Chalet | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 8
Apartment Flocon is a ground floor apartment in a beautiful, peaceful setting in the pretty village of Champagny en Vanoise. It has a newly refurbished and well equipped kitchen, with full sized oven, large fridge freezer, ceramic hob and microwave. There is a lovely solid wood dining table and quality upholstered chairs with padding, so if you like long conversations over dinner it makes it easier on your bum! The sunny living room has a sofa, comfy sprung chairs and large glazed patio doors, which span the width of the apartment, giving fantastic uninterrupted views across open meadows to the mountains of Courchevel. The patio doors open onto a sheltered terrace with picnic table, a great place to sit in the sun with a glass of wine taking in the shimmering mountain views. It is 30 seconds from the sauna and games room, which is also available to our other guests staying at Chalets Marmotte and Sapiniere.
You can store your equipment in the ski hire shop at the foot of the lift, which is only a short walk from the apartment. Not having to walk far in your clumpy ski boots at the end of the day is a real bonus. The shops bars and restaurants are also only a short stroll, so following your arrival at the apartment you will not need a vehicle in the resort again until the day you leave!
This apartment can be booked on its own and catered for separately or it can be booked as extra accommodation for Chalets Marmotte and Sapiniere if your group outgrows either of these chalets.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 3 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Sauna, Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool||Shared indoor pool|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Pool or snooker table, Table tennis, Games room, Wi-Fi available|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 6|
|Outdoors||Shared indoor pool, Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ, Climbing frame, Swing set|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
|Further details indoors|
GROUND FLOOR APARTMENT
Bedroom 1: master double.
Bedrooms 2: double.
Bedrooms 3: 2 bunk beds.
Shower Room 1: shower, basin & wc. Shower Room 2: shower, basin.
Living / Dining Room: double sofa bed, 2 comfy chairs, coffee table, tv, dvd, stereo; dining table & 8 chairs, savoyard dresser; patio doors onto terrace with, picnic table and great views.
Kitchenette: fully equipped with oven, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge freezer and dishwasher.
Garden: large, sloping garden, ideal for tobogganing, leading into meadow, bounded by woods and stream.
PRIVATE INDOOR SWIMMING POOL
Swimming Pool: lovely 12m pool with mood lighting, jacuzzi jets, stone and weathered timber interior, glazed end with amazing views across the valley to Courchevel. Luxurious indoor Jacuzzi next to swimming pool. Changing Area with modern showers and WC
GROUND FLOOR ANNEXE
Games Room: pool table, table tennis table, darts, stereo.
Sauna Suite: sauna, shower, wc.
Laundry Room: washing machine and tumble dryer.
Garden large, sloping garden, ideal for tobogganing, leading into meadow, bounded by woods and stream.
Childrens play area: with swings and slide.
Note: Annexe and Swimming Pool facilities shared with Chalets Marmotte & Sapiniere and Apartment Glacon.
SELF CATERING CHALET PRICES INCLUDE
7 nights self catered accommodation; electricity, heating, hot water and local tourist taxes. Does not include: towels and bed linen (can bring own or hire from us for £20 per person); final apartment clean (from £75). A credit card swipe will be required for security.
ONE WEEK CATERED OPTIONS
You can book our locally based chefs to cook for you in your chalet. Our weekly catering option includes full breakfast, afternoon tea and homemade cakes and four course evening meal with wine and cheese board; bed linen, towels and final chalet clean; firewood. Please add following amounts (per person per week) for this service: £245 per adult; £185 per child u.14yrs; £145 per child u.8yrs; infants u.2yrs free. Staff have one day off.
HOSTED EVENING MEALS
You can book our freelance chef to host a catered evening in your chalet. They will cook, serve dinner and clear up for you. You can book two levels of service: a full four course meal with wine, local cheese board and coffee at a cost of £40 per person or a more basic 2 course meal with wine at a cost of £30 per person (subject to availability).
The Rhone/French Alps region
The Paradiski ski area covers 18 resorts with 425km of endless, finely groomed pistes catering for all abilities in one of the biggest interlinked ski areas in Europe. There are 132 blue pistes which means that even novice skiers and boarders can travel vast distances around the whole area. That said, Champagny and La Plagne have the majority of the blue runs as well as a huge variety of skiing in general so for many people there is no real need to go across to Les Arcs. However, for good skiers who wish to venture even further afield Les Arcs is not too far away and worth at least one day trip from Champagny.
Resort Facts: 425km pistes
18 interlinked villages & resorts
3 Snow Parks - 1 in Champagny, 1 in La Plagne & 1 in Les Arcs
350 snow canons
Longest slope 15kms
Classic Runs - North face of Bellecôte Glacier in La Plagne & Aiguille Rouge in Les Arcs
3 Glaciers - Bellecôte, Chiaupe, Varet
2 peaks at over 3000m Aiguille Rouge, Bellecôte
A short drive out of the village going further into the mountains brings you up to the small hamlet of Champagny L'Haut at the gateway to the Vanoise National Park. It is usually quite a bit colder here but very snowy and beautiful. There is a professionally run ice climbing tower, the only one of its kind in Europe, organised snow shoe walks and numerous ski de fond trails, it is also a fantastic place to take your kids sledging.
Champagny is an authentic mountain village with a character that still reflects its early farming origins. A beautiful picturesque resort with lively après ski, where traditional Savoie life and modern tourism mesh seamlessly together. Champagny is a refreshingly non-commercialized part of the huge interlinked ski area that includes Champagny, La Plagne & Les Arcs - over 420km of pistes aptly known as Paradiski.
Champagny is an excellent ski area in its own right as well as being part of the huge ski area now known as Paradiski. It has a modern cable car that whisks skiers to over 2000m in just 8 minutes. Here, there are two nursery slopes and a restaurant so you can watch your kids in ski school whilst you grab a coffee or a bite to eat.
Champagny is very conveniently located to take advantage of the huge interlinked Paradiski area, just 2 lifts or approximately 20 minutes from the heart of La Plagne. The lift companies have assured the link to La Plagne is always possible right through the season by positioning snow canons on the crucial linking runs, Les Borseliers and Le Bozelet.
There is a modern 6 man chair lift that takes you to three brilliant blue runs in the middle of the resort; La Rossa, Le Sérac and Les Crépines. These are perfect for beginners to progress onto as they are long and wide, so you get a nice long ski before you have to get on the lift again. Alongside these runs there is a board park and plenty of easy off piste, as well as the steeper more difficult 'Dentiste' off piste run which is great in fresh powder.
In the village square, there are a variety of Cafes, Pizzerias and Crêperies where you can enjoy the sunshine on the centre terrace by the mountain stream, especially warm later in the season.'La Timbale' iswhere you'll find DJ's, live bands every Wednesday and plenty of dancing going on well into the night. It also has a sunny terrace for après ski beers, a pool table and table football.