is a traditional valley town with charm and character with access to the Grand Massif ski area. There is a traffic free centre with narrow streets and appealing shops, bars and restaurants.
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5. Chalet Auriane**** – Tzoumaz (Verbier), Switzerland (sleep 12)

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The chalet Auriane combines the luxury of an exclusive boutique hotel with the traditional feel of an alpine ski lodge. The chalet is perched on the side of the mountain and it is possible to ski in/out. There is also a lift just 100m away. There is a superb spa area with sauna and hammam. From the large outdoor Jacuzzi there are superb views over the entire valley and the resort of La Tzoumaz. All bedrooms are ensuite.

7 Night Price: Exclusive use of chalet – £825 per person Chalet Board and includes flights from Gatwick to Geneva and private transfers. For departures on 22nd January and 29th January, 2017.

Tzoumaz is a very small hamlet that links into the Verbier ski circuit. This is a quiet place to stay so if you are after lots of nightlife, forget it! On the other hand if you are after some superb skiing and some good quality down time this would be the perfect place to stay.

For more details of these ski chalets and other value for money chalets in smaller resorts call our Ski Experts on 020 7801 1080

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Need help finding the best ski holiday?
Whether you want to stay in a ski chalet or hotel on your next ski holiday why not save time and money and let one of our ski consultants put together some options for you to consider.

Call us on 020 7801 1080 to ensure you get the best Ski Deal possible. Click here to search all our chalets

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Brexit: Book an All Inclusive ski deal to beat the falling pound

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This year, due to Brexit and the fall in the value of the pound, many ski companies are offering some excellent deals this season. The best ones on the market have to be the all-inclusive ski deals, which offer excellent … Continue reading

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