Ski Chalet | 6 bedrooms | sleeps 13
Chalet Epicea is a stunning, traditional ski and summer chalet, located in La Plagne, French Alps. Arranged over 3 floors, this charming alpine chalet sleeps 13 in 6 bedrooms with 5 bathrooms; has a huge lounge and amazing log fireplace; wooden beams; balcony, terraces and garden, and comes with English TV on a 42" plasma HD TV, free wifi and Xbox360. And new for Winter 2011/12 - a new, luxury, 7-seater hot tub to relax in!
Chalet Epicea is managed by Alpine365, a ski and summer chalet holiday specialist. During the winter ski season, the chalet is fully catered with a professional chef & host who prepare & serve breakfast, afternoon tea and gourmet 4-course dinners with unlimited wine. Ski hire, lift passes and ski lessons are all organised prior to guests' arrival.
The chalet is located in the friendly resort of Les Coches in La Plagne and is in the heart of the Paradiski (La Plagne & Les Arcs) so guests have great access to 425kms of piste, 3 glaciers, 2 snowparks and plenty of off-piste.
In winter, intermediate skiers can ski or board right back to the chalet door, and in the warmer months, hike or bike out through the National Park on signed trails. And as well as views of Mont Blanc as a backdrop, if you’re lucky, you may even spot our resident fox, or perhaps some deer or wild boar.
Inside, there is a very spacious open-plan living/dining area with four comfy sofas, a well-stocked library, a rocking chair and a huge, thick, wooden, handcrafted dining table. Or you can relax in the luxury outdoor hot tub with a glass of bubbly from the honesty bar!
During the summer, the chalet is offered as self-catering or catered for a minimum of 6 people, and is the perfect base for mountain biking, walking & hiking, white water rafting and paragliding, as well as relaxing in the garden surrounded by the forest.
|Size||Sleeps up to 13, 6 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Chambery, Nearest railway: Bourg St Maurice or Laundry|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Jacuzzi or hot tub, Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms||6 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 4 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (9), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 13, Lounge seats for 14|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
Chalet Epicea has six bedrooms arranged over three floors, accommodating up to thirteen people. All our bedrooms have been tastefully decorated with contemporary home furnishings to make guests feel welcomed and comfortable.
On the ground floor, there is a double ensuite shower room; a twin ensuite shower room, and an ensuite triple room.
On the first floor is a bright and airy double bedroom with ensuite, and its own access to a large terrace offering outside space to those brave enough to dare it in the height of winter!
The two bedrooms on the top floor (two twins) are partly set into the eaves. They share a large bathroom, so this is the ideal combination for a family. Wherever possible, we only ever rent these rooms out to a family or a group of four, so there's never any untoward bathroom sharing.
|Further details outdoors|
In the Summer
2 x outdoor terraces & garden with table & chairs for large groups, with fantastic views of the forest & mountains.
Huge outdoor BBQ
Hose for washing bikes down
Safe storage area for bikes
Parking available next door to chalet
WINTER SEASON - fully catered, ski chalet
SPRING/SUMMER/AUTUMN - beautiful Alpine chalet perfect for summer activities.
Flexible board including Half Board for groups of 6+ OR Self catering.
The Rhone/French Alps region
The beauty of Les Coches is that it is right in the heart of the 'Paradiski' - the linked ski resorts of Les Arcs & La Plagne, so visitors can enjoy 425kms of piste in a single lift pass. There are runs for every level as well as plenty of off-piste and snowshoe walking available, and with snowparks and glacier skiing to boot, it's a great ski area to explore.
Chalet Epicea is situated on the edge of the Vanoise National Park, so it's fabulous for summer activites too such as mountain biking, hiking, motorbiking and paragliding.
Chalet Epicea is based in the immense ski area of the Paradiski – the combined ski areas of Les Arcs and La Plagne. Whilst separate resorts in their own right, together they make up one of the largest lift-accessible ski resorts in the world, offering more than 425kms of marked runs.
Paradiski is a high resort – more than 70% of the ski area is above 2,000m. And there are two glaciers available to ski, one in Les Arcs, and one in La Plagne. Combine this with extensive snow making facilities on the slopes down to the resort village, and you really can be sure of the best snow conditions available at the time, whenever you choose to visit.
Les Coches, itself, is a modern but cute village with the look and feel of a tradtional farming village. It's a friendly place, with no traffic in the centre, and has all the amenities you would expect of a mountain village. Bars, restaurants, a crèche for the kids, plentiful ski shops, local gift shops, two ski schools, as well as an ice rink and a well stocked local supermarket. In addition, the village of Montchavin (a short, free shuttle-bus ride away), as well as offering extra choice in bars, restaurants and shops, also has a cinema.
Chalet Epicea is a 12minute walk away from the centre of town, or there is a a free shuttle bus that goes to Les Coches & Montchavin and back.
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19 Feb 2014
Our group of 11 had a wonderful week in Chalet Epicea. Apart from the snow, the highlight was definitely the food, lovingly prepared by Niall & Katy. We all agreed it was the best we have had in a cat… More
14 Feb 2014
"Brilliant food, snow and chalet!"
I stayed at chalet Epicea mid-January and had the best holiday ever! The other guests at the chalet were lovely, and it never felt like we were in each other's way, even when all sat in the livin… More
We're delighted you had a great holiday. I'll pass on your comments to the team, and hope to see you another year!
4 Feb 2014
"Amazing, definitely coming back"
We stayed at the chalet for a week in January with 4 other friends. In total there two groups of five people staying and it worked really well. There was plenty of room for everyone in the chalet at n… More
Thanks for your kind review, and we're delighted that you had a great time at Chalet Epicea. We look forward to welcoming you back another year!
26 Jan 2014
"You'll want to come back"
This chalet is very comfortable, the food was some of the best holiday food I have ever had and for the chalet hosts, resort manager and proprietor nothing was too much trouble. The only downside is t… More
Thanks heaps for writing a review of your holiday; we're so pleased you had a lovely holiday. We'll pass on your kind comments to the team, and hope to see you again another year!
3 Jan 2014
"Early season ski chalet - the usual hiccups"
As we have come to expect from the first operational week of the ski season there are usually some teething issues and Chalet Epicea was no exception. The main issue was the heating, which is fairly … More
Thanks for taking the time to write a review of your time at Chalet Epicea. As you, and all our guests staying with us that week, know, we are hugely apologetic that the boiler unfortunately broke down on Christmas Day. We managed to find a plumber for Boxing Day, who unfortunately could not rectify the problem, although, as you know, the heating and hot water were intermittent for the rest of your stay. The heating was thankfully resolved, but unfortunately after your stay.
In regards to our not visiting, we felt our time was best spent trying (desperately!) to find another heating engineer to fix the problem, source radiators and try and resolve the problem. Our resort manager has been with us for 4 years so we knew you would be in capable hands. However, in hindsight, we realise that a personal visit would have been preferable, and we can only apologise again for this.
As you know, we have offered our guests a refund, which has been accepted. In our 6 years of running ski chalets, we have never experienced such an awful situation as this, and we agreed that it was absolutely fair to offer you a level of compensation.
One group has already booked again for later this year, so, as you mentioned, certainly didn't let it spoil their festive ski week!
As for the walk to the village, there is in fact a direct footpath to the village, which takes 13mins, whereas the longer route down the road does take longer. And most of our guests do walk this footpath for evening trips to the bars or to a restaurant on staff day off. Whilst this footpath can be icy, it is cleared and gritted along with the roads after every snowfall – and being a ski resort such hazards are to be expected!
Again, please accept our sincere apologies about the boiler and thank you so much for not letting it spoil your week too much.
24 Mar 2013
"Great friendly chalet, fab hosts..."
Great cosy chalet at top of mountain with amazing views, great food, and a lovely hot tub!Need transport (Russell the friendly driver!), but patient.… More
16 Mar 2012
"Very Comfortable Chalet"
We stayed in Alpine 365's Chalet Epicea in the second week of January and were extremely satisfied with what we got for our money.The chalet hosts were fab and we had great food served to us each… More
24 May 2011
"Great Chalet / Great Hosts / Great Week"
We were in Epicea for a week in 2009 and it was superb....Duncan and Toorma were fabulous hosts and their lovely chalet is a delightNote Trip Advisor would not offer me the option of the dates we actu… More
24 May 2011
"Scott Dunn service at Thompson's prices!"
This break was hard to fault. From watching the six nations on the huge Sky-enabled TV to getting the cable car to Les Arcs within 5 minutes of leaving the chalet, via the food and the great hospital… More
8 May 2011
"Breath taking views, with amazing service! Couldn't ask for more!"
We had a family reunion at Chalet Epicea and it was one of the best vacations we had been on! The chalet was beautiful, Duncan and Toorna were so friendly, the food was AMAZING, and the mountain was … More
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