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Chalet | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 12
Experience the chic luxury of the stunning Chalet Auriane which is open for winter skiing trips and summer escapes.
Chalet Auriane is a newly built chalet in the Verbier 4 Valleys ski system built to the highest luxury specifications in a traditional style but with a stunning contemporary interior - offering every comfort and facility to the discerning skier. A proper ski holiday should offer freedom to do what you want when you want. The real luxury with Chalet Auriane is that you have everything offered by the finest hotels without having to conform to any of their rules.
Chalet Auriane offers its guests an on piste location with easy ski-in ski-out access, a luxury leisure spa room with sauna, hammam, river shower and relaxation area including an outdoor Jacuzzi.
Chalet Auriane is fully managed by experienced full-time staff who will cater to your every need. The talented cook will produce traditional and modern cuisine for you throughout your stay according to your wishes.
The chalet has been designed by a team of architects and interior designers utilising stone, wood and steel to create a harmonious light-filled space perfect for relaxing in.
With the best view over the valley, the chalet is spread over two floors perched on the side of the mountain. Access is either by skis directly from the piste or by a small private funicular lift system which will deliver you from the road to the front door. The chalet is ski-in ski-out located just 100 m from the main ski lift, so no problems with easy access.
The outdoor jacuzzi is located immediately adjacent to the relaxation spa room containing the novel Sanarium™ sauna system which allows every combination of heat therapy from traditional sauna through tropical rain forest to steam room.
|Size||Sleeps up to 12, 5 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Sion or Geneva, Nearest railway: Riddes|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Jacuzzi or hot tub, Sauna, Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, Video player, CD player, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms of which 5 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (4), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 14|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
|Access||Secure parking, Lift access|
|Further details indoors|
Upstairs is a stunning 90m2 open plan living room/ dining room and kitchen with floor to ceiling picture windows guaranteeing breathtaking views. The rear wall constructed from local stones engenders a feeling of calm aided by the enormous comfortable sofas. The central uniquely designed fireplace links all aspects of the room and provides a focal point while you watch the cooks prepare your meals in the impressive ultramodern kitchen with its thick matt black granite work surfaces.
The chalet sleeps up to 12 guests (8 adults and 4 children) in five good sized en suite bedrooms, including a master suite, all of which have fabulous panoramic views. The master suite has to be seen to be believed. Lie in the hand-made super king size bed and watch a film on the 42” Panasonic TV or drink a glass of champagne while sharing the oversized bath and look out over the uninterrupted views over the valley. The walk in shower is encased by a beautiful single piece of stone complemented by teak flooring. The private secluded balcony allows complete seclusion.
For families, the chalet is a haven for the little ones with a selection of games, sledges, books and endless films.
Good food and wine are two of life's richer pleasures. Throughout your stay our talented cook, who is an experienced and creative artist, will produce modern and traditional cuisine to tantalize your taste buds. The cook will frequently take account of your likes and expectations, rarely sticking to a fixed menu plan.
Toddlers and younger children are not left out. Combined with a little magic and some help from the mums, the cook will plan special menus, ensuring the little ones also enjoy wonderful food during their luxury ski holiday and at a time best suited to them.
As ever, it is up to you to set the pace and dining can be as formal or relaxed as you wish. A typical day in Chalet Auriane starts off with morning tea served in bed, followed by a hearty breakfast. While you are out skiing, a sumptuous afternoon tea is prepared and laid out for your return. In the evening, relax with some pre-dinner champagne and canapés before sitting down to a 4 course meal. After dinner, enjoy coffee and chocolates in front of the roaring log fire, discussing the highlights of the day.
The evening meals are complemented by a selection of delicious white and red wines. You also have the option of purchasing even higher quality wines from our extensive à la carte list. The collection is predominantly focused on French classified wines from Bordeaux, Burgundy and Languedoc, but internationally recognised local wines have also been stored in the perfect cellaring conditions.
The master bedroom contains a unique tree-trunk king size bed, double bath, walk-in river shower, separate toilet, 42” Panasonic plasma TV, Apple TV/ film + sound system and private balcony.
There are 3 additional double bedrooms (twin or king size bed, en suite bath, shower, toilet, 26” Panasonic plasma TV, Apple TV/ film + sound system, valley views)
1 young person’s room (2 sets of bunk-beds, en suite shower, toilet, 32” Panasonic plasma TV, Apple TV/ film + sound system, valley views)
Additional features include:
- Leisure spa room with sauna, hammam, river shower, relaxation area
- Outdoor hot tub/ Jacuzzi on terrace
- Apple TV (26”-42”)/sound system in all rooms, including outdoors
- One touch integrated lighting control system
- Luxury kitchen with every modern convenience
- Unique contemporary stone and steel fire
- Extensive à la carte wine cellar
- Jura espresso coffee machine
- Private parking
- Heated boot racks
- Large private balcony and 2 expansive South facing terraces overlooking the valley
- Private location with views over valley
- Daily English newspapers (when available)
- Champagne and aperitifs every night
|Further details outdoors|
2 large terraces, one leading directly off the living room, allow uninterrupted private views over the valley and are perfect for relaxing on or sunbathing.
The outdoor jacuzzi, geothermically heated, offers complete seclusion and the chance to drink champagne sitting in 37C water while icicles form in your hair.
The chalet is managed by two full-time experienced staff, who live out. They are chosen for their enthusiasm, experience and ability to go that one extra step to ensure your stay is all you wished for. Prior to your arrival, the chalet manager will contact you to enquire about your dietary wishes, preferences and the timing of meals for any little ones in your party.
Our chalet staff are in the chalet early to late 6 days a week ensuring you get the most out of your holiday, but have one day off a week, allowing you to experience one of the local restaurants. They will be delighted to advise you of the available options.
Weeks commence on Sundays.
Price includes exclusive use of the whole chalet, breakfast, afternoon tea, champagne aperitifs and evening meals with unlimited wines.
Flights and transfers are not included.
The Valais region
La Tzoumaz is part of the huge Verbier ski area just 90 minutes from Geneva and 25 minutes from Sion airport. The chalet is positioned directly on the piste slope in a private situation with fabulous south-facing views over the resort from every bedroom. La Tzoumaz is located in the adjacent valley to Verbier, being just a 5 minute cable car ride away.
The resort is north facing and has one of the best snow records in the Alps enjoying a ski-season from early December all the way through to late-April and usually offering better snow conditions than Verbier itself. Moreover its weather is usually clear when Verbier tends to cloud within its bowl. The brand new 8 man gondola system is the biggest and fastest in the 4 Valleys domain with a capacity of 2200 people per hour which links it directly to Verbier and the rest of the 4 Valleys. It ensures short queues even at the busiest times.
While quieter than its big brother Verbier, La Tzoumaz is a definite up and coming resort with more bars and restaurants opening each season. However, it retains an authentic mountain village feel.
The ski runs of La Tzoumaz, Verbier and the 4 Valleys at 1550-3300m are vast, high and varied and will take your breath away. As a resort for skiers, they are second to none. They are awesome in skiable terrain, with 410 total km. of prepared slopes, awesome in lift capacity with 96 different means of uphill transportation and awesome in downright challenge.
However, it is suitable for all levels of skiers. There is adequate space for beginners with the nursery slope located close to the chalet. Almost immediately, first time skiers can get the feel of some high altitude skiing in a safe and sound environment.
Intermediate skiers will find the skiing on the Savoleyres slopes, close to the chalet, a dream. The wide smooth blue and red pistes are where Verbier's ski instructors come to spend their days off. At the end of a hard day's skiing you will wind your way through pine forests right to the door of the chalet. For better skiers, Verbier really comes into its own. Highlighted by Mont Fort at over 3,000m, with a near vertical descent onto the glacier (allowing summer skiing here as well), Verbier offers challenge and variety in just about every nook and cranny. Bumps, powder, unpisted and untested, it's all within the borders of this vast ski domain. There are a huge number of really challenging runs ensuring it is known by expert skiers far and wide, as one of the most difficult skiing resorts anywhere. For the advanced skier who wants a challenge try the mogul runs and the descents of Tortin and Col de Mines.
This is high-mountain skiing at its best. If you are a top-flight skier, you should find all the action you want on La Tzoumaz and Verbier's prepared slopes. However, if you still wish for more, the entire 4 Valley system beckons, allowing you to ski over to the slopes of Nendaz, Veysonnaz and even Thyon in the adjacent valleys. What's more, you can come back on the same day, on skis.
If this isn't enough and you are still after more action, the resort also possesses the longest floodlit sledge run in Western Switzerland (at 11 kilometres) which passes by the chalet's back-door. The resort is popular with families, having a small ski lift for children, a natural ice rink, and a heated swimming pool.
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3 Jan 2015
"I felt like a Masterchef judge!!"
I've just returned from another trip to this amazing chalet (it is one of the very few places I would visit more than once). Since my last trip, I was really pleased to see that the chalet had n… More
22 Dec 2014
"Chef should have a Michelin star - best ski chalet find"
Our flight was delayed into Geneva but when we arrived to the chalet after midnight there was a roaring log fire and a hot quiche just waiting for us. A Christmas tree glowed in the lounge and we tuck… More
20 Apr 2014
"FABULOUS END OF SEASON BREAK"
Decided to take a week here late in the season but was not disappointed. I don't ski myself but my wife and two teenagers do so but this means that I need a comfortable base for myself whilst th… More
30 Mar 2014
"Amazing girlfriend getaway!"
We stayed at Chalet Auriane as a bunch of girlfriends and we had the most memorable ski trip ever. We chose this chalet after reading the times newspaper review. Perfect choice. The slopes were almost… More
13 Mar 2014
"great chalet building , ski service needs improvement"
we stayed as a group of couples to ski for a week in march 2014. my first impression was of a lovely spacious chalet - modern, well decorated and clean with very good spa facilities , but we were s… More
At Chalet Auriane we pride ourselves on the very high quality of the chalet's ambiance and the food and wine we serve our guests and are pleased that we didn't let you down in this regard. We are sorry that you were misinformed by your agent that our chalet staff provide ski guiding and they have now updated their information. We have been very successful in putting clients in contact with excellent local guides and instructors and we are very sorry that you missed out on this.
11 Apr 2013
From the moment we walked through the front door and were greeted by Dawn and Hugo it was obvious that we were going to enjoy a fantastic week's skiing. The chalet was first class: stylish, spaci… More
8 Apr 2013
"True luxury experience in fantastic setting"
Arriving at Chalet Auriane is an experience in itself. You park in a nondescript garage, take a private funicular up a 1 in 2 slope to the front door, and enter a world inside of super luxury and sup… More
6 Apr 2013
"True Ski in Ski Out"
Usually when a residence is described as ski in -ski out it means that you still have to walk a few hundred yards, stumbling and sweating in ski boots carrying all the children's paraphernalia li… More
10 Jan 2013
"A beautiful and well appointed chalet, everything has been thought of"
This is a beautiful chalet in a great location. All the bedrooms are beautiful and the living spaces are fabulous. The jacuzzi and sauna areas are in immaculate condition and a pleasure to use. The staff were brilliant - they thought of everything and provided great healthy and varied meals for the children and sumptuous fare for the adults. The chalet is ski in ski out which makes everything really easy especially with a family. I wouldn't hesitate in recommending this to either a group of friends or a group of families.
9 Jan 2013
"An Excellent Luxury Chalet. Breath Taking Views"
Having stayed at this chalet a couple of years ago and having thoroughly enjoyed it we were apprehensive as to whether it would meet our expectations once again. Arriving nice and early in the morning we were welcomed with a refreshing cheery greeting from the new staff, who were only too happy to assist with anything to make us comfortable and offer advice about the area. From the onset we realised that this was once again going to be one of those holidays which we would remember for years to come. The rooms were more than comfortable and it was great that each had its own onsuite bathroom and a balcony with views over the valley. Also available for our use was a sauna and outdoor jacuzzi which proved a real blessing after a hard days skiing. The rooms were kept spotless for us every day and we seemed to have a never ending supply of complimentary toiletries. The food was prepared for us fresh each time and we had a great variety of meals which were of a standard many restaurants would be proud to serve.
The other real luxury we found was having our own lift directly up to the piste which meant we were on the slope within minutes of leaving the front door.
Once again we reluctantly left having had a great skiing break and looking forward to another return visit in the near future.
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