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Chalet de la Vanoise

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Excellent 5/5 Score from 13 reviews

Chalet | 7 bedrooms | sleeps 18

Key Info
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

Chalet de la Vanoise is a family-run, catered chalet which is open all year round. It is a wonderfully equipped chalet thoughtfully set out over 5 levels. There are 7 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms over 5 Suites named after their children. Each suite is en-suite. Every bathroom provides bathrobes, fluffy towels and complimentary toiletries. Every Suite has WIFI access, UK Sockets and Stereo/IPOD docking stations as well as lovely linen and furnishings. There is a well-stocked bilingual library, a spacious sauna with a hammam option and this can be followed by a power shower in our Disco Douche ! The playroom is fab and kids love it as it has WII, Xbox, TV with DVDs, games and colouring. Even a fancy dress box ! The spacious lounge/diner is a hit with the families as are our home-made high teas for children so the adults can relax with great food and wine while the little ones recharge their batteries. There is a surround-sound cinema system in the lounge. It really is in an ideal ski in location in the winter as it is only 150m from the start of 425 kms of piste and 10 mins from the village. The new SPA is only 5 mins away and is a relaxing après-ski activity if the local bar doesnt beckon. We have a private car park and offer a minibus for any tired legs. This really is an ideal base for families or groups looking for a homely catered winter holiday. The chalet is fully serviced by an experienced team and all extras are organised for you from the minute you book. Massages and childcare available in house - Ski fitting in house - Superb Venue in the summer for road/mountain biking activity holidays - even a trip to Italy on skis or by car is achievable within an hour.

Size Sleeps up to 18, 7 bedrooms
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 600 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Chambery 70 km, Nearest railway: Landry 7 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Sauna, Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property
Pool Shared outdoor pool (heated)
General Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Fax machine, Pool or snooker table, Table tennis, Games room, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 7 bedrooms, 11 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms, 4 En suites and 5 Shower rooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (16), Double beds (5), Cots (3), Dining seats for 16, Lounge seats for 16
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Shared outdoor pool (heated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available
Access Parking
Further details indoors

A homely, well furnished and superbly equipped chalet with lovely large balconies and stunning views from all bedrooms.

The ski room is huge which allows for the home fitting service of skis and boots so you can relax while your skis are being fitted. For self catering groups, the kitchen is really well equipped with a large oven and all Savoyard Cooking " tools " so guests can organise their own raclettes and fondue nights. For catered guests, we employ a professional chef.

English plugs in all the rooms mean no adaptors are necessary and IPOD docking stations in the bedrooms mean guests can also bring their own music. Hairdryers in all the bathrooms as well as fluffy bath robes, towels and complimentary toiletries.

The surround sound stereo system in the lounge means any films can be watched in atmosphere with a selection of films on offer. A wide selection of books are also available in our library. WIFI is available throughout the building. Satellite TV as well as Xbox are available in the lounge and playroom.

The sauna is spacious and has a steam option. Massages are available in house and it is only a 5 minute walk to the New Espace Paradisio Wellness Centre. This is a great venue for skiers and non skiers alike.

Further details outdoors

We have our own Private Car Park right outside the chalet for up to 6 cars. There is a Sledging area for children in the rear garden and we provide sledges.

A Large private terrace with seating and BBQ is available in the summer months. We also have a Table Tennis Table and a Children's Playroom with games and table football.

We are open all year round and being situated on part of the famous GR5 we are in a great location for walkers and mountain bikers.

We also now have a Spa / Wellness Centre called Espace Paradisio which is open all year for exercise classes and treatments. The area is ideal for Cyclists and we have secure storage for bikes. We have safes for valuables.

The Chalet has been accredited with 3 stars by Gites de France and has been recognised as a family and baby friendly venue.

Further details

The chalet is run as a family home with even Chickens in the garden to provide you with Fresh Eggs ! We are on hand to answer all guests enquiries but also get involved as little or as much as guests require.

We are trying to make the building into a more environmentally friendly building with a Thermo-dynamic heat exchange Pump to heat the hot water, recycling bins and new insulation measures being taken. We ask all guests to respect the environment.

There is no reason to use the car during your stay with us ! There is a complimentary navette linking the 2 villages and lots of delivery services to the front door. Our aim is simple - your holiday is supposed to be a holiday. The only decision you should have to make each day is whether to ski in Les Arcs by going across the world-famous Vanoise Express or shooting off right to test some of the pistes in La Plagne......

The Rhône-Alpes region

The combined La Plagne & Les Arcs ski area, now known as the world famous 'Paradiski', offers enormous opportunities for skiers of all abilities - a truly enormous winter playground.

Montchavin is ideal for everyone, from Beginners who want to learn in a calm village environment, through to off-piste addicts who want to surf or ski the couloirs of the North Face.

Chalet de la Vanoise is in the Tarentaise Valley with stunning views over Mont Blanc, and being only 30 mins drive from Italy, this is a superb base for setting out to explore the area and even pop over or cycle over to Italy for the day.


Montchavin is a traditional farming village that is inhabitated all year round. It was linked into the La Plagne ski area in the 70s. Due to the growing popularity of the ski industry over the last 40 years, the Vanoise Express Telecabine was built which puts the charming village of Montchavin right at the heart of the Paradiski area, linking the 2 areas of Les Arcs and La Plagne. A huge Winter playground.


In addition to skiing (downhill and cross country) there are lots of winter activities; raquetting, husky sledging, ice climbing, bob-sleigh running on the Olympic run at La Plagne, ice skating and para gliding.


Combined with the help of the ski lifts in the summer, mountain bikers and walkers can easily access altitude and view the scenery up to 3000 metres. The chalet is ideally placed for both Mountain bikers and road cyclists with some of the world famous cols included in the Tour de France only a few kilometers away. The chalet is well set up for Cyclists with a workshop and a secure lock up.

The area is rich in thermal spas and has a variety of venues offering therapeutic treatments all year round. Montchavin has a new Wellness Centre and swimming pool which is open all year round. There is also a full programme of children's activities each week throughout the winter and summer months.

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13 Jan 2015


"Perfection !!!"

The title says it all !!! We were a group of 7 lads and dads on a weeks skiing and boarding and had a fantastic time. Prior to getting there Lee's communication and knowledge were brilliant and s… More

7 Jan 2015


"Fantastic resort, helpful and friendly chalet - highly recommend."

We recently stayed with Kevin and Lee with our two daughters aged 15 and 13 years and our dog Benji. Our chef Hayden went out of his way to accommodate our eating habits. One daughter is vegetarian … More

26 Sep 2014



J'ai organisé un week-end avec des amis (14 adultes) pour mon 30ème anniversaire. Quelle belle surprise en arrivant ! C'est un chalet où il fait bon vivre, bien cosy, il y a tout pour se … More

15 Sep 2014


"perfect holiday oasis"

we joined up with friends as a party of 8. we had other family of 4 in the village.12 of at times sat outside as the sun set having conversation or eating.great place to cool off on very hot days.hav… More

6 Apr 2014


"Amazing place with off the planet food"

I stayed here for a week skiing with a mixed group of 10 of us. I drove there and parking at the chalet was no problem. The snow was not heavy this year and so it was not quite ski-in and ski-out, but… More

21 Feb 2014


"Très agréable!"

La chalet, en plus d'être magnifique offre un confort rare dans les locations de ski! Il se trouve à quelques pas des pistes et les propriétaires sont particulièrement accueillants. Ils font … More

4 Feb 2014


"Best ski holiday ever!"

This was our 11th ski holiday and we (me + husband & teenage son) all agreed this was the best ski holiday we had been on. We got the 'snow train' direct from St Pancras almost to resort - w… More

31 Jan 2014


"Fantastic place"

The staff and owners could not do enough to make sure we enjoyed the stay to the max. The accommodation is warm, welcoming and very comfortable. Sauna is spot on after a hard days skiing the incredibl… More

27 Oct 2013


"Perfectly located, awesome views."

Second time our family have stayed in this amazing chalet, we loved the location and chalet so much the first time round, that we stayed for two weeks this time. We went with friends this year and o… More

13 Apr 2013


"Fabulous Chalet"

This is really an excellent chalet - it's very spacious which makes a nice change compared with many ski chalets, beautifully designed and turned out, great big bedrooms, beautiful views, and rig… More

Review 1-10 of 13

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